Muddy paths and wellies has been the norm this January.
Not many walks partaken due to the inclement weather but those that were taken were enjoyed.
Brake Mill Pools has been visited numerous times and on all but my last visit there on Wednesday (29th) there have been Goosanders on the water and lately Tufted Duck numbers have increased.
The fields alongside Brake Lane have held huge numbers of Fieldfares and Redwings recently and a couple of Common Buzzards were a delight to see perched on fence posts.
It has been a joy to see Blackcaps feeding on the fruit that I spike on to apple trees in my garden the last few weeks, a male and female seem to be alternating their visits.
January has passed by quickly which is not a bad thing considering the weather, hopefully February will be a much drier and sunnier month.
Wychbury Hill and Obelisk
I believe this to be Yellow Brain Tremella mesenterica
and this to be Turkey Tail Trametes versicolor