Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor.

High counts:
5 on 21st November 2004 was the highest count.

Not recorded at all in winter 2009/2010.

Welcome records on 26th October and 6th November 2010 (latter Ray Gleason), then 2 on 31st December (Trevor Thorpe), 3 on 17th January 2011, 1 on 29th January (Trevor Thorpe) and 1 in February (several dates).

Autumn 2011: 1 on 14th October, 3 on 17th October, 1 heard on 31st October.
Autumn 2012: 1 ringed on 23rd October; 1 along Green Lane on 8th November.
2013: 1 on 1st January 2013 (DC), 1 on 19th April (Alan Pearce); 1 heard on 14th October.
2014: Several ringed during the autumn, the first on 11th September. 12 in the area on 29th November (DC).

2015 (all): 1 on 12th January, with 2 on 25th and 2 on 18th February; 1 on 7th August, then 2 on 7th October and 15 on 9th October.

2016 (all): 1 on 31st January (Darran Jones), 1 on 2nd February, 4 on 5th March (Martin Wood) and 1 on 20th April in Emily’s Wood.

Ringing:
2012: 3 ringed, 1 each in September, October and November.
2013: 1 ringed on 15th October.
2014: 17 ringed between September and November, with 12 in the latter month.

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