Sunday, November 23, 2008

It was the final Scrag Copse woodland bird's workshop today for the year and what a bitterly cold one it was too! It started at around minus 1 and snow but deteriorated into sleet and then pouring rain. It did not look good. However, a sudden break resulted in spectacular light for more or less the rest of the day. It was that low slanting sunlight that just pushes under snow laden clouds that has a certain special quality. With the light came the birds too; all species performed well and we even had a redpol come to feed on the ground just in front of the hide, which is a welcome first. So, despite the day it was a successful one and I'm a little sad that there are no more workshops until 2009, however, there are many other jobs to be done before the spring.

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