Friday, January 4, 2008

Below Zero

Cold now, really cold. Below Zero. I think they might make a film and call it "Ice-station Budapest". Actually, it is freezing all over Central and Eastern Europe right now. A few birds have started to turn up in our garden, and take the sunflower seed I put out. Nothing unusual or rare, just the expected stuff. There are some goodies in the countryside though... a sprinkling of Red-breasted Geese, sea-ducks (yes, that's right sea-ducks) on the Danube here and there and the odd Wallcreeper and Alpine Accentor. Most open waters are frozen. Great Bustards, being resident, are still viewable, though they must be having a hard time now.

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