Waterfowl Count August 2012

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

 

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 2 82 18 121 17 196 8 2 4 15 4 5 15 489
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 152 8 9 18 215 106 15 22 14 559
Canada Goose 350 3 9 156 6 11 81 117 4 135 30 902
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 17 55 2 74
(Common) Shelduck 1 1
Mandarin Duck 2 2
(Eurasian) Wigeon 31 7 38
Gadwall 5 4 2 24 1 210 97 24 7 374
(Eurasian) Teal 3 12 2 1 55 5 11 14 103
Mallard 33 116 58 50 133 76 69 15 35 229 35 5 4 858
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 1 2 2 5
(Northern) Shoveler 1 66 3 10 2 82
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 3 24 12 18 58
Tufted Duck 199 14 18 24 9 534 950 144 54 650 7 8 9 3 16 2639
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 0
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 1 2 1 4 8
Great Crested Grebe 29 91 4 4 23 57 20 5 2 16 6 3 3 3 3 269
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 81 59 7 4 7 20 10 2 190
Little Egret 4 12 2 3 1 3 7 1 16 4 53
Grey Heron 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 11
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 1 1 2 4 13 2 4 27
(Eurasian) Coot 231 25 5 610 90 20 44 4 5 5 9 5 27 4 1084
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 1 11 12
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 30 3 1 345 10 89 53 2 537
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 5 5
Ruff 2 2
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 3 3 6
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 5 5
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 2 2 4
Green Sandpiper 1 5 1 2 2 1 12
Common Sandpiper 1 1 2 4
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 214 23 212 81 2 79 611
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 15 1 17
Yellow-legged Gull 2 2
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 2 10 12
Common Tern 17 1 20 29 22 3 92
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Black Tern 2 5 7
Grand Total 9149

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