Friday, 16 March 2012

Plymbridge Woods - 15th March 2012

It remained cold and grey and misty today so a walk along the coast path at Stoke Point was abandoned and we headed in to Plymouth city centre for some lunch from the Continental market that has set up in Plymouth for a few days.

After a burger and a doughnut and a mocha we headed off to Plymbridge Woods for a walk. Despite the grey skies birds were singing and flowers were blooming - I heard a green and a great spotted woodpecker calling along with the usual tits and finches and thrushes and flower wise violets, wood anenome and celandines were blooming with wild garlic leaves appearing too.

Wood Anenome


The bird feeders were busy with blue, great, coal and long tailed tits along with a nuthatch, chaffinch and dunnock. Best bird was a marsh tit which eventually arrived at the feeder after a bit of a wait but it didn't stay long at the feeder as it was so busy with other birds and instead fed quietly in the nearby tree tops.

A kestrel flew overhead calling and a peregrine was heard calling too but it wasn't seen, also an unseen raven honked noisely. A redwing was seen perched in a treetop before flying off and siskins were songflighting over the treetops. A male mallard was seen on the river along with good views of 2 dippers with 1 heard singing.

A bunch of mushrooms were seen sprouting out of a fallen tree , they look like oyster mushrooms but I am not sure

Oyster Mushrooms?

And so we headed home via Sainsburys, having had a pleasent walk despite the leaden skies and unfortunately back to work tomorrow.

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