We spent another few weeks away so the diary has been neglected.
The birds are slowly returning to the bird tables. There's a large flock of siskins flying around the valley and we've already seen our first bramblings of this Autumn. This isn't quite the earliest we've seen bramblings as we have records from the 8th October in 2016, but it is still quite early.
The weather is unbelievably mild and dry. The pond is very low.