Sunday, 30 August 2015

Down Gower way

I had a day out down the Gower yesterday. Not that busy on the birding front, though 10+ Chough were nice, and a year tick! Highlight was a Magpie moth

I then went down to Whiteford Burrows. Again birdlife quiet, though at least one juv Yellow Wag on the "new" marsh below Cwm Ivy. Best finds were plants and fungi - Eventually found Broad-leaved Helleborine - at least 18 plants. a colony of 100+ Round-leaved Wintergreen, and a colony of Autumn Gentians. Fungi included Amethyist Deceiver, Brown Rollrim, False Chanterelle and Ear-pick Fungus.

                                                     Autumn Gentian
                                          Broad-leaved Helleborine
                                          Ear-pick Fungus


  1. I like the look of that Ear-pick fungus.

  2. its really weird - hairy stem and upper surface