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 here.

WHITLINGHAM: Now with bonus hirundines

27th April 2011

As the previous days visit had been rather hit-and-run, I came back after work to have a good poke round. On the whole I needn't have bothered. Gosling update is that there is now a brood of 3 Canada Geese, the lone Egyptian Goose family is down to 1 gosling and the black-and-white Mallard is down to 3 ducklings. The Wigeon x Gadwall hybrid was back in the conservation area and looks to be showing a bit more white between the belly and the tail. The main focus for attention was the large (50+) flock of hirundines skimming across the water. Mostly Sand Martins, with a liberal smattering of House Martins and a few Swallows. Sadly my first Red-rumped Swallow will have to wait a bit longer. I went into the woods and looked down onto Thorpe Marshes, but couldn't see any waders. Looking over the meadows on the way back there was again no Little Owl.

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