Foot prints in the snow..


We had a little snow...
Well at  7.30 this morning it was a blizzard and the road looked like a ice ring, now the sun is melting it away but it's still bright and fresh.



the garden was covered in foot prints from the birds using the feeders..

Garden

My bird count has not been going to well due to the weather, it's not that I have not seen the birds but I was hoping to get a photo of each one rather than give you a long list.
I was going to save the garden bird till the end of the month when the Big garden bird watch was on, but my Robin looked so cute in the snow this morning I just had to take his photo..


The Blackbird is number 9 on my list but I have had this female in the garden feeding all morning.




so it was of to the  park to see what other snowy photos I could take.


Catkins on the Alder tree


I got a bit lost in looking at all the shoe and boot patterns people had left behind..
and how the colour of the snow changed with the light..





On Saturday when it was quite mild I came across a Hedgehog rooting about in the leaf litter at the wood, so I hope it went back to bed with the cold weather here. It should not of been out at all at this time and not in the day....it did look very healthy though.
Not a great shot as it was bad light in the wood. The Squirrel  is my second mammal of the year, I think they are more of them at the park now than ever before.

  


I will leave you with another shot of my Robin...


HAPPY HUNTING

AMANDA XXX

Comments

  1. Beautiful images of the Robin Amanda....really close up and personal.

    Poor hedgehog. I do so hate to see them out in the day, not a good sign.
    I find that if they are unwell they usually stumble around rather than run. Lets hope he went back to bed to sleep off the rest of the winter.

    I love your snow prints.....fascinating, got quite involved with them :)

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    1. Thanks Cherl, the Robin will come and say hello if I go in the garden and I often have a chat, usually to tell him to leave the poor Dunnock alone as there is enough food to go round. Hog looked well and I think he had just come out for a snack.
      Amanda xx

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    2. Sorry spelt your name wrong Cheryl, I'm on the IPad and it tends to spell things how it feels :)
      Amanda xx

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  2. Glorious pictures, I am always in awe of how beautiful your photography is. The hoggy was probably out because it's been so mild. Hopefully he topped up and went back to bed. I think lots of hibernating animals do this when the weather is warm, we just don't often see them xx

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    1. Thanks CT for your lovely comment, I think we know little about mammal in winter, it was really mild on Saturday so not surprised it came out to feed. I was hoping to get some more animal foot prints but as the sun was shining it was melting fast, in the sun it was still very cold...
      Amanda xx

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  3. Still no snow here - I'm so envious! Loved all your snow track photos but my favourite is the catkins - spring is on its way! x

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    1. Thanks Julie, not much fun driving in it first thing this morning but it does brighten every thing up, better than a dull damp day. Bought my self some wellies so able to get round the park better, was surprised to see how far on the Catkin was though....roll on spring.
      Amanda xx

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  4. Oh great photos of the wildlife, and I'm quite amazed by those catkins out already. I particularly like the collages of the footprints in the snow - very arty! Keep those hands warm. :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy I was quite fascinated by all the prints in the snow, the catkins look like they have been out for a while on this stretch of trees, I think they get the sun for longer throughout the day than another stretch of Alder trees further in the park. warmed my gloves up before I went out but it was cold...
      Amanda xx

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  5. Wow amazing images here Amanda! I particularly love the robin with its beautiful red breast and what a great idea to capture all those footprints! I hope you are keeping safe and warm - have you heard that some parts of the country are getting 'thunder snow'!! Take care. xx

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  6. Thanks Chel, the sun melted the foot prints away, so I was glad I captured them before they disappeared, I love patterns and texture especially in the natural world. Very cold to day and now the winds are back not much fun....
    Amanda xx

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  7. Since I spotted the woodpecker in our garden the other week, I have hardly seen any birds in the garden, so it was lovely to see your footprints and robin and so on! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, we have GS woodpeckers at the park no green, would love to see one in the garden . Had the jays passing through and we have three red kites most days over head.
      Amanda xx

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  8. A great set of images Amanda. Very artistic images in the snow.
    Yes Catkins are about, I have seen Hazel ones already.

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    1. Thanks Roy, will have a good look at the trees at the end of this month.
      Amanda xx

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  9. Great photos. I love the footprint patterns in the snow and the wildlife, especially the robin - he's always my favourite. :-)

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    1. Thanks Deb, the Robin brightens my day as he will rush over when I come to fill the bird feeders up..
      Amanda xx

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  10. Your robins are so cute! I really enjoyed your snow and ice photos--just enough winter to brighten things up. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Plant P, it was nice to get out with out that wind blowing..cold though.
      Amanda xx

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  11. Lovely snow pictures and great robin photos :) Not much snow here yet - we did have some one evening but it had thawed by the following morning! Very cold here at the moment though! Despite the cold weather we aren't getting many birds at the feeders at the moment :(

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    1. Thanks RR, bird feeder doing ok, mainly Sparrows and Starlings although the Goldfinch did pop in the other day. Still plenty of berries out on some trees. Think this cold snap will bring them in.
      Amanda xx

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  12. Estupendas fotos. Me gusta el blog.
    Acabo de hacerme seguidora tuya y me quedo por aqui, si te viene de gusto te pasas por mi blog.
    Saludos.

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    1. Thank you, hope you get chance to pop back again...
      Amanda xx

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