6th July. A Whiff of Autumn

Despite the summer being only a couple of weeks old I couldn't help getting that autumn like feeling this evening. Around Treeton Dyke some of the blackthorn had fully developed purple sloes, the damsons and hawthorn berries were also well on their way and have you noticed how the nights are drawing in?

Some post breeding movement was evident at Orgreave with a total of 7 Common Sandpipers and a Dunlin mixed in with 6 Ringed Plovers and 7 Little including 3 fledged juvs. A Hobby sat by the waters edge completed an enjoyable evening.