The lawn was white-over with frost this morning, apart from a narrow strip next to the hedge.. Birdbath was frozen solid so I sorted that out while filling the feeders & sprinkling extra sunflower hearts down the frost-free strip of lawn. The double glazing stops the focus being pin-sharp, but it was way too cold to have the window open.
Squirrel was first there. The 'ice pizza' came out of the bird-bath. I have a circular plastic tray which just fits inside the birdbath which I use as a liner. I lift it off, turn it over & the ice pops out in one. Far easier than trying to get it out of the stonework.
The blackbirds normally feed on what the goldfinches drop of the feeders, but in their absence I put some seed on the lawn, near the fence. Didn't take long for the blackbirds to spot it.
Even the magpies came down for the seed. Here is one on next door's orangery, checking the coast is clear before dropping onto the lawn.
The feeder was busy. With the goldfinches noticeable by their absence, other birds were taking advantage.
A pair of blue-t1ts, and a great t1t
and last but not least, our resident robin