A crisp, autumnal day, with lots of unseasonable sunshine. I decided to try out the new waterproofing on my old boots by taking a longer walk than usual, up to the trig point and then across the bog to the ventilation shafts.
I was delighted to see yet another late wheatear just beyond the trig point. I am now point-blank refusing to describe any wheatear I see as most likely being the last one I see this year.
There were quite a few red grouse around, and I startled more than one of them (and vice versa) by getting really close to them without realising.
The boots held up quite well, but I'm reserving judgement until they have had a sterner test in full rain.