This week the chilly temperatures have caused wisps of freezing fog to drift up the Great Glen from the west coast. Yesterday was minus 4C throughout the day and much colder at night. Snow fell all day and there is now a layer around the house. Fortunately though, the forecast for the next few days is for warmer temperatures with rain showers which will enable the snow to melt. During the cold white snowy spell it is easier to spot certain bird species that normally would not be so visible, especially the tiny Goldcrest which is the UK's smallest bird. Gangs of Long Tailed Tits flit about the woodland, descend on the feeders altogether and are gone in a few seconds.