Near spherical smooth object size of large grapefruit or small pineapple, apparently lodged in tree above a small stream.
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judging by the grass hanging on the branches, this could be flood debris left when the stream was higher rather than a nest deliberately built in this situation.
@DavidNotton; thanks, yes, that had occurred to me too. I think that it is just possible for the stream to flood that high before spilling onto the nearby fields.
And of course streams like that have all sorts of floating debris chucked into them.
I keep forgetting to check when walking past that location whether the object is still there.
might it be a giant puffball, about the right size and colour for a mature specimen, it would float
Thanks David, I find that totally convincing. I remembered to check it out today and found it floating just below where first seen. Third photo shows it floating high in the water. As I watched, it was blown around in an eddy and became hidden behind some bank-side vegetation. Maybe it will be caught there for some time.
should probably edit group from invertebrates to fungi, then the fungologists can check this out
Lat/Lng: 51.4946, -0.74172
OS grid ref: SU874780
Stream is called "The Cut"