Bird visitors in the snow
The prolonged cold weather must be having a crippling affect on our resident and winter migrant bird populations. To survive the cold temperatures all birds have to constantly find enough food which is very hard when the ground is frozen and covered in thick snow.
The food we put out for the birds can be a life saver in this weather. Assynt Field Club members have reported long tailed tits, goldfinches and even woodcock as well as all the normal birds coming into their garden looking for food.
This Redwing was in Roger Glover’s garden on 17th December 2010 eating the birdseed he had scattered on the snow.