Date Site Details
Wednesday 18 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 16:30, Selected highlights from a Swallow Birding Guided Walk
Mandarin Duck 13 Red-crested Pochard Greenshank Black Tern 3 Spoonbill Cattle Egret 3 Great White Egret Sparrowhawk Peregrine Falcon Whinchat [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 20:45, Selected sightings from Wig Bay and LBC
3 Grey Partridge (In field opposite Billets) 13 Red-crested Pochard (12 WB, 1 between causeways) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Both juvs) 5 Great White Egret (Poss 6 - 1 WB & 5 in roost NW LBC although 2 arrived from WB direction ) 11 Common Tern (Mix of juvs and adults hawking low between causeways, no sign of Black Tern although they all looked black by the time I left!) 2 Spoonbill (Both juvs back on nest for the night) 3 Greenshank (At least 3 calling WB) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00,
3 Raven (1 in sheepfields by Layer Church, then 3 flying west over same area about 30 minutes later) Black Tern (Moulting adult in Wigborough bay) Pintail (Wigborough bay) 5 Ruff 3 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Common Sandpiper 8 Great White Egret (1 Peldon bay, 2 Hide bay, 2 LDLH, 3 LB) 13 Red-crested Pochard (Wigborough bay) Whinchat (Field opposite Billets Farm) 20 Yellow Wagtail (Field opposite Billets Farm) Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile Peldon bay) 4 Hobby [Daryl Rhymes]

Monday 16 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 19:00,
Black Tern (Wig Bay) 3 Garganey (Juvs - close together in Wig Bay) 5 Red-crested Pochard (Including 1 eclipse male) 3 Great White Egret Spoonbill (Only 1 juv asleep at nest) 30 Little Egret 21 Lapwing (From Layer church) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Juvs LDLH causeway ) 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) [Marsh Stitchman]

Sunday 15 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:15 to 13:00,
4 Spoonbill (2 adults and 2 juveniles) 5 Great White Egret Black Tern (Moulting adult) Red-crested Pochard (Female) Turtle Dove (Found by Lol Mumford) 5 Greenshank Green Sandpiper 9 Common Sandpiper Whinchat 2 Marsh Harrier 11 Buzzard Kingfisher Sparrowhawk Kestrel 70 Common Tern 2 Little Ringed Plover 7 Egyptian Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:31 to 12:13, Sunny, warm, clear
4 Egyptian Goose 26 Little Egret 41 Canada Goose 2 Spoonbill (juveniles) 11 Shoveler 4 Grey Heron Buzzard 13 Great Crested Grebe (adults plus 1 humbug) 40 Greylag Goose (+) 10 Pochard (+) 2 Great White Egret (LDHC) 2 Swallow 5 Yellow Wagtail (+) 5 Pied Wagtail (+) 11 Mute Swan [Paul Everett]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30,
4 Spoonbill (2 young near nest, 2 adults circled nest a few times ) 4 Great White Egret 30 Little Egret 10 Lapwing 10 Yellow Wagtail (Juveniles on track Wig bay) 300 Pochard (Numbers building, lots in Wig bay) [Marsh Stitchman]

Saturday 14 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:15, Cloud cover about 1/4 to start with, increasing. No precipitation. Little wind. Reservoir level medium high.
5 Great White Egret 2 Spoonbill 25 Little Egret (Estimate) 3 Egyptian Goose 5 Lapwing 70 Common Tern (Estimate) Black Tern (From first hide, reserve) Whitethroat (Male, reserve) Meadow Pipit (Layer Breton causeway) [Simon Banks]

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 15:45, Dry, sun & cloud, WSW breeze, 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Spoonbill (Juveniles at nest site. No sign of adults.) 2 Great White Egret (LBC. Dwarfing Little Egret, large yellow bill.) 10 Grey Heron 16 Little Egret (Plus.) Common Sandpiper (LBC.) 2 Buzzard (LBC.) Kestrel (LBC.) Hobby (Billets Farm. Chased away by Swallows.) 10 Swallow 2 Sand Martin (Billets Farm.) 9 Mallard (Female with 8 tiny ducklings.) 2 Stock Dove (Billets Farm.) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm screen.) 15 Common Tern (Circa.) Common Gull (LBC.) Skylark (Juvenile. Billets Farm screen.) [David Hale]

Wednesday 11 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 18:30 to 20:30, Selected sightings from Layer Breton causeway, calm and dry
6 Spoonbill (2 young on nest, 4 birds (2xad, 1x1s, 1x2s) circled over roost then flew off) 4 Great White Egret Common Sandpiper 77 Shoveler Buzzard Kestrel 2 Little Grebe 4 Teal [Matt Turner]

Friday 06 Aug Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 15:45, highlights
Black Swan Great White Egret 4 Grey Heron 10 Little Egret 3 Spoonbill 2 Hobby 2 Buzzard Kestrel (female) Sparrowhawk Goldeneye (female) Lapwing 2 Common Gull 4 Linnet 15 Sand Martin 15 Pochard 6 Tufted Duck 10 Shoveler 4 Great Crested Grebe 8 Stock Dove 20 Common Tern 2 Skylark [Oliver Cottis]

Thursday 29 Jul Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 09:30, Selected highlights
1 Cattle Egret 2 Great White Egret 2 Mandarin Duck 2 Goldeneye 3 Common Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) 1 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 2 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Grimwade]

Saturday 24 Jul Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:00, Overcast with spots of rain and thunder, then becoming partly cloudy and warm.
500 Canada Goose (Estimated) 20 Gadwall (At Least - LB Causeway ) 22 Teal (LB Causeway ) 40 Lapwing (At least) 3 Little Ringed Plover 4 Common Sandpiper (Both Causeways) 4 Spoonbill 2 Great White Egret (Possibly 3? -LDLH Causeway) 25 Little Egret Tawny Owl (Wood mouse Trail - West) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only -Butterflies include Purple Emperor, Comma, Meadow Brown. ) 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) Hobby (Bay Hide Bay) 2 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway ) Song Thrush (LB Causeway ) 5 Yellow Wagtail (Wood mouse Trail - West) 2 Bullfinch (♂♀ - Wood mouse Trail - West) Black Swan (Gwen's Hide) [Mick Woodruff]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:40, Overcast, warm and dry
15 Pochard (+) 5 Great Crested Grebe (including young) 4 Grey Heron 4 Little Egret 5 Egyptian Goose 6 Lapwing 2 Goldfinch Common Sandpiper 5 Cormorant (+) [Paul Everett]

Friday 23 Jul Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 18:00,
1 Great White Egret 27 Little Egret 7 Grey Heron 430 Canada Goose 130 Greylag Goose 55 Mute Swan 11 Egyptian Goose 37 Pochard 107 Tufted Duck 1 Goldeneye 5 Great Crested Grebe (including one chick) 3 Stock Dove 50 Coot 13 Lapwing 1 Great Black-backed Gull 19 Common Tern 45 Cormorant 3 Swallow 4 Whitethroat 5 Starling 11 Skylark 5 Linnet 30 Goldfinch 2 Corn Bunting 2 Chaffinch 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Black Swan 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Kestrel 50 Gadwall (plus) [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:00, Dry, sun & cloud cooling E breeze 22c. Sightings with Brenda.
17 Little Egret 8 Grey Heron 8 Lapwing 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDHC. East end. ) 1 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 10 Common Tern (At least.) 1 Black Swan (LDHC. ) 50 Linnet (Flock, Billets Farm.) 6 Swallow 3 Stock Dove (Billets Farm.) 5 Skylark (Juveniles.) [David Hale]

Wednesday 21 Jul Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 08:45, Selected highlights
6 Cattle Egret (5 adults in breeding plumage and 1 juvenile) 1 Great White Egret 2 Bullfinch (Male and Female) 1 Oystercatcher 3 Mandarin Duck (Eclipse drakes) [Steve Grimwade]