Thursday, March 14, 2013

Casualty of winter

I fear the cold is taking its toll of some of our wildlife.

This afternoon I found this small, huddled corpse of a hedge sparrow in the log pile on the back wall of our house.  It must have crept in among the wood overnight, but the frost was just too much for it especially as it might have been weakened by hunger.

20130314 dead hedge sparrow

Tomorrow morning it will be gone: a tasty snack for a fox or badger.

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