Waterfowl Count October 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 48 20 45 30 11 21 36 6 52 2 5 9 7 1 5 3 4 307
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
Greylag Goose 639 2 67 74 7 121 910
Canada Goose 246 23 52 27 29 377
Barnacle Goose 17 17
Brent Goose
Egyptian Goose 15 14 2 3 4 2 2 2 27 71
Ruddy Shelduck
(Common) Shelduck 4 4
Mandarin Duck
(Eurasian) Wigeon 252 182 92 42 85 45 122 412 258 21 3 330 205 320 130 13 2,512
American Wigeon
Gadwall 22 157 8 12 2 5 185 100 76 4 28 25 8 108 24 764
(Eurasian) Teal 46 215 12 2 28 11 6 26 169 14 31 16 13 42 27 103 25 9 10 16 821
Mallard 67 176 51 19 187 130 30 108 36 15 86 8 26 34 17 34 4 6 1,034
(Northern) Pintail 4 65 46 2 117
Garganey 1 1
(Northern) Shoveler 6 11 157 13 7 30 22 29 2 11 288
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 2 10 24 2 4 42
Tufted Duck 21 578 173 87 294 287 186 520 71 9 332 5 23 9 3 1 2 2,601
(Greater) Scaup
Long-tailed Duck/Ringed necked
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 9 1 2 11 23
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
(Great) Cormorant 35 16 4 11 44 56 10 36 48 16 1 8 285
Bittern 2 2
Great White Egret 2 2
Little Egret 11 23 1 4 1 3 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 59
Grey Heron 3 3 2 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 1 23
Spoonbill
Little Grebe 17 13 15 17 10 1 9 8 14 13 117
Great Crested Grebe 3 96 47 9 87 30 18 33 5 1 39 2 3 3 2 378
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned]
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 2 2 2 6 12
(Common) Moorhen 51 2 2 4 10 4 8 8 23 9 24 8 4 25 7 1 190
(Eurasian) Coot 202 102 263 35 56 343 287 15 627 100 7 15 2 2,054
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher
(Pied) Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover (Common) 1 1
(European) Golden Plover
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 33 3 188 19 84 3 5 335
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ruff 1 1
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 4 6 3 13
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Whimbrel
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 8 9
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 2 2 4
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Greenshank
(Common) Redshank 2 3 1 1 1 8
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 1 2 3
Grey Wagtail 1 1
other species not recorded above
Grand Total 13,390

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