Date Details Sitename
Friday 21 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00,
5 Smew (redheads Layer Breton) 11 Great White Egret 50 Goosander (+) [Richard Allen]

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Thursday 20 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00, Sunny with SW wind
50 Goosander (Mostly east of LDLH causeway) 2 Redshank (East of LDLH causeway) 3 Great White Egret (East of LB causeway) 2 Smew (Females east of LB causeway) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On pylon west of LB causeway) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:15, Sunny; SW wind.
1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake with Pochards and Tufted ducks W of Layer Breton causeway. ) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 18 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, From Abberton Church
1 Scaup (Female) 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Male) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male) 1 Spoonbill 2 Marsh Harrier [Richard Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 17 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 15:00, Sunny and clear
2 Black-necked Grebe 5 Goosander [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 15 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 12:45, Stiff SW wind, very cold (2 degrees) and grey
2 Black-necked Grebe (E of LdlH c/way) 55 Goosander (E of LdlH causeway) 4 Smew (Redheads E of LB c/way) 6 Great White Egret (Between c/ways) [Sean Nixon]

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Wednesday 12 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 14:15, sunny and breezy
2 Bewick's Swan (below Abberton church) 50 Gadwall (+) 20 Pintail (Wigborough Bay) 160 Shoveler (+) 520 Pochard (+) 2 Long-tailed Duck (east of LdLH, distant - swimming and diving together between tern raft and right-hand shore @ 13:10) 40 Goldeneye 1 Smew (drake with Goosanders west of LdLH c/way) 90 Goosander (present across all areas of reservoir) 30 Little Egret 11 Great White Egret (between causeways, Wig Bay, below LdLH church) 300 Great Crested Grebe (+) 1 Black-necked Grebe (east of LdLH c/way) 1 Marsh Harrier (creamhead across from church) 1 Avocet (all waders Wig Bay) 20 Dunlin 5 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Redshank 4 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 11 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 16:00, Windy
4 Smew (Layer Breton) [Mark Webb]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, sunny with light breeze
1 Scaup (Female east of LBC) 49 Little Egret (East of LBC) 1 Great White Egret (East of LBC) 50 Goosander (Spread over Res (conservative estimate)) 2 Buzzard (LDLH causeway) 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH causeway) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 16:00, Dry, light SE breeze, sun & cloud, max 8c. Sightings with Brenda. 2 Causeway's, Billets Farm & Wig Bay only.
70 Goosander (Plus. Widespread.) 4 Smew (Redheads, LBC) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 200 Pochard (Plus.) 200 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 20 Pintail (Circa, Wig Bay.) 40 Wigeon (Circa.) 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDH Causeway.) 1 Redshank (LDH.) 20 Dunlin (Circa. Wig Bay) 10 Ruff (Wig Bay.) 500 Lapwing (Large flock to roost late pm.) 1000 Golden Plover (Large flock over Layer Marney.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Stonechat (Female, Billets Farm.) 1 Wren (Billets Farm.) 20 Fieldfare (Wig Bay.) 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm.) 1 Curlew (Wig Bay.) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.) 6 Great White Egret 28 Little Egret 14 Grey Heron 100 Common Gull (Circa, large flock on water, LBC.) 2 Egyptian Goose (LDH.) [David Hale]

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Monday 10 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:00, Sunny with light breeze
6 Great White Egret 40 Little Egret 1 Black-necked Grebe 1 Smew 34 Goosander 2 Red-crested Pochard 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 09 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:30, sunny cold wind
30 Goosander (+, impossible to count properly as in feeding frenzy! ) 3 Great White Egret 15 Little Egret (all the above LDLH causeway) 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Ruff 1 Black-necked Grebe (all the above from billets farm screen, on return counted 57 Goosander LDLH) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 17:00, windy
1 Bewick's Swan (hide next to gwen hide juvenile with black beak) 6 Goosander (layer breton causeway) 9 Great White Egret (layer breton and layer de la haye causeway and bewicks swan hide) 2 Black-necked Grebe (layer breton) 1 Redshank (layer de la haye) 30 Little Egret (loads in trees) 12 Great Crested Grebe (layer breton) [Mark Webb]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 07 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:15, Sunshine and stiff breeze
4 Smew (incl 1 drake E of LB c/way) 71 Goosander 8 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir