Waterfowl Count May 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 2 49 13 1 45 4 2 7 6 24 20 2 2 6 6 54 3 3 2 251
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
0
Greylag Goose 12 3 2 17 16 15 7 3 2 11 23 34 114 14 12 5 4 294
Canada Goose 8 2 1 3 9 31 16 3 2 7 6 4 8 100
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 2 2 1 9 6 2 4 2 14 5 2 49
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 6 2 4 2 11 2 1 2 9 4 3 2 5 54
Mandarin Duck 1 1
(Eurasian) Wigeon 1 1 1 3
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 2 36 16 1 9 4 2 26 3 4 4 2 16 6 2 4 2 139
(Eurasian) Teal 2 2 6 6 16
Mallard 18 41 61 2 100 20 4 10 42 18 10 12 2 13 7 4 3 6 4 377
(Northern) Pintail 1 1
Garganey 1 1
(Northern) Shoveler 7 2 9
Red-crested Pochard 0
(Common) Pochard 4 2 4 2 12
Tufted Duck 4 24 9 12 15 2 12 1 50 24 9 25 14 16 17 4 2 240
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1 2
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 58 9 5 3 13 4 3 4 99
Bittern 0
Little Egret 4 1 1 4 1 1 6 1 1 20
Grey Heron 4 2 6
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 2 2
Great Crested Grebe 10 22 13 8 14 3 2 10 5 3 12 2 4 4 4 2 2 120
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
Water Rail 1 1
(Common) Moorhen 2 2 7 2 6 6 6 1 2 2 2 2 40
(Eurasian) Coot 8 6 12 4 8 2 6 4 14 12 13 34 14 4 6 4 151
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 25
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 2 2
Ringed Plover (Common) 18 18
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 2 1 3
(Northern) Lapwing 4 2 4 4 4 5 6 29
(Red) Knot 2 2
Sanderling 3 3
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 5 8 13
Ruff 1 1
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 1 1
(Eurasian) Curlew 2 2
Common Sandpiper 2 2 4 2 4 2 3 19
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 3 3 6
(Common) Redshank 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Turnstone 1 4 5
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 1 1 2
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 0
Great White Egret 0
2132

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