|Greylag (above) and Pink-footed Geese (below) in the freeze at Holkham.|
A short-notice trip to Norfolk coincided with the coldest November weather for 17 years, with sleet, snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures making driving in the county an eye-opening experience today. It wasn't a birding trip, but a brief stop on the way up produced a ring-tail Hen Harrier flying south over Lynford Arboretum. I returned on the scenic route via Holkham to enjoy the spectacle of so many Pink-footed Geese in the wintry conditions.
|Eurasian Wigeon get an early taste of wintry weather at Holkham.|
|It's worth slowing down on the bends when the road is covered in ice.|