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WHITLINGHAM: Yellow Dung Fly & fungi

13th April 2018

Keen to avoid another foggy visit, instead I next managed to get down to Whitlingham late afternoon on Friday. Visibility was fine, but the birdlife was rather muted. The hirundine flock on this occasion was made up of Swallows and House Martins, whilst Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps sung regularly from around the broad.

In non-avian sightings I failed to see my first patch hoverfly of the year (I was hoping for something on the sallows, but it just wasn't sunny enough), but did find a Yellow Dung Fly, some Glistening Ink Caps and what we think is probably Hairy Bracket (Trametes hirsuta).

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