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.

BROADLAND: Hickling Swallowtails

27th June 2013

A day off, nominally to go to the Norfolk show, saw Cathy & I instead head off to Hickling. We were mainly looking for Swallowtails, but we also saw a range of dragon and damselflies (Norfolk Hawker, Four-spot Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Large Red Damselfly, Azure Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly. We located at least six Swallowtails, although they were too flitty to get decent photos. A Large Skipper and a Speckled Wood were also new for the year for me.




In terms of birds a Treecreeper was probably the most interesting as I don't remember seeing one at Hickling before. A couple of Little Egrets, Marsh Harrier, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Common Tern were the best of the rest. We also saw a Drinker moth caterpillar, and a convincing bee-mimic Hoverfly (Volucella bombylans).





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