The wind was whistling across the moor at speeds close to 40mph, and frequent showers of snow and ice were blasting across the ridges. The forecast said that the weather would continue to deteriorate, so Algy tucked himself down in the lee of a rock, pulled his hat firmly onto his head and clenched his beak, bracing himself for yet another winter storm…

As Algy looked out from his perch in the grey afternoon, he thought of all his friends in the north-eastern USA who were bracing themselves for what might be the biggest snowstorm on record. The spattering of snow around Algy’s home was negligible in comparison, and he wondered what it would be like to be completely overwhelmed by a massive snowfall…

Stay safe in those blizzard conditions, everybody, and keep warm! Algy says be sure to wear your hat :)) xoxoxo

The West Highlands was experiencing a wee bit of inclement weather… but nevertheless, Algy decided that he would like to watch the waves rolling in up the Sound and crashing against the rocks, so he flew down to the shore and positioned himself in what he thought was a relatively sheltered spot. In the event, however, he found that it was not quite as sheltered as he had hoped, and the hail and snow showers swept in at great speed and with very little warning…

Algy thanks you all very much for your good wishes and kind comments during this stormy period, and would like to assure you that fluffy birds may occasionally get cold and drenched (!), but they can never come to any real harm :))

Stay safe and have a cosy, warm weekend, everyone xoxoxoxo