In fact just yesterday morning we had a Blackcap hopping around the bushes (in the pouring rain) - this is not a bird we see in the garden very often. We even had 3 Redwing land in the Laburnum one morning.
With the shorter days the birds are out as soon as it gets daylight and the garden seems busy all day long. Though the shorter days do mean I only see the garden briefly in daylight during the week! The Hedgehogs are still out and about feeding on everything they can find, especially the smaller ones, which are out until after dawn and then back again before sunset. Surprisingly the Squirrels aren't visiting as frequently as they used to though when they do they bury nuts all over the gardens and one has a habit of just throwing one of the sunflower heart feeders on the floor!
The larger birds can be quite flappy - especially the Feral Pigeons which have finally found our garden after all these years and they often spook all the birds. This usually means they all fly about madly for a bit and end up sat on any nearby bush/tree/fence/stick......! These are a few i've caught through the window.
Starling - it point blank refused to turn around....
Early October and I spotted this Shield Bug on a pair of (really old, cat scratched) flip flops!
The Sparrowhawk is around often and finally caught one of my Starlings
One of the Feral Pigeons, we have up to 7 sometimes but they're pretty flighty so they don't take all the food
Greenfinch & Goldfinch
House Sparrow waiting for it's turn at the window feeder
Autumn seemed to come really quick, I took these photos a couple of weeks ago but now lots of the trees are bare already.
Finally we've had a mouse in our window feeder again, it takes it's turn with the Sparrows, who queue up on the branches waiting till it's done!