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

NORWICH: First butterflies of the year

12th March 2011
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A trip to the Cathedral so that Cathy could see the Peregrines was unsuccessful, but the warm weather had brought a number of butterflies out. On our walk in along Lakenham Way we saw 2 Brimstones and 4 Commas, whilst on our return the Comma numbers were up to 6 and single Peacock and Small Tortoiseshells were also out.
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In the evening whilst watching the gulls stream eastwards towards Breydon, a very early Swallow flew through.

2 comments:

  1. I think Spring is earlier this year, I had a Chiffchaff in the garden, I had to look twice incase I was hallucinating!

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  2. I haven't checked back through all my butterfly records, but these are definitely early. If we get some more nice weather and/or southerly winds then it could well beat some of my earliest spring bird records as well. I'm yet to hear a Chiffchaff this year, but there was one singing at County Hall at the weekend apparently, so they are about!

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