Friday, 2 January 2009
Just one picture from yesterday's brief walk. Following a couple of nights of freezing temperatures, the Manor Floods were almost entirely covered with ice. The ducks, swans, moorhens, grebes, gulls and coots seemed to be having a tricky time and any thoughts of 'personal space' had gone out of the window as they all had to get on with each other and make the most of a small area of lake which had remained unfrozen. Strange how birds who spend most of the year squabbling and fighting over the smallest morsel of food, seem to lose all of their animosity when needs must. I hope you can see from this picture just how cramped the free area of water was. If only people got on together so well!