What to See On a Winter’s Day

It’s easy to think that winter lays bare trees, plants and wildlife activity, but my daily lockdown walk has yielded a surprising array of sightings and three weeks’ worth are condensed here. I present them in the format of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Sing along is you wish!

On my1st daily walk, Nature gave to me…
a {great spotted} woodpecker tapping on a tree.

On my 2nd daily walk, Nature gave to me…
two bullfinches hiding, and a woodpecker tapping on a tree. Etc….

On my 3rd daily walk, Nature gave to me…
three dunnocks in the hedgerow,…
On my 4th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
four ‘’chwe chwe’’ nuthatch calls,…
On my 5th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
five centimetres of snow,…
On my 6th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
six long-tailed tits a-twittering,…
On my 7th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
seven lapwings grazing,…
On my 8th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
eight yellow broom flowers,…
On my 9th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
nine cascading becks,…
On my 10th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
ten feathery larch trees,…
On my 11th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
eleven snowdrops a-peeking,…
On my 12th daily walk, Nature gave to me…
twelve squirrels chasing squirrels,…

and a roe deer, witches’ brooms in silver birch trees, a yew tree clinging onto a ledge, snow crystals, and a lot of mud!

Contributed by Celia Chappell