Sunday, 4 October 2009

Bracket Fungi

Another quiet weekend, with very little happening to justify a birding trip. Had hoped that the strong westerlies would bring something in to the south west, but it all seems to be happening in northern Scotland still.
Went for a stroll along the river Beane, intending to get some autumnal colours, but so far there has been little change. I have seen Spindle and Dog Wood with some very nice colours, but the ones today had a long way to go.
I did encounter a nice bracket fungus on a log, and a Willow that had lost it's top in spring had several patches of what could be Sulpher Polyphore.
Not much bird movement, a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipit over. Several Buzzards and Sparrowhawks were enjoying the thermals and a Tawny Owl called from one of the small woods.

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