Monday, 9 March 2015

Bees, a Treecreeper and Hoof Fungus

Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
On Friday I visited Cissbury Ring where I watched plenty of bees nectaring on gorse. On the way back to the car park I saw my first Brimstone of the year and then a Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself on the path. I called in at Arundel WWT where Greylag Geese were present on the lake.

On Saturday I attended a club dig where I spotted a Germander Speedwell. Afterwards I visited Warnham Nature Reserve where I saw a Treecreeper and a Willow Bracket which was originally identified as the similar looking Hoof Fungus. Both fungi are used for fire-lighting. Ötzi the Iceman carried four pieces of Hoof Fungus.
Cissbury Ring:

Grey Field Slug, Deroceras reticulatum
Honey Bee, Apis mellifera
King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica
mushroom - id needed please
underside of above
bracket fungus - Turkeytail, Trametes versicolor
Arundel WWT:

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Canada Goose and Greylag Geese

Greylag Geese, Anser anser
Greylag Goose
Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys
Warnham Reserve:
female Blackbird, Turdus merula
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
female Common Pochard, Aythya ferina
Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
female Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Goldfinches, Carduelis carduelis

Great Crested Grebes, Podiceps cristatus 
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Willow Bracket, Phellinus igniarius
Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris

Nuthatch, Sitta europaea
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
Treecreeper, Carthia familiaris
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes

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