I stopped off at Hawling this afternoon where a Short-eared Owl was perched on a wall, also c600 Jackdaws and c100 Carrion Crows were going west to roost at 4.40pm.
In the garden, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker has been a regular visitor (and a male has also been seen recently on one occasion), and a Coal Tit is now a regular. Chaffinch number build as the Autumn marches towards Winter, with 18 yesterday and seven Greenfinches. A pair of Blue Tits were investigating the nest box yesterday, hopefully they'll use it in the Spring. My garden Spindle, Euonymus europaeus, looks spectacular this Autumn, the best it has ever looked - absolutely laden with fruits.
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