September is definitely showing signs of Autumn. There are more blackberries, the ivy is starting to bud and early mornings are seeing an increasing amount of mist and glistening spiders webs.
Morning of September 7th before heading to work I heard a call I recognised but not heard on my patch before. A green woodpecker hopped along the fence of one of the gardens and up into the tree. I regularly see spotted woodpeckers but this was a first for here. There were lots of garden birds about this morning; great tit, coal tit, goldfinches and starlings.
September 18th – I never like seeing shapes of animals on the road but when its next to my patch I dislike it even more. It was a badger. This isn’t the first badger I have found in this spot, there was another in February. I called the field owner to help me move her, we moved her from the road into the field to allow nature to take its course rather than her getting smashed to pieces by more cars. Next year I want to try and get to know the badgers that roam around the area. Thankfully there hasn’t been a cull here so they have been safe this year. I do worry that if I get to know them and a cull happens next year I would loose new friends. Of course I would try to protect them but unfortunately the land around the field has a different owner so there is little control.
September 21st – Autumn colours are starting to show in the trees, the copse and the brambles and hawthorn berries seem to be plentiful in the hedgerows. I heard a buzzard calling in the distance that drew my attention behind me, 10 roe deer were walking down the edge of the copse.
I had a companion again who came for another walk, he was helping with finding holes! I think it’s a new hole and belongs to rabbits which is slightly concerning though! Billy doesn’t go hunting, there is another cat however who does, he catches field voles!