Harriet gets down and dirty as normal
Since the arrival of the Skylon nest Cybil and Margot head for the sky to lay eggs so making them unavailable to the Harriet incubation service. Ruby has now started to lay (at last) but not on a regular basis and is using the normal nestbox so Harriet does leap onto any egg that appears but they are irregular.
We do throw Harriet out of the nestbox twice a day for toilet duties, food, water and some exercise however Saturday we kicked her out for a couple of hours while I cleaned out the shed and run. Bless her she went for her mud-bath, fertilised the lawn with the biggest, smelliest poo and then got bored that she couldn't get into her nestbox so decided to brood phantom eggs at the back of the run in the woodchip! Bonkers bird.
"Okay Dad, I don't care if you shut me out, I'll nest in the run!"
Sunday night saw a few flurries of snow. Dire warning on the television about an "Extreme Weather Event" snow, snow and more snow. Heard it all before.
So "oh bugger" when we woke up in the morning!
One look out of the bedroom windows saw that we had substantial snowfallI am so glad that we had put on the extra plastic - psychic weather insight?
How deep is that snow at 6am in the morning?
From the photo below you can see that trying to get to work was going to be pointless. The road was the quality of a pure white skating rink, for the first time in many, many years the entire bus network in London was suspended and as you can see - no trains were running at all. I gave up trying to get to work at 10am.
So daylight arrived and we saw Honor Oak Park and south London covered in snow.
Of course we had to let the girls out for a quick look at the snow - they were not keen that's for sure.
The girls looking suspiciously at snow - if you are really eagle-eyed you can see Harriet's brief outing into the snow.