Saturday, 22 March 2014

Cootlings and cygnets

Coot and Cootling, Fulica atra
On Thursday I joined Mark at Arundel WWT and we had an enjoyable morning ambling round the reserve, finishing with cappuccino and bread & butter pudding cake. One Small Tortoiseshell was seen nectaring on Sallow catkins. It was lovely to see two cootlings being fed by their parents. There were also Mallard ducklings and two Black-necked Swan cygnets. Mr Swan was his usual feisty self and swam across the pond to tell us what he thought of our presence. A wren hopped along the base of a reed bed. I looked around Swanbourne Lake and saw my first Marsh Marigold of the season on the outflow stream. Finally at Angmering Woods I took more shots of the Scarlet Elf Cups and found another cup fungus, this time brown. Sadly I saw a rabbit grazing with full blown Myxomatosis showing on its head.
Black-necked Swan cygnet, Cygnus melancoryphus
Carrion Crow, Corvus corone

Coot and Cootlings, Fulica atra

Queen European Wasp, Vespula germanica 
female Chiffchaff, Hylloscopus collybita
Greylag Goose, Anser anser
Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae on Sallow catkin, Salix caprea
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Swanbourne Lake area:
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustri
Angmering Woods:
a brown cup fungus, Peziza species
algae, Trentepohlia abietina
Common Ivy berries, Hedera helix
Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria
Scarlet Elf Cup, Sarcoscypha coccinea
Wood Violet, Viola riviniana
Rabbit with Myxomatosis, Oryctolagus cuniculus

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please select 'Name/URL' from 'Comment as' drop down box and add your name, thanks.