I only had time today for a quick early morning boot around Holme Marsh. A grey sky and blustery easterly wind that later in the day brought rain. Plenty of Redwings and Fieldfares around the marsh and scrub and flying over. I hadn't seen a Marsh Harrier down here for a couple of weeks so it was good to see a male and female hunting over the main block of marsh between the hides and the White House. The number and variety of wildfowl loafing on the small pool in front of the hides has also gone up in the last week or two, a sure sign that autumn has now almost finished its transition into winter.
In the short time I had available no birds came close enough to photograph, but I did like the lovely red tones of this fading bramble leaf which seemed to glow in the diffuse November light.