Is winter coming soon?

At first light this morning we think we detected snow


has winter finally decided to arrive?

The rabbit is digging deeper holes


and Mr Pheasant is stocking up


we take delivery of more firewood, protected from the elements until we can store it away


We have been enjoying the flock of starlings swooshing overhead each evening as they head off to roost – larger numbers on each passing day. The RSPB says “they are off to gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas” If that is so, there is a single bird detailed to check out our plot as he is here by himself every day