Waterfowl Count July 2014

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 106 26 4 15 5 3 28 10 6 106 4 5 2 14 5 6 2 347
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 161 184 2 315 114 39 13 15 25 10 12 890
Canada Goose 147 26 62 326 245 174 3 4 987
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 8 8 4 1 2 5 28
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 4 7 11
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 24 24
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 8 8 6 10 4 16 20 1 60 375 6 514
(Eurasian) Teal 2 3 6 14 6 31
Mallard 122 127 42 44 87 47 24 23 126 21 13 80 40 83 5 14 4 28 9 939
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 2 2 4 16 24
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 4 2 8
Tufted Duck 30 41 111 6 66 36 325 325 17 19 550 10 21 50 1 5 2 13 1628
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 0
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 0
(Great) Cormorant 210
Bittern 1 1
Little Egret 5 1 6 13 3 8 3 2 1 14 1 1 1 6 65
Grey Heron 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 18
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 5 3 5 5 18
Great Crested Grebe 28 26 11 2 6 10 28 13 6 28 4 2 5 6 6 5 2 2 190
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 6 6
(Common) Moorhen 11 11 2 2 6 4 2 9 10 4 8 6 4 10 2 2 4 2 99
(Eurasian) Coot 5 299 2 10 30 55 107 118 5 10 23 6 670
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 2 1 1 1 7 1 1 2 2 0 19
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 5 5
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 5
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 38 4 14 1 16 15 17 14 1 2 113 72 8 11 65 395
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 3 3
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 2
Black-tailed Godwit 2 2
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 1 1
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 3 4
Common Sandpiper 3 1 1 5
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 2 1 3 8 14
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 4 5
(Common) Redshank 1 1
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 4 4 2 2 5 30 28 2 22 99
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Wood Sandpiper 4 1 5
Grand Total 7276

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