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

WHITLINGHAM: A range of beetles and bugs

5th July 2017

On Wednesday evening I headed down to Whitlingham for a quick look round. I had hoped for a flyover Curlew after reports of some moving about the valley earlier in the week, but it was always going to be a long shot. The only bird of interest was a neck-collared Greylag, which turned out to be the same bird seen last summer (originally ringed in Thetford).

In contrast to the birdlife there was a lot of interesting invertebrates, in particular beetles. With this in mind, consider this post a photo special.

 Heterotoma planicornis
 Solitary wasp sp.
Liocoris tripustulatus
 Cantharis flavilabris (sometimes known as C. nigra - this one has a black scutellum)
 A leaf beetle sp - there are several green ones but I think this is Green Dock Beetle (it was on a related plant sp)
 Four-barred Major (a soldierfly)
Cicadella viridis
Plagiognathus arbustorum
 Tachinus rufipes - I think!
 Unidentified beetle sp.
 Figwort Weevil
Chrysolina polita
Unidentified (unidentifiable?) on creeping thistle

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