A walk in Maridalen with Mrs OB and the Beast yesterday had the goal to find and pick chanterelle mushrooms which we were successful with (people keep their sites secret and we have now found a few sites which nobody else seems to know about). The mushrooms will be fried in butter along with bacon and enjoyed this evening.
I, of course, don’t go for a walk in the Dale without bins and camera and we witnessed many of natures wonders. We found a couple of Small Tortoiseshell chrysalis which have been bought home to hopefully watch metamorphise into butterflies. We saw a Brown Hawker dragonfly eating one of its smaller darter cousins. An Osprey flew over calling and some berry bushes proved to be full of sylvia warblers with both Blackcaps and a Garden Warbler seen.
|Brown Hawker (brunlibelle) eating a darter sp.|
|a 1cy male Blackcap (munk) with the black feathers coming through on the crown|
|another 1cy male but this time with just a little brown remaining on the crown|
|a Garden Warbler (hagesanger)|