Waterfowl Count January 2013

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 GC Totals
Mute Swan 2 9 4 4 6 2 10 8 2 15 4 1 11 26 11 2 9 4 130
Bewick's Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 11 11
Greylag Goose 67 3 13 3 3 60 32 2 7 1 191
Canada Goose 1 248 214 7 18 2 3 7 12 12 179 703
Barnacle Goose 7 7
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 8 21 4 7 1 3 2 4 2 52
(Common) Shelduck 2 1 10 1 2 16
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 292 63 496 20 596 171 38 318 9 21 25 29 95 10 31 44 28 28 2314
Gadwall 1 10 4 11 74 28 252 3 7 7 397
(Eurasian) Teal 32 238 2 13 14 2 16 54 18 140 33 12 21 4 599
Mallard 70 65 41 267 56 17 24 38 12 14 25 4 18 5 2 4 2 664
(Northern) Pintail 1 1
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 2 2 7 12
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 3 1 1 26 68 8 107
Tufted Duck 14 30 500 190 302 8 99 44 34 45 5 1 4 1276
(Greater) Scaup 4 4
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 3 24 13 107 29 6 38 3 10 88 3 18 342
Smew 1 10 11
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 4 4 5 12 1 26
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 16 20 36
Great Crested Grebe 3 5 7 28 18 1 19 20 1 10 112
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 17 27 2 5 12 2 2 7 74
Bittern 1
Little Egret 2 1 1 2 1 5 3 1 16
Grey Heron 4 1 3 4 3 2 17
Water Rail 2 8 10
(Common) Moorhen 8 2 6 6 5 4 6 10 47
(Eurasian) Coot 2 6 10 983 2 31 55 1089
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 1 105 83 8 3 25 2 10 95 332
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 1
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 20 20
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 6 6
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 3 2 1 2 8
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
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 2 3
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Long-tailed Duck 1 1
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 8640

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
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