Waterfowl Count July 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 Totals
Mute Swan 179 8 11 13 2 2 154 2 4 4 5 3 2 1 2 4 396
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 176 236 93 13 120 76 714
Canada Goose 337 107 136 148 1 1 10 740
Barnacle Goose 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 10 3 33 9 43 4 19 2 2 2 127
(Common) Shelduck 2 2 4
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 2
Gadwall 123 5 9 10 15 16 120 8 65 1 372
(Eurasian) Teal 7 1 2 2 3 4 13 32
Mallard 85 55 68 31 190 25 2 18 57 23 31 130 45 90 28 2 6 5 891
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 5 1 6 12
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 17 17
Tufted Duck 17 63 11 1 42 2 420 742 3 72 80 13 1 3 2 1472
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 0
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 1 1
Little Grebe 2 2 2 6
Great Crested Grebe 6 11 5 2 7 2 2 20 18 4 10 1 1 20 12 2 2 2 127
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 77 2 5 24 11 20 139
Bittern
Little Egret 8 9 2 3 3 20 11 5 12 9 1 1 84
Grey Heron 7 1 5 1 4 2 1 1 22
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 10 4 2 8 4 6 9 4 6 8 4 8 1 2 76
(Eurasian) Coot 204 156 42 10 15 1 227 2 12 230 20 10 6 6 6 4 951
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 16
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 3 6 9
Ringed Plover (Common) 7 7
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 12 12 10 30 5 2 89 105 30 14 1 8 3 10 490 57 4 12 8 902
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 4 5
Ruff 2 2
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 4 4
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 1 2
(Common) Greenshank 2 4 2 4 4 16
Green Sandpiper 1 4 5 7 17
Common Sandpiper 1 1 1 3 1 2 9
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 24 12 23 1
Little Gull 3 3
Common (Mew) Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 6
Yellow-legged Gull 2 10 12
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 11 11
Common Tern 2 3 15 20 3 16 2 61
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
Black Tern 1 1
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 7269

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