Waterfowl Count March 2016

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 12 11 2 2 2 36 1 2 3 4 3 19 4 2 11 4 118
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink Footed Goose 2 2
Greylag Goose 11 16 2 21 9 24 13 4 1 3 4 2 11 4 125
Canada Goose 11 17 27 3 9 4 4 2 14 4 2 2 8 107
Barnacle Goose 2 2
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 2 2 2 2 1 6 1 20
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 3 1 10 6 4 8 32
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 155 246 367 12 306 63 3 16 99 5 43 6 51 3 73 38 69 1555
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 2 4 5 2 4 4 15 3 24 14 5 4 4 90
(Eurasian) Teal 2 2 4 4 22 3 16 16 1 2 2 3 77
Mallard 26 37 41 16 56 21 6 3 13 2 13 1 14 4 4 10 9 3 279
(Northern) Pintail 4 2 2 8
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 13 8 4 4 29
Red-crested Pochard 3 3
(Common) Pochard 1 1 10 2 35 1 4 2 56
Tufted Duck 8 239 215 28 117 26 93 49 12 397 9 24 39 1256
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 4 63 55 36 73 2 6 3 78 3 18 341
Smew 6 6
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 1 2 3
(Great) Cormorant 94 17 6 2 12 2 51 2 45 2 1 6 4 2 246
Bittern 0
Little Egret 3 2 1 2 1 1 10
Great White Egret 0
Grey Heron 6 1 1 1 2 11
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 10 9 4 31 1 55
Great Crested Grebe 12 35 24 1 31 18 6 11 9 5 23 4 3 1 1 184
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 3 3
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 14 2 4 14 1 6 2 6 3 4 2 2 60
(Eurasian) Coot 2 49 17 6 8 1 157 4 52 21 6 28 17 1 2 371
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 1 2 22
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 4 4
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 18 3 4 47 1 2 154 8 5 242
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 2
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 2 6 6 2 16
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1 2
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 6 1 4 11
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 1 2 2 1 7
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 51 51
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 2 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 1 1
Common Tern
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Long -Billed Dowitcher 1 1
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern 0
Total 5412

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