When this winter freeze (we're experiencing in this part of the world) started more than two months ago, the garden was brimming with of all sorts of birds collecting food all day long. Now they've suffered the freeze so bad and for so long that it's eerie to find the seeds from yesterday still lying on the bird feeders. There's litterally that few birds around!
Yesterday there was a new heavy snowfall, so I put out one of the blackbirds favourite foods - apples. Sadly not a blackbird in sight, so this morning this sweetheart above was free to nibble the apples now covered by snow. No wonder the word on everyones lips these days is, when will this freeze let up?