It is the final shot in a progression that I have uploaded over the last 10 months. This is the point where you start to worry about being pecked - OK not too much as the bird looks closer than it actually is when you view through a 300mm. However, when the person the bird likes to head for generally decides to move behind you at this stage you soon learn that now is a good time to move out of the way!
A truly superb photographic experience and if I was never able to repeat it, I would still remember that call and rush of adrenaline as it approached. The snow was just a bonus.
May find one more image to upload before the end of 2010. It has been suggested that it should be a red squirrel - hmm, you never know