Snowing today. The first of the winter. Last night there was a lot of sleet and hail leaving about 1 cm of wet snow over our cars this morning but now, there is some proper large flakes falling. It doesn't seem cold enough for it to lie properly just yet.
Peggy's lunchtime walk today was a slushy wet affair brightened up by the presence of 3 Waxwings in the usual pink rowan tree along the roadside. When silent these birds can be surprisingly hard to detect and these three were hunkered down out of the snow in the tree. I was just taking a few photos when a female Sparrowhawk came out of nowhere, flushing the birds out of sight. Luckily for them, none were taken. Its good to get some Waxwings without a togger in sight! Apart from me that is...
Yesterday, as I walked down the pond field track, a very late ( for Northumberland) Buff tailed Bumble bee flew past and dropped into the pond edge reeds. It seemed ok, but I hope it manages to find a spot to hibernate in.
|A very late Buff tailed Bumblebee on the wing.|
|Roe Doe watching from the wet wood.|
|Waxwings still around the patch.|