Date Details Sitename
Thursday 09 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:45, Sunny, very windy. Colder.
1 Swallow (LdlH causeway and moved to Billets Farm car park) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LdlH causeway) 2 Smew (Layer Breton causeway) 5 Snipe (Wigborough Bay) 1 Cattle Egret (Billets Farm) 3 Great White Egret 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 2 Whooper Swan (In field with White-fronted geese) 11 White-fronted Goose (at least. In crop field next to Layer Breton causeway) 55 Skylark (Billets Farm) 8 Pintail 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 810 Lapwing [David Allen]

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Wednesday 08 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 15:00, Cloudy and dull but little wind.
1 Cattle Egret 1 Great White Egret 3 Bewick's Swan 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Scaup 2 Smew 5 Goosander 2 Marsh Harrier [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 10:10 to 15:40, reserve hides not visited
2 Whooper Swan (W of Layer Breton causeway from 3.15pm) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 2 Scaup (male and female E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Smew (redheads, one W of Layer Breton causeway, one E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 13 White-fronted Goose (SW of Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (with sheep Billets Farm) 1 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) 3 Long-tailed Duck (E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Swallow (Layer de la Haye causeway) 67 Corn Bunting (on wires by Abberton Church, some singing) 80 Goldeneye (at least) 20 Goosander 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 7 Redshank [Sean Huggins]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, Mild but grey
1 Cattle Egret (Billets screen field) 1 Long-tailed Duck 1 Swallow (Billets) 1 Merlin (Abberton Church) 38 Corn Bunting (Abberton Church) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 08:45, Layer Breton causeway only
3 Long-tailed Duck 13 White-fronted Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 15:45, overcast, mild, still; LdLH causewat & Billets Screen sightings - different maxima
3 Great White Egret 1 Black-throated Diver (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Ring-necked Duck (male west of LdLH causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (female) 5 Egyptian Goose (at least) 2 Stonechat (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Peregrine Falcon (landed on pumping station) [Mark Gregory]

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Tuesday 07 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:30,
1 Goosander [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 13:30,
1 Goosander [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00,
3 Smew (A single redhead east of LDLH causeway with 2 redheads west of LB) 19 Goosander 137 Goldeneye 1 Swallow (First-winter around LDLH causeway) 3 Long-tailed Duck 2900 Teal (Remarkable numbers) 5 Great White Egret 9 Egyptian Goose 4 Pintail 1 Black-throated Diver (Viewable distantly from the Billets Farm screen) 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm) 440 Shoveler (West of LDLH causeway) 13 White-fronted Goose (With Greylag in field SW of LB causeway) [Lee G R Evans]

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Sunday 05 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 15:30,
1 Long-tailed Duck (Close in LDLH) 1 Swallow (LDLH flying. & resting on causeway close in) 1 Black-throated Diver (Billets farm screen ( half way out in middle)good views ) 2 Bewick's Swan (Billets screen) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold and grey
2 Hen Harrier (incl satellite-tagged bird from Abberton Church) 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Swallow (juv) 11 White-fronted Goose (in fields S of LB c/w) 1 Black-throated Diver (Wigborough Bay) 25 Corn Bunting (Abberton church) [Sean Nixon]

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Saturday 04 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30, Bright & Sunny
8 White-fronted Goose (Grazing on pasture south-west LBC) 2 Great White Egret 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 1 Scaup 6 Goosander 8 Goldeneye 1 Kestrel 2 Grey Heron [Stuart Anderson]

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Friday 03 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Cold
1 Green-winged Teal (Below Abberton church ) 10 Pintail 2 Long-tailed Duck (Ldlh causeway ) 2 Smew 5 Scaup (Ldlh causeway ) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Brent Goose (Layer breton causeway ) 5 White-fronted Goose (Layer breton causeway ) 1 Hen Harrier (Wig bay) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 1 Swallow 20 Goosander 2 Stonechat 1 Chiffchaff 7 Great White Egret 1 Black-throated Diver (Was seen below Abberton church ) 50 Corn Bunting [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 16:15, Showers, clearing to sunshine late afternoon
1 Swallow (Juvenile feeding around LdlH c/w) 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Smew 23 Goosander 2 Stonechat 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Kestrel 35 Skylark 5 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Bewick's Swan 1 Chiffchaff [Sean Nixon]

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Thursday 02 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:00,
6 Great White Egret 1 Hen Harrier (billets farm) 2 Marsh Harrier (billets farm) 1 Peregrine Falcon (hunting billets farm ) 1 Ring-necked Duck (layer de la haye ) 2 Smew (redheads layer de la haye) 1 Swallow (flying around layer de la haye) 3 Scaup (layer de la haye) 1000 Teal (loads everywhere over 1000) 50 Goldeneye 40 Goosander 100 Lapwing 550 Tufted Duck (most places especially layer de la haye) 60 Shoveler 50 Fieldfare (bay hide flying over) [Mark Webb]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 12:30, overcast
150 Gadwall (+) 450 Pochard (+) 1 Ring-necked Duck (drake east of LdlH) 3 Scaup ([2 drakes], east of LdlH) 3 Smew (redheads) 20 Goosander 4 Great White Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 1000 Lapwing (+) 28 Golden Plover 1 Swallow (LdlH causeway) 1 Chiffchaff (calling) [Martin Peers]

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Wednesday 01 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Dry and overcast
3 Smew (All Female (2x LB 1 x LDLH) ) 4 Scaup (Male & female (LDLH) ) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Male (LDLH) ) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough screen) 3 Mediterranean Gull (All adults (1 Wigborough screen 2 from church) ) 1 Cattle Egret ((LDLH) ) 40 Goosander (+ male & female (LDLH & From church) ) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH) 1 Black-throated Diver (LDLH) 4 Great White Egret ((LB & LDLH & Church) ) 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail from church) 50 Goldeneye (+ male & female (LB. LDLH & church) 8 White-fronted Goose (LDLH) [Brian Bolton]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00,
1 Green-winged Teal (Adult drake from Abberton church viewpoint) 4 Smew (Redheads (2 Layer Breton, 1 Billetts farm screen and 1 Abberton church viewpoint) 1 Black-throated Diver (Very mobile bird covering whole reservoir) 1 Peregrine Falcon 9 White-fronted Goose 1 Swallow (Great find by David L. Smith and Ken Hudgell) 2 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Chiffchaff 1 Cattle Egret 6 Great White Egret 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake) 5 Scaup (3 males, 2 fem/imm) 4 Stonechat 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Redshank 1 Hen Harrier 70 Fieldfare 8 Redwing 4 Bewick's Swan 1 Black Swan 34 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:30, overcast, cold, still. Additions to others' sightings
2 Ring-necked Duck (males from LdLH C'way. First male SW side in small group of tufted ducks. Second male in large tufted duck/pochard flock on NW side. Both seen at same time.) 40 Skylark (Billets Farm Screen) [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 14:30, Additional sightings to those already recorded by Brian Bolton & Steve Grimwade
1 Pink-footed Goose (Flew over Billets Screen, calling.) 1 Ruff (Billets Screen) 30 Golden Plover (Billets Screen) 1 Chiffchaff (By Weir on Layer Breton Causeway.) 70 Corn Bunting (+ Abberton Church viewpoint) [Andrew Allen]

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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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