Date Site Details
Monday 31 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Sunny
20 Little Egret 10 Great Crested Grebe 2 Cuckoo 2 Mediterranean Gull 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Oystercatcher 30 Common Tern 50 Cormorant 5 Yellow Wagtail 3 Skylark 2 Reed Bunting 1 Mandarin Duck 4 Little Ringed Plover (1 a adult 3 chicks ldlh causeway ) [Yvonne Watling]

Saturday 29 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:00,
3 Hobby 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Cuckoo 2 Corn Bunting 10 Common Tern 5 Reed Bunting 1 Reed Warbler 6 Skylark 10 Great Crested Grebe 10 Grey Heron 15 Little Egret 2 Lapwing 1 Teal 2 Little Ringed Plover 5 Nightingale 2 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Whitethroat [Oliver Cottis]

Sunday 23 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:20 to 12:30, Cool, becoming overcast; fairly windy. Water level high
150 Swift (Rough estimate - impossible to count accurately! All quite low.) 16 House Martin (Layer Breton causeway, both sides) 2 Reed Bunting (Singing males) 1 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Ringed Plover (Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Cuckoo (Calling between causeways on north side) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing near Hide Bay Hide) [Simon Banks]

Saturday 22 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold with scattered showers
2000 Swift 50 Swallow 50 House Martin 20 Little Egret 20 Great Crested Grebe 2 Cuckoo 2 Little Ringed Plover (On nest ldlh causeway ) 50 Common Tern 50 Cormorant 1 Black Swan 2 Oystercatcher 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 3 Hobby 1 Barn Owl (Hunting for an hour below ldlh church finally caught something then flew to nest box on reserve ) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 10 Whitethroat 2 Reed Warbler 3 Reed Bunting 10 Nightingale 10 Skylark [Yvonne Watling]

Tuesday 18 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:50 to 08:00, Selected highlights
1 Turtle Dove 1 Cuckoo 3 Egyptian Goose 2 Cetti's Warbler 1 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 14:20 to 16:15, Selected highlights from a Swallow Birding Guided Walk
3 Nightingale 3 Hobby 4 Little Ringed Plover 1 Cuckoo 2 Goldeneye [Steve Grimwade]

Saturday 15 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Rain showers throughout. Only certain species recorded.
1 Mandarin Duck (Drake under trees off Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Hobby (Wigborough Bay) 1 Egyptian Goose (Wigborough Bay) 3 Cuckoo (1 calling nr. Wigborough Church. 2 Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Wigborough Bay) 1 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway) 8 Shelduck (Wigborough Bay) 2 Goldeneye (Females off of Layer Breton Causeway.) 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Nightingale (Heard Only) [Andrew Allen]

Friday 14 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00,
1 Garganey (Male Wigbourgh bay) 1 Turtle Dove (Seen Breton Causeway) [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:00, Overcast. It dry
2 Little Ringed Plover (By entrance to reserve ) [Peter Brittain]

Wednesday 12 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:15 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze. Sightings with Brenda.
3 Buzzard 1 Hobby 2 Kestrel 2 Cuckoo (Billets Farm. ) 10 Yellow Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Blackcap (Male, Billers Farm. ) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) 3 Whitethroat 2 Common Sandpiper 100 Swift (At least.) 30 Swallow (At least.) 6 Linnet 11 Skylark 24 Little Egret 1 Great White Egret 12 Grey Heron 6 Shelduck 2 Goldeneye (Pair.) 12 Common Tern (At least.) 3 Stock Dove [David Hale]

Tuesday 11 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:00, Warm and light breeze (18.00-19.00 visit)
4 Hobby (incl 3 together SE of LdlH c/w) 3 Cuckoo (incl female below Layer church) 6 Yellow Wagtail 150 Swift (Large number feeding over reservoir) 12 Swallow [Sean Nixon]

Monday 10 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 09:15, Selected sightings + Yellow-billed Teal (escape)
2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Little Ringed Plover 3 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Hobby 2 Cuckoo 1 Great White Egret 1 Black Swan 1 Mandarin Duck 2 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]