Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Regular and common visitor: status uncertain. Seen on most visits at all times of the year, but its numbers don’t follow much of a pattern.

Maxima each month:

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 20 4 200
2003 1
2004 1 5 2 1 4 2
2005 7 2 1 1 3
2006 1 1 4 10 5 3 2 1 21
2007 50 40 61 8 3
2008 1
2009 29 165 109 99 3 5
2010 30 20 34 43 10 4 4 8 45
2011 8 60 8 10 3 27 27 2 5 11 6 10
2012 24 5 10 8 15 4 20 4 2 1 8 6
2013 30 10 3 3 1 29 23 54 10 14 45 82
2014 32 4 24 18 22 6 17 48 14 149 60 35
2015 47 59 19 7 1 9 8 4 17 41 334 192
2016 320 11 64 52
2017

Colour-ringed Individual
The individual with a ring on its feet was ringed at Pitsea Landfill Site, Essex, on 24th March 2012, as a second calendar-year.

Herring Gull (Chris Parnell)

Herring Gull (ringed), Longham Lakes, 10/6/13 (Chris Parnell)

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