A snowy day at 'The Drome'.

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Weasel in John and Julie's garden
My son Thomas and myself had promised ourselves a session down at the feeding station so I was up early at 6.30 to be greeted by sleety rain. In disgust I made everyone a cup of tea and retreated back to bed. Suddenly at 7.30 I realised that the sky had cleared so it was all systems go. Breakfast was quickly prepared and eaten and Thomas and I had called in to John at the office for the keys and we were soon established in the hide. It was now a crisp, clear morning with patches of snow and ice still in the plantation. Although Tom had visited the feeding station before it was the first lengthy session he had had in the hide. Of couse the new wooden hide is 'TomBet' house the children's old play house so it was especially nostalgic for him. Thomas was really interested and excited at being so close to the birds although they are all common species. Like me he finds it a privilege! The highlight of the morning was seeing a weasel which spent some time in front of us. Unfortunately it moved much too quickly to get pictures.