Date Details Sitename
Sunday 19 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 10:30,
2 Whooper Swan (LBC flew to W) 16 White-fronted Goose (Fields to SW of LBC) 3 Smew (LBC Red heads) 1 Water Rail (Heard calling LBC) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 1 Buzzard (Wig bay) 1 Golden Plover (With 100 lapwing wig bay) 2 Stonechat (Pair billets farm screen) 1 Swallow (LdlHC) 1 Chiffchaff (Trees W of LdlHC) 2 Great White Egret (Trees W of LdlHC) 3 Long-tailed Duck (E of LdlHC) 1 Black-throated Diver (E of LdlHC) 1 Green Sandpiper (LdlHC) 1000 Teal 500 Wigeon 4 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Goosander (LdlH) 1 Marsh Harrier (M LdlH) 50 Great Crested Grebe (2 in breeding plumage) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny and bright, light breeze, chilly.
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting over fields around Abberton Church. ) 50 Corn Bunting (Being spooked by hen harrier. ) 4 Stonechat 6 Yellowhammer 1 Pintail (Male in with wigeon) 20 Wigeon 1 Great White Egret 1 Kestrel 4 Goosander 1 Green Woodpecker 4 Meadow Pipit [Kevin Colling]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 18 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:30, bright and sunny
15 White-fronted Goose (Layer Breton c/way [13 adults]) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 6 Egyptian Goose (3 pairs) 10 Pintail 170 Goldeneye (+) 9 Goosander 5 Great White Egret 2 Oystercatcher 3 Redshank 60 Skylark (+, VC & Billets) 1 Swallow 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Stonechat (pair Billets screen) 20 Meadow Pipit (+, Billets) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 12 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:30, Sunny and windy
5 Great White Egret 1 White-fronted Goose 4 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 2 Cattle Egret (Field next to school Lane viewed from wig screen ) 5 Pintail 1 Black-throated Diver (Wig bay) 1 Swallow 2 Scaup 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Black Swan 100 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 15:15 to 16:15, Abberton Church. Cold, clear.
1 Smew (one redhead near the weir) 15 Goosander 1 Yellowhammer 60 Lapwing [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 11 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:45,
1 Cattle Egret (Billets Farm) 1 Black-throated Diver (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Swallow (Billets Farm and Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail, Billets Farm Screen) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 1 Scaup (drake, Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Smew (redheads, Layer Breton causeway) 6 White-fronted Goose (+, field south of Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 2 Marsh Harrier (male and female) [Simon Satchell]

Abberton Reservoir 12:45 to 16:00, Blustery and grey
1 Cattle Egret 2 Great White Egret 2 Scaup 1 Smew 11 White-fronted Goose 68 Corn Bunting (+) 10 Yellowhammer 1 Swallow [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 10 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:30, Clear bright sunny day. Wind North Westerly light
1 Swallow (LDLH Causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH Causeway) 2 Scaup (LDLH Causeway 1 male+1 female) 1 Black-throated Diver (Island Hide) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Bay hide bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Gwen's Hide 1 male) 10 Fieldfare (Reserve) 2 Great White Egret (Bay hide bay) [Mick Woodruff]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:00, Dry with cool breeze
3 Great White Egret (1 Breton/1Layer/1Wig Bay) 1 Swallow (Still feeding along LDLH causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway) 10 Goosander (LDLH) 1 Cattle Egret (with sheep Billets farm) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigbourgh Bay) 1 Smew (LDLH) 10 White-fronted Goose (Field near LB causeway) [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir
Thursday 09 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:45, Sunny, very windy. Colder.
1 Swallow (LdlH causeway and moved to Billets Farm car park) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LdlH causeway) 2 Smew (Layer Breton causeway) 5 Snipe (Wigborough Bay) 1 Cattle Egret (Billets Farm) 3 Great White Egret 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 2 Whooper Swan (In field with White-fronted geese) 11 White-fronted Goose (at least. In crop field next to Layer Breton causeway) 55 Skylark (Billets Farm) 8 Pintail 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 810 Lapwing [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 08 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 15:00, Cloudy and dull but little wind.
1 Cattle Egret 1 Great White Egret 3 Bewick's Swan 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Scaup 2 Smew 5 Goosander 2 Marsh Harrier [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 10:10 to 15:40, reserve hides not visited
2 Whooper Swan (W of Layer Breton causeway from 3.15pm) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 2 Scaup (male and female E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Smew (redheads, one W of Layer Breton causeway, one E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 13 White-fronted Goose (SW of Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (with sheep Billets Farm) 1 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) 3 Long-tailed Duck (E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Swallow (Layer de la Haye causeway) 67 Corn Bunting (on wires by Abberton Church, some singing) 80 Goldeneye (at least) 20 Goosander 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 7 Redshank [Sean Huggins]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, Mild but grey
1 Cattle Egret (Billets screen field) 1 Long-tailed Duck 1 Swallow (Billets) 1 Merlin (Abberton Church) 38 Corn Bunting (Abberton Church) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 08:45, Layer Breton causeway only
3 Long-tailed Duck 13 White-fronted Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 15:45, overcast, mild, still; LdLH causewat & Billets Screen sightings - different maxima
3 Great White Egret 1 Black-throated Diver (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Ring-necked Duck (male west of LdLH causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (female) 5 Egyptian Goose (at least) 2 Stonechat (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Peregrine Falcon (landed on pumping station) [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 07 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:30,
1 Goosander [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 13:30,
1 Goosander [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00,
3 Smew (A single redhead east of LDLH causeway with 2 redheads west of LB) 19 Goosander 137 Goldeneye 1 Swallow (First-winter around LDLH causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck 2900 Teal (Remarkable numbers) 5 Great White Egret 9 Egyptian Goose 4 Pintail 1 Black-throated Diver (Viewable distantly from the Billets Farm screen) 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm) 440 Shoveler (West of LDLH causeway) 13 White-fronted Goose (With Greylag in field SW of LB causeway) [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 05 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 15:30,
1 Long-tailed Duck (Close in LDLH) 1 Swallow (LDLH flying. & resting on causeway close in) 1 Black-throated Diver (Billets farm screen ( half way out in middle)good views ) 2 Bewick's Swan (Billets screen) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold and grey
2 Hen Harrier (incl satellite-tagged bird from Abberton Church) 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Swallow (juv) 11 White-fronted Goose (in fields S of LB c/w) 1 Black-throated Diver (Wigborough Bay) 25 Corn Bunting (Abberton church) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 04 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30, Bright & Sunny
8 White-fronted Goose (Grazing on pasture south-west LBC) 2 Great White Egret 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 1 Scaup 6 Goosander 8 Goldeneye 1 Kestrel 2 Grey Heron [Stuart Anderson]

Abberton Reservoir