A stunning Winter sunrise over London on Sunday. The allotment is hibernating at the moment but there are still plans to make.
Don't be too tidy!.. I live by that rule! Keep your fallen apples out, leave them on a border or in a pile somewhere in the garden. Late Winter visitors will find these and they will be a lifeline for some birds when there is nothing else to keep them alive. You might make the difference.
Last Winter, a flock of Fieldfares swooped down on my garden and demolished the crab apples on the tree, and cleared up a whole pile of apples under the Bramley tree.
Once they have discovered a cache in your garden their little bird brains will remember this location for next year. Food sources are an important memory for hungry birds. Three years running these Fieldfares have visited my garden, and brought their friends and family too. These pictures were from last year, but I await their arrival.