Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 19 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 13:00, Fine.
1 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 5 Cattle Egret (with black cows in distant field west of Billetts farm) 9 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) [Graham Upton]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Still but cold
1 Little Auk (One actively feeding with large group of Great Crested Grebes and diving regularly. In-line with White Towers/Buildings) 2 Black-necked Grebe 4 Scaup (Around tern raft) 1 Smew (Redhead) [Daniel Whitelegg]

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Monday 18 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:30, Dry, sun & cloud, light NW breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Little Auk (Distant from LDHC on arrival. Showed for 5 minutes. never seen again.) 20 Goosander (Plus, both causeways.) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 9 Scaup (LDHC.) 1 Smew (Female. Close views from LDHC.) 1 Pintail (Drake, Gwens hide.) 11 Great White Egret (Showing together, far bank from Gwens hide.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 1000 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 100 Pochard (Plus.) 1 Little Egret 2 Ruff (LDHC.) 1 Redshank 100 Lapwing (Circa.) 10 Grey Heron 2 Stonechat (Pair. Gwens hide.) 7 Skylark (Gwens hide.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Sorties over Teal etc, out from Gwens hide.) 4 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 100 Shoveler (Circa.) 1 Cattle Egret (In meadow half mile West past Wig Bay screen. ) 2 Black-necked Grebe (Distant from Gwens hide.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00, Fresh northerly wind - cold but dry
1 Little Auk (Still visible distantly from Layer de la Haye causeway at mouth of Wigborough Bay (my first for the site)) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Both young drake and female with Pochard east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Smew (Redhead affording excellent views just east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 11 Great White Egret (11 in total, including 7 from the Billets Farm screen) 356 Cormorant (356+) 79 Great Black-backed Gull (Roosting by Gwen's Hide) 614 Wigeon 12 Scaup (Party of 12 east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 84 Goldeneye 42 Goosander (All east of main causeway) 370 Pochard 16 Egyptian Goose 2 Redshank 1 Marsh Harrier (Male quartering adjacent farmland) 3421 Tufted Duck (Very high numbers present) 3 Little Egret 2 Black-necked Grebe (In Wigborough Bay) 2 Snipe 1 Bewick's Swan (A single adult with 17 Mute Swans in Wigborough Bay) 733 Coot (733 in Wigborough Bay) 40 Pintail 1 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Shelduck [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 14:30, 2 visits with a 3 hour break between! All sightings LDHC unless specified
1 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay early) 1 Smew (Redhead close east ) 39 Goosander 6 Scaup 6 Great White Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv) 1 Little Auk (Finally found with help from Simon Patient) 1 Hen Harrier (Distant juv ) 2 Black-necked Grebe 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv female) 1 Common Sandpiper [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 12:15 to 16:00, Mainly sunny. Cool N wind.
1 Marsh Harrier (female flew S over Wigborough Bay, 12.25pm.) 4 Cattle Egret (flew in from E at 12.35pm and landed in sheepfield to S of Wigborough Bay hide. 1 Little egret with them at 1pm. and soon after they flew across road to pastures on W side. 1 with cattle opposite Billets Farm at 3.45pm and another in grass field close to road near Garr House Farm at 4pm.) 1 Little Egret (with 4 Cattle egrets in sheepfield S of Wigborough Bay, 1pm.) [George Brown]

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Sunday 17 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold,calm and dry
1 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay) 35 Golden Plover (Wig bay) 10 Ruff (Wig bay) 10 Dunlin (Wig bay) 8 Pintail (Wig bay) 56 Goosander (LBC and LDLH) 5 Great White Egret (Scattered) 1 Smew (Redhead LDLH) 3 Scaup (At least LDLH) 5 Corn Bunting (Abberton Church) 5 Yellowhammer (Abberton Church) 1 Little Auk (Distant LDLH) [Barbara Leport]

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Saturday 16 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Dull
1 Little Auk (On main reservoir from ldlh causeway though distant ) [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 16:00, Still, grey and cold
1 Little Auk (Distantly from Island Hide) 7 Scaup (E of ldlH c/way) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake E of ldlH c/w) 29 Goosander (E of LdlH c/way) 1 Smew (Redhead E of LdlH c/w) 1 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay) 1 Stonechat (Wig. Bay) 4 Great White Egret 20 Pintail (Wig. Bay) 23 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

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Friday 15 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 10:30, Overcast, light breeze
1 Kestrel 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail, initially distant at eastern end of Peldon Bay from the viewing screen east of Lodge Lane gate. Then flew closer by about 400m, perched and then caught a large rodent which it then devoured.) 1 Goosander (Male, Peldon bay) 4 Goldeneye [John Fell]

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Thursday 14 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 15:30, All sightings from St Andrews Church
5 Goosander (2m, 3f) 3 Goldeneye (1m, 2f) 13 Pintail 7 Corn Bunting 1 Goldcrest (Heard only) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) 3 Mistle Thrush [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 10 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold and sunny
25 Goosander 1 Hen Harrier (Ring tail briefly at Abberton church ) 3 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 10 Ruff 5 Dunlin 1 Green Sandpiper 5 Scaup (Ldlh causeway ) 1 Long-tailed Duck 1 Smew (Red head ldlh causeway ) 20 Egyptian Goose 2 Stonechat 10 Great White Egret (All over the reservoir ) [Yvonne Watling]

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Saturday 09 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 11:30, Cold, sunny, slight wind
2 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay distant from screen) 1 Long-tailed Duck (East from LDLH causeway) 1 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) 12 Goosander (East From LB causeway) [Andrew Wilson]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 14:15, Beautiful
1 Great White Egret 2 Bewick's Swan (asleep in Wigborough Bay) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Pair on Layer de la Haye causeway) 6 Scaup (LDLH causeway all female) 7 Ruff (Wigborough Bay) 20 Dunlin 2 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank 2 Goosander (sleeping males) 2 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 14:05 to 14:45, Layer-de-la-Haye Causeway only
3 Great White Egret 1 Little Egret 1 Kestrel 1 Redshank 3 Goosander (males) 1 Smew (mobile redhead) 2 Long-tailed Duck 10 Scaup (mainly females) [Sean Gregory]

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Friday 08 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Bright sunny start, soon misting over with light rain early p.m.
2 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay) 2 Long-tailed Duck (East of LC) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Male and female from Island Hide) 13 Goosander (LBC) 5 Great White Egret (Hide Bay) [John Thorogood]

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Thursday 07 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 13:45 to 15:30,
17 Goosander (7 Layer de la Haye causeway + 10 Layer Breton causeway) 1000 Teal (+) 1 Scaup (2 females E of LdlHC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (1 male E of LdlHC) 2 Long-tailed Duck (distant pair E of LdlHC) 10 Goldeneye (+) 500 Lapwing (+ Wigborough Bay) 3 Ruff (Wig Bay) 2 Dunlin (Wig Bay) 3 Bewick's Swan (3 adults Wig Bay) 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd year bird Wig Bay) 14 Egyptian Goose (Wig Bay) [Liz Huxley]

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