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Wetland Bird Survey - 22 February

  • 15/03/2018
  • Nature Notes

Wetland bird survey for Elmley & Swale NNRs at high tide on 22 February, just before heavy snow fall and freezing conditions. This is a snap shot and not peak bird numbers for each reserve.

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Wetland Bird Survey - South Sheppey and Swale 22-01-18
Elmley (excluding Spitend) Spitend Harty NNR Shellness TOTAL
Mute Swan 16 3 7 26
White-fronted Goose 144 144
Greylag Goose 237 95 332
Canada Goose 106 4 110
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 1 1
Shelduck 1240 342 85 60 250 1977
Wigeon 9200 250 40 9490
Gadwall
Teal 540 355 895
Mallard 570 26 20 110 200 926
Pintail 3 3
Shoveler 80 80
Tufted Duck 2 2
Pochard
Common Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Diver
Red-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
Cormorant 3 1 4
Little Grebe 8 3 11
Great Crested Grebe 2 2
Little Egret 1 2 1 2 2 8
Grey Heron 1 3 1 1 1 7
Marsh Harrier 6 4 1 3 14
Hen Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard 4 3 7
Kestrel 1 1
Peregrine
Merlin
Moorhen 19 4 23
Coot 38 38
Avocet 30 6 40 76
Oystercatcher 320 3000 3320
Golden Plover 2400 See Elmley. 2400
Grey Plover 400 65 250 210 925
Lapwing 2720 2850 2 180 5752
Ringed Plover 44 5 49
Curlew 186 72 19 30 330 637
Black-tailed Godwit 190 67 257
Bar-tailed Godwit 500 500
Turnstone 2 1 1 30 34
Knot 800 400 1200
Ruff
Dunlin 270 311 150 110 841
Sanderling 5 5
Green Sandpiper 1 1
Redshank 27 189 15 10 241
Snipe 1 1 2
Barn Owl 1 1 2
Short-eared Owl 6 6
Kingfisher 1 1
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