11.1.15.

Excellent day today, 24 species of bird seen. 4 new for the year. The count today was… 1 Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch (photo), 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 10+ Fieldfare (photo), 6 Chaffinch, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk (Male), 4 Buzzard (seemed to be displaying), 2 Robin (photo), 3 Blue Tit, 1 Jay * (new for year list), 10+ Redpoll * (new for year), 10+ Long-tailed Tit (photo), 2 Jackdaw, 4 Great Tit, 2 Marsh Tit (photo), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Dunnock, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Linnet *(new for year list + photo), 3 Skylark *(new for year list + photo). Takes my total of species seen this year to 36.

Other Flora and Fauna:-  3 Scarlet Elf Cup (the frost did kill the one. photo), 1 Hoof Fungus, my first identified one (photo).

When I arrived today I thought we had a fire out of control, but after a walk over there, it turned out to be near the place which sells Christmas Tree’s…

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My first Hoof Fungus, is it me or does this look like a WW2 German Helmet? Also love the spores on this fungus….

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The first Scarlet Elf Cup, was killed by the frost, but the other 3 look fine…

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Robin..

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Long-tailed Tit…

IMG_4320Very Distant Male Bullfinch…

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Marsh Tit…

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Fieldfare…

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Distant Linnet, but my first this year…

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Distant Skylark also new for the year list…

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