Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Gosforth Park NR

Had a quick whizz around the perimeter of the pond to establish what fungi had been sparked into action with the recent rain. Also took the opportunity to drop into a couple of hides. There are good numbers of Teal on the water as well as Shovelers and a couple of Goosanders. Was also subject to that welcome - again -'You've just missed a.....Bittern'.
Pity 'cos I've yet to see one.
However coupled with a visit to Havannah I managed a large variety of fungi, a few of which I have posted below. There were good numbers of quite fragile looking specimens.
I believe that these are all Mycena species

As it was nearing the owling hour I drove over to Prestwick Carr and just as I was about to pack in a Short Eared Owl came into view with a quite close but brief sighting. Buzzards seem to be ever present in the area now.


Johnnykinson said...

Good stuff
Keep the fungi coming.

Citybirding said...

Thanks Johnny

Emma Anderson said...

Lovely fungi pictures.