Some of the Wolverhampton city centre starlings high on buildings overlooking Market Street. They were spending most of their time preening – probably juveniles, moulting to their first adult plumage before the autumn.
More views of clusters of giant polypore fungus at the base of one of the tall beeches in Bantock Park (a freshly-emerged cluster shown here).
Probably not a good omen for the tree. The fungus is one of those which causes white rot.
It’s looking like it’s going to be a good year for rowan (mountain ash) berries. All the trees locally seem to be carrying heavy crops, ripening well
The red berries are from one of the trees on the edge of the Barley Field; the yellow, which grow on an ornamental, cultivated variety, from West Park.