Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Jacks are back

Stonechat at Widdrington tip

Yellow Fieldcap

Yellow brain on Gorse

Two phases of Blackening Waxcap

Caterpillar sp Hadston links...not a sharp shot

Good start to the day with a lovely Green woodpecker feeding on the grass at the top of Abbey meadows on a tri-angle of grass at the T junction. It flew and landed at the base of a tree. I enjoyed the views for a few minutes rather than run around trying to get a pic of it. It was looking bright and smart in the morning sunshine.
I then went to Widdrington tip where the rains have flooded almost the whole of the wooded and clearing areas and walking through I flushed 33 Common snipe and 4 jack snipe. I tried hard to photo a Jack but they kept flying only a few yards and I was almost standing on them before they flushed a short distance again but I couldn't pin point exactly where they were landing. Other birds of note here were 40+ Skylark, 14 Reed buntings, Stonechat, 2 Buzzards and a small Linnet flock.
I finished the day at Hadston and Hauxley links. Not a lot of birds today but some fine fungi in the dunes and I have posted a few.


Anonymous said...

Nigel. Your caterpillar is a Fox Moth.

Citybirding said...

The Yellow Brain is quite a unique

abbey meadows said...

Thanks Dean...I thought it was but wasn't too sure.
City...This is the first time I have actually seen this fungus but there were loads of it growing all over the dead gorse bushes in the dunes at Hadston.

Alcester nature photography. said...

Great blog, really enjoyed it especially the fungi, pics.
I have some Fungi pics on my site and it would be interesting to know what you think they are.
Cheers Colin.

Birding about Northumberland said...

Great photo's once again always interesting to read your site