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Thread: Where are all the acorns??

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    Question Where are all the acorns??

    Last year we had more acorns than i've ever seen in my life! I'm not sure if it is linked, but there seem to be more squirrels this year than ever before. This year I've not seen a single acorn??? I'm sure the birds will be more reliant on the feeders this year too!
    The sweet chestnuts seem fairly underweight too. I normally find a good few inside muntjac but haven't yet this year.
    Is everyone seeing the same throughout the land?
    MS

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    Yes ms and no sloes,damsons Ect poor year for wild fruit here except blackberries .
    norma

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    NONE ABOUT HERE l.
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    Yes, a very poor crop of acorns this year in my woods.
    Bad news for deer, squirrels, jays, pheasants and all the other creatures
    that eat them.

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    Sweet chestnut and berry crops seem good to me, possibly not sloes but there seems to be plenty of hawthorn and alike for the winter thrushes. Acorns if memory serves me come on a cycle, as do quite a few others, I know sloes had a bumper year last year as I still have about 3kg in the freezer to transform into something lovely this winter......Strange though, MS and Spud both being in the same neck of the woods as me.....

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    Plenty of blackberries, damsons and elderberries but sloes thin on the ground. Usually see the deer going round and round the Oak trees eating the acorns but most trees have very few and those that did have better numbers were very heavily laden. They did fall very early this year so maybe all this wet weather had something to do with it.

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    Like you MS last year unindated with acorns this year none i have counted three under tree outside my house (last year it had an acorn carpet) after reading your post. Everywhere i have been in Cheshire there are very few the wildlife that rely on them will struggle this winter Pigeons especially. This year in Cheshire no one seems to be shooting many Pigeons is it the same in other area's.

    Jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    Yes ms and no sloes,damsons Ect poor year for wild fruit here except blackberries .
    norma
    +1 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo 30 06 View Post
    Like you MS last year unindated with acorns this year none i have counted three under tree outside my house (last year it had an acorn carpet) after reading your post. Everywhere i have been in Cheshire there are very few the wildlife that rely on them will struggle this winter Pigeons especially. This year in Cheshire no one seems to be shooting many Pigeons is it the same in other area's.

    Jimbo
    Well we have no acorn's in cornwall but we do have loads of pigeons.we have shot 2000 since august.The best year ever and look out we have 300 acres of oilseed rape.This could send the deer out of the woods sooner this year. woodfordfallow

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    No walnuts or hazel either and now ash desease

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