Thursday, 7 January 2010

Crunchy Crunchy!

Last night the temperature dropped to minus 8.8C and another day below freezing is forecast. In compensation we have a chocolate box blue sky and sunshine. I took a walk in the fields listening to the sound of the snow crunching beneath my (large) feet - I love that sound! My second best sound is of horses contentedly munching hay!

We have introduced a bird ground feeder tray and the blackbirds love it! Today it is filled with the remains of the apple crumble we shared with our neighbours yesterday.

These two photos are taken through the kitchen window so are not the best!


mountainear said...

Very cold and very pretty but I'm still doing my birdwatching from behind glass.

Our birds have a bit of ancient meringue - but it doesn't seem as popular as your apple crumble!

Millennium Housewife said...

I always think of my grandad when I see a blackbird. He raised one from a chick once, snuggled under the headgerow underneath the nest he fell out of. it returned every year after that for ages, or so he said. It may have been a different one each year, but still it gave him a lot of pleasure.

Mickle in NZ said...

Lucky blackbirds - I love apple crumble!

Hope you are both keeping warm and cosy in that doozie of a cold snap.

cheshire wife said...

There would never be any apple crumble left for the birds in this house!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Lovely blackbird photo ! Apple Crumble does sound tastier than fat balls .He'll be back year after year too .