13th September 2011

A beautiful autumnal morning after the remnants of hurricane Katia have left the ground littered with leaves and branches.
Autumn sunshine brings out the colours of a Horse-chestnut behind the fountain
 The moth trap was still standing but the cover had blown away! Needless to say there were few moths inside. A Chiffchaff was singing half-heartedly nearby and a Siskin flew over - the first of the autumn. A group of Mistle Thrushes was making a racket in the top of a Lime Tree; alarmed by a Sparrowhawk that flew over. The sun was still shining at lunchtime and there were over 30 Swallows hawking insects over the playing fields - a super sight.

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