Date Site Details
Saturday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 16:00, highlights from a long day
4 Red-legged Partridge 25 Egyptian Goose 32 Pintail (billets/wig bay) Goldeneye (female, LBC) 3 Little Grebe 47 Black-tailed Godwit (wig bay) 20 Ruff Snipe (wig bay) 3 Common Sandpiper 4 Green Sandpiper 8 Grey Heron 10 Great White Egret (at-least) 15 Little Egret 4 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Red Kite (One over main reserve and one LBC (juv). Possible same individual) 3 Buzzard Kingfisher (LBC) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 3 Kestrel Hobby (hide bay) 4 Cetti's Warbler Stonechat (female on wire, billets) Wheatear (billets screen) 10 Yellow Wagtail 4 Meadow Pipit [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 20:00,
16 Ringed Plover 56 Black-tailed Godwit 28 Ruff Dunlin Pectoral Sandpiper (Juvenile off Abberton Church) 3 Green Sandpiper Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay) 14 Great White Egret (Roost count LB causeway) 2 Marsh Harrier Grey Wagtail 3 Meadow Pipit (Billets - first of autumn for me) 3 Greenshank [Daryl Rhymes]

Friday 10 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy, windy
10 Shoveler 6 Pied Wagtail 2 Grey Wagtail Starling Grey Heron 4 Great Crested Grebe [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:00, Mainly overcast, warm with a short heavy shower.23c
6 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide/Visitor Centre pond/Layer Breton Causway) 35 Little Egret (Most on the Layer De La Haye Causeway) 4 Great White Egret (At Least) 30 Wigeon (At Least (All Hides)) 30 Pintail (At Least (All Hides) and 1 Yellow Billed Pintail - Escaped from?) 2 Red-crested Pochard (♂♀ Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide) 10 Egyptian Goose (At least including 1 Albino) Buzzard (Island Hide) 2 Sparrowhawk (Layer Breton Causeway/Wood mouse Trail) Marsh Harrier (♀ Bay Hide Bay) 2 Hobby (Layer Breton Causeway) Peregrine Falcon (Bay Hide Bay) 17 Ringed Plover (Billets Farm) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide (Estimated)) Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton Causeway) 7 Greenshank (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide) 10 Ruff (Billets Farm/Island Hide) Mediterranean Gull (Bay Hide Bay (Juvenile - First winter) ) 2 Kingfisher (Layer Breton Causeway) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Reserve) 3 Swallow (Billets Farm) 3 Sand Martin (Island Hide) Wheatear ( ♀ Billets Farm) Reed Warbler (Visitor Centre pond) Blackcap ( ♂ Wood mouse Trail) 4 Whitethroat (Wood mouse Trail) Willow Warbler (Reserve) 2 Chiffchaff (Wood mouse Trail) Grey Wagtail (♂ Layer Breton Causeway) 6 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm) 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only) [Mick Woodruff]

Thursday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:00,
28 Ruff 16 Great White Egret 2 Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough bay) 35 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Little Ringed Plover (Juveniles) 8 Ringed Plover Goldeneye Turnstone 3 Greenshank 3 Green Sandpiper Marsh Harrier (Male) 6 Snipe 9 Mediterranean Gull (8 Lodge Lane 1 Abberton Church) Barnacle Goose 10 Little Grebe [Daryl Rhymes]

Monday 06 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, Warm, mostly clear, not much wind
10 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton causeway) 9 Stock Dove (Spread around) 100 Lapwing (Estimate) 4 Ruff (Billet's Farm viewpoint) Common Sandpiper (Layer de la Haye causeway, east side) Wood Sandpiper (Billet's Farm viewpoint, nearest shore) 36 Herring Gull (34 in tight group on water) 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 Common Tern (Estimate) Black Tern (Billet's Farm viewpoint) 7 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret 8 Little Egret 3 Buzzard (High, from Layer Breton causeway, to west) Kestrel (Hide Bay Hide) Hobby (Harassing one of the Buzzards) 6 Whitethroat (Reserve, including family party of at least 4) Yellow Wagtail (Billet's Farm viewpoint (three observed by others)) 4 Linnet (Billet's Farm viewpoint) Wheatear (Billet's Farm viewpoint) [Simon Banks]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 15:30, highlights
15 Wigeon 20 Pintail (at-least, Wig Bay) Little Grebe 10 Ruff Snipe Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 3 Black Tern (pair seen twice (presumably same pair) and a third alone.) 8 Great White Egret (at-least) Marsh Harrier (same bird (probably a juv) seen 3 times) Red Kite (juv, Hide Bay) 7 Buzzard 4 Kestrel Hobby (Billets) Skylark 3 Sand Martin Lesser Whitethroat 2 Wheatear (Billets) 10 Yellow Wagtail Meadow Pipit 17 Linnet Reed Bunting (female) 550 Cormorant 15 Little Egret 10 Grey Heron [Oliver Cottis]

Sunday 05 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:45, Selected highlights
Red-necked Grebe (Juvenile) 13 Red-crested Pochard 2 Wood Sandpiper 2 Little Stint 12 Great White Egret Black Tern (Juvenile) 15 Ruff 4 Wheatear 4 Sandwich Tern (Came in from east with BH Gulls and drifted back east) Spotted Redshank 4 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Curlew 3 Marsh Harrier (male and 2 juveniles) Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel Buzzard [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:10, clear, bright and warm
6 Lapwing (+) 5 Shoveler (+) 8 Mute Swan 2 Pied Wagtail 7 Little Egret 4 Goldfinch (+) Green Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail Great White Egret 4 Grey Heron Kingfisher (Female) Marsh Harrier Wheatear 3 Wigeon [Paul Everett]

Saturday 04 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, overcast odd spots of rain; Wigborough Bay only
Black Tern Spotted Redshank (calling) 6 Greenshank Ringed Plover (calling) 8 Ruff 14 Red-crested Pochard (at least) Red-necked Grebe (juvenile Wigborough bay viewing screen with diving duck & coot) 2 Raven (distant towards Peldon Church) Buzzard Kestrel Snipe 4 Great White Egret [Sean Gregory]

Friday 03 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Highlights
10 Egyptian Goose 11 Wigeon 25 Pintail 8 Red-crested Pochard (Wig Bay) 12 Ruff (2 Hide Bay, 10 Billets) Dunlin 2 Little Stint (Billets screen) 2 Snipe Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper (Billets screen) Common Gull 500 Cormorant (At-least. Mostly Hide Bay) 10 Grey Heron 10 Great White Egret 20 Little Egret Marsh Harrier (Billets screen) 2 Buzzard 3 Kestrel Peregrine Falcon (low over LDLH Causeway) Cetti's Warbler (heard near Layer Church) Reed Warbler 2 Whinchat (seen by someone else, Billets) 4 Wheatear (Billets) 10 Yellow Wagtail 15 Linnet [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 16:30, Sunny clear
Garganey (Billets Farm) 2 Ruff Little Stint (Probable but disappeared out of view ) Wood Sandpiper 4 Great White Egret [Andrew Goodey]

Thursday 02 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 14:00, WeBS count
4 Wood Sandpiper 19 Ruff 7 Dunlin 2 Little Stint 4 Little Ringed Plover 17 Ringed Plover Garganey 2 Black Tern Greenshank 8 Green Sandpiper 6 Common Sandpiper 14 Great White Egret 2 Whinchat 2 Wheatear 40 Corn Bunting 3 Swift Peregrine Falcon (Adult) 25 Yellow Wagtail 2 Sanderling (Juvs on dam) [Daryl Rhymes]

Wednesday 01 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 15:00,
3 Garganey 13 Great White Egret 5 Dunlin 6 Ringed Plover 2 Little Ringed Plover Little Stint 3 Wood Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 3 Common Sandpiper Snipe 4 Little Gull (Adult and 3 juveniles Peldon bay) 5 Black Tern (Juvs) 13 Ruff 2 Mediterranean Gull (Juvs) 2 Whinchat Wheatear 3 Marsh Harrier Hobby 5 Red-crested Pochard (2 drakes) 4 Greenshank 4 Whitethroat Lesser Whitethroat Barnacle Goose [Daryl Rhymes]

Tuesday 31 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 15:05 to 15:25,
3 Great White Egret 2 Hobby (Being chased by Common Terns) [Steve Grimwade]