05.11.11 - 13 degrees, sunny, light wind, 10am to 4pm
Birds - Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Wren, Crows, Pheasant, Nuthatch, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Skylark, Blue Tits, Pipits, Blackbird, Song Thrush, House Sparrows, Jays, Buzzard, Mallard Duck, Wood Pigeons, Dunnock.
Wild Flowers - Herb Robert, Red Campion, Dandelions, Nipplewort, Yarrow, Bramble Blossom, Flowering Fox Glove, Gorse Blooms.
Other - Red Admirals (2), Many different Lichens and Mosses, Wasps, Parasol Mushroom, Many different small bracket fungi, Great copper coloured bracken and many berry laden Hollies and Sloes.
Sloes and Lichen
Autumn Beech Leaves
Exe Estuary, then nearby Parkland and Woods
06.11.11 - 11 degrees, sunny, light wind, 7:30am to 4pm
Birds - Great Black-backed Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Redshank, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtails, Mute Swans, Mallard Duck, Cormorants, Canada Geese, Crows, Wood Pigeons, Sparrowhawk, Jackdaws, Starlings, Robin, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Little Egrets, Heron, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Nuthatches, Greater Spotted-Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Coal Tits, Buzzard
Great Black-backed Gull
Other - Trooping Funnel fungi, great Autumn Tulip Trees, Flowering Rhododendrons!, Red Admirals (10+), Speckled Wood, Small Tortoisehell, Small Copper
My Patch, Near Exeter
11.11.11 - 13 degrees, windy, cloudy/showers, 10am to 1pm
Birds - Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits, Great Tits, Wren, Crows, Pheasants, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Blackbirds, Magpies, Rooks, Wood Pigeons, Greenfinch, Goldfinches, Sparrowhawk, Dunnock, Robin, Bramblings, Redwings, Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Jay.
Wild Flowers - Ragwort, St John's-wort, Red Campion, Bramble Blossom, Yarrow, Red Dead-nettle, Field Speedwell, Dandelion
Other - Red Fox, Rose Hips, Hawthorn and Holly Berries
Photography Visit to My Patch, Near Exeter
12.11.11 - 15 degrees, light wind, sunshine and cloud, 9am to 2pm
Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Male (Cock) Chaffinch
Female (Hen) Chaffinch
Abstract - Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Female Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Female Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Exeter Canal and Topsham
13.11.11 - 15 degrees, sun and cloud, light wind, high tide 7:30am. 9am to 2pm
Birds - Wood Pigeons, Crows, Blackbirds, Redwings, Great Tits, Pied Wagtails, Black-headed Gulls, Mute Swans, Grey Lag Geese, House Sparrows, Dunnock, Magpies, Herring Gulls, Cormorants, Robins, Starlings, Mallard Ducks, Culrew, Redshank, Chaffinch, Blue Tits, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Goldfinches, Little Egret
Wild Flowers - Speedwell, Ivy Leaved Toadflax, Valerian, Ragwort, White Dead-nettle, Yarrow, Hogweed, Red Campion, Bramble Blossom, Hedge Bindweed, Sloes, Service Tree Berries, Hawthorn Berries, Common Mallow, Meadow Vetchling, Doves-foot Cranes-bill, Fumitory, Tansy
Red Admiral Enjoying Some November Sunshine
18.11.11 - 15 degrees, sun and cloud, moderate wind, high tide 10:30am, 8am to 1.30pm
Birds - Wood Pigeons, Crows, Blackbird, Great Tits, Pied Wagtails, Black-headed Gulls, Mute Swans, House Sparrows, Dunnock, Cormorants, Robins, Mallard Ducks, Culrew, Chaffinch, Blue Tits, Dunnock, Little Egret, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Oystercatchers, Brent Geese, Shelducks, Turnstones, Wigeon, Rock Pipits, Greater/black Backed Gulls, Moorhens, wren
Curlew - This guy was great, he calmly flew in walked across the mud and stood his ground at this tussock as the tide came and went then flew off...Class
Other - Parasol Mushrooms, Evening Primrose, Gorse Blossom, Ragwort, Sea Campion, Dumpy Centaury
19.11.11 - 14 degrees, cloud, light wind, 11am to 4pm
Birds - Buzzards, Ravens, Crows, Jackdaws, Wood Pigeons, Song Thrush, Blackbirds, Herring Gulls, Redwings, Magpies, Robins, Wrens, Long-tailed Tits, Rock Pipits, Common Scoters 30+, Fieldfares, Nuthatch, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Jays, Green Woodpecker
Wild Flowers - Whats going on this year? ....almost all of these should be gone by now.... Betony, Herb- Robert, Red Campion, Wild Carrot, Cats Ear, Bramble Blossom, Selfheal, Hawkbit Type, Yarrow, Knapweed, Meadow Buttercup, Gorse Blossom, Dove's-foot Cranesbill, Red Clover, Ragwort, Lesser Stitchwort, Daisies, Chamomile, Smooth and Prickly Sow-thistle, Pineapple Mayweed, Hogweed, Comfrey, Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Green Alkanet, Dandelions, Bush Vetch, Hedge Woundwort, Common Mallow, Great Mullein, Wild Primroses, Toadflax, Meadowsweet, Musk Thistle, Nipplewort
Other - Shaggy Inkcap, Grassland Puffballs, Blackening Waxcaps, Wasps, Parasol Mushrooms, Shaggy Parasol Mushrooms, Golden Waxcaps, Porcelain Fungus, Wood Blewit.
Golden Waxcap (shame about the slug munching, but great colour!)
Topsham, Bowling Green Marsh Hide
21.11.11 - 15 degrees, cloud, light wind, 12 to 2:30pm. High Tide 2:00pm
Birds - Wigeon, Shoveler,Teal, Mallard, Brent Geese, Canada Geese, Lapwing, Herring Gull, Curlew, Heron, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Little Egrets, Cormorants, Knot, Dunlin, Moorhen, Long-tailed Tits Avocet 200+, Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot, Male Sparrowhawk, Little Grebes
Other - Red Admiral, Rabbits
Exeter, Duryard Area
25.11.11 - 13 degrees, sum/light cloud, light wind, 11am to 3pm.
Birds - Blackbirds, Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Crows, Jackdaws, Buzzards, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Robins, Goldfinches, Squirrels, Chaffinches, Wren, Woodpigeons, Magpies, Goldcrests, Redwings, Raven, Rooks, Jay, Pied Wagtails, Nuthatch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, Song Thrush
Fungi - Shaggy Parasol, Parasol, Slender Parasol, Scarlet Waxcap, Milkcaps, Jelly Rot, Wood Blewit, Trooping Funnel, Honey Fungus.
Cortinarius renindens ?
Bitter Oysterling ?
Wild Flowers - Red Campion, Herb Robert, Red Clover, Meadow Buttercups, Periwinkle, Bramble Blossom, Nipplewort
Other - Red Admiral, Honey Bee. Holly Berries, Snow Berries, Hawthorn Berries, Rose Hips, Sloes, Honey Suckle Berries, Bittersweet Berries, Yew Berries
Holly Berries (or to be more correct Drupes!)
Topsham Bowling Green Marsh
28.11.11 - 6 degrees, cloudy, still, high tide 8:40am and 4.2m, 7:30am to 10:30am
Birds - 300+ Avocet, Pintails, Grey Lag Geese, Snipe (heard), Cettis Warbler (heard), Shoveler, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Raven, Crows, Robins, Blackbirds, Wren, Little Grebe, Redshank, Dunlin, Curlew, Shelduck, Chaffinch, Magpies, Black-headed Gulls, Brent Geese, Pied Wagtail, Bar-tailed Godwits, Woodpigeon, Redwings, Canada Geese, Fieldfares, Dunnocks, Starlings, Little Egrets, Cormorants, Black-tailed Godwits, Herring Gulls, Moorhen, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Heron, Knot