Date Site Details
Sunday 05 Dec Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 14:00,
8 Scaup (3 imm drakes 5 female types) Black-necked Grebe (Mid reservoir with a Slavonian Grebe) 2 Slavonian Grebe (Mid reservoir/LDLH area) Long-tailed Duck (Towards pumping station) Red-necked Grebe (LDLH) Turnstone (Peldon bay) Green Sandpiper 38 Goosander 4 Bewick's Swan (3 ads Hide bay, 1 ad Abberton church) 6 Redshank 5 Ruff 40 Black-tailed Godwit Treecreeper (Lodge Lane) Rock Pipit (LDLH) 3 Red-crested Pochard (Drake and 2 females) 50 Dunlin 3 Cattle Egret (Opposite Billets Farm) 10 Great White Egret Marsh Harrier Bullfinch (Lodge Lane) [Daryl Rhymes]

Saturday 04 Dec Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 15:15, Bright and dry.
3 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay) 6 Scaup (Four female, two 1st winter male. Layer de le Haye causeway.) Long-tailed Duck (Layer de le Haye causeway.) 12 Goldeneye 15 Goosander 4 Great White Egret 2 Rock Pipit (Layer de le Haye causeway.) [David Curle]

Friday 03 Dec Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Clear skies, 2 degrees and windy
3 Bewick's Swan (3 from bay hide) 1000 Tufted Duck (From Causeway) 3 Pintail 3 Goldeneye (From Causeway) 4 Egyptian Goose (From causeway) [Alan Chown]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 10:00, Misty and Drizzly
Bewick's Swan (Adult feeding with Wigeon) Red-necked Grebe (Juv looking bird still in Peldon Bay, viewable from Abberton Church) 5 Ruff Dunlin Marsh Harrier (Male) [Simon Patient]

Tuesday 30 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:30, brief visit
3 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay) 4 Scaup (3 females, 1 male. LDLH Causeway) 8 Goosander Slavonian Grebe (Island Hide) 7 Golden Plover Ruff Snipe 5 Redshank 6 Great White Egret Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 5 Redwing Grey Wagtail Rock Pipit [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:00, W breeze, overcast, heavy cloud, 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
Marsh Harrier Buzzard 4 Kestrel Sparrowhawk 100 Shoveler (At least.) 100 Tufted Duck (At least) 4 Red-crested Pochard (Drake, 3 females. LBC.) 10 Goosander (Circa.) 20 Goldeneye (Plus.) 50 Pochard (Circa.) 15 Pintail 20 Wigeon 40 Teal (Plus.) 2 Gadwall (Pair) 8 Common Gull 8 Great White Egret Little Egret 6 Grey Heron 4 Golden Plover (Hide Bay) 10 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Redshank (LDHC.) Ruff (Hide Bay.) Grey Wagtail (LDHC.) 50 Lapwing 3 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay.) 2 Raven (Hide Bay. ) [David Hale]

Monday 29 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 12:30,
3 Bewick's Swan (adults. Hide Bay) 2 Ruff (Hide Bay) 3 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) 3 Dunlin (Hide Bay) 5 Stock Dove Green Woodpecker Goosander (male) Slavonian Grebe (Island Hide) Black-necked Grebe (Island Hide) 12 Black-tailed Godwit ( ) 30 Goldeneye (+) 2 Egyptian Goose [Liz Huxley]

Sunday 28 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 16:00, Sunny but cold
4 Cattle Egret (In trees next to LBC.) 24 Goldeneye (Many dotted around the reservoir.) 3 Scaup (1 at LBC. 2 at LDHC.) 6 Great White Egret (2 at LBC. 4 flying around the reserve.) 3 Bewick's Swan (At Hide Bay Hide on little Island.) Baikal Teal (Hybrid with Eurasian Teal. At Hide Bay Hide.) 25+ Pintail (Most at Hide Bay Hide but a pair at LDHC.) 500+ Tufted Duck 60 Pochard (With Tufted Ducks.) 8 Goosander (At LDHC.) 4 Twite (Small flock near little park on reserve.) 16 Redshank (Dotted around at LDHC.) 3 Lapwing (At LDHC.) 40+ Teal 33 Wigeon (At Hide Bay Hide on the grass over the back.) 19 Mute Swan 4 Grey Heron 26 Great Crested Grebe (Mostly at LDHC.) 3 Black-tailed Godwit (On right hand side of LDHC.) [Zane Sargent ]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:40, Cold, windy, no precipitation, mostly clear.
8 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret Cattle Egret (Layer Breton causeway, west side) 6 Egyptian Goose (All paired) 2 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay hide) 41 Goldeneye (Mostly towards dam (26 in flock)) 6 Goosander (2 Hide Bay hide, 4 LDH causeway, east side) 13 Pintail Buzzard 250 Lapwing (Estimate. Mostly from Hide Bay hide) 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Hide Bay hide) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull Chaffinch (Female on Layer Breton causeway) Kestrel Meadow Pipit (Reserve, near visitor centre) [Simon Banks]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:30, Bright, cold and windy - not all species recorded
3 Bewick's Swan (Hide bay) 2 Great White Egret 30 Teal (+) 2 Shoveler (Hide Bay) 5 Goosander 5 Pintail Redshank (LdlH causeway) Red-crested Pochard (LdlH causeway) 2 Goldeneye Corn Bunting 5 Blue Tit (+) Goldfinch [Paul Everett]

Friday 26 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights from Swallow Birding Guided walk. (www.swallowbirding.co.uk)
12 Cattle Egret 9 Great White Egret Red-necked Grebe Slavonian Grebe 4 Scaup Kingfisher Fieldfare 3 Bewick's Swan 2 Green Sandpiper [Steve Grimwade]

Thursday 25 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny, cold strong wind
5 Cattle Egret 50 Tufted Duck Red-necked Grebe [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00, Sunny yet cold
3 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay) 4 Egyptian Goose 30 Pintail 9 Red-crested Pochard (LDLH Causeway, 16:00) 3 Scaup (2 females and 1 male, LDLH Causeway) 14 Goosander 3 Little Grebe Red-necked Grebe (close in, LDLH Causeway) 2 Slavonian Grebe (very distant from Island Hide) 2 Ruff 19 Dunlin 3 Redshank White Stork (circled over the reserve at 10:15, before heading towards Old Hall) 8 Cattle Egret (With cattle, across the road from Billet's Farm) 7 Great White Egret Sparrowhawk 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard 4 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon 500 Jackdaw Rock Pipit Black Swan (Wig Bay) [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:45, Selected sightings
8 Red-crested Pochard (Distant from Abberton Church) 3 Scaup (1m, 2f east of LDHC) 34 Goldeneye 3 Goosander Red-necked Grebe (Showing nicely SW corner LDHc) 3 Great White Egret 2 Stonechat (Abberton Church viewpoint) 3 Bewick's Swan (Hide Bay) [Matt Turner]

Wednesday 24 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 15:15,
Red-necked Grebe (Juvenile in Peldon bay, 2nd bird seen by othets between causeways) 8 Cattle Egret (Garr house farm) 40 Dunlin 3 Redshank 11 Ruff 2 Slavonian Grebe (Off island hide) Long-tailed Duck (In Goldeneye flock off island hide) Kingfisher Scaup (Female east of LDLH) 31 Goosander 4 Bewick's Swan (Adults) 8 Great White Egret 5 Snipe 3 Marsh Harrier Fieldfare 2 Redwing 19 Mediterranean Gull [Daryl Rhymes]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:30,
White Stork (Field left ot track to rows farm .just north passed entrance to centre.) 3 Scaup (LDLH late pm flew to raft .) [Stephen Entwistle]

Tuesday 23 Nov Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 15:00, Sunny
Hen Harrier (Ringtail Hide Bay) 3 Bewick's Swan (3 Hide Bay) 2 Scaup (Females LDLH causeway ) 50 Goldeneye (Several rafts around pumping station plus others around reserve) 20 Goosander (Mainly LDLH causeway ) 25 Pintail (Wigborough bay & hide bay) 3 Ruff (From Gwen’s hide) 2 Red-crested Pochard (With tufties LB causeway) Baikal Teal (LB causeway) 6 Great White Egret [Paula Moore]