Waterfowl Count February 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 TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 6 10 2 11 2 2 8 8 3 3 17 2 2 2 78
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 9 6 177 4 8 6 6 5 16 13 1 251
Canada Goose 30 67 76 6 50 34 18 7 7 1 19 36 351
Barnacle Goose 10 10
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 6 5 2 4 2 4 27
(Common) Shelduck 1 3 4 6 2 2 18
Mandarin Duck 2 2
(Eurasian) Wigeon 263 302 248 128 449 143 2 185 132 23 205 60 41 67 31 16 2295
Gadwall 24 14 8 2 7 32 4 5 2 53 27 6 14 15 213
(Eurasian) Teal 45 195 2 2 8 24 77 35 38 181 32 30 6 6 681
Mallard 14 46 37 26 127 22 25 19 37 8 10 13 14 14 8 2 8 8 12 450
(Northern) Pintail 2 2
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 3 2 7 7 13 4 2 38
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 12 14 7 4 11 2 9 2 11 73
Tufted Duck 62 63 109 78 290 103 5 26 90 9 53 17 18 13 13 19 4 6 14 992
(Greater) Scaup 3 3
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 5 76 30 4 70 33 8 22 11 27 7 9 10 312
Smew 4 4
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 2 2 7 9
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 13 36 9 37 10 1 2 110
Great Crested Grebe 4 14 45 11 55 34 3 3 11 26 1 1 208
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 4 4
(Great) Cormorant 31 5 1 22 2 28 10 13 1 1 114
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1 1 3
Grey Heron 1 1 3 1 1 7
Water Rail 1 1
(Common) Moorhen 11 1 2 5 2 6 8 8 10 1 54
(Eurasian) Coot 18 13 376 33 78 54 244 3 26 59 128 33 17 1082
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 2 3
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 3 3
(European) Golden Plover 100 100
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 83 48 1 1306 8 192 16 287 1941
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 0
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 2 2
Common Snipe 30 30
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 18 18
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 3 1 2 1 1 8
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
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 3 3
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Wood Duck 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 1 1
Black Throated Diver 1 1
Grand Total 9502

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