Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Monday replaced Sunday as the coldest day of winter so far with an average daily temperature of 1.4°C. It wasn't particularly cold overnight it just remained cold all day with little variation in the temperature.
The forecast for Monday had been for a cold but sunny day and we’d decided on a visit to RSPB Old Moor. As it turned out it wasn't sunny, anything but, it was a cold grey day but we decided to visit anyhow. The plan was to have lunch at Old Moor and a walk around the reserve if the weather wasn't too bad in the afternoon.
As you can see despite the fact that the weather didn't improve we decided on a walk. The smaller lakes remained covered by thin ice into the afternoon. The ducks, geese and waders seemed to have found better places to be on a cold, dull, Monday afternoon but the garden hide and tree sparrow farm had plenty of action to make up for the lack of birds elsewhere.
At home we often see a wren flitting about in the garden but I haven’t managed to get a decent photo as it moves along the fence and into the shrubs almost like a mouse might move but impossible to follow with a camera let alone get it in focus as it occasionally rests for a few milliseconds.
At Old Moor this little wren kept still long enough for me to get the camera trained and focused. There were another couple of firsts too but I've still to finish sorting out my photos.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:26