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.

WEST NORFOLK: Dagger moth

8th August 2016

After my Whitlingham visit Cathy & I went to West Newton, on the edge of the Sandringham estate, to have lunch with a family friend. After we had eaten I went for a walk around her garden, seeing a young Green Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. I was particularly pleased to find the well camouflaged Grey or Dark Dagger moth. Theses species can't be separated in the field as adults, but the caterpillars do look noticeably different. Incidentally of the two, I have seen many more Grey Dagger caterpillars.


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