Yet another picture from the series taken during the recent hoar frost. The sloes are from the same bushes which have featured in posts here since the early autumn.
Another plant whose appearance is transformed by a frosty coating.
This is the same fly agaric fruiting body which was pictured in posts in November. The present picture was taken during the brief thaw in the hard weather earlier this month.
Displaying the gloss on his neck feathers.
The web above was on one of the lock gates at Wightwick Mill lock on the Staffs and Worcs canal.
The other was by the pavement of a residential street.
Another picture from the recent hoar frost.
Hazel catkins with crystals of the recent hoar frost.
Some of the ducks which have taken up residence in West Park, coping when the lakes were almost frozen.
As winter approaches, the sloe berries have finally turned almost completely black.
Holly berries covered in hoar frost after the recent freezing fog.
A flotilla of ducks had just swum by, hoping I was going to feed them.
That disturbed the surface of the previously dead calm canal just the right amount to give fairground mirror type reflections of the heron fishing on the opposite bank.
Badger and magpie footprints in the snow
The footprints of a badger and a bird in the recent deep hoar frost. The bird was probably a magpie.
Another (overlapping) pair of badger prints taken on the same day.
A badger print from a few days previously, this time in snow. This print is much more indistinct that the ones above.
These bird footprints, with my oversized heel as a size comparison, are from a pheasant.
Fox prints in snow. It’s a disconcerting characteristic of fox footprints that they all line up pretty much in one straight line.