What fantastic weather today! Blue skies, -9C and no wind. Just a shame that there wasn’t much on the bird front to enjoy: I had a plan on getting up close and personal with Hawkie and watch and document hunting but Hawkie had no wish to get all cosy with me and kept a good distance from me with a deep ditch in between us. I went searching for new and more cooperative individuals but found none although a total of three Great Grey Shrikes was some kind of result.
The weather has put an end to the duck fest (everything is relative) with the lake going from 10% frozen yesterday to 99% frozen today. The tiny area of open water still held a single Goldeneye and two Cormorants but they will be pushed out by the end of the day.
My pictures show how blue the sky was a little else....
|Blue sky 1|
|Blue sky 2|
|Blue sky 3|
|a far from cooperative Hawkiw|
|Roe Deer. I don't think I have ever seen more than 5 individuals together|