Waterfowl Count November 2012

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

 

Waterfowl recorded by species and reserve area

SPECIES TTW BFP NAI NA WC MW SA SAI SAII SAIII LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 D2 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 4 94 29 35 17 4 34 100 3 2 16 26 8 2 4 9 15 402
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 1 3 4 335 3 346
Canada Goose 18 261 349 70 1 86 41 826
Barnacle Goose 7 1 8
Pink-footed Goose 1 1
Egyptian Goose 8 10 19 10 1 6 3 4 61
(Common) Shelduck 1 2 1 4
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 8 168 163 384 88 5 57 86 8 23 173 24 12 39 138 4 8 1388
Gadwall 8 49 6 25 24 8 4 12 6 11 316 6 10 2 128 2 3 620
(Eurasian) Teal 42 433 9 15 32 17 24 20 25 7 10 15 118 53 3 823
Mallard 47 112 39 214 28 9 17 36 25 10 9 4 68 15 3 636
(Northern) Pintail 8 4 2 6 22 42
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 11 38 3 73 19 14 18 176
Red-crested Pochard 5 5
(Common) Pochard 6 11 36 8 2 63
Tufted Duck 135 956 113 428 171 66 224 66 55 2 3 17 317 5 2558
(Greater) Scaup 1 1 1 3
Common Scoter 1 1
(Common) Goldeneye 2 19 40 17 3 13 25 2 1 12 1 1 136
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 5 7 12
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 2 22 32 1 9 2 2 1 71
Great Crested Grebe 6 22 35 22 21 7 20 19 5 1 3 22 1 184
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1 2
(Great) Cormorant 16 17 2 38 3 14 6 1 8 25 11 141
Bittern 1 1
Little Egret 2 4 2 5 2 4 1 1 2 4 4 31
Grey Heron 5 2 1 1 4 1 2 2 1 19
Water Rail 2 10 2 14
(Common) Moorhen 15 4 10 3 3 6 10 6 20 4 8 89
(Eurasian) Coot 7 780 147 61 159 1013 30 12 28 2237
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 240 240
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 85 426 4 2 6 5 158 2 11 699
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 7 1 8
Ruff 1 1
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 25 5 30
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 8 8
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 2 4 4 2 6 2 1 21
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 1 3 4
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 20000
Lesser Black-backed Gull 50
Yellow-legged Gull 2
Caspian Gull 2
Herring Gull 1000
Great Black-backed Gull 350
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1 1 3
Grey Wagtail 0
Mandarin 0
Long-tailed Duck 1 1
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Grand Total 33320

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