Waterfowl count March 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 2 25 6 7 2 16 4 3 7 3 4 4 27 2 26 2 140
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink Footed Goose 2 2
Greylag Goose 71 118 2 3 5 2 4 10 27 20 16 12 25 9 324
Canada Goose 10 4 2 2 12 2 3 4 32 13 11 8 4 12 119
Barnacle Goose 3 3
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 7 2 2 1 1 17
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 13 4 2 5 4 3 1 32
Mandarin Duck 3 3
(Eurasian) Wigeon 111 286 435 123 282 78 10 63 6 174 61 4 149 115 268 79 2244
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 4 8 7 3 2 2 26 14 4 4 4 2 14 4 4 6 4 112
(Eurasian) Teal 8 49 2 2 18 2 11 29 20 4 32 10 6 4 1 198
Mallard 21 71 23 26 132 18 12 15 25 5 4 4 2 2 6 12 6 2 386
(Northern) Pintail 3 7 2 7 1 2 22
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 2 9 1 4 17 33
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 2 4 2 4 2 1 1 1 19
Tufted Duck 51 93 140 27 134 47 12 48 104 6 48 2 61 45 47 75 42 4 59 17 1062
(Greater) Scaup 4 4
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 10 95 38 17 10 2 22 9 4 45 6 258
Smew 3 3
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 3 2 4 1 10
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 0
(Great) Cormorant 111 2 9 21 2 4 6 2 2 159
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 1 1 1 1 5
Great White Egret 1 1
Grey Heron 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 4 3 7 4 1 3 1 23
Great Crested Grebe 30 23 33 2 12 6 2 23 13 10 5 4 8 4 4 1 180
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 2 2 10 4 4 4 2 2 4 10 6 13 10 2 87
(Eurasian) Coot 2 49 34 16 14 4 6 44 19 20 6 40 60 50 5 38 6 11 7 431
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 4 17
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 4 1 2 7
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 7 1 2 6 48 6 4 74
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 17 1 2 20
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 8 8
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 16 16
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 3 3
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 1 2 2 1 8
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
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern
Grand Total 6038

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