Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The trees aren't moving!

The Safari has been walking in the woods today at a variety of sites. Not a lot to report from this morning but a Song Thrush was a new bird fro the list.

The rest was made up of Blackbirds, Blue Tits, Robins, Blue and Great Tits and a very close but unphotographable Nuthatch.

Below is one of the 'twigs' we had to dodge as they fell from 100 feet up during the storm.

The river is dropping every day, compare this pic from this morning with the one below from Tuesday afternoon.

A good four feet down now.
Not many birds were about at our next forest stop but we got a few Coal Tits and many Goldcrests. However this big fungus was spotted and has been identified as Dyer's Mazegill, never heard of it! but it is new for the 10km square we found it in! New? probably not - present but un-recorded much more likely.

'The King' we mentioned yesterday.

And the King's Champion - that's what it says on the sign post.

Along the trail there are 'interesting' array of 'interpretive' materials.

Looking up at the view, not bad ehh?

For the Frankophiles...there's a few of the big brown cholocalte numpty today - this was not long after he'd fallen in the river - totally sumberged himeself and went running to Wifey for reassuance.

Nearby there is a old bridge over a gorge known as the Deer's Leap - deer could make the jump but the following hounds (in the 15th C) couldn't.

Here he is again, this time on Tywyn beach just after he lost his ball and this numpty had to lose shoes and socks to go and get it, but it had already washed in and been retrieved by Frank before we got too far in - thankfully as the water in Cardigan Bay is officially freezing!!!

He found a friend...or a friend found him.

After the beach we cheaded inland to Craig-y-Derryn, Bird Rock, the only inland breeding cliffs for Chough and Cormorant...only there were none of either, just a couple of Buzzards playing on the updraughts...good job we got the Choughs yesterday.

Basking Shark back home along Chat Alley today - only one word AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH

Where to next? A safari into the mountains tomorrow.

In the meantime let us know what's been passing through your outback

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