Monday, 5 December 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What + Robin Nest Box

A better response for last week's Guess What with Adrian, John and Glo gaining a   gold star  for identifying the pond snail along with Wilma who identified it as some sort of snail.

 Page_1    Pond Snail

On to a new puzzle picture.
A couple of microscope shots and the rest small crops from the TZ7.
Guess What:
I'm not expecting a specific identification, just a general name will do.

No prizes. Just for fun.

Robin Nest Box
While doing some pruning and general tidying up at the bottom of the garden I had a look in the Robin nest box. I was pleased to see that it contained a nest so something had made use of it for the first time in the three years it has been available.

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I think some leaves have been blown in recently but the nesting moss can be seen under them. The box was empty last time I checked which was after the Great Tits had fledged their box in June.


  1. I'll go with a mushroom, of some sort.

  2. mushroom, perhaps Hygrophora spp.

  3. nice that your nest box was used!

  4. Thanks for the star - I'll hang it from the Christmas tree :)

    Monday's guess ~ A mushroom from a fairy ring, or a toadstool :)

    Yes, good to see that your nest box was used. Any snow yet in your part of the UK?

  5. Wilma: it took me by surprise as it had been empty for so long.

  6. Glo: No snow here as yet, just a couple of icy mornings.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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