Sunday, 10 October 2010

Fell Fungi Foray

Found quite a few fungi yesterday and took some notes and pictures. I find many of them quite tricky so had to pop back again today to check out a few that I couldn't identify.

There were still Redwings flying over with several small flocks heading west. The woods still held 30+ Lesser Redpoll, 8 Siskin and 2 Brambling plus a handful of Goldcrest and a single Grey Lag Goose flew over. A Chiffchaff was seen a few hundred metres way from yesterday's bird on the fell. This bird showed a slight wingbar and was a touch on the grey side but did not call and I suspect it was not a British bird but from somewhere to the north and east.


I managed to name 13 species of fungi yesterday but failed on 3 others but I'm happy enough to get this many identified.  Three reddish ones I found were.

Orange Birch Bolete 
Fly Agaric
Crimson Waxcap

I'll post a few more next time.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose that's the nice thing about fungi, they let you go back to have a second look if you aint sure. Thanks for your advice. Funnily enough i visit Gateshead Birders everty day but only look at the birds, butterflies and dragonflies. I will look further.
    By the way, i knew the Fly Agaric, about the only one i know!!
    Thanks again