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 Fungi


Whitlingham C.P. and the surrounding area are excellent for fungi, and also benefit from having some experienced mycologists living nearby. This is a small selection of the fungi you can see here. Incidentally I would be interested in drawing together a list of the fungi found at sites off Whitlingham Lane and would welcome records from the area.

Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor)
 Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa)
 Peniophora quercina on oak
Lumpy Bracket (Trametes gibbosa)
Coral Tooth Fungus (Hericium coralloides) - a locally rare species
 Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta)
 Ascoroyne sp (A. sarcoides?)
 Unknown bracket - any ideas?
Small Stag's Horn (Calocera cornea)
 Red-banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) - a locally rare species
 Peziza sp, probably Palamino Cup (Peziza repanda)
 Fire-rug Ink Cap (Coprinus domesticus)
 Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes)
 Coral Spot (Nectria cinnabarina)
 Fairy Inkcap (Coprinellus disseminatus)
 Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
Veiled Oyster (Pleurotus dryinus)
Conifer Mazegill (Gloeophyllum sepiarum) - my best fungus find here, this is the first Whitlingham record and only the 3rd for Norfolk. The last sighting was 35 years ago in 1978!
? - Maybe Melanoleuca meloleuca?
?
? - maybe Blushing Bracket
Honey Fungus (sensu lato) (Armillarea mellea)
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasiculare)
Stropharia sp (either S. aeruginosa or S. caerulea)
Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca - this had curly hairs under the microscope)
Pestle Puffball (Handkea excipuliformis)
Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme)
Common Mazegill (Datriona mollis) - I think, if you disagree then please let me know
Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus comatus)
Beechmast Candlesnuff (Xylaria carpophila)
Willow Bracket (Phellinus igniarius) - a locally rare species
Unknown (suggestions welcome!)
Oak Poypore (Piptoporus quercinus) - a nationally rare species, protected by law. 
It only grows on the heart wood of ancient oaks.
(Suillus sp.)
Beefsteak Fungus (Fistulina hepatica) on oak.
Clitocybe sp.
Stag's Horn (Calocera viscosa)
Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus)
Bay Polypore (Polyporus durus)
Dog Stinkhorn (Mutinus caninus)
Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)
Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) (the ring has fallen off)
Spotted Toughshank (Rhodocollybia maculata)
Yellow Field-cap (Bolbitius titubans)
Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
Olive Oysterling (Panellus serotinus) - Fairly scarce in Norfolk, confirmed by the county recorder.
Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata)
Phellinus conchatus - a scarce bracket in Norfolk. This is present on a couple of willows at Whitlingham marsh
Alder Bracket (Inonotus radiatus) A common bracket, but unusually it wasn't growing on Alder. As a result it was double-checked and the ID confirmed via microscopy by Anne Crotty.
Yellow Brain (Tremella mesenterica)
Palamino Cup (Peziza repanda) on woodchip pile
Wrinkled Fieldcap (Agrocybe rivulosa) on woodchip pile
Winter Polypore (Polyporus brumalis)
Bovine Bolete (Suillus bovinus)
Freckled Dapperling ( Lepiota aspera)
Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum)
Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia)
Pearly Parachute (Marasmius wynnei)
Saffrondrop Bonnet (Mycena crocata) infected with Bonnet Mould (Spinellus fusiger)
Stump Puffballs (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

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