First snow in November…
November 27, 2010 by squirrelbasket
Snow on Liquidambar tree - November 27, 2010
It is only late November but Britain is having its first snows of the winter. I wasn’t expecting any in Cardiff as it’s a bit unusual in this warm city.
But yesterday afternoon the large flakes began to fall and we had a light covering of snow by nightfall. Some of it turned to slush, then froze overnight, but this morning bright sun and a brisk easterly breeze have shaken off and melted most of it.
Still, I couldn’t resist taking some pictures while it lasted.
As well as the birds pictured here, we also had dunnocks and great tits around the bird table but I couldn’t quite capture them through the steamy kitchen window.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) dominating the bird table on a snowy day - November 27, 2010
Hydrangea in snow - November 27, 2010
Blackbird (Turdus merula) in snow - November 27, 2010
Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) in snow - November 27, 2010
Coal tit (Parus ater britannicus) in snow - November 27, 2010
Snow on Mahonia - November 27, 2010
Magpie (Pica pica) in snow, November 27, 2010
Roses in snow - November 27, 2010
Snow on ash branches - two collared doves (Streptopelia decaocto) to the right - November 27, 2010
Icy clear plastic deer on the window ledge, steamed-up window beyond...