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Monday, 18 January 2010

17/1/10: Mitcham Common - gorse of course

Hopped off the bus on the way back from Beddington/Hackbridge when I realised we were passing a tract of gorse. I'm not familiar with this part of London - and hadn't appreciated we'd be passing the BedZed low-energy eco-village either ......

Anyway, it was Mitcham Common. Here are a few shots showing Gorse, waterlogging, fire damage and old ant hills.

Other species seen were the remains of a Black Knapweed, Bracken, Blue Tit, Great Tit and 2 Redwing.

There was a Rabbit right by the road as I approached Mitcham Junction station on the main road. It seemed unperturbed by my appearance and loped off slowly, after I'd got to about 7 feet from it.

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