Friday, 1 November 2019

November arrivals.


A visit to Pitsford Reservoir a couple of times today resulted in some birds not untypical of the season. In the Scaldwell Bay this morning there were four Red-crested Pochard (two drakes), an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Stonechat. A little later birds at the south end of the reservoir included two Black-necked Grebes, which judging from their behaviour were fresh arrivals, and there was a Rock Pipit on the dam.

A very dark afternoon produced an early gull roost and an adult Mediterranean Gull and a third winter Yellow-legged Gull were in the roost.

Elsewhere and Steve Fisher saw three Great White Egrets just after dawn at Stanwick Pits and at Summer Leys John Moon found a 'redhead' Smew which remained into the afternoon.


Neil M

Rock Pipit Pitsford
Reservoir courtesy of
Bob Bullock.

Fly Agaric.

Collared Earthstar.

Amethyst Deceiver.


Autumn is definitely the season
 for fungi! All-sorted specimens
 by Robin Gossage,

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