Thursday, 9 September 2021

VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION OVER BURTON IN KENDAL (AUTUMN 2021)

 

Visible Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal - Autumn 2021

For earlier years please click over the year - Autumn Bird Migration over Burton in Kendal 20092010, , 2011 2012, 20132014,  2015201620172018,  201920202021 

Photo: Redwing thanks to Craig Bell


Sunday 26th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Forecast: Wind SSE 6mph, 15c, 50% chance of rain, Precipitation 0.cm, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 93%, Visibility: 12.9km, Sunrise 0703hrs.

0700hrs to  CURRENTLY OUT VISMIGGING WILL REPORT BACK LATE MORNING.

Other areas: (Yesterday Saturday)
Heysham had 17,000 Pink Feet heading South
Formby had 2568 Meadow Pipit South
Spurn had 1127 Linnet South
Crosby had 752 Meadow Pipit South
Oxenhope had 3790 Meadow Pipit South
Bury Gtr M/cr had 1193 Meadow Pipit South


Saturday 25th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal, Forecast: - Wind WSW 3mph, 16c, 20% chance of rain, Precipitation 0.cm, humidity 93%, 1013mb pressure. 16.1km visibility. 0702 sunrise - Flight altitude:

0700-1200hrs  Today was a special day with lots of Pink Footed Geese. Some came overhead to a SE routing, but the majority were some distance away and only seen and counted with binoculars. These birds were mainly coming from a sort of Central Lakes areas and heading almost past Warton Crag to the South or South East. They started at approx 0800hrs and finished by 0900hrs although there were still the odd skeins going through up until 1130hrs. I would estimate approx 30 skeins ranging in sizes from 50 to 250. Also I did miss a few skeins which were above cloudbase. 

Of interest was when a friend who lives close to my watchpoint said he and his wife were awakened at 0200hrs and 0500hrs by the sound of passing overhead geese. Also this morning was the start of the Chaffinch and Linnet proper.

Pink Footed Goose 2631 s/se (approx 30 skeins) first: 0800hrs
Meadow Pipits: 82 se (best parties: 1x8,3x6) first 0742hrs
Chaffinch: 57 (47se, 10w) (best parties: 1x10,1x9) first: 0726hrs
Linnet: 18 se (5,5,8)
Reed Bunting: 1 se
Swallow: 12 s/se (2,6,4)
Mistle Thrush: 8 sw (2,3,3)

Also:
Starling: 55 e (ex roost from 0720hrs)
Greylag Goose: 43 (20se @0725,14@0740,9w@0752)

Other areas: (Yesterday Friday)
Yesterday: 12000 Pink Footed Goose south over Spurn



Friday 24th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal, Forecast - Wind: WSW 12mph, 10-15c, 40% chance of rain, Precipitation 0.cm, humidity: 83%, Cloud 100%, Pressure 1013 mb, Visibility: 16.1km. Flight average altitude: 60ft 

0700hrs - 1000hrs  Actual weather - Rained throughout light drizzle, occasional wind with gust to 10mph, Visibility down to 200 yards at best and at times closing.

First on way up to watchpoint found my road closed due to a water mains burst, so instead of a detour decided to go up to Whinn Yeates and watch from there, but when I got up there it was completely fogged out within visibility down to 20 yards at best. Gave it half hour, heard lots of Geese overhead (presumed Greylags). Nothing passerine movement. So came back down at 0900hrs and went the long detour to get up to my regular watchpoint on Vicarage Lane.  Here visibility was down to 200 yards at best and continual drizzle rain. Very quiet with only 3 Meadow Pipits SE and 4 Chaffinch S and that was it over one hour. Came away at 1000hrs.

Other areas: Late yesterday afternoon/early evening - Thousands of Pink Footed Geese on the move. Mainly S down East Coast, but also Simon had good numbers crossing over Manchester and heading North/North West (I wonder if these were overshot birds making their way to Martin Mere or Morecambe Bay. 




Thursday 23rd September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: West 11mph, 12-15c, 20% chance of rain, Precipitation 0.cm, Cloud 100%, 1017mb pressure, 16.1km visibility, 92% humidity, 0658 sunrise. Flight elevation: 30-100ft

0630 - 1030hrs Another quiet day, thats 3 quiet on the run now, it must be down to the high pressure. Other sites in Northern England its the same. Never had this so drawn out before at the usual main mipit season and thats in over 40 years... I guess there is always a first for everything. 

Meadow Pipit: 15 (1s 14se) first 0730hrs.
Chaffinch: 29 (6w, 1n, 7s, 7se) first 0718hrs
Goldfinch: 5 w (single party)
Linnet: 19 se (9,10)
Swallow 9 s (4,2,3) going the regular way again today.
Mistle Thrush: 3 sw
Jay: 2 se
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 1 sw

also:
Starling 50e ex roost at 0730hrs.




I had not realized the albatross was so large!!

Wednesday 22nd September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: WSW10 mph, 14c, 30% chance of rain, Humisiry: 97%, 0.cm precipitation, 1026mb pressure. 16.1 km visibility, 6.56hrs sunrise. Flight elevation: 30-50ft

0630hrs - 1000hrs - Very quiet throughout with little moving and this seems to have been the situation at most sites throughout Northern England. Again the Swallows were exiting to the West/North West instead of their regular S/SE. The few mipits went South rather than SE.

Meadow Pipit: 16s (unusual direction normally SE)
Chaffinch: 17 (4n,4w,7s)
Linnet: 3w
Swallow: 6 (2w/nw, 2s, 2w/nw)
Starling: 1w
Jay: 2nw

Other areas:
2 Redwing reported from Banstead, Surrey.



Tuesday 21st September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: WSW 3-5mph, 10c, 100% cloud, 10% chance of rain, 0.cm precipitation, 1028mb pressure. Sunrise at 0654hrs. Elevation: 100 metre approx - Birds flying at 50-100ft.

0630hrs - 1000hrs  Really quiet throughout (also checked out Whinn Yeates which is at 191metres and all I found was Mipits blogging) so the extra 91 metre altitude did not help any. I just dont think they wanted to know today. The sky was milky again with little to no wind. Everyear I notice that on certain dates the Swallows exit to the North West..... I wonder why?

Meadow Pipit: 39 se
Chaffinch: 23 (12se 11w)
Greenfinch: 1 se
Linnet: 11 se (5,6)
Swallow: 10 nw (3,3,1,3)
Alba Wagtail: 1 se
Skylark: 10s (one party)

Also:
Greylag Goose: 12w (one party)
Starling: 23 e (ex roost at 0712hrs)
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 s



Monday 20th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: ENE 3mph, 8c, 10% chance of Rain, 98% humidity, Precipitation 0.2cm, 1022mb pressure. Visability 14.5 km. Sunrise 6:53.

0630hrs to 1030hrs. Really quiet, too bright, no wind, maybe the birds went high who knows. Just a early morning flurry! Highlight yet more Pintail to SE

Meadow Pipit: 45 se (first 0659hrs)
Chaffinch: 23 se
Linnet: 20w (one party)
Swallow: 16 se (11,2,3)
Alba Wagtail: 1
Pintail: 5 se at 0652hrs

Also:
Starling: 39 e (ex roost from 0707hrs)



Above two photos taken this morning from watchpoint 20th Sept 2021


Sunday 19th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: SW 2mph, 12c, 97% humidity, Chance of Rain 30%, 0.2cm precip, 1012  mb pressure, 9.7km visability. Sunrise 0651hrs.

0630hrs -  1200hrs A far better morning with good parties of both Meadow Pipits and Swallows. Spitting light rain at times nothing much. 1100hrs visability down to 300 yards and wind change to S and back to SSW at 1200hrs. Birds still moving on leaving. (Meadow Pipits and Swallow)

Meadow Pipit: 295 se (best parties 1x16,1x14,1x13,1x10,1x9, 2x8. (1st 0703hrs)
Swallow: 187 s/se (best parties: 1x47,1x35,1x23,1x16,1x15,1x14)
Chaffinch: 37 (21se and 16w)
Linnet: 20 se (one party)
Starling: 1 w (probably continental)

Also: Noctule Bat: 1
Starling: 38 e (ex roost from 0718hrs)
Greylag Goose: 35 w/nw (12,15)
Red Admiral butterfly: 2 s




(above cloud formations 19th September 2021)

Saturday 18th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: ESE 3mph, 13c, 85% humidity, Chance of Rain 40%, 1013mb pressure, 16.1 km visability, sunrise 0649hrs.

0630hrs - 1000hrs - Still very quiet with little moving. Pair of Pintail to SE on usual flightpath.

Meadow Pipit: 61 (best parties: 1x8,1x7)
Chaffinch: 22 (12se and 10w)
Linnet: 1 se
Alba Wagtail: 1se
Swallow: 14 s/se (6,8)
Pintail: 2se at 0940hrs

Also:
Jay: 1s,
Heron: 1 se
Raven: 3 (1w 2nw)
Noctule Bat: 2

Also whilst travelling via Settle 3 more Pintail heading SE




Friday 17th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind SE 7mph, 12c, 91% humidity, Chance of rain 10%, 1012mb pressure, Visability: 16:1 Km, sunrise 0647hrs. 

0630hrs - 1100hrs. Really poor today with just a early trickle then down to almost nil for the last hour. Mainly Meadow Pipits, still really poor on the Chaffinch. 1st Alba. also 1st Starling to the W.

Meadow Pipit: 50 se (best parties 1x8, 1x6)
Chaffinch: 8 (5w 2se)
Linnet: 5 se
Goldfinch 5 se
Swallow 7 s/se
Alba wagtail: 1 se
Starling: 1 w

Also:
Starling 33 e (presumed ex roost at 0659hrs)
Greylag Goose: 21 s/se at 0703hrs then returned W at 0736 hrs



Lovely sunrise to start the day

Thursday 16th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal: Wind SSW 2mph, 14c, 95% humidity, 10% chance of rain, 1016mb pressure, Visability 9.7km. The wind picked up to 3mph at 0900hrs and we seemed to then get more birds.

0630hrs - 1100hrs - No pots broken just steady trickles.

Meadow Pipit: 72 (best parties 1x9,1x7,2x5) first bird 0657hrs
Chaffinch: 22 (9w,1s, 12se)
Linnet: 4 se (one group)
Swallow: 14 (4w and 10se) 4,1,4,2,1,2.
House Martin: 4 se
Pintail: 6 se (one party)
Buzzard 2s (1,1)
Pink Footed Goose heard large skein moving S. (above cloud base)

also:
Starling 23 e (at 0703hrs presumed left roost)
Greylag Goose: 76se and 24n/nw (7se at 0644,30se@0650,30s@0655,24n/nw @0713, 9se at 0755.)


Wednesday 15th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Wind ENE 2mph, 10c, Chance of rain 20%, Humidity 95%,1014mb pressure, visability 11.3km. 

Time of Watch 0630hrs to 1000hrs. Nothing got going today, with little to no wind and very bright. Just odds and sods.

Meadow Pipit: 14 se first 0711hrs)
Swallow: 13 se (1,4,2,1,1,2,1,1)
Chaffinch: 5 se (2,3) first 0705hrs
Goldfinch: 1 se
Linnet: 10 w (one party)

Other Starling 18 e at 0708hrs (ex roost).
Noctule Bat: 1
Painted Lady Butterfly (see photo below), Green Veined Whites.

"A speck in the upper sky,
swallow-ed up by the hazy blue,
Autuminal freshness,
Wasp and others propelling wings,
create a wuzzy blur,
they zig zag across with untold speed
faster than one so swift all gone now"



(above) Painted Lady on Clover off Vicarage Lane 15th Sept 2021

Tuesday 14th September 2021  Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind ENE 5-6mph, 12c, Rain light off and on throughout, 100% Cloud down to 90% at close. Vis 16.1km, Humidity: 89%, Pressure 1014mb.

Time of watch 0630 to 1000hrs. A little bit of movement with the Mipits only with one party at 14.

Meadow Pipit: 60 SE (best parties: 1x14,1x8,1x6)
Chaffinch: 5 west
Swallow: 5 SE
Cormorant: 2 SE

Noctule Bat: 2 local at first light. 
Wasp, Large Bees and Cockchafers.  At times moving violently with speed from side to side, with heights to almost 100ft and seen regular at 40ft. Lots of activity presuming the wasp were going to feed on the fruiting Ivy. 



Monday 13th September 2021 Taylors Field, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: East 10 - 15mph, 11c, 0.2mm rain, 100% cloud, 1020mb pressure.

Just as I thought we started to get a little movement with the change to Easterlies, but quite strong at times and birds struggled but persevered. Meadow Pipits were the main goers today. Time of watch 0630 to 1000hrs

Meadow Pipit: 68 SE (best parties 2x8, 1x7)
Chaffinch:  6 (5se and 1w)
Goldfinch: 5 se (one party)
Swallow: 13 (10se and 3n)
Starling: 6e
Greylag Goose: 14 se at 0942hrs.




Sunday 12th September 2021  Taylors Fields, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind: WNW 2-3mph, 11c, 0.0mm rain, 90% Cloud, 1018mb pressure. 

Still quiet with little moving, but just signs of a little build and hopefully tomorrows Easterlies should improve the situation. Time of watch 0630 to 1000hrs

Chaffinch: 11 (4w, 2nw, 4se)
Goldfinch: 7 w (one party)
Linnet: 8 s (one party)
Meadow Pipit: 4 se (one party)
Swallow: 7se  (4,3)
Starling: 28 E (12,15,1, probably ex roost from 0736hrs on. 
Greylag Goose: 11 se (8 at 0645hrs and 3 @ 0835hrs)



Saturday 11th September 2021  - Taylors Fields, Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. Wind SW 6-12mph, 13c, 0.0mm rain, Fog, 100% Cloud, 1012mb pressure. 0630hrs to 1000hrs.

Still very quiet, just the trickle of Chaffinch, but first Pink Feet.

Chaffinch: 9 (1w,2w,1w,1se 4se)
House Martin 1 se
Swallow: 5 se
Meadow Pipit: 2 se (1,1)
Greylag Goose: 6 se (2,4)
Pink Footed Goose: 15sw (one skein 0920hrs) First of the year...
Little Egret: 2 se (paired)

Lots of wasp moving to and fro to feed on the nearby ivy.


Friday 10th September 2021 -

Taylors Fields, Vicarage Lane 0900hrs to 1000hrs.

Chaffinch: 3 se (one group)
Swallow: 11 se (4,2,3,2)
Starling: 5 e
Little Egret: 1se

Thursday 9th September 2021

Just did a brief check this morning over on Whinn Yeates, but nothing moving as yet although I had a blogging Meadow Pipit party of some 25 birds.


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Saturday, 28 August 2021

The Gentians (Autumn Gentian - G.amarella and the Field Gentian - G.campestris) and their status on Holme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof, Cumbria.

 

(Notes compiled 28th Aug 2021)

Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella)

Plus sub species "Septentrionalis" and local varieties


Photo: Autumn Gentian - 27th August 2021 - Holme Stinted Pastures

We do get Autumn Gentians throughout Hutton Roof, although the bulk of them seem to be on the more North West side known as Holme Stinted Pastures, Holme Park Fell, and areas on the Farleton side of Hutton Roof. I have found them in small quantities on Uberash Roughs, Uberash Breast and also to the East of the Trig Point.

I have found that they are really numerous about every two to three years when their numbers I have recorded in the 3,000 plus plants, but on the quieter in between years I have managed to only find between 50 to 75. So it really is nice when we do have a "special"  Autumn Gentian year, the last being 2020 and prior to that was 2017 and prior to that was 2015. This confirms that the G.amarella has its best years every two to three years.

We have probably got several local varieties of Amarella if the truth be known, or that I could make up with differing features. But the ones which seem to be established are the regular purple/magenta plant, then we do also have a "white petal (corolla) with purple to the back of the petal (corolla)" version which is said to belong to the sub species or Northern race called "Septentrionalis".  Now if we said that all white flowered ones were of this sub-species then we definately have far more of these on Hutton Roof than we do with the purple flowered (probably about 75% white to 25% purple ratio).  But I have noticed that we do occasionally get a very light green/white amarella which are also and probably more defined to be a true "white/cream flowered specimen" BUT are not purple on the back of the petals/sepals (corolla/calyx) like the earlier ones I mentioned. See below for comparisons.


Above shows the regular Purple version of Amarella which will account for 25% of the Autumn Gentians on Hutton Roof.

Below shows the commoner version of Amarella which is white but with purple to the back of the petal (Corolla). This is the one which we probably have around 75% of the Autumn Gentians. This is the sub-species better known as the "Northern Version" officially called "Septentrionalis"



Now below I show yet another "white" flowered amarella version which is more of a true white within the flower (Corolla) and green/white sepals (calyx).  

Below shows the full plant which is a very light version, although you do still get some darker tones usually to the stems (only). And beneath you do see the close up of the "white" flower. These more true white specimens turn up at the rate of maybe 1 per 100 of the regulars. So they are rare but not that rare. It has been suggested that these plants may well lack anthocyanin which is possible, but if that is the case would you still see dark colouration within the stems of the plant, and would a quantity of at least 30 on a good amarella year, taken from a overhall number of 3000 make you wonder whether it is specimens short of anthocyanins or maybe we are missing another sub-species which could even include both! 








(above) shows you a typical example of the rarer true "white" flower. 


(above) are even more examples of 3 true white/green amarella, separate plants all found within a one metre area of Holme Stints on 7th Sept 2021. 

Besides the ones I have already mentioned, I have also found others which are slightly different, not so much in the morphology, but certainly in the colourations of the petals.  Here are several fine examples.

sub species: Septentrionalis with a red (rather than purple) look



The two photos above are showing you a "red version" of septentrionalis which is stunning and occasionally you will see versions where the red has bled through a vertical half of the petal

sub species Septentrionalis with a purple bicolor look

Below: This is a beauty (septentrionalis) I found in 2020 on Holme Park Fell which shows a bicolor look with half the petal in purple, yet the other half is white. There is a small population all close to one another which are similar. I have also found this variant on Holme Stinted Pastures as well but not just as pronounced in depth of colour as the one below, but they do turn up.




Above: shows the outer corolla. 


This photo shows you both the outside and the inside of the petals

 If you look very close at the inner petals you will find this bicolor look on the occasional septentrionalis, though not so strong maybe as the one portrayed in the above photos.
The bicolor look is created from when the corolla tube was still sealed, and when it eventually opened you see it as it is in this photo with a dual colouring, now on the odd occasion when the purple is strong enough it will bleed through the petal and give it that bicolor look. Also you will find that this is represented on both 4 or 5 petals.

(below) "Septentrionalis"
with little purple and green calyx


(above) : Septentrionalis with just a light purple outer and white inner but green sepals (calyx).

(below) Septentrionalis with a regular purple dense colour outer and white inner but green sepals (calyx)





The above is a beauty which I found on Holme Park Fell about 2015 it is a good mixture from Purple all the way down through the blue to white. It is the only specimen I have found with these mixed variations. 

Please check out comparisons and differences below.


Field Gentian (Gentianella campestris)

G. campestris has declined rapidly to what it was before 1930. In its English stronghold, Cumbria, it has disappeared from half the 10-km squares for which there are post-1930 records and it is possible that is still the situation today in 2021.

Photo: Field Gentian - 24th August 2021 - Holme Stinted Pastures


This is a very rare Gentian in Cumbria these days and we are so lucky to have over 300 of these plants all growing on Holme Stinted Pastures to the North West of Hutton Roof. I have as yet not been able to find anymore, anywhere else on Hutton Roof.

There are four sites were they are located with has many as up to 75 plants at one site and the others ranging between 30 to 50 plants. Three of the sites have one thing in common, which is typical of "Gentians", they are very close to tracks and footpaths or areas which have been well trodden in the past, short green grass.

All four sites also have odd specimens of amarella (Autumn Gentian) growing on them, and I can show examples by photos of the species being as close as 2" away from one another (see far below). 

Below are a few photos examples of the plants on Holme Stinted Pastures.






Hybridization between both G. amarella and G. campestris

(below) Is there a hybrid between both amarella and campestris.  The answer at the moment is NO! but after saying that, when you get the species growing so close to one another in some instances as close as 2" it makes you wonder if one day this may well be possible. Check the following photos




(above) are three photos all showing just how close the two species get on Holme Stints (Cumbria)

Some comparison references directly between both
G. Amarella and G. Campestris

Gentianella amarella


(above) You see some of the many variations of amarella. Basically it starts with a deep purple (or magenta) to white and the many shades between.

With regards to G. amarella you will note the flower generally is associated with 5 petals, but does appear to be seen regular with only 4 petals. This situation is noted in both the purple and the white versions of amarella. It is also worth noting that a single plant may hold flowers of both 5 and 4 petals (mixed). 


(above) shows variations in the G.amarella petals going from a magenta (top left) to a  light purple (top right) and then to a bicolor (bottom left) and then to a white with purple back (bottom right). These are shown here on five petal flowers and are equally represented on 4 petal flowers. Shortly I will extend the variant colours to include the "true" white.


(above) This collage shows the association of the actual "bicolor" within the G.amarella.  The first photo shows the almost white flower with the slightest of tints of colour showing division of each petal to a 50/50% (top left), moving on you see the bicolor separations more easily (top right), then you see the look from the outside of the petals (bottom left) and finally you see the corolla from both sides showing the same division of colour(bottom right).


(above) shows examples of G.amarella (on the left sides) and G.camprensis (on the right sides)

And here are some photos showing the habitats of the Holme Stints G. camprensis


"The Bank" (area 1)
both sides of this main track produce campestris, the right hand side (as seen looking at this photo) is the best and can show up to 50 plants. Also this area has amarella up to 300 plants in a "amarella year" outside of a amerella year you would only get up to 20 or so plants. The grass rarely gets above 2 to 3".


"The mini bomb holes, The Windswept Tree and areas to the bottom (south side) of the bomb hole" (Area 2 and 3)

The area above produces around 150 campestris spread out from the area west of the windswept tree and all the grass areas in the photo, obviously nothing growing in the gorse or bracken areas.  The area was only confirmed in 2021 so amarella has not been fully monitored but even in 2021 we have got about 15 showing throughout this area of which 3 are purple whilst 12 are the white septentrionalis. Again short grass rarely getting much higher than 3"


(above)  "Track Left Hand" (Area 4)

Again plants are found on or near to well trodden paths or tracks. Campestris numbering at least 50+ are found here on the path itself and both sides, with a good concentration to the front of the low Juniper bush, also there is another good concentration to all areas behind the Juniper right up to the next bushes shown here (20 metres- linear) or 20 good strides. Up to 5 amarella can be found in this area in good amarella years. 


(above) "Track Right Hand" (Area 5)

Again another area of very short grass up to 3", at the sides of a well trodden path. The area which holds the plants is about 37 linear yards long by say 2 yards wide culminating at the far bush which you see here in the photo. Over this area we would estimate up to 200 campestris and at least 15 amarella.



(above) Windswept Holly Tree with boulders (Area 6)

This area again is short grass but not really on any of the footpaths or tracks, but it is against a slight depression and clearly near to anthills. It is estimated that there are at least 50 campestris at this area. No close amarella. 
 
When I refer to the shallow depression areas "mini bomb holes and bomb holes" which are really old stone quarry workings from 17th 18th centuries".

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Thursday 19th November 2020 - Nice stroll or wander with fabulous wonders and my December copy for the local magazine - SEE BLOG BELOW THESE LINKS.....

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"Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)

Cloud and Sunrise photo blog - click here

The new Orchid book "Britains Orchids" by Sean Cole and Mike Waller - please click this link for details.

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