Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dalgety Bay - Rainy, rainy rain came down

Finally after a month of sunshine (unbelievably) the rian is coming down and it's very pleasant. Woke up early this morning, not by design, but I made the most of it by doing a good recce of the woods to Braefoot Point, recording easy pickings while scoping future chances of shingly shore, maybe a rock pool or two, proper coastal rocky lichens and a bit of pinewood. All looks very promising. No way this will be all for today but it's a decent start to a rainy day.

Oh! And a #patchgold Whimbrel on the shore. I had in mind Wheatear but Whimbrel will do nicely.

81 Anaptychia runcinata lichen
82 Ochrolechia parella Parelle lichen
83 Parmelia saxatilis s. str. lichen
84 Lycoperdon pyriforme Stump Puffball fungus
85 Polyporus squamosus Dryad's Saddle fungus
86 Dicranum scoparium Broom Fork-moss moss
87 Funaria hygrometrica Common Cord-moss moss
88 Grimmia pulvinata Grey-cushioned Grimmia moss
89 Armeria maritima Thrift flowering plant
90 Bellis perennis Daisy flowering plant
91 Ilex aquifolium Holly flowering plant
92 Juncus effusus Soft-rush flowering plant
93 Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle flowering plant
94 Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup flowering plant
95 Stellaria holostea Greater Stitchwort flowering plant
96 Teucrium scorodonia Wood Sage flowering plant
97 Thymus polytrichus Wild Thyme flowering plant
98 Ulex europaeus Gorse flowering plant
99 Ulmus glabra Wych Elm flowering plant
100 Phyllitis scolopendrium Hart's-tongue fern
101 Carcinus maenas Green Shore Crab crustacean
102 Ligia oceanica Common Sea Slater crustacean
103 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard bird
104 Haematopus ostralegus Oystercatcher bird
105 Hirundo rustica Swallow bird
106 Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull bird
107 Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel bird
108 Periparus ater Coal Tit bird
109 Capreolus capreolus Roe Deer mammal

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dalgety Bay East - Braefoot, NT1783

Since I can't go far, why not look at another square within walking/cycling distance - forget Lord of the Rings. Step aside Foundation! (and Empire!) This is My Dark Materials  - the Dalgety Bay Trilogy

There will be no kicking of hornet's nests, though. Just a sewage works. And an oil terminal. And an abandoned WWI gun battery. What's not to like?

No. Species Common name Category
1 Arthonia radiata lichen
2 Caloplaca marina Orange Sea Lichen lichen
3 Hydropunctaria maura Tar Lichen lichen
4 Lecanora chlarotera lichen
5 Lecidella elaeochroma lichen
6 Xanthoria parietina Common Orange Lichen lichen
7 Coleroa robertiani fungus
8 Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore flowering plant
9 Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard flowering plant
10 Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley flowering plant
11 Caltha palustris Marsh-marigold flowering plant
12 Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle flowering plant
13 Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn flowering plant
14 Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-leaved Toadflax flowering plant
15 Dipsacus fullonum Wild Teasel flowering plant
16 Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet flowering plant
17 Fraxinus excelsior Ash flowering plant
18 Galium aparine Cleavers flowering plant
19 Geranium robertianum Herb-Robert flowering plant
20 Geum urbanum Herb Bennet flowering plant
21 Glechoma hederacea Ground-ivy flowering plant
22 Hedera helix Ivy flowering plant
23 Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed flowering plant
24 Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell flowering plant
25 Hypericum androsaemum Tutsan flowering plant
26 Lamium album White Dead-nettle flowering plant
27 Mercurialis perennis Dog's Mercury flowering plant
28 Oenanthe crocata Hemlock Water-dropwort flowering plant
29 Pentaglottis sempervirens Green Alkanet flowering plant
30 Petasites fragrans Winter Heliotrope flowering plant
31 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain flowering plant
32 Potentilla anserina Silverweed flowering plant
33 Potentilla sterilis Barren Strawberry flowering plant
34 Primula veris Cowslip flowering plant
35 Ranunculus ficaria Lesser Celandine flowering plant
36 Rhododendron ponticum flowering plant
37 Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble flowering plant
38 Rumex crispus Curled Dock flowering plant
39 Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock flowering plant
40 Sambucus nigra Elder flowering plant
41 Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort flowering plant
42 Silene dioica Red Campion flowering plant
43 Sorbus aucuparia Rowan flowering plant
44 Symphoricarpos albus Snowberry flowering plant
45 Taraxacum officinale agg. Dandelion flowering plant
46 Urtica dioica Common Nettle flowering plant
47 Viola riviniana Common Dog-violet flowering plant
48 Strigamia maritima centipede
49 Bibio marci St Marks Fly diptera
50 Eristalis pertinax diptera
51 Limonia nubeculosa diptera
52 Rhingia campestris A hover fly diptera
53 Bombus hortorum Small Garden Bumble-bee hymenoptera
54 Anser anser Greylag Goose bird
55 Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch bird
56 Columba palumbus Woodpigeon bird
57 Corvus frugilegus Rook bird
58 Corvus monedula Jackdaw bird
59 Corvus monedula Jackdaw bird
60 Cyanistes caeruleus Blue Tit bird
61 Erithacus rubecula Robin bird
62 Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch bird
63 Larus argentatus Herring Gull bird
64 Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull bird
65 Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser bird
66 Numenius arquata Curlew bird
67 Parus major Great Tit bird
68 Phasianus colchicus Pheasant bird
69 Phylloscopus collybita Chiffchaff bird
70 Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler bird
71 Prunella modularis Dunnock bird
72 Somateria mollissima Eider bird
73 Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap bird
74 Troglodytes troglodytes Wren bird
75 Turdus philomelos Song Thrush bird
76 Moehringia trinervia Three-nerved Sandwort flowering plant
77 Nomada marshamella Marsham's Nomad Bee hymenoptera