Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Formerly regular winter visitor in very small numbers, mainly to the Quarry; also regular passage migrant. Has also been recorded on the Stour, by the weir.

First recorded on 12th August 2002. Now recorded in every month except May.

Numbers are maxima for the month on the whole site.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 1
2003 1
2004 1 2 1 1 1 1
2005 1 2 1 3 1
2006 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
2007 1 1 2 1 1
2008 1 1 1 3 2 2 1
2009 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2010 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
2011 1 1 2 2 1

2012: 1 on March 11th (Robin Trundle)
2013: 1 on 22nd September (Robin Trundle).
2014: 1 over on 5th April 2014 (DC), 1 on 21st August (George Green).

Green sandpiper

Green Sandpiper, Longham Lakes, 8/4/15 (Alan Pearce)

2015: A good year: 1 by Longham Reservoir South on 9th February (Lorne Bissell), 1 on 22nd March (George Green), 1 from 2nd-11th April, with 2 on 13th April, 1 on 16th August and then 1 on 19th December.

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