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 http://www.honeyguide.co.uk/documents/ThorpeMarshesWildlifeReport2016.pdf

SOUTH NORFOLK: Green-winged Orchids

26th May 2012

Another nice evening, so we called in at New Buckenham Common NWT to have a look at the Green-winged Orchids.  After a bit of a wander I found around fifty flowering spikes close together, and proceeded to take some photographs, several of which were actually in focus!  Several plants had paler white & purple flowers, but I didn't see any of the 'alba' variety that are all white with just the green streaks on the wings.



Incidentally, over the summer I am going to be looking for Green-flowered Helleborines, which apparently used to occur along the river valleys near Norwich.  If anyone knows roughly where they occur(ed) then I would be very grateful for an email or message (probably best not to use the blog comments).  Cheers.

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