Waterfowl Count September 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 12 19 21 18 78 32 2 15 45 13 6 6 91 111 26 2 497
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra]
Whooper Swan
Greylag Goose 278 12 17 107 1 415
Canada Goose 19 1 5 25 2 11 264 119 446
Barnacle Goose 6 6
Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose 6 15 8 7 4 81 6 6 133
(Common) Shelduck 1 1
Mandarin Duck
(Eurasian) Wigeon 6 1 365 531 14 4 3 924
Gadwall 4 5 10 6 19 24 30 127 150 66 43 37 521
(Eurasian) Teal 3 15 40 6 4 36 2 1 35 1 98 241
Mallard 24 60 44 46 105 156 36 47 30 8 36 8 53 11 15 4 683
(Northern) Pintail 22 2 24
Garganey
(Northern) Shoveler 5 7 3 25 3 11 6 10 70
Red-crested Pochard
(Common) Pochard 1 13 19 8 2 43
Tufted Duck 618 193 205 10 102 60 32 1928 1057 33 48 5 190 33 92 4,606
(Greater) Scaup 1 2 3
Common Scoter
(Common) Goldeneye 3 3
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander
Ruddy Shelduck
Little Grebe 10 6 1 10 6 1 6 4 8 14 5 71
Great Crested Grebe 71 22 16 16 68 39 3 21 51 7 7 5 25 4 2 357
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe [Horned]
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 68 2 11 4 8 17 27 47 71 5 2 262
Little Egret 4 5 2 2 5 18
Grey Heron 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 15
Water Rail 1 1
(Common) Moorhen 3 5 2 1 2 4 2 5 6 30
(Eurasian) Coot 200 101 4 7 20 7 175 57 33 187 775 322 64 1,952
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 1 1
(Pied) Avocet
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover (Common) 6 1 7
(European) Golden Plover 7 7
Grey Plover
(Northern) Lapwing 1 1 144 56 3 18 17 240
(Red) Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin 5 5
Ruff 1 3 4 8
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 3 1 2 1 7
Black-tailed Godwit
(Eurasian) Curlew
(Eurasian) Whimbrel
Spotted Redshank
(Common) Redshank 2 1 3
(Common) Greenshank
Green Sandpiper 1 1 1 3
Common Sandpiper 1 1 2
Ruddy Turnstone
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Common (Mew) Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Caspian Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern 4 1 1 6 5 17
Arctic Tern
Mediterranean Gull
Green Winged Teal
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail
Mandarin
Long-tailed Duck
Spoonbill
American Wigeon
White-Rumped Sandpiper
Grand Total 11,624

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