06.01.13. Birdlog & Nature Notes # 17

06.01.13. Birdlog

Today, Frodsham Score continues to hold the Great White Egrets8 Little Egret, 20 Whooper Swan, 5 Bewick’s Swan and a single Barnacle Goose. An interesting thread from James Walsh/Salford Birds via Bird Forum of a Derbyshire Barnacle Goose.

‘Goldies’ over No 6 tank. Image by WSM.

Birds on No 6 tank constituted 100 Common Teal, 18 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 6 Pintail , 500 Lapwing, 300 Golden Plover and 100 Dunlin.

A pair of Stonechat continue to winter along the track bordering Lordship Marsh and 2 Chiffchaff were along Rake Lane, Helsby. Goldcrest are widespread so one lingering along the banks of No 4 tank was expected if not a little elusive at times

Observers: Frank Duff, Brian Rimmer, Mike Turton.

Nature Notes # 17

06.01.13. Octospora rutilans, Delamere Forest. WSM.

06.01.13. Octospora rutilans, Delamere Forest. WSM.

On a walk through Delamere Forest this afternoon came across this widespread but uncommon fungi. Octosporo rutilans (I think?) related to the Orange Cup and a tad like the bitten lip from the film ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ or is that just me?

Observers: Sparky & WSM.