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.

NORTH NORFOLK: Felbrigg park



13th February 2017

I met Adam in North Walsham, and with no particular plans we went to Felbrigg for a look round. We parked up in the Lion’s Mouth car park and headed out across the parkland. A flock of Fieldfares and two Mistle Thrushes were feeding along the woodland edge, and a bit further round a Treecreeper worked its way up a small tree. We were keeping an eye out for Nuthatches, and soon two flew past us before landing on separate trees and calling loudly. A Bullfinch and a Buzzard were both seen before we reached the stream.

Scanning the flooded meadows either side of the stream we noticed lots of Wigeon and Teal, plus a pair of Shoveler. As we crossed the bridge a commotion amongst the Jackdaws alerted us to a Tawny Owl being mobbed. Eventually it flew up to a broken off tree and the Jackdaws lost interest. We scanned the lake, but failed to see any Mandarin. There were around 60 Gadwall, including a raft of 30+ birds, plus some Tufted Ducks and Greylag Geese. 



We moved on to Sheringham seafront for lunch, hoping to see Purple Sandpipers and/or Glaucous Gulls, but failing on both counts.

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