Waking up to a white winter scene, yes winter has finally arrived in my part of the UK too. While everybody has been suffering from all the snow and ice around the UK, I was lucky enough to escape most of it. Winter weather can bring a lot of bad things, getting stuck in traffic, flights cancelled etc. But gladly it brings a lot of beauty as well. Snow covered hills, frozen lakes and I love the sound of fresh snow underneath my boots.
So after I woke up a little. I went out into my garden where I found this little Robin enjoying the snow and its breakfast. I sat down with my coffee and watched it happily hopping around. Like many people I think Robins are quite cute and they look beautiful in the snow. But, as with the winter weather, this beauty has a dark side too… They are one of the tamest bird species in Britain but are also known for viciously protecting their territory. Males will fight fiercely with one another to defend their territories, sometimes to the death. At least it let me take a few photos before it decided to fly off again