Waterfowl Count December 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 37 4 2 2 14 4 10 16 34 7 2 5 3 23 4 24 4 195
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Greylag Goose 613 15 2 9 11 650
Canada Goose 121 5 539 83 2 19 769
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 4 2 4 1 7 2 2 1 25
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 3 5 1 1 11
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 587 194 272 102 356 191 5 57 14 40 4 85 6 4 154 19 26 9 38 2163
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 24 8 13 4 47 42 81 150 22 25 21 8 65 6 516
(Eurasian) Teal 8 314 12 6 34 18 41 27 119 20 36 3 19 20 44 2 2 12 2 739
Mallard 87 100 71 10 204 114 19 14 48 26 16 26 34 21 8 4 4 4 12 822
(Northern) Pintail 120 10 1 131
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 4 12 5 2 1 8 2 2 8 1 4 49
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 18 12 5 4 1 4 2 46
Tufted Duck 38 486 201 4 603 181 40 123 29 23 335 16 31 3 36 3 2 15 10 2179
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 4 57 18 7 52 42 10 22 9 1 63 1 1 7 294
Smew 1 1 2
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 8 5 1 6 2 22
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 4 4
(Great) Cormorant 6 29 15 2 25 31 8 6 2 9 1 2 136
Bittern 0
Little Egret 3 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 17
Grey Heron 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 17
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 4 5 11 12 22 16 4 2 76
Great Crested Grebe 7 114 42 21 63 39 1 34 2 18 1 7 349
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 3 3
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 16 6 8 3 19 6 5 6 5 2 9 12 2 1 2 102
(Eurasian) Coot 57 247 665 16 424 81 1 14 8 19 2 14 1548
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 1 1
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 243 16 480 13 3 164 3 8 378 3 1311
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 12 12
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 1 1
Common Snipe 10 10 20
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 8 8
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
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 1 1
Grey Wagtail 2 2
Great White Egret 3 3
Greenland White-fronted Goose 0
White-fronted Goose 0
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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