Sunday 27 November 2022

Sunday 27th November

The calm weather revealed the continuing presence of the wintering warblers, namely a Dartford Warbler on the Golf Course and the two Cetti's Warbler one at the Main Pond and one roaming, today it was in the Buffer Zone. Also in the bushes, a Siberian Chiffchaff and a Blackcap  along with a few Song Thrush were new in, with a Firecrest, six Goldcrest, two Bullfinch, a Chiffchaff and a Siskin, with four others overhead. 

Elsewhere the Spotted Redshank and 10 Cattle Egret were in the estuary with counts including 422 Wigeon, 131 Curlew, 104 Bar-tailed Godwit, 38 Teal and four Greenshank; three Great Northern Diver, two Common Scoter and a Mediterranean Gull were offshore and a year's high 43 Mallard roosted on the Main Pond.

Wildlife News: A Devon Fungus Group foray turned up at least 60 species including Poisonpie Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Bark Bonnet Mycena speirea, Smoked Oysterling Resupinatus applicatusGirdled Knight Tricholoma cingulatum, Parrot Waxcap Gliophorus psittacinus and Tawny Funnel Lepista flaccida

Tawny Funnel

Dasyscyphella nivea - Alan Keatley

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