I am sure our birds sense this as there seem to be more birds to the square foot here than he ever sees when out and about. Today I have watched Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Dunnock, Robin, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Redpolls, Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Starling, Blackbird, Wren, Collared Doves, Swallows, Crows, Rooks, Jackdaws.
The DP was assured he would see Redstart and all manner of things. Zilch. Which somehow does not make me feel any better at having to get my own breakfast etc. and feed the cat at least twice. And have a late dinner. But hey ho.
The Starlings discover the Rowan Berries.
And the ones on the ground vacuum up the bits that fall down.
There does seem to be a lot more fruiting on fruit trees than usual.
I went out to walk. However the wind defeated me. Plus the Esplanade was full of cyclists. Gathering for the BRG Challenge. Walkers go first, then runners then the cyclists. They go from the Broch, to Rosehearty, then to Gardenstown. BRG.
On the way home I stopped on the road to our house to take these photos of the field to show you how much rain fell.