Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Common resident, with small numbers breeding sporadically.

First recorded April 20th 2002.

Breeding:
2009: 1 fully grown juvenile on LR North on 17th July.
2010: 2 chicks on 8th July (Trevor Thorpe). 1 chick on 23rd July (Chris Parnell).
2011: 1 nest on LR South with 1 egg, 1st May. 1 nest on LR South, 6th June (Trevor Thorpe).
2015: A pair with 3 young on 14th July 2015 (Trevor Wilkinson).

Great Crested Grebe chicks

Great Crested Grebes on parent’s back, Longham Lakes, 14/07/15 (Trevor Wilkinson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAXIMUM NUMBERS PER MONTH

Most of these are Wetland Bird  Survey (WEBs) counts organised by the BTO and carried out by Trevor Thorpe and Robin Trundle. Many thanks to the counters.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 1
2003 1 3 2
2004 2 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 1
2005 2 5 4 7 5 8 7 11 10 4 2 2
2006 3 8 7 18 13 16 6 7 5 5 4 5
2007 2 4 4 6 1 3 7 10 4 10 10
2008 1 6 3 5 4 6 3 3 2
2009 4 4 8 14 10 5 13 15 12 12 16 5
2010 4 4 14 6 21 34 45 33 28 16 1
2011 5 14 30 23 20 25 36 63 49 51 12 20
2012 32 24 34 24 30 41 31 32 19 59 23 10
2013 1 4 11 5 9 11 15 20 21 24 7 12
2014 6 8 10 12 14 17 9 10 26 28 24 26
2015 9 3  9 13 15  14 31  67 82 52 68 27
2016 11 22 19 5  4  6 21  29 23 28 12 6
2017 7 10 24 21 14
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