Waterfowl Count January 2012

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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 I
SAII South Arm II
D2 Manton Bay
SAIII South Arm III
L1 Lagoon 1
L2 Lagoon 2
L3 Lagoon 3
L4 Lagoon 4
L5 Lagoon 5
L6 Lagoon 6
L7 Lagoon 7
L8 Lagoon 8
C4 Lagoon 6
D1 Heron Bay
C5 Wet Meadow

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA MW SA SAI SAII D2 SAIII L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 C4 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 10 4 6 9 2 5 8 4 8 2 2 6 168 2 2 2 8 248
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 4 4
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 1 115 262 4 382
Canada Goose 1 192 2 2 11 2 365 575
Barnacle Goose 13 1 14
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 8 2 2 8 2 2 8 19 2 53
(Common) Shelduck 2 17 4 1 1 25
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 382 155 479 720 175 130 92 195 65 4 36 50 182 54 20 33 14 2786
Gadwall 148 6 12 24 18 2 2 4 268 814 26 4 16 1344
(Eurasian) Teal 89 233 26 70 42 104 85 601 2 26 23 2 6 1309
Mallard 105 223 92 203 142 55 39 43 71 83 11 13 17 8 32 1137
(Northern) Pintail 2 2 1 6 11
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 6 2 65 1 74
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 60 1 1 64
Tufted Duck 2 28 48 633 42 70 25 1 156 42 4 1051
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 4 111 75 87 40 66 2 85 1 31 502
Smew 5 5
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 4 3 17 2 26
Ruddy Duck 0
Lesser Scaup 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Red Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Black Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Great Northern Diver [Loon] 0
Little Grebe 2 26 47 75
Great Crested Grebe 83 29 18 16 6 11 2 22 3 190
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 1 30 2 13 3 49
(Great) Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1 2
Grey Heron 3 1 4 1 3 12
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 18 9 11 21 59
(Eurasian) Coot 41 52 1150 2 12 1257
Shag 0
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 8 24 32
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 49 52 5 135 277 103 816 1437
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 13 1 13 122 151
Ruff 1 3 12 16
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 19 1 1 21
(Eurasian) Woodcock 0
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 5 5
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 1 5 11 19
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Lesser Yellow legs 0
Wood Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Red-necked Phalarope 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Arctic Skua 0
Little Gull 0
Sabie’s Gull 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
(Black-legged) Kittiwake 0
Bridled Tern 0
Little Tern 0
Black Tern 0
White-winged Black Tern 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Sandwich Tern 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Barnacle 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Black Swan 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Pochardxtufted duck 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Australian/Shelduck 0
Spoonbill 0
1950 497 224 1721 1133 171 332 1212 12936

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