Busy garden during the cold weather

With the past few weeks of very cold weather the garden has become quite busy with animals looking for food and water.

Most birds and small mammals live very close to the edge during the winter months and a few days without food in very cold weather can mean the difference between life and death.

Even for large mammals it can become difficult to find food if the ground is frozen, covered with snow or their prey if less active.

These are just some of the visitors

Not in my garden but over the years I have been blogging I have heard from people about sightings of otters on my local patch so I was glad to see recent signs of them.

Now the weather has changed and become a bit warmer the birds are enjoying the birdbath again.

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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2 Responses to Busy garden during the cold weather

  1. Fun video clips of your visitors, Alex, and very neat to hear the fox lapping and the deer chewing.

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