Date Site Details
Saturday 08 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 13:00,
1 Garganey (Drake) 2000 Swift 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Hobby 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Yellowhammer 1 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]

Friday 07 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 17:30, Dry, sun & cloud, cool W breeze, 14c. Sightings with Brenda.
4 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 4 Nightingale (Seen crossing the old road in pairs, many more heard. ) 4 Blackcap (2 pairs.) 2 Chiffchaff (Seen, more heard.) 1 Wren 8 Whitethroat 10 Chaffinch (At least) 6 Long-tailed Tit 2 Blue Tit 4 Little Ringed Plover 15 Common Tern (Circa.) 20 Yellow Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Cuckoo (Plus another heard.) 100 Swift (Plus.) 2 House Martin 20 Swallow (Plus.) 2 Mandarin Duck (Drakes. NE corner of LBC. ) 4 Common Sandpiper (LBC.) 1 Wheatear (Male. Billets screen.) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair. Billets screen.) 10 Little Egret 9 Grey Heron 2 Oystercatcher [David Hale]

Thursday 06 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 20:00,
3 Hobby (From wigborough hide all working up & down far bank.) 1 Mandarin Duck (Male sitting on roots of fallen down trees north east LBCW) 1 Common Sandpiper (LB causeway ) 10 Greenshank (Plus from Wigborough hide) [Stephen Entwistle]

Sunday 02 May Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunshine with cloud.
5 Greenshank (wig Bay (1 at billets) ) 1 Cuckoo 1 Buzzard 1 Arctic Tern (Billets ) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Billets ) 1 Wheatear (Billets.) 5 Yellow Wagtail (Billets field) 3 Hobby (Ldlh. Distant birds) 2 Common Sandpiper (Lbc) 2 Reed Warbler (Lbc. Heard only) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lbc. Heard only ) [Matthew Davison]

Friday 30 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 16:00, Sunny with cloud building up.
1 Cattle Egret (In with cows opp Garr House Farm late afternoon) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Opposite Billets screen) 20 Common Tern (Around reserve numbers building up ) 2 Black Tern (Maybe more. Very distant from Abberton church) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Ldlh causeway) 12 Greenshank (At least. Wig bay) 30 Swift (And more. Abberton church) 1 Sand Martin (Abberton church) 20 Swallow (Abberton church) 4 House Martin (Abberton Church ) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets) 1 Wheatear (Bilets) 4 Nightingale (1 at Abb Church, 1 Billets, 2 Breton) 1 Sedge Warbler (Abb Church ) 1 Reed Warbler (Footpath to WIG BAY screen. ) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Abb church) 10 Whitethroat (At least around cauesways) 2 Blackcap 6 Yellowhammer (Abb church) [Barbara Leport]

Thursday 29 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:50, Cool NE breeze, sun & cloud, dry. 14c. Sightings with Brenda, LDHC, Billets farm & Wig Bay.
6 Buzzard 4 Kestrel 3 Hobby (Wig Bay.) 2 Greenshank 2 Mediterranean Gull 20 Common Tern (Circa.) 15 Yellow Wagtail (One male showing distinctive blue head, likely " Channel Wagtail".) 15 Swallow (At least) 10 House Martin (Circa.) 50 Swift (At least.) 2 Whitethroat (Nest building pair.) 2 Wheatear (Males, Billets Screen. ) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) 12 Skylark (At least. ) 1 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 4 Stock Dove 10 Great Crested Grebe (Circa. ) 2 Linnet (Pair. ) 1 Snipe 2 Cattle Egret (With cattle near Wig Meat sales. ) 1 Chiffchaff 1 Robin 2 Blackbird (Males.) 3 Mallard (Female's with 2 broods of 14 & one of 6 ducklings.) 1 Red Kite [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 15:30, Cloudy
3 Hobby 2 Black Tern 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Cuckoo 1 Little Gull 2 Whimbrel 1 Marsh Harrier [Trevor Bufton]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00,
23 Greenshank 2 Arctic Tern (A few seen amongst the Commons) 2 Hobby 2 Whimbrel 2 Red Kite 1 White Stork (Presumably a wandering Knepp bird) 3 Wheatear 3 Common Gull 2 Little Gull (Adult and first-summer) [Daryl Rhymes]

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 13:15,
1 Goldeneye (female from Layer Breton causeway) 1 Hobby (over visitor centre, 2nd or same bird between causeways later ) 6 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Billets Farm screen) 1 Cuckoo (in trees west side of Layer Breton causeway then flew south) 10 Yellow Wagtail (at least 10 seen around reservoir) 9 Nightingale (5+ Old Road, 1 Abberton Church, 1 north-west of LDLH causeway, 1 in hedge at Billets Farm screen, 1 north-east of LB causeway) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (at least 4 singing around reservoir) 1 Willow Warbler (singing north-west of LDLH causeway) 1 Reed Warbler (singing from hedge by Wigborough screen) 2 Whimbrel (Billets Farm screen) 2 Cattle Egret (in field with cattle behind barns at Garr House Farm (south side of B1026))) 1 White Stork (apparently unringed bird flew into Wigborough Bay from east then headed north at around 11:40) 1 Red Kite (over visitor centre, 2nd or same bird over Wigborough Bay later) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Oystercatcher (in field SE of LB causeway) [James Hudson]

Wednesday 28 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Cool and breezy
2 Hobby [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 12:30, Dull and windy
17 Greenshank (From Wigborough Bay viewpoint along shoreline to right) [Paul Richardson]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 19:30, Selected sightings from LDH and Wig Bay
26 Black Tern 1 Osprey (Thanks to Sean Nixon for the heads up) 4 Little Gull (2 first Summer, 2 Adult) 2 Hobby 20 Greenshank (Definite 20 birds in Wig Bay, probably more on unseen edge!) 5 Wigeon 150 Swift (+) 6 Yellow Wagtail 1 Nightingale 6 Arctic Tern 42 Little Egret (LBC roost on way home) 2 Common Sandpiper (LBC) 1 Whimbrel (Heard) 2 Oystercatcher 1 Redshank (Heard LBC) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:30,
31 Black Tern 75 Arctic Tern (My highest ever count here) 1 Wheatear 2 Hobby 1 Red Kite 8 Little Gull (4 adults 4 1st-summers) 14 Greenshank 4 Mediterranean Gull 300 Swift (Min) [Daryl Rhymes]

Tuesday 27 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 11:00, Bright and calm
1 Red Kite (Layer Breton) 3 Common Sandpiper (Singles LB LDLH & Abberton church) 6 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 40 Fieldfare (Still LDLH) 6 Swift (Abberton church) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males) 1 Goldeneye (Female LDLH) 2 Little Gull (Ad & 1st-summer Wigborough bay) 10 Teal 1 Marsh Harrier (Male) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Cuckoo 1 Willow Warbler (Singing male) [Daryl Rhymes]

Monday 26 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:30, Sunny, cold wind.
100 Swift (at least) 1 Greenshank 20 Yellow Wagtail [David Allen]

Sunday 25 Apr Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 17:10 to 17:30, Dry, overcast and cold. All sightings Layer Breton Causeway.
3 Common Sandpiper (North east end.) 1 Little Ringed Plover (North east end.) 1 Yellow Wagtail 25 Swallow 2 House Martin [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:45, Brief visit to look for Little Gulls. Cool, windy
1 Little Gull (1st summer plumage from Billets screen) 3 Arctic Tern (at least from Billets screen. Slightly smaller than surrounding Common terns, flight more bouyant, clean white underwing, uniform pale grey upperwing, longer tail streamers than Commons.) 37 Swift (Billets screen) 4 Swallow (LDLH causeway) 1 Oystercatcher (LDLH causeway) [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:00, Breezy. Only certain species recorded.
11 Greenshank (10 in Wigborough Bay & 1 Billets Farm screen.) 2 Arctic Tern (+, Wigborough Bay) 10 Swift (+, passing through over Billets Farm screen.) 1 Black Swan (Layer Breton Causeway) 4 Shelduck (Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Buzzard 1 Oystercatcher (LDLH causeway) 4 Yellowhammer (Abberton Church) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Layer Breton Causeway) [Andrew Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 11:00,
6 Nightingale (5+ singing around reserve entrance & 1 at S end of LdlH) 40 Arctic Tern (distantly from LdlH) 4 Little Ringed Plover (LdlH) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets scrape) 1 Greenshank (LdlH) 1 Hobby (LdlH) 200 Swift (LdlH) [Neil Murphy]