Date Details Sitename
Thursday 12 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 15:00, Dry,cold start becoming wet and cold later. Miserable day weather wise!
1 Black-necked Grebe (Gwen's Hide) 1 Little Grebe (LDLH Causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide - Towards School Lane) 7 Great White Egret (5 from Bay Hide) 8 Pintail (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 4 Scaup (Gwen's Hide) 1 Ring-necked Duck (LDLH Causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Gwen's Hide) 33 Goosander (Most from the LDLH Causeway) 1 Smew (Female - LDLH Causeway) 6 Shelduck (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Black Swan (LBC) 2 Bewick's Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 2 Buzzard (Billets Farm) 1 Sparrowhawk (Female - Visitor Centre) 3 Marsh Harrier (1 male,2 Females) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Bay Hide) 4 Kestrel (At least) 2 Green Sandpiper (Bay Hide) 6 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 1 Dunlin (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Ruff (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 150 Fieldfare (Estimated - Reserve) 1 Stonechat (Male - Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 3 Goldcrest (Bay Hide/Billets Farm. 71 Species recorded today at Abberton with help from Steve Grimwade and Glen Moore) [Mick Woodruff]

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Wednesday 11 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 16:00, 5 degrees.
1 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Bewick's Swan 6 Great White Egret (4 in Wigborough Bay) 900 Coot 8 Pintail 4 Gadwall 250 Lapwing 6 Redshank 30 Red-breasted Merganser 15 Goldeneye 2 Scaup [David Allen]

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Saturday 07 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00, Mild and dry
1 Scaup (East of LDLH Causeway. Thanks Sean for the heads up,) 1 Black-necked Grebe (East of LDLH Causeway.) [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Mild, still and grey
2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Scaup 29 Goosander (Lodge Lane) 7 Goldeneye 4 Great White Egret 41 Fieldfare 3 Redwing 3 Stonechat 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Bullfinch 23 Skylark [Sean Nixon]

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Wednesday 04 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00, bright sunshine; cold
2 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay) 54 Pintail 295 Shoveler 100 Pochard (+) 6 Scaup (drake + 5 females) 45 Goldeneye 36 Goosander 5 Great White Egret (4 between Hide Bay and road) 250 Great Crested Grebe (circa) 1 Marsh Harrier (male across road towards VC) 1 Sparrowhawk (female Billets) 500 Lapwing (+) 5 Ruff (with Lapwings at Billets) 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank (others reported 3) 50 Common Gull (Layer Breton) 2 Kestrel (first winter birds) 2 Stonechat (pair) 1 Grey Wagtail (Billets) 100 Linnet (circa near church; also c40 Skylarks) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 01 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 14:15, Cold. Clear.
5 Cattle Egret (Opposite side of road to Billets Farm, distantly with feeding cattle) 6 Bewick's Swan (Great Wigborough Bay. 3 awake, 3 asleep.) 1 Stonechat 2000 Tufted Duck (plus!!!) 2 Great White Egret 1 Egyptian Goose 4 Ruff 160 Lapwing 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

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Saturday 30 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30, Nice when sun out, chilly when it went in!
1 Long-tailed Duck (LDHC) 3 Great White Egret (Billets Farm) 5 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 5 Cattle Egret (Field opposite Billets Farm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Billets Farm ) 2 Goosander (LBC) [Emma Robinson]

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Friday 29 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:45, Clear and sunny with light N wind. Colder.
1 Black Swan (W of Layer Breton causeway) 6 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay - all adults.) 50 Goosander (Layer de la Haye causeway (50+)) 2 Scaup (Imm. male and female out E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 5 Cattle Egret (with black cattle on fields opposite Billets Farm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male hunting over Hide Bay) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Imm. hunting over Hide Bay and also perched near top of pylon opposite hide. ) 1 Ruff (along bank out SE of Layer de la Haye causeway) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 12:00,
5 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay at 1200) 1 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway) 55 Goosander (LDLH causeway) 1 Scaup (LDLH causeway ( may have been more)) 6 Ruff (Wig. Bay) 3 Great White Egret 5 Cattle Egret (Seen by other observers oppo Billet's Farm but flew off minutes before our arrival) [Simon Cox]

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 16:15, Dry, bright sunshine, clear sky, light breeze. 6 to 8c. Sightings with Brenda from LDH causeway & Billets Farm only.
5 Cattle Egret (With cattle opposite Billets Farm. ) 10 Great White Egret (Billets Farm screen. Birds together, nearest bank.) 4 Bewick's Swan (Billets Farm screen. Birds in Wig Bay.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Stonechat (Pair, LDHC.) 50 Goosander (Plus. Birds now accepting watchers & not spooking away. Close encounters.) 30 Goldeneye (Circa.) 3 Scaup (Females.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Side by side, LDHC.) 500 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 500 Teal (Plus.) 30 Wigeon (Plus.) 40 Shoveler (Plus.) 3 Pintail (2 drakes 1 female.) 30 Pochard (Plus.) 6 Gadwall 5 Grey Heron 2 Ruff 2 Redshank 1 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Egyptian Goose 12 Common Gull 15 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) [David Hale]

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Sunday 24 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 15:00, Mild - Highlights from 63 species recorded, a personal best for me at Abberton!
1 Bewick's Swan (Showing well in Wig Bay @ 14:45) 12 Egyptian Goose (At least) 2 Shelduck (Wig Bay) 30 Pintail (+) 2 Scaup (Females close in from Gwen's Hide) 30 Goldeneye (+) 50 Goosander (+) 2 Pheasant 5 Cattle Egret (Field opposite Wig Bay screen with cattle) 11 Great White Egret (6 LDLH, 5 from Hide Bay Hide) 1 Little Egret (Hide Bay) 1 Buzzard 9 Dunlin (6 Wig Bay, 3 Hide Bay) 4 Ruff (2 Wig Bay, 2 Hide Bay) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (LDLH) 1 Kingfisher (E of LBC in trees opposite weir) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Dead tree opposite Hide Bay Hide) 5 Meadow Pipit 1 Stonechat (Nr Island Hide) 30 Fieldfare (+) 10 Long-tailed Tit (+) 3 Linnet 1 Black Swan (LDLH then again from Island Hide nr Pumping Station) [Ben Mapp]

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Saturday 23 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 16:00, Rain at first becoming dry and overcast
1 Black-necked Grebe (Bay Hide Bay) 1 Little Egret (LDLH Causeway) 6 Great White Egret (LDLH Causeway) 4 Cattle Egret (Opposite Billets Farm with Black Cows ) 98 Pintail (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 3 Scaup (2 males+1 female LDLH Causeway) 56 Goosander (45 LDLH Causeway, 11 LBC) 1 Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Bewick's Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male from Billets Farm ) 10 Golden Plover (LDLH Causeway) 1 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 10 Dunlin (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Long-eared Owl (2.15pm LBC IN the tree near the old shed - stayed for 15 minutes) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LDLH Causeway) 30 Fieldfare (Reserve/Visitor Centre) 2 Stonechat (Billets Farm 1 male + 1 female) 2 Grey Wagtail (LDLH Causeway - 59 Species seen today at Abberton) [Mick Woodruff]

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Wednesday 20 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Cloudy with bright spells , cold Westerly breeze
1 Bewick's Swan (From Wigborough bay) 5 Cattle Egret (In black cow field, on left App 1 mile from LDLH Causeaway Opp farm. Showed well but easily flushed. ) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Floating, head tucked, with Pochards, East from LDLH C , on VC car park side. ) 30 Goosander (Good views East from LDLH C) 20 Goldeneye (Good views East from LDHC) 4 Great White Egret (Good views East of LDLH C ) 2 Marsh Harrier (From Billets screen, 1male on far bank but 1 stunning male in good light from left of screen . ) [Paul Kingston]

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