Coot (Fulica atra)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Very common resident, with small numbers breeding. One of the few species invariably recorded on every visit.

Breeding:
2005: 1 “nesting” on 27 May. Juvenile seen 3rd -7th July.
2006: 1 nest seen 7th April. Chicks seen 26th May. 1 juvenile was on the Longham Reservoir North on 1st August.
2007: Adult on nest on the Quarry, 25th April; 2 nests seen earlier in the month
2008: Nested on Quarry.
2009: Nested on Quarry.
2011: 1-2 on Longham Reservoir South
2012: 1 nest on LR South, 24th May.
2013: Adult and juvenile seen on 10th July (DC).
2014: 1 nest on pools at south end of LR South (DC), 31st March. Adult with 1 young on 8th August (Trevor Wilkinson).
2015: 2 nests seen on 10th May (Martin Wood) and an adult with 3 young on 14th July.
2016: 1 brood on 18th August (Trevor Thorpe).

MAXIMUM NUMBERS PER MONTH

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002
2003 2 11 15
2004 1 20 41 101 136 146
2005 6 12 14 17 72 169 191 169 72
2006 43 36 21 13 10 23 48 81 20 25 15
2007 1 10 8 2 13 57 107
2008 8 42 65
2009 27 12 10 25 25 18 15
2010 27 20 12 122 99 20 45 153
2011 107 40 23 39 27 62 34 143 260 170 202 140
2012 158 43 46 39 40 64 40 109 112 60 70 60
2013 12 8 8 13 6 34 19 86 128 165 176 164
2014 46 3 41 39 58 65 178 263 285 202 277
2015 305 402 176 58 79 130  144 246 340 309 327 330
2016 44 58 157 86
2017
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