Thursday, February 28, 2013

Corky-fruited Wheatear

Quick blast around the square again, I struck lucky with a small patch of Corky-fruited Water Dropwort Oenanthe pimpinelloides growing just inside the boundary of the Grazing Area, the cattle seem to move it around via their droppings! The only other newbie for the year was a female Grey Wagtail at Stamford Green Pond - definitely NOT seen from the upstairs seating area of the pub, a'hem...

302 - Corky-fruited Water Dropwort - small patch in Grazing Area, Epsom Common
303 - Grey Wagtail - female flew in at Stamford Green Pond

Out with Mark Telfer tomorrow - fingers crossed. Expect the invert tally to take a huge lurch forwards!!!! :D


  1. Sorry - new rule, species cannot be added if they result from blatant invitation of other high-scoring PSL'ers. (Unless Mark wishes to visit a splendid but under-recorded marshy common south of Norwich)

  2. Oh, and another rule. Species with stupid names don't count....

  3. That's absolutely fine by me, Andy. Y'see Mark invited himself HAHA!!! Guessing you still need CFWD then? I would invite you for a look, but see new ruling above... ;)

  4. Oops, schoolboy said, "high-scoring PSL'ers" didn't you? Hence you'd be welcome to have a peek, lol :P

  5. I agree almost entirely with the first one, Andy .... although I should say that Herstmonceux is a relatively easy drive just down the A22 - turn off at the Boship before you get to Eastbourne. Have to disagree strongly with the second one though - Oenanthe pimpinelloides was here on this plot last year .... somewhere!