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Last weekend (10th/11th September) I heard and saw my first skein of geese arriving for the winter.  I’m late recording this but I just wanted to ensure I did for my own phenological purposes; although I’ll probably forget next year.

I have no idea what they were – too high and my skills aren’t good enough – but they are a road-sign to winter that is unmistakable.  The slide into longer, darker evenings is all a little depressing.  But still, there are benefits.  Like log fires, and the strangely comforting sound of geese on the wing.