Neil1 and I were out on Dartmoor this weekend and one thing stuck in my mind more than anything else.
We were seeing things that should not be there at this time of year, plants still had fruit on them, Fungi that should of died of by now still happily growing (we saw a couple of the largest field mushrooms that I have seen and what looked like new ones coming up).
Also there are still a lot of insects that the cold would of normally killed off or would of migrated by now (I saw a Red Admiral, which now are starting to overwinter in the south of England).
Then on Monday I saw some visitors from Africa (Snowy Egrets), who appear to have made the Teign Estuary their home from home. They seemd quite happy and were fishing not too far from the resident Grey Herons that are dispersed along the shores of the Teign.
Has anyone else noticed visitors to these shores that should of gone by now or something strange in the enviroment that normally wouldn't be there at this time of year?