There has been a marked increase in the number of tits in the garden this month, Great tits, Bluetits and Coaltits all being regular visitors to the feeders.

Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs have also been seen occasionally but, apart from a solitary Goldfinch early in the month, the finches have been notable by their absence.

A female Pheasant stopped by in the middle of the month but, unlike last year, seemed to move on fairly quickly

October 2004