Date Details Sitename
Monday 10 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 05:15 to 11:00,
1 Curlew Sandpiper (Adult moulting out of summer plumage) 2 Dunlin 1 Kingfisher 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile ) 3 Marsh Harrier (2cy Male, 1 juv, 1 adult female) 1 Sparrowhawk (Male) 4 Little Ringed Plover 2 Ringed Plover 12 Red-crested Pochard 2 Kestrel 9 Redshank 2 Ruff 90 Lapwing 1 Corn Bunting 5 Buzzard 2 Willow Warbler 1 Cuckoo 11 Common Sandpiper 1 Black Tern 3 Goldeneye 7 Green Sandpiper 4 Greenshank 1 Great White Egret 2 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Grimwade]

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Sunday 09 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:30, Lodge Lane. Very hot.
1 Dunlin 2 Ringed Plover 1 Ruff 60 Black-tailed Godwit 60 Redshank 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Yellowhammer 74 Gadwall [David Allen]

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Saturday 08 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:50 to 11:50, Warm, moderate wind, clear
7 Common Tern (A few from both causeways - estimated 7) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Layer Breton causeway, east side, good condition) 1 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway, SW corner) 1 Great White Egret (Layer de la Haye causeway, NW corner) [Simon Banks]

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Friday 07 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 05:45 to 09:00, Plus escaped White-cheeked Pintail
1 Garganey 6 Red-crested Pochard 4 Greenshank 4 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 27 Black-tailed Godwit 18 Common Sandpiper 5 Green Sandpiper 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Yellowhammer 3 Buzzard 1 Black Swan [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 05 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 19:30 to 20:45, very warm, cloudy and windy, all sightings from Peldon viewing area.
21 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 10 Common Tern (inc' 2 juv. ) 12 Lapwing 1 Common Gull (adult) 83 Black-headed Gull (inc' 2 juv.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Marsh Harrier (female came down to drink) 6 Great Crested Grebe (inc' 2 juv.) 1 Garganey (eclipsed female/juvenile too distant) 62 Pochard 28 Tufted Duck 1 Red-crested Pochard (female, also many Teal, Shoveler, Mallard and Gadwall) 6 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 2 Green Woodpecker (over) 3 Chiffchaff (calling) [Ashley Gooding]

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Monday 03 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 12:00,
7 Great White Egret (1 LBC, 3 WIG BAY, 3LDLH) 1 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH) 1 Greenshank (Wig bay) [Barbara Leport]

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Sunday 02 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 10:30, sunny, stiff breeze
181 Black-headed Gull 3 Common Sandpiper 12 Swift 15 Common Tern (all adults) 6 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Lapwing (9 from church, 11 from L.D.L.H causeway) 12 Little Egret (6 from church, 6 from LDLH causeway) 3 Yellow Wagtail (3 over calling from church, 6+ L.D.L.H causeway) 28 Cormorant (in feeding frenzy. All the above from Abberton church) 15 Pied Wagtail 163 Mute Swan 2 Chiffchaff (calling) 200 Pochard (+) 50 Tufted Duck (+) 2 Great White Egret 94 Coot 1 Green Woodpecker (heard, all the above from Layer D.L.H. causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 17:30, Hot.
4 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck (unringed female) 1 Cattle Egret (roosting low in Layer Breton heronry ) 1 Blackcap 2 Bullfinch 1 Chiffchaff 16 Little Egret 2 Sand Martin 1 Little Ringed Plover (LdlH causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper 1 Black Swan 1 Garden Warbler 2 Whitethroat 2 Lesser Whitethroat [David Allen]

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Saturday 01 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:30, Partly cloudy, wind westerly light to moderate. 26c
2 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 25 Little Egret 3 Great White Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide, and both Causeways) 40 Teal (LB Causeway and Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 2 Wigeon (♂♀LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 1 Mandarin Duck (♂LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 3 Goldeneye (♀LB Causeway) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (♀LB Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 4 Buzzard (At least) 1 Sparrowhawk (♀LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (♀Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Hobby (Billets Farm) 1 Kestrel (Over the Reserve) 1 Oystercatcher (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 50 Lapwing (At least) 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway) 3 Green Sandpiper (Possibly 5- LB Causeway - On large island ) 2 Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway - On large island ) 1 Greenshank (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 1 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway) 3 Blackcap (Old Road) 5 Whitethroat 15 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm and LDLH Causeway) [Mick Woodruff]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 17:00, Very hot.
4 Great White Egret 1 Red-crested Pochard 6 Green Sandpiper 24 Egyptian Goose [David Allen]

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Tuesday 28 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Mainly overcast, strong Westerly. Sightings with John Slee and Dave Sampson.
1 Ruddy Shelduck (F) 20 Egyptian Goose (circa) 1 Wigeon (eclipse M ) 1 Teal (M) 2 Mandarin Duck (eclipse M & F) 3 Goldeneye (eclipse M & F (LBC), eclipse F (LDLHC)) 12 Little Egret 3 Great White Egret 1 Buzzard (LBC) 8 Little Ringed Plover (LDLHC) 20 Lapwing (LBC) 4 Common Sandpiper 10 Common Tern 10 Swift 10 Yellow Wagtail [Mike Harris]

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Sunday 26 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny
1 Ruddy Shelduck (Layer breton causeway ) 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Mandarin Duck 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Little Grebe 50 Cormorant 5 Little Egret 1 Great White Egret 2 Black Swan 6 Little Ringed Plover 10 Great Crested Grebe 5 Common Tern 1 Buzzard 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Skylark 7 Grey Heron 2 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Yvonne Watling]

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