Snow longer

It didn’t last long, but was lovely while it lasted!

Ivy Lake - the northern end of the lake is now iced over

Ivy Lake – the northern end of the lake is now iced over

A wintery alder carr

A wintery alder carr

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Hungry birds making the most of the bird feeders at the Woodland Hide.

Hungry birds making the most of the bird feeders at the Woodland Hide.

Siskin and redpoll are still few and far between on the feeders, but at least one redpoll is now visiting regularly.

Siskin and redpoll are still few and far between on the feeders, but at least one redpoll is now visiting regularly.

A montage of snowy pictures wouldn't be complete without a robin!

A montage of snowy pictures wouldn’t be complete without a robin!

Wildfowl concentrated on the ice free parts of the lake - furthest from any of the hides unfortunately.

Wildfowl concentrated on the ice free parts of the lake – furthest from any of the hides unfortunately.

First job after/while opening the hides was to brush clear the bridges, board walks and hide access ramps before the snow was compacted and slippery to walk on.

First job after/while opening the hides was to brush clear the bridges, board walks and hide access ramps before the snow was compacted and slippery to walk on.

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