Yep and lots of it one thing that is sure to get my spirits down is the white stuff and with the car in dock, brakes being fixed and with Britain in the grasp of zub zero temps down to minus 15 around Yorkshire, Nature Reserves shut due to dangerous conditions, there was only one thing to do to get the spirits on the way back up and that was a bit of birding.
I planned my walk from work to home and I was soon into the birds as I started around the work patch Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, House Sparrows and Nuthatch. Up to Jumble Wood passing many garden feeders on the way and seeing the usual garden birds Great Tit, Blue Tit and Robins (and getting the odd looks from people as I stood around with a pair of binoculars, be careful how you use them if your out and about away from reverse) at the wood Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and lots of Long Tailed Tits. On then to Thurgory Lane, this would normally be green fields but today nothing but white stuff and then more Long Tailed Tits this time flitting from hedgerow to hedgerow around my head, my spirits were lifting. My final area was around the cemetry again more Long Tailed Tits and another Nuthatch this one was being very vocal and showing off quiet a bit, stonking views of a female Kestrel atop a popular tree eyeing up the small birds looking for tea I believe.
A final flurry near home getting great views of ♂ and ♀ Bullfinch, along with Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Dunnock, Goldfinch and Greenfinch.
The walk was over 27 species seen 16 of these added to the year tally, spirits lifted mission accomplished, and heres a couple of snow scenes first and last ones so enjoy