An encore was not needed

By yesterday the last lot of snow drifts had shrunk to a few skulking heaps in out of the way places.

So we were not impressed by our waking sight today
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with a reprise of the Easterly wind blasting the fine snow into heaps and piles
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sticking to windows
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and lodging on ledges
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Recent attempts at Spring sprouting were smothered
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The Cayugas seemed impervious
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but the Meadow Ducks, unsheltered from the full blast, came to spend the day in the greenhouse
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the birds turned their backs to the wind
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and again there were queues for the feeders
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a good chance to see the Redpolls
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Fortunately we have invested in some expensive, spring loaded, expert-designed squirrel-proof feeders
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The Blackbirds stick to the ground
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and are joined by the first new addition to our species list in over a year – a blown in Reed Bunting
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Only the Robin seems at ease
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