Waterfowl Count February 2012

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Key to Nature Reserve areas

TTW Tertiary Treatment Works
BFP Burley Fishponds
NAI North Arm 1
NA North Arm
MW Main Water
SA South Arm
WC Whitwell Creek
D2 Manton Bay
L1 Lagoon 1
L2 Lagoon 2
L3 Lagoon 3
L4 Lagoon 4
L5 Lagoon 5
L6 Lagoon 6
L7 Lagoon 7
L8 Lagoon 8
C4 Lagoon 6
D1 Heron Bay
C5 Wet Meadow

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA D2 LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 C4 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 4 80 12 22 24 56 29 2 229
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 4 4
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 100 184 1 7 292
Canada Goose 6 6 60 194 266
Barnacle Goose 0
Pink-footed Goose 13 1 14
Egyptian Goose 2 6 12 2 8 2 32
(Common) Shelduck 1 7 8
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 10 853 1091 133 598 550 463 3698
Gadwall 21 75 181 89 50 39 450 905
(Eurasian) Teal 165 12 65 27 1 57 97 37 9 1 471
Mallard 30 116 68 101 45 134 104 115 4 4 721
(Northern) Pintail 2 3 2 7
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 1
Red-crested Pochard 4 6 2 12
(Common) Pochard 8 38 4 33 160 243
Tufted Duck 254 866 471 395 189 450 2625
(Greater) Scaup 1 14 15
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 55 69 87 175 386
Smew 11 1 1 6 12 31
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 6 2 3 3 8 22
Ruddy Duck 0
Lesser Scaup 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Red Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Black Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Great Northern Diver [Loon] 0
Little Grebe 5 17 8 43 14 5 92
Great Crested Grebe 23 75 2 38 16 30 184
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 3 64 30 97
(Great) Bittern 0
Little Egret 2 2
Grey Heron 1 3 1 5
Water Rail 2 2 6 1 11
(Common) Moorhen 10 1 8 4 4 20 47
(Eurasian) Coot 5 855 2 1 65 928
Shag 0
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 1 1
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 27 7 14 3 2 53
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 5 6 2 7 22
Ruff 1 2 1 4
Jack Snipe 1 1
Common Snipe 100 100
(Eurasian) Woodcock 2 1 3
Black-tailed Godwit 3 3
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 5 5
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 1 3 1 6
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1 2
Lesser Yellow legs 0
Wood Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Red-necked Phalarope 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Arctic Skua 0
Little Gull 0
Sabie’s Gull 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
(Black-legged) Kittiwake 0
Bridled Tern 0
Little Tern 0
Black Tern 0
White-winged Black Tern 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Sandwich Tern 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Barnacle 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Black Swan 0
Long-tailed Duck 1 1
Pochardxtufted duck 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Australian/Shelduck 0
Spoonbill 0
Area Totals 465 240 1828 3266 675 1535 1180 2270 8 2 38 35 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 11550

Observations

Records of disturbances levels in the counting zones including numbers of bank anglers, fishing boats, sailing craft, dog walkers or any other form of recreational disturbances

  1. Bank Anglers
  2. Fishing Boats
  3. Sailing craft
  4. Dog Walkers