The Whitlingham Bird Report 2020 is available now (click here)

For previous years (2012-2019) see the links on the Whitlingham Bird List page.

NORWICH: Garden lockdown list - days 26-29

DAY 26 - 15th APRIL

Cathy was planting some rocket and lettuce seeds when she noticed a long centipede in the planting tub. I own the Aidgap Centipedes key but had not used it previously, so thought this would be a good time to have a go. Eventually I got there, helped in part by the fact that it was getting on for 7cm long, which rules out most of the species. The key did seem to work OK, but started off with some features that were quite tricky to see on a constantly moving live centipede (keys for things like this are typically written with dead specimens in mind).

80. Haplophilus subterraneus

Also whilst out I saw a Moth Fly, a nice little thing but one of about 80 similar species, and more interestingly a small leafhopper on garden Red Campion, Hauptidia maroccana, which appears to have very few Norfolk records.

81. Hauptidia maroccana

DAYS 27 & 28 - 16th and 17th APRIL

No additions

DAY 29 - 18th APRIL

82. Herring Gull

Also nice views of a Zebra Spider

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