26th September, 2017. Autumn all around.
For the last week migrating geese have been in evidence over the Humber Estuary region. Whether they are stopping-off en-route further south or planning to stay each morning just after dawn they can be seen rising from their roost and setting-off inland to feed, eventually after much cackling and apparent disorder they settle into their formation (see above), but the calling continues. How intriguing it would be to be able to interpret their calls.
Almost to the day the arrival of the first migrating geese is accompanied by the departure of the last migrating swallows. Let’s hope they make it.
Leaves on many trees changing colours already, some local willow trees (not sure if they are black or white willows) have shed all their leaves.