Waterfowl Count March 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 TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 14 2 10 4 7 8 5 2 5 2 7 20 1 2 2 91
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 4 6 23 19 7 31 17 42 8 21 131 7 316
Canada Goose 20 24 6 2 2 2 5 6 21 12 10 19 4 133
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 9 4 7 6 2 2 5 1 8 44
(Common) Shelduck 4 2 1 1 4 1 10 2 25
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 183 449 357 64 16 14 86 1 40 37 3 53 66 7 23 58 1457
Gadwall 2 5 2 32 14 13 2 2 40 4 2 6 8 132
(Eurasian) Teal 2 83 2 2 2 14 3 10 3 18 8 2 149
Mallard 10 52 12 163 26 25 16 33 4 8 12 7 11 3 2 384
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 1 1
(Northern) Shoveler 6 1 8 2 17
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 1 2 2 2 8
Tufted Duck 21 67 14 48 36 8 14 45 7 27 43 40 101 33 21 18 12 555
(Greater) Scaup 3 3
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 72 5 2 4 13 13 38 2 11 160
Smew 1 1
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 1 1 2
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 4 1 5 2 2 14
Great Crested Grebe 21 36 7 15 1 8 12 56 6 4 6 2 174
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 55 18 17 2 32 6 130
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1 3 1 1 7
Grey Heron 4 2 6
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 5 7 2 2 1 1 2 2 6 28
(Eurasian) Coot 113 26 1 47 13 2 31 21 98 1 47 11 29 12 2 13 467
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 8 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 23
(Pied) Avocet 4 4
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 3 3
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 2 8 9 2 2 23
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 3 3
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 2 3
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 2 5 3 10
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 1 1 5 1 10
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
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
Great Northern Diver 1 1
Long-tailed Duck 3 3
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Wood Duck 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
4390

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