Date Details Sitename
Monday 26 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 19:15, Hot!
3 Great White Egret 16 Little Egret 2 Black Swan 7 Spotted Redshank 1 Ruff 2 Black-tailed Godwit 27 Egyptian Goose 1 Yellow Wagtail 11 Pied Wagtail 1 Buzzard (Juvenile sat next to Egyptian geese on edge of reservoir) 12 Linnet 30 Lapwing 12 Teal [David Allen]

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Saturday 24 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 11:45,
1 Wood Sandpiper (LB causeway) 1 Great White Egret (LB causeway.Large White Egret with yellow bill.) 1 Common Tern (LB causeway) 1 Spotted Redshank (Wig Bay) 1 Ruff (Wig Bay) 26 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) [Barbara Leport]

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Friday 23 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 15:30, Sunny,Clear Blue Sky, Light South Westerly Wind 25c
50 Little Egret (At least) 2 Great White Egret (Bay Hide) 40 Teal (At least) 1 Garganey (Male - Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 3 Wigeon (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 8 Red-crested Pochard (LB Causeway 7 males+1 female) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LDLH Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Gwen's Hide) 3 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (Abberton Church Viewpoint, Visitor Centre Car Park) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female- Billets Farm) 1 Hobby (Abberton Church Viewpoint) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 48 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 3 Greenshank (Bay Hide) 1 Ruff (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Kingfisher (LB Causeway) 2 Green Woodpecker (Old Road) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LDLH Causeway) 1 Skylark (Billets Farm) 1 Treecreeper (Old Road) 1 Willow Warbler (Billets Farm) 3 Chiffchaff (Old Road) 7 Blackcap (Old Road) 45 Yellow Wagtail (20 at Billets Farm,69 Species seen today at Abberton Reservoir) [Mick Woodruff]

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Monday 19 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00,
1 Ruddy Shelduck 5 Red-crested Pochard 1 Goldeneye (Female (possibly an oversummering individual)) 2 Great White Egret 30 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Ruff 95 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 7 Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay with Godwits) 1 Greenshank (Heard) 1 Wheatear (Billets Farm viewpoint) [John Thorogood]

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Sunday 18 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:50 to 16:00,
1 Osprey (Found by yvonne flying poss tollesbury way) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Close in LDLH east side) [Stephen Entwistle]

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Saturday 17 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:35 to 16:15, sunny, clouding over; breezy
2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay Hide) 2 Red-crested Pochard (male + female, Wigborough bay) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Ring-necked Duck (male eclipse LdLH c'way SE corner) 5 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Hobby 2 Little Ringed Plover 5 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay Hide) 5 Common Sandpiper (at least) 1 Redshank 2 Greenshank (Gwen's Hide) 1 Whimbrel (Wigborough Bay) 2 Mediterranean Gull (juveniles Gwen's Hide) 2 Swift 1 Wheatear (Wigborough Bay) 5 Yellow Wagtail (at least) [Mark Gregory]

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Friday 16 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 12:15, Clouding over, breeze picking up, starting to rain at end of visit
8 Little Egret (Hide Bay) 2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) 3 Cattle Egret (Adult in breeding plumage, 2 juveniles all in tree south west of LDLHC) 1 Egyptian Goose (In flight in Hide Bay) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC with coot and tufted duck) 2 Ringed Plover (One on north side of Hide Bay, one in Wigborough Bay) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (At least, in Wigborough Bay) 1 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 4 Green Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Distant, on bund to left of viewing screen in Wigborough Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay) 1 Common Gull (Wigborough Bay) 1 Swift (Many over reservoir with swallows and sand martins) 4 Stock Dove (North side of Hide Bay) [Paul Hargreaves]

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Tuesday 13 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:50 to 16:50, Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Wheatear (Juveniles, Billets Farm.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Billets Farm.) 10 Swallow (Circa. Pair with 2 juveniles Billets Farm.) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide, far bank.) 4 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Sandpiper 2 Yellow Wagtail (LBC.) 2 Great White Egret (1 Hide Bay hide, 1 Wig Bay screen.) 8 Grey Heron 16 Little Egret 50 Sand Martin (Circa, Billets Farm.) 1 Ruff (Gwens hide.) 12 Egyptian Goose 3 Greenshank 2 Red-crested Pochard (Pair, Wig Bay screen.) 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay screen.) 2 Buzzard (2 Brown Hare.) 3 Kestrel (1 juvenile Gannet, fly over on route at Maldon.) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LDHC.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 12 Stock Dove (At least.) [David Hale]

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Sunday 11 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny and breezy
1 Great White Egret 2 Red-crested Pochard 2 Ruddy Shelduck 5 Green Sandpiper 7 Common Sandpiper 1 Wood Sandpiper 2 Redshank 2 Turnstone 2 Ruff 1 Little Ringed Plover 4 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Snipe 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Cattle Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 30 Egyptian Goose [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 13:40 to 16:30, Warm but very windy
8 Egyptian Goose (7 LBC, 1 Island Hide ) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (On bank E of LDLH) 1 Shelduck (Juvenile at Wig Bay) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Females E of LBC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (With Tufted Ducks close in at SE end of LDLH) 2 Great White Egret (One either side of LBC) 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) 2 Redshank 6 Common Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper (2 LBC, 1 distant from Island Hide) 30 Stock Dove (+) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 20 Yellow Wagtail (+) 1 Whitethroat (Scrub near VC) [Ben Mapp]

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Friday 09 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:30, Windy, variable with some sun.
1 Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets) 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church) 4 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young) 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard) 2 Kestrel 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm) 16 Little Egret [David Allen]

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