|Male Adult Blackbird|
|Greater Spotted Woodpecker Photographed Last Year|
Fishing has been fairly good too. I ignored the frozen stillwaters and went after the grayling again. 4 on Wednesday, couple over a pound, but no record breakers. Out of season trout were busy too. A little worried about whether I could get the car back up the narrow snow covered road, but by careful use of gears speed and clutch, all went well. Damned cold day, with light snow the whole time. The wind was not too bad, but added 5 or 6 degrees of windchill. Two woolly hats proved inadequate so I fashioned a stylish over-hat from a Tesco plastic bag.
1) Pull bag over head.
2) Tie the handles in a knot under the chin.
3) poke a hole in the front so you can see out.
4) Adjust to suit.
I hasten to add that the third stage of the hat creation process should be accomplished fairly quickly. Failure to do so will result in you seeing very little. The plastic kept the wind off me very well and I may re-use the process on other cold days.