Waterfowl Count April 2013

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
D1 Heron Bay
C5 Wet Meadow
GC Gull Count

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 4 8 3 1 12 3 1 2 4 2 9 4 5 11 4 4 2 79
Mute Swan 3 2 6 1 27 7 4 3 4 4 2 15 3 2 4 2 4 2 95
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 4 2 16 2 1 3 1 54 32 9 26 2 4 3 14 173
Canada Goose 2 2 2 4 22 5 4 4 3 4 2 2 2 6 64
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 14 7 4 2 3 1 6 2 2 1 2 2 1 47
(Common) Shelduck 1 2 3 6 2 14 2 10 4 4 2 50
Mandarin Duck 1 2 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 20 2 2 7 3 6 6 7 53
Gadwall 1 5 46 12 6 1 2 73
(Eurasian) Teal 5 17 9 7 1 2 12 4 2 10 2 8 79
Mallard 10 10 32 37 13 108 11 2 9 13 18 1 6 6 4 10 8 11 8 317
(Northern) Pintail 2 2
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 4 1 6 1 12
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 0
Tufted Duck 40 39 9 57 34 8 6 25 63 30 82 60 6 6 45 10 23 63 606
(Greater) Scaup 1 1
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 3 23 2 2 3 1 26 1 7 2 3 73
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 2 4
Great Crested Grebe 2 12 8 15 3 1 8 18 3 1 2 1 8 12 94
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 111 2 1 14 11 6 145
Bittern
Little Egret 2 1 2 5
Grey Heron 8 2 10
Water Rail 6 6 12
(Common) Moorhen 6 2 4 4 2 2 4 6 2 2 2 36
(Eurasian) Coot 6 41 17 8 14 10 2 6 16 15 60 2 13 2 6 18 21 257
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 16
(Pied) Avocet 2 2
Little Ringed Plover 1 1 1 3
Ringed Plover (Common) 8 2 2 3 15
(European) Golden Plover 2 2
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 2 8 1 3 2 2 18
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 10 11
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 4 1 1 6
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 1
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 4 2 8
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Common Sandpiper 2 1 2 1 6
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 42 81 nc
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull nc
Great Black-backed Gull nc
Common Tern 1 3 2 6
Arctic Tern 10 10
Mediterranean Gull 2 2
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Long-tailed Duck 1
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
Grand Total 2321

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