As summer moves into autumn, I want to show you what September on the Distant Drumlin looks like. It’s harvest time this week.
We have a speckled wood butterfly – does that mean it’s still summer?
On the other hand, I thought bramblings were winter visitors to Ireland, so maybe summer is over.
I hope I’m right in identifying this bird as a female brambling in winter plumage. If she’s actually a chaffinch, she’s equally welcome to perch in our hedge. (And here’s a link to a great article about bramblings.)
I’ll give the final word to our donkey, who looks perfectly happy to be out in the field – so let’s call it summer.