Waterfowl Count December 2013

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 Totals
Mute Swan 7 1 1 2 10 2 58 12 2 9 6 42 2 2 29 2 187
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink-footed Goose 1 1
Greylag Goose 165 34 3 9 20 4 235
Canada Goose 212 81 118 103 9 11 153 2 689
Barnacle Goose 11 11
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 14 2 2 2 2 4 6 2 34
(Common) Shelduck 1 1 3 5
Mandarin Duck 2 2
(Eurasian) Wigeon 506 473 386 126 245 158 2 40 196 23 84 264 53 128 133 54 47 27 2945
Gadwall 30 2 3 3 21 2 68 115 8 153 47 112 10 9 8 591
(Eurasian) Teal 120 680 9 18 14 15 99 17 59 271 38 125 11 18 1 1495
Mallard 37 69 104 13 135 60 14 7 65 6 18 56 16 18 10 17 3 5 653
(Northern) Pintail 51 15 3 69
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 19 2 3 2 2 10 6 44
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 3 80 6 1 90
Tufted Duck 55 268 242 12 357 564 67 95 11 93 15 11 12 6 4 2 10 1824
(Greater) Scaup 3 3
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 3 69 25 3 43 22 2 24 7 27 2 4 6 237
Smew 1 4 5
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 4 8 5 7 24
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 4 17 21 21 5 11 2 6 87
Great Crested Grebe 36 89 19 56 45 4 15 22 286
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 3 3
(Great) Cormorant 17 2 2 3 19 7 19 1 15 2 2 89
Bittern 2 2
Little Egret 2 1 2 1 1 7
Grey Heron 2 2 1 1 4 10
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 18 3 9 2 2 8 10 8 8 12 80
(Eurasian) Coot 4 422 212 6 644
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 2 18 150 170
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 1203 1 155 800 200 463 2822
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 14 7 6 27
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 5 8 10 23
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 7 1 9
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 4 1 1 1 2 1 2 12
(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 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
Long-tailed Duck 2 2
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Wood Duck 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Total 13420

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