Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Common summer visitor; has bred in the Quarry. 30 holes counted in 2005.

Migrants:
1 Earliest: 1 on 4th March 2009.
2 Latest: 1 on 13th October 2004.

Other arrivals:
2010: 27th March (Chris Parnell).
2011: 11th March (1, Paul Morton) to 5th October (4, Dominic Couzens).
2012: 17th March (10+, Alan Pearce)
2013: 10th March (15, Gary White).
2014: 18th March (4, DC)
2015: 8th March (Robin Trundle)
2016: 19th March to 28th September.

High counts:
200 on 27th August 2003
200 on 3rd September 2003.
200 on 18th August 2004.
300 at least over LR South in windy conditions on 31st March 2010.
106 on 2nd September 2010 perched on the fence on the causeway between the two lakes in inclement conditions.
200+ on 5th April 2011 (Kevin Lane).
150 on 13th April 2011 (Roger Howell), with 120 on 14th April.
Several hundred on 9th April 2012 (Aidan Brown)

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