Sorry for posting a link to this dreadful "newspaper" but the article is about something I've noticed this year too, the total lack of acorns in most areas where I visit and the beechmast is pretty thin too;
Acorns in short supply, say Forestry Commission and naturalists | Environment | theguardian.com
Are you lot noticing the same or is it varied across the UK/British Isles?
What's the situation on the continent?
There could be a lot of starving wildlife this year if the situation is as bad all over as it is in the New Forest.