Waterfowl Count November 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 2 64 40 2 46 15 5 13 2 6 21 2 6 2 10 5 3 4 248
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose 2 2
Greylag Goose 1159 6 24 1 1 1191
Canada Goose 6 477 6 107 175 1 13 35 62 18 900
Barnacle Goose 17 17
Brent Goose
Egyptian Goose 18 4 2 10 2 5 2 2 12 2 59
Ruddy Shelduck
(Common) Shelduck 4 4
Mandarin Duck
(Eurasian) Wigeon 154 925 112 76 199 113 12 29 197 141 1 34 2 138 171 102 2406
American Wigeon
Gadwall 8 127 2 1 48 20 6 124 29 64 146 9 10 49 11 22 7 2 685
(Eurasian) Teal 13 758 34 3 37 30 137 47 71 2 73 22 22 29 10 9 11 2 6 1316
Mallard 49 82 162 28 290 125 83 93 31 34 6 44 12 11 12 6 1068
(Northern) Pintail 129 2 46 1 178
Garganey
(Northern) Shoveler 6 70 2 2 11 8 37 9 8 2 32 8 11 3 3 212
Red-crested Pochard 8 8
(Common) Pochard 13 31 9 8 9 1 2 3 76
Tufted Duck 18 768 264 97 327 194 88 24 39 240 9 10 1 39 1 8 6 2133
(Greater) Scaup 1 1
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 16 15 17 13 3 3 21 1 89
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander 1 1
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 1 16 15 26 28 11 22 84 4 6 213
Bittern
Little Egret 2 1 9 2 8 2 5 1 30
Grey Heron 1 2 1 2 5 3 2 1 2 19
Spoonbill
Little Grebe 6 26 18 13 24 10 16 1 2 116
Great Crested Grebe 10 50 56 19 105 31 16 24 30 1 1 343
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 1 1
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 2 2 6 10
(Common) Moorhen 21 15 15 3 13 7 10 1 13 3 25 2 8 4 6 4 4 154
(Eurasian) Coot 138 737 372 82 4 145 10 24 6 43 1561
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher
(Pied) Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover (Common)
(European) Golden Plover 720 720
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 268 38 3 436 78 121 47 2 319 12 1324
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin 1 1
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 20 20
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Whimbrel
(Eurasian) Curlew 8 8
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Greenshank
(Common) Redshank 2 5 2 1 10
Turnstone
Phalaropes
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Common (Mew) Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Caspian Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail 1 1
other species not recorded above
Sandwich tern
Black Tern
Great White Egret 2 2
15130

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