Waterfowl Count February 2016

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 34 3 4 2 5 2 2 1 2 39 1 3 28 2 128
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
White-fronted Goose
Greeland White-fronted Goose
Greylag Goose 1 1 141 8 14 1 4 140 310
Canada Goose 14 23 12 2 27 17 15 15 117 2 244
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose
Egyptian Goose 2 2 4 6 2 2 2 11 2 33
Ruddy Shelduck
(Common) Shelduck 2 6 1 4 1 2 7 2 25
Mandarin Duck 1 1
(Eurasian) Wigeon 342 305 92 216 578 138 12 140 4 4 57 39 41 4 286 33 69 24 46 2,430
American Wigeon
Gadwall 10 2 1 2 2 4 11 18 6 20 34 13 6 10 25 164
(Eurasian) Teal 25 41 2 3 6 79 13 14 41 22 10 4 5 265
Mallard 26 73 36 20 171 34 7 13 25 4 2 6 6 20 6 7 5 4 2 6 473
(Northern) Pintail 3 4 3 10
Garganey
(Northern) Shoveler 13 2 15
Red-crested Pochard
(Common) Pochard 1 5 1 21 4 3 35
Tufted Duck 86 19 59 49 122 23 10 35 45 7 125 38 45 8 32 20 6 21 23 773
(Greater) Scaup 2 2
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 8 88 40 4 56 39 2 14 18 4 24 2 4 4 307
Smew 1 6 7
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander 1 1 2
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
(Great) Cormorant 38 1 25 14 1 1 5 2 1 88
Bittern
Little Egret 2 2 4
Grey Heron 6 2 1 1 10
Spoonbill
Little Grebe 5 20 2 19 6 4 1 1 58
Great Crested Grebe 10 24 8 4 16 7 2 22 12 8 7 2 2 3 127
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 3 3
Water Rail
(Common) Moorhen 10 3 16 3 8 2 8 12 3 65
(Eurasian) Coot 102 2 6 21 1 2 12 147 63 49 40 40 51 4 6 10 556
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 2 2 2 7
(Pied) Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover (Common)
(European) Golden Plover
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 650 122 9 315 96 3 99 33 14 117 217 4 2 1,681
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 1 6 4 10 21
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Whimbrel
(Eurasian) Curlew 2 6 1 3 12
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Greenshank
(Common) Redshank 1 1 1 2 5
Turnstone
Phalaropes
Black-headed Gull 19 19
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 1 1
Grey Wagtail
Total 7885

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