Sunday 8 October 2012.
To Hilverbeek nature reserve, near Hilversum.
Near the entrance, two leafless trees in a meadow. In one of them a buzzard, in the other one a grey heron.
A nuthatch sings.
In the next meadow, another buzzard sits on a pole. Mute swans in a ditch.
On the roof of the chicken coop of the farm near the entrance of Hilverbeek sit one female chaffinch and two female house sparrows.
A moorhen in a ditch.
Then, a sparrowhawk flies past, alarming a great spotted woodpecker.
Today it is dry weather. But there has been rain for the past days: good for mushrooms.
Three fly agaric fungi. Slugs have eaten much of them.
A robin sings.
Sulphur tuft fungi.
A group of false death cap fungi.
An Egyptian goose calls.
A bit further, common bonnet mushrooms on a fallen tree.
On the next fallen tree, another Mycena species.
A great cormorant takes off from a ditch.
An amethyst deceiver mushroom.
A jay lands on the forest floor.
Also on the forest floor, this hare’s ear group of fungi.
A death cap.
Two adult mute swans with two youngsters in a ditch.
Then, porcelain fungi on a fallen branch.
A buzzard calls.
Then, a russula species.
Close to it, a penny bun fungus.
Another russula species not far away.
Then, Lactarius fungi.
We go back.
And see a beautiful fly agaric group. With adult mushrooms …
… young mushrooms …
… and very young mushrooms.
Along the road in the Corversbos nature reserve, two fungus species grow on a tree trunk. The big giant polypore …
… and the small candlestick fungus.