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

NORWICH: A selection of garden insects

7th & 8th May 2017

You don't have to go very far to see some interesting insects, particularly in sunny weather. On Sunday I was making a cup of tea when I noticed a hoverfly outside, and nipping out for a better look I saw that it was Epistrophe eligans, a common species but one I've only seen once before. Whilst outside I also saw Platycheirus albimanus, which Cathy had seen previously here but was the fourth hoverfly onto the garden list.

On Monday evening I took advantage of a brief sunny spell to have a walk around the garden. Three things were of particular interest, a tiny Speckled Bush-cricket on a dandelion flower, a scale insect sp on a Field Maple sapling and three Polydrusus formosus weevils on the same tree. Not bad for a quick garden wander!

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