Weekend weather…

So, how was your weekend ?  Ours was interesting as you will see…

Firstly, I was going to post some of the following pictures last Friday, but didn’t quite get around to it.  As you will see we had a little bit of snow on Thursday/Friday – about 8″ or 20cm to be precise.  This did however mean that the birds flocked to our feeding station, where I spotted the following, without even leaving the chalet:  Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Ring Ousel, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Marsh or Willow Tits, Coal Tit, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Siskins and a Rock Bunting.

Secondly, if you read my post of yesterday, (note, which was only 2 days later), you will have seen that the snow had all gone.  This is what it looked like on my way to the Combat de Reines:

8 Yesterday

And then, of course, today, the 1st May, the snow is back again…

14 thoughts on “Weekend weather…

  1. Such a winter scene for spring, MIke! Great to see that you have food for your abundance of birds, and I love seeing what birds you have…quite different than ours. No matter what the season, you live in a gorgeous place.

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    • It certainly was – a white out, then blue skies and green and now white again… Crazy! But, you’re right, I had fun both spotting and then trying to identify some of the birds, not to mention trying to get a good picture. 🙂

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  2. great pictures as always Mikey, that’s some wild variation in weather conditions, wow! we actually saw some sun this weekend…of course, we were in Reno and running in sun and altitude…won’t spoil the surprise but i was really bloody glad i dropped to the half…cheers mate!

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      • hope the recovery is going well…i can’t honestly say i enjoyed the half at all..the course was scenic in places but i pretty much hated every mile and ran one of my worse ever halfs in terms of time – this sport certainly keeps us humble doesn’t it?!! still, nothing a couple hours at an excellent local brewery/restaurant for happy hour didn’t fix…cheers!

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        • It sure does. I’m glad you switched from the marathon then – THAT would have been a big disappointment after all that training. I’m sure it will work out better in the end. As for thse beers, every cloud… 🙂 Cheers!

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    • Yes, for a short while we had the only piece of green grass for miles around after I’d cleared away a patch of snow. So the ground feeders, like the Blackbird, Song Thrush and Ring Ousel were looking for whatever they could find. The feeder always attracts the rest. 🙂

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