Sunday, 27 October 2013

Fungi in the woods

As the autumn season is well on now and has been a good Mushroom and Fungi season headed down to one of my local woods and was disspointed with a nice collection of different fungi and mushrooms with the hightlight the number of Fly Agaric around which due to the look of them my favourite but other nice looking ones i found where False Chanterelleand and a small family of 10-spotted Ladybirds.

Fly Agaric in the woods

False Chanterelle in the woods

Candle-snuff Fungus in the woods

Sulphur Tuft in the woods

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Local Great White Egret

Recently had a Great White Egret down the road at Tyttenhanger for just over a week though with the weather being so rotten and the egret very good at hiding and getting chased by the local heronsonly had a few hours with the bird showing well but a beautiful little fellow and spenting some time hunting and seemed to favour the perch while fishing.







Thursday, 17 October 2013

Rainham Marshes

A visit to Rainham Marshes with the local RSPB group was quite produtive with 52 Species seen. From the vistor center we were greeted by a tame Phesent and some of our group had a little egret and a few flocks of tit's species overhead, while on the feeders we had House Sparrows and Finches feeding.

Overlooking the scrapes from the hides we had good views of a kestrel feeding and little egret around the pool along with the the wintering ducks and waterfowl along with a few redshank and Snipe flying around the scrape. Walking between the two hides we had excellent views of a marsh harrier over the reed beds and reed bunting feeding along the path. Walking back to visitor center a pintail was hiding itself with the gadwall before a few more raptors made a appearence with kestrel and sparrowhawk sheltering from the rain in the trees in the woodland area. A few of walked along the seawall to the bay where we had a good view of a meadow pipit and a good numbers of redshank and curlew feeding out in the bay with a lone common seal.

Feeding Kestrel


Little Grebe

Little Egret


Marsh Frog