Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 14 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Very cold (7degrees), sunshine and cloud (18.20-19.00 visit)
45 Yellow Wagtail 1 Water Pipit 1 Swallow 6 Pied Wagtail 2 Meadow Pipit [Sean Nixon]

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Tuesday 13 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 12:40 to 16:15, Sun & cloud, light breeze, 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Billets Farm & both Causeways only.
50 Swallow (Circa.) 4 Yellow Wagtail 3 Linnet 1 Common Tern 1 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 2 Oystercatcher 2 Shelduck 6 Shoveler 1 Gadwall (Drake.) 1 Reed Bunting 8 Grey Heron 1 Chaffinch 2 Mallard (Pair with 3 ducklings.) 3 Little Ringed Plover 3 Egyptian Goose (Pair with I Gosling.) 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 2 Stock Dove [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny and cool (17.30-19.15 visit)
1 Nightingale (Near entrance to EWT reserve) 3 Blackcap 1 Willow Warbler 5 Chiffchaff 14 Yellow Wagtail 1 Little Ringed Plover 1 White / Pied Wagtail (Intermediate male LdlH c/w) [Sean Nixon]

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Monday 12 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny with light breeze
11 Yellow Wagtail 5 Meadow Pipit 4 Little Ringed Plover [Paul Chamberlain]

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Saturday 10 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 15:00, Overcast - Wind North Easterly moderate to fresh. 9c/48f
2 Little Egret ( Layer Breton Causeway) 2 Shoveler (Bay hide♂♀) 1 Pochard (LDLH Causeway♂) 10 Goldeneye (At least) 12 Shelduck 10 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 4 Kestrel 2 Oystercatcher ( Layer Breton Causeway) 3 Snipe (Bay hide) 2 Green Sandpiper ( Layer Breton Causeway) 2 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 8 Common Tern (Tern Rafts) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Old Road) 150 Swallow 2 House Martin (LDLH Causeway) 600 Sand Martin (Both Causeways, and most numbers from Abberton church) 3 Song Thrush 18 Blackcap 20 Yellow Wagtail (18 next to Gwen's hide, and 2 West side of Wood-mouse trail) 3 Yellowhammer 1 Mediterranean Gull (Heard only - Billets Farm) 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) 1 Jay (Heard only) 1 Willow Warbler (Heard only - Old road (With Steve Grimwade)) [Mick Woodruff]

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Friday 09 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, bright, sunny, 14c warmer then of late
2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Whimbrel (Billets Farm) 2 Goldeneye (Main causeway, tucked away under overhanging branches) 1 Common Tern (Main causeway) [Ron Colson]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights
1 Whimbrel (Originally by EWT visitor centre and then flew south to Billetts Farm and remained until late morning.) 2 Great White Egret 5 Egyptian Goose (1 pair with 2 chicks and another adult seen) 8 Goosander 1 Snipe 2 Marsh Harrier 1 House Martin 150 Sand Martin 30 Swallow 1 Willow Warbler 1 Whitethroat 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults) 1 Yellowhammer (Male) 27 Goldeneye 11 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 7 Little Ringed Plover 3 Oystercatcher 1 Redshank 26 Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

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Thursday 08 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:00, Cold and grey
35 Yellow Wagtail (LdH c/w) 4 Little Ringed Plover 1 Marsh Harrier [Sean Nixon]

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Wednesday 07 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Cold
1 Great White Egret 5 Great Crested Grebe 10 Grey Heron 50 Cormorant 200 Sand Martin 50 Swallow 2 Cetti's Warbler 3 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 10 Pied Wagtail 20 Yellow Wagtail 3 Meadow Pipit 10 Skylark 8 Little Ringed Plover 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Snipe 1 Merlin 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel (Egyptian Goose ) 1 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 11:30, Very cold NW wind, 8c felt colder due to wind chill. Sun & cloud. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Blackcap (M & F, more heard singing. ) 2 Long-tailed Tit 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDHC & Billets Farm 15 00 to 17 00.) 1 Redshank (LDHC.) 20 Swallow (Plus. LDHC.) 12 Skylark (Circa, Billets Farm.) 1 Grey Heron 1 Green Sandpiper (Billets Farm flood.) 15 Linnet (Circa, Billets Screen.) 1 Kestrel (LDHC.) 2 Chiffchaff (More heard.) 2 Wren 6 Chaffinch (At least. ) 4 Blue Tit 1 Wigeon (Billets Screen.) 1 Egyptian Goose (LDHC.) 10 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm flood. We both counted birds several times, 10 birds for sure.) [David Hale]

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Monday 05 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 06:25 to 09:30,
6 White Stork (6.25am Flying over great wigborough church JON NORGATE. 6.55am saw from Garr h farm seem to drop down 5 lakes salcott area by NEIL MURPHY. not seen since .hope !!! will roost again Gt wig church!!! ) 1 Ring Ouzel (9.30am reported at billits on rare bird guide ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 18:00, Chilly, sunny spells, moderate breeze
8 Little Ringed Plover (2 LDLH, 6 flood opposite Billet's farm) 1 Snipe 1 Goosander (m. Abberton Church) 5 Goldeneye (2 m. 3 f) 14 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH, also Billet's) 3 Skylark (singing) 2 Chiffchaff (singing) 100 Swallow (Abberton church, estimate - many over Res.) 2 Buzzard [Marsh Stitchman]

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Saturday 03 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 12:00,
1 Red Kite 1 Water Rail 7 Little Ringed Plover 2 House Martin 39 Swallow 4 Sand Martin 5 Yellow Wagtail 2 Green Sandpiper 3 Marsh Harrier 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Snipe 1 Corn Bunting 1 Great White Egret [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 15:30, Cold NNE breeze, overcast, dry, 8c. Sightings with Brenda. LBC, Blllets Farm & Old Road.
4 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk (LDHC.) 3 Marsh Harrier (Pair, LBC.) 1 Green Sandpiper (LBC.) 50 Mute Swan (Plus, grazing on field West side of LBC. ) 2 Sand Martin (LBC.) 12 Swallow (Circa, LBC.) 6 Grey Heron (LBC.) 8 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm area.) 12 Skylark (Circa.) 2 Blackcap (Males.) 1 Jay 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 6 Goldeneye (3 pair. Billets Screen.) 1 Shoveler (Drake.) 2 Pochard (Drakes.) 50 Tufted Duck (Circa. ) 10 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Great White Egret (LBC, over by the Sand Martin wall. ) 9 Meadow Pipit 10 House Sparrow (Billets Farm. ) 5 Robin 2 Chiffchaff (Many singing.) 10 Chaffinch (At least. ) 1 White Wagtail (On flooded field opposite Billets Farm. 100% certain a White Wagtail.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 00:00 to 00:00,
2 Ruff (Flooded field opposite billits farm DAVE CURLE) 1 White / Pied Wagtail (Male white billits farm ANDREW THOMPSON) 2 Common Tern (Off pumping station ANDREW THOMPSON) [Stephen Entwistle]

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Friday 02 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:15,
1 Ring Ouzel (Male still at billits farm screen area JIM HUME) 1 Sandwich Tern (Reported) 2 Garganey (Pr dropped in bank near Gwen's hide (reported)) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:00, Chilly, breezy, water levels high.
2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH) 9 Yellow Wagtail (Billet's farm ) 8 Goosander (5m, 3f Billet's farm) 1 Buzzard 3 Skylark (at least singing) 1 Chiffchaff (at least singing) [Marsh Stitchman]

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