Wetland Bird Surveys

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Waterfowl Count July 2014

Waterfowl Count July 2014

The Tufted Duck was spotted in the highest numbers during July, with 1628 present on the reserve.

Waterfowl Count June 2014

Waterfowl Count June 2014

The Canada Goose had the highest population on the reserve in June, with 970 spotted. The Greylag Goose wasn’t far behind with 833. Read on for the full figures.

View over South Arm III from Fieldfare Hide

Waterfowl Count May 2014

The Mallard was present on the reserve in the highest numbers in May with 445 counted, closely followed by the Tufted Duck and the Greylag Goose. Read on for the full figures

Waterfowl Count April 2014

Waterfowl Count April 2014

The Tufted Duck was top of the league in April with 592 counted, closely followed by the Black-headed Gull with 496. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count March 2014

Waterfowl Count March 2014

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous bird on the reserve in March with 1457 spotted by our volunteers. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count February 2014

Waterfowl Count February 2014

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous bird on the reserve in February with 2295 counted, closely followed by the Northern Lapwing with 1941 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count January 2014

Waterfowl Count January 2014

The Eurasian Widgeon was present on the reserve in the highest numbers in January 2014 with 2981 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count December 2013

Waterfowl Count December 2013

The Eurasian Wigeon was present in the highest numbers in December with 2945 counted, just ahead of the Northern Lapwing with 2822 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count November 2013

Waterfowl Count November 2013

The Eurasian Widgeon came out on top in November with a species population of 5310. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count October 2013

Waterfowl Count October 2013

The Eurasian Widgeon stayed in the greatest numbers in October with 8098 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count September 2013

Waterfowl Count September 2013

The Tufted Duck came out on top in the figures with 3787 spotted, followed by The Eurasian Coot with 3059. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count August 2013

Waterfowl Count August 2013

The Tufted Duck, Mallard and Eurasian Coot were spotted most in August. Click the pic for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count July 2013

Waterfowl Count July 2013

The Tufted Duck was the most populous bird in July with 1472 counted, followed by the Eurasian Coot with 951 and the Northern Lapwing with 902. Click the pic for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count June 2013

Waterfowl Count June 2013

The Canada Goose was the most populous bird on the reserve in June with 810 counted, closely followed by the Greylag Goose with 692 counted. Click the pic for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count May 2013

Waterfowl Count May 2013

Our spotters found the Mallard to have the biggest population on the reserve in May, with 378 counted. The Tufted Duck (pic) wasn’t far behind with 263. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count April 2013

Waterfowl Count April 2013

The Tufted Duck had the biggest population in April, with 606 counted. Click the pic to read the full figures.

Waterfowl Count March 2013

Waterfowl Count March 2013

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous bird on the reserve in March with 2285. Click the pic for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count February 2013

Waterfowl Count February 2013

The Eurasian Coot was the most populous bird in February with 1000 counted.

Waterfowl Count January 2013

Waterfowl Count January 2013

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous bird on the reserve this month with 2314 spotted, followed by the Tufted Duck with 1276 and the Eurasian Coot with 1089. Click the pic for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count December 2012

Waterfowl Count December 2012

The Tufted Duck was the most populous bird on the reserve in December with 3496 recorded, second was the Eurasian Coot with 2117 recorded. Click the pic for full figures.

Waterfowl Count November 2012

Waterfowl Count November 2012

The Common (Mew) Gull was the most populous resident on the reserve in November with over 20,000 sighted

Waterfowl Count October 2012

Waterfowl Count October 2012

4984 Tufted Ducks counted on the reserve this month and 1936 Eurasian Coots. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count September 2012

Waterfowl Count September 2012

This months most populous bird was the Tufted Duck with 4,606 counted, followed by the Eurasian Coot with 1,952. Click the pic for the full count.

Waterfowl Count August 2012

Waterfowl Count August 2012

The Tufted Duck came out on top of the August count with 2639, followed by the Eurasian Coot in second place with 1084.