First ices here on the sea side, though open water one mile ahead. A little swarm on Pine Grosbeaks are still in the thorns. Cold, easterly winds, neighbor Seppo freezing when coming to take a look at the ice. First shots 1/12/12 and rest 4/12/12, all from nearly the same footsteps from our home-shore here.
Observations made by birdwatcher Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.