Well March certainly came in like a lion here in the Yorkshire Dales yesterday (in like a lion, out like a lamb). By afternoon there was a gale and it was snowing heavily. This morning there is an inch of snow lying on the fields, ten hen pheasants and four cock pheasants feeding at the bird feeders, a gale blowing and no sign of a let-up. As I write it is snowing heavily. The good news is that it is set to become much warmer by the week-end - can't come soon enough. Tomorrow the farmer and I have to see his consultant at the James Cook Memorial Hospital at 9.30am - which means leaving here by 7.30am, so we are hoping for a better morning.
Spot the hen pheasant mid right hiding behind a bit of shrub.