16.1.15.

Beautiful morning at HC today, almost felt like a spring day.

Nothing new on the bird list, which included:- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard (photo), 9 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch (photo), 5 Chaffinch, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper (photo), 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk (which seems to be hunting Long-tailed Tits), 2 Wood Pigeon, 4 Carrion Crow, 6 Linnet, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Robin, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Magpie.

Other Flora and Fauna included Cup Lichen (photo) and Witches Butter fungi (photo).

Decided to take a look at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust feeding area by the Wardens Office, to my surprise there was this male Bullfinch in the tree the feeders are in. Yet again like the Great spotted Woodpecker the other day I was not quick enough. But it did stay close enough for this photo…

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Buzzard, getting warm in the early morning sunlight…

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The Cup Lichen finally seems to be developing some cups…

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Watched this Treecreeper search every nook and cranny for an insect to eat. First time I have noticed a Treecreeper pull tree bark off. It was worth it, because no sooner had it done this, it flew off with what looked like a larvae of some sort…

Looking on the Right Side.

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Looking on the Left Side…

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Wasn’t really going to post this Witches Butter fungi photo, but with me getting desperate to photograph some Invertebrates in this cold barren spell, and after seeing the Treecreeper (above) show me how to do it. I thought I would show you how a 50 year old, misses things even under his own nose…..Note White Circle..it would have made a good photo if I had seen it. No chance of an Identification…..

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