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You may have noticed there are very few swifts about now. House martens are far less common all of a sudden and the chance of seeing a tern by the river is remote.
Blackberries are one of the greatest treasures of the British countryside.
Now that summer is definitely over, the winter wildlife is here. Most of it is sitting bemused in this little heatwave wondering what on earth is going on.
It is amazing how two consecutive mornings can be so different.
On one day this week I was lucky to have a chance to visit two completely different woodlands.
Hushwings is a name rarely used these days to describe the barn owl.
It might have been wet and it might have been windy, but it hasn’t been cold.
I Wonder if our local fauna read Rural Reading. No sooner had I decided that a walk to the gravel pits was in order...
At this time of year it is hard to see much wildlife – the trees are in leaf, the grass is tall, and many things are preparing for winter by eating as much as they can.
I seem to be spending more time in the parks these days than I did when I worked there.