On the morning of 3rd March 2021, I observed a Little Egret Egretta garzetta feeding along the brook in Elmdon Park, West Midlands. From the brook, it flew into the upper branches of overhanging Alders Alnus glutinosa, where it initially remained inactive. The main branches of the Alders hosted lichens, including one relatively large patch of foliose Punctelia jeckeri. On subsi


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