The second half of September has been a bit of a blur, to be honest. A fortnight's holiday saw us heading south, visiting relatives en route through Scotland and England, before a week's stay in a converted barn on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, and then the return trip north, visiting yet more relatives.
We were very fortunate with the weather, the only appreciable rain being between Orkney and Fife, in both directions! The remainder of the time was dry, calm and often sunny, which meant that the East Anglian week flew by in a blaze of nature and autumnal outdoorsy-ness.
Spoiler Alert: There may have been dragons.
As mentioned above, travelling down through Scotland was rather damp, so wildlife watching opportunities were few and far between. Instead, we concentrated upon reaching J and N's home in Fife, for a catch-up and an overnight stay. The next day, we journeyed over the newly-opened Queensferry Crossing, and headed south to Yorkshire, via RSPB Leighton Moss.
|View from a tree-top platform, the Sky Tower
|Common Darter soaking up the warmth from a handrail of the Sky Tower.
|Photo courtesy of First Born
Monday saw us heading further south to overnight with Second Born and S, in their home near Milton Keynes.
|I was captivated by this little wooden pig, which was decorating a key press.
|The Owl Barn in Sisland, Norfolk.