Bird & Mammal Report
There was so much activity amongst Norfolk’s bird and mammal recorders in 2011 that it was difficult to fit everything into a single report. The breeding season started early with common migrants arriving in good numbers across the UK and experiencing a successful breeding season thanks to the warm, dry weather conditions. The Spoonbills proved that 2012 was no fluke, the number of breeding pairs in northwest Norfolk increasing from six to eight. It was a good year for rarities too, with three new bird species added to the county list and several more making their second appearance in Norfolk. Strandings of Sperm Whale and two Sowerby’s Beaked Whales made 2011 a very interesting year for cetacean-watchers and a group of Nathusius Pipistrelle arrived on our shores by boat with imported timber.
You can read more about these and all the birds and mammals seen in Norfolk last year in the 2011 Bird & Mammal Report, which is free to all N&NNS members (see www.nnns.org.uk/home/join.html for details) and costs just £12 (inc. P&P) to non-members.
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This 224-page book contains a detailed, species by species summary of all the bird and mammal species recorded in the county in 2011, along with colour photographs of the rare and the picturesque.
Highlights of this year’s report include articles on:
- Finders’ accounts of the 2011 Norfolk ‘firsts’ – Sandhill Crane, Western Sandpiper, Rufous-tailed Robin and Spectacled Warbler - plus other rarities
- Latest bat monitoring results from the Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group
- House Sparrow and visible migration surveys in Norwich
- A review of Sowerby’s Whale strandings in Norfolk
- Norfolk’s new found status as the top nest recording county in the UK (www.bto.org/nrs)
It would not be possible to write the report without the records submitted by amateur naturalists such as yourselves Click here (www.nnns.org.uk/recording/recorders.html) to find the contact details for the county’s Bird and Mammal Recorders, and the recorders for all other taxa in Norfolk.
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