Waterfowl Count May 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 10 56 19 28 26 3 7 3 2 54 8 3 10 3 2 4 2 240
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 42 8 21 1 17 12 26 7 76 2 7 18 7 2 16 2 264
Canada Goose 4 2 12 43 2 1 11 6 8 2 91
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 8 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 26
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 2 6 2 4 2 6 17 6 6 8 59
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 1 1
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 9 33 3 3 8 1 4 17 4 5 25 2 2 22 2 6 6 152
(Eurasian) Teal 0
Mallard 34 47 42 26 135 18 5 12 33 5 15 6 6 17 19 11 1 4 4 2 442
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 3 5 2 2 1 4 2 19
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 3 3 7
Tufted Duck 10 4 2 29 6 6 8 10 6 48 27 48 12 15 12 16 8 267
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 0
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
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 1 1 6 9
Grey Heron 4 1 5
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 1 2 2 5
Great Crested Grebe 12 12 8 7 6 40 5 12 10 2 9 8 4 2 5 142
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 2 2 8 12
(Common) Moorhen 6 2 4 2 6 2 2 4 2 6 4 40
(Eurasian) Coot 12 70 14 8 20 16 5 9 15 2 3 2 10 9 18 3 8 2 12 7 245
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 2 2 4 2 4 17
(Pied) Avocet 4 2 6
Little Ringed Plover 2 2 4
Ringed Plover (Common) 30 2 2 34
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 8 10 6 4 14 4 50
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 7 7
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 0
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 2
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 2 3
Common Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 4 4
(Common) Redshank 1 2 2 5
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 2 2
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 68
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Sandwich tern 2 2
Black Tern 4
Grand Total 2235

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