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: Catton Park galls & fungi



12th February 2017

In January I had visited Catton Park and checked out the eastern woodland edge, so with a bit of time free I popped in and checked out the western parts. Of interest were a few plants of Butcher’s Broom and Oregon Grape that appear to have naturalised. Robert Maidstone had recently highlighted some galls that he had seen on Box bushes, so I checked out the areas of Box and found two different galls, Spanioneura buxi and Monarthropalpus flavus, both species that I’ve not recorded before.




Further round I arrived at the pond, which was covered in a duckweed sp, either Lemna minor or L. minuta. Fungal highlights included some nice specimens of Yellow Brain (Tremella sp, probably T. mesenterica) and Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans). There was a bit more birdsong than on my previous visit, but only common woodland species were seen.



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