Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Appears to be a year-round resident in small numbers, not breeding.

The numbers in the table refer to the site as a whole. The Little Egret often feeds on the River Stour at Longham Bridge.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 1
2003
2004 1 3 1 1
2005 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
2006 1 1
2007 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 3
2008 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
2009 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 4
2010 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 19 4
2011 3 2 1 1 2 4 11 13
2012 3 2 5 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 18 15
2013 5 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 3
2014 2 5 5 1 2 1 1 2 5 30
2015 3 4 1 1 1 3 5 5
2016 2 5 6 1 2 2 5 5 17

The November 2010 count is extraordinary. On 7th there were 6 roosting on the island in Longham Reservoir South, which is pretty good. However, there were 10 on 16th, then 15 on 17th-20th, 19 on 21st.

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