Waterfowl Count August 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 BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 151 4 4 12 2 4 253 2 2 2 2 2 1 4 445
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 46 210 51 15 1 18 9 7 357
Canada Goose 310 104 119 9 41 21 4 12 620
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 13 10 18 6 2 33 4 5 6 2 4 3 106
(Common) Shelduck 3 3
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 1 3
Gadwall 20 27 14 11 2 29 24 1 30 10 33 6 207
(Eurasian) Teal 15 3 2 2 2 95 3 17 15 154
Mallard 100 180 85 50 45 110 22 55 144 12 145 9 145 5 40 1 12 9 1169
(Northern) Pintail 1 1
Garganey 2 2
(Northern) Shoveler 9 5 5 3 11 33
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 62 62
Tufted Duck 4 430 6 36 117 128 80 3 825 6 67 202 1 1 5 1911
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 17 3 1 2 3 8 4 2 2 4 1 47
Great Crested Grebe 1 26 3 2 5 10 8 12 7 2 23 4 2 12 7 2 2 2 130
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 10 29 1 7 4 37 13 7 52 3 163
Bittern
Little Egret 5 5 4 1 3 1 7 2 6 3 12 2 1 52
Grey Heron 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 11
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 33 13 6 2 6 1 16 6 5 8 9 5 15 125
(Eurasian) Coot 472 1 15 85 224 46 195 5 30 4 12 1089
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 3 1 4
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 3 3
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 8 13
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 6 6 1 6 5 67 12 1 5 110 5 75 2 1 34 336
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 3 2 5
Ruff 4 4
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 12 14
Black-tailed Godwit 3 3
(Eurasian) Curlew 7 7
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 3 3 1 8
Green Sandpiper 7 2 1 2 6 2 20
Common Sandpiper 4 2 2 8
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 1 1
Common (Mew) Gull 3 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 3
Yellow-legged Gull 1 1 10 12
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 7 7
Great Black-backed Gull 2 1 7 10
Common Tern 5 1 3 1 4 2 5 18 30 69
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 1 1
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Wood Sandpiper 1 1
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 7225

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