Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Borough woods

Glistening Inkcap...click on the picture to see why!
Beech tuft fungi...too high up


Unseasonal Anemone



Help!

A nice morning looking for fungi. The commonest at the moment appears to be Charcoal burner but as it is edible the Wood mice and Bank voles seem to have got there first before I could get a descent photo. The Beech tuft were growing too high to get a proper pic and the clump at the bottom is similar to a number of species so I hope Dean can help me out on that one. on the bird front a Green woodpecker was calling from High house wood and two marsh tits were in the Borough woods.

Yesterday with my scope fixed I spent two hours sea watching off Newbiggin. Auks were moving up in high numbers as were distant Kittiwakes, Manx were in single figures and only a single Sooty flew north but very close. I'm not off til saturday so I'll see how the winds go.

1 comment:

Dean said...

You`re alright asking me for help, Nigel. The boot`s generally on the other foot ;-)

Anyways, is it an Agrocybe sp ?