By 11 o'clock, it was raining, very steady, not heavy, but enough to make a good start on melting the snow. So after pottering for a while and having my lunch, I decided to head to Tesco after all, because they forecast freezing fog tomorrow, and I don't fancy driving in that at all. So I got about halfway to town and there was sleet coming down, and I thought, oh no if it gets worse, I'll turn back. Anyway it stopped, and I got to Carmarthen, and found that they hadn't had any snow! Well if they had it had melted a lot quicker than ours. The sun came out, and I felt very guilty because I didn't bring Emma. She could have had her walk round the reservoirs after all.
The worse bit about today is my sick nuthatch. I only have two nuthatches, and I doubt this one is going to make it now. I hope to god it hasn't caught the trichomonias. It doesn't look like it, he's eating okay, but certainly is a very sick bird. Makes me want to cry when you can't help them. I just wish I could bring it in the warm and give it some medication and a bit of TLC. Poor little bugger. It was on the window sill late when I went to shut my birds in, but he flew off when I got within a few feet again. Doubt it will survive the night, it's about minus 6 out there I think. I managed to get a fair shot of my cheeky robin today too, although they aren't brilliant through the window glass. I got one of the nuthatch with the window open, shows how sick he is, he just looks at me. :(