Waterfowl Count September 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
Mute Swan 4 152 42 2 66 8 2 90 8 8 2 5 5 4 5 403
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Greylag Goose 37 197 294 49 50 3 1 631
Canada Goose 343 4 242 12 28 35 75 37 3 779
Barnacle Goose 1 1
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 9 88 6 3 17 2 8 2 3 9 147
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 0
Mandarin Duck 1 1
(Eurasian) Wigeon 22 5 1 68 69 12 18 6 769 1 971
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 10 124 4 6 9 43 124 3 15 2 171 688 2 6 1207
(Eurasian) Teal 5 49 26 10 5 43 126 6 20 66 68 3 23 450
Mallard 11 121 243 302 128 20 123 135 9 41 1 16 2 3 1 1156
(Northern) Pintail 2 1 6 9
Garganey 1 1
(Northern) Shoveler 31 18 8 61 5 28 4 321 24 500
Red-crested Pochard 1 1
(Common) Pochard 1 2 4 19 2 6 4 38 1 77
Tufted Duck 735 185 105 7 183 315 23 714 1 10 1272 10 3560
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 1 1
Smew 0
Red-breasted Merganser 0
Goosander 0
Ruddy Duck 0
Red-throated Diver 0
Black-throated Diver 0
Great Northern Diver 0
(Great) Cormorant 52 15 6 16 5 23 65 77 5 264
Bittern 0
Little Egret 1 3 5 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 4 27
Grey Heron 1 2 2 2 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 1 21
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 25 45 3 6 18 10 14 11 32 2 2 168
Great Crested Grebe 14 53 28 1 30 36 4 71 15 140 2 6 15 9 2 1 427
Red-necked Grebe 1 1
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 1 1
Water Rail 2 2 10 14
(Common) Moorhen 26 11 2 8 12 4 18 23 12 11 6 16 7 61 6 2 3 228
(Eurasian) Coot 329 375 72 14 58 10 21 51 323 121 39 48 39 1110 7 1 6 2624
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 2 2
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 5 32 80 138 412 1 56 6 68 11 2 811
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 0
Ruff 2 5 1 8
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 6 3 9
Black-tailed Godwit 2 2
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 1 1
Common Sandpiper 1 3 2 1 7
Wood Sandpiper 1 1
Green Sandpiper 1 4 5
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 1 1 1 3
(Common) Redshank 0
Turnstone 0
Phalaropes 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Little Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Common (Mew) Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Yellow-legged Gull 0
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Common Tern 2 1 3
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 1 2 1 4
Grey Wagtail 1 1 2
other species not recorded above 0
0
Grand Total 14528

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