The Whitlingham Bird Report 2017 can be viewed or downloaded here. For previous years (2012-2016) see the links on the Whitlingham Bird List page.

You may also be interested in Chris Durdin's Thorpe Marsh Wildlife Report for 2017, which is available http://www.honeyguide.co.uk/documents/ThorpeMarshesWildlifeReport2017.pdf

WHITLINGHAM: Kittiwake (deceased) and fungi

3rd December 2017

On Sunday Karl & I took his boys for a walk around Whitlingham. This meant I wasn't thoroughly scanning the broad for birds, but the most interesting sightings wasn't going anywhere in a hurry as it was dead. This Kittiwake, found at the end of the Little Broad is only the third record I am aware of from Whitlingham - hopefully the fourth one is in better health.


There was quite a bit of fungi about, including the coral fungus Ramaria decurrens, which was a new one for me here.

 Blistered Cup (Peziza vesiculosa)
 Hebeloma sp.
 Ochre Coral (Ramaria decurrens)
 Mycena sp.
 Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Yellow Brain (Tremella mesenterica)

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