Date Details Sitename
Monday 19 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00,
1 Ruddy Shelduck 5 Red-crested Pochard 1 Goldeneye (Female (possibly an oversummering individual)) 2 Great White Egret 30 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Ruff 95 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 7 Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay with Godwits) 1 Greenshank (Heard) 1 Wheatear (Billets Farm viewpoint) [John Thorogood]

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Sunday 18 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:50 to 16:00,
1 Osprey (Found by yvonne flying poss tollesbury way) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Close in LDLH east side) [Stephen Entwistle]

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Saturday 17 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:35 to 16:15, sunny, clouding over; breezy
2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay Hide) 2 Red-crested Pochard (male + female, Wigborough bay) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Ring-necked Duck (male eclipse LdLH c'way SE corner) 5 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Hobby 2 Little Ringed Plover 5 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay Hide) 5 Common Sandpiper (at least) 1 Redshank 2 Greenshank (Gwen's Hide) 1 Whimbrel (Wigborough Bay) 2 Mediterranean Gull (juveniles Gwen's Hide) 2 Swift 1 Wheatear (Wigborough Bay) 5 Yellow Wagtail (at least) [Mark Gregory]

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Friday 16 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 12:15, Clouding over, breeze picking up, starting to rain at end of visit
8 Little Egret (Hide Bay) 2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) 3 Cattle Egret (Adult in breeding plumage, 2 juveniles all in tree south west of LDLHC) 1 Egyptian Goose (In flight in Hide Bay) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC with coot and tufted duck) 2 Ringed Plover (One on north side of Hide Bay, one in Wigborough Bay) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (At least, in Wigborough Bay) 1 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 4 Green Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Distant, on bund to left of viewing screen in Wigborough Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay) 1 Common Gull (Wigborough Bay) 1 Swift (Many over reservoir with swallows and sand martins) 4 Stock Dove (North side of Hide Bay) [Paul Hargreaves]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 13 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:50 to 16:50, Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Wheatear (Juveniles, Billets Farm.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Billets Farm.) 10 Swallow (Circa. Pair with 2 juveniles Billets Farm.) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide, far bank.) 4 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Sandpiper 2 Yellow Wagtail (LBC.) 2 Great White Egret (1 Hide Bay hide, 1 Wig Bay screen.) 8 Grey Heron 16 Little Egret 50 Sand Martin (Circa, Billets Farm.) 1 Ruff (Gwens hide.) 12 Egyptian Goose 3 Greenshank 2 Red-crested Pochard (Pair, Wig Bay screen.) 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay screen.) 2 Buzzard (2 Brown Hare.) 3 Kestrel (1 juvenile Gannet, fly over on route at Maldon.) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LDHC.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 12 Stock Dove (At least.) [David Hale]

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Sunday 11 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny and breezy
1 Great White Egret 2 Red-crested Pochard 2 Ruddy Shelduck 5 Green Sandpiper 7 Common Sandpiper 1 Wood Sandpiper 2 Redshank 2 Turnstone 2 Ruff 1 Little Ringed Plover 4 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Snipe 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Cattle Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 30 Egyptian Goose [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 13:40 to 16:30, Warm but very windy
8 Egyptian Goose (7 LBC, 1 Island Hide ) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (On bank E of LDLH) 1 Shelduck (Juvenile at Wig Bay) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Females E of LBC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (With Tufted Ducks close in at SE end of LDLH) 2 Great White Egret (One either side of LBC) 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) 2 Redshank 6 Common Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper (2 LBC, 1 distant from Island Hide) 30 Stock Dove (+) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 20 Yellow Wagtail (+) 1 Whitethroat (Scrub near VC) [Ben Mapp]

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Friday 09 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:30, Windy, variable with some sun.
1 Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets) 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church) 4 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young) 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard) 2 Kestrel 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm) 16 Little Egret [David Allen]

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Thursday 08 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:45 to 17:15, sunny and warm strong wind
14 Yellow Wagtail (minimum, + birds calling all around.Billets farm screen) 2 Common Sandpiper (billets farm screen) 4 Garganey (eclipsed birds, 1 male +3 fem/juv wigborough bay hide) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (wig' bay hide) 1 Greenshank (wig' bay hide) 2 Little Ringed Plover (wig' bay hide) 7 Cattle Egret (1 full breeding plumage, 2 adults, 1 non breeding and 3 juveniles LDLH causway) 1 Green Sandpiper (LDLH causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 10:30,
1 Ring-necked Duck (Adult drake in eclipse plumage east of Layer de la haye cway) 6 Cattle Egret (2 adults in breeding plumage, 1 non-breeding plumaged adult and 3 juveniles) 1 Great White Egret 3 Greenshank 11 Common Sandpiper 12 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Green Sandpiper 1 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Marsh Harrier (adult male and adult female) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Black Swan 2 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 350 Sand Martin 16 Swift 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard 60 Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Light winds, hot, sunny & clear
6 Cattle Egret (3 adults and 3 juveniles west of de la Haye causeway) 21 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret (Feeding together by inlet near pumping station (north end)) 578 Pochard (Total count between causeways and west of Layer Breton) 4 Yellow Wagtail 2 Ruddy Shelduck (Both moulting adults present but separate!) 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Kingfisher [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:30, Windy, variable with some sun.
1 Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets) 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church) 4 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young) 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard) 2 Kestrel 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm) 16 Little Egret [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 06 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:00, Sunny and windy
4 Cattle Egret (Ldlh causeway ) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 3 Green Sandpiper 5 Common Sandpiper 1 Great White Egret 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay) 2 Little Ringed Plover [Yvonne Watling]

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Monday 05 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:30, Sunny and pleasant.
4 Cattle Egret (2 adults and 2 juvenile LdlH causeway in roost tree with 7 little egrets) 1 Ruddy Shelduck [David Allen]

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