Well, far from winter abating it is still here with a vengeance. Snow has been building outside since the icy rain has departed. The forecast for the next four days is more of the same. As a result I have not been able to get to my feeding station. Fortunately I have kindly people to assist with the feeding.
We have been walking from home more than usual. Snow is much easier to walk on than ice. Of course the snow will likely turn to ice before it departs.
We found a Mandarin, a rare duck locally on a pond within town but we can see that wildlife is struggling as the snow takes hold. Today we found Blackbirds "enjoying" the conditions.