Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 31 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:15, Dry, overcast, E breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from both Causeways & Billets Farm.
7 Goosander (3 drakes, 4 females.) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 1000 Teal (Circa.) 3 Scaup (2 drakes, 1 female plus 2 Tufted Scaup hybrids.) 500 Tufted Duck (At least.) 200 Shoveler (Plus.) 50 Pochard (Plus.) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake, W side of LDHC. Black & white, yellow eye, high crown, white band top of bill & at base before a dark tip.) 2 Smew (Females, W side of LBC.) 50 Common Gull (Plus, W side of LBC.) 1 Cattle Egret (Short stocky Egret, yellow crown & bill. With sheep behind Billets Farm Screen.) 2 White-fronted Goose (Flying low from W side of LBC, heading E towards LDHC. Not seen again.) 4 Barnacle Goose (LBC.) 100 Greylag Goose (Plus.) 100 Canada Goose (Plus.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (White pump station roof.) 5 Kestrel 5 Redshank (LDHC.) 100 Lapwing (Plus) 1 Great White Egret (Billets Screen. Very tall, yellow dagger bill. Big wingspan.) 5 Grey Heron 30 Collared Dove (Circa. On power wires W of Billets Farm. Most we have ever seen together.) 30 Meadow Pipit (Circa. Flock amongst sheep, Billets Farm.) 2 Stonechat (Pair. Billets Farm.) 8 Goldfinch (Billets Farm.) [David Hale]

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Monday 30 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Sunny
1 Grey Wagtail 2 Smew 1 Marsh Harrier 5 Great White Egret 4 Stonechat 1 Cattle Egret (In sheep field next to billets farm) 2 Hen Harrier (Below ldlh church ) 20 Goosander 30 Goldeneye 1 Scaup [Yvonne Watling]

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Saturday 28 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 12:30, Mild and grey
1 Cattle Egret (In sheep field adjacent to Billets Farm screen.) [David Curle]

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Thursday 26 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Vile. Pouring rain, low temperature. One idiot fisherman!
3 Great White Egret (Layer de la Haye causeway) [David Allen]

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Monday 23 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, Sunny and breezy
20 Goosander 2 Smew (Redheads, 1 LDLH, 1 Hide Bay) 10 Goldeneye 8 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) 2 Buzzard [Emma Robinson]

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Saturday 21 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 16:00, Clear. Turning to rain at 4.
11 Great White Egret (8 in Hide Bay, 3 on LdlH causeway) 3 Scaup (one male) 2 Smew (red-heads on LdlH causeway) 4 Bewick's Swan (mainly asleep in Wigborough Bay) 4210 Teal (yes 4210 all in a group in LdlH causeway) 1 Egyptian Goose 110 Greylag Goose (all in field next to Layer Breton causeway) [David Allen]

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Wednesday 18 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Smew (Female southeast of Layer Breton causeway at dusk) 10 Great White Egret (Feeding together in front of bay hide) 1 Peregrine Falcon (2cy Male ) 1 Merlin (Adult male flew in front of bay hide) 2 Sparrowhawk 6 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult males) 1 Scaup (Female) 2 Long-tailed Duck (East of Layer de la Haye cway) 23 Goosander 1 Cattle Egret (South of layer de la Haye church with sheep) 100 Fieldfare 4 Stonechat 7 Redwing 30 Skylark 4 Green Sandpiper 5 Redshank 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay although water levels now high so may not stay much longer) 3 Pintail 7 Shelduck 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Green Woodpecker 2000 Teal 10 Kestrel [Steve Grimwade]

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Monday 16 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 14:45,
2 Smew (pair Layer Breton causeway) 30 Skylark (circa - around reserve) 2 Long-tailed Duck (from Gwen's Hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (adult male) 1 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard (+) 100 Goldeneye (circa) 60 Fieldfare (+ Wild Wood/reserve) 10 Great White Egret (10 together in Hide Bay) 1 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay) 20 Goosander (+) 1 Ring-necked Duck (male E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 3 Scaup (2 males, 1 female E of LdlHc) 4 Bewick's Swan (adults in Wigborough Bay) 3 Pintail (Wig Bay) [Liz Huxley]

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Sunday 15 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 15:30, Cold, sunny and stiff SW wind
1 Ring-necked Duck 6 Scaup (incl 3 drakes.) 4 Great White Egret 42 Fieldfare 4 Bewick's Swan 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Smew 1 Grey Wagtail 16 Skylark 2 Stonechat [Sean Nixon]

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Saturday 14 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, Sunny, but cold SW wind
2 Long-tailed Duck 6 Scaup (incl 3 drakes E of LdlD c/w) 1 Ring-necked Duck (drake E of ldlH c/w) 21 Goosander 8 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

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