We are now just past the autumnal equinox and despite the birght sunshine, the wind id from the north and nights are colder – even a touch of frost a couple of days ago.  The birdlife is notably less populous and flights of south-bound geese are appearing in the skies.

This busy Nuthatch popped into the garden with a friend today as we were lunching.

And, one of the more visually delightful yet for some reason generally disliked, birds – a shiny Grackle.   he’s not here for any reason of birding note, just that I think he is especially handsome in the sunlight.

Every gardener should grow fruit for the birds – and nothing is easier to grow than Rowan

Finally, the Sparroworks shares its HQ with the Squirrelworks …