24th October 2017

The value of late-ripening berries is high not only for the birds, but for our bird-watching and our Joseph Rock Rowan, with gorgeous autumn colour developing, has yellow berries, which are eaten later in autumn than red berries, so benefits many- yesterday a brief visit from a Blackcap and Mistle Thrush; today, the turn of several Blackbirds, Blue Tits and the antics of an ungainly Woodpigeon, trying to balance on branch-ends in a stiff breeze. Conditions: Showers and cloud. Temperature: Max 16- Min 8C.