This is the month of eager anticipation as all the hard work has been done on the crops and it is all down to the weather now. It is also time for our family holiday which this year was in northern Spain on the Atlantic coast. The weather in Spain was not too hot due to the coastal breeze but the last two days were over 40 degrees which was stifling. The oil seed rape has been sprayed while we were away to kill it off and make it easier to harvest. Most of the residents of our bird boxes are now fledging which is great to see.