The joy of cold snaps in the winter is that they bring birds into the garden and therefore time to mobilise the hide. This involves going upstairs and opening the bedroom window that overlooks the apple tree. The tree has been pruned just recently, which is useful because it provides plenty of perches for birds as they make their way onto the feeders. The first bird along was a Goldfinch, now our commonest garden bird. What happened to all the House Sparrows and Starlings?
But the best was happening on the other side of the garden where a Fieldfare had arrived to feed on the apples on the tree next door. This wasn't quite in the plan but by hanging out of the window I was able to get some shots.