|Grey Shoulder-knot Moth, Lithophane ornitopus|
Yesterday I went for a walk in Houghton Forest to look for moths on tree trunks. I found one, a Grey Shoulder-knot Moth (Lithophane ornitopus). I saw a single holly berry and many hazel catkins. In the afternoon I visited Arundel WWT where I saw a Kingfisher on the outside of the reed bed hide, a Little Egret plus many wildfowl at the Ramsar Hide. I met birders who told me they had seen a Crossbill and heard others. No such luck for me though.
Today I returned to Houghton Forest, this time walking from the Whiteways car park. I found an Orange Ladybird.
|Candlesnuff Fungus, Xylaria hypoxylon|
|Hazel catkins, Corylus avellana|
|Holly, Ilex aquifolium|
|the fungus above on a log|
|Gadwall, Anas strepera|
|Canada Goose, Branta canadensis|
|Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis|
|Little Egret, Egretta garzetta|
|Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna|
|Shelduck and Teal, Anas crecca|
|Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula|
|unidentified bracket fungi|
|Orange Ladybird, Halyzia sedecimguttata|