Today I was feeling a lot brighter after my recent bout of the flux...so I decided to grab a couple of hour's fresh air and visit the patch.
I started my visit at Stanklyn Lane where I was greeted by 2 Mistle Thrushes in the paddocks. Whilst scanning the beet field, a flock of 35 Lapwing flew over heading South East. Also of note were 22 Skylarks that were wheeling about over the usually dead field opposite.
Heath Lane was painfully quiet with only a single Meadow Pipit and 2 Greenfinch of note, so I decided to head over to Witch Lane.
I didn't fare any better birdwise at this location with a single Cormorant flying South being the only note worthy individual.
I then decided to walk the tree lined public footpath to scan the back fields...still no birds but it proved fruitful all the same. The recent damp wet weather had helped a number of fungi to shoot up. Along this stretch I encountered six different species fungi, so far I have only managed to i.d. three: Wood Blewit, Verdigris agaric and White Milking Bonnet. So this little walk was quite productive...it just shows that it pays some times to go off the beaten track and take the mycenic route (I know, poor pun!)
Wood Blewit (Lepista Nuda)
White Milking Bonnet (Mycena galopus var. candida)