Waterfowl Count December 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
GC Gull Count

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 GC Totals
Mute Swan 40 14 18 8 2 11 6 19 44 2 6 17 26 7 2 2 11 235
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 2 2 8 237 61 5 7 322
Canada Goose 55 233 160 23 16 0 5 25 269 786
Barnacle Goose 7 7
Pink-footed Goose 1 1
Egyptian Goose 35 4 4 2 2 2 1 50
(Common) Shelduck 5 5
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 83 196 364 432 248 9 64 111 25 62 177 2 35 31 25 5 1869
Gadwall 2 78 15 44 13 8 17 30 12 18 3 19 114 9 382
(Eurasian) Teal 32 229 12 8 15 4 18 134 52 131 14 16 10 675
Mallard 36 68 41 216 42 14 10 27 15 48 20 537
(Northern) Pintail 3 2 5
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 6 6 8 4 4 28
Red-crested Pochard 4 4
(Common) Pochard 8 25 2 2 1 20 1 5 11 17 92
Tufted Duck 598 710 381 486 412 303 285 54 32 182 17 5 12 19 3496
(Greater) Scaup 2 1 3 6
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 47 24 109 47 5 22 2 18 103 2 3 10 392
Smew 5 5
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 3 1 2 5 2 3 16
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 17 21 21 7 4 70
Great Crested Grebe 2 28 10 51 24 3 12 2 16 2 150
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 9 5 53 1 37 2 3 5 6 121
Bittern
Little Egret 4 2 2 1 4 1 14
Grey Heron 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 14
Water Rail 20 20
(Common) Moorhen 6 11 20 2 5 9 6 9 6 12 86
(Eurasian) Coot 354 1197 206 4 339 3 14 2117
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 760 760
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 65 110 69 4 288 1 2 2 541
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 21 22
Ruff 1 2 3
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 2 6 4 14
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 5 5
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 3 3 1 1 1 10
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 1 1
Caspian Gull 2 2
Herring Gull 1000 1000
Great Black-backed Gull 500 500
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
Long-tailed Duck 1 1
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 14374

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