I had a walk around the reserve this morning and in the light sunshine it felt more like early autumn than mid-November. A flock of over 30 redpolls flew from a large birch along the drive, lots of tits- including coal tits- chaffinches and greenfinches were active and feeding. Two song thrushes were singing loudly, adding to the unseasonal feel of the day. Several jays, a couple of calling nuthatches and redwings and noisy mistle thrushes were all seen.
I took the pictures below, showing some bracket fungi and the autumn glow on the walk. I hope they wet your appetite for a walk- before winter does arrive!
It's a nice memory of late summer now - but I wanted to share these amazing pictures of a hobby at The Lodge, taken by Justin Woolhead in September.
Here are a few fungi images taken at The Lodge recently for you to enjoy...