Waterfowl Count April 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
SAI South Arm 1
SAII South Arm 2
SAIII South Arm 3
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 SAI SAII D2 SAIII LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 7 2 2 3 2 23 6 2 4 5 12 87 21 2 22 1 2 203
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 1 3 2 1 7 8 16 20 1 27 1 7 4 6 2 10 116
Canada Goose 1 3 1 7 5 21 19 1 3 22 22 4 109
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 5 2 2 6 4 2 3 1 2 2 31
(Common) Shelduck 8 3 2 5 17 5 14 1 2 2 2 4 4 69
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 12 2 1 8 10 7 40
Gadwall 2 18 2 3 6 4 2 32 61 7 4 23 6 5 4 2 10 191
(Eurasian) Teal 7 5 21 2 4 42 3 27 104 8 2 2 4 231
Mallard 12 38 70 22 83 38 4 11 16 48 10 1 3 10 5 2 7 380
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 5 19 24
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 4 4 8
Tufted Duck 16 103 44 9 29 56 17 10 12 269 70 8 12 11 4 2 6 10 17 2 707
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 18 6 25
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 1 3 4 8
Great Crested Grebe 15 18 6 4 1 2 13 19 4 6 13 2 2 4 109
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 102 7 5 6 2 5 2 129
Little Egret 3 2 4 5 1 4 19
Grey Heron 5 1 1 7
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 6 2 2 6 2 2 3 2 6 2 33
(Eurasian) Coot 6 9 15 8 5 2 15 6 24 42 53 8 5 5 4 6 6 219
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 3 2 2 2 6 4 3 2 1 28
(Pied) Avocet 2 7 9
Little Ringed Plover 2 5 7
Ringed Plover (Common) 3 6 1 10
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 2 6 2 4 2 14 2 32
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 0
Ruff 4 4
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 2
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 2 1 4
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 1 1
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 2 4 7
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 2 2
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 14 50 64
Little Gull 6 6
Common (Mew) Gull 1 9 1 11
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 11 11
Common Tern 2 1 3
Arctic Tern 9 9
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 2 2
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 2872

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