Highgate Common 30.11.14

Beautiful day today on Highgate Common. got to see a new spider, and also a new fungi (which I’m still waiting for the ID on).

Really sunny and warm November day….

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First thing I noticed was this female Kestrel sunning herself!

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Yet again one of the Insect Signs produced a photo opportunity, giving me a new Spider species. Although common this is the first time I’ve seen an Invisible Spider (Drapetisca socialis)……

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Sulphur Tuft and Candle Snuff fungus….

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New Fungi…as yet unidentified, but I do love the beauty of the underside of this fungi….

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Yet another Northern Winter Moth.

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Although not a new species its the first time I’ve seen this caterpillar, which was a highlight today. Also for me, a late find of a Caterpillar of any sort at the end of November. Love the close up of the head. It was certainly munching away at the Heather. This is a Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)….

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Seven Spot Ladybird and a unidentified Spider sharing a bit of the same Heather…

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I think I’ve been spotted. Very hard to creep up on a Common Buzzard…..

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Really enjoyed my walk today!

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