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Friday, 22 May 2020

Bird's-nest orchids, Box Hill, Surrey today.

Lacking chlorophyll these orchids live a saprophytic life, here under beech trees.
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 A zoomed picture of the centre of the first picture.


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Fox cubs in the garden this morning, West Sussex, UK


 There are THREE cubs seen so far.  And I thought that there were just two.

















Strange exotic bird turns out to be a wren carrying dead bracken fronds.

 An exotic looking bird this morning turned out to be a wren struggling with dead bracken.  It has moved into an armour-plated nest box, formerly occupied by Great tits.
Why armoured?  Please see https://sussexrambler.blogspot.com/2016/05/woodpecker-proof-nest-box.html for the gruesome reason.
It is making frequent flights bringing nesting materials.


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