A couple of whinchats and at least one stonechat were seen over on Sandy Ridge on Saturday, and I watched a raven mobbing a buzzard over there later in the afternoon. A red kite and several swallows passed over the new heath in the morning and we had a report of a merlin on Sandy Ridge later in the evening.

Some great fungi is popping up around the reserve, and Rob Gilmore sent me these stunning images that he took here recently. Thanks Rob!


Fly agaric   


 Judas's ear