30 September

Apart from a damp weekend immediately following the last post, the weather has continued sunny and warm – beautiful days starting cool and often misty followed by warm sunshine. A terrific start to retirement!

What seems like another two (at least) red squirrel juveniles have appeared – smaller than the last batch and favouring the cedar at the opposite end of the roof. Can’t help wondering how many small holes there are up there…..

So warm and dry that we are having to start watering the garden again; spending time digging out buckthorn and maple saplings, plus general trimming back and tidying – not the usual chilly job but a pleasure to be working outdoors.

Kinglets passing through with lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers plus some other warbler species with Fox and White-throated Sparrows. Juncoes have arrived but not much in evidence yet.