12.10.12. Birdlog & Nature Notes #15
Influx of thrushes including Blackbirds, Song Thrush and 6 Redwing. Also present Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Goldcrests along the birdlog road.
Observer: Frank Duff.
An evening walk in fine sunshine around Blakemere at Delamere Forest was rewarded with a fine selection of fungi. Most notable and obvious (although well hidden in bracken) were 10 Fly Agaric Mushrooms. Various Earthstars, Earthballs, Honey Fungi, Russllea spp and a glowing Yellow Stagshorn fungi.
The above image is of an emerging Fly Agaric (amanita muscaria) which has been partially eaten by a slug. That will be one spaced-out slug…Man!
A Fly Agaric (amanita muscaria) in mid stage of development.
Fly Agaric (amanita muscaria at third stage development).
Yellow Staghorn fungi (Calocera viscosa).
Observers: Sparky, WSM.
All images by WSM.