Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 12 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 14:15, sunny and breezy
2 Bewick's Swan (below Abberton church) 50 Gadwall (+) 20 Pintail (Wigborough Bay) 160 Shoveler (+) 520 Pochard (+) 2 Long-tailed Duck (east of LdLH, distant - swimming and diving together between tern raft and right-hand shore @ 13:10) 40 Goldeneye 1 Smew (drake with Goosanders west of LdLH c/way) 90 Goosander (present across all areas of reservoir) 30 Little Egret 11 Great White Egret (between causeways, Wig Bay, below LdLH church) 300 Great Crested Grebe (+) 1 Black-necked Grebe (east of LdLH c/way) 1 Marsh Harrier (creamhead across from church) 1 Avocet (all waders Wig Bay) 20 Dunlin 5 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Redshank 4 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult) [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 11 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 16:00, Windy
4 Smew (Layer Breton) [Mark Webb]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, sunny with light breeze
1 Scaup (Female east of LBC) 49 Little Egret (East of LBC) 1 Great White Egret (East of LBC) 50 Goosander (Spread over Res (conservative estimate)) 2 Buzzard (LDLH causeway) 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH causeway) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 16:00, Dry, light SE breeze, sun & cloud, max 8c. Sightings with Brenda. 2 Causeway's, Billets Farm & Wig Bay only.
70 Goosander (Plus. Widespread.) 4 Smew (Redheads, LBC) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 200 Pochard (Plus.) 200 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 20 Pintail (Circa, Wig Bay.) 40 Wigeon (Circa.) 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDH Causeway.) 1 Redshank (LDH.) 20 Dunlin (Circa. Wig Bay) 10 Ruff (Wig Bay.) 500 Lapwing (Large flock to roost late pm.) 1000 Golden Plover (Large flock over Layer Marney.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Stonechat (Female, Billets Farm.) 1 Wren (Billets Farm.) 20 Fieldfare (Wig Bay.) 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm.) 1 Curlew (Wig Bay.) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.) 6 Great White Egret 28 Little Egret 14 Grey Heron 100 Common Gull (Circa, large flock on water, LBC.) 2 Egyptian Goose (LDH.) [David Hale]

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Monday 10 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:00, Sunny with light breeze
6 Great White Egret 40 Little Egret 1 Black-necked Grebe 1 Smew 34 Goosander 2 Red-crested Pochard 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Chamberlain]

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Sunday 09 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:30, sunny cold wind
30 Goosander (+, impossible to count properly as in feeding frenzy! ) 3 Great White Egret 15 Little Egret (all the above LDLH causeway) 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Ruff 1 Black-necked Grebe (all the above from billets farm screen, on return counted 57 Goosander LDLH) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 17:00, windy
1 Bewick's Swan (hide next to gwen hide juvenile with black beak) 6 Goosander (layer breton causeway) 9 Great White Egret (layer breton and layer de la haye causeway and bewicks swan hide) 2 Black-necked Grebe (layer breton) 1 Redshank (layer de la haye) 30 Little Egret (loads in trees) 12 Great Crested Grebe (layer breton) [Mark Webb]

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Friday 07 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:15, Sunshine and stiff breeze
4 Smew (incl 1 drake E of LB c/way) 71 Goosander 8 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

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Tuesday 04 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 13:30, Bright and calm.
1 Long-tailed Duck (to the right of tern raft, but more distant) 6 Great White Egret 25 Little Egret 58 Goosander 5 Smew (one male from LB causeway looking towards LdlH causeway) 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Green Sandpiper (Billet's Farm car park screen) 8 Ruff (Billet's Farm seated screen area) 4 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Dunlin [David Allen]

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Monday 03 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 10:30,
1 Smew (Red head E LBC) 60 Goosander (+ Between causeways and E LHC) 1 Scaup (1w Male E LBC) 4 Great White Egret (Between causeways) 7 Goldeneye (2m 5f) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, sunny with increasing wind and cloud
113 Little Egret (Between causeways (the most I've ever seen)) 7 Great White Egret (From LDLH causeway) 88 Goosander (Between causways and east of LDLH (52F and 36M)) 3 Smew (From LBC (2F and 1M)) [Peter Triston]

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Sunday 02 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:45, Windy
60 Goosander (+30 LBC,20west LDLH,22eastLDLH) 11 Great White Egret (8 LDLH,3LB) 150 Pintail (at least Wig Bay) 9 Golden Plover (Wig Bay) 1 Ruff (Wig Bay and LDLH) 10 Curlew (Wig Bay) 4 Dunlin (Wig Bay) 3 Smew (East LBC Redheads) 1 Marsh Harrier (West LBC) 30 Goldeneye (+ scattered over Breton to Abb Church) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 16:15, Gloomy.
2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling from LB causeway) 10 Great White Egret 39 Little Egret 16 Goosander 8 Goldeneye 6 Gadwall [David Allen]

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Tuesday 27 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Damp, grey, cold and unpleasant, much like the reporter.
1 Spoonbill (Distantly from LDLH causeway.) 9 Great White Egret 1 Smew 44 Goosander 8 Egyptian Goose (one appeared different with mostly white wings in flight) 21 Little Egret [David Allen]

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Monday 26 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:15, Dry, light rain from 16 00. Overcast, light E breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from the two Causeway's only.
29 Goosander (14 drakes, 15 females. Very mobile.) 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Female, LDH Causeway.) 3 Smew (1 drake, 2 female. ) 200 Shoveler (Circa.) 5 Great White Egret 2 Black-necked Grebe (LDH Causeway.) 1 Kingfisher (LDH Causeway.) 100 Fieldfare (Circa. Large flock feeding along hedge left of S Martin bank.) 100 Common Gull (Circa, flock on water, W side LB Causeway.) 10 Long-tailed Tit (LB Causeway.) 500 Black-headed Gull (Plus. Birds in feeding frenzy diving like Terns & catching fry. Commotion attracted Goosander etc.) 10 Grey Heron 24 Little Egret 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 500 Pochard (Plus.) 500 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 3 Buzzard (2 LBC, I on route at Goldhanger.) 1 Jay (LBC.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 16:15, Raining, grey and cold.
1 Black-necked Grebe (from viewing screen near Billets Farm car park) 2 Slavonian Grebe (from viewing screen near Billets Farm car park) 10 Goosander 5 Great White Egret 4 Smew (all redheads from Layer Breton causeway) 27 Little Egret 8 Dunlin 4 Black-tailed Godwit 310 Lapwing 350 Shoveler [David Allen]

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