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 Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup V r 1 rec 1
25 Melanitta nigra Common Scoter V r 1 rec 4
26 Melanitta fusca Velvet Scoter V r 1
27 Bucephala clangula Goldeneye W u 6
28 Mergellus albellus Smew W r 6
29 Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser V r 5 rec 1
30 Mergus merganser Goosander W u 15
31 Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck V r 4 rec 2
32 Alectoris rufa Red-legged Partridge V r 5 rec 2
33 Phasianus colchicus Common Pheasant RB u 4
34 Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe RB c 39
35 Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe RB c 82
36 Podiceps auritus Slavonian Grebe V r 2 rec 1
37 Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe V r 6 rec 2
38 Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant R c 190
39 Botaurus stellaris Great Bittern V r 1 rec 1
40 Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret V r 1 rec 5
41 Egretta garzetta Little Egret R c 30
42 Ardea alba Great Egret V r 4 rec 1
43 Ardea cinerea Grey Heron B c 14
44 Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis V r 1 rec 1
45 Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill V r 1 rec 1
46 Milvus milvus Red Kite V r 7 rec 1
47 Circus aeruginosus Marsh Harrier V r 4 rec 1
48 Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk R u 4
49 Buteo buteo Common Buzzard RB c 8
50 Pandion haliaetus Osprey V r 9 rec 1
51 Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel RB c 3
52 Falco columbarius Merlin V r 5 rec 1
53 Falco subbuteo Hobby SB u 3
54 Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon RB u 2
55 Rallus aquaticus Water Rail W u 2
56 Gallinula chloropus Moorhen RB u 5
57 Fulica atra Coot RB c 402
58 Haematopus ostralegus Oystercatcher V r 6 rec 2
59 Recurvirostra avosetta Avocet v r 3 rec 1
60 Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover SB u 6
61 Charadrius hiaticula Ringed Plover P r 4 rec 4
62 Pluvialis apricaria Golden Plover W r 5 rec 50
63 Pluvialis squatarola Grey Plover V r 2 rec 1
64 Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing RB c 325
65 Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper V r 1 rec 1
66 Calidris minuta Little Stint V r 1 rec 1
67 Calidris alpina Dunlin PW r 30
68 Philomachus pugnax Ruff V r 4 rec 4
69 Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe W u 6 rec 2
70 Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe PW u 26
71 Scolopax rusticola Eurasian Woodcock W r 5 rec 1
72 Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit W r 263
73 Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit V r 1 rec 1
74 Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel P r 8
75 Numenius arquata Curlew P r 5 rec 2
76 Tringa totanus Common Redshank P r 4
77 Tringa nebularia Greenshank P r 14
78 Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper R u 3
79 Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper V r 3 rec 1
80 Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper P c 14
81 Arenaria interpres Turnstone P r 2 rec 2
82 Phalaropus fulicarius Grey Phalarope V r 1 rec 1
83 Rissa tridactyla Kittiwake V r 1 rec 1
84 Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean Gull WP u 209
85 Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull P r 4
86 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull R c 482
87 Chroicocephalus philadelphia Bonaparte’sGull V r 1 rec 1
88 Larus canus Common Gull W c 32
89 Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull R c 44
90 Larus argentatus Herring Gull R c 320
91 Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gull V r 7 rec 1
92 Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull V r 1 rec 1
93 Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull W u 11
94 Chlidonias niger Black Tern P r 5 rec 2
95 Sterna sandvicensis Sandwich Tern S r 9 rec 2
96 Sterna hirundo Common Tern PS u 24
97 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern V r 3 rec 5
98 Columba livia Feral Pigeon RB c 150
99 Columba oenas Stock Dove RB c 92
100 Columba palumbus Common Woodpigeon RB c 730
101 Streptopelia decaocto Collared Dove RB c 22
102 Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo SB? u 2
103 Tyto alba Barn Owl V r 4 rec 1
104 Athene noctua Little Owl V r 1 rec 1
105 Strix aluco Tawny Owl RB r 1
106 Asio otus Long-eared Owl V r 1 rec 1
107 Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl V r 1 rec 1
108 Caprimulgus europaeus Nightjar V r 1 rec 1
109 Apus apus Common Swift S c 600+
110 Upupa epops Hoopoe V r 2 rec 1
111 Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher RB u 3
112 Picus viridis Green Woodpecker RB c 3
113 Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker RB u 3
114 Dendrocopos minor Lesser Spotted Woodpecker V r 1 rec 1
115 Alauda arvensis Sky Lark PW u 235
116 Riparia riparia Sand Martin SB c 300
117 Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow SB c 5000
118 Cecropis daurica Red-rumped Swallow V r 1 rec 1
119 Delichon urbica House Martin SB c 400+
120 Anthus trivialis Tree Pipit P r 1 rec 1
121 Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit WP c 80
122 Anthus petrosus Rock Pipit V r 3 rec 1
123 Anthus spinoletta Water Pipit V r 3 rec 1
124 Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail P u 12
124a Motacilla flava flava Blue-headed Wagtail V r 3 rec 1
125 Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail RB c 6
126 Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail RB c 100
126a Motacilla alba alba White Wagtail P r 17
127 Troglodytes troglodytes Wren RB c 19
128 Prunella modularis Dunnock RB c 13
129 Erithacus rubecula Robin RB c 14
130 Luscinia megarhynchos Nightingale P r 1 rec 1
131 Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart V r 1 rec 1
132 Phoenicurus phoenicurus Redstart P r 1
133 Saxicola rubetra Whinchat P r 3
134 Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat RB u 6
135 Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear P u 5
136 Turdus torquatus Ring Ouzel P r 3 rec 1
137 Turdus merula Blackbird RB c 30
138 Turdus pilaris Fieldfare PW c 500
139 Turdus philomelos Song Thrush RB c 660
140 Turdus iliacus Redwing PW c 440
141 Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush R r 3
142 Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler RB u 3
143 Locustella naevia Grasshopper Warbler v r 1
144 Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Sedge Warbler SB c 5
145 Acrocephalus scirpaceus Reed Warbler SB c 20
146 Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat P r 1
147 Sylvia communis Common Whitethroat RB c 10
148 Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap SB c 22
149 Sylvia borin Garden Warbler P u 1
150 Phylloscopus sibilatrix Wood Warbler V r 1 rec 1
151 Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff RB c 40
152 Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler P c 20
153 Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Warbler V r 4 rec 1
154 Regulus regulus Goldcrest PW u 12
155 Regulus ignicapilla Firecrest PW r 6 rec 2
156 Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher P u 10
157 Remiz pendulinus Penduline Tit V r 2 rec 2
158 Panurus biarmicus Bearded Tit V r 2 rec 1
159 Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit RB c 20
160 Periparus ater Coal Tit V r 5 rec 1
161 Cyanistes caeruleus Blue Tit RB c 40
162 Parus major Great Tit RB c 25
163 Sitta europaea Common Nuthatch RB u 2
164 Certhia familiaris Eurasian Treecreeper RB u 4
165 Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay R u 7
166 Pica pica Magpie RB c 13
167 Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw RB c 70
168 Corvus frugilegus Rook RB c 320
169 Corvus corone Carrion Crow RB c 152
170 Corvus corax Common Raven R r 8
171 Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling RB c 390
172 Passer domesticus House Sparrow RB c 25
173 Fringilla coelebs Common Chaffinch RB c 20
174 Fringilla montifringilla Brambling V r 3 rec 1
175 Serinus serinus Serin V r 1 rec 1
176 Carduelis chloris Greenfinch RB c 106
177 Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch RB c 100
178 Carduelis spinus Siskin PW u 50+
179 Carduelis cannabina Linnet RB c 40
180 Carduelis cabaret Lesser Redpoll P r 30
181 Loxia curvirostra Crossbill V r 1 rec 1
182 Pyrrhula pyrrhula Common Bullfinch W r 5
183 Coccothraustes coccothraustes Hawfinch V r 2 rec 2
184 Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer V r 1 rec 1
185 Emberiza hortulana Ortolan Bunting V r 2 rec 1
186 Emberiza schoeniclus Reed Bunting RB c 20
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