Date Details Sitename
Saturday 22 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 15:30, Overcast - Wind South Westerly- Strong
2 Great White Egret (LB Causeway) 4 Pintail (LB Causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH Causeway) 5 Goosander (At least) 1 Smew (female - LB Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Billets Farm) 2 Whooper Swan (LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (female - Bay Hide Bay) 3 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 1 Song Thrush (Singing male between the two entrance gates) 1 Stonechat (Male - Gwen's Hide..... 56 Species on a tough days birdwatching) [Mick Woodruff]

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Friday 21 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Windy
3 Great White Egret (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Whooper Swan (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Smew (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Ldlh causeway ) 2 Scaup 5 Goosander 10 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

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Wednesday 19 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, bright & sunny - cloud & rain later
60 Mute Swan 2 Whooper Swan (west of Layer Breton c/way) 6 Pintail (east LdlH c/way) 1 Scaup (east LdlH) 2 Long-tailed Duck (east LdlH) 120 Goldeneye (excluding Hide Bay (not counted)) 3 Smew (LdlH & Peldon Bay (1)) 6 Goosander 1 Ferruginous Duck (west LdlH) 1 Grey Partridge (below Abberton church - my first for this site) 1 Mistle Thrush (LdlH church) 2 Stonechat (pair Billets) 70 Linnet (Ab church) 6 Corn Bunting (flushed below Ab church) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 17 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 13:00,
2 Whooper Swan (East of LBC, then joined the 50 mute swans on the field to the south.) 1 Ferruginous Duck (West of LBC but hiding amongst the trees with the Aythya flock.) 3 Long-tailed Duck (East of LdlHC) 1 Scaup (East of LdlHC) 1 Black Swan (East of LdlHC) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard (Flew over from the fields to the North) 2 Great White Egret 2 Kestrel 1 Stonechat (Female near the island hide) 1 Slavonian Grebe (In hide bay) 2 Oystercatcher (By gwen's hide) [Tony Kennelly]

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Sunday 16 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:45, Heavy rain, clearing
3 Long-tailed Duck (indulging in some calling) 2 Scaup 2 Smew 2 Whooper Swan 2 Great White Egret 5 Goosander 15 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 17:00, End of storm Dennis interspersed with occasional glimpses of the sun
2 Smew (2 Redhead off LBC) 2 Whooper Swan (In field SW of LBC) 3 Great White Egret (Roosting between causeways) 2 Scaup (Pair with Aythya flock east of LDHC) 3 Long-tailed Duck (In same Aythya flock) 1 Merlin (Stunningly marked male on distant post at Wig Bay, flew south) 1 Goosander (Female east of LDHC) [Matt Turner]

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Saturday 15 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00, Very windy
2 Smew (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Whooper Swan (Layer breton causeway ) 3 Great White Egret (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Ferruginous Duck (Viewed from Layer breton causeway on the south side between causeway briefly ) 5 Goosander 2 Pintail 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Redshank [Yvonne Watling]

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Friday 14 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, Sun and cloud with light breeze.
1 Ferruginous Duck 2 Great White Egret 3 Long-tailed Duck 2 Whooper Swan 2 Smew 2 Pintail [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 16:30, Dry, sun & cloud, brisk SW wind max 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Ferruginous Duck (Rich dark brown colour, white patch under tail, white eye. NW corner of LDHC.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDHC, one each side.) 4 Scaup (Drake & 3 females, VC side of LDHC.) 100 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 100 Pochard (Plus.) 50 Goldeneye (Circa.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 50 Gadwall (At least.) 20 Shoveler (Circa.) 20 Mallard (Circa.) 1 Smew (Female, LBC.) 1 Goosander (Drake, LBC.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male, Hide Bay hide, perched in dead tree.) 2 Kestrel 1 Marsh Harrier (Male. Hide Bay hide.) 70 Mute Swan (Plus. Grazing on approach to LBC, W side.) 2 Whooper Swan (With Mute Swan.) 2 Great White Egret (Large white Egret, yellow dagger bill.) 4 Grey Heron 1 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide, far bank.) 4 Redshank (LDHC.) 2 Oystercatcher (Hide Bay Hide.) 1 Common Gull [David Hale]

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Thursday 13 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 17:00, Milder with sunshine and showers.
1 Ferruginous Duck 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Scaup 5 Goosander 1 Barn Owl 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Whooper Swan 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Great White Egret 1 Oystercatcher 35 Common Gull [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, Sightings from LDHC, dry and windy
5 Goosander (2m, 3f) 2 Scaup (Pair) 2 Great White Egret 1 Ferruginous Duck (Still along treeline to NW) [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 12 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 15:15,
1 Ferruginous Duck (ad drake, NW of LDLH causeway early afternoon) 1 Long-tailed Duck (E of LDLH causeway) 1 Smew (redhead E of LDLH causeway) 2 Scaup (m&f E of LDLH causeway) 10 Goosander 2 Great White Egret 1 Green Sandpiper (Hides bay) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier [Sean Huggins]

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Monday 10 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:30, Windy and bright.
3 Long-tailed Duck (North east of Layer de la Haye Causeway.) 1 Smew (South east of Layer de la Haye Causeway.) 2 Scaup (Male and female east of Layer de la Haye Causeway.) [David Curle]

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