We have been visited by this little fellow over the past week or so clearing up the fallen bird seed.
I thought I would have a quick tour around the garden to see what else is out there. Everything seems to be fruiting prolifically. Are we in for another harsh winter?
Sloes on the Blackthorn, the first to flower and very nice in gin, Hawthorn and heavily weighted Elder.
Some keys. Ash, Sycamore and the Tree of Heaven.
A couple of slightly tamer shrubs, Cotoneaster and Pyracantha. The Blackbirds devour the Pyracantha so fast!
And a few for us. Hazel nuts, apples and pears.
These three were wedding presents three years ago. Brown Turkey fig, what we thought was grape Aglianico but they are supposed to be black and these seem to be staying white. It’s the first year we have let them fruit so we shall see. At the bottom is black grape Brant.
And on my return I found this outside the study door. Well he is rather plump!