Waterfowl Count May 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 11 9 25 2 22 2 5 77 4 3 2 7 4 32 9 2 2 2 220
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 12 8 2 18 10 7 20 6 43 10 15 70 15 6 7 249
Canada Goose 17 3 5 10 4 10 27 8 10 2 13 4 8 121
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 4 2 2 3 10 2 2 39
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 2 2 2 2 6 2 3 7 27
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 2 1 3
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 5 6 1 8 1 2 27 4 2 6 4 8 15 2 2 4 97
(Eurasian) Teal 5 1 6
Mallard 15 35 36 12 66 14 4 15 37 21 6 4 8 5 15 8 4 5 6 2 318
(Northern) Pintail 2 2
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 2 4 2 1 9
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 1 1 1 3
Tufted Duck 4 13 2 2 15 8 32 15 11 2 15 44 11 8 10 21 20 6 239
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 0
(Great) Cormorant 1 7 2 1 34 3 6 54
Bittern 0
Little Egret 2 1 1 4
Grey Heron 15 3 1 1 20
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 4 2 2 8
Great Crested Grebe 15 19 10 2 12 12 2 8 2 12 11 2 2 6 7 4 2 2 130
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 10 2 4 2 5 4 2 2 2 2 6 4 6 2 2 2 57
(Eurasian) Coot 10 38 12 4 4 2 2 5 53 9 19 57 14 8 27 12 4 7 4 291
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 5 2 2 1 1 2 6 4 4 4 32
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 6 6
Ringed Plover (Common) 1 1 10 12
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 8 2 2 2 8 6 4 4 36
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 4 6
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 9 9
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 2 2 1 7
Turnstone 1 1
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 1 1 2 4 2 2 6 43 4 6 17 88
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 0
Grey Wagtail 0
other species not recorded above 0
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern 0
Great White Egret 0
Total 2095

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