Waterfowl Count September 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 184 39 2 24 32 5 17 141 64 2 7 6 5 4 5 537
Bewick’s Swan [Tundra] 0
Whooper Swan 0
Pink Footed Goose 0
Greylag Goose 307 11 301 7 289 216 1131
Canada Goose 135 1 1185 24 63 1408
Barnacle Goose 16 16
Brent Goose 0
Egyptian Goose 4 8 16 2 5 8 2 2 1 76 124
Ruddy Shelduck 0
(Common) Shelduck 1 1 2
Mandarin Duck 0
(Eurasian) Wigeon 23 525 6 1 2 77 786 293 8 1721
American Wigeon 0
Gadwall 58 25 4 4 4 3 24 272 78 27 10 83 31 44 4 13 12 5 2 703
(Eurasian) Teal 16 177 5 8 16 8 7 17 147 34 20 129 28 48 56 9 17 2 1 745
Mallard 34 216 66 456 143 46 186 21 81 4 26 13 12 86 6 4 8 1 1409
(Northern) Pintail 9 1 24 1 16 51
Garganey 0
(Northern) Shoveler 56 10 31 82 1 1 31 13 3 18 6 252
Red-crested Pochard 6 6
(Common) Pochard 24 38 16 78
Tufted Duck 6036 53 5 112 630 900 52 347 6 8141
(Greater) Scaup 0
Long-tailed Duck 0
Common Scoter 0
(Common) Goldeneye 6 6
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 57 33 20 3 20 44 194 64 55 12 502
Bittern 0
Little Egret 11 7 1 8 9 2 6 2 2 25 2 5 2 2 84
Great White Egret 1 1 1 3
Grey Heron 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 20
Spoonbill 0
Little Grebe 27 6 21 18 8 11 11 3 1 40 2 1 1 150
Great Crested Grebe 135 45 10 13 37 67 8 6 97 2 3 2 425
Red-necked Grebe 0
Slavonian Grebe [Horned] 0
Black-necked Grebe [Eared] 2 2
Water Rail 2 2 2 6 12
(Common) Moorhen 15 25 7 4 12 6 5 4 3 10 5 9 8 10 1 6 1 131
(Eurasian) Coot 242 355 103 15 4 12 1097 75 19 389 66 6 4 2 2 2391
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher 0
(Pied) Avocet 0
Little Ringed Plover 0
Ringed Plover (Common) 8 8
(European) Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 0
(Northern) Lapwing 4 6 138 161 1 42 8 4 1 365
(Red) Knot 0
Sanderling 0
Little Stint 0
Curlew Sandpiper 0
Dunlin 4 4
Ruff 14 2 1 1 18
Jack Snipe 0
Common Snipe 3 4 2 1 10
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
(Eurasian) Whimbrel 0
(Eurasian) Curlew 7 1 1 9
Common Sandpiper 4 3 7
Spotted Sandpiper 0
Green Sandpiper 1 1 4 3 1 1 11
Spotted Redshank 0
(Common) Greenshank 2 2
(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 4 4
Caspian Gull 0
Glaucous Gull 0
Great Black-backed Gull 1 26 27
Common Tern 4 4
Arctic Tern 0
Kingfisher 1 1 2 4
Grey Wagtail 1 1
other species not recorded above 0
Sandwich tern 0
Black Tern 3 3
Great Skua 1 1
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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