Wednesday, 20 November 2013

RSPB Old Moor on a Cold Sunny Day

After the big lead up Tuesday did turn out to be our coldest day of the month with an average temperature of 2.2°C. With a night-time temperature of -0.8°C it’s the first time our thermometer had fallen below zero this autumn.
We decided to make the most of the sunshine and visit RSPB Old Moor. The temperature was only just above freezing but we decided to wrap up warm and with a bit of luck we should get some pretty stunning bird shots on such a sunny day. Only problem was the birds didn’t play ball and not one single bird came within reasonable camera range all afternoon.

The clear blue sky made for some superb shots despite the lack of birds. Sue took to taking some scenic shots to make up for not having any bird pictures to capture. Even though we are so far into November some trees are holding on to their autumn colours amazingly well. This old oak tree still has plenty of leaves.
Although there was plenty of sunshine in the shady parts of the path the grass were still white over with frost in the middle of the afternoon. 
So for us the cold snap was just that a very brief day long spell of cold weather towards the end of November. 

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Nice Autumn shots.

  2. Lovely photos, hopefully more birds next time!

    1. The spicy tomato pasta for lunch in their cafe helped make up for the missing wildlife.


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