Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ampthill Park - dawn
I love the shape of this dead tree. The little blob in the top right-hand corner is a Stock Dove that was singing in its familiar raunchy way! Alongside 'the Wedge', a female Muntjac and two Rabbits were grazing whilst bits of cone dropped out of a nearby tree - a sure sign of a Grey Squirrel feeding out of sight. A Grey Heron flew over the Rezzy as 2 juvenile Moorhens picked at the soil around the side. The Field Parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera) are really impressive. I was tempted to take the one below home for lunch, but the specimens I've tried previously have not been as nice as the books would have us believe...down to my poor cooking skills, no doubt!