Waterfowl Count July 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 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

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 SAIII LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 2 88 3 93 22 2 44 71 9 6 4 42 7 12 4 4 1 414
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
Greylag Goose 191 80 290 26 0 0 41 47 9 9 3 24 63 783
Canada Goose 20 39 24 200 321 142 6 43 9 804
Barnacle Goose 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 1 49 45 6 13 118
(Common) Shelduck 2 2
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 1 4 7
Gadwall 4 2 4 2 77 6 75 11 4 12 8 205
(Eurasian) Teal 2 2
Mallard 92 34 12 55 60 36 7 6 25 2 53 26 6 5 41 12 472
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 2 3
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 3 4
Tufted Duck 23 96 228 87 96 440 26 1 22 9 4 4 2 89 192 1319
(Greater) Scaup 1 1
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 2 3 7
Great Crested Grebe 9 37 12 2 8 6 6 23 5 2 14 16 2 2 3 12 22 181
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 115 2 4 7 9 1 4 142
Little Egret 11 6 1 5 23
Grey Heron 2 1 3
Water Rail 2 2 4 2 10
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 8 2 2 10 8 10 4 56
(Eurasian) Coot 0 149 183 12 6 12 4 7 208 52 20 44 3 4 5 4 22 22 2 759
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 2 2 6 4 2 19
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 3 2 3 8
Ringed Plover (Common) 10 10
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 8 470 23 33 65 41 640
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 11 11
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 1
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 11 1 12
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 3 4
Green Sandpiper 2 2 3 7
Common Sandpiper 1 1 2
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 23 5 35 85 19 31 39 7 244
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 4 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 4 5
Yellow-legged Gull 10 10
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 1 1 46 48
Common Tern 4 7 2 4 3 4 8 8 6 7 14 67
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 6408

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