Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Year-round resident but quite hard to see at the site.

Small numbers occur year round on the River Stour and tributary ditches. Sometimes visits the Reservoirs e.g. a juvenile bird in summer 2011.

Breeding:?
2011: 1 juvenile on LR South on 9th July (Trevor Thorpe).
2016: One pair bred in the pool on the south-west of the site. 1 young was seen on 16th July (Steve Morrison).

MAXIMUM NUMBERS PER MONTH

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2010 1
2011 1 4
2012 2 1 2
2013 3 1 1 2 1 1
2014 3 4 1 1 3 2
2015 5
2016 1  2
2017
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