Beautiful September sunshine helping to ripen all the haws on the tree, as they have all turned a uniform rosy red colour. The tree is laden with berries. Leaves are just on the turn, with the horse chestnut behind already looking autumnal.
As I approached the hawthorn tree, I was treated to a fantastic view of a family of spotted flycatchers feeding from a neighbouring tree. Also a treecreeper made an appearance, which I hadn't seen in The Field before.
A blissful few minutes sat by the hawthorn tree, in the warm sunshine, watching them all.
Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following' project.
To see the hawthorn tree's progress this year, click on the Tree Following label.