Waterfowl Count June 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
C4 Lagoon 6
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 1 74 16 4 34 24 2 23 90 6 11 3 48 9 2 8 2 23 2 11 393
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 7 179 45 20 16 183 129 33 3 15 6 4 640
Canada Goose 38 540 220 3 801
Barnacle Goose 2 1 3
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 2 8 8 15 2 6 7 1 12 1 64
(Common) Shelduck 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 13
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 3 3
Gadwall 2 54 6 4 2 1 2 3 2 84 2 13 10 88 273
(Eurasian) Teal 3 10 1 4 7 25
Mallard 10 41 45 41 176 40 8 9 22 16 10 9 9 4 58 6 504
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 8 2 1 1 2 2 16
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 3 1 1 5
Tufted Duck 2 15 13 17 12 2 7 9 40 48 10 45 8 10 6 8 34 8 4 298
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1 2
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 2
Great Crested Grebe 6 38 8 1 2 2 8 8 2 4 4 24 2 4 2 5 2 122
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 5 2 3 2 5 9 n/c
Little Egret 1 1 5 1 6 1 2 17
Grey Heron 2 4 1 7
Water Rail 2 4 2 8
(Common) Moorhen 1 2 1 4
(Eurasian) Coot 10 45 11 7 24 10 2 44 13 16 16 10 2 4 4 6 4 29 6 263
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 2 4 2 4 2 2 16
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 6 4 4 2 2 18
Ringed Plover (Common) 12 2 2 16
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 68 2 10 2 2 2 12 98
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 2
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 1 1
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 36 36
Common Tern 2 2 2 2 4 15 2 2 6 6 43
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 3694

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