Date Details Sitename
Thursday 08 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 15:45 to 17:15, sunny and warm strong wind
14 Yellow Wagtail (minimum, + birds calling all around.Billets farm screen) 2 Common Sandpiper (billets farm screen) 4 Garganey (eclipsed birds, 1 male +3 fem/juv wigborough bay hide) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (wig' bay hide) 1 Greenshank (wig' bay hide) 2 Little Ringed Plover (wig' bay hide) 7 Cattle Egret (1 full breeding plumage, 2 adults, 1 non breeding and 3 juveniles LDLH causway) 1 Green Sandpiper (LDLH causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 10:30,
1 Ring-necked Duck (Adult drake in eclipse plumage east of Layer de la haye cway) 6 Cattle Egret (2 adults in breeding plumage, 1 non-breeding plumaged adult and 3 juveniles) 1 Great White Egret 3 Greenshank 11 Common Sandpiper 12 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Green Sandpiper 1 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Marsh Harrier (adult male and adult female) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Black Swan 2 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 350 Sand Martin 16 Swift 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard 60 Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Light winds, hot, sunny & clear
6 Cattle Egret (3 adults and 3 juveniles west of de la Haye causeway) 21 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret (Feeding together by inlet near pumping station (north end)) 578 Pochard (Total count between causeways and west of Layer Breton) 4 Yellow Wagtail 2 Ruddy Shelduck (Both moulting adults present but separate!) 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Kingfisher [Lee G R Evans]

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]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 06 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:00, Sunny and windy
4 Cattle Egret (Ldlh causeway ) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 3 Green Sandpiper 5 Common Sandpiper 1 Great White Egret 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay) 2 Little Ringed Plover [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 05 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:30, Sunny and pleasant.
4 Cattle Egret (2 adults and 2 juvenile LdlH causeway in roost tree with 7 little egrets) 1 Ruddy Shelduck [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 04 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 14:00, week sun cool breeze,
2 Cattle Egret (one non breeding breeding, completely white, one breeding adult, LB causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 03 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 12:30, Sunny Intervals 21deg slight breeze
1 Ruddy Shelduck (On West side of LDLH) 2 Cattle Egret (On North East of LB, in trees) 1 Arctic Tern (Close in to East side of LB Causeway ) 20 Egyptian Goose (Approx from LB causeway ) 5 Common Sandpiper (From Layer Breton) 1 Whitethroat (From LB) [Stephen Dutton]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 20:00, Sunny and pleasant.
1 Cattle Egret 2 Great White Egret (by sluice viewed from Layer Church. Also a possible wood sandpiper there) 18 Little Egret 1 Kittiwake (Billets Farm, a first for me for Abberton) 28 Egyptian Goose 2 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Common Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper 1310 Coot 760 Cormorant 210 Mute Swan 1 Whitethroat 36 Lapwing 30 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Dunlin 1 Greenshank 1 Buzzard 1 Black Tern (juvenile viewed distantly from LDLH causeway resting near Abberton Church) [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 02 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Sunny
4 Cattle Egret (Layer breton causeway ) 20 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Kingfisher (One seemed to be carrying food ) 6 Common Sandpiper 2 Greenshank 1 Yellowhammer 1 Snipe 10 Black-tailed Godwit 200 Cormorant 100 Mute Swan 500 Coot 30 Great Crested Grebe [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 15:00, Overcast with sunny spells 23c
16 Little Egret 1 Cattle Egret (LBC) 1 Great White Egret (Bay Hide Bay) 2 Ruddy Shelduck (LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female- Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide) 1 Oystercatcher (Island Bay Hide) 11 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide) 1 Green Sandpiper (Bay Hide Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway) 1 Kingfisher (LB Causeway) 2 Green Woodpecker (Reserve) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LB Causeway) 1 Treecreeper (Old Road) 7 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm ) 1 Garden Warbler (Old Road) [Mick Woodruff]

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Monday 29 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 17:00, Sunny and windy
20 Black-tailed Godwit 7 Common Sandpiper 2 Greenshank 2 Great White Egret 50 Common Tern 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Kestrel [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 18:30, Dry, warm, sun & cloud. Light breeze, 26c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Great White Egret (Together, from Hide Bay hide. With 6 Little Egret. Much larger than L Egret , large yellow dagger of a bill.) 15 Little Egret 7 Grey Heron 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Hide Bay hide.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Hide Bay hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) 20 Common Tern (Circa.) 2 Black Swan 10 Swallow 6 Swift 100 Mute Swan (At least.) 24 Egyptian Goose (Two 6 Spot Burnet, Many Gatekeeper, 1 Peacock.) 1 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Lapwing 3 Common Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper 1 Little Ringed Plover (Hide Bay hide.) 100 Canada Goose (Plus) 2 Oystercatcher (Hide Bay hide.) 2 Ruddy Shelduck (LBC. Both birds identical.) 100 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 50 Gadwall (Plus.) 50 Pochard (Plus) [David Hale]

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Friday 26 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Sunny
5 Common Sandpiper (Abberton Church ) 2 Greenshank (Abberton church ) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay) 2 Dunlin 1 Great White Egret 2 Ruddy Shelduck [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 21 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 11:00, cloudy at first then sunny intervals, little wind.
150 Mute Swan (also pair Black Swan Hide Bay) 23 Egyptian Goose 50 Gadwall (+, including at least 4 broods juvs) 360 Pochard (+) 12 Little Egret 1 Great White Egret (Wig Bay) 1 Buzzard (young calling LB) 1000 Coot (circa) 3 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs Wig Bay) 21 Lapwing (Hide Bay (min 10 juvs)) 124 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper (Wig Bay) 2 Greenshank (Wig Bay) 30 Common Tern (+) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Hide Bay) 1 Common Gull (my first return) 2 Willow Warbler (singing near VC) 15 Whitethroat (+ juvs) 12 Yellow Wagtail (juvs. Also noted Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly VC.) [Martin Peers]

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Saturday 20 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny and breezy
50 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Little Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Ruddy Shelduck 100 Common Tern 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Corn Bunting 7 Yellow Wagtail [Yvonne Watling]

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