Waterfowl Count October 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 D2 SAIII LI LII LIII L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 D1 C5 Total
Mute Swan 20 6 70 2 57 11 60 40 4 6 13 40 19 3 5 20 4 380
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 0
Canada Goose 174 114 1 289
Barnacle Goose 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 1 4 11 4 11 3 8 1 2 6 51
(Common) Shelduck 1 1
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 63 48 145 66 310 81 2 2 23 16 5 241 56 56 25 6 10 42 20 27 1244
Gadwall 14 12 26 12 13 7 21 6 4 162 33 4 314
(Eurasian) Teal 41 42 94 6 16 5 5 102 16 7 22 17 11 10 394
Mallard 54 70 78 20 14 55 14 16 20 28 14 13 3 7 76 6 488
(Northern) Pintail 1 16 1 4 3 22 4 51
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 14 7 12 41 3 18 10 6 111
Red-crested Pochard 2 2
(Common) Pochard 2 3 9 2 16
Tufted Duck 275 98 195 76 398 167 5 188 481 34 8 2960 3 5 59 32 4984
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 1 1
(Common) Goldeneye 1 2 7 9 9 28
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 9 7 5 9 6 9 7 6 1 3 1 5 10 78
Great Crested Grebe 6 36 41 4 25 47 7 16 48 12 26 6 274
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 18 2 18 3 8 25 1 33 15 42 17 66 248
Little Egret 3 3 2 10 4 1 2 8 1 1 8 43
Grey Heron 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 11
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 12 2 4 1 2 3 10 4 4 7 1 12 7 69
(Eurasian) Coot 412 21 180 127 133 817 9 46 54 10 108 3 16 1936
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 0
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 2 3 15 11 7 32 2 1 77
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 4 4
Ruff 2 2
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 4 4
Black-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1 2
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 0
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 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 0
Grey Wagtail 0
Canada x Graylag 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Pink-footed Goose 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-rumped Sandpiper 0
TOTAL 11105

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