Date Site Details
Sunday 29 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00,
2 Ruff (Billets farm) 2 Green Sandpiper 3 Great White Egret Whinchat 2 Wheatear [Andrew Goodey]

Saturday 28 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 17:00, Cloudy and mild
2 Greenshank 10 Little Egret 4 Ruff 20 Pintail 20 Wigeon 2 Marsh Harrier Whinchat 25 Yellow Wagtail 2 Wheatear 3 Dunlin Little Ringed Plover Little Grebe Snipe 3 Little Stint 4 Great White Egret 100 Cormorant 5 Common Tern 3 Common Sandpiper [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 08:15,
2 Garganey 2 Wood Sandpiper 2 Hobby Buzzard Marsh Harrier Red-crested Pochard Little Ringed Plover Wheatear 2 Great White Egret [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:30,
Wood Sandpiper 3 Little Stint 5 Great White Egret Little Ringed Plover Snipe Wheatear [Steve Grimwade]

Friday 27 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 16:00, Dry, warm, sun & cloud. Light N breeze, 26c. Sightings with Brenda.
Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile. Chasing Lapwings without success, Hide Bay.) 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 2 Marsh Harrier (Billets Farm Screen. One juvenile.) Green Sandpiper (W side LDHC. ) 4 Great White Egret (Hide Bay, Wig Bay & LDHC.) 8 Little Egret 14 Grey Heron (One caught a Jack Pike in front of Billets Screen, a 12 inch fish at least. ) Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm Screen.) 2 Wood Sandpiper (Together, Billets Farm Screen.) 5 Ruff (Hide Bay & B F Screen.) 30 Lapwing (Circa. ) 15 Swallow (Plus. Billets Farm.) 10 Sand Martin (Circa, with the Swallow.) 2 Wheatear (B F Screen.) 10 Yellow Wagtail (At least, B F Screen. ) Whitethroat (B F Screen. ) 4 Whinchat (B F Screen. Good sightings for 30 minutes.) Reed Bunting (Male B Farm.) Skylark (LDHC.) 50 Goldfinch (Circa. B Farm.) 30 Linnet (Circa.) 12 Egyptian Goose 50 Pochard (Plus.) 20 Common Tern (Circa.) [David Hale]

Thursday 26 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 15:00,
6 Wigeon 2 Pintail 4 Red-crested Pochard (Wig Bay. Probably more out of view) 50 Lapwing Little Ringed Plover (Hide Bay) 7 Ruff (5 Wig Bay, 2 Hide Bay) Snipe (Billets screen) 3 Green Sandpiper (2 LDLH Causeway, 1 Hide Bay) Wood Sandpiper (distant Wig Bay) 6 Grey Heron 10 Great White Egret 20 Little Egret Marsh Harrier Kingfisher (LDLH Causeway) 2 Kestrel 20 Sand Martin 10 Yellow Wagtail 2 Linnet 2 Buzzard 2 Egyptian Goose [Oliver Cottis]

Wednesday 25 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 16:00,
15 Great White Egret 13 Ruff (4 ads 9 juvs) Black-tailed Godwit 6 Red-crested Pochard 3 Spoonbill 75 Pintail (Most in Wig bay) 3 Black Tern (All juvs) Barnacle Goose 3 Raven (Layer church area) Whinchat Wheatear 2 Green Sandpiper 7 Common Sandpiper 3 Greenshank Grey Wagtail [Daryl Rhymes]

Tuesday 24 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:25, Sunny
2 Pied Wagtail 3 Great White Egret (1 LBC, One Billet screen and 1 with little Egrets in tree LDHC) Kingfisher (LBC ) 9 Lapwing (8 LBC, 1 LDHC) 5 Egyptian Goose (LBC including one Leucistic) 33 Little Egret 10 Pochard (+ LBC) 10 Shoveler (+ LBC) Buzzard (Over LBC Egret roost) Gadwall (male LBC) Common Tern Common Sandpiper (LBC) [Paul Everett]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, 26c. Cooling breeze. Sightings with Brenda.
10 Swallow (Circa. Most around Billets Farm area.) 8 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm & LDH Causeway.) 15 Linnet (Flock, Billets Farm.) 20 Goldfinch (Plus. Many juveniles.) 3 Common Sandpiper (LDHC.) 30 Lapwing (Circa. Billets Screen.) 2 Little Grebe (Billets Screen.) 30 Pintail (Circa. Wig Bay.) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Females. Wig Bay.) 20 Wigeon (Circa. Wig Bay.) 10 Common Tern (Plus. Wig Bay.) Black Tern (Wig Bay.) Ruff (Billets Screen. ) 3 Great White Egret 32 Little Egret 9 Grey Heron Grey Wagtail (LBC overflow.) 5 Spoonbill (3 adults & two juveniles fishing etc over by the Sand Martin wall, LBC. ) 6 Shoveler (Wig Bay.) 50 Pochard (At least.) 5 Buzzard (Up together, low over field being harvested opposite Billets Screen.) Kestrel (Wig Bay.) [David Hale]

Monday 23 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:45,
4 Spoonbill (2 adults and 2 juveniles) 9 Red-crested Pochard Osprey (Juvenile) 3 Great White Egret Common Sandpiper 4 Ruff Whinchat Golden Plover Little Ringed Plover Buzzard Marsh Harrier Greenshank 14 Egyptian Goose Sparrowhawk [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:40, Water level medium. Getting cloudy. Cool. Moderate east wind.
36 Egyptian Goose (35 Layer Breton Causeway, 1 on reserve.) 28 Common Tern (Estimate. Widespread.) Great White Egret (Layer Breton Causeway) Willow Warbler (Reserve, calling) 2 Whinchat (At least 2, Billet's Farm) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billet's Farm) 2 Buzzard (Soaring high west of Layer Breton causeway) 4 Stock Dove (In dead oak, from Hide Bay hide) 8 Linnet (Billet's Farm) 8 Swallow (Billet's Farm) 50 Lapwing (Spread around) 7 Teal (Hide Bay hide) [Simon Banks]

Sunday 22 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:15 to 09:45, Rain showers & overcast
3 Whinchat (3 juveniles along fence leading to Billets Farm screen) 2 Hobby (over Wigborough Hide & 1 seen from billets on fence by LdlH causeway) Marsh Harrier (f / juv) 3 Great White Egret (2 seen from LdlHC & 1 from wig Bay /Billets) Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper Black-tailed Godwit 2 Red-crested Pochard (Wigborough Bay) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 15:00,
230 Canada Goose 200 Greylag Goose 110 Mute Swan 16 Egyptian Goose 35 Shoveler 25 Gadwall 3 Wigeon 60 Mallard 8 Teal 9 Red-crested Pochard (seen from wig bay/billets screen) 90 Pochard 8 Moorhen 230 Coot 2 Little Grebe 32 Great Crested Grebe 2 Golden Plover (wig bay) Ruff (wig bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (LDLHC) Wood Sandpiper (wig bay) 55 Black-headed Gull 60 Common Tern 350 Cormorant Spoonbill (juv, LBC) 8 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret (LDLHC and Island Hide) 20 Little Egret 3 Marsh Harrier (all distant from billets screen) Kingfisher (heard LDLHC) Great Spotted Woodpecker Green Woodpecker Kestrel 150 Jackdaw 30 Rook 5 Skylark 3 Sand Martin 40 Swallow 3 Chiffchaff 4 Whitethroat 65 Starling 2 Whinchat (billets screen) 2 Wheatear (billets screen) 30 Yellow Wagtail (mainly around billets) 3 Chaffinch 6 Linnet 60 Goldfinch 30 Tufted Duck [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 17:30, All sightings from Billets/Wig Bay
4 Red-crested Pochard 2 Ruff Wood Sandpiper (Juv feeding in open with Spot Red) Spotted Redshank (Juv) Great White Egret 3 Whinchat Wheatear 20 Yellow Wagtail (+) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:30,
Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough hide screen ) 2 Ruff (Wigborough hide screen ) 11 Red-crested Pochard (5 males 6 females wigborough hide screen ) Great White Egret (Wigborough hide screen ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Saturday 21 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 17:00, Mainly overcast and warm - Wind South Westerly light - 23c
20 Egyptian Goose (Including an Albino - Layer Breton Causeway) 10 Shelduck (Overhead - Gwen's hide) Mandarin Duck (Layer Breton Causeway (Almost an albino!)) 7 Red-crested Pochard (6 - Wigbourgh Bay - 1♀ - Layer Breton Causeway) Goldeneye (♀-Layer De La Haye Causeway- 1 White Cheeked Pintail -Escaped from?-Layer Breton Causeway) Little Grebe (Gwen's Hide) Little Ringed Plover (Layer Breton Causeway) Black-tailed Godwit (Layer De La Haye Causeway) 2 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton Causeway) 3 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton Causeway) Black Tern (Wigbourgh Bay) 4 Spoonbill (Layer Breton Causeway) 3 Great White Egret 20 Little Egret (At Least) Osprey (Billets Farm, passing through, but not seen by me!) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Reserve) Hobby (Layer Breton Causeway) Cetti's Warbler (Heard Only - Layer Breton Causeway) 2 Chiffchaff (Woodmouse Trail) 2 Reed Warbler (Layer Breton Causeway) 3 Blackcap (Woodmouse Trail) Garden Warbler (Woodmouse Trail) 10 Whitethroat 3 Whinchat (2♂1♀-Billets Farm) 2 Wheatear (♀-Billets Farm) 20 Yellow Wagtail (At least - Billets Farm -66 species recorded today) [Mick Woodruff]

Friday 20 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 14:00,
8 Great White Egret Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough bay) Greenshank 4 Green Sandpiper 9 Common Sandpiper 4 Spoonbill (Breeding pair plus young) 4 Ringed Plover Black Tern (Moulting adult) 2 Marsh Harrier (Females) 6 Wheatear 3 Whinchat 2 Little Ringed Plover (Juveniles) Oystercatcher 6 Red-crested Pochard 2 Raven Willow Warbler (Singing LDLH cway) 5 Little Grebe Mediterranean Gull (2nd-summer) Barnacle Goose 8 Ruff 6 Swift [Daryl Rhymes]