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

THORPE MARSH: A few more insects

8th August 2012

Another trip to Thorpe in search of waders, however as the Green Sandpiper had departed there was no luck on that score.  At least 30 Lapwings lined the scrape and loads of gulls spiralled over the marshes, presumably caching in on an unseen source of insects.  On the insect front I found a large dragonfly exuvia case and a fly with glowing green eyes (Cath helped go through all of the similar species in my insect book and we identified it as Chrysops relictus).


Check out those eyes!

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