Thursday 19th November 2015
On the Bird situation. I had a small five party of Siskin calling and flying above the large trees on the edge of the Plain Quarry car park. Also had 4 Mistle Thrushes at the top of Lower Dalton Crags. One Green Woodpecker crossing Dalton deforested. Also two Snipe flushed just east beyond the Trig Point (Ploverlands). Robert Ashworth also had a single Goldcrest near Plain Quarry this morning. Had a good look around for a Shrike, but nothing doing at the moment.
This morning whilst on my way up through Dalton Crags I again found yet another Harts Tongue Fern which was different to the norm and looks very interesting. At first viewing I just thought the serrated edges were a weather worn situation, but on closer observation, you can see that they are a purpose natural occurrence on this specimen, which is confirmed by the representative individual veining pertaining to each serration, and you can see it here in this first photo. Here are the photos:
Wednesday 18th November 2015
What miserable weather!
I have been out over the past few days at various times when it was not too bad and seen one or two bits and pieces of fungi and ferns. So here are my findings:
|Harts Tongue Fern|
|Rear of the frond showing a lack of "sori"|
|I have attempted here to separate the five heads (Click over to enlarge)|
|Showing the entanglement in situ - also note behind frond (Click over to enlarge)|
|Showing the rear with Sori on two of the heads (Click over to enlarge)|