Currently viewing

Waxham

Waxham190118

HumesLeafWarbler190118-1

HumesLeafWarbler190118-1a

HumesLeafWarbler190118-2

HumesLeafWarbler190118-3

HumesLeafWarbler190118-5

HumesLeafWarbler190118-6

HumesLeafWarbler190118-7

HumesLeafWarbler190118-8

HumesLeafWarbler190118-10

HumesLeafWarbler190118-14

HumesLeafWarbler190118-15
HumesLeafWarbler190118-16

HumesLeafWarbler190118-19

HumesLeafWarbler190118-21

HumesLeafWarbler190118-22

HumesLeafWarbler190118-26

HumesLeafWarbler190118-27

HumesLeafWarbler190118-29

HumesLeafWarbler190118-30

HumesLeafWarbler190118-31

HumesLeafWarbler190118-23

HumesLeafWarbler190118-13

HumesLeafWarbler190118-12

HumesLeafWarbler190118-11

HumesLeafWarbler190118-4

Hume's Leaf Warbler ( Phylloscopus humei)




Comments

Sheringham

Three Waxwings on a small cluster of Guelder Rose in the middle of Sheringham

Waxwing170118-1

Waxwing170118-2

Waxwing170118-3

Waxwing170118-7

Waxwing170118-8

From reading the ageing and sexing guides in the link at the bottom of the post this is a Juvenile bird.

A Juvenile Male in fact. Males have between 4 & 7 (This one has 7) red tips. Females < 5
The yellow on the edge of the primaries is quite dull.

Waxwing170118-10

Waxwing170118-11

Waxwing170118-12

Waxwing170118-13

Waxwing170118-14

Waxwing170118-16


This one a juvenile female. The waxy red tips are not a bright red and their are only three of them. Females have < 5
The edging to the primaries is fairly dull coloured (in this case a very faint yellow and white.)
Also the throat patch has a diffuse edge. A male would be much more definite and contrasting.


Waxwing170118-4

An adult male > 6 tips ( This one has 8 ) The white on the base of the primaries giving the V shape and the yellow is bright and distinct.
The throat patch has a good definite edge.

I think this makes sense but as always one could be wrong.

Waxwing170118-5


Waxwing170118-6

Waxwing ( Bombycilla garulus)

Again and sexing Waxwings

from Ben Porter

"The Island Naturalist"

Comments

Sheringham

BlackRedstart160118-1

BlackRedstart160118-2

BlackRedstart160118-4

BlackRedstart160118-5

BlackRedstart160118-8

BlackRedstart160118-9

BlackRedstart160118-12

BlackRedstart160118-13

BlackRedstart160118-14

BlackRedstart160118-15

BlackRedstart160118-16

BlackRedstart160118-17

BlackRedstart160118-18

Superb male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) on Sheringham sea front.

Waxwing160118-1

Waxwing160118-2

Waxwing160118-3

Waxwing160118-4

Waxwing160118-5

Waxwing160118-6

Waxwing160118-7

Waxwing160118-8

Waxwing160118-9

Waxwing160118-13

Waxwing160118-14

Waxwing160118-16

Waxwing160118-17

Waxwing160118-18

Momentarily morphing into a Trumpwing (Garrulus buffonus var twitterae)

Waxwing160118-19

3 Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) in amongst the houses, feeding on Guelder Rose.



Comments

Hanworth

LongTailedTit130118-5

LongTailedTit130118-4

LongTailedTit130118-3

LongTailedTit130118-2

LongTailedTit130118-1

Long-tailed Tit ( Aegithalos caudatus)

Comments

Overstrand

Walking from Overstrand to Cromer

Beautifully still this morning

Overstrand120117-1

Overstrand120117-2

Overstrand120117-3

Moss120117-1b

The dew drops were quite spectacular but not too sure of the species. One had a very red appearance with quite wide long leaves with a red vein.
The the other green leaved with very narrow sharp pointed leaves

Moss120117-2a

Germanderwort Sp ? (Riccardia Sp) ?

Moss120117-3

Greasewort (Aneura pinguis)?

Crescent-cupLiverwort120118-1

Crescent-cupLiverwort120118-2

Crescent-cup Liverwort (Lunularia cruciata)

Moss120117-4

Bristle-moss Sp ( Orthotrichum sp)?

Moss120117-5a

Moss120117-5b

Moss120117-6a

Moss120117-8

Mueller's Pouchwort ( Calypogeia muelleriana)?

Top two photos were taken on a different tree and the plant seems more congested.

Both on Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

The bottom two photographs show the plant with lots of new growth.

Same species?

Entire leaf tips

Moss120117-7

Moss120171-9

Lesser Bird's-claw Beard-moss ( Barbula convoluta)?

Lichen120171-1

Lichen120171-1aS

Lichen120171-1b

Antlered Lichen?

Lichen120171-2

Lichen Sp?

Bryophyte ids are a work in progress. Hence???

Cromer120117-1

Cromer Pier

Comments

Aylmerton Fields

Rook120117-2

Rook120117-4

Rook ( Corvus frugilegus)

Looking resplendent in the sunshine
and
they flew off together.

Comments

Hassingham

Hassingham070118-1

Hassingham070118-3

Hassingham070118-4

Hassingham070118-5

Hassingham070118-6

Fungi070181-1

?

Fungi070181-2

CoralSpot fungus ?

Fungi070181-3

Fungi070181-3a

Old Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)


Hypnumcupressiforme070171-1

The long

Cypress-leaved Plait-moss (Hypnum cupressiforme)

Long beaked lid.

Hypnumcupressiforme070118-3

and the short of it.

Mamillate Plait-moss ( Hypnum andoi)

Short beaked lid

Hypnumandoi070118-1

Liverwort070117-1

?

Metzgeriafurcata070118-1


Metzgeriafurcata070118-3

Forked Veilwort (Metzgeria furcata)

Mniumhornum070118-1

Swan's-neck Thyme-moss ( Mnium Hornum)

Moss070117-1

Moss070117-2a

Orthotrichumaffine070118-1

Orthotrichumaffine070118-2

Wood Bristle-moss ( Orthotrichum affine)

Radulacomplanata070118-1

Mixed Even Scalewort (Radula complanata) & Bluish Veilwort ( Metzgeria violacea)

Radulacomplanata070118-2

Even Scalewort (Radula complanata)

Hassingham070118-7

SphaerocarposSp070118-1

Michehli's/ Texas Balloonwort (Spaerocarpos Sp michelii/texanus)

Sunflower070118-1

Sunflower070118-2

Sunflower070118-3

Sunflower070118-4

Sunflower070118-5

Sunflower seed heads

Comments

Incleborough Hill

These two species growing on the track up to Incleborough Hill

Moss010118-5

Moss010118-5a

Common Pocket-moss ( Fissidens taxifolius var taxifolius)?

2018-01-05_15-34-52

Seems to be var taxifolius. Diagram from BBS website.

Moss010118-9

Moss010118-9b

Moss010118-9c

Moss010118-9a

Dentated Silk-moss (Plagiothecium denticulatum var denticulatum)?

Two species growing on an Oak on Incleborough Hill

Photographed wet 'n' dry

Moss010118-7

Moss010118-7b

Moss010118-7c

Moss050117-2b

Moss050117-2c

Moss050117-2d

Moss050117-2e

Wood Bristle-moss (Orthotrichium affine)

Moss010118-8a

Moss010118-8

Moss050117-1

Moss050117-1b

Moss050117-1c

Moss050117-1d

Moss050117-1f

Lyell's Bristle-moss (Orthitrichum lyellii)?

Perhaps. But didn't seem to have any brown gammae.

Bryophyte ids are a work in progress. Hence???


Fungi050117-1

Fungi Sp?

Beech Woodwort ( Hypoxylon fragiforme)?

Perhaps?
But on Oak

Comments

Aylmerton Fields

Liverwort010118-1

Liverwort010118-1a

Common Crystalwort (Riccia sorocarpa)?

Moss010118-2a

Bird's-claw Beard-Moss (Barbula unguiculata)?

Bryophyte ids are a work in progress. Hence???

Comments

Hanworth FIelds

Lichen010118-1

Lichen Sp?

Moss010118-1

Moss010118-1a

Bicoloured Bryum (Bryum dichotomum

Moss010118-2

Bird's-claw Beard-Moss (Barbula unguiculata)

Bryophyte ids are a work in progress. Hence???

Comments

Cromer

SeaBuckthorn271217-1

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries on the clifftop at Cromer.

Gorse (Ulex europaeus) flowering too,

Gorse271217-1

Comments

Upper Sheringham

Fern0501217-1

Fern0501217-1a

Wall-rue (Asplenium ruta-mururaria)

Grimmiapulvinaria271217-1

Moss050117-3

Moss050117-3a

Grey-cushion Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata)

Moss271217-1

Zygogdon Sp ?

Zygodon you can't do unless you look under the microscope and study the gemmae. If Z. viridissimus gemmae will have cross partitions (about 4/5) and the odd vertical one, although that's not all that easy to see. If leaf nerve extends beyond tip and thickens towards leaf tip, it will be Z. vir var stirtonii. Z. conoideus has no vertical partitions and normally more cross ones (6/7/8). Z. rupestris, which is much less common, is like Z vir but with no vertical partitions, but, as I say, they can be difficult to see and sometimes you don't get many gemmae to play with.
Mary Ghullam per comm



Moss271217-2b

Moss271217-2c

Cylindric Beard-moss (Didymodon insulanus)

Orthitricum271217-1

Orthitricum271217-2

Anomalous Bristle-moss (Orthotrichum anomalum)

Moss Ids confirmed on this occasion.

Thanks to Mary Ghullam BBS Vice County 27 recorder

Comments

Hanworth

BlackSpleenwort261217-1

BlackSpleenwort261217-2

Maidenhair Spleenwort (Aspelenium trichomanes)

DidymodonRigidulus261217-1

DidymodonRigidulus261217-2

Rigid Beard-moss (Didymodon rigidulus)

SmallHairyScrew-moss261217-3

SmallHairyScrew-moss261217-2

WallScrew-moss271217-1
Wall Screw-moss (Tortula muralis )

Moss Ids confirmed on this occasion.

Thanks to Mary Ghullam BBS Vice County 27 recorder


Comments

Overstrand

WinterHeliotrope261217-1

WinterHeliotrope261217-2

WinterHeliotrope261217-3

WinterHeliotrope261217-4

WinterHeliotrope261217-5


WinterHeliotrope261217-6

WinterHeliotrope261217-7

WinterHeliotrope261217-8

Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans)

It is a dioecious but only male plants occur in the UK
It has both whitish and pinkish flowerheads
and
heavenly fragrance close to marzipan.

Resting on a bed of
Common Feather-moss (Kindbergia praelonga)?
All moss IDs are a work in progress hence ???

Moss261217-1

Common Feather-moss (Kindbergia praelonga)?


All moss IDs are a work in progress hence ???


Comments

Cley

Cley261217-1

Comments

Salthouse

SALTHOUSE181217-1

SALTHOUSE181217-2

A party of about 30 Snow Buntings on the beach today.

One came very, very close.

So close I couldn't focus on it.

SnowBunting181217-1

SnowBunting181217-2

SnowBunting181217-3

SnowBunting181217-5

SnowBunting181217-7

SnowBunting181217-8

SnowBunting181217-10

SnowBunting181217-11

SnowBunting181217-12

SnowBunting181217-13

SnowBunting181217-14

SnowBunting181217-15

SnowBunting181217-18

SnowBunting181217-19

SnowBunting181217-20

SnowBunting181217-21

SnowBunting181217-22

SnowBunting181217-23

SnowBunting181217-24

SnowBunting181217-25

SnowBunting181217-26

SnowBunting181217-27

SnowBunting181217-28

SnowBunting181217-29

SnowBunting181217-31

SnowBunting181217-32

SnowBunting181217-35

SnowBunting181217-33

SnowBunting181217-34

Just Delightful


Snow Bunting ( Plectrophenax nivalis)



Comments

Oulton Broad

GreatNorthernDiver151217-1

GreatNorthernDiver151217-2

GreatNorthernDiver151217-3



GreatNorthernDiver151217-5

GreatNorthernDiver151217-6

GreatNorthernDiver151217-7

GreatNorthernDiver151217-8

GreatNorthernDiver151217-9

GreatNorthernDiver151217-10

GreatNorthernDiver151217-11

Great Northern Diver ( Gavia immer )

Comments

Great Yarmouth Beach

MedGull151217-2

MedGull151217-3

MedGull151217-4

MedGull151217-6

MedGull151217-7

MedGull151217-8

MedGull151217-9

MedGull151217-12

MedGull151217-13

MedGull151217-14-1

MedGull151217-15

MedGull151217-16

MedGull151217-17

About 30 on Yarmouth Beach

Mediterranean Gull - ( Ichthyaetus melanocephalus )

One or two mosses from the seafront


Moss151217-1

Moss151217-1a

Grey cushioned Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata)?

Moss151217-2

Great Hairy Screw-moss ( Syntrichia rural subsp. ruralis )?

Moss151217-3a

Silver Moss - ( Bryan argentium )?

Underneath the walkway there was also White-tipped Bristle-moss ( Orthotrichum diaphanum )

All moss IDs are a work in progress hence ???

Comments
 Currently viewing