Sunday, 21 October 2012


A Red Admiral on Friday flew over the street and it or another was in the front garden this morning. No bird passage today, only a couple of Redwing, a Meadow Pipit, a Grey Wagtail  and 4 Skylark flew over the fell.  Though it seemed a good day for raptors only 2 sighting of a Kestrel were had. Indian Balsam was still in flower in a few sheltered spots where the frost had not hit.

With it being so quiet I spent the rest of the time looking at Mosses and Liverworts and after a good while looking at them magnified when I got home and going through that excellent field guide to mosses and liverworts of Britain and Ireland by the  British Bryological Society I added 9 species to my Waldridge List.
Bifid Crestwort & Blunt-leaved Bog-moss in the Felledge Wood
Great Scented Liverwort in Hermitage Woods
Supine Plait-moss, Pointed Spear-moss, Common Cord-moss Wall Screw-moss in the garden
Capillary Thread-moss on Waldridge Fell
Hart's-tongue Thyme-moss in the South Burn Wood

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