At the weekend we were invited over to the woodland belonging to our friends Rod and Heather for a Christmas gathering. It was pretty chilly, but Rod had prepared a roaring fire for us to gather around:
He'd also provided alternative festive seating... yes, it really was strong enough to sit on!
Heather had laid a table out with food and drink, and even decorated a tree!
The local wildlife arrived...
...and promptly decided that the human food looked more interesting than the bird food!
We had various other birds visit, but the light was a bit poor to get many photos, though I did manage this one of a Greater Spotted Woodpecker at a distance:
All in all a fun afternoon, and thanks for the mince pies and mulled wine!