Waterfowl Count June 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 4 37 17 57 10 2 16 5 4 64 2 8 7 4 19 2 4 10 272
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
0
Greylag Goose 215 182 20 95 108 126 4 20 30 17 16 833
Canada Goose 4 487 75 387 12 5 970
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 6 14 2 10 3 8 43
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 2 1 4 3 14
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 1 1
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 8 2 1 1 30 20 175 14 20 2 14 2 289
(Eurasian) Teal 2 13 5 20
Mallard 35 111 38 41 193 23 2 9 22 2 8 3 40 10 20 32 5 4 10 7 615
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 11
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 3 5
Tufted Duck 9 9 12 2 31 2 27 4 26 24 37 10 8 3 9 42 8 263
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
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 0
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1 2 1 1 2 11 3 22
Grey Heron 2 1 3 2 1 2 11
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 2 2 2 2
Great Crested Grebe 13 8 8 4 1 8 2 6 14 2 2 11 8 3 2 2 94
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 6 2 2 6 5 6 4 6 2 3 42
(Eurasian) Coot 37 58 12 10 40 8 4 31 15 31 5 2 24 10 20 6 7 14 19 6 359
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 8 19
(Pied) Avocet 4 4
Little Ringed Plover 1 1
Ringed Plover (Common) 4 4
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 1 3 3 1 16 37 29 2 12 2 106
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 0
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 2
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 0
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Grand Total 4005

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