Monday, 6 December 2010

A Balmy Minus Eight with Freezing Fog!

It was bl**dy cold and bl**dy foggy when I went to Rawcliffe Moss this morning to feed. For those of you in colder parts of the world you probably think me a whimp to moan about it being minus 8, but to me it was cold.
Everything was covered in a hoar frost this morning as I drove onto the moss and it was pointless having a walk round because I couldn't see much due to the fog.

Down at the feeding station 3 Yellowhammers, 106 Tree Sparrows and 15 Chaffinch fed. In addition to this it was pleasing to note that 2 Bramblings were also coming down for the seed. Hopefully their numbers will build up a little.

Walking back up the track I had 8 Blackbirds and a Kestrel. I have posted a few pictures below of the frosty scene.


Ghost of Stringer said...

A couple of days ago I was late for work, I got out of the shower and dashed straight to the car.

In the 20 seconds or so it took me to walk from the front door to the car, my hair (which was still wet) was frozen solid ! It was very strange, like cardboard or straw or something !

I turned the key in the car and the dash told me it was minus 13 degrees C..... FFS !

Fleetwood Birder said...


I had a similar experience in Canada one winter. I walked from my then girlfriends room in Guelph University, Ontario to the local shopping centre and my beard froze solid! Mind you in Canada in February you would expect that, but not in England in December!

Birdringal-andalus said...

Seummus Dear Friend, I have not been written before on your blog because I had problems, now I do it gladly.
High temperatures that are not from here ...
I send a big hug and congratulate you on your blog.
Sincerely Fernando Gavilan.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Thank you Fernando. It's forecast to warm up here for a few days and then go cold again on Sunday!