We woke to a snowy blanket. The ducks were standing on the snow covered ice on the lake and took off en masse when I appeared. That is apart from one very smug looking female mallard and the white drake that I saw the other day. From now on he's Snowy. :) The four Canada geese that have returned to the lake also took to the air, which is unusual for them.
I braved the snowstorms and spindrift this afternoon at Lodge farm. A little meadow pipit landed on the track just in front of me looking very vulnerable. Kes was extra bold and perched on the gable of the farmhouse. I disturbed a small herd of fallow deer sheltering under the lee of a hedge. (Extras)
As I walked up to our back door a peewit (lapwing) took off with a distinctive cry from the lawn. It's the first time I have seen one in the garden since I moved here in 1970. This weather system has caused some strange animal behaviour. A flock of starlings caused a roadblock in Norfolk. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/flock-of-starlings-filmed-acting-unusual-in-west-norfolk-1-5414794