Snowy local patch

Since I’ve been blogging about my local patch, I can’t remember a day when it has snowed so much.

Everything looks so different with a covering of white, familiar paths disappear, the trees hang to the ground with the weight of the snow, and through the silence, every so often, a loud crack can be heard as the weight becomes too much and a branch snaps and falls.

Through the haze created by the falling snowflakes, three roe deer are lying, waiting for the weather to pass. When they spot me, they stand up, shake off their layer of white and head towards the woods.

Under the shadow of the huge oak trees gather flocks of Redwings, Fieldfares and Blackbirds, turning over the leaf litter looking for food.

Heading back to the house the air is filled with the sound of Long tailed tits, their high pitched twittering following me all the way back to the garden.


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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4 Responses to Snowy local patch

  1. Missed this in December. Great post and fantastic captures. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ramblingratz says:

    Beautiful, especially the photo of the blackbird with the berry.

    Liked by 1 person

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