Today is a thoroughly miserable day. We have a thin covering of snow and we awoke to thick fog. The fog has cleared and at present it is not freezing, but the snow is still lying, it is cloudy and it is cold. A proper January day I would say.
Everything (including humans!) needs to eat more to keep warm on days like this. Our bird table has been replenished twice and the blackbirds have come in with a vengeance. The robin guards his mealworms
with his life - until the blackbird appears - and, as usual, the larger the bird the better as far as food is concerned - and the blackbird gave the robin very short shrift and finished the meal worms off in no time at all, just shovelling them down.
Horsey people are on the look out for hay and friends with horses have been round this morning for twenty bales and will be back tomorrow for another twenty. I took a photograph of them backing the trailer into the hay shed. No way was I going out in the cold to take a better shot.