Waterfowl Count November 2011

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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 I
SAII South Arm II
D2 Manton Bay
SAIII South Arm III
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 MW SA SAI SAII D2 SAIII L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 C4 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 4 102 5 32 27 67 2 34 2 4 33 2 314
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 6 6
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 35 3 1 15 10 64
Canada Goose 52 277 126 169 62 9 113 17 71 896
Barnacle Goose 13 13
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 30 2 4 5 2 12 1 1 57
(Common) Shelduck 3 3 6
Mandarin Duck 2 2
(Eurasian) Wigeon 290 2178 544 213 743 261 1040 88 1453 2 7 23 15 177 7034
Gadwall 330 401 59 21 238 81 387 36 241 85 774 55 115 2823
(Eurasian) Teal 76 204 39 79 63 78 149 86 192 65 2 3 71 2 21 1130
Mallard 24 215 233 340 158 61 41 26 160 13 5 13 12 9 4 8 1322
(Northern) Pintail 2 6 4 32 9 51 3 107
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 73 29 125 14 210 74 4 8 537
Red-crested Pochard 17 9 1 6 1 34
(Common) Pochard 1 9 15 10 6 82 5 70 198
Tufted Duck 2 900 105 344 319 599 487 2163 21 8 11 4959
(Greater) Scaup 1 2 3
Common Scoter 2 2
(Common) Goldeneye 61 19 94 28 2 42 68 27 341
Smew 3 3
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 4 2 6
Ruddy Duck 0
Lesser Scaup 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Red Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Black Throated Diver [Loon] 0
Great Northern Diver [Loon] 0
Little Grebe 1 12 28 66 3 16 11 1 138
Great Crested Grebe 1 72 31 23 45 15 32 1 51 1 4 276
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 1 28 1 3 1 1 6 8 31 1 81
(Great) Bittern 0
Little Egret 15 2 3 2 1 21 6 2 52
Grey Heron 3 2 5 3 5 3 21
Water Rail 1 1
(Common) Moorhen 38 4 18 4 3 4 2 51 4 128
(Eurasian) Coot 2502 16 1 1013 1299 1 4832
Shag 0
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 14 480 494
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 280 226 6 144 498 214 339 3 12 7 201 1930
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 63 2 21 86
Ruff 11 11
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 1 1 3
(Eurasian) Woodcock 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 7 7
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 1 2 1 2 8
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Lesser Yellow legs 0
Wood Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Red-necked Phalarope 0
Grey Phalarope 0
Arctic Skua 0
Little Gull 0
Sabie’s Gull 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 1 1
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 1 1
(Black-legged) Kittiwake 0
Bridled Tern 0
Little Tern 0
Black Tern 0
White-winged Black Tern 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Sandwich Tern 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Barnacle 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Black Swan 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Pochardxtufted duck 0
White-fronted Goose 8 2 10
American Wigeon 1 1
Spoonbill 0
1658 1714 1320 3992 6385 288 132 1022 27939

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