Thursday 7 January 2010

Bird on a Wire

Buzzard in the snowThe temperature dropped to
-11 degrees C (12 F) last night, so the snow is not going to disappear quickly.

I was watching a buzzard (Buteo buteo) this morning. He was sitting on the electricity cable that feeds power to our house. Not a very good photo, but he flew off when I tried to get closer.

The wildlife is finding it difficult in the snow. There were lots of animal tracks leading to sheltered spots underneath the shrubs in the flower beds next to the house. This weather cannot be easy for them.

Glorious blue skies and sunshine today, but it did little to melt the snow.

1 comment:

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Oh dear! That IS cold for your neck of the woods! We are used to those temperatures here in New York State but it must be very stressful for people, birds and animals alike there!