Early in November, several people mentioned to me that they had had very few birds visiting their gardens. However towards the end of the month, they seem to be returning, at least to our garden. I can’t remember getting as excited about seeing a greenfinch on a feeder or a blackbird on the lawn before!
Winter thrushes, fieldfare and redwing, are also now much in evidence, as are mistle thrushes. I’ve also seen a woodcock or two, also winter visitors, in Badby woods. RP