The last moments of autumn are draining away and soon we will be facing winter and all that it will bring. It's funny that in the summer you forget what it is like to be cold and in the winter feeling the hot sun beat down on your back is a distant memory.
I visited The Scrubs this morning to enjoy the last days of autumn that for me is signalled by the mass movements of high flying Wood Pigeons. Hardly a species that you would link with migration or any other type of local movement.
Part of the c1,000 that passed over my headYet, every year at around this tine over a two week period, a varying number of Wood Pigeons appear from the northeast flying directly overhead southwest.
Whatever the answer, it is one of my favourite spectacles at The Scrubs and one that I look forward to every year.