Today, Frodsham Score continues to hold the Great White Egrets, 8 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
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.