LOUND BIRD CLUB

Striving to record, monitor and conserve birds & wildlife found on the Sutton & Lound GP's SSSI (Idle Valley NR) since 1990.

Learn more about the Wetland Bird Survey (or WeBS)

To read and learn more about this national Wetland Bird Survey please click here where you will be directed to the Wetland Bird Survey home page at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) website.

Posted on 27th February 2017 at 17:40pm.

Wetland Bird Survey - Core Count Dates 2017 

Please enter the following ‘core count’ dates into your diaries for 2017. Once again could we ask that you try to get involved in the local WeBS counts which are a key part of our recording of the Sutton & Lound Gravel Pit WeBS site which includes the Idle Valley NR. If everyone in the club just helped on a couple of dates throughout the year it would make the task a little easier for the regular participants who give their time up and do really need the help. The recording area holds significant numbers of many wetland bird species and counting them as accurately as possible is our main goal so with a little help this can hopefully be achieved.

15th January

12th February

12th March

9th April

14th May

11th June

23rd July

13th August

10th September

8th October

19th November

10th December


Bird Survey (WeBS) 2017 Please enter the following ‘core count’ dates into your diaries for 2017. Once again could we ask that you try to get involved in the local WeBS counts which are a key part of our recording of the Sutton & Lound Gravel Pit WeBS site which includes the Idle Valley NR. If everyone in the club just helped on a couple of dates throughout the year it would make the task a little easier for the regular participants who give their time up and do really need the help. The recording area holds significant numbers of many wetland bird species and counting them as accurately as possible is our main goal so with a little help this can hopefully be achieved. 

Posted on 27th February 2017 at 18:10pm. 

 
15th January 12th February 12th March 
9th April 14th May 11th June 
23rd July 13th August 10th September 
8th October 19th November 10th December Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) 2017 Please enter the following ‘core count’ dates into your diaries for 2017. Once again could we ask that you try to get involved in the local WeBS counts which are a key part of our recording of the Sutton & Lound Gravel Pit WeBS site which includes the Idle Valley NR. If everyone in the club just helped on a couple of dates throughout the year it would make the task a little easier for the regular participants who give their time up and do really need the help. The recording area holds significant numbers of many wetland bird species and counting them as accurately as possible is our main goal so with a little help this can hopefully be achieved. 
 
15th January 12th February 12th March 
9th April 14th May 11th June 
23rd July 13th August 10th September 
8th October 19th November 10th December Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) 2017 Please enter the following ‘core count’ dates into your diaries for 2017. Once again could we ask that you try to get involved in the local WeBS counts which are a key part of our recording of the Sutton & Lound Gravel Pit WeBS site which includes the Idle Valley NR. If everyone in the club just helped on a couple of dates throughout the year it would make the task a little easier for the regular participants who give their time up and do really need the help. The recording area holds significant numbers of many wetland bird species and counting them as accurately as possible is our main goal so with a little help this can hopefully be achieved. 
 
15th January 12th February 12th March 
9th April 14th May 11th June 
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Sutton & Lound GP's WeBS Site - Results for 2017.

 Lound WebsCount 2017

Jan 19

Feb 13

Total number of birds

5650

5972

Total number of species

27

31

MUTE SWAN

229

186

WHOOPER SWAN

105

113

EURASIAN GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

 

14

GREYLAG GOOSE

999

551

CANADA GOOSE

82

250

EGYPTIAN GOOSE

9

2

COMMON SHELDUCK

17

13

GADWALL

335

210

EURASIAN WIGEON

583

400

MALLARD

240

111

NORTHERN SHOVELER

160

202

NORTHERN PINTAIL

1

1

EURASIAN TEAL

158

57

RED-CRESTED POCHARD

5

9

COMMON POCHARD

204

82

TUFTED DUCK

344

281

COMMON GOLDENEYE

26

45

GOOSANDER

25

25

WATER RAIL

2

 

COMMON MOORHEN

26

17

COMMON COOT

1072

607

RUFF

 

4

EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER

 

6

COMMON RINGED PLOVER

 

1

NORTHERN LAPWING

981

2710

LITTLE GREBE

7

7

GREAT CRESTED GREBE

6

11

GREAT CORMORANT

28

47

LITTLE EGRET

1

2

GREY HERON

3

5

GREAT EGRET

2

2

EURASIAN BITTERN

 

1

  

Sutton & Lound GP's WeBS Site - Results for 2016.

Species

2016 MONTHLY WeBS/BIRD COUNT TOTALS

 

Jan 17

Feb 21

Mar 13

Apr 10

May 08

Jun 05

Jul 24

Aug 21

Sep 18

Oct 16

Nov 13

Dec 18

Total number of birds

5367

3421

2307

1451

999

1193

2945

3455

4602

3632

6023

5373

Number of Species

29

31

30

29

27

27

24

30

29

24

30

29

MUTE SWAN

230

230

244

197

84

94

178

190

234

138

138

144

WHOOPER SWAN

35

35

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

42

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

180

3

9

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURASIAN GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

5

4

GREYLAG GOOSE

566

361

139

194

183

227

631

912

623

54

851

838

CANADA GOOSE

140

116

116

45

42

67

116

163

179

250

133

208

EGYPTIAN GOOSE

11

8

 

2

2

5

3

1

12

 

12

 

COMMON SHELDUCK

15

17

18

13

6

2

 

 

 

 

3

6

GADWALL

458

170

154

78

58

37

174

205

209

178

337

358

EURASIAN WIGEON

851

445

311

56

2

4

2

3

371

649

1025

554

MALLARD

190

145

112

53

87

192

359

175

80

115

166

241

NORTHERN SHOVELER

185

109

60

58

3

3

1

28

129

115

116

123

NORTHERN PINTAIL

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

2

EURASIAN TEAL

578

75

57

33

 

5

6

48

133

177

256

123

GREEN-WINGED TEAL

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED-CRESTED POCHARD

67

19

8

16

14

20

30

35

215

275

64

49

COMMON POCHARD

243

86

50

3

7

23

104

65

145

162

219

211

TUFTED DUCK

435

283

479

330

251

197

359

504

255

213

447

462

GREATER SCAUP

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON GOLDENEYE

37

43

38

17

 

 

 

 

 

3

16

40

SMEW

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOOSANDER

13

18

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

11

COMMON KINGFISHER

2

 

1

 

1

3

1

 

1

 

 

 

WATER RAIL

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

1

COMMON MOORHEN

10

24

13

10

7

9

16

14

41

14

18

12

COMMON COOT

930

566

334

199

191

192

749

605

938

953

1561

1175

COMMON SNIPE

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

9

 

1

2

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON REDSHANK

 

 

6

5

1

2

 

1

 

 

 

 

COMMON GREENSHANK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

 

GREEN SANDPIPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

5

2

 

1

 

COMMON SANDPIPER

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

1

 

 

 

LITTLE STINT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

DUNLIN

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

5

23

 

 

 

RUFF

 

5

5

3

 

 

 

 

13

1

8

2

EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER

 

15

17

16

10

12

5

 

 

 

 

 

PIED AVOCET

 

 

 

4

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREY PLOVER

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

COMMON RINGED PLOVER

 

6

8

7

8

4

 

2

 

 

 

 

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

NORTHERN LAPWING

113

588

42

58

12

39

86

357

783

179

531

707

LITTLE GREBE

4

9

8

23

6

24

20

31

92

52

15

3

GREAT CRESTED GREBE

14

13

10

15

16

13

25

37

51

29

29

19

BLACK-NECKED GREBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

GREAT CORMORANT

50

18

17

4

1

10

38

38

42

35

38

25

LITTLE EGRET

3

4

3

5

1

4

8

18

14

21

8

6

GREY HERON

3

6

 

2

 

 

17

1

4

3

7

3

GREAT EGRET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

2

 

Sutton & Lound GP's WeBS Site - Results for 2015.

The 2015 WeBS data will be added soon.....

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