Date Details Sitename
Saturday 07 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Sunny and windy
2 Black Tern 5 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 10 Ruff 15 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Wheatear 2 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 10 Egyptian Goose 2 Marsh Harrier [Yvonne Watling]

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Friday 06 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:00, Cloudy, stiff breeze and rain later
1 Wheatear 1 Redstart (Seen briefly in flight, hedgeline behind Gwen Hide) 1 Greenshank (Hide bay) 1 Green Sandpiper (Hide bay) 1 Common Sandpiper (SW corner LDHC) 3 Great White Egret (SE corner LBC, viewed from LDHC) 61 Egyptian Goose (Wig Bay) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Billets) 8 Ruff (Wig Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female over Wig Bay) [Matt Turner]

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Thursday 05 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 10:35 to 15:30, mainly sunny;NW winds easing during the day
110 Great Crested Grebe (at least - one mobile flock from island hide) 5 Great White Egret (2 LBC, 2 LdLHC, 1 Wigborough bay) 60 Wigeon (at least) 5 Buzzard 1 Peregrine Falcon (juvenile male) 3 Greenshank 14 Ruff (Wigborough bay) 10 Mediterranean Gull (Wigborough bay - roosting on dry mud (8 adults 2 first winters)) 2 Wheatear (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Whinchat (Billets Farm screen) 1 Goldeneye (female close in east side of LBC) 7 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm) [Mark Gregory]

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Wednesday 04 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 12:00, overcast after rain then sunny periods; brisk westerly wind
64 Egyptian Goose (mostly Wig Bay) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 50 Gadwall (+) 8 Pintail (LB c/way) 470 Pochard (+ incomplete count) 26 Little Egret 5 Great White Egret (east of LB c/way) 4 Little Grebe (+: family of 3 LB; 1 calling LDLH) 300 Great Crested Grebe (+: mostly Wig Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (adult female) 80 Lapwing (circa.) 1 Dunlin (Wig Bay) 1 Ruff 1 Common Sandpiper (LDLH) 2 Green Sandpiper (LB) 2 Greenshank 3 Common Tern 2 Black Tern (in front of pumping station) 3 Kestrel (juvs) 10 Sand Martin (+) 100 Swallow (circa. 60 moved straight through.) 20 House Martin (+) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing LB) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 40 Yellow Wagtail (circa. 37 Billet's/LDLH; 3 LB.) 50 Pied Wagtail (circa.) 1 White Wagtail (sp male - Billets) 40 Goldfinch (+) 25 Linnet (circa.) 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair in Wig Bay) [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 03 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 15:30, mainly sunny. Brief stop Layer Breton Causeway
2 Great White Egret (NW side in pool) [Mark Gregory]

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Monday 02 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 15:30, Sunny
2 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 10 Ruff 3 Dunlin 20 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Greenshank 10 Yellow Wagtail 2 Black Swan 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Kestrel 1 Little Grebe 12 Swallow [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Pleasant.
8 Red-crested Pochard (LB causeway) 1 Little Ringed Plover (LB causeway) 2 Great White Egret 5 Ruff (Billets Farm) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 21 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Whitethroat 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 3 Greenshank 1 Skylark 1 Chiffchaff 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Common Tern 11 Yellow Wagtail 12 Linnet 30 Swallow 1 Little Grebe 1 Goldcrest [David Allen]

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Sunday 01 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 19:15 to 20:00, Cooling down. Sunny, slight wind.
5 Great White Egret (4 roosting in tree with little egrets on LdlH causeway. One feeding in front of it) 35 Little Egret (roosting in same tree) 900 Cormorant (all roosting in trees opposite the egrets) 3 Wigeon (all female) 1 Greenshank 8 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Egyptian Goose [David Allen]

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Saturday 31 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 15:00, Dry, sun & cloud, SW breeze, max 28c. Sightings with Brenda from both causeways, farm & Wig Bay.
3 Great White Egret (Possibly 4.) 24 Little Egret 3 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Sandpiper 3 Greenshank (LBC & LDHC.) 57 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.) 4 Ruff 300 Pochard (At least.) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LDHC.) 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDHC.) 1 Wheatear (Juvenile, Billets Farm.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male, LBC.) 3 Buzzard 1 Hobby (High over LBC, having a tussle with a Kestrel.) 2 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Common Tern (LDHC.) 200 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, raft in Wig Bay.) 500 Coot (Plus. An under estimate for sure.) 4 Shoveler (Females.) 25 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 7 Grey Heron 10 Swallow 12 Linnet 30 Goldfinch (At least) [David Hale]

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Wednesday 28 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:30, Drizzly. Warm. Not unpleasant.
3 Great White Egret (two in hide bay by the sluice, one as usual in front of Billets Farm hide) 4 Avocet (Billets Farm) 32 Black-tailed Godwit 28 Egyptian Goose (everywhere!) 1 Yellow Wagtail 11 Linnet 2 Black Swan 2 Common Tern 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull [David Allen]

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Tuesday 27 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:30, Hot.
1 Great White Egret (Billets Farm) 2 Peregrine Falcon (at least one juvenile. Sat for a long period on the ground in front of hide) 20 Egyptian Goose (at least...) 16 Yellow Wagtail 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LdlH causeway) [David Allen]

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