Waterfowl Count March 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 4 8 3 1 12 3 1 2 4 2 9 4 5 11 4 4 2 79
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 45 2 9 2 2 60
Canada Goose 1 4 2 2 2 4 70 18 2 2 2 67 2 178
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 3 2 5 6 2 2 2 22
(Common) Shelduck 5 2 8 2 2 6 2 27
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 59 260 50 430 75 714 196 16 15 62 89 11 3 35 43 227 2285
Gadwall 12 1 9 15 6 7 8 19 114 7 5 203
(Eurasian) Teal 28 30 61 2 15 24 76 36 38 14 18 9 4 2 6 363
Mallard 21 29 38 20 13 152 16 26 26 12 6 15 2 4 2 382
(Northern) Pintail 2 2
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 4 12 4 20
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 4 4 4 13 4 2 32
Tufted Duck 54 62 50 10 176 203 6 13 60 61 10 4 43 46 38 9 8 12 17 882
(Greater) Scaup 7 7
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 6 51 55 80 56 13 17 6 3 101 3 4 395
Smew 1 1 5 3 10
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 1 2 1 4
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 5 4 9 2 22
Great Crested Grebe 6 6 5 1 11 5 17 12 4 23 2 8 7 2 109
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 92 4 1 6 2 3 5 7 120
Bittern 1 1
Little Egret 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 9
Grey Heron 1 3 1 5
Water Rail 2 8 10
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 16 2 6 2 4 4 2 4 8 4 10 74
(Eurasian) Coot 88 126 9 2 7 2 1 27 22 125 17 58 168 12 9 16 689
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 1 6 2 2 2 2 2 18
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 4 9
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 110 82 55 2 2 279 797 1327
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 40 1 41
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 4 1 6
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 3 10 13
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 1 1 2 5
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 4 4
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 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 0
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 7417

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