Date Details Sitename
Sunday 09 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:00,
3 Cattle Egret (Other side of road billits farm) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 13:15, Bright & clear, 22c Wind 15mph SW
3 Cattle Egret (Opposite Billets Farm then later Hide Bay ) 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Hide Bay) 4 Ruff (Hide Bay) 8 Yellow Wagtail (+) 3 Sand Martin (+) 51 Swallow (+) 5 House Martin (+) 5 Green Sandpiper (East of LBC ) 40 Little Egret (+) 10 Grey Heron (+) Cormorant (circa 500+) 11 Ringed Plover (Abberton Church ) Redshank (Hide Bay ) Dunlin (Abberton Church ) Hobby (Hide Bay ) 4 Common Tern (+) [Michael Rimmell]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, sunnywithlight SW breeze
3 Cattle Egret (in field NW of Billets car park) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 18:30, Sunny intervals through day, couldn't locate Fudge despite trying for nearly 2 hours!!
3 Cattle Egret (Hide Bay then Billets Farm, ended up at LBC with Great and Little) 2 Red-crested Pochard (1f and 1 very pale dark bill - poss juv couldn't see pink spot) 4 Great White Egret (3 Wig Bay, 1 LBC) Hobby (Hide Bay) 3 Pintail (Wig Bay) 8 Ruff (Hide Bay) Snipe (Hide Bay) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Near Island Hide) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 19:30, Warm (22 degrees) and still
3 Cattle Egret (Went to roost SE of LBC with Cormorant colony) 6 Great White Egret (Roosted NW of LBC) 19 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron Kingfisher [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 18:15 to 18:30, Layer Breton Causeway
3 Cattle Egret (roosting among cormorants SE of causeway) Great White Egret 20 Little Egret (+) 6 Grey Heron (+) 2 Yellow Wagtail (+) [Liz Huxley]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 08 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 09:00,
Kingfisher (LBC) Great White Egret 2 Common Sandpiper (LBC) 2 Green Sandpiper (LBC) [Ian Tarbin]

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Wednesday 05 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 18:00, Cloudy, clearing up after some rain. Light N wind.
35 Ringed Plover (below Abberton Church) 6 Dunlin (below Abberton Church) Snipe (below Abberton Church ) Hobby (juv. close in at 3p.m. below Abberton Church) Osprey (below Abberton Church, approached over water from Peldon Bay and went back in that direction, 3.20p.m.) Peregrine Falcon (imm. flew along from E and landed on bank below Abberton Church for a short time then flew off again over reservoir, 3.45p.m. ) Marsh Harrier (Wigborough Bay, 5.55p.m.) 2 Arctic Tern (juv. out over water seen from below Abberton Church, and later 2 juvs. with c.15 Common terns flying with Black-headed gulls over massed flock of Cormorants fishing in Wigborough Bay.) [George Brown]

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Tuesday 04 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Overcast; Dry; increasing wind
6 Great White Egret (4 by Hide Bay with 2 between causeways) 29 Little Egret 20 Ruff 165 Great Crested Grebe (105 counted from Island Hide with another 60 between causeways) 322 Wigeon 200 Shoveler 6 Common Tern 140 Gadwall 183 Mute Swan 8 Little Grebe 1566 Pochard (A staggering 1566 click-counted with 944 between causeways and 622 from Island Hide) 100 Swallow 30 Sand Martin 25 House Martin 260 Starling 5 Ringed Plover Shelduck 8 Pintail 2 Yellow Wagtail 4 Snipe 25 Egyptian Goose 2 Ferruginous Duck (A drake distantly from Island Hide with Aythyas and a second individual showing well from Hide Bay Hide) 3 Black-tailed Godwit Greenshank Green Sandpiper Hobby [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 15:45, overcast; different sightings
3 Red-crested Pochard (Island Hide incl. the coffee-coloured individual) 3 Buzzard Sparrowhawk (male) Little Stint (juvenile; Abberton Church) 2 Common Gull (Abberton Church) Willow Warbler (calling Abberton Church viewpoint) 2 Yellowhammer (at least Abberton Church) 8 Snipe (Hide Bay) Ferruginous Duck (male type Hide Bay seen c.14:30 onwards; distant digiscope image) [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:00, Bright, warm and pleasant.
5 Great White Egret (All in Wigborough Bay) [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, sunny with breeze
Ferruginous Duck [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 03 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:15, Warm and sunny.
Hobby (Juvenile hunting at NW end of LBC) 50 House Martin (circa, feeding over N end of LBC before departing high) Yellow Wagtail 2 Buzzard Green Sandpiper [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 15:00, Not at all chilly on the Layer Breton causeway. Sightings on south side of central section.
3 Great White Egret 4 Green Sandpiper Ruff [Graham Upton]

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 20:00, Sunset at LBC, no sign of Purp Heron. I was on causeway last night when Sean Nixon took pics but was scanning other side!!
6 Great White Egret (All together in Egret roost, most I've seen here) 4 Ruff 2 Green Sandpiper [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 02 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 11:30, warm sunshine
Purple Heron (Juvenile showing well roosting in trees to SW of LBC) Bittern (Showed well briefly in reed bed to NW of LBC) Hobby (Hunting dragonflies over reed bed SW of LBC) Marsh Harrier (Female over reed bed to NW of LBC) Wheatear (Bank to SE of LdlH causeway) Ferruginous Duck (Male, showing well amongst several tufted hybrids Hide Bay Hide) [John Fell]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 19:30, Warm and sunny with light SE breeze
Purple Heron (Flew high NE from NW end of LBC with Grey Heron at dusk) 2 Great White Egret Green Sandpiper 2 Ruff Buzzard Marsh Harrier [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 19:30, Setting sun, all sightings LBC unless stated
3 Great White Egret (Wig Bay ) 2 Ruff 2 Green Sandpiper Buzzard Marsh Harrier Kestrel [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 13:00, Nice!
Ferruginous Duck (In hide bay asleep except for one brief raising of the head) Hobby Purple Heron [David Allen]

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Saturday 01 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 16:20 to 17:10, Dry, bright sunshine, warm S breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Great White Egret (All sightings from LBC.) 2 Green Sandpiper 20 Sand Martin (circa.) Buzzard Kestrel 16 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 200 Pochard (plus.) 9 Egyptian Goose [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00, Very pleasant.
Purple Heron (Flew at the back Layer Breton causeway and perched in a tree) 16 Egyptian Goose (at least) 4 Great White Egret Marsh Harrier [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 31 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 07:30, All sightings from LDH Church, rising sun
Avocet 3 Wigeon 5 Ruff Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on top of pump station) Buzzard (Heard calling, not seen) Greenshank Great Spotted Woodpecker (Landed on telegraph pole next to me) Kestrel (Juv) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 18:30, Clear and sunny, light SE wind.
8 Red-crested Pochard (in Wigborough Bay - group of 6 (4 eclipse drakes and 2 fem/imms.), + eclipse drake & fem/imm. separately. ) 8 Pintail (at least 8 in Wigborough Bay.) 2 Great White Egret (1 in Wigborough Bay, and 1 out SE of Layer Breton causeway then it flew over to heronry trees NW of causeway.) [George Brown]

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Wednesday 29 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:15,
Ferruginous Duck (male in Hide Bay) Little Stint (Hide Bay) Marsh Harrier (Hide Bay) 4 Ruff (Hide Bay) 2 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay) Common Sandpiper (Hide Bay) 48 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigborough Bay) 36 Ringed Plover (Wigborough Bay) 2 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Wigborough Bay) 17 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton Causeway) [Liz Huxley]

Abberton Reservoir 18:30 to 20:00, Setting sun, cloudy. No sign of Glossy Ibis
2 Great White Egret (Wig Bay) 3 Ruff (Wig Bay) Kingfisher (LBC) 15 Egyptian Goose (LBC) 3 Green Sandpiper (South bank between causeways) [Matt Turner]

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Tuesday 28 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:15, Dry, overcast, light SW breeze, warm 22c. Sightings with Brenda.
51 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.) Ruff (Wig Bay.) Redshank (Wig Bay.) Black Swan (Wig Bay.) Buzzard (Wig Bay.) 2 Great White Egret (Wig Bay & LBC.) 50 Great Crested Grebe (Raft of birds Wig Bay.) 200 Pochard (circa.) Common Gull (Wig Bay.) 6 Common Tern Hobby (High over LBC.) Peregrine Falcon (LBC.) 4 Green Sandpiper (LBC.) Glossy Ibis (Flew into LBC with flock of Gulls. Showed well from 14 15 until 15 00. Still there when we left.) 100 Sand Martin (Plus.) 2 House Martin 10 Swallow 3 Kestrel Pintail (Wig Bay) 6 Grey Heron 40 Little Egret 100 Mute Swan (Circa.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Fine and dandy
Glossy Ibis (Under a willow to the south-east of the Layer Breton causeway) [Graham Upton]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 11:00, overcast very little breeze
Ferruginous Duck (Hide bay hide) Ruff (Hide bay hide) 2 Black Tern (Hide bay hide) 3 Green Sandpiper (LBC) Great White Egret (LBC) [Peter Triston]

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