Things are starting to happen

We still have a lot of snow (about 1 metre deep) but as the days get longer and warmer, it gradually melts.  We have been out enjoying the sunshine and the mince beef sausage which is now dry and ready to eat

dried mincebeef sausageBirds such as Whooper Swan, Greenfinch, Snow Bunting and Chaffinch are returning and just now we have an unusual visitor to the garden, a Siberian Nutcracker.

siberian nutcracker-1 siberian nutcracker-2We had one in 2010 that spent the winter here, but they do not breed here.

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