Waterfowl count February 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 18 34 1 10 8 4 2 5 4 4 5 46 2 2 19 2 166
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
White-fronted Goose 2 2
Greeland White-fronted Goose 1 1
Greylag Goose 2 69 123 23 3 15 1 1 237
Canada Goose 63 37 250 137 62 28 28 18 623
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose
Egyptian Goose 4 4 2 2 5 9 1 3 2 2 34
Ruddy Shelduck
(Common) Shelduck 2 15 8 25
Mandarin Duck 4 4
(Eurasian) Wigeon 594 200 385 121 628 326 149 192 155 2 2 12 58 19 48 2,891
American Wigeon
Gadwall 53 1 3 3 27 12 5 37 11 1 37 152 10 12 11 375
(Eurasian) Teal 18 360 4 6 2 196 182 14 77 104 37 42 2 39 1,083
Mallard 36 105 24 5 151 11 2 40 43 16 9 3 2 21 10 5 4 487
(Northern) Pintail 8 15 11 42 2 78
Garganey
(Northern) Shoveler 5 4 7 9 25
Red-crested Pochard 1 1 2
(Common) Pochard 3 16 3 4 4 2 7 1 46 2 88
Tufted Duck 58 137 455 53 282 223 132 279 23 346 3 3 86 42 2,122
(Greater) Scaup 1 2 3
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 10 36 10 60 25 6 47 6 13 213
Smew 6 2 8
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander 7 2 6 15
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 39 9 5 44 11 9 3 7 127
Bittern
Little Egret 1 1 2
Grey Heron 8 2 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 24
Spoonbill
Little Grebe 23 6 15 22 66
Great Crested Grebe 11 64 22 3 235 5 26 7 2 16 1 392
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned]
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 2 2 8 12
(Common) Moorhen 15 2 2 15 2 6 6 6 8 10 10 82
(Eurasian) Coot 5 6 44 96 2 28 2 40 856 156 190 136 105 14 1,680
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 3
(Pied) Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover (Common)
(European) Golden Plover
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 14 26 240 10 20 62 78 11 461
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 4 14 6 1 2 27
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Whimbrel
(Eurasian) Curlew 3 9 12
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Greenshank
(Common) Redshank 1 5 1 1 1 1 10
Turnstone
Phalaropes
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Common (Mew) Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Caspian Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail
other species not recorded above
Grand Total 11386

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