A walk around the Ash Valley Golf Course and the Ford on Sunday 16th November produced more of the same. Both green and great spotted woodpeckers were observed south of the village, but not much else of note. Good numbers of winter thrushes along with small flocks of finches, especially goldfinches. Several skylarks called overhead.
Photos show a greenfinch, several views in Caley Wood and a splendid dewy cobweb. The fungus found in Caley Wood is probably a wood blewit , a good eating mushroom, with the taste of veal. However, I am not too hot on mushroom identification, so tend to leave alone unless 100% confident of the i.d.
Last Tuesday I delivered my talk at the Village Hall and well attended it was too. A special mention to Ellen's mum who is an eager reader of this diary. Many thanks for your enthusiasm.