Date Details Sitename
Saturday 04 May

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, Cold and windy
6 White-winged Black Tern 1 Bonaparte's Gull (Island hide) 5 Little Gull 1 Hobby 2 Marsh Harrier 1000 Swift 1 Corn Bunting 10 Yellow Wagtail [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 16:30, Mild with intermittent rain
2 Egyptian Goose (1 LDLH, 1 LBC) 7 Pochard (All drakes) 8 Gadwall (4 pairs) 1 Pheasant 1 Great White Egret (NW of LDLH) 3 Greenshank (2 LDLH, 1 Wig Bay) 2 Whimbrel (Flew off calling from field left of Billets Screen) 1 Bonaparte's Gull (On small island from Island Hide with c.20 BH Gulls) 50 Common Tern (+) 5 White-winged Black Tern (Visible from Island Hide, often c.100m out to the right of hide, Distantly visible from LDLH) 4 Stock Dove 500 Swift (+) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 200 Sand Martin (+) 100 Swallow (+) 5 Yellow Wagtail (1 Island Hide, 3 Billets, 1 LBC) 1 Nightingale (Old Road) 6 Whitethroat (At least, both old road and LBC) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Shrub near old road, by small spring of water) 3 Chiffchaff 6 Blackcap (At least) [Ben Mapp]

Abberton Reservoir 18:45 to 20:00, Sunshine with cold northerly gusts - distant gull pics grabbed from video - one with little gull showing size difference
5 White-winged Black Tern (east of LDHC) 1 Whimbrel (Heard) 1 Little Gull (Good views Billets screen) 1 Bonaparte's Gull (Showing really well from Billets ) 4 Yellow Wagtail 1 Marsh Harrier (Brief female type, very distant) 2 Corn Bunting (Singing close to Billets screen) 6 Arctic Tern (North past Billets screen) 2 Stock Dove 50 House Martin (+ ) 100 Swift (+) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 18:15, Windy, cold, intermittent rain, sunshine, hail
1 Blue-headed Wagtail ( (Moticilla flava variety) as previous sighting, in amongst 24 yellow wagtail on south bank of Layer de la Haye east causeway) [Colin Bramble]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 12:30, Blustery, cold with occasional showers.
1 Bonaparte's Gull 5 White-winged Black Tern 1 Little Gull [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 03 May

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 11:00, Overcaste, but still and warm
1 Bonaparte's Gull (1S Wigborough Bay) 5 White-winged Black Tern (adults, sp, E of ldlH c/way) 1 Little Gull (1S, E of LdlH c/way) 11 Whimbrel 2 Garganey 12 Swift 2 Corn Bunting [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, overcast, still and cool; additional sightings
1 Greenshank (calling) 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 1 Short-eared Owl (from Billets Farm screen) 2 Nightingale (old road) [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 17:00, Cold and overcast with intermittent rain
5 White-winged Black Tern (E of LDHC, stunning in good light) 1 Bonaparte's Gull (Still @ Wig Bay at 3pm) 1 Little Gull (E of LDHC) 2 Greenshank (heard) 2 Whimbrel (heard) 7 Yellow Wagtail 2 Buzzard 20 Swift (At least, large group east ldhc) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir
Thursday 02 May

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:45, Grey and cool, but brighter later and sunny
1 Bonaparte's Gull (First-summer flew SW LdlH c/way) 15 Whimbrel 41 Swift 40 Swallow 9 Sand Martin 2 Little Ringed Plover 12 Yellow Wagtail (incl male Channel wagtail) 3 Corn Bunting 20 Common Tern 1 Marsh Harrier [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 14:30, Sunny. Pleasant.
1 Great White Egret 5 Egyptian Goose (adult with 4 young) 1 Yellow Wagtail 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Nightingale 1 Cuckoo 2 Corn Bunting 2 Black Swan 1 Buzzard 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Willow Warbler 5 Whitethroat 2 Whimbrel 6 Little Egret [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 01 May

Abberton Reservoir 17:15 to 18:15, Cool, but sunny
3 Garganey (Drake and 2 females) 12 Whimbrel 6 Yellow Wagtail (inc 1 female) 3 Corn Bunting 1 Greenshank 1 Little Ringed Plover [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 28 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:30, Blustery and cool
18 Yellow Wagtail (Male Channel wagtail and flock flushed by Marsh harrier from rough ground W of LdlH c/way) 2 Corn Bunting 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Barn Owl 27 Common Tern [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 26 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 12:00, cool and breezy - cloud later
1 Ring-necked Duck (drake LB causeway) 1 Great White Egret (adult nbp east of LB) 5 Whimbrel (LdlH) 4 Greenshank (Billets) 1 Cuckoo (LB) 1 Kingfisher (LB) 40 Sand Martin (circa - LB (+ 6 House Martins)) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (males) 12 Whitethroat (males) 2 Reed Warbler (males - LB) 2 Nightingale (males - LB) 3 Yellow Wagtail (males - Billets) 1 Blue-headed Wagtail (male (channel type) - Billets) 1 Corn Bunting (Billets) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir
Thursday 25 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, All sightings from Billett's farm
1 Ortolan Bunting (male on Barns near carpark) 2 Whimbrel (flew south) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing male) 1 Yellow Wagtail (male flava x flavissima still in fields adjacent to carpark) 3 Corn Bunting 4 Stock Dove [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 18:45 to 19:15,
3 Black Tern (East of ldlh causeway) 1 Whimbrel (Heard high over) 1 Barn Owl (Flew over main road from entrance road) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 20:00, Sunny and breezy
1 Ortolan Bunting (Still at billets farm) 3 Black Tern [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 24 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny early, cloudy later
1 Ortolan Bunting (Still showing really well from Billets car park) 2 Garganey (Pair from Wig Bay) 2 Greenshank (Wig Bay) 1 Whimbrel (Wig Bay) 1 Sparrowhawk (LBC) 1 Ring-necked Duck (NW LBC) 1 Great White Egret (Reedbed SE LBC) 2 Egyptian Goose (LBC) 1 Cuckoo (Heard LBC) 2 Nightingale (At least, singing outside reserve entrance) 1 Water Rail (Heard SE LBC) 1 Buzzard (Flew over LBC calling) 1 Garden Warbler (Singing then briefly seen near reserve entrance) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing N LBC) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing outside reserve entrance) [Matt Turner]

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Tuesday 23 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 07:45, Slightly overcast. All sightings from Billets Farm car park
1 Ortolan Bunting (Seen on roof top of farm building ) 1 Blue-headed Wagtail (Flew on to roof of farm building) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Also on roof of farm building) 2 Pied Wagtail 6 Swallow [Paul Fletcher]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 12:30, Congratulations and thanks to finder of the Ortolan - fantastic bird
1 Ring-necked Duck (LBC) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDHC) 20 Little Egret (+) 1 Common Sandpiper (LBC) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Island Hide) 100 Common Tern (circa) 1 Swift (Over Visitor Centre) 1 Kingfisher (LBC) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Visitor Centre) 6 Swallow (Billets) 10 Yellow Wagtail (Billets, all males, includes Channel type) 1 Nightingale (LBC) 2 Whitethroat (Visitor Centre) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male at Billets) [Mike Harris]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 22 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:00, Bright, warm.
1 Ortolan Bunting (From Billets Farm) [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:45, Sunny with light breeze
1 Ortolan Bunting [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Sunny and pleasant.
1 Ortolan Bunting (Billets Farm) 5 Black Tern 30 Yellow Wagtail (at least) [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir