Waterfowl Count December 2011

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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 I
SAII South Arm II
D2 Manton Bay
SAIII South Arm III
L1 Lagoon 1
L2 Lagoon 2
L3 Lagoon 3
L4 Lagoon 4
L5 Lagoon 5
L6 Lagoon 6
L7 Lagoon 7
L8 Lagoon 8
C4 Lagoon 6
D1 Heron Bay
C5 Wet Meadow

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA MW SA SAI SAII D2 SAIII L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 C4 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 36 60 40 20 6 113 4 6 4 63 2 6 360
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 4 4
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 12 3 36 1 1 3 56
Canada Goose 122 84 145 2 39 4 16 2 53 467
Barnacle Goose 13 13
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 3 3 3 1 7 2 19
(Common) Shelduck 2 3 2 7
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 33 258 188 625 336 283 226 305 75 27 13 105 202 4 11 2691
Gadwall 61 162 86 152 186 267 41 12 26 641 4 27 1665
(Eurasian) Teal 6 66 10 70 70 76 68 139 352 28 5 20 78 988
Mallard 34 121 69 282 134 24 32 20 80 22 9 9 32 31 899
(Northern) Pintail 5 4 5 2 16
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 13 17 3 14 2 81 41 171
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 5 10 2 33 2 52
Tufted Duck 3 377 245 1434 1426 301 62 1 11 24 1 3885
(Greater) Scaup 1 4 5
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 2 20 28 109 42 14 46 86 1 17 365
Smew 4 4
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 14 6 1 21
Ruddy Duck 0
Lesser Scaup 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Red Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Black Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Great Northern Diver [Loon] 0
Little Grebe 20 63 17 100
Great Crested Grebe 56 18 89 7 28 20 5 223
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 22 30 4 16 1 73
(Great) Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1
Grey Heron 4 1 1 1 6 1 14
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 20 14 12 3 4 10 32 95
(Eurasian) Coot 12 1610 554 14 2 2192
Shag 0
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 22 110 16 227 257 73 94 1 17 187 1004
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 3 15 95 113
Ruff 2 6 8
Jack Snipe 1 1
Common Snipe 14 1 20 35
(Eurasian) Woodcock 0
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 5 5
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 4 4 2 1 5 18
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Lesser Yellow legs 0
Wood Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Red-necked Phalarope 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Arctic Skua 0
Little Gull 0
Sabie’s Gull 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
(Black-legged) Kittiwake 0
Bridled Tern 0
Little Tern 0
Black Tern 0
White-winged Black Tern 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Sandwich Tern 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Barnacle 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Black Swan 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Pochardxtufted duck 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Australian/Shelduck 0
Spoonbill 0
4786 2846 977 869 815 281 87 950 15571

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