Today is the start of Meteorological Spring…. so of course we have some perfectly spring-like weather here today. Yes, that’s right, it was snowing most of the day!
The strong winds blew the snow off the road at this point, even creating a mini snow drift on the junction.
Ignore the reflection of the street light (I wasn’t going to open the window to take the photo without looking through the glass!), but this was the snow this evening.
The birds have been flocking to the feeders, so hopefully they are tucked up somewhere warm and dry for the night!
This time of year can usually bring a picturesque sky in the morning, and today was no exception. The misty hills added just the right feel, with the glow to the sky.
It’s been a few years since we had some decent snow to try taking photos of, so I couldn’t resist trying out some photos today.
I did attempt to focus the camera on the snow itself – that was a lot more challenging than I’d anticipated!
In the end I went for a general view, with plenty of snow falling across it. It makes you feel chilly just looking at it!
This particular location can be quite reliable for a decent sunset, and today was no exception….
Normally you’d expect to see blackbirds eating the berries, but this morning there were two pigeons tucking in! The berries must be a great delicacy though, as the branches aren’t really that easy for such a large bird to sit on and they looked somewhat uncomfortable.
Obviously that particular branch was now cleared of berries, as he launched himself onto the next branch across.
Then instead of sitting lower down where the berries were easier to reach, he headed straight for the very top, swaying about in the breeze.
This particular location tends to be a good place to spot some fantastic sunsets. There were no real reddy hues, but the sunset was a bright yellowy gold instead.
I could hear the crows flying over, and had a feeling they were heading to their favourite trees. Most of them were already perched on a branch when I got there, but suddenly they all started cawing and took off, apparently bickering over which crow got to perch on which branch!
I hadn’t heard the Buzzards for a while, so when I heard one calling, I grabbed my camera to see if I could spot it.
I wasn’t too sure if the crow was chasing the Buzzard, or if the Buzzard was trying to chase the crow, but after they disappeared from view, three Buzzards started circling, as if the first one had brought in reinforcements!
Most of the Buzzards I’ve seen look the same colouring, but one of these three looked paler than the others….
Unfortunately that one didn’t want to co-operate and fly any closer so I could get a clearer photo!
I don’t think you could miss the crows as they fly over – this one seemed intent on making as much noise as possible, before it landed in a nearby tree.
Who needs a tree branch to perch on, when there’s a ‘house sold’ sign in just the right location?