Wednesday 2 February 2022

Marsh Tits, Long-tailed Tits & Dalmatian Pelicans

On Sunday afternoon I visited Arundel WWT for the first time in ages. A pleasant walk around the site led me to a favourite spot - the woodland feeders. Not the usual numbers of birds, but good views of a Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits and a Robin. A Gold Crest flitted quickly among the yew branches hunting for insects and I managed one shot of it. The Dalmatian Pelicans were sitting in their usual area outside the aviary.

Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Goldcrest, Regulus regulus

Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus

Marsh Tit, Poecile palustris

Robin, Erithacus rubecula

the aviary

Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus

An Admiral in Houghton Forest

It was sunny Monday so  I decided to take the camera for a walk in Houghton Forest. It was like a Spring day except for the lack of greenery. I saw one Red Admiral which circled around me then disappeared into the jungle. A buzzard flew overhead, I spotted some fungi and covered two miles.
no doubt which way to go

crusty fungus

Hazel, Corylus avellana

Southern Bracket fungus, Ganoderma australe

Southern Bracket