Waterfowl count January 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 20 14 6 26 12 11 38 4 5 26 4 2 1 11 2 182
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greenland White-fronted Goose 1 1
White-fronted Goose 2 2
Greylag Goose 118 279 90 204 82 773
Canada Goose 15 117 84 191 16 85 2 7 28 545
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 17 12 2 2 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 59
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 6 3 3 13
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 119 819 156 34 691 231 25 147 47 34 152 11 81 92 42 2681
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 44 30 2 5 3 15 7 22 12 3 47 140 6 8 344
(Eurasian) Teal 49 571 5 8 38 11 49 14 34 228 261 5 98 63 11 1445
Mallard 58 118 32 42 146 47 22 26 12 22 87 9 36 11 4 672
(Northern) Pintail 2 1 37 5 18 63
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 4 12 9 26
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 2 4 1 10 9 7 10 7 2 1 16 15 6 90
Tufted Duck 34 502 302 56 191 97 305 323 23 17 721 3 54 34 75 1 2738
(Greater) Scaup 2 3 5
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 49 21 5 99 32 12 11 8 5 91 1 1 10 345
Smew 2 9 11
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 4 1 6 3 2 5 21
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 27 19 6 2 16 2 16 8 2 17 1 116
Bittern 0
Great White Egret 1
Little Egret 4 1 3 8
Grey Heron 2 5 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 20
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 24 10 9 40 9 2 1 95
Great Crested Grebe 8 72 68 3 50 26 20 25 1 12 8 1 294
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 12 18 4 9 2 2 3 6 8 2 2 9 12 2 91
(Eurasian) Coot 87 42 126 256 11 18 1343 24 29 14 1950
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 1
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 2 154 7 71 68 121 121 5 158 15 722
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 14 3 6 23
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 1 1
Common Snipe 6 20 26
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 12 12
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 4 1 4 2 1 2 2 1 1 19
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern 0
Grand Total 13224

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