"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Monday 27th January

The sea was very quiet today - 3 Great Crested Grebes was all I could muster and little appeared to be moving save for a party of 62 Snow Buntings which made their way west along the beach. The now very wet North Fields held 11 Ruff, 50 Lapwing, 30 Golden Plover, 40 Curlew, 48 Dunlin and a lone Bar-tailed Godwit. The Kingfisher was, as usual, very confiding in front of the hides on Holme Marsh but three Water Rails feeding in very close proximity to each other, out in the open, was an unusual sight. A bank of Winter Aconites in the village was a sign that the longest nights are behind us. A few more mosses grabbed my attention today - photos, with tentative identifications, appear below.

Winter Aconites, Holme Village 27th January 2014

Capillary Thread-moss Bryum capillare, Holme Village, 27th January 2014

Endive Pellia Pellia endiviifolia, in dune slack, Holme Dunes NWT, 27th January 2014

Great Plait-moss Hypnum lacunosum, Holme Dunes NWT, 27th January 2014

Whitish Feather-moss Brachythecium albicans, Holme Dunes NWT, 27th January 2014

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