Blackberries starting to form - just waiting for some sun to ripen them and hopefully they'll be ready for picking.
These are wild blackberries growing on the bank of the River Irwell in Bury.
Not very big ... !!!
We have noticed this year on our rambles around the district that the fruit in the hedgerows is very poor - small or withered away completely. Perhaps this is due to the extremely dry spring that we had.
The birds may be going hungry this winter.