Date Details Sitename
Monday 27 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 15:45, overcast with cold wind
100 Swallow (off Layer Breton c/way) 20 House Martin (with Swallows) 15 Yellow Wagtail (all males - Layer Breton c/way) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 09:35, clear and sunny
3 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH causeway) 3 Greenshank (LDLH c/w) 6 Arctic Tern (with Common Terns off LDLH c/w) 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH/Billets) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males Billets) 6 Nightingale (singing males - VC(2), Billets (1), LB (3)) 2 Corn Bunting (singing males - Billets) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 26 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:00,
10 Arctic Tern (possibly a few more) 18 Greenshank Green Sandpiper 3 Common Sandpiper 5 Swift 6 Corn Bunting (singing males) 3 Wheatear (2 males 1 female) Grasshopper Warbler (reeling, LB causeway) 3 Hobby 6 Whimbrel 2 Reed Warbler 3 Cuckoo 3 Wigeon Goosander (drake) 9 Nightingale (at least nine singing males) 5 Willow Warbler (at least five singing males) Barn Owl Little Owl 7 Little Ringed Plover Mediterranean Gull (first-summer) Marsh Harrier (female) 3 Buzzard [Daryl Rhymes]

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Friday 24 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 19:00, Warm and sunny, cloudy over early evening
4 Black Tern (From LDLH causeway) 16 Yellow Wagtail (Billetts Farm, including grey-backed variant) Cuckoo Peregrine Falcon Sand Martin 2 Swallow 6 Little Ringed Plover [Sean Nixon]

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Thursday 23 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:15, Still and overcast, but becoming sunnier. Selected sightings.
Black Tern (Viewed distantly from Visitors Centre) Common Sandpiper (On Layer Breton causeway) Greenshank (In Wigborough Bay) Yellow Wagtail (Male by picnic tables near Visitors Centre) Willow Warbler (Singing by Abberton Church) [Stewart Belfield]

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Cool and cloudy but dry
2 Garganey (Pair close to islands to the west of LBC. Sighting thanks to Roy Hume.) [John Thorogood]

Abberton Reservoir 18:20 to 18:45,
55 Yellow Wagtail (+, Min of 10 LB causeway, min of 45 Billets farm, spooked while I was still trying to count them by flyover Cuckoo, when at least 80 Wagtails took off, some of which were Pied.) Cuckoo [Chris Poole]

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Sunday 19 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:30,
Ring Ouzel (along hedge below Abberton Church) 10 Swift Arctic Tern (Wigborough bay) 6 Little Gull (5 adults) 7 Nightingale (singing males) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males) Sedge Warbler 2 Common Sandpiper 8 Greenshank 7 Little Ringed Plover Snipe Redshank 4 Buzzard Marsh Harrier (male) Little Owl 4 Goldeneye (females) 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults) 2 Corn Bunting (singing males) 2 Cetti's Warbler [Daryl Rhymes]

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Saturday 18 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 10:35, sunny, slight breeze all seen from LBC
Yellow Wagtail 4 Common Tern Nightingale (heard near duck gate) Coal Tit (heard near duck gate) [Steve Collins]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:00,
Garganey 14 Yellow Wagtail 5 Little Ringed Plover [Darrell Stile]

Abberton Reservoir 07:20 to 08:50, strong easterly wind. Also a bahama pintail west of LBC weir
2 Nightingale (singing males at either end of LBC) Blackcap Chiffchaff 2 Yellow Wagtail (LBC) 2 Greenshank (over LBC & later by LDLH causeway) 5 Little Ringed Plover (by LDLH) Golden Plover (in field between Billets Farm & LDLH) 20 Common Tern 6 Common Gull (LBC) 2 Linnet (LBC) 3 Swallow [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 16:30, Sunny and cool
Garganey (Sparkling male) 30 Yellow Wagtail (+ at Billets Farm with many Pied Wags) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm) [Derek Johnston]

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Thursday 16 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 19:40, Surprisingly windy. Edited highlights from quick post-work trip...
15 Yellow Wagtail (13 Billets, 2 LB causeway) Little Ringed Plover (Billets - that field's looking a lot less promising than it did a couple of weeks back.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Billets) 2 Common Sandpiper (One each causeway) 2 Whitethroat (Billets, LDLH causeway) Goldeneye (Injured male on road, LDLH causeway.) 4 Brown Hare (Scattered around Billets/LDLH) 2 Yellowhammer (Not quite at Abberton - Winters Hill, Layer Breton) 2 Red-legged Partridge [James Astley]

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Wednesday 15 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 13:45 to 15:45, warm and sunny
4 Egyptian Goose (Billets farm) 20 Little Egret (LB c/way heronry) 7 Little Ringed Plover (3 Billets; 4 from LDLH c/way) 12 Common Tern (+) 6 Yellow Wagtail (males) White Wagtail (Billets - male fsp) 2 Wheatear (Billets) Nightingale (+, singing male(s)) Willow Warbler (singing male) Ringed Plover (from LDLH c/way) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 13 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 17:00,
6 Yellow Wagtail (LBC) 10 Common Tern (LBC; LDHC; ) Green Sandpiper (Flooded field opposite Billets Farm) Little Ringed Plover Ringed Plover Egyptian Goose [Robin Burrough]

Abberton Reservoir 16:15 to 16:55,
Hen Harrier (Ringtail from LDHC) [Robin Burrough]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 11 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 11:20 to 18:00, Early rain clearing, sun & cloud, brisk, SW breeze, 12 to 14c.
4 Little Ringed Plover (2 at LB causeway & 2 on wet field, opposite Billets Farm entrance.) 2 Yellow Wagtail (males, LB causeway.) 2 Common Tern (from reserve hides.) 4 Chiffchaff (heard, in hedgerow, reserve entrance, old road.) 10 Grey Heron ( LB causeway Heronry.) 12 Little Egret (LB causeway Heronry.) 10 Skylark (circa, singing, reserve meadows.) 2 Swallow (from Gwens hide.) 6 Goldeneye (at least, in pairs from hides.) [David Hale]

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