Magical mushrooms

Had a lovely evening walk after work yesterday.

We went to Kergord woods again, and it was lovely to be in among the trees. We could hear goldcrests seep-seeping everywhere, and even managed to catch a glimpse of a family flitting among the branches. These tiny birds (our smallest) are like bright, flying jewels with their golden striped heads and huge, bright eyes.

A nicely arranged trio

A nicely arranged trio

Back down at ground level, we found treasure of a different kind – a multitude of mushrooms. Well, it is September after all, so mushroom season is definitely well under way.

This one's called The Sickener - for obvious reasons

This one’s called The Sickener – for obvious reasons

Some sort of slime mould. Lovely...

Some sort of slime mould. Lovely…

As we left the woods, to head home for tea, we were treated to a fine aerial display by a couple of merlins who seemed to be teasing the entire colony of rooks that live in the trees at Kergord. They were probably, in fact, trying to catch the aforementioned goldcrests, and seemed completely unfazed by the tens of rooks that kept trying to bug them. The best views we’ve had of merlins – so far…

 

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