Waterfowl Count April 2015

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 11 2 6 9 12 13 2 24 4 7 5 25 27 2 9 11 169
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greenlnd W/Front 1 1
Greylag Goose 18 2 8 3 22 14 5 42 13 14 27 15 3 4 190
Canada Goose 4 2 2 1 7 2 1 42 17 7 3 13 4 3 108
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 4 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 30
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 6 6 4 7 2 2 4 2 3 9 4 2 2 53
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 10 2 9 4 25
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 2 16 2 7 1 1 35 2 3 36 8 4 117
(Eurasian) Teal 5 61 3 8 8 2 14 12 6 1 6 126
Mallard 20 80 27 12 38 32 1 21 19 7 11 4 6 6 12 1 1 6 304
(Northern) Pintail 2 2 4
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 3 6 29 4 2 2 46
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 1 1 3
Tufted Duck 18 174 86 2 14 31 97 41 7 7 178 22 36 35 21 5 6 25 2 807
(Greater) Scaup 1 1
Long-tailed Duck/Ringed necked 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 3 4
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 97 5 3 8 2 10 6 2 4 1 2 3 143
Bittern 0
Great White Egret 0
Little Egret 1 3 1 1 2 1 9
Grey Heron 10 3 4 1 1 1 20
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 2 2 4 8
Great Crested Grebe 8 18 13 2 12 7 2 15 14 15 10 5 1 7 9 2 1 2 143
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 6 11 2 6 4 2 6 6 4 4 4 4 2 61
(Eurasian) Coot 5 39 11 8 8 4 6 21 12 74 2 18 17 37 4 7 3 5 4 285
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 3 2 4 4 4 2 4 25
(Pied) Avocet 1 1
Little Ringed Plover 2 1 3
Ringed Plover (Common) 8 2 10
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 4 4 8 8 4 4 2 38
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 6 6
Ruff 1 1
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 1
Common Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 1
(Common) Redshank 2 2 2 2 8
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 2 25 32 100 290 20 100 569
Little Gull 12 12
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 1 6 7
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Herring Gull 1 1
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 6 6
Common Tern 5 2 6 2 2 6 22 21 66
Arctic Tern 2 2
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Total 3418

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