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Road from Dundee to St Andrews was scary first thing but a lot better on the way back. Some epic snowdrifts at the side of the road.

Snowed lightly in St Andrews this morning but has now dried up with a gentle thaw underway. 2c/-2c. Wind down to 20mph mean speed instead of the 30-35mph of recent days! 

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2 minutes ago, Hawesy said:

Road from Dundee to St Andrews was scary first thing but a lot better on the way back. Some epic snowdrifts at the side of the road.

Snowed lightly in St Andrews this morning but has now dried up with a gentle thaw underway. 2c/-2c. Wind down to 20mph mean speed instead of the 30-35mph of recent days! 

I actually forgot I had taken this for you. Taken on decking out back on level snow. 

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Actually looks like the band might be picking up some intensity again - some convection going on perhaps?

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Had some more snow/graupel showers throughout the night and the first part of today with a gradual thaw of the lying snow, looks like it could start as snow tomorrow afternoon before turning back to sleet/rain however throughout this week looks like more wintry weather could be on the way as the colder air hangs on and moves further south at times. 2.3C / -3.8C 993.8hpa

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My daughter was going to head up to Glenshee tomorrow but I advised her to do Glencoe instead. Not sure if boyfriends  Fiesta would make it. I see it is now open from the Aberdeen end though.

 

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Just placed some seeds out for this hungry chap. Any ideas? Not see this before, only seem to have Robin's and Magpie's

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I have counted another 8 flakes drifting down in the yard in the last hour. Do I win anything? Most pointless post perhaps.

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2 minutes ago, Cheggers said:

Just placed some seeds out for this hungry chap. Any ideas? Not see this before, only seem to have Robin's and Magpie's

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Redwing. If there's no cats around, chuck down anything birds might eat, as others have said, if you're in a cold and snowy area, they're desperate. Food resource at this time of year is at its lowest in the best years.

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Just now, Hairy Celt said:

Redwing. If there's no cats around, chuck down anything birds might eat, as others have said, if you're in a cold and snowy area, they're desperate. Food resource at this time of year is at its lowest in the best years.

No cats, but we do have a resident fox. We through seeds etc out back almost daily at present.

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11 minutes ago, Cheggers said:

Just placed some seeds out for this hungry chap. Any ideas? Not see this before, only seem to have Robin's and Magpie's

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Fruit, Cheggers. Chopped apple or soaked raisins.

He is not likely to be alone. They usually roam around in flocks.

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I've been putting out anything that's past sell by date from the fridge.  Even tomatoes and strawberries have been getting wolfed down.  They really must be desperate.

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Following the euphoria during the recent snowstorms, I've spent the best part of 4 hours shovelling 4" of compacted snow today just to get access from the front to the back of the house.

The novelty of March snow is now begining to wear a bit thin. :cold:

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Birds here are on choc digestives from the xmas hamper. we don't eat choc biccies. Good that they came in handy.

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Snowing here from the band moving north and its getting heavier! 

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Same here, heavy snow and filling all the gaps and the roads :) 

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@More Snow

Virgin Trains, which had not been running any services north of Newcastle, is resuming trains to and from Scotland.

An hourly service will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh but passengers are urged to only travel if necessary as trains will be busy.

The west coast route between Carlisle and Scotland is still closed with no replacement buses

ScotRail said snow ploughs were tackling drifts as high as 10ft (3m).

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That little band is tantasingly close although a fair amount of melt has gone on today as you would expect there's still so much around the last of it probably won't disappear for maybe a week................? if not longer

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41 minutes ago, Stormeh said:

Same here, heavy snow and filling all the gaps and the roads :) 

Doh! Didn’t last long!

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2 hours ago, Rickoza said:

I've been putting out anything that's past sell by date from the fridge.  Even tomatoes and strawberries have been getting wolfed down.  They really must be desperate.

We know things are bad when a Scotsman has to eat fruit and veg ! :D

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3 hours ago, ciel said:

Fruit, Cheggers. Chopped apple or soaked raisins.

He is not likely to be alone. They usually roam around in flocks.

It's a Redwing. Winter visitors from Scandinavia I believe. Been watching them square up to each other across the road from me as they forage around tree roots for anything they can find. https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/redwing

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@Cheggers thanks for the update. she booked on national express to Edinburgh tomorrow morning and then from there train to Inverurie.

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30 minutes ago, More Snow said:

@Cheggers thanks for the update. she booked on national express to Edinburgh tomorrow morning and then from there train to Inverurie.

AWESOME!

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