Waterfowl Count May 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 3 3 7 2 41 7 10 17 14 6 4 5 5 26 4 2 2 2 160
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 7 2 2 2 6 4 9 13 15 19 40 34 14 21 26 10 2 226
Canada Goose 2 2 3 1 16 1 26 8 2 1 62
Barnacle Goose 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 6 8 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 3 10 1 2 2 1 44
(Common) Shelduck 7 3 2 2 2 9 2 4 2 10 2 6 4 8 4 9 4 80
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 2
Gadwall 4 2 6 3 1 4 2 11 2 10 2 24 2 2 2 3 2 82
(Eurasian) Teal 1 2 3
Mallard 21 43 50 12 124 19 2 10 20 18 13 2 15 4 4 10 2 2 2 5 378
(Northern) Pintail 0
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 2 3 2 2 9
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 0
Tufted Duck 9 4 27 5 2 46 10 2 3 37 17 57 9 6 6 10 13 263
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 1 1
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 2 2 6
Great Crested Grebe 11 10 3 3 11 3 2 7 13 24 12 3 4 8 2 2 2 2 122
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 105 5 8 1 12 131
Bittern 1 1
Little Egret 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 12
Grey Heron 4 1 5
Water Rail 2 2 4 8
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 2 2 4 6 4 6 3 3 42
(Eurasian) Coot 24 14 12 8 24 6 4 2 42 8 4 2 27 12 17 3 12 6 11 4 242
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 1 1 1 4 4 2 2 1 3 20
(Pied) Avocet 2 2
Little Ringed Plover 2 2 2 2 3 11
Ringed Plover (Common) 28 2 30
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 1 4 8 2 2 17
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 2 3 5
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 1 1
Dunlin 1 70 71
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 1
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 3 2 1 6
(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 6 2 10 3 10 2 4 6 21 1 65
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 2109

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