26th November

A bright, sunny day. Nipped out into the garden to put some peanuts on the feeder for the squirrels. I knew they were watching me from the trees. Last winter they got so tame they took food from my hand. I've not fed them since the spring though - plenty of food in summer etc.

I put some fish food in the pond, but they're not interested. Scooped some leaves out of the water - boy was it cold! My fingers hurt when I came back into the warmth.

Still no sign of my sparrows though :-(  I wonder where they've gone? I can't believe that the whole gang of 30 or so have vanished!

(I feel better today - bright sunshine though, not grey dull)