The Whitlingham Bird Report for 2016 is now available to download here.

The previous reports are also availble: 2015 here,
2014 report here and the 2013 report here. Thanks to everyone who has contributed sightings, information and photos to these reports.

You may also be interested in Chris Durdin's Thorpe Marsh Wildlife Report for 2016, which is available

NORFOLK: Sculthorpe Moor Dawn Chorus

22nd April 2011

Whilst here last week we had noticed that there was a dawn chorus walk and cooked breakfast on. Cathy doesn't usually look favourably on my suggestions for getting up in the small hours and going birding, but for some reason this walk was deemed acceptable. The highlight of the walk was undoubtedly looking out over the Wensum and watching Marsh Harriers rising out of the mist as the sun rose. Birdwise a Grasshopper Warbler was heard from the Whitley Hide and 2 Cuckoos flew over. On the way back we found the Golden Pheasant on the side of the path, and it posed for a photo before running off through the woods.


  1. Nice pic of the golden pheasant geezer ! Not been to this place as yet. Still not heard or seen my first cuckoo of the year . By the way , u didn't mention the most important thing... How was the breakfast ?!? :-)

  2. Thanks! I'd recommend a visit to Sculthorpe, its a really nice little reserve. Its best over the winter/spring in my opinion, you can get really good views of Bullfinches and Bramblings on the birdtables with Water Rails underneath.

    The breakfast was good. The warden and his wife cooked it for us - sausage and bacon baps, and enough for seconds!