This wonderful autumn has finally begun to show signs of back-endishness, although there are still plenty of glorious colours to admire.

Hebden Bridge, autumn
Hebden Bridge, autumn, looking towards our house and the Moor from Fairfield.

Jen and I have taken a few more walks around the lanes, and a longer one around Hollingworth Lake, where the geese, ducks and gulls were as plentiful as ever. But there are suddenly more redwings and fieldfares in the local fields and bushes: favourite winter-migrant thrushes on loan from Scandinavia and farther afield.

Winter does hold certain benefits.

Black-headed gulls, Hollingworth Lake
Black-headed gulls, Hollingworth Lake

Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He is currently working on a book about looking at the world through Darwin’s eyes.Website · Newsletter · Mastodon · Facebook

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