Monday, 25 February 2013

Woodcock and singing Bullfinch on a snowy fell

3 Woodcock flushed from the fell, which is still very snowy but quieter than the other day. Added a few more species but it meant scratching around trees and walls for lichens and mosses and then taking ages to id them. Managed the following few for my 1km square, as well as the Woodcock, a singing male Bullfinch despite the weather and a small party of Long-tailed Tit that have been avoiding me.

With a  lichen and 4 mosses still to identify, I crawled along to 95 species with two lichens, Xanthoria parietina  and Evernia prunastri  plus Common Feather-moss and a fungi Phellinus igniarius (Willow Bracket).

What was presumably the missing man that caused all the turmoil on Saturday was unfortunately   found dead, when the body of a young man was discovered hanged in the Congburn woods.


  1. That's a lively patch that you have there!

  2. Sometimes for the wrong reasons but all in all it could be a lot worse.