Date Details Sitename
Friday 01 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:30, Grey, misty and getting colder.
1 Black-necked Grebe (Layer Church) 1 Great White Egret (Billets Farm) 7 Scaup (4 male) 4 Smew (All redheads) 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Goosander 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Cetti's Warbler (calling from Layer Breton causeway) 2 Pintail 1 Black Swan 1 Corn Bunting 1 Reed Bunting 3 Stock Dove 1 Peregrine Falcon [David Allen]

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Sunday 24 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 09:30,
6 Smew (Redheads only (LBC)) 1 Great White Egret ((LBC)) 7 Scaup (4m 3f asleep with tufted ducks (E of LDLHC)) 1 Barn Owl (Sitting on fence post as I arrived) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male (LBC)) [Tony Kennelly]

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Saturday 23 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 12:30, Bright
4 Smew (Layer Breton Causeway) 6 Goosander 6 Scaup (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 2 Black-necked Grebe (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 1 Great White Egret (Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only, Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Oystercatcher (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 1 Yellowhammer (Layer Breton Causeway) [Andrew Allen]

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Friday 22 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny
5 Smew 1 Great White Egret 1 Goosander 1 Pintail 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Scaup 3 Black-necked Grebe 2 Little Owl [Yvonne Watling]

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Thursday 21 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 14:00, mild and sunny
18 Egyptian Goose 30 Shelduck (28 near pumping station, 2 Layer Breton) 100 Shoveler (+) 130 Gadwall (circa) 2 Pintail 135 Pochard (+) 8 Scaup (2 males, 2 fw males, 4 fems/imms - all east of LdLH c/way) 2 Long-tailed Duck (east of LdLH c/way) 85 Goldeneye (+) 5 Smew (drake + 3 redheads LB c/way; drake Wig Bay) 32 Goosander 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female Abberton church) 50 Great Crested Grebe (+) 4 Black-necked Grebe (east of LdLH c/way & Hide Bay) 7 Curlew (Wig Bay) 200 Common Gull (circa) 1 Kingfisher (Layer Breton c/way) 16 Skylark (inc 10 males in song) 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing male LB c/way) 2 Chiffchaff (male in song Abberton church) 2 Song Thrush (singing males) 6 Yellowhammer (all buntings Abberton church) 14 Reed Bunting 45 Corn Bunting [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 17 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Sunny
8 Smew 5 Great White Egret 3 Snipe 1 Scaup 3 Black-necked Grebe 1 Long-tailed Duck 2 Goosander 1 Ring-necked Duck 5 Skylark 1 Pintail 15 Curlew 1 Redshank 7 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 09:20 to 13:30,
9 Smew (1 drake, 7 redheads west of Layer Breton Causeway. 1 drake Layer de la Haye Causeway, flew to Wigborough Bay.) 5 Snipe (4 Layer Breton Causeway, 1 Layer de la Haye Causeway) 1 Water Rail (Heard, Layer Breton Causeway) 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 heard at each causeway) 1 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 6 Scaup (including 2 ad drake and a 1st winter drake) 1 Ring-necked Duck (West of Layer de la Haye Causeway) [Simon Satchell]

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Thursday 14 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:30, Sunny and clear.
3 Great White Egret 5 Scaup (2 males) 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Black-necked Grebe 8 Egyptian Goose 2 Corn Bunting (Abberton Church) 4 Yellowhammer (Abberton Church) 5 Goosander 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Kestrel 2 Green Woodpecker 40 Shoveler 2 Skylark 1 Reed Bunting 1 Little Egret [David Allen]

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Wednesday 13 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:15,
1 Barn Owl 2 Long-tailed Duck 5 Black-necked Grebe 6 Scaup 3 Great White Egret [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 10:45,
60 Corn Bunting (On wires at Abberton Church) 4 Smew (Male and 3 redheads Layer Breton) [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir 10:20 to 16:45, Dry, sun & cloud, cool SW breeze, max 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
5 Scaup (3 male 2 female, LDH Causeway.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDH Causeway.) 20 Pintail (Circa.) 100 Teal (Plus.) 100 Shoveler (Plus.) 50 Gadwall (Plus.) 50 Mute Swan (Plus.) 100 Pochard (Plus.) 8 Goosander (5 male, 3 female. Hide Bay hide.) 1 Ruff (LDH.) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (LDH.) 9 Smew (1 Drake, 8 females. LBC.) 200 Wigeon (At least.) 100 Lapwing (Circa.) 2 Buzzard (All Raptors from New Bay hide.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Kestrel 1 Marsh Harrier (Male, hovered over a Teal that dived to escape, only to be taken when it surfaced. M Harrier stayed on the Teal, drowning it before lifting off with its kill.) 100 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 1 Great White Egret (LDH Causeway, distant.) 1 Little Egret 2 Shelduck (LBC.) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 6 Skylark (LDH Causeway.) [David Hale]

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Tuesday 12 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 11:45 to 13:30, sunny with breeze
4 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Black-necked Grebe 4 Goldeneye [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:15, Still and cool
6 Black-necked Grebe (E of LDLH c/way) 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Scaup [Sean Nixon]

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Monday 11 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:00, Still, cold and bright
1 Scaup (Drake E of Ldlh c/way) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of LdlH c/way) 2 Black-necked Grebe 1 Ring-necked Duck (W of LdlH c/way) [Sean Nixon]

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