Date Site Details
Saturday 22 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:05, Partly Cloudy, Only Highlights
7 Cattle Egret (In field going to junction near LBC. ) 3 Scaup (At LDHC.) Long-tailed Duck (Female. At Island Hide.) Peregrine Falcon (On top of Pumping Station viewing from Island Hide.) 5 Bewick's Swan (Underneath Pumping Station viewing from Island Hide.) Red-throated Diver (Distant viewing from the Visitor Centre.) 5 Great White Egret (2 at Reserve, 2 at LDHC and 1 at Billets Screen.) 2 Ruff (At Abberton Church on mud flats.) 11 Snipe (At Billets Screen.) Meadow Pipit (At LDHC.) Rock Pipit (At Hide Bay Hide.) Green Sandpiper (At Island Hide.) 3 Buzzard (On poles around reservoir.) 2 Kestrel (Hovering on reserve.) [Zane Sargent ]

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 16:15,
Yellow-legged Gull (Adult in hide bay) 38 Goosander (Wig bay) 37 Snipe (Wig bay) Caspian Gull (First-winter in hide bay) [Daryl Rhymes]

Wednesday 19 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 08:30,
8 Cattle Egret 5 Great White Egret 3 Scaup 2500 Jackdaw 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing males) Grey Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Tuesday 18 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:30, Extremely misty after mid-day. Only did the main reserve and Billet's/Wigborough
8 Bewick's Swan (Distant from Island Hide) 5 Egyptian Goose 6 Shelduck Long-tailed Duck (Island Hide. With Goldeneye flock) 60 Goldeneye 13 Goosander 2 Red-legged Partridge Golden Plover 900 Lapwing 35 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Ruff 5 Dunlin 32 Snipe (Mainly feeding in-front of Billets Screen) 3 Redshank Common Gull 17 Great Black-backed Gull 4 Grey Heron 4 Great White Egret Little Egret 2 Marsh Harrier Kestrel 50 Fieldfare (field behind Layer Church) 2 Stonechat Rock Pipit 4 Skylark 2 Reed Bunting [Oliver Cottis]

Monday 17 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 15:00, Sunny, calm
Red-necked Grebe (Abberton Church ) 2 Scaup (Hide Bay, females ) Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye causeway ) Red-throated Diver (Layer de la Haye causeway ) [Jan Lewis]

Sunday 16 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:05 to 15:45, Sunny,Bright, Only Highlights!
4 Barnacle Goose (At LBC.) 6 Bewick's Swan (Group on bank near Hide Bay Hide.) 5 Pintail (3 males and 2 females at Wig Bay.) 3 Scaup (1 at LBC and 2 at LDHC.) Slavonian Grebe (Distant. Viewing from Island Hide and near Pumping Station.) Great Northern Diver (1 distant. Viewing from Island Hide and Right of Pumping Station.) 7 Great White Egret (2 at LDHC. 3 at Hide Bay Hide. 2 at Wig Bay.) 6 Stonechat (6 in small flock near Island Hide.) 2 Meadow Pipit (1 at LDHC and 1 near Visitor Centre.) Rock Pipit (At LDHC.) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Pair flying over near Hide Bay Hide.) [Zane Sargent ]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny but cold
Red-necked Grebe (Below Abberton church ) Raven (Hide bay erea) [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 14:40 to 15:10, Bright, dry, Cold - all sightings LdlHC
5 Goldeneye (4 male, 1 female) 2 Rock Pipit 2 Meadow Pipit Goosander (male) Pied Wagtail 6 Teal (+) Redshank 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Paul Everett]

Friday 14 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 15:00,
4 Barnacle Goose (LBC) 3 Bewick's Swan (Next to pumping station.) 7 Shelduck 32 Pintail 2 Scaup (LDLH Causeway) Long-tailed Duck (LDLH Causeway) 60 Goldeneye Smew (Redhead. LBC) 32 Goosander Avocet 3 Golden Plover 56 Black-tailed Godwit Ruff 7 Dunlin 49 Snipe (mainly from Billets) 5 Redshank 20 Common Gull Red-throated Diver (Billets) 8 Great White Egret Sparrowhawk (fem) Marsh Harrier Buzzard 3 Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Chiffchaff 2 Stonechat 2 Grey Wagtail Rock Pipit 4 Yellowhammer 1200 Tufted Duck 3000 Lapwing [Oliver Cottis]

Thursday 13 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:00, Sunny, clear and cold
Red-throated Diver Long-tailed Duck Goosander 6 Great Crested Grebe 2 Great White Egret 350 Lapwing 80 Canada Goose (Layer Marne Causeway ) 2 Stock Dove 3 Grey Heron 40 Goldeneye 180 Coot Egyptian Goose 5 Meadow Pipit 2 Dunnock [Richard Salenius ]

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 14:30,
Red-necked Grebe (Abberton Church) Slavonian Grebe (Abberton Church) Long-tailed Duck (LDHC) Smew (LBC) Scaup (LDHC) 17 Goosander (Billets ) 6 Snipe (Billets) 4 Black-tailed Godwit (LDHC) Dunlin (LDHC) Redshank (LDHC) 7 Great White Egret 7 Cattle Egret (Garr Hosue Farm) [Richard Chew]

Wednesday 12 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Cold, bright, sunny
Great White Egret [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 14:50,
Smew (1st winter drake) Long-tailed Duck (Female) 2 Common Scoter (Male and female) Red-necked Grebe Slavonian Grebe Bewick's Swan (Neck-collared individual) 2 Scaup Rock Pipit Grey Wagtail Peregrine Falcon 8 Cattle Egret 8 Great White Egret [Steve Grimwade]

Tuesday 11 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 09:00,
Smew (1st winter drake) [Steve Grimwade]

Monday 10 Jan Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:10, Quite cold, overcast, little wind; water level fairly low. Ice quite extensive at Hide Bay and west of Layer Breton causeway.
Redwing (Near reserve centre) 3 Great White Egret Little Egret 6 Grey Heron 12 Goosander (Reserve and LDH causeway) 84 Goldeneye (Widespread) Scaup (Female, LDH causeway, west side, north corner) 27 Pintail (Mostly Billet's Farm. Plus one apparent Mallard/Pintail hybrid. ) 2 Dunlin (1 reserve, one Billet's Farm) Redshank (Reserve) 5 Chaffinch (Probably small flock, reserve) 1000 Lapwing (Estimate. Very numerous on reserve.) 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Reserve, Hide Bay hide) 4 Stock Dove (Reserve) 3 Egyptian Goose [Simon Banks]