This was the nearest I came to catching the blackbird in the act of eating the apple when our first snow had thawed and the second lot hadn't yet arrived -
But I did get a better shot of him sitting on the wall in the sunshine, wondering where to fly off to next -
You can just make out his one light grey feather but I'm sure the one that ate my apples last year had his white feather on the other side! Maybe a lot of blackbirds have a white feather? I don't know - I'm no bird expert!
I haven't seen much of the blue tits lately and when they do visit my garden, they seem to stay very high up in the fruit trees, in spite of my net of seeds that I've hung from the lower branches. They seem to be more interested in pecking at the branches than my specially bought birdseed!
As you can see, the snow is back with us and causing its usual havoc on the roads.
It's even managed to turn Zeus's hair white overnight!
Maybe he's worrying about how everyone is going to manage at Christmas if our roads, railways and airports are still affected by the white stuff! I'm really lucky in that I spend Christmas at home and the shops are close enough to walk to, even in pretty awful weather conditions.
But if you do have to travel in this unusually inclement weather, I wish you all a safe and comfortable journey!