Waterfowl Count May 2012

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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
C4 Lagoon 6
D1 Heron Bay
C5 Wet Meadow

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII D2 SAIII LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 3 27 2 4 6 3 2 33 2 6 13 8 6 84 8 2 18 2 19 3 251
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 2 2 2 6 2 33 36 8 46 3 5 13 158
Canada Goose 6 1 4 4 34 14 5 3 1 17 89
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 4 2 1 7 2 2 2 4 1 2 29
(Common) Shelduck 2 6 8 12 4 3 8 9 9 12 4 77
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 3 5
Gadwall 30 2 4 22 8 12 14 5 2 2 2 26 129
(Eurasian) Teal 0
Mallard 13 103 43 31 115 22 4 36 31 32 15 7 4 7 3 2 4 2 474
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 2 2 4
(Northern) Shoveler 0
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 2 2
Tufted Duck 2 10 7 2 5 4 6 29 55 12 8 10 4 15 1 170
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1 2
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 2 4
Great Crested Grebe 2 26 10 2 2 1 6 6 34 3 7 18 1 2 11 131
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 77 2 2 2 2 3 8 96
Little Egret 2 1 1 4 1 9
Grey Heron 2 1 1 4
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 4 2 1 4 4 10 25
(Eurasian) Coot 1 7 5 6 8 4 4 3 30 12 25 20 14 8 7 2 2 9 3 170
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 20
(Pied) Avocet 10 10
Little Ringed Plover 7 2 2 2 2 15
Ringed Plover (Common) 4 16 1 21
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 3 4 2 2 10 1 2 1 1 5 31
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 16 16
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 1
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 4 6
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 1 1
Black-headed Gull 8 6 14
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 3 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 2 2
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 14 1 5 2 2 33 7 7 71
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 1 1
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 2043

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