Three different species of waxcap today – indeed possibly a fourth and even maybe a fifth, with the out of focus white and brown capped companions to the orange-coloured mushroom.
The top of the beacon seen from further along the ridge.
Growing through the moss on a tree stump. The outline of part of an ivy leaf on the left gives a scale to how tiny this fungus was.
A buzzard flying one of its regular patrols over the barley field on the Smestow Valley LNR.
A short video clip of one of the West Park herons which was featured yesterday, its long feathers moving in the wind as it stands staring at the boating lake.
Another mushroom that something has taken a chunk out of,
Again growing close to their invariable host, a birch tree. The mushroom in the lower picture has already provided a meal for some creature.
These two birds were on opposite sides of the island in the boating lake recently.
This one on the railing still seemed to be in exactly the same position when I went back a couple of hours later in the early afternoon.
More pictures I’ve dug out from my “consider” pile to break the preponderance of fungi at this time of year. This gatekeeper was feeding on thistle flowers in Sutton Park back in August.
The pictures are of an unidentified bolete species growing in the short grass of Coppice Lane, Tettenhall.
The two pictures directly above and below are different treatments of the same image. The first is given the settings I use on most images, the second treated as a HDR image.
Fungi are the commonest new growth at this time of year. But here is a change from all the fungi pictures which have dominated recent posts. This red admiral was pictured eating ivy flowers back in October.
It was having a long and leisurely meal, and kept changing its pose. The final picture shows the less conspicuous underwing.
Another mushroom which is so small and inconspicuous that it is hidden in grass unless a deliberate search is made.