Waterfowl Count October 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 2 108 34 42 25 5 55 2 169 7 7 12 14 7 489
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 255 2 207 5 1 470
Canada Goose 530 47 50 47 14 264 54 6 1012
Barnacle Goose 13 13
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 18 28 2 5 28 2 7 7 101
(Common) Shelduck 1 3 1 5
Mandarin Duck 1 1
(Eurasian) Wigeon 6 1630 256 47 69 10 1142 406 2874 2 28 71 6541
Gadwall 305 525 33 16 29 1 102 260 615 158 8 178 22 165 2417
(Eurasian) Teal 54 238 24 79 111 45 59 131 141 12 185 11 54 28 1172
Mallard 42 582 221 587 52 49 44 45 123 30 34 2 3 9 1823
(Northern) Pintail 1 8 3 4 73 6 9 104
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 89 2 1 2 224 21 345 11 2 6 703
Red-crested Pochard 2 10 12
(Common) Pochard 2 15 16 4 21 12 70
Tufted Duck 1758 135 288 35 15 1205 8 2982 47 140 4 7 6624
(Greater) Scaup 2 1 4 7
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1 10 5 1 39 57
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
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 55 6 34 12 13 16 4 140
Great Crested Grebe 1 90 48 40 10 10 64 2 67 19 6 357
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 0
(Great) Cormorant 20 16 18 71 77 2 204
(Great) Bittern 0
Little Egret 9 6 3 2 10 2 5 9 1 1 48
Grey Heron 4 1 1 1 3 2 2 14
Water Rail 2 2 6 10
(Common) Moorhen 22 16 7 3 6 4 2 10 12 42 6 130
(Eurasian) Coot 493 2900 61 6 94 1622 1 5177
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 8 8
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 2000 2000
Grey Plover 2 2
(Northern) Lapwing 16 101 14 4 168 129 30 177 6 22 667
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 2 12 6 20
Ruff 7 1 2 10
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 1 20 1 22
(Eurasian) Woodcock 0
Black-tailed Godwit 0
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 6 6
Spotted Redshank 2 1 3
(Common) Redshank 1 10 11
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1 1 3
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 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
(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 1 3
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 1 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 1
TOTAL 30458

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