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.
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.