Out of neccesity we needed to take it easy with walking this weekend so a 3 mile slow wander in the nearby Waveney Valley near Mendham seemed like a good choice. The weather was gorgeous and the temperature up to 15 degrees so it was very pleasant indeed. Birds seen/heard included Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwings, Fieldfares and Bullfinch.
Most pleasing however were 2 new fungi for me - an Oak Bracket on the base of an oak in the lane showing typical 'weeping' on the surface and the superbly named Splendid Rustgill in the woods. Flowers still in bloom included some nice Lesser Burdock.