Middle LH is again a different type of fungi, mid right is a fallen tree with
old bracket fungi mossed over. Bottom Left and right - very old bracket type
(Click over to enlarge)
within Lancelot Clark Storth (Cumbria Wildlife). It reminded me
of those trees shown on telly and in books when you were a child,
which had eyes and waved their arms about and frightened you to death
- but honestly I could see "deer faces" CAN YOU SEE ANY DEER FACES?
You need to stare at the photo and look from different angles.
I have found four and they are Roes. If you want more photos look below:
Besides these fungi and holly tree "wonders" I was also privileged to
see a "charm" of 13 Goldfinches
Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Lancelot Clark Storth, Hutton Roof West (Cumbria Wildlife)
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Holme Stinted Pastures - Hutton Roof NW
Fungi type thought to be: "Phellinus family"
already so early we have 6 flowers and plenty of buds in readiness, must now check out
on a two to three week basis
Saturday 5th January 2019 - Checking out Hutton Roof East Side
Friday 4th January 2019 - A beautiful bracket fern "Lumpy Bracket Fungi (Trametes gibbosa) photos showing undersides etc - Lancelot Clark Storth, Hutton Roof (Cumbria Wildlife)
Also forgot to mention that I was watching Rooks already at their rookery during Christmas week in Burton and again today at Holme.
Today had a mixed party of mainly Fieldfare in Curwen Wood Park today - well over 50 birds
Green Woodpecker today in Dalton Crags.
Stained green by algae
Thursday 3rd January 2019 - More "Early Purple Orchids" found further across on the fells
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - My first Orchids of the year (Early Purple Orchid) plus some other real beauties
Today I saw lots of grouped Blackbirds, a party of half a dozen in Dalton Crags, then about 40 plus in fields and hedgerows alongside Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal. I have a strange suspicion that these were more than likely to be continental birds. By the way 99% of the birds were males.
Fabulous to have my first Early Purple Orchid rosettes showing as you can see in the above photo above.