At home I’ve been continuing to scatter some bird food on the ground to the left of the path and on top of the brick pillar every morning. Now that the lilacs either side of the path have shed their leaves I’m able to see, and watch, the blue and great tits flitting around in them. The robin and several chaffinches are more leisurely, and this week have been joined by a female blackbird. Thankfully there are usually just a couple each of feral and wood pigeons so the food generally lasts most of the day.
Drinking a cup of tea whilst standing looking out the window watching their various antics is most enjoyable, especially on the more miserable days. Yesterday I saw a grey squirrel as well which is a first, although they are resident out the back.
I spent a couple of hours pottering on the plot yesterday morning. Plot neighbour Joe was busy making sure that some of his plants were protected from the frost that is forecast for tonight. Whilst chatting we picked and ate the last of his outside grapes.