For all that I’ve talked about Summer birds hanging on (and I didn’t even mention the bats), we’ve seen signs of autumn too.
The tits are starting to form mixed flocks, and on a morning we often have a mob of 40-50 Blue, Great and Long-Tailed tits moving between the trees. Sometimes accompanied by mildly confused baby goldfinches, and the odd chiffchaff!
We’ve also had one visit from what I expect to be a more regular visitor, a Great-Spotted Woodpecker:
As is usually the case with GSWs, she was quite nervy and always watching the skies. She did one thing I’ve not seen though. Preferring the tray as opposed to a hanging feeder, she spread herself across it as if she was protecting the food: