Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Gosforth Park NR

Had our first fleeting visit to Gosforth Park NR which is run by the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Upon opening the viewing hatch of the hide, there in front of us was a kingfisher, which unfortunately must have caught sight of the movement and within a few seconds was off, but not a bad start for a first visit. A little Grebe fished successfully in front of us
with quite a few Mallard on the water. Apparently the tern platform had initially been successful but the juveniles were all lost to predators , thought to be Heron, although I understand not proved. A Kestrel flew over before we left.
Spotted this Bracket Fungi next to the boardwalk.


kirstallcreatures said...

Great, that must be the nearest Nature Reserve to home then? The Kingfisher makes for a good start. L

Citybirding said...

Yes this will be the nearest and it covers about 140 acres

abbey meadows said...

The fungi looks like Bitter bracket (postia stiptia).