Waterfowl Count August 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 2 107 10 5 43 33 1 127 73 6 42 2 2 2 1 6 8 470
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
White-fronted Goose
Greeland White-fronted Goose
Greylag Goose 5 290 14 5 297 14 625
Canada Goose 55 261 6 77 3 402
Barnacle Goose
Brent Goose
Egyptian Goose 6 4 2 10 6 6 4 9 2 2 1 4 12 68
Ruddy Shelduck
(Common) Shelduck 2 1 2 5
Mandarin Duck
(Eurasian) Wigeon 6 3 4 1 14
American Wigeon
Gadwall 7 77 8 17 142 24 10 73 70 61 8 21 518
(Eurasian) Teal 7 70 1 2 27 6 1 38 8 22 45 1 8 236
Mallard 42 191 67 21 272 180 4 61 78 4 114 2 75 21 1 46 6 2 7 1,194
(Northern) Pintail
Garganey
(Northern) Shoveler 5 4 21 3 41 3 1 2 80
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 2 35 37
Tufted Duck 77 1 4 29 386 23 5 1850 5 25 286 1 2,692
(Greater) Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
(Great) Cormorant 19 25 6 2 4 2 7 33 82 4 42 3 2 231
Bittern
Little Egret 4 2 3 5 1 2 10 3 32 8 1 5 76
Grey Heron 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 16
Spoonbill
Little Grebe 23 7 7 27 1 2 2 2 71
Great Crested Grebe 2 98 13 37 32 13 47 8 1 42 3 5 1 1 4 5 312
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe [Horned]
Black-necked Grebe [Eared]
Water Rail
(Common) Moorhen 21 6 1 9 5 7 14 2 5 16 13 19 3 4 6 2 2 135
(Eurasian) Coot 267 36 5 93 232 64 4 321 122 61 7 16 5 12 1,245
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 2
(Pied) Avocet 2 2
Little Ringed Plover 5 5
Ringed Plover (Common)
(European) Golden Plover
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 28 1 1 408 31 82 1 29 5 95 35 1 1 9 727
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin 1 11 12
Ruff 2 1 1 4
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 1 1
(Eurasian) Curlew 6 6
Common Sandpiper 1 1 1 3
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 1 10 1 3 4 19
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Greenshank 1 2 3
(Common) Redshank 1 1 2
Turnstone
Phalaropes
Black-headed Gull 170 170
Little Gull 1 1
Mediterranean Gull
Common (Mew) Gull 1 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 1
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged Gull 1 12 13
Caspian Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 1 30 31
Common Tern 2 4 28 4 38
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail
other species not recorded above 1 1 1 3
9475

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