The month has been spent back in the south (mostly the Deep South) - and most of the photographs have been tree (or at least autumn-colour) related.
Reporting Days: 30
Location: A wee bit in the Cairngorms, then Oxford
Miles walked: 117
Miles driven: 810
Gardens tended: 1
Puffins seen: none
Jabs received: 2 (Flu and COVID booster)
Photographs taken: hundreds (mostly trees)
Having found very few trees around Shetland last month, it's been good to catch up on my arboreal photos this month - and it feels like the autumn colours were pretty good this year.
|Autumn at Loch an Eilein, Cairngorms National Park|
|Loch an Eilein, Cairngorms National Park|
|Green Lane, Shotover, Oxfordshire|
|Harcourt Arboretum, Oxfordshire|
|Shipton Lock, Oxford Canal|
|Sydlings Copse, Oxfordshire|
It also been good to spend a little bit of time birding around Oxfordshire too - aside from watching the usual suspects around the garden - was particularly pleased to spend time with the snipe at Otmoor and with the kingfishers along the banks of the Thames.
|Snipe at Otmoor|
|Kingfisher on the Thames|
Sunrise, Sunset & Snow Fall
And just in case you might have gotten the idea that sunrises are only found on Shetland - or that snow only falls in winter.
|Sunrise in Headington, Oxford|
|Sunset in Bury Knowle Park, Oxford|
|Snowfall at Rock Edge local nature reserve, Oxford|