As is the pattern, our stunning weather was replaced by cool, overcast, and gloomy weather with more rain which has the countryside very wet and boggy, albeit green. Winter is a time for bunkering down, but outside in the wild, there is plenty of activity going on. Amongst the beautiful rainbows, there is evidence of mating and nest building. Despite no increase in the number of bird species observed, there are a few infrequent visitors about at the moment. Two big highlights for me were a pair of Peregrine Falcons hunting from the new stags and a large flock of at least a hundred Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in the ‘Lone Pine’.