Waterfowl Count September 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 MW SA SAI SAII D2 D1 SAIII C5 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 Totals
Mute Swan 3 28 34 56 54 86 30 5 176 2 1 5 6 2 2 4 494
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 166 263 6 253 4 692
Canada Goose 2 57 266 294 2 257 198 6 2 1084
Barnacle Goose 10 10
Pink-footed Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 19 26 32 15 7 3 3 105
(Common) Shelduck 0
Mandarin Duck 2 2
(Eurasian) Wigeon 92 892 8 636 17 59 551 376 2 4 2637
Gadwall 136 85 4 22 62 123 95 41 69 71 101 18 13 4 844
(Eurasian) Teal 76 18 16 117 42 8 164 7 92 14 115 48 64 30 1 4 816
Mallard 28 156 362 191 149 69 38 8 81 38 46 15 2 4 14 16 5 1222
(Northern) Pintail 17 1 1 27 1 47
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 28 52 2 8 22 35 21 306 6 480
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 1 2 1 8 12
Tufted Duck 2 2073 122 424 169 31 57 3 600 6 293 3 1 1 2 3787
(Greater) Scaup 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 0
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Shelduck 0
Little Grebe 10 15 5 31 4 3 5 15 2 2 2 94
Great Crested Grebe 1 96 27 26 34 22 8 1 33 5 2 7 1 263
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
(Great) Cormorant 18 2 3 1 1 2 46 3 70 1 9 156
Bittern 0
Little Egret 3 1 4 2 9 6 15 2 5 47
Grey Heron 3 1 2 2 5 1 3 1 1 1 20
Water Rail 0
(Common) Moorhen 36 1 18 6 2 2 15 22 6 7 23 3 141
(Eurasian) Coot 276 1352 6 44 210 462 673 27 4 5 3059
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 27 27
(European) Golden Plover 1 1
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 9 10 601 220 47 11 19 33 954
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 16 16
Ruff 0
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 5 2 7
Black-tailed Godwit 1 2 3
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 2 1 4
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 2 3
Green Sandpiper 2 2
Common Sandpiper 0
Ruddy Turnstone 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little 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 6 2 4 12
Arctic Tern 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Green Winged Teal 0
Kingfisher 1 1
Grey Wagtail 0
Wood Duck 1 1
Grand Total 17045

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