A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Brandon Marsh NR
We visited Brandon Marsh NR last Saturday for a walk - it was really cold but sunny. There have been several sightings of Waxwings in the car park and by the Visitor Centre but none around when we were there.
I found this fungi in New Hare Covert - not sure at all of id although it looks a bit like Chicken of the Woods
Had tea and cake in the tearoom and there was a beautiful sunset as we were leaving.
It was my birthday on Saturday (one of those ending in zero!!) and here's a photo of the cake my family made me. The little plaque commemorating the actual birthday has been cropped off - am a bit coy about my age these days :)
I've still been checking all the local berry trees and bushes for Waxwings without success. A small flock were reported at Hams Hall Distribution Centre two days ago so I visited yesterday and again today. There are zillions of berries and loads of Blackbirds, Redwings and Fieldfares feeding on them but yet again I failed to spot any Waxwings. Talked to a couple of birders who had been at one spot for a while and they had heard them but not seen them.
There are absolutely loads of these berries (Cotoneaster, I think) and here's a Blackbird busy scoffing away.
Managed to get my first photo of a Redwing - not brilliant but they are such beautiful birds I had to post it!
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