Date Details Sitename
Sunday 07 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:00,
1 Garganey (Drake southeast of Layer de la Haye causeway) 6 Common Tern 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Yellow Wagtail 1 Marsh Harrier (Male) 1 Jack Snipe (Flushed by Marsh Harrier (viewed from Billetts Farm Screen)) 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males) 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Kingfisher 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Grimwade]

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Friday 05 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 12:15, Sunny with stiff SW breeze. Still cold!
1 Garganey (Drake W of LdlH c/way) 7 Yellow Wagtail (Billets ) 3 Swallow (Billets) 8 Stock Dove [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 16:00, Sunny but very windy.
2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Garganey 5 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm car park) 2 Common Tern (distantly over Tern raft) 65 Mute Swan 1 Willow Warbler (Layer Breton causeway) 3 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 2 Egyptian Goose 2 Reed Bunting (Abberton Reserve car park) [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 13:30, Bright
2 Long-tailed Duck (East of LDLH Causeway) [David Curle]

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Thursday 04 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 16:15, Windy 0945-1315 and 1530-1615
1 Wheatear (Billets Farm 1545) 2 Scaup (Male,female LDLH) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH) 1 Goosander (Redhead LDLH) 2 Willow Warbler (One at LB north scrub and one at Abberton Church) 1 Blackcap (Several scattered) 1 Chiffchaff (Several scattered) 2 Goldeneye (LDLH) 3 Mistle Thrush (LB) 2 Oystercatcher (On tern raft LDLH) 6 Stock Dove (Fields opp Billets) 3 Swallow (LDLH Church) [Barbara Leport]

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Wednesday 03 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 17:30, Visits from 6.45am to 8.30 am & 16.00 to 17.30
3 Common Tern 7 Scaup 100 Swallow 100 Sand Martin 2 House Martin 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Long-tailed Duck 4 Little Ringed Plover 2 Oystercatcher 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Hen Harrier (Adult female flew from Wigborough Bay to Layer Breton causeway) 5000 Black-headed Gull [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, Stopped at LBC after another great day with Swallow Birding
10 Sand Martin 30 Swallow 2 House Martin 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier (male hunting NW) 8 Linnet 1 Great White Egret (at top of egret roost) [Matt Turner]

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Tuesday 02 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:12 to 13:00, overcast and cool
1 Blue-headed Wagtail (All sightings from Billets Farm. Blue headed Channel type.) 5 Yellow Wagtail 3 Pied Wagtail 1 Meadow Pipit 2 Skylark 1 Red Kite [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 18:00, Cool (7 degrees), cloudy, NW breeze
4 Little Ringed Plover (LdlH c/way) 1 Great White Egret (LdlH c/way) 25 Meadow Pipit (Flock around viewing screen, Billets) 2 Corn Bunting 2 Mediterranean Gull (Billets) 9 Scaup (E of LdlH c/way) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of LdlH c/way) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male LB c/way) 20 Sand Martin (LB c/way) 10 Swallow (LB c/way) 1 Goosander (Redhead E of LdlH c/way) [Sean Nixon]

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Monday 01 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:00, All sightings from Layer de la Haye cway
1 Garganey (drake northeast of Layer de la Haye causeway) 3 Black-necked Grebe (in summer plumage) 1 Long-tailed Duck 1 Swallow (flew north) 1 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 18:00, Sunny, light NW wind and cool
5 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Garganey (NE of LdlH c/way) 3 Black-necked Grebe (E of LdlH c/way) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Swallow (Wigborough farm) 5 Yellow Wagtail (Males, including a male Channel wagtail, Billets) 1 Goosander [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 18:30, Sunny and breezy. Several visits made.
1 Garganey 2 Great White Egret (late morning from LdlH causeway) 3 Black-necked Grebe (now in summer plumage and all diving together) 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Goosander 22 Goldeneye 4 Egyptian Goose 13 Grey Heron 1 Kestrel 1 Barn Owl (hunting opposite reserve entrance at 6. It flew towards Layer de la Have having been pestered by a crow.) 3 Yellowhammer 2 Stock Dove 2 Black Swan 5 Scaup 22 Gadwall [David Allen]

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Sunday 31 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, Stiff NE wind, sunny but cool (11 degrees)
9 Scaup (6 E of LdlH c/way and 3 W of it.) 1 Long-tailed Duck (Drake E of LdlH c/way) [Sean Nixon]

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Saturday 30 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:00, Sightings from Wig Bay and Layer de la Haye Causeway, good numbers of tufties and pochard
30 Goldeneye (+) 9 Scaup (5m, 4f) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On pylon near church, had a pass at a group of teal, image at 400x hence quality ) [Matt Turner]

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Friday 29 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 10:10 to 12:00, Bright, warm and sunny
6 Scaup (3 pairs) 8 Goosander (4 pairs) 3 Buzzard (LBC) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing) [Mike Harris]

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Thursday 28 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 18:15, Mild and sunny
2 Great White Egret 5 Goosander [Sean Nixon]

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