The birds of Longham Lakes

The following table is a list of all the species found on the Longham Lakes site since March 2002. Scroll down to review the table. Where you see a highlighted bird name you can click through for more information.

For mammals click The Mammals of Longham Lakes

Key to table abbreviations

Status
R – Resident, B – Has bred/held territory, S – Summer,
W – Winter, P – Passage, V – Vagrant

Abundance
c – common, u – uncommon, r – rare

No Species Name Status Abundance Records To Date
December 2015
Highest Count
of individuals
1 Cygnus olor Mute Swan RB c 74
2 Cygnus columbianus Bewick’s Swan W r 5 rec 8
3 Anser fabalis Bean Goose V r 1 rec 3
4 Anser albifrons White-fronted Goose W r 1 rec 8
5 Anser anser Greylag Goose R u 41
6 Branta canadensis Canada Goose RB c 76
7 Branta leucopsis Barnacle Goose V r 3 rec 2
8 Branta bernicla Brent Goose V r 4 rec 9
9 Alopochen aegyptiaca Egyptian Goose V u 4
10 Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck SB u 9
11 Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck V r 11 rec 14
12 Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon W c 235
13 Anas strepera Gadwall RB c 100+
14 Anas crecca Eurasian Teal W c 138
15 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard RB c 76
16 Anas acuta Pintail W r 7
17 Anas querquedula Garganey P r 4
18 Anas discors Blue-winged Teal V r 1 rec 1
19 Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler W c 40
20 Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard v r 2 rec 2
21 Aythya ferina Pochard W c 122
22 Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck RB c 288
23 Aythya marila Greater Scaup V r 4 rec 1
24 Bucephala clangula Goldeneye W u 6
25 Mergellus albellus Smew W r 6
26 Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser V r 5 rec 1
27 Mergus merganser Goosander W u 15
28 Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck V r 4 rec 2
29 Alectoris rufa Red-legged Partridge V r 5 rec 2
30 Phasianus colchicus Common Pheasant RB u 4
31 Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe RB c 39
32 Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe RB c 82
33 Podiceps auritus Slavonian Grebe V r 2 rec 1
34 Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe V r 6 rec 2
35 Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant R c 190
36 Botaurus stellaris Great Bittern V r 1 rec 1
37 Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret V r 1 rec 5
38 Egretta garzetta Little Egret R c 30
39 Ardea alba Great Egret V r 4 rec 1
40 Ardea cinerea Grey Heron B c 14
41 Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis V r 1 rec 1
42 Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill V r 1 rec 1
43 Milvus milvus Red Kite V r 7 rec 1
44 Circus aeruginosus Marsh Harrier V r 4 rec 1
45 Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk R u 4
46 Buteo buteo Common Buzzard RB c 8
47 Pandion haliaetus Osprey V r 9 rec 1
48 Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel RB c 3
49 Falco columbarius Merlin V r 5 rec 1
50 Falco subbuteo Hobby SB u 3
51 Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon RB u 2
52 Rallus aquaticus Water Rail W u 2
53 Gallinula chloropus Moorhen RB u 5
54 Fulica atra Coot RB c 402
55 Haematopus ostralegus Oystercatcher V r 6 rec 2
56 Recurvirostra avosetta Avocet v r 3 rec 1
57 Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover SB u 6
58 Charadrius hiaticula Ringed Plover P r 4 rec 4
59 Pluvialis apricaria Golden Plover W r 5 rec 50
60 Pluvialis squatarola Grey Plover V r 2 rec 1
61 Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing RB c 325
62 Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper V r 1 rec 1
63 Calidris minuta Little Stint V r 1 rec 1
64 Calidris alpina Dunlin PW r 30
65 Philomachus pugnax Ruff V r 4 rec 4
66 Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe W u 6 rec 2
67 Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe PW u 26
68 Scolopax rusticola Eurasian Woodcock W r 5 rec 1
69 Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit W r 263
70 Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit V r 1 rec 1
71 Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel P r 8
72 Numenius arquata Curlew P r 5 rec 2
73 Tringa totanus Common Redshank P r 4
74 Tringa nebularia Greenshank P r 14
75 Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper R u 3
76 Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper V r 3 rec 1
77 Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper P c 14
78 Arenaria interpres Turnstone P r 2 rec 2
79 Phalaropus fulicarius Grey Phalarope V r 1 rec 1
80 Rissa tridactyla Kittiwake V r 1 rec 1
81 Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean Gull WP u 209
82 Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull P r 4
83 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull R c 482
84 Chroicocephalus philadelphia Bonaparte’sGull V r 1 rec 1
85 Larus canus Common Gull W c 32
86 Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull R c 44
87 Larus argentatus Herring Gull R c 320
88 Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gull V r 7 rec 1
89 Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull V r 1 rec 1
90 Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull W u 11
91 Chlidonias niger Black Tern P r 5 rec 2
92 Sterna sandvicensis Sandwich Tern S r 9 rec 2
93 Sterna hirundo Common Tern PS u 24
94 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern V r 3 rec 5
95 Columba livia Feral Pigeon RB c 150
96 Columba oenas Stock Dove RB c 92
97 Columba palumbus Common Woodpigeon RB c 730
98 Streptopelia decaocto Collared Dove RB c 22
99 Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo SB? u 2
100 Tyto alba Barn Owl V r 4 rec 1
101 Athene noctua Little Owl V r 1 rec 1
102 Strix aluco Tawny Owl RB r 1
103 Asio otus Long-eared Owl V r 1 rec 1
104 Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl V r 1 rec 1
105 Caprimulgus europaeus Nightjar V r 1 rec 1
106 Apus apus Common Swift S c 600+
107 Upupa epops Hoopoe V r 2 rec 1
108 Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher RB u 3
109 Picus viridis Green Woodpecker RB c 3
110 Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker RB u 3
111 Dendrocopos minor Lesser Spotted Woodpecker V r 1 rec 1
112 Alauda arvensis Sky Lark PW u 235
113 Riparia riparia Sand Martin SB c 300
114 Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow SB c 5000
115 Delichon urbica House Martin SB c 400+
116 Anthus trivialis Tree Pipit P r 1 rec 1
117 Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit WP c 80
118 Anthus petrosus Rock Pipit V r 3 rec 1
119 Anthus spinoletta Water Pipit V r 3 rec 1
120 Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail P u 12
120a Motacilla flava flava Blue-headed Wagtail V r 3 rec 1
121 Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail RB c 6
122 Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail RB c 100
122a Motacilla alba alba White Wagtail P r 17
123 Troglodytes troglodytes Wren RB c 19
124 Prunella modularis Dunnock RB c 13
125 Erithacus rubecula Robin RB c 14
126 Luscinia megarhynchos Nightingale P r 1 rec 1
127 Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart V r 1 rec 1
128 Phoenicurus phoenicurus Redstart P r 1
129 Saxicola rubetra Whinchat P r 3
130 Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat RB u 6
131 Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear P u 5
132 Turdus torquatus Ring Ouzel P r 3 rec 1
133 Turdus merula Blackbird RB c 30
134 Turdus pilaris Fieldfare PW c 500
135 Turdus philomelos Song Thrush RB c 660
136 Turdus iliacus Redwing PW c 440
137 Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush R r 3
138 Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler RB u 3
139 Locustella naevia Grasshopper Warbler v r 1
140 Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Sedge Warbler SB c 5
141 Acrocephalus scirpaceus Reed Warbler SB c 20
142 Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat P r 1
143 Sylvia communis Common Whitethroat RB c 10
144 Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap SB c 22
145 Sylvia borin Garden Warbler P u 1
145 Phylloscopus sibilatrix Wood Warbler V r 1 rec 1
147 Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff RB c 40
148 Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler P c 20
149 Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Warbler V r 4 rec 1
150 Regulus regulus Goldcrest PW u 12
151 Regulus ignicapilla Firecrest PW r 6 rec 2
152 Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher P u 10
153 Remiz pendulinus Penduline Tit V r 2 rec 2
154 Panurus biarmicus Bearded Tit V r 2 rec 1
155 Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit RB c 20
156 Periparus ater Coal Tit V r 5 rec 1
157 Cyanistes caeruleus Blue Tit RB c 40
158 Parus major Great Tit RB c 25
159 Sitta europaea Common Nuthatch RB u 2
160 Certhia familiaris Eurasian Treecreeper RB u 4
161 Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay R u 7
162 Pica pica Magpie RB c 13
163 Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw RB c 70
164 Corvus frugilegus Rook RB c 320
165 Corvus corone Carrion Crow RB c 152
166 Corvus corax Common Raven R r 8
167 Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling RB c 390
168 Passer domesticus House Sparrow RB c 25
169 Fringilla coelebs Common Chaffinch RB c 20
170 Fringilla montifringilla Brambling V r 3 rec 1
171 Carduelis chloris Greenfinch RB c 106
172 Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch RB c 100
173 Carduelis spinus Siskin PW u 50+
174 Carduelis cannabina Linnet RB c 40
175 Carduelis cabaret Lesser Redpoll P r 30
176 Loxia curvirostra Crossbill V r 1 rec 1
177 Pyrrhula pyrrhula Common Bullfinch W r 5
178 Coccothraustes coccothraustes Hawfinch V r 2 rec 2
179 Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer V r 1 rec 1
180 Emberiza hortulana Ortolan Bunting V r 2 rec 1
181 Emberiza schoeniclus Reed Bunting RB c 20
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