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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 18 6:43 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Thanks Henry. I thought I hadn't seem them in the past, but they are quite common round here now.

buzzy



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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yesterday we went to a very local piece of woodland. A very pleasant walk, and a few nice finds, but remarkably few small birds, something we have noticed at one or two other sites. We did hear Green Woodpecker, and found a Green Woodpecker feather, which might have come from a predated bird, as the shaft was broken.

We found a few fungi, even though the ground was very dry, including an (apparently) uncommon type of Honey Fungus and a young Magpie Inkcap.

In a small sunny clearing we found several Common Darter dragonflies basking on the tree trunks, as was this Batman Hoverfly (Myathropa florea):





I hope you can see why it has its English name


Henry

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have had a magpie inkcap come up over the last few days. I haven't seen it, but it is in the general area that they occurred last year. I have noticed a few fungi coming up, even though it is pretty dry with us too. Haven't heard many birds lately, but there are a few around; my robin came to visit me the other day when I was digging the garden and we have heard the buzzards in the woods apart from anything else. Have had hornets round the yard and the odd bee.

Like the hoverfly.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Come on MR where are your snaps?

Nice photo Henry.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 18 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't do them I am afraid Sgt Colon. I went to have a look at the magpie inkcap yesterday and it was over, with pretty well just the stem left, but found there had been 3 more where they were last year, and the new one had been joined by 5 friends. Also found some stump puffballs and one I couldn't identify close by.

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