Tuesday 29th September

The geese have taken advantage of the high pressure settled over the country and started their migration south. Saturday saw the start, one skein after another, Sunday was not quite as many and yesterday only a few, Do they know something about the forthcoming weather that our super computers don’t.

Some other birds flocking together are the Goldfinches, on the daily walk there are three flocks varying from 100 to 200 in each.

Yesterday morning there were 10 dead and gutted rabbits on the main path and according to one walker they were deposited between 10.30 and 11.30 on Sunday morning, what a waste.

On a brighter note the rose leaves are turning a bright red. which is much more pleasant than the cow pats.