Another Round this afternoon in the very Crisp Blue Sunshine ended in a cold grey down pour. Nevertheless Cromwell Bottom consistingly provides records for all seasons and provided a contrast to the mirky scene of the spaghnum bog damged by flood - the fly ash particles seen settling out as a milky water and sludge quicksand
This afternoon provided more Bryophyte - Simple Plant Records as well as a liverworts were made
Also Found was the Pointed Spear-moss (Calliergonella cuspidata)
Bristle-moss Orthotrichum sp possibly affine on bridge walling
Noted in the moss at about 2-3 mm was red mites possibly Trombola species
This young Robin again came to the hand but the foot he had noticed that whislt photographing the Mosses a large earth worm had become dislodged and fair game he came without hesitation to the end of the green wellies picked up tea and progressed to the branch to onlook and dine . Robins clearly notice how humans dislodge or disrupt food in the environment are quick to capitilise on this
Sited on the Water Ski Lake was two Cormorants unfortunately captured with the wrong lens but as always with the work of the FEET an evidential record is always made .
The evening now is also punctuated with the distinct calls of thrush whose distinct memory of vocal patterns make each one distinct and recognisable like a voice