On my way out this morning I decided to pop to Springfield Park in Kidderminster to photograph a particular fungi, the Blue Roundhead. I had been given the heads up by a friend, Cass, who had taken some cracking photos of them there the previous week and decided I would go and have a look at them myself.
As time drew on I decided to hit my local patch and boy what a contrast. It was so quite there that I was half expecting a ball of tumbleweed to blow past me like in the old westerns.
Stanklyn Lane was the most productive area where I noted a single Raven on a pylon, 1 Common Buzzard and a Jay. A single Red Admiral was also recorded.
Heath Lane was just as desperate with the only notables being a single Mistle Thrush in the paddock and a solitary Small Tortoiseshell.
The only positive I could take from this part of the day was the fact that I managed to relocate the Lapwing flock, just off patch, at Podmore. There were 78 Lapwings present in total and there is every chance that they will drift back on patch over coming weeks.
Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea)