Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Regular summer visitor and passage migrant; breeds in the general area.

Migrants:

Earliest: 1 on 21st April 2006 (Brian Chard)
Latest: 1 on 21st October 2012.

High numbers:
3 on 7th June 2006.
3 in the air together on 26th September 2011.

2011 records: 2 on 30th April (Peter Moore) and 4th May (Derek and Kay Ball). 1 on 6th May, 1 on 8th May, 1 on 10th, 1 on 22nd May; 1 on 20th June; 2 on 24th July (David Taylor), 2 on 27th July, 1 on 6th and 13th August, 2 on 25th and 1 on 27th and 28th August, 1 juvenile on 7th September; 1 on 15th September; 1 on 28th September and 1 on 1st October.
2012: 1 then 2 on 1st May (George Green, Alan Pearce); 1 on 2nd and 3rd May, 2-3 on 8th May, 1 on 9th May. 1 on 13th May. 2 on 13th June (George Green), 1 on 28th June (GG) and 29th June (DC), 1 on 4th July, 2 on 8th July, 1 on 30th July (calling, Roger Peart), 1 on 16th August, 2 on 19th August (1 adult, 1 juvenile), 2 on 20th August (both juveniles), 1 juvenile on 4th September (George Green), 1 on 5th September, 1 on 13th and 1-2 on 19th and 2 on 20th September; 1 late bird on 21st October.
2013: 3 on 1st May (CP), 1 on 9th June (DC), 1 on 10th July, 1 on 31st July, 1 on 11th August clashing with a Corvid (David Taylor), 1 on 25th August, 1 on 9th September, 1 juvenile on 22nd September.
2014: 1 on 22nd April (Ian Ballam), 1 on 7th May (DC), 1 on 12th May chasing Swifts (George Green), 1 on 6th June and 9th June (calling), 1 on 3rd September (DC).
2015: 1st seen on 28th April and last on 4th September.
2016:First seen on 30th April (George Green), then 2 on 16th May, 1 on 2nd July and 1 on 20th August.

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