Monday 21 November 2011

Strange weather monday 21st november 2011

What strange weather we are having,  bringing out;  Butterflies,  swarms of insects,ie;  ladybirds,  birds singing, plants flowering; forsythia ect,  what more strange things might happen during the winter?  Has anyone else experienced unusual happenings?

Woodmouse appearing in my garden.

Saturday 12 November 2011

Fly Agaric, Belhus.

A common and beautiful sight in our woodlands at the moment but if you read about this toadstool,  I would still rather have a pint.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Med Gulls Southend Pier, Weds, 9-11-11

After monday,  terrible weather but lots of birds,  today brighter weather,  no birds.   A Red-Throated Diver, A Grebe, and a couple of Gannets was all we could muster.   The Med gulls kept us interested though. 

Monday 7 November 2011

Southend Pier; Little Auk et al, Monday 7-11-11

Despite the terrible weather Russ Sherriff and I had a good day on the pier;  Little Auk,  Guillemot,  2 Bonxies at least,  Artic Skua,  5 Red-Throated Divers, 10 Gannets,  10 Med  Gulls,  and other stuff.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Ingrebourne Valley and Belhus Woods. Weds 2nd nov 2011

 Russ Sherriff and I saw two Bitterns in the air one 30 feet behind the other,  and there is possibly a third scruffy one.

Redpoll,  Belhus.

Siskin, Belhus.

Sparrowhawk, Ingrebourne Valley.

Mistle Thrush, Ingrebourne Valley.

Shoveler, Ingrebourne Valley.