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

YARE VALLEY: Surlingham CM

18th August 2011


For a bit of variety we went to Surlingham Church Marsh. Unfortunately the nearby Gun Club was in session, which probably accounted for the lack of Little Owls (they were scared off, not shot, just to clarify). Even without large numbers of birds it was a pleasant walk, the view from the bush shelter hide was particularly nice, as was the view across the fields to the Woods End. A large gathering of Swallows and House Martins hawked low over the pools before flying off eastwards. The muddy edges to the top right of the pools looked great for waders, but were bare. On our way back a Dark Bush Cricket jumped onto Cathy's shoe, and we were seen off by several Southern and Migrant Hawkers.

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