Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
Teal (Anas crecca)
Long Billed Dowitcher (Limnodrpomus scolopaceus)
Dry, curled up Capillary Thread-moss (Bryum capillare)
On Lime and Beech
Small Hairy Screw-moss (Syntrichia laevipila)
Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Great Reed Mace (Typha latifolia)
Hazel (Corylus avellana) catkins
Haematomma ochroleucum perhaps. Whitish or grey white thallus with a distinctive 'fringed' white prothallus.
Lecanora campestris perhaps.
The yellow one is Caloplaca flavescens. A crustose lichen with lobed margins and a whitish centre. Orange apothecia with paler margins.
Delightful flock of Snow Buntings in the wind and sunshine today.
Variously sunning themselves, preening and gorging on the seeds in the shingle.
A good wing stretch.
You can just about see the feathered tarsi in this image.
Plus the body feathers that can also cover the naked parts of the bird's legs.
These help the bird survive the cold (below -30°C at times) in its Northern breeding grounds.
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)
The Northern most breeder of any land-based bird.
They breed on exposed bits of Tundra that stick above the surrounding ice.
These islands are called 'nunataks'
Ophegrapha vermicellifera on Prunus Bark
Kneiff's Feather-moss (Leptodictum riparium)
This little guy wandered into the middle of the stack of shots of the Leptodictum riparium above.
Hence that stack was interrupted and unfinished.
Flat-leaved Scalewort (Radula complanata)
Holes in a trunk? Found on at least two trees.
Flat Neckera is the moss on the left side of the trunk.
Frizzled Pincushion (Plenogemma phyllantha)
The dark brown apical cluster of gemmae
Flat Neckera (Neckera complanata)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) nest
Wood Bristle-moss (Lewinskya affinis) colony on Willow.
Wood Bristle-moss (Lewinskya affinis) with small white flecks all over it.
This turned out to be a fungus but as yet not certainly identified.
White flecks were also seen White-tipped Bristle-moss (Orthotrichum diaphanum)
This from Tony Leech
Fern-leaved Hook-moss (Craterneuron filicinum)
Plus one strand of Pointed Spear-moss (Calliergonella cuspidata)
White-tipped Bristle-moss (Orthotrichum diaphanum)
Wall Screw-moss capsules (Tortula muralis)
Marsh Thyme-moss (Plagiomnium ellipticum)
Gemma has five cells
Park Yoke-moss (Zygodon viridissimus var rupestris)
Didymodon Sp? Male antheridia.
Marsh Bryum (Bryum pseudotriquetrum)
Capsule of Bi coloured Bryum (Bryum dichotomum)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Brent (Branta bernicla)
Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)
More normally seen out at sea this one has spent the last few weeks in Langstone Harbour.
A very confiding individual. Literally flying around the heads of assembled viewers.
There was a breach in the sea wall and this provided a feeding focus for the bird as the water drained through the breach as the tide went out.
Looking across the harbour to Hayling Island
Down to the mouth of the Harbour
Red Breasted Merganser ♂︎ (Mergus serrator)
Brent Geese (Branta bernicla)
Curlew (Numenius arquata)
Heron (Ardea cineraria)
The old bomb crater
Deep in the woodland
Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
A beautiful still, cold, sunny day.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Kingfisher ♀︎ (Alcedo atthis)
A small party of Wideon (Anas penelope) to a swim in the sea and then flew along the shoreline, nicely oultined against the sea.
Glaucous Crystalwort (Riccia glauca)
Cylindric Beard-moss (Didymodon insulanus) ? & Common Pottia (Tortula truncata)
Blunt-leaved Bog-moss (Sphagnum palustre)
A Glacial remnant - Russow's Bog-moss (Sphagnum russowii)
This little patch has been there for 10,00 years. - Remarkable
Rigid Bog-moss (Sphagnum teres)
The cone at the centre of the capitulum is very pronounced and indicative of the species.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachrhynchus)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Imm Female from the Isle of Wight programme.
White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons)
Curtesy of Cley Spy
Sitting out in the sunshine.
A gorgeous Long-eared Owl
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Supplementary lenses used on 200mm f4 - 6T & Raynox 250
A small fungus found in the leaf axils of Soft-tufted Beard-moss (Didymodon vinealis)?
Leaves adpressed to the stem when dry.
Taken with a x10 microscope objective
Looking at the Bryophilous Fungi Website
This is likely to be
George R L Greiff replied via Twitter
Almost certainly :) There are couple of other Bryostroma species that
can grow on Didymodon so it's worth checking spores.
95% of the time for me it is B. trichostomi.
I don't think I'm up to this challenge.
Any oneelse - Stuart?
This was later confirmed by George and was a first for Norfolk