England is officially gripped by the coldest weather spell in 25 years. Here's a few pictures taken in the garden today just for the record. Admittedly, we only have a fraction of the snow thats shut down most of the country in the last few days. Pictured above is our deeply frozen garden pond with about an inch of snow surrounding it. Picture taken at sunset today.
Redwings always shy and difficult to approach are entering gardens now. This one is rummaging underneath the Blackthorn bushes where the snow can't lay (yet!).
Blue Tits have taken an interest in the apple slices put out for the Thrushes
The 3 Red-legged Partridges remain close to the garden for much of the day feeding on corn I've put out for the Yellowhammers (below).