Pochard (Aythya ferina)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Fairly common winter visitor, especially in cold or freezing weather. Small numbers appear in the summer.

Colour-marked Recovery;
A Pochard from France colour-banded with a blue nasal saddle has been seen at Longham:
DB102520, a female, was originally captured on 4th June 2008 at Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu, Loire-Atlantique, France (about 400km south-west of Paris). It was controlled there on 29 May 2013.
It was spotted at Longham on 10th January 2015 (Martin Wood), 410km from its presumed breeding site.

MAXIMUM COUNTS PER MONTH

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002
2003 4
2004 4 1 8 7
2005 2 1 3 1 1 5 6
2006 3 1 2 3 3
2007 2 1 2 2 20 30
2008 3 1 1 3 6 10
2009 78 9 1 2 1 3 1 1 5 11 44
2010 73 18 14 1 10 12 86
2011 47 122 3 4 1 2 5+ 12 37
2012 33 28 1 2 2+ 1 2 4 32
2013 40 33 26 7 13 27
2014 9 4 2 1 6 33
2015 30 35  6 1 1 1 5  19
2016 41 33 16 2  1 1 2  18
2017
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