A new hotline has been launched by the Forestry Commission to help Ã¢ÂÂleaf peepersÃ¢ÂÂ in the North West of England enjoy the riot of colour that is starting to sweep the region.
And they've sent me these mighty purrr-ty pictures to illustrate their point.
Like its US counterparts, the Forestry CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs new hotline Ã¢ÂÂ 017687 78469 Ã¢ÂÂ will keep people up to date on the kaleidescope of colours that autumn brings to the North West.
Information is also available on the Forestry CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs website at: www.forestry.gov.uk/northwestengland, where there are details of how to find each of the woods and a local weather forecast.
The Forestry Commission also provides information on the best places to see autumn colours across the whole country at www.forestry.gov.uk/autumn
For more information on this, don't miss my Daily Post column tomorrow (Saturday).
Meanwhile Andy Jennings e-mailed me to say he had Merlin, Peregrine and Wheatear at Heswall on October 18th _ thanks Andy.
Yellow Browed Warblers continued to pop up again this week _ watch out for Hume's this late in the year, with call, general drab colour and very dark bill the first things that should make 'em stand out from a "normal yellow browed" , before you get in to wingbars etc etc.
Less exotic, I've got Robins singing around the streetlamps near Dempsey Towers at 5.30am now _ just about the only bird song at this time apart from Tawny Owls and the occasional Wren.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies.