Date Details Sitename
Saturday 05 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 12:00, Cold & overcast
4 Bewick's Swan 4 Goldeneye 30 Goosander (At least) 5 Great White Egret 35 Lapwing (At least) 2 Smew [Stuart Anderson]

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Friday 04 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Cold
5 Bewick's Swan 1 Spoonbill 2 Ruff 3 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Black-necked Grebe 2 Stonechat 100 Goosander 50 Pintail 9 Great White Egret 1 Smew [Yvonne Watling Hu]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:30, Windy fair
5 Great White Egret (Everywhere causeways bay hide) 1 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Dunlin 4 Bewick's Swan 30 Goosander (Or more) [Mark Webb]

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Thursday 03 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:15,
2 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay (3 birds seen earlier)) 8 Great White Egret 4 Scaup (Layer de la Haye cway) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Wigborough Bay) 4 Ruff 1 Spoonbill (Northeast corner of Wigborough Bay briefly) 1 Marsh Harrier 4 Smew (Layer Breton cway) 6 Shelduck 11 Egyptian Goose 74 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 02 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 11:25, clouding over, cold; sightings from causeways only
1 Black-necked Grebe (North of LdLHC) 2 Great White Egret (South of LdLHC) 3 Scaup (female types NW of LdLHC) 2 Long-tailed Duck (North of LdLHC) 1 Smew (drake SE of LdLHC) 10 Egyptian Goose (North of LdLHC) [Mark Gregory]

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Tuesday 01 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 09:35 to 15:15, Selected sightings
1 Red-breasted Merganser (Drake at Dam) 9 Corn Bunting 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake NW of Layer de la Haye cway) 4 Smew (1 drake and 3 redheads between causeways) 5 Black-necked Grebe (2 from Layer de la Haye cway, 3 from Billetts Farm viewpoint) 1 Kingfisher 2 Stonechat 10 Great White Egret 2 Long-tailed Duck (From Gwen's Hide mid morning then flew east) 93 Goosander (Off Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Hide Bay (seen by Laurence Drummond)) [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:30, 69 species seen total through day (couldn't find Ring Neck for 70th!), selected sightings
80 Goosander (From both causeways) 5 Great White Egret 1 Peregrine Falcon (Young bird, hide bay) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Advised at Hide Bay by Laurence Drummond, it flew over as I was on the way!) 2 Marsh Harrier (Male from centre, female LBC) 20 Goldeneye (+) 8 Ruff 3 Smew (All redheads) 9 Dunlin (Wig Bay) 1 Snipe (Wig Bay) 40 Fieldfare (Small flock overhead Billets Farm) 15 Pintail (+ Wig Bay ) 9 Red-legged Partridge (In field S of LBC) 1 Buzzard (Pale chested bird on hedge in same field as RLP) 3 Kestrel [Matt Turner]

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Saturday 29 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:40 to 15:30, Dry, cool SW breeze, 10c, mainly overcast. Sighings with Brenda.
2 Long-tailed Duck (From Gwen's hide.) 3 Black-necked Grebe (2 LDH Causeway, 1 Gwen's hide.) 80 Goosander (Plus.) 8 Grey Heron 8 Little Egret 4 Great White Egret 30 Goldeneye (Circa.) 50 Great Crested Grebe (Plus.) 2 Redshank (LDH Causeway.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male, LDH Causeway.) 1 Kestrel 500 Lapwing (Circa.) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Gwen's hide.) 4 Skylark (Gwen's hide.) 1 Smew (Female, LB Causeway. Elusive, in amongst tree roots.) 200 Pochard (Plus.) 100 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 50 Wigeon (Plus.) 300 Teal (Plus.) 4 Shoveler (Wigborough Bay not watched today.) [David Hale]

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Friday 28 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, Overcast
2 Long-tailed Duck (In middle, seen from Gwen 's hide) 50 Fieldfare (Flying over) 2 Kestrel (Squabbling with talons at one point) 2 Smew (Females seen from LBC) 6 Great White Egret (2 LBC, 4 hide bay) [Tony Kennelly]

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Wednesday 26 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 16:15,
2 Smew 6 Great White Egret 1 Barn Owl 2 Little Owl 74 Goosander 250 Lapwing 1 Snipe 1 Black-necked Grebe [David Allen]

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Monday 24 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 11:30, Bright and Sunny
5 Smew (Including one drake LDLH) 20 Goosander (LDLH) 2 Great White Egret (LDLH) [Emma Robinson]

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Saturday 22 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 13:45, Sunny and clear
13 Goosander 1 Common Gull 17 Cormorant [Paul Chamberlain]

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