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: Orthopteran update

14th August 2011

Still no sign of a good Tern or Osprey, or anything good birdwise really. Of the resident stuff a Marsh Tit was calling in scrub near the river and a family of recently fledged Pied Wagtails were catching flies along the shore of the Great Broad. A couple of fresh looking Small Tortoiseshells were the pick of the butterflies. Poking about in the grass I disturbed a Mint Moth, and found Meadow Grasshopper, Field Grasshopper and Long-winged Conehead (which sounds more exciting than it looks). Conehead literature suggests it is best heard with a bat detector, but this is the second year I've found them at Whitlingham by ear, maybe they're getting louder?!


Long-winged Conehead

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