The snow has opened a window into the secret nocturnal world of Gilfach. Along the Trod, fox and badger tracks run side by side. Probably made many hours apart, but it's easy to imagine them walking along together as in some child's story book. Fox, badger and rabbit have all been in the farmyard during the night and brown hare in the oakwood. At one point in the wood I found the signs where a tawny owl had taken a small rodent. All small birds are struggling to find food. All that is except the dipper, foraging as it does under the water it is unaffected by the snow.