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Mick Tarts Year

1/1/11 - Winter

The snow has been here for more than a week now which is most unusual, it has been so cold that the ice has compacted and can be hazardous for walkers and vehicles.

The bad weather has its compensations though, in that the bird life has been spectacular, the geese, Greylag and Barnacle are here in larger numbers than usual, they are having trouble finding enough to feed on as the snow has covered the fields, they seem to spend the nights down on the shore, we can hear them quite clearly even in the cottage. Also we saw three Lapwings just yesterday which have not been seen here for some years. The snipe are about as well.

The usual garden birds come every morning to be fed, we put fat balls out as well for the Tit family but the black birds have learnt to fly up and knock them to get some on the floor.

We watched the eclipse on the longest day in the western sky, it was lovely, and ended in a big red ball in the sky gradually dipping behind the hills.

It is now a month later and the snow is well away here on Gigha, it is still cold but is expected at this time of year. We have been round to Glasgow and there is still snow piled up on the roadsides and on the paths.



 

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