Waterfowl Count October 2014

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
(Eurasian) Wigeon 657 1207 98 4 211 25 19 923 350 243 314 12 59 36 216 33 32 8 5 6 4458
Tufted Duck 2477 188 231 33 237 206 136 19 467 28 6 13 14 2 2 4059
(Eurasian) Coot 951 1199 141 27 1 1 179 589 271 74 73 20 27 12 3565
Gadwall 82 357 11 44 10 18 36 113 13 10 10 91 38 107 9 2 951
(Eurasian) Teal 7 174 9 35 23 14 27 165 36 25 20 166 35 118 5 2 7 2 870
Mallard 17 160 101 14 219 86 13 28 22 11 74 27 21 25 13 4 3 4 4 846
(Northern) Lapwing 73 15 2 224 17 1 158 5 217 81 15 808
(European) Golden Plover 418 418
Great Crested Grebe 12 102 36 9 25 28 106 5 76 4 9 3 415
Greylag Goose 40 13 28 1 6 1 208 7 24 3 331
(Northern) Shoveler 41 68 2 2 8 106 6 6 41 20 4 304
Mute Swan 4 25 10 34 13 2 65 12 4 59 2 3 53 5 2 6 4 303
Canada Goose 43 10 24 64 26 2 14 12 15 68 2 280
(Great) Cormorant 39 15 25 115 5 41 1 11 252
(Common) Moorhen 32 22 5 3 25 8 7 13 17 12 19 12 17 45 4 2 243
(Common) Pochard 3 8 3 149 163
Little Grebe 16 49 10 13 45 5 9 6 5 2 3 163
(Northern) Pintail 34 6 6 2 2 6 1 9 66
Egyptian Goose 7 3 1 1 2 2 2 17 35
Little Egret 4 2 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 1 1 28
Grey Heron 3 2 2 4 5 2 3 2 2 2 27
Common Snipe 2 20 3 1 26
Water Rail 2 2 12 16
Whooper Swan 6 6
Ringed Plover (Common) 5 1 6
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 5 6
Green Sandpiper 3 1 4
(Greater) Scaup 2 1 3
Kingfisher 1 1 1 3
Barnacle Goose 2 2
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1 2
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Ruff 1 1 2
Black-tailed Godwit 2 2
Common Sandpiper 1 1 2
Grey Wagtail 2 2
Mandarin Duck 1 1
Great White Egret 1 1
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Little Stint 1 1
Dunlin 1 1
Grand Total 18674

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