Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Mainly an uncommon winter visitor, but turns up at other times as well. All records given:

Black-tailed Godwits (Chris Parnell)

Black-tailed Godwits, Longham Lakes, May 2012 (Chris Parnell)


1. 1 on 7th October 2005 (Trevor Thorpe).
2. 1 on 5th April 2006 (Trevor Thorpe).
3. 2 over Longham Reservoir North, 16th November 2006.
4. 1 on 15th September 2007, followed by 6 on 21st and 7 on 22nd.
5. 1 on the Quarry, 26th January 2008.
6. 1 on the Quarry, 20th March 2008.
7. 1 in the Quarry, 31st August 2008.
8. 9 over on 7th November 2008.
9. 1 on 12th and 20th November 2008.
10. 1 on the Quarry on 9th January 2009.
11. 1 on the Quarry on 26th January 2009.
12. 1 on the Quarry, 26th March 2009 (Chris Parnell)
13. 1 on the Quarry on 8th April 2009.
14. 7 over on 20th November 2009.
15. 27 over Longham Reservoir North, 5th January 2010.
16. 1 on the Quarry,7th, then 3 on 8th and 1 on 11th January 2010.
17. 1-2 on the island in LR South, 5th -30th March 2010.
18. 9 on 13th October and 5 on 18th October 2010.
19. 40 flew over on 1st November 2010.
20. 3 on 20th November 2010 (Chris Parnell).
21. Singles seen on and off from December 2010 to February 2011.
22. 12 on the floods on Hampreston Fields, 9th January 2011 (Terry Elborn) then at least 50 over the site on 11th January (Kevin Lane), and then 22 on 18th January. 3 on 24th January.
23. 1 on 16th February 2011.
24. 1 on 6th April 2011 (George Green).
25. 2 on 17th April 2011 (Aidan Brown).
26. A flock of 11 over LR South on 17th July 2011 (Trevor Thorpe, Rob Trundle).
27. A flock of 13 over on 31st October 2011.
28. 15 over on 4th December 2011 (Shaun Robson) and 2 on 18th December (Philip Horobin).

2012 records: An astonishing series of records began with 1 on 24th April, then 24 flying over north on 1st May (George Green), 7 on the main island on LR South on 2nd May (Dominic Couzens), then 36 on 4th May, 40 on 8th May and an incredible 62 on 10th May (Chris Parnell). Then 10 on 17th May. In the winter, 1 on Hampreston Fields on 3rd November (Alan Pearce), 16 at the same place on 18th November (DC).

Black-tailed Godwits (Lorne Bissell)

Black-tailed Godwits, Longham Lakes, May 2012 (Lorne Bissell)

2013: Year started with quite a bang: On 10th March flocks of 17, 70 , 60 , 13 , 25 , 40 were counted all flying eastwards and 38 on the island [263 altogether, a new record] (Trevor Thorpe, WEBS). Then 1 on 23rd October (Harris), 22 on 10th November (Robin Trundle).

2014: 65 on 24th November on the floods at Hampreston Fields (Robin Trundle), dwindling to 18 on 28th November (DC) and 9 on 30th (Alan Pearce). 3 on 24th December (GG).

2015: 5 on 21st February (GG), 1 on 4th September, 80 on 24th November and 43 on 28th November.

2016: 16 on 4th March (Martin Wood), 20 on 19th March (GG), 1 on 2nd July (GG), 16 on 25th November, 1 on 29th November, 8 on 30th November and then in December: 3 on 1st, 4 on 2nd and 5 on 27th.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks