Well it does appear that we are reaping the fruits of our lovely spring and summer. Last week I picked in 15 mins 1.5kg of big ripe sloes, the Hawthorns are over ladden with berries and I never seen blackberries like it. Just a super abundance of most things except acorns which are in my area very scarce. Beech mast seems good so it will be an intresting year on the pigeon, I expect they will be on rape very early this autumn/winter.
Despite the dry and warm it feels very autumnal down in the South West and I see most of the swallows and house martins have gone I have seen numerous little bunches flighting southward. Our maize might be off before the end of september so it will be intresting to see what that reveals.