More slow progress today, in between working. Siskin, Grey Heron and Pied Wagtail wandered onto the list, and new plants were Field Maple, Ground-ivy, Greater Plantain, Stinking Hellebore (in pub car park, looking pretty naturalised) and Sweet Violet, the last in flower. I finally got round to opening my big shiny moss book and identified the first moss I came across as Wall Screw-moss Tortula muralis which the book helpfully confirmed would be the first moss a beginner would find and identify! Neat.
Only fungus ID of the day was Tar Spot Rhytisma acerinum on fallen Sycamore leaves (hmm, have interestingly forgotten to note Sycamore!) but a small pile of other bits of fungi are sat on my desk, staring accusingly at me.
Moth trap tonight has so far produced an Early Moth (as yesterday - I meant this when I said Winter Moth) and a small Acleris which I'll have to look at and decide if I can confidently say notana or ferrugana. Quite possibly not. A Harlequin Ladybird was also kicking around the trap, in addition to a distressing number of smallish flies that I don't have the faintest idea what to do with.
A couple of late IDs from yesterday were Cellar Snail Oxychilus cellarius and the micro Agonopterix heracliana. Total score is now 77. Time to have a last look at the trap before bed...
P.S. Most surreal moment of the day was sinking into a bog up to my thighs (both thighs!), only about 10 metres from the end of my drive. Who knew?!