Date Details Sitename
Friday 20 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:45, Sunny with fresh SE wind
1 Goldeneye (Wigborough Bay) 19 Ruff (Wigborough Bay) 2 Spoonbill (juvs. resting together SE of Layer Breton causeway) 1500 Cormorant (estimated 1500 or more opposite Gwen's Hide, 3p.m.) 1 Black Swan (Hide Bay) 7 Great White Egret (3 together in Wigborough Bay, 12.40p.m.; 7 together on bank beside willows out NE of Layer Breton causeway, 4.40p.m.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (in hedge beside path to Island Hide) [George Brown]

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Thursday 19 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 11:45,
2 Spoonbill 7 Great White Egret 12 Buzzard 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 4 Kestrel 6 Greenshank 2 Hobby (Adult and juvenile) 3 Kingfisher 1 Water Rail 5 Green Sandpiper 1 Grey Wagtail 31 Egyptian Goose 1 Ruddy Shelduck 20 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Ruff 3 Mandarin Duck (Fem/imms) 2 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Wheatear 3 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 137 Lapwing 2 Sparrowhawk [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:00, Sunny and warm
2 Spoonbill [Emma Robinson]

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Wednesday 18 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 09:45, Layer Breton cway only
2 Spoonbill 3 Great White Egret 23 Little Egret 3 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

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Tuesday 17 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 07:00,
2 Spoonbill 5 Great White Egret 21 Ruff 21 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 13:15, Bright and clear, high 16C wind 8mph NNW
2 Spoonbill (Layer Breton ) 2 Great White Egret (Causways) 1 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton) 1 Hobby (Layer Breton) 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Layer Breton) 1 Whinchat (Billets) 1 Marsh Harrier (Layer Breton) 50 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton) 1 Kingfisher (Layer Breton) 1 Grey Wagtail (Layer Breton ) 2 Greenshank (Layer de La Hay) 3 Common Tern (Layer de La Hay) 12 Swallow (Layer Breton) 1 Pintail (Layer Breton) 4 Buzzard (Layer Breton at least 4 ) [Michael Rimmell]

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Monday 16 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 16:15 to 18:15, Grey, but mild
2 Spoonbill (Juvs LB c/way) 2 Hobby 1 Cuckoo (Billets Screen) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Yellow Wagtail 2 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

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Sunday 15 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, LB mid afternoon
2 Spoonbill 7 Great White Egret [Stephen Entwistle]

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Saturday 14 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:45, Dry, hot, sunny, light breeze, max 28c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Spoonbill (LBC, juveniles. See proof photo.) 2 Kingfisher (LBC. Overflow bridge area.) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (3 LBC, rest Wig Bay.) 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC. ) 4 Chiffchaff (LBC) 1 Willow Warbler (LBC) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (LBC. Good views of all small birds in dried out overflow area.) 4 Green Sandpiper (LBC.) 5 Great White Egret (Large white Egret, big yellow dagger of a bill. ) 16 Little Egret 2 Buzzard (LBC.) 1 Kestrel 3 Greenshank (1 LDHC, 2 Wig Bay.) 8 Grey Heron 10 Egyptian Goose (Plus.) 20 Lapwing (Circa.) 15 Ruff (Wig Bay.) 4 Little Grebe 2 Pintail (Females, Wig Bay.) 50 Shoveler (Circa.) 1 Cattle Egret (Billets screen, on Reservoir bank, later feeding amongst cattle in opposite meadow. Short stocky, white, yellow bill. ) 1 Wheatear (Adult male, Wig Bay fence.) 1 Stonechat (Male. Wig Bay fence.) 1 Whinchat (Female. Wig Bay fence.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 14:10 to 15:50, sunny, light winds, warm. Cauesways only; other sightings; different maxima
2 Common Tern (adult + juvenile) 1 Common Sandpiper (LBC (with 3 green sandpipers)) 8 Buzzard (at least) 1 Wheatear (LBC) 2 Whinchat (LdLH c'way towards Billets Farm) 2 Greenshank (at least) 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing LBC) 1 Cuckoo (in trees behind spoonbills) 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC) 1 Common Gull (LBC) 2 Mediterranean Gull (LBC - adult and 2nd winter birds) [Mark Gregory]

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Thursday 12 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:30, Warm and breezy
5 Greenshank (From LDLHC in channel on far right) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Seen from Wigborough hide along far bank and then coming around to unsuccessfully to catch waders/ducks in Wig bay) 6 Great White Egret (5 in or under tree West of LB causeway and one still feeding to right of LB c’way) [Paul Kingston]

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Wednesday 11 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, Overcast but mild.
1 Manx Shearwater [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:45,
1 Manx Shearwater (Distantly off Causeway, then drifted into Hide Bay and later seen towards Wigborough Bay) 2 Spoonbill 1 Great White Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 16:00, Mild, breezy and overcaste
1 Manx Shearwater 2 Spoonbill 5 Great White Egret 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Ruff 10 Lapwing [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 16:30, Sunny. Pleasant.
1 Manx Shearwater 2 Spoonbill 4 Great White Egret 8 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm) 17 Ruff 90 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Kingfisher (LB causeway) 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel 22 Egyptian Goose 3 Common Tern 10 Pintail (Billets Farm) [David Allen]

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Tuesday 10 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 17:45, Dry, mostly overcast, some sun. Light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda, Reserve & both causeways.
1 Tree Sparrow (Our first for Essex. On top of power pole at Billets Farm car park entrance.) 20 Yellow Wagtail (Circa, Billets Farm.) 50 Goldfinch (A Charm of 50 plus, Billets Farm.) 10 Meadow Pipit (At least. Billets Farm.) 3 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm screen.) 50 Swallow (Circa.) 10 Sand Martin (Circa.) 7 House Martin 1 Green Sandpiper (LBC) 5 Common Sandpiper (Causeways.) 3 Greenshank (LDHC.) 1 Snipe (LDHC.) 4 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Great White Egret 11 Grey Heron 16 Little Egret 40 Egyptian Goose (Plus.) 2 Spoonbill (Island hide. Distant proof photo.) 20 Lapwing 1 Black Swan 30 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Common Tern 50 Great Crested Grebe (At least.) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair. Hunting around pump station. Failed attempt to take a Wood Pigeon.) 4 Buzzard [David Hale]

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