Thanks for the CCs for the Xmas landscapes on the farm. Much appreciated.
Xmas day was freezing (v1)with a thick frost on all the plants. My cousin has some bird feeders outside the kitchen window which were dominated all day by a group of about fifty goldfinch and a few Greenfinch (v2 and v3)
Plenty of other visitors came to look for the pickings of fallen food below the feeders and I spent a couple of pleasant hours inside the house taking pictures through the double glazing - so apologies for the not quite sharp pics with a strange bokeh.
V4 to v10 were all visitors and I missed some too, including doves, pigeon and pheasant.
It is very hard for small birds to survive very severe weather and without feeders to provide energy requirements I am sure many would die. Each upload is labelled.
Hope you enjoy them as I did. A
Wildlife and nature
Christmas icecold birds fieldfare goldfinch
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