27 February 2020

It has been a remarkably snow-free winter, but February seems hell-bent on going out with a bang. After weeks of incessant rain and sleet, a light blanketing of snow overnight.

The sun came out at lunchtime, so I decided to walk around the lanes to take some snowy photos. Despite the snow, there was a definite feeling of spring in the air. The rooks certainly thought so too. They鈥檝e paired off now. I stood and watched one pair flying high, twisting and turning about each other, then diving together. I鈥檇 swear they were doing it just for fun, although one of them 鈥攑resumably the male鈥攚as noticeably more enthusiastic than the other.

Snow in the upper Calder Valley

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo颅grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBook

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