Waterfowl Count December 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 74 36 4 16 8 2 38 5 6 71 4 5 23 7 3 6 2 312
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink-footed Goose 2 2
Greylag Goose 351 16 15 123 22 39 21 8 595
Canada Goose 12 85 341 18 11 21 41 529
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 39 8 4 6 6 5 68
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 5 2 4 1 12
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 172 628 93 155 401 88 1 270 109 3 249 15 54 21 124 112 107 46 2648
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 63 87 4 13 8 8 39 36 32 72 7 5 374
(Eurasian) Teal 693 5 11 91 54 55 126 7 89 21 91 22 38 26 4 6 1339
Mallard 111 253 88 17 195 93 32 96 101 3 145 29 31 41 14 1249
(Northern) Pintail 28 2 5 5 76 14 7 137
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 47 24 19 1 13 4 31 1 3 26 169
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 11 2 30 15 49 13 120
Tufted Duck 857 669 97 78 185 322 174 62 1 437 15 16 515 47 1 3 3479
(Greater) Scaup 2 2
Long-tailed Duck 1 1
Common Scoter 5 5
(Common) Goldeneye 2 59 11 1 40 31 17 13 1 55 16 4 250
Smew 1 1 2
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 5 5 2 2 14
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 29 25 5 2 14 2 21 1 20 18 1 5 143
Bittern 0
Little Egret 6 2 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 24
Grey Heron 1 2 2 1 4 4 3 1 18
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 2 56 28 18 26 17 3 1 151
Great Crested Grebe 89 5 5 48 28 3 24 27 4 7 2 242
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 1 1 2
(Common) Moorhen 14 10 5 6 6 9 7 12 4 15 10 1 14 2 115
(Eurasian) Coot 1166 48 8 2 3 1 1 1270 18 4 4 3 2528
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 301 1449 140 50 362 24 104 9 26 14 2479
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 12 2 14
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 11 12
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 9 9
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 6 2 1 4 1 1 1 2 18
Turnstone 0
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 0
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Great White Egret 2 2
Greenland White-fronted Goose 1 1
White-fronted Goose 2 2
Grand Total 17070

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