Wednesday 25 November 2020

Binsted Woods & a Red-belted Bracket

A walk in Binsted Woods on Sunday morning gave me the opportunity to look for fungi. Sadly I didn't find many! The Red-belted Bracket that was so colourful a few years ago is still attached to a silver birch, but the tree has fallen - the cycle of life.

Candlesnuff Fungus, Xylaria hypoxylon

Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis 

Holly, Ilex aquifolium

Inkcap, Coprinus species

King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica

Red-belted Bracket, Fomitopsis pinicola

Red-belted Bracket in 2016

Red-belted Bracket on fallen birch

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Beach walks

I've been on a few beach walks the past few days - shades of Lockdown 1. 

Littlehampton sunrise

Climping beach:

Littlehampton beach:
cod head


kite surfers

Yucca species in Mewsbrook Park

Herring gull feeding on cod head:


Thursday 12 November 2020

A walk around Arundel WWT

Littlehampton sunrise

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Yesterday afternoon I visited Arundel WWT for the first time since 4th March. It was a cloudy day and there weren't many visitors. I walked every track and enjoyed a stop at the woodland feeders. Everything was well organised for Covid rules as expected. Interesting to see work progressing on the new Pelican aviary, which looks impressive.

Bewick's Swans, Cygnus columbianus

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Common Reed, Phragmites australis

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

Great Tit, Parus major

Marsh Tit, Poecile palustris

Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

Oakmoss lichen, Evernia prunastri

Oakmoss lichen, Evernia prunastri

Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus

Silver Birch, Betula pendula

Trumpeter Swan cygnet, Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator