Waterfowl Count August 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 2 164 2 39 145 7 6 1 7 25 4 4 6 4 1 2 419
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 13 355 36 79 23 28 3 6 12 29 17 4 9 614
Canada Goose 492 20 7 164 100 6 8 97 6 11 51 1 963
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 18 11 10 11 14 21 7 2 3 97
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 2 3
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 1 23 24
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 46 40 5 17 57 2 31 610 808
(Eurasian) Teal 38 10 21 2 50 121
Mallard 12 365 120 26 228 70 5 13 109 18 39 2 72 45 30 32 9 12 16 1223
(Northern) Pintail 10 1 11
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 49 29 4 9 92
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 2 14 21 38
Tufted Duck 112 166 15 29 15 12 798 98 3 552 49 15 390 15 2 2271
(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 38 68 25 21 7 2 6 65 1 18 6 1 1 259
Bittern 0
Little Egret 2 1 10 5 1 10 5 1 3 5 2 45
Grey Heron 1 1 3 1 2 7 2 2 2 21
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 38 3 2 2 7 52
Great Crested Grebe 1 75 20 15 16 9 34 8 2 61 8 4 7 5 2 267
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 49 9 1 1 1 28 6 9 5 28 2 2 5 4 1 151
(Eurasian) Coot 560 150 33 10 12 3 6 28 478 9 2 41 29 270 4 2 4 12 1653
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 4 4
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 6 6
Ringed Plover (Common) 11 11
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 24 148 73 2 23 1 1 12 15 29 328
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 1
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 1
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
Common Sandpiper 1 2 2 4 1 1 11
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 3 8 1 12
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 2 2 4
(Common) Redshank 1 1
Turnstone 3 3
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
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 15 10 5 35 10 5 1 5 44 130
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 1 1
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