Saturday, 15 December 2007

When the east wind doth blow....

The east wind is lazy - it doesn't bother to go around you, it goes straight through you. So says my dad, and being brought up on a North Yorkshire dales farm he should know. The birds also respect the wind, and few are to be seen at the moment. So no coherent action or thread this week, just a few unconnected images.
A flock of Common and Black-headed Gulls put up on Romney Marsh.

A young Mute Swan, laughing to think I might have hoped for a Whooper

Romney Marsh sheep

The damned-elusive...

An infrequent visitor to the feeders, a Coal Tit

And a Greenfinch, a frequent visitor

Anybody could have predicted that this style-before-substance feeder wouldn't last long, and so it proved.

PS the met office forecast for next week includes: a change to more unsettled, milder conditions should spread eastwards from about the 24th, perhaps preceded by snow initially.


Tony Morris said...

There's not much "mild" in the weather today Steve, I need o get back to Brisbane!

Steve of Kingsdown said...

That's right Tony, it must be a shock for you. Looks like the westerlies are coming back on Saturday, with no snow and a mild dull Christmas - yuk.