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Wetland Bird Survey 20-21 January 2019

  • 27/01/2019
  • Nature Notes

The Wetland Bird Survey was recorded on 20-21 January 2019 across the Swale Special Protected Area for Birds by volunteers.

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Elmley NNR has two sectors of the Swale - Elmley Marshes and Spitend Marshes. An incredible 23,000 birds were recorded at Elmley NNR and more than 40,000 on the Swale as a whole.

Elmey Spitend TOTAL
Mute Swan 41 5 46
Whooper Swan 0
Red-throated Diver
Brent Goose 780 780
Canada Goose 300 300
Greylag Goose 465 1 466
White-fronted Goose 0
Shelduck 380 1110 1490
Shoveler 2 2
Gadwall 0
Wigeon 11900 3220 15120
Mallard 1120 8 1128
Pintail 0
Teal 500 220 720
Pochard 0
Common Scoter
Tufted Duck 0
Little Grebe 3 12 15
Great crested Grebe 1 1
Red-necked Grebe
Grey Heron 4 4 8
Little Egret 7 7
Cattle Egret 0
Bittern
Spoonbill 0
Cormorant 3 3
Moorhen 8 8
Coot 257 257
Water Rail 0
0
Oystercatcher 0
Avocet 36 36
Lapwing 730 80 810
Golden Plover 0
Grey Plover 130 130
Ringed Plover 20 20
Whimbrel 0
Curlew 505 505
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Black-tailed Godwit 430 430
Turnstone 8 15 23
Knot 1100 1100
Ruff 0
Dunlin 40 100 140
Sanderling
Snipe 4 2 6
Redshank 20 92 112
Green Sandpiper 0
Common Sandpiper 0
Spotted Redshank 0
Greenshank 0
0
Great Black-backed Gull 0
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0
Herring Gull 0
Common Gull 0
Black-headed Gull 0
Mediterranean Gull 0
Sandwich Tern 0
Common Tern 0
0
Marsh Harrier 11 11
Hen Harrier 0
Buzzard 7 1 8
Merlin 0
Kestrel 3 1 4
Peregrine 1 1
Hobby 0
Sparrowhawk 1 1
SE Owl 2
Barn Owl 2
TOTALS 17901 5789 23690