Sleet? snow? biting wind? Plummeting temperatures and dark, dark dark - I didn't fancy a wander in the wilds today, which is just as well, because 5 Bramblings turned up at Dempsey Towers to stuff their faces with sunflower hearts.
We do get Bramblings here in the garden each year - usually one or two though, and never before February, so the arrival of these critters was neat, although probably a sign that they're travelling ahead of some mean, mean weather.
True, digiscoping through a window makes for considerably ropier images, but you stay a lot more comfortable, and the coffee is better indoors.
Plenty of the more regular finches, Song Thrush, titmice and the rest of the usual suspects dropping in too...time to get more seed in.
Having a bath in the brutal windchill was ill-advised even by Starling standards - I expect to find this one frozen to a branch tomorrow.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...