Young cormorant under trees

Young cormorant under trees

Further shots of the young cormorant which paid a visit to West Park. After its brief swim in the boating lake, it came ashore on the island under the shelter of trees. it used its tail for extra support when stepping ashore, turned to face the water, spread its wings to dry them, then carried on watching for fish. I took my eyes off it briefly: when I looked back it was gone.

Coal fungus on charred log

Coal fungus on charred log

A fallen log in Bantock Park. It’s been there for some time, and is now slowly decomposing, aided by fungi living off it. At some point, vandals must have burned something by it, leaving charring on the surface. Now that surface is supporting what get called the coal fungus. To emphasise its burnt appearance even more, it’s also called King Alfred’s cakes.