Gadwall (Anas strepera)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Common winter visitor, with small numbers regularly summering. The latter birds presumably breed, either on-site or nearby.

Breeding(?):
4 pairs present on the Quarry, 30th March 2006, with a pair still on 24th May 2006.
1 bird present up to 16th May 2008.
2 in May and 1 up to 17th June 2009.
Pair present throughout June 2011; no young seen.
2016: 2 pairs present in breeding season (5th April, 19th May).

Full site counts:

Gadwall (D. Couzens)

Gadwall, Longham Lakes September 2011

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002
2003
2004   8  3 2  9  9
2005  10  1 19 30 10 10
2006  24  34 15 2 2  6 20  1 14
2007  22  12  4 4 1 30 11 34
2008  32 3 1 1 20
2009  58  18  5 3 2  1 1 11 30 19 17
2010  84   2 10 14 6 10 2 5 12  8 16 63
2011  38  10 10 13 10 2 15 44 41 28 29
2012 23 30 6+ 8 4 2 4 1 6 20
2013 6 5 4 2 1 1 3 8 15 42+ 94
2014 100+ 11 5 10 4 4 7 62
2015 43 17 9 3 2 1 15 11 16
2016 45 33 8 7 4  5 10 10 11 24
2017
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