Having now been to Wolferton easily into double figures in the last 18 months, can anyone confirm how many birds are still there? And are there any other reliable sites (with tickable birds)?
Wayland wood. But I don't think they still have a population there.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried Wayland Wood in the past (and also Sculthorpe) with no success. This is really my bogey bird - I even went to Longleat Safari Park at the weekend and failed to see one in their walk through aviary!!
I was hoping there were a couple of hidden sites - or even tips for Wolferton...
I've been to Wolferton Triangle a few of times recently (often on my way to Titchwell), early morning i.e., before 8am, & connected a couple of times just by driving slowly along the road. Turn off the A149 at the Wolverton sign then turn right at the crossroads (which will take you back to the A149). One time I saw two males scuttling into the undergrowth but it's obviously hit & miss. Good luck!I was hoping there were a couple of hidden sites - or even tips for Wolferton...
Another unsuccessful GP weekend! I can confirm that there do not seem to be any birds at Wayland Wood, and the Woferton triangle again proved unsuccessful!
Hiya, Out of interest, why isn't the sculthorpe bird tickable? We saw him crosing the bridge once. It's a gorgeous bird! I know they still have sightings of him fairly frequently so if you're desperate to see one, might be worth another look..
P4097723 golden pheasant by kittykat23uk, on Flickr
Weren't all Goldies basically 'dumped' originally, anyway....? Tick away!
And agree, it is a fab looking bird and so much easier than Wolferton!
I must admit before I knew the story of their origin I ticked them! Before deciding to retract it.
As you say I'm not sure what makes the Wolferton ones tick worthy and these not? Period of release perhaps? or successful wild breeding?
I'm sure someone knows