Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 27 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 13:30,
1 Snipe 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Smew (Female from Layer Breton causeway) 49 Corn Bunting 5 Yellowhammer 2 Blackcap (Singing males) 6 Chiffchaff 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 1 Grey Wagtail 29 Shelduck 1 Great White Egret 2 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye causeway) 9 Scaup 5 Goosander 1 Little Gull (2nd winter in Wigborough Bay) 5 Mediterranean Gull 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male) 4 Common Scoter (2 males and 2 females from Abberton Church) 5 Marsh Harrier (All flew north) 11 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Kingfisher 1 Black-necked Grebe (Summer plumage from Abberton Church) [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:30, Dry, overcast, light breeze, max 14c. Sightings with Brenda from Abberton Church & Billets Farm Screen only.
1 Great White Egret (Church.) 4 Common Scoter (2 male 2 female, Church. Thanks to Steve Grimwade.) 25 Corn Bunting (Plus. Church.) 1 Blackcap (Singing male, Church.) 2 Reed Bunting (Male's. ) 1 Kestrel (Church.) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Church.) 2 Black Swan (Billets Farm screen.) 500 Black-headed Gull (Plus B F Screen.) 8 Meadow Pipit (B F car park.) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 4 Pied Wagtail (B F car park.) 4 Skylark (B F screen.) 4 Chiffchaff (1 Church, 3 VC entrance, old road.) [David Hale]

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Monday 25 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 13:00, Sunny, breezy
1 Long-tailed Duck (Looking east from LDLH causeway, one drake.) 1 Goldeneye (LDLH causeway east, one drake.) [Nick Boxall]

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Sunday 24 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:00, Bright but breezy
2 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 5 Scaup (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 4 Goosander (Abberton Church viewpoint) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Oystercatcher (Abberton Church viewpoint) 1 Yellowhammer (Abberton Church) [Andrew Allen]

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Saturday 23 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 08:45,
8 Scaup 6 Goosander 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Oystercatcher 1 Peregrine Falcon 2000 Black-headed Gull 3 Chiffchaff 5 Corn Bunting [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 11:30, overcast
50 Gadwall (circa) 310 Shoveler (+) 65 Pochard 54 Goldeneye (+) 2 Long-tailed Duck 4 Goosander 6 Little Grebe (2 males trilling) 4 Oystercatcher (Abberton church) 4 Green Woodpecker (yaffling birds) 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing Layer Breton) 6 Chiffchaff (singing males) 1 Black Redstart (near Abberton church) 2 Corn Bunting (singing males - Abberton church) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir 15:45 to 15:45, Fine.
4 Black-necked Grebe (Layer de la Haye causeway.) [David Curle]

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Thursday 21 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 18:00,
1 Barn Owl (Hunting in front of visitor centre) [Emma Robinson]

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Wednesday 20 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 07:45, All sightings from Layer Breton causeway
1 Swallow 5 Smew 1 Kingfisher 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, All sightings from LBC
3 Smew (All redhead) 3 Goldeneye (2m, 1f) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Both singing) 1 Little Owl (Calling from SW corner) 1 Water Rail (Calling from reeds near weir) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Little Egret [Emma Robinson]

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 15:00, Overcast and fairly calm.
8 Scaup (4 drakes and 4 females together E of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (male and female together E of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway) 1 Peregrine Falcon (on pumping station on far side of Hide Bay) 2 Chiffchaff (singing near Layer Breton causeway and below Abberton church) 49 Corn Bunting (on wires at field below Abberton church) [George Brown]

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Monday 18 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 17:00, Sunshine & showers, light W breeze, max 14c. Sightings with Brenda. Sightings from LDH Causeway, Gwens hide & old road.
9 Goosander (4 drakes 5 females.) 8 Scaup (3 drakes 5 females.) 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Mediterranean Gull 8 Pintail (Females.) 3 Black-necked Grebe 2 Egyptian Goose 20 Goldeneye (Plus.) 2 Little Grebe 1 Barn Owl (Hunting from 13 25 for an hour along far bank opposite VC. Ended up hunting in front & behind Gwens hide. Heavy shower did not deter it.) 1 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (On pumping station.) 1 Dunlin 1 Chiffchaff (Old road.) 1 Green Woodpecker (Old road, very vocal.) 4 Stonechat (2 pair VC car park.) 4 Reed Bunting (2 pair.) 6 Chaffinch (At least.) 15 Goldfinch (Circa.) 8 Skylark 1 Great White Egret 1 Grey Heron [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 17:15, Sunshine & showers, light W breeze, 14c. Sightings with Brenda from LDH Causeway, Gwens hide & Old road.
9 Goosander (4 male, 5 female.) 8 Scaup (3 male, 5 female.) 20 Goldeneye (At least.) 8 Pintail (Female.) 2 Egyptian Goose 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Black-necked Grebe 2 Little Grebe 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, all in pairs.) 1 Great White Egret 1 Grey Heron 2 Mediterranean Gull 1 Green Woodpecker (Old road.) 1 Chiffchaff (Old road.) 15 Goldfinch (At least.) 4 Reed Bunting (2 pair.) 1 Barn Owl (Hunting far bank opposite Gwens hide from 13 25 for an hour. Ended up hunting in front & behind hide. Rain did not deter it.) 1 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (On pumping station.) 4 Stonechat (2 pair, VC car park area.) 8 Chaffinch (Circa.) [David Hale]

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Sunday 17 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:30, Very windy with occasional rain and hail - Highlights from 46 species recorded
3 Egyptian Goose (2 under centre feeders, 1 from Billets screen) 6 Shelduck (5 LBC, 1 Wig Bay) 8 Gadwall 4 Teal 1 Pochard (Male) 6 Scaup (E of LDLH with Tufted Ducks) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of LDLH near tern raft) 20 Goldeneye (+) 6 Goosander (4 LDLH, 2 Billets screen) 3 Smew (Redhead W LBC) 1 Black-necked Grebe (E of LDLH with Tufted Ducks and Scaup) 1 Pheasant 10 Grey Heron (LBC) 3 Buzzard (Over Hide Bay Hide) 3 Kestrel 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (LBC) 1 Stock Dove (Billets Farm) 10 Skylark (+) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Along old entrance road) 4 Chaffinch (Visitor Centre) 2 Reed Bunting [Ben Mapp]

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Saturday 16 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Windy
5 Smew 3 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Black-necked Grebe 5 Goldeneye 5 Skylark [Yvonne Watling]

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Friday 15 Mar

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 17:45, Stiff NW wind, but mild
2 Long-tailed Duck (All E of LdlH c/way) 8 Scaup 18 Goldeneye 1 Black-necked Grebe 15 Great Crested Grebe 59 Tufted Duck [Sean Nixon]

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