Whilst we have been imprisoned by the snow my Mum has made sure that our avian friends have not been forgotten! To be fair there had been a lot of traffic around the garden - so it would be hard to ignore the birds!
The photo on the left was taken around 11am - after we'd already cleared the patio once!
The doves like to think they rule the roost - but in a fine example of bird brains they keep forgetting how to get into the bird table! Or anywhere if it comes to that. This is half of two couples which seem to live near the garden.
Next we have the sparrows... there are massive clan which seem to spend equal time sitting in trees and bushes chattering away, chasing each other or cramming in as much food as they can, from wherever they can!
Last but not least the starlings, or the 'bovver boys' as they are known here. They descend and carry out little experiments such as how many can fit inside the bird table (over half a dozen)
Delightfully this photo was taken about twenty minutes ago and there does seem to be an infinitesimal thaw beginning.