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: New to Norfolk - Bartheletia paradoxa

29th December 2017

The day saw constant rain for much of the time, but as I had dropped Cathy off at a friends house nearby I decided to call in for a quick walk at Earlham Cemetery. There was a bit of fungi about, but the unexpected highlight came when I noticed a dead Ginkgo leaf with a small black fungus growing on it. Members of the British Mycological Society helped me identify it was Bartheletia paradoxa. After checking with Tony Leech I found out that there are no previous Norfolk records, so this capped a productive Christmas period for me. That said, Ian Senior, who maintains the cemetery fungus list, tells me that he has seen it there before but was unable to identify it (there is no mention of it in plant fungi bible Ellis & Ellis). 


I also found a new leaf mine for me, Agromyza filipendulae on leaves that were either Strawberry or Cinquefoil.


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