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: Snout & oak gall

6th September 2017

A couple of interesting observations from Lakenham before work on Wednesday. Firstly I spotted a Snout moth resting in a hedge, a common moth this time of year but more often seen amongst the vegetation so sometimes hard to photograph. Secondly on Lakenham Way I saw a gall caused by the gall wasp Andricus grossulariae on Oak. The life cycle of this species, along with some other gall wasps, is a bit unusual. There is a sexual generation that produces small red galls on Turkey Oak catkins, but also an asexual generation that gives rise to the gall I saw today (a sort of frizzy knopper gall).



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