Looking for signs of early Spring…

What a beautiful morning! so I thought I work the local patch today mainly for two reasons. Firstly has ‘ Doris ‘ the latest storm to batter the UK brought any unusual seabirds inland and secondly to look for any signs of early spring.

It wasn’t long as in Raw Nook Nr there were 4 Mistle Thrushes chasing each other about and no doubt looking for the best nest sites…

Then in Toad Holes Beck a Song Thrush was singing his little heart out…I didn’t find any seabirds blow off course….but I recorded 32 different species with the highlight been a male Linnet in song at Caldene Fields which is encouraging as the species was common in years gone by.

Fungus may not be everyones cup of tea…but I am trying to get to grips with the fungi that can be found in our recording area and today I found a new species.

It is the Jelly Ear Fungus  Auricularia auricula-judae.  Which is common throughout the UK

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