Monday, 13 November 2017

November Diary 2017

15th Nov-      Not many bird sightings today, but another new fungi sighting for this year in the form of some Purple Jellydisc.

14th Nov-   Another cold damp morning in the woodland, strangely after mentioning the Woodcock in yesterdays blog I unexpectantly flushed one from the Bronze age mound. No camera  though.
other birds included Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Song Thrush, Blackbird,  Nuthatch calling unseen,
Pheasant, Jay, Magpie.
13th Nov -   I was considering an end to this blog as my sightings and photographs were getting a bit repetative, I've been keeping a diary of my daily dog walks at this site since January 2015, recording my various sightings throughout the seasons. my dog is getting older and not so keen on the longer walks taking in the meadows and glades so I've had to curtail the walks to just the woodland, this appears more to my dogs liking.

 There are still a few woodland birds that  have eluded my camera, the Marsh Tit which I have seen on several occassions but never managed to photograph, the Woodcock, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker also come to mind. so I will keep it going for while longer and try to find some different camera angles to record the natural beauty of this lovely woodland.

Bird sightings have started to improve and easier to find now that the leaves are dropping. Two Treecreepers were seen today together on one tree, Mistle Thrush, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Jay, Wood Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Ring Necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker.

Still some Fungi species appearing around the woodland, I still strugle to positively identify some of these, even with the help of a field guide.

Sulphur Tuft Fungi

Common Funnel Fungi

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