The next day was still very cold and it was clear the conditions were harsher than we, with our wood burners and hot water bottles, could truly appreciate. Thousands of Redwings, Fieldfares, Lapwings and Golden Plovers passed over trying to escape the frozen conditions. At around midday it started snowing harder and kept it up into the evening. The entire island was covered in snow and in places the snow drifts were knee deep. This may not be unusual in Russia but it is here. I took my camera out and although the lens kept getting wet and the light was bad I tried to capture as much of the spectacle as possible. To hear more about how the birds fared simply check out the Recent Sightings tab at the top of this page.
|It came in through our doors and windows|
|Bee wearing many layers of clothing|
|Bee and Sarah|
|Now snowing hard|
Ed, Bee and Sarah