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 here.

WHITLINGHAM: Thorpe Marshes LRP

10th April 2011


The temptation to go to the coast is growing, but as it seems like a few more birds are turning up locally I decided to try Thorpe. I'd barely crossed the bridge over the railway when I heard my first Sedge Warbler of the year singing from the reeds adjacent to the railway line. Further round three Little Ringed Plovers were squabbling on the scrape, although when not calling they were elusive, spending large amounts of time behind clumps of vegetation. A chat with one of the locals revealed that the Sedge Warbler had arrived three days ago, and he had also heard a Grasshopper Warbler from Bungalow Lane. Despite loitering a while I couldn't hear the Grasshopper Warbler, but I did see an Orange-tip, bringing the butterfly count up to 8 for the year so far, and another Sedge Warbler.


Thorpe Marshes in the sunshine

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