Spindle tree fruit, beginning to turn from green to red, but still not quite ripe yet. These were on a tree opposite Cupcake Lane, the former Tettenhall station on the Railway Walk.
Tufted duck, river Avon at Stratford, caught in the middle of its power dive.
There’s a small flock of tufted ducks on the Avon at Stratford all year round, with more arriving every winter.
Here’s the regulars recently. At the start of the set, they are being chased by an aggressive swan.
Snakeskin grisette growing in short grass under trees in the Wellcombe Hills, nature reserve on the edge of Stratford on Avon, managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Swans on river Avon at Stratford, “dancing” earlier this month, in the way usually seen prior to mating in spring. Filmed at seven in the morning, when the riverside was far quieter than in a normal year.
Two peregrines on the crenellations of Warwick castle. One picture shows the cliff-like river facing wall they are on the top of.
A pair nested at the castle for the first time this spring, when all was quiet because of lockdown.
They’ve raised three chicks: two female, one male. Pictures show one adult, one young.
Yellow sac spider
Cheiracanthium mildei – pictured as it crawled over the shoulder strap of my camera bag!
Group of greylag geese flying overhead as they come in to land on the lake at West Park.
A small selection of the blushing bracket fungus (otherwise known as thin wall maze polypore) on a fallen tree – in a small clearing yards from the Old Nursery pond.
Fly agaric mushrooms, which usually appear later in the autumn. These were in Hawthorn Wood.
Although they were right in the middle of the wood, someone had got to them before me and had kicked them over.
Young (and reckless) blackbird with speckled feathers, searching for food right by a busy footpath.
Marsh woundwort flowering, growing by a footpath along the Avon at Stratford.