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

WHITLINGHAM: Rain does not equal birds

4th August 2011


Against all common sense I went down to Whitlingham in the rain, hoping that the inclement conditions would bring in something out of the ordinary. I managed three Bantams and 132 Mute Swans. The rain kept up a steady pace, ensuring I was soaked by the end. I did see a possible hybrid duck that had a bright yellow end-third of the bill, which made it stand out from the rest of the dowdy eclipse ducks, but I didn't care enough to hang around for it to come closer to the shore.

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