I’ve been waiting for a decent break in the endless dull and dreary weather we have been having to get some walking in. Cold, clearer weather seems to be on the way and hopefully I should be out soon, maybe out in some snow. In the mean-time I have had some diversions that have kept me busy. In the last lot of storms we had, a huge part of one of my trees that line the beck at home came down, bringing down another with it. That one I cleared up but the beck with all the rain was too deep and dangerous to try wading across to start to clear the mess up. (There are two photos of the beck in full spate at the bottom of the post showing how it can go from a little stream to serious river after plenty of rainfall).
Well we now had a week without rain, I can get across and start clearing up. I reduced a lot of it and stacked the brush and started sawing it up and splitting it up for firewood for next winter. I still have tonnes of it from the last tree that came down a year or so ago.
I am always surprised how fearless these birds seem to be around humans. Still lots more to saw and chop up but I am now in no hurry and will gradually reduce to a large pile of firewood.