The fallen leaves were certainly noisier underfoot and the Robin quotient was well up on Formby’s Range Lane today, but just two feeding flocks moving through the trees were thin gruel.
To be fair I wasn’t expecting much and I wasn’t disappointed.
Seven Redwings, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Goldcrests, Jay and a single Treecreeper dragged along by Long Tailed Tits were the best of it.
70 odd Skylarks still occasionally erupting from the stubble, and the Stonechats had more of a wintry than autumnal feel about them today.
The woodland at the old Cabin Hill farm site looked as exciting as ever but, as ever, was quiet.
About 100 Pink Feet were mooching about in the recently cleared field on Marsh Farm opposite Range High and it was possible to get close views of them through the gaps in the hedge – may as well get the Pink Feet papping out of the way now then.

Something tells me there will be plenty of grey days to look at grey geese ahead…