Waterfowl Count July 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 3 18 51 1 52 8 2 56 73 0 86 0 2 5 0 4 2 2 2 2 369
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greenland White-fronted Goose 0
White-fronted Goose 0
Greylag Goose 85 397 55 44 56 16 7 5 104 2 9 780
Canada Goose 140 308 390 3 1 2 102 33 16 2 3 1000
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 1 4 2 19 19 2 4 4 33 14 2 10 4 118
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 4 1 5 2 6 18
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 4 1 5
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 3 31 18 387 11 15 3 468
(Eurasian) Teal 9 5 6 21 41
Mallard 22 83 64 24 259 57 8 31 158 22 25 55 59 67 22 7 9 2 6 980
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 2 2
(Northern) Shoveler 13 1 1 1 16
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 3 1 8 13
Tufted Duck 52 204 6 5 89 32 6 15 31 21 729 102 4 149 6 3 1 15 1470
(Greater) Scaup 1 1
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 90 12 25 16 8 48 3 2 18 1 1 1 225
Bittern 0
Great White Egret
Little Egret 7 5 8 1 6 3 1 7 31 3 4 1 1 1 9 88
Grey Heron 2 2 1 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 22
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 7 3 2 4 2 18
Great Crested Grebe 10 36 28 29 6 2 15 20 6 22 2 5 2 3 2 2 2 192
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 12 9 4 2 4 4 4 15 8 6 10 6 8 5 2 2 101
(Eurasian) Coot 183 14 34 6 34 6 4 250 49 2 251 54 18 4 6 4 9 6 934
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 3 8 4 1 2 2 2 22
(Pied) Avocet 5 5
Little Ringed Plover 23 23
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 2 7
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 33 16 1 52 538 2 2 3 14 70 11 3 15 760
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Temmincks Stint 1 1
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 1 1 5 7
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 1 2 3
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
Common Sandpiper 3 1 2 5 11
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 3 1 5
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 5 2 9
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 1 1
Common (Mew) Gull 6 6
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 6
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 2 19 21
Caspian Gull 1 1
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 15 15
Common Tern 5 6 3 4 40 8 66
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern 0
Total 7466

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