Pochard

Pochard

The white body feathers of these pochards are covered in a series of darker squiggles, called vermiculations to mark their supposed resemblance to worms.

Butter waxcap

Butter waxcap

When free of frost, this waxcap was bright yellow (see below). Probably the butter waxcap, but several others are also yellow.

Butter waxcap

Robin

Robin

A bit late for Christmas, but this robin was strutting over the frosty ground yesterday.

Moorhen

Moorhen

On the rare occasions moorhens can be clearly seen on dry land, their feet look disproportionately large.