Sunday, 14 October 2012

An autumn walk in North Cliffe Wood

It was cloudy when we left Hull, but by the time we got to North Cliffe Wood it was a glorious autumn day, sunny and calm. This Yorkshire Wildlife nature reserve is a birch woodland with an adjacent plot of heathland. The site also has ditches and a reed swamp and pools, and some old oaks and ash.
 Despite the morning frost, there are still a few Common Darters about.
In the heathland area, we find a vole and a dead shrew, and possibly some roe deed hoofprints
There are many species of fungi in the wood today.
As for birds, the highlight were some Marsh Tits, the first I've seen in a very long time, feeding near the lodge together with a Great Tit.
 This wood makes a great short walk in the autumn, and I can't wait to visit it in the spring.
Vole found under a corrugated iron plank. Other than this, we only found ants
Freshly dead Common Shrew, the red-tipped teeth are visible.

View of the heathland patch
More fungi
Male Common Darter

Bird List

  1. Carrion Crow
  2. Jackdaw
  3. Chaffinch
  4. Long tailed tit
  5. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  6. Marsh Tit
  7. Great Tit
  8. Rook
  9. Woodpigeon
  10. Blackbird
  11. Robin
  12. Wren

More information
YWT site. here.

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