It's midnight and the fireworks are about to start.
I just got these on video before the camera battery went. This was a
really big one in a garden nearby, so much better pictures than in
Frosty weather has started, with a thin covering on the birdbath and
pond. This is our regular white wing pigeon. He is very well behaved and
polite, no flocks of friends accompanying him, so he gets special
Our regular robin outside the kitchen window. Sitting up here is
territorial, but when he is waiting for food he sits inside the shrub a
little further down, but still level with the window.
Chilly weather means its time to open one of the Christmas choc boxes.
Dino's favourite had to be the orange one but that wasn't the only one
A lovely sunset, before the colder weather comes tomorrow.
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As forecast, heavy snow began falling in the evening. Here is the pond
netting sagging under the snow.
The snow soon fell from the pond nets. The fish stay down the bottom when it is
Under the hedges is clear so the birds can find their pellets. This is a female
blackbird, a sparrow and some wood pigeons.
A great day out on the trains. We went to another area of London to look
round the shops. The trains are the best part though, especially when
they are bright red.
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We walked past the church yard on the way to the park. I thought this
white and grey blob was a big goose sitting there, but it is the dirty
remains of a snowball from a few days ago.
The swans are snow white, and quiet. This ornamental goose was up in one
of the big trees and making quite a racket.
We went on to Danson Park. It looks like countryside in this picture.
There is a lake in the distance.
We fed the crows, who always notice when someone throws something, even
if they are a long way away or high up in the trees. They like to stand
around on these rocks until the bread lands near to them.
Time for some more of the Christmas chocolates, these look like pound coins.
When I get up I peep round the curtains to see what the sky is doing.
Another frosty night, but the sun soon made it disappear. The pyracantha berries
are disappearing, some bunches are now just stalks, and the lower bunches are
beginning to go. It is mostly the blackbirds eating them.
An even colder night. The ice pieces are beginning to build up where we
clear the birdbath every morning. The two clear circles in the pond are
where the streams of bubbles come up from the green aerator tubes.
This magpie didn't fly away until we were almost up to him. I think he
knew we wanted a photo.
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