Date Details Sitename
Friday 06 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 10:50 to 13:50, Dry, sun & cloud, brisk NE breeze, 10c. Water levels very high. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Great White Egret (LBC.) 2 Whooper Swan (LBC, resting on the water. Behind islands West.) 15 Goosander (Circa, widespread.) 1 Smew (Female, LDHC.) 20 Goldeneye (At least.) 1 Black Swan (Billets Farm screen.) 4 Pintail (2 pair. LDHC East side.) 300 Wigeon (Circa, LDHC East side.) 2 Scaup (Females, LDHC East side.) 13 Buzzard (Widespread.) 2 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk (Female carrying prey, LBC.) 1 Chiffchaff (Heard only, LBC sluice.) 2 Oystercatcher (LBC, West side islands.) [David Hale]

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Thursday 05 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 17:00, Rain and poor visibility
2 Smew (Redheads off LBC, record shot taken through fence from car!) 7 Goosander (In flight near pumping station) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Hide Bay though v distant) 1 Great White Egret (Feeding edge of Hide Bay) [Matt Turner]

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Tuesday 03 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30,
2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway 3rd seen by Glen) 1 Goosander (LDLH male) 1 Whooper Swan (LBC 2nd seen in field) 2 Smew (Redheads) 1 Great White Egret (LBC) 10 Goldeneye (Still quite a few scattered around reseve) 4 Buzzard (LBC) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling LBC) [Barbara Leport]

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Sunday 01 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny and windy
2 Smew 3 Great White Egret 2 Whooper Swan 3 Stonechat 2 Long-tailed Duck 10 Egyptian Goose 3 Goosander 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Barn Owl 20 Corn Bunting 2 Yellowhammer 20 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny and windy
1 Black-necked Grebe (Hide bay) [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 13:30,
1 Great White Egret 2 Smew 2 Whooper Swan 2 Oystercatcher 1 Black-necked Grebe 3 Long-tailed Duck 6 Goosander [Simon Satchell]

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Saturday 22 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 15:30, Overcast - Wind South Westerly- Strong
2 Great White Egret (LB Causeway) 4 Pintail (LB Causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH Causeway) 5 Goosander (At least) 1 Smew (female - LB Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Billets Farm) 2 Whooper Swan (LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (female - Bay Hide Bay) 3 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 1 Song Thrush (Singing male between the two entrance gates) 1 Stonechat (Male - Gwen's Hide..... 56 Species on a tough days birdwatching) [Mick Woodruff]

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Friday 21 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Windy
3 Great White Egret (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Whooper Swan (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Smew (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Ldlh causeway ) 2 Scaup 5 Goosander 10 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

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Wednesday 19 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, bright & sunny - cloud & rain later
60 Mute Swan 2 Whooper Swan (west of Layer Breton c/way) 6 Pintail (east LdlH c/way) 1 Scaup (east LdlH) 2 Long-tailed Duck (east LdlH) 120 Goldeneye (excluding Hide Bay (not counted)) 3 Smew (LdlH & Peldon Bay (1)) 6 Goosander 1 Ferruginous Duck (west LdlH) 1 Grey Partridge (below Abberton church - my first for this site) 1 Mistle Thrush (LdlH church) 2 Stonechat (pair Billets) 70 Linnet (Ab church) 6 Corn Bunting (flushed below Ab church) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 17 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 13:00,
2 Whooper Swan (East of LBC, then joined the 50 mute swans on the field to the south.) 1 Ferruginous Duck (West of LBC but hiding amongst the trees with the Aythya flock.) 3 Long-tailed Duck (East of LdlHC) 1 Scaup (East of LdlHC) 1 Black Swan (East of LdlHC) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard (Flew over from the fields to the North) 2 Great White Egret 2 Kestrel 1 Stonechat (Female near the island hide) 1 Slavonian Grebe (In hide bay) 2 Oystercatcher (By gwen's hide) [Tony Kennelly]

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Sunday 16 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:45, Heavy rain, clearing
3 Long-tailed Duck (indulging in some calling) 2 Scaup 2 Smew 2 Whooper Swan 2 Great White Egret 5 Goosander 15 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 17:00, End of storm Dennis interspersed with occasional glimpses of the sun
2 Smew (2 Redhead off LBC) 2 Whooper Swan (In field SW of LBC) 3 Great White Egret (Roosting between causeways) 2 Scaup (Pair with Aythya flock east of LDHC) 3 Long-tailed Duck (In same Aythya flock) 1 Merlin (Stunningly marked male on distant post at Wig Bay, flew south) 1 Goosander (Female east of LDHC) [Matt Turner]

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Saturday 15 Feb

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00, Very windy
2 Smew (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Whooper Swan (Layer breton causeway ) 3 Great White Egret (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Ferruginous Duck (Viewed from Layer breton causeway on the south side between causeway briefly ) 5 Goosander 2 Pintail 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Redshank [Yvonne Watling]

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