26th January 2013
The cold conditions did me a favour today, with ice covering much of the Great Broad. An open area of water near the visitors centre held the Slavonian Grebe and a Goldeneye. A Water Rail ran across the ice and a Great-spotted Woodpecker flew out of a nearby tree. Speaking of trees I ticked Alder, Oak, Silver Birch, Yew and Scot's Pine on my way round. It wasn't all good news - I found out that once again no moth trapping events are scheduled here this year, taking away a good source of species.
I also took a picture of three lichens, which I will attempt to ID (feel free to help if you have already seen these ones!)
Slav Grebe, finally in range of my camera
A very numerous yellow lichen sp (Xanthoria parietina?), plus a grey-green one
Another unidentified 'splat' lichen
Current total: 47 species