Sunday 30 December 2018

A Manic Feeding Time

So, I've had a much lazier day today and only did 10km on the bike, via the park for a cup of tea, and then a loaf about at no great pace to see what was about on the ground.

I was looking primarily for any aconite in bloom in their usual spots. There wasn't, but I did see a stupidly early white crocus out in  the cemetery. The snowdrops are becoming more numerous, lots of little spears about as well as the flowering plants.

Around the lake, children were feeding the birds, leading to a frenzy of all the yarking wannabe Keehars amongst the local gull community. No doubt the giant carp would be enjoying the leftovers.

No exotics - I say exotics but they are only that by town standards - goosander today, and no little egrets, a feature of last winter, yet.

I wonder if they will grace us with their snow  white presence this winter?


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 30.12.18


  1. NE Scotland we had a Bewick Swan at our local bird reserve, Strathbeg so great excitement. We have thousands of pink footed geese and Whooper swans and there are little egrets around.

  2. I am so envious of those snowdrops Si. Mine in the garden are just breaking through the soil. Happy New Year to you.

  3. Thank you so much all, I will see you again in 2019...