Allerthorpe Woods

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the car park at Allerthorpe for some close encounters with the common birds at the feeders.
This year the photos are given a festive feel with the recent weather making for some nice shots.
Some of the robins were coming as close as 2ft.
I had a walk around the reserve and elsewhere there was very little activity disappointingly there were no crossbills or bramblings.
In the trees around the car park was a shy jay and a great spotted woodpecker and a couple of fieldfare flying over.
Other than that it was very quiet.