Date Details Sitename
Monday 22 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:00, Bright, warm.
1 Ortolan Bunting (From Billets Farm) [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:45, Sunny with light breeze
1 Ortolan Bunting [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Sunny and pleasant.
1 Ortolan Bunting (Billets Farm) 5 Black Tern 30 Yellow Wagtail (at least) [David Allen]

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Friday 19 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 17:15, Dry, warm, sunny, 20c. S breeze. Sightings with Brenda.
8 Nightingale (Circa. VC entrance old road, alive with song & showing birds.) 4 Blackcap (2 pair. Probably more. Old road.) 6 Chiffchaff (Circa. Heard only. Old road.) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm.) 20 Skylark (Circa.) 15 Common Tern (At least.) 2 Swallow (Billets Farm.) 4 Goldeneye (I drake, 3 female. LBC.) 2 Scaup (Pair, LDH.) 20 Little Egret (Circa, LBC.) 9 Grey Heron 4 Mallard (Females with broods of 1,4,7 & 10. ) 1 Common Sandpiper (Billets Farm screen. ) 3 Greenshank (2 LDH, 1 Wig Bay screen.) 2 Egyptian Goose 3 Buzzard (LBC.) 2 Wigeon (Pair.) 1 Ring-necked Duck [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 08:15 to 10:00, sunny and warm light breeze
1 Willow Warbler (singing East of LDLH causeway) 3 Scaup (2 males and 1 female East of LDLH causeway) 1 Cuckoo (flew over billets screen) 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults high over billets screen) 2 Corn Bunting (males singing billets) 1 Whitethroat (snatch of song near billets) 1 Green Sandpiper (LDLH causeway edge) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir
Thursday 18 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 16:45 to 18:00, Sunny, slight easterly breeze
1 Black Tern (Seen between causeways then overhead at LDH heading east) 20 Yellow Wagtail (+ Billets Farm) 2 Scaup (Pair close west of LDH) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Pair in front of Gwens hide) 1 Greenshank (Heard calling near Billets, not seen) 1 Green Sandpiper (Flight calling LDH, not seen) 20 Common Tern (+) 3 Swallow [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:45, Warmand sunny with breeze
1 Black Tern 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Scaup 43 Yellow Wagtail 1 Greenshank 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Marsh Harrier [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 17 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 15:00, sunny with light breeze
3 Nightingale 2 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 10:30, Glorious sunrise but misty and slightly overcast slight SE breeze.
5 Nightingale (4 singing along old road near vis centre 2 seen and 1 in thicket N end of L.B Causeway) 6 Blackcap (5 singing males and 2 females seen) 6 Chiffchaff (Singing males ) 4 Wren (+ singing 2 seen) 5 Common Tern (both causeways) 1 Great White Egret (From L.D.L.H. Causeway) 1 Ring-necked Duck (With Tufted duck west side L.B. Causeway) [Paul Fletcher]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 19:00, Misty, cooler and light breeze
2 Garganey (Pair from Billets screen) 2 Little Gull (ads. Wigborough Bay) 4 Whimbrel 1 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Wheatear (Billets) 50 Yellow Wagtail (Minimum, Billets) 8 Common Tern 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 4 Corn Bunting [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:45 to 15:00, Sunny and no wind.
1 Garganey 1 Great White Egret 3 Nightingale 10 Blackcap 3 Chiffchaff 17 Yellow Wagtail 3 Egyptian Goose 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Greenshank 1 Buzzard 23 Little Egret 1 Reed Bunting [David Allen]

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Tuesday 16 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:45 to 11:15, overcast at first then sunny.
5 Goldeneye 2 Goosander (pair below Abberton church) 24 Little Egret (including 20 at heronry) 1 Sparrowhawk (male LB) 2 Oystercatcher (pair LDLH) 1 Lapwing (flew over LB) 1 Common Sandpiper (LB) 1 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay) 1 Snipe (Billets) 3 Kestrel (territories) 20 Skylark (circa - territorial males) 2 Cetti's Warbler (LB) 13 Chiffchaff (males) 4 Willow Warbler (males) 15 Blackcap (males) 2 Nightingale (males singing and establishing territories - permissive path near VC) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm) 1 White Wagtail (LDLH) 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm) 3 Corn Bunting (singing males -LB(1); BF(2)) 15 Common Tern [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:45, warm(!) and sunny
1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake NW of LB c/way) 1 Great White Egret (NW of LdlH c/way) 1 Willow Warbler (N of LB c/way) 1 Cuckoo (At W end) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Cold
1 Scaup 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Great White Egret 1 Whimbrel 1 Red Kite 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Willow Warbler 1 Nightingale 1 Cuckoo 10 Common Tern 1 Blackcap 1 Skylark [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 19:30, Overcaste and warm.
1 Ring-necked Duck 8 Yellow Wagtail 2 Swallow 1 Whitethroat (Old road) 7 Blackcap 1 Nightingale (Old road) 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Green Sandpiper [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 17:45, Cloudy then sunnier later; light E wind.
1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake NW of Layer Breton causeway, asleep most of the time at 12.30p.m.; still there at 5.30p.m. when diving then bathing and preening. Ringed on right leg.) 1 Cuckoo (heard cuckooing W of Layer Breton causeway) 43 Yellow Wagtail (at grass field behind Billets Farm buildings. 10 here at 2p.m. then 43 at 5p.m.) 1 White Wagtail (SE of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway at 3p.m.) 1 Corn Bunting (seen from Billets Farm observation screen, 2.10p.m.) 2 Little Ringed Plover (pair, Layer-de-la-Haye causeway) 3 Scaup (Pair + another drake nearby W of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway, 3.15p.m.) 20 Goldeneye (seen from Gwen's Hide) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 15 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 07:45, Layer Breton causeway
2 Great White Egret (In sluice with 2 little egret & 1 grey heron!) 4 Common Tern 40 Mute Swan 10 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair carrying out mating display) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 08:15, Layer de last haye causeway
2 Scaup (Males) 1 Goldeneye 1 Common Gull 40 Common Tern 1 Merlin (Over from billets farm & the LdlH causeway chasing a bird, then immediately north.) 1 Sand Martin [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, Cold and breezy, but sunny
26 Yellow Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 2 Corn Bunting 5 Common Tern [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 14 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, Cold,Windy and hail showers
2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH) 6 Common Tern (LDLH) 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH) 6 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm) 1 Green Sandpiper (LB) 1 Great White Egret (LB) 20 Swallow (LB) 20 Sand Martin (LDLH) 2 Corn Bunting (LB) 3 Willow Warbler (Singing Layer Breton causeway) 1 White Wagtail (LDLH) [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 13 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 11:30, Sleet/hail/rain and sunshine. Cold.
2 Little Gull (Ads. E of ldlH c/way) 1 Little Ringed Plover 7 Yellow Wagtail 5 House Martin 23 Swallow 1 Sand Martin 2 Redshank 6 Common Tern 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing at West End) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:30, Sunshine and showers, cold (6 degrees)
1 Scaup (Drake W of ldlH c/way) 7 Common Tern 18 Yellow Wagtail 2 White Wagtail (LB c/way) 9 Pied Wagtail 29 Swallow 3 House Martin 5 Little Ringed Plover [Sean Nixon]

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Friday 12 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 12:15 to 13:05, Bright with cold NE breeze
1 Willow Warbler (In bushes between Island hide and Bay hide) [Peter Heath]

Abberton Reservoir 16:15 to 17:00, Cloudy; NE wind.
1 Little Gull (Adult hawking for insects over Hide Bay among Black-headed gulls, 4.20p.m.) 6 Scaup (3 pairs together NE of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway (with 2 Long-tailed ducks nearby), 4.45p.m.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Still present NE of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway near group of 6 Scaup, 4.45p.m.) 2 House Martin (at least 2 with Swallows and Sand martins W of Layer Breton causeway, 5p.m.) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 18:30, Cold (9 degrees) and cloudy, NE wind
3 Little Gull (2 ads and 1 First summer, W of LdlH c/way) 3 Little Ringed Plover 25 Great Crested Grebe 1 Yellow Wagtail 26 Swallow 22 Sand Martin 8 Common Tern [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 10 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 11:45, Sunny but windy. From Gwen's hide
2 Long-tailed Duck 1 White Wagtail 1 Common Tern [Alan Shearring]

Abberton Reservoir