No snow here but it is brutally cold and a local mountain road is closed at the moment due to snow.
Yesterday I braved the increasingly icy conditions in a patch of welcome, but brief sunshine to check out the Tuis.
This one had enjoyed a vigorous bath in our spouting which was still full of rain from recent showers.
From the bathing site the Tui fly to a nearby tree and shake out their feathers, preen, scratch, shake some more and sing about the joys of a free wash and dry, no matter the weather.
Oh to be a Tui! I am freezing but no snow that I can see.
No snow here but simply bitter here too. I have seen some Tui puffing up their feathers against the cold but it does not deter them from taking a bath and doing their ablutions with a song on their beaks:-) Fine feathered friends!!
lovely photos. It’s even cold up here in the north (as well as soggy)
Thank you. Icy cold here and the ground is awash but not flooded thank goodness. None of it daunts the Tui:-)