The cock pigeon, which at first was rather sorry for himself, no doubt owning to having been confined in a cage & having had his wings bound, is better & trying to fly a little. The female at first courting him, walking around him & bowing.
Another dead donkey, with two dogs tearing its entrails out. The third I have seen. They never seem to bury them when they die.
The pepper trees, whose peppercorns were ripening about September, have now got a fresh crop on them. The nasturtiums which were nipped by the frost are mostly dead. Ditto the vegetable marrows & the foliage of the brinjals is all withered off.
Clear & fine, not particularly cold, nice sun & no wind.
E. saw four more storks.
The oranges etc., & even apparently the lemon blossom, not in the least damaged by the frost.