Annette Vondra made the video.
Orphaned otter rescued in Scotland: here.
This very fine drake Lesser Scaup has been returning to the Cardiff area for a number of years but this was the first time I’d gone for it, calling in on the way back from the Common Yellowthroat. It showed very well for me but the light was awkward and fading fast.
This North American duck species is rare in Europe.
Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Recently, on black clayey soil, some black fungi were found in the Spijkbos woodland among fallen leaves. The finder sent them to a specialist to see if it were some earth tongues. They turned out to be the rare Trichoglossum walteri. This is only the second time that this earth tongue species has been found in the Netherlands.
This photo shows the rare reddish mushroom Crepidotus cinnabarinus between not so rare white Crepidotus mollis fungi; photo by Ieko Staal.
That species had never been seen in the Netherlands. Until 28 August 2014, in the Hulkesteinse bos woodland in Flevoland province. Six days, later on 3 September, it was found in Zeeland province as well.