2014, 22nd February Field Trip to Kiltearn / Balconie

17 members & friends of TDFC met at Kiltearn Church car-park for a coastal filed trip on the last Saturday in February.

Firstly we bird-watched along the shore to Balconie Point.

We then cut around the lagoons and reed beds to the riparian woods along the Allt Graad.  Here we changed our focus to the bugs and fungi in the riverbank vegetation.

Our return route took us over the footbridge near the church where a dipper displayed along the bank while we were taking a group photo.

TDFC groupClick image to view

22nd February 2014   Observation List From

Kiltearn and Balconie Point (NH6165 & NH6265)


Xylaria carpophila Beechmast Candlesnuff Fungus         NH 6247 6571 & NH 6231 6577

Ganoderma sp.                         Polyporous bracket fungus               NH 625 657


Zonitoides excavatus Land snail                                      NH 621 659

Discus rotundatus Land snail                                      NH 621 659

Lehmannia marginata Slug                                               NH 621 659

Deroceras reticulatum Netted slug                                     NH 621 659 & NH 625 657

Arion distinctus Black slug                                      NH 621 659


Oniscus asellus Common shiny woodlouse                 NH 62 65

Philoscia muscorum Common striped woodlouse              NH 621 659

Birds No.

Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose                  √

Anser anser Greylag Goose                         √

Anas penelope Wigeon                                    √

Anas crecca Teal                                         √

Anas platyrhynchos Mallard                                   √

Bucephala clangula Goldeneye                                6

Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser       1

Phalacrocorax carbo Cormorant                              √

Ardea cinerea Grey Heron                             1

Haematopus ostralegus Oystercatcher                         √

Numenius arquata Curlew                                    √

Tringa totanus Redshank                                √

Larus canus Common Gull                          √

Larus argentatus Herring Gull                           √

Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull        √

Corvus corone Carrion Crow                         √

Sturnus vulgaris Starling                                  √

Cinclus cinclus Dipper                                    1

Erithacus rubecula Robin                                      √

Passer domesticus House Sparrow                       √

Carduelis chloris Greenfinch                              √

Pyrrhula pyrrhula Bullfinch                                √


David McAllister, Heather McAllister, David O’Brien, Russell Wood

Bracket Fungus
Fungus Hunting
Beechmast candlesnuff fungus in situ.
Beechmast candlesnuff fungus
Red-breasted Merganser
Kiltearn bridge
Common striped woodlouse (Philoscia muscorum)

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