Wetland bird counts

This morning my colleague Jess and I carried out a complete count of wildfowl, waders and water bird species on every lake in the whole of the Blashford and Ibsley complex, including lakes not managed by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Here are the results from the lakes I counted:

Linbrook:

11 coot, 4 mallard, 14 tufted duck, 3 great crested grebe

Linbrook west:

4 coot, 8 mallard, 2 mute swan

Blashford Lake (also know as Spinnaker lake)*:

17 coot, 18 tufted duck, 18 mute swan, 28 gadwall, 14 wigeon, 4 pochard, 7 Canada goose, 1 greylag goose, 1 cormorant

Snails Lake (also know as the Roachpit):

39 coot, 15 mallard, 21 Canada goose, 5 great crested grebe, 6 gadwall, 13 tufted duck, 1 greylag goose, 2 mute swan

Ivy Lake*:

121 coot, 106 wigeon, 37 shoveler, 33 tufted duck, 67 gadwall, 13 teal, 3 great crested grebe, 39 mallard, 5 mute swan, 4 cormorant, 1 water rail,  3 moorhen, 3 grey heron, 1 little egret, 1 great white egret, 2 green sandpiper, 1 kingfisher

Rockford lake:

119 coot, 11 great crested grebe,  16 tufted duck, 12 wigeon, 2 teal, 19 Canada goose

Ibsley Water*:

519 coot, 19 mallard, 42 gadwall, 12 pochard, 106 tufted duck, 27 teal, 26 shoveler, 1 golden eye, 37 wigeon, 20 mute swan, 5 Canada goose, 2 greylag goose, 11 Egyptian goose, 18 little grebe, 34 great crested grebe, 2 moorhen, 10 grey heron, 79 cormorant, 78 lapwing, 1 green sandpiper

* = lakes managed by the wildlife trust.

When Jess has emailed me his counts I will update this blog post with the other lakes data.

Image

Green sandpiper and preening drake teal, Ivy Lake

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