1 Dec 2020 (Lock)down and out

The year's second lockdown mainly saw me cycling the valleys either side of Norwich, vainly hoping to bump into a wintering Dusky Warbler or even Red-flanked Bluetail. I didn't find anything at all - not even local aquatic mammals such as Otter, Water Vole or Water Shrew. Perhaps the highlight was a couple of enjoyable fungi forays, which brought home to me quite how I should do more of these - and get to grips with identifying the fungal growths. 

Moths have been quiet, though I enjoyed this duo of Scarce Umber and Mottled Umber.


James Lowen 


The odd cold morning saw the garden drenched with argentine lacework of spider webs. Glorious and uplifting, particularly as Pink-footed Geese called through the fog above and Fieldfares arrowed through the airspace. A reminder that even in the dingiest of times, there is wonder.