Today’s walk was quite nice, 5ºC and hardly any wind. It was grey and cloudy, but it felt like spring maybe just round the corner.

Added another bird to my HC Year List, this time in the shape of 3 Lapwings over.  Other Birds noted:- 3- Carrion Crow, 1- Grey Heron (photo), 4- Great Tit, 5- Blue Tit, 2- Marsh Tit, 3- Lapwing (+), 2- Jackdaw, 11- Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo), 150+ Fieldfare, 3- Redwing, 2- Blackbird, 1- Goldfinch, 1- Jay, 1- Great-spotted Woodpecker, 10- Wood Pigeon, 1- Coal Tit, 2- Chaffinch, 1- Green Woodpecker, 1- Song Thrush, 2- Magpie. 45 for Year!

Also other Flora and Fauna:- 1- Unidentified Spider Egg Sack (photo), and also something I’ve seen on trees loads of time, but never got an identification before (see below photo for mystery item)…

My usual sight of the Grey Heron leaving the Island Pool early morning…


The Heathland Corridor work now looks imminent. I would guess Green and Blue means remove, and Red and White plastic tie means keep. I actually walked in between the painted trees today, and I think its a great route through to Goldie Heath. Pleased about keeping two of the large conifers and also some of the Holly Trees/Bushes. Also a number of trees looked like they will dotted about the corridor. This for me is also important. I can see Tree Pipits using these to sing from…

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11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over…


Unidentified Spider Egg Sack…


Unidentified/Mystery??? Seen this over the years quite a few times. Never bothered before to take photo and get it identified. Its a very Sooty/Hairy/Earthy like substance. I will be interested what it actually is. I would guess Invertebrate Made…


I would guess this is Turkey Tail fungi but I have put it on iSpot to make sure…

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This photo is also of fungi, but must admit its my favourite photo from a very grey day! How Beautiful Mother Nature arranges things at times. Not sure if I should put this on iSpot….someone may ask me to photograph the gill sides of all these….


Trouble with looking under old wood, is that everything runs for their lives. Did just about manage to get this Centipede and 2 Common Striped Woodlice. Note bottom Woodlouse legging it….



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