The snow came, and although not as much as in some parts, it nevertheless covered everything to a depth of about five inches.
I though that this picture of one of the two Pied Wagtails in the garden told the story, it looks almost lost in the white wilderness.
Pam made a good mixture of rice and fate, and some bits of meat, which I mixed with sunflower seeds. I uncovered two of the garden tables and put the food on this, so that it didn't disappear in the snow, or immediately get gobbled up by Herring Gulls. This Starling was quick to use the table, but some birds were reluctant to land on them. Blackbirds, despite the tables being 4 ft across seemed unable to share, and spent the time chasing each other off the table rather than getting on with the necessary.
I didn't see any Greenfinches or Goldfinches on the ground, although there were loads on the feeders, Chaffinches, on the other hand happily acted as the snow finches of the garden.