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

NORWICH: Wensum Woodcock

22nd January 2012

I have been hoping that the cold weather would push a scarce bird onto the Wensum nearby (perhaps Goosander?), but have so far been disappointed. It was light enough for me to see the local Peregrine yesterday, and today I went one better with a Woodcock! I was about level with the new(ish) Jarrold Bridge when it flew around the edge of the Bishopgate car park before flying over the Adam and Eve and then doubling back and heading off towards Cow Tower. There isn't much open space along the river, so perhaps it was roosting at Mousehold and had left to find some open space to forage in overnight.

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