Yes it has been very cold here, as in many other parts of the United Kingdom.
This photograph was taken on Sunday from the bedroom window!
We had a Snowfall of about 3-4 inches.
However, it is warm in my workroom and I have enjoyed watching the Birds.
I have not seen this species in our garden before, it is a mixed flock of Fieldfare and Redwing, very pretty coloured feathers.
(I don't know much about Birds so I looked it up in my 'Garden Birds of Britain and Europe' book!)
Normally we get lots of Blackbirds, Starlings, Bluetits, Sparrows and Wood Pigeons.
Whilst watching the Birds, I have been making and feathering some mini ones...
......and furred a few Rats!