Saturday, 12 December 2015

Arundel fungi and waterfowl

Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
On Monday December 7th I visited Arundel WWT and returned with Sue the following day. Fungi once again were a priority and I found Blushing Bracket, Common Jellyspot, Fairy Inkcap, Funeral Bell, Cup lichen, old Oyster Mushrooms and Wrinkled Fieldcaps on woodchip. Also an old Magpie Inkcap where Terry had photographed a pristine specimen 3 days before.
  A Water Rail marched up and down the the opposite bank of the rife by the reed beed walk.
Monday 7th December:
Bewick's Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blushing Bracket, Daedaleopsis confragosa
Blushing Bracket, Daedaleopsis confragosa
Common Jellyspot, Dacrymyces stillatus
Common Jellyspot
Common Jellyspot
Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus
Falcated Duck, Anas falcata
Funeral Bell, Galerina marginata
Funeral Bell
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
old Magpie Ink Cap, Coprinus picaceus
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus

Tuesday 8th December:
African White-backed Duck, Thalassornis leuconotus
reed bed
Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
Cup lichen, Cladonia species
Cup lichen, Cladonia species
Field Maple leaf, Acer campestre
old Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus
Teal, Anas crecca
Wrinkled Fieldcap, Agrocybe rivulosa
Wrinkled Fieldcap with unidentified insects
Wrinkled Fieldcap with unidentified insects
Wrinkled Fieldcaps on wood chips

1 comment:

  1. Excellent pics of water rail.They seem to be more common now than in the past,or not quite as shy.


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