As Imbolc Lingers
As most of you know, I'm a firm believer in the folklore about the Cailleach collecting her winter logs - a dry Imbolc predicting more days of winter ahead, and along with Punxsutawney Phil The Ground Hog at good Old Gobblers Knob, in Pennsylvania (who saw his shadow and legged it this year for the record) the Cailleach was definitely abroad!
My February the first wasn't necessarily bright but it was definitely dry and then of course, less than a week later, like most of the UK, we've had more than a sprinkling of snow. So today I went out for lovely walk - some of you may have seen my little video I posted earlier on my WWMG Facebook page - which you can see here - Woodpecker Woods Live - I took you on a little jaunt through the woods with me, but at the time I concluded that the woodpeckers had migrated, but guess what I heard as I walked back? Yep Woodpeckers! I looked it up and some don't migrate, they sit winter out in their nests!
So I've included this little clip too! Dodgy cinematography I know, but it was the sound I wanted to capture!