NOVEMBER is the chance to enjoy some early winter spectacles. Wrap up and step outside into the colour of late Autumn. Leaves are falling rapidly now to give a fresh line of sight and sense of space to even the most familiar of walks and the dullest of light. Starling Roost is a popular natural spectacle, sadly in rapid decline. When they finally come to rest in the trees they burst into a piercing chatter of sound.
Invading Blackbird are winter visitors to the British Isles and arrive in large numbers escaping the freezing conditions further north. As the day fades they can be heard dashing anxiously and loudly from tree to tree or shrub to shrub.
Barnacle Geese arrive from the artic in huge wintering flocks and spend their days grazing on local pastures or salt marshes before taking to the air in dramatic evening formations gliding effortlessly through the air.
Daylight hours: 8hrs 52 mins
Full Moon: 12th November