Waterfowl Count October 2013

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 90 15 2 41 12 4 70 6 17 65 4 9 8 19 3 2 2 371
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 23 23
Greylag Goose 1 115 2 102 1 2 223
Canada Goose 27 29 6 219 2 1 284
Barnacle Goose 10 1 11
Brent Goose 5 5
Egyptian Goose 13 2 5 6 40 2 27 95
(Common) Shelduck 0
Mandarin Duck 1 1
(Eurasian) Wigeon 234 3070 288 11 71 345 1327 798 20 1726 28 11 9 10 150 8098
Gadwall 45 993 8 15 13 119 136 160 18 135 22 46 61 13 54 120 1958
(Eurasian) Teal 47 118 14 10 70 55 16 50 390 15 63 2 130 27 64 180 4 20 16 1291
Mallard 8 240 182 28 200 251 17 74 58 10 42 4 44 10 8 106 10 6 5 17 1320
(Northern) Pintail 9 5 2 30 29 11 35 121
Garganey 1 1 2
(Northern) Shoveler 209 12 2 2 16 48 73 8 79 9 4 9 471
Red-crested Pochard 1 1 2
(Common) Pochard 16 2 6 1 3 13 14 55
Tufted Duck 18 3997 322 47 500 627 2 136 69 387 5 2 2 6114
(Greater) Scaup 1 1 2 4
Common Scoter 2 2
(Common) Goldeneye 2 3 1 5 11
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 1 1
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 10 35 19 8 12 6 12 1 7 8 4 122
Great Crested Grebe 3 89 41 3 27 51 3 13 4 3 42 1 9 1 290
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 4 24 3 16 3 22 8 36 1 8 125
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 2 1 2 1 2 5 1 3 3 1 22
Grey Heron 5 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 19
Water Rail 2 8 10
(Common) Moorhen 23 2 11 9 20 5 5 6 12 29 10 10 10 152
(Eurasian) Coot 129 1481 5 10 11 1 4 534 257 664 3 4 3103
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 7 12
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 2 2
(Northern) Lapwing 23 8 5 4 52 1 1 88 182
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 16 16
Ruff 1 1
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 0
Black-tailed Godwit 6 6
(Eurasian) Curlew 7 7
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 1 3 1 1 1 7
(Common) Greenshank 1 1 2
Green Sandpiper 1 4 5
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 1 1 2
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 0
Grey Wagtail 1 1
Great Northern Diver 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Spoonbill 0
American Wigeon 0
White-Rumped Sandpiper 0
Great Northern Diver 0
Wood Duck
Grey Phalarope 1 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 1
24550

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