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Wetland Bird Survey for May 2020

  • 21/05/2020
  • Nature Notes

The wetland bird survey for May 2020 provides a snap shot of birdlife across Elmley NNR on Monday 11th May - a hot windy day made counting dificult over the high tide.

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Many of the birds counted this month are attempting to breed on the fresh water marshes and will be covered in bird bird surveys later in the summer.

Please note the Reserve will not reopen before 4th July for visits.

Species Elmley Spitend Total
Avocet 8 57 65
Bar-tailed Godwit 0
Bittern 0
Black-headed Gull 425 375 800
Black-tailed Godwit 1 1
Brent Goose (Dark-bellied - bernicla) 14 14
Canada Goose 27 17 44
Cattle Egret 1 1
Common Sandpiper 1 1
Common Tern 4 4
Coot 140 97 237
Cormorant 5 7 12
Curlew 7 7
Dunlin 0
Eider 0
Gadwall 3 3
Great Crested Grebe 5 6 11
Grey Heron 7 5 12
Grey Plover 7 7
Greylag Goose 39 31 70
Herring Gull 9 37 46
Lapwing 537 146 683
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 7 17
Little Egret 8 4 12
Little Grebe 12 6 18
Little Tern 0
Mallard 182 162 344
Mediterranean Gull 12 33 45
Moorhen 28 19 47
Mute Swan 5 9 14
Oystercatcher 98 213 311
Pochard 35 40 75
Redshank 97 248 345
Ringed Plover 0
Sandwich Tern 0
Shelduck 89 76 165
Shoveler 36 57 93
Teal 0
Tufted Duck 23 44 67
Turnstone 0
Water Rail 0
Whimbrel 0
Grand Total 1845 1726 3571