On Tuesday the trees looked splendid with their leaves a glorious red and orange. This morning everything looks different. After a couple of days of rain and quite strong northerly winds the leaves are scattered to all four corners of the garden, and the trees are now looking like they are in their winter outfits.
For now they still manage to look splendid, a final reminder of the splendid colours we have had this autumn to accompany the incredible harvest of seeds and nuts. As they lie there though I can't help but keep thinking I am going to have to clear them up.
Highlights of the week since Tuesday were another Red Kite seen over the garden on the 21st , and I followed a male Sparrowhawk along Lye Way on my way home the same evening. This morning a flock of 14 Fieldfare flew over Reads Field, chattering away as they passed. In the garden there was a small flock of five Long-tailed Tits, and a little more action on the feeders with Blue and Great Tits, Greenfinches, Goldfinches and two Linnets present, plus a pair of Pied Wagtail on the lawn
The weather looks to be still and dry over the weekend, perfect for more raptors?