Observations

The following tables provide details of each of the cruises during which the survey of wildlife was undertaken.  These are broken down into:

  • Observation (Cruise) dates
  • Wildlife observed throughout the period
  • Reference Points and how they change over the monitoring period
  • Other “interesting” images

Observation Dates

Date Sailing Time Weather Observers Skipper
3-Jan 13:00 Dry, sunny DD, LG, MW MT
10-Jan 13:00  Sunny, very windy  ED
17-Jan 13:00  Sunny, cold  LG
24-Jan 13:00  Sunny, cold  ??
31-Jan 13:30  Cold  ??
5-Feb 10:30  Dry, cold  ??
14-Feb 13:00  LG
21-Feb 14:00  Still day  LG
28-Feb 13:00  Cloudy, light winds  LG
7-Mar 13:00  Sunny  JJ
15-Mar 13:00  Cloudy, light winds  LG
21-Mar 14:00  Sunny, clear  JW
12-Apr 12:00  Cloudy, windy  LG

Observers and Skippers

Initials Name
DD Dave Dewitt
LG Lisa Green
JJ John Jones
 JW  John Watts
MW Mark Whalley

Wildlife Observations

Date Sector (A-H) Name Number Male/Female Adult/Infant Dead/Alive
3-Jan C Swan 3 A A
D Duck 2 1xM 1xF A A
E Magpie 2 A
E Moorhen 1 A
E Wagtail 1 A
E Pigeon 3 A
F Magpie 1 A
G Moorhen 2 A
H House martin nest in eves of block of flats N/A N/A N/A N/A
H Magpie 1 A
10-Jan A Swan 1 A A
A Gull Many A A
A Pigeon Many A A
C Gull Many A A
C Swan 3 A A
E Magpie 3 A A
E Wood pigeon 1 A A
F Tern 2 A A
F Moorhen 1 A A
F Magpie 3 A A
G Magpie 4 A A
G Cormorant 1 A A
17-Jan C Cormorant 5 A A
E Duck 2 1xM 1xF A A
E Magpie 1 A A
E Blackbird 1 A A
F Moorhen 5 A A
G Magpie 1 A A
G Cormorant 1 A A
H Wagtail 1 A A
H Duck – Black head, white body 1 A A
H Duck – reddish brown head, grey body 1 A A
H Cormorant 1 A A
H Wagtail 1 A A
F Moorhen 3 A A
F Magpie 1 A A
E Magpie 1 A A
D Kingfisher 1 A A
C Cormorant 4 A A
B Cormorant 1 A A
24-Jan C Common gull 6 A A
C Cormorant 1 A A
D Pigeon 6 A A
D Moorhen 1 A A
F Magpie 1 A A
F Heron – grey 1 A A
G Wood pigeon 1 A A
G Moorhen 1 A A
G Cormorant 1 A A
H Moorhen 2 A A
H Wagtail – yellow 1 A A
H Magpie 2 A A
H Robin 1 A A
H Wagtail – pied 3 A A
G Robin 1 A A
G Crow 1 A A
G Wagtail – yellow 1 A A
F Heron – grey 1 A A
F Wagtail 1 A A
E Magpie 5 A A
E Gull  – common 1 A A
E Duck – Mallard 2 M A A
E Duck – brown 1 A A
C Magpie 1 A A
C Cormorant 1 A A
C Swan 2 A A
C Duck – Mallard 2 1xM 1xF A A
31-Jan E Moorhen 2 A A
F Duck – tufted 1 A A
F Pochard 1 A A
C Gull – herring 2 A A
5-Feb E Kingfisher 1 A A
F Squirrel – grey 1 A A
F Heron 1 I A
H Moorhen 2 A A
F Moorhen 1 A A
C Swan 2 A A
C Cormorant 6 A A
C Gull – common 6+ A A
14-Feb A Gull – black headed 12 4xA 8xI A
C Swan 2 1xA 1xI A
E Magpie 1 A A
E Moorhen 1 A A
H Rook 2 A A
F Duck (in flight) 1 A A
F Crow 1 A A
F Moorhen 3 A A
G Magpie 1 A A
G Crow 2 A A
E Moorhen 1 A A
E Gull – common 1 A A
D Duck – Mallard 3 2xM 1xF A
C Swan 2 1xA 1xI A
C Duck – Mallard 3 3xM A
21-Feb A Gull – Black head 6 4xA 2xI A
B Gull – Common 4 A A
B Swift 2 A A
C Cormorant 10 A A
D Swift 2 A A
D Pigeon 4 A A
D Gull – Common 16 A A
E Gull – Common 2 A A
F Duck – Mallard 1 A A
F Magpie 2 A A
F Moorhen 2 A A
G Gull – Common 6 A A
G Magpie 2 A A
G Crow 1 A A
28-Feb C Cormorant 12 A A
C Swan 2 A A
C Gull – Herring and Common 10 A A
D Pigeon 6+ A A
E Magpie 1 A A
E Wood pigeon 2 A A
E Moorhen 2 A A
F Magpie 1 A A
F Crow 2 A A
C Gull – Herring and Common 6+ A A
 7-Mar B Cormorant 4 A A
C Gull – Common 100+ A A
C Pigeon 3 A A
C Duck – Mallard 2 1xM 1xF A A
F Magpie 4 A A
G Blackbird 2 A A
H Chaffinch 1 A A
G Wagtail – Grey 2 A A
E Magpie 2 A A
E Wagtail – Grey 1 A A
E Duck – Mallard 2 A A
E Gull – Herring 30 A A
C Gull – Common 100+ A A
C Swan 2 A A
C Duck – Mallard 4 3xM 1xF A A
B Cormorant 3 A A
A Gull – Black head 3 A A
15-Mar A Swan 1 I A
C Swan 1 A A
C Duck – Mallard 1 1xM A A
C Gull – Black head 1 A A
D Magpie 1 A A
E Magpie 1 A A
F Duck – Mallard 1 1xM A A
F Thrush – Thistle 1 A A
G Robin 2 A A
G Wagtail 1 A A
H Moorhen 2 A A
G Wagtail – Yellow 1 A A
F Moorhen 1 A A
E Duck – Mallard 3 A A
E Duck – Harlequin 1 A A
C Cormorant 3 A A
A Cormorant 1 A A
21-Mar A Gull – Common 3 A A
B Gull – Common 45 A A
C Gull – Common 26 A A
C Pigeon 4 A A
D Moorhen 1 A A
D Duck 1 A A
D Gull – Common 2 A A
12-Apr C Duck – Mallard 1 1xM A A
C Duck – Harlequin 1 1xF A A
D Cormorant 1 A A
E Magpie 2 A A
F Jackdaw 2 A A
G Magpie 1 A A
 G Jackdaw 1 A A
H Magpie 2 A A
H Tit – Blue 2 A A
H Wagtail 2 A A
H Duck – Mallard 1 1xM A A
H Dipper 1 A A
H Magpie 2 A A
G Jackdaw 1 A A
F Blackbird 1 A A
D Duck – Mallard 1 1xM A A
D Cormorant 1 A A
A Swan 1 A A

Reference Point Observations

RP1: Boom protecting the Yacht Club moorings (Sector C)

Date Photo #
3-Jan .20150103_IMG_9295 20150103_IMG_9296

RP2: River view from Pottery Street upstream (Sector E)

Date Photo #
3-Jan .20150103_IMG_9415 20150103_IMG_9418 20150103_IMG_9422 20150103_IMG_9424

RP3: The area around the fallen trees (Sector F)

Date Photo #
3-Jan .20150103_IMG_9324 20150103_IMG_9325 20150103_IMG_9327 20150103_IMG_9329 20150103_IMG_9331

RP4: The small dock and beach (mud bank) opposite V&S sheds (Sector F/G)

Date Photo #
3-Jan .20150103_IMG_9386 20150103_IMG_9393

RP5: The turning (winding) area (Sector H)

Date Photo #
3-Jan .20150103_IMG_9376 20150103_IMG_9375 20150103_IMG_9370 20150103_IMG_9369 20150103_IMG_9366
20150103_IMG_9365

Other “Interesting” Observations

Date Sector (A-H)
Comment Photo #
. . . .
3-Jan   20150103_IMG_9362  20150103_IMG_936320150103_IMG_934820150103_IMG_9335
3-Jan  V&S Engine sheds surrounded by scaffolding  20150103_IMG_9385
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9352
3-Jan  Graffiti  20150103_IMG_9350
3-Jan
3-Jan  Aireation  20150103_IMG_934620150103_IMG_9359
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9401
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_939420150103_IMG_9341
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9419
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_945120150103_IMG_9290
3-Jan
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9370
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9449
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9308
3-Jan  20150103_IMG_9427
3-Jan

Sectors

Cd Sector
A  South Dock (from mooring to Pump House and Swing Bridge)
B  Basin from Swing Bridge to Lock
C  SYSAC Marina and Sail Bridge (from lock to first road bridge)
D  Between two road bridges
E  2nd road bridge to Exall & Jones
F  Exall & Jones to dock
G  V&S engine sheds to road bridge
H  Road bridge to turning (winding) point
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