Waterfowl Count April 2014

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 BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 2 6 3 2 18 3 2 2 5 13 16 3 11 3 33 2 2 2 2 130
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 10 4 8 8 2 4 10 14 4 13 23 26 16 11 21 19 2 8 203
Canada Goose 10 2 4 2 5 16 16 8 7 9 3 2 84
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 3 5 2 5 1 3 1 2 2 1 6 1 2 2 36
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 4 17 4 4 6 2 2 6 4 2 4 6 2 18 2 83
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 1 1 3 2 3 2 2 14
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 12 19 3 8 2 7 6 3 2 3 5 11 8 2 91
(Eurasian) Teal 2 16 2 2 2 7 3 21 10 2 67
Mallard 17 72 43 12 129 9 6 20 16 7 10 11 7 5 12 4 4 4 2 390
(Northern) Pintail 1 1
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 2 9 6 2 19
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 3 5
Tufted Duck 110 32 18 8 54 38 4 27 18 10 53 29 35 92 6 12 34 12 592
(Greater) Scaup 2 2
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 6 2 2 11
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 0
(Great) Cormorant 0
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 5 1 1 1 1 10
Grey Heron 6 1 1 8
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 1 2 3
Great Crested Grebe 32 14 16 15 4 5 8 17 13 10 1 7 8 2 2 154
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 10
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 2 6 2 6 4 2 3 2 4 2 43
(Eurasian) Coot 20 37 12 8 24 4 4 14 14 5 10 25 7 10 2 6 2 8 4 216
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 3 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 24
(Pied) Avocet 2 2 4
Little Ringed Plover 2 1 3
Ringed Plover (Common) 10 2 2 14
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 5 2 2 7 6 4 6 2 38
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 6 6
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 3 3
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 2 6 9
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1 2
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 4 1 2 7
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 100 80 20 77 56 55 53 39 16 496
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 4 5
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 1 2 3
Common Tern 6 1 7
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
0
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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