Date Details Sitename
Friday 15 Nov

Ardleigh Reservoir 12:45 to 13:30, overcast
9 Tufted Duck 4 Little Egret 7 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe (2 still in juv plumage) 24 Coot 2 Green Woodpecker 30 Fieldfare (also one Redwing) 1 Grey Wagtail [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 12 Nov

Ardleigh Reservoir 07:30 to 08:30, Sunny and calm
40 Fieldfare 2 Goldcrest (Heard only) 1 Kingfisher 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Green Sandpiper 4 Tufted Duck 1 Great Crested Grebe (1w) 3 Little Grebe 1 Little Egret 1 Jay 1 Buzzard [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 30 Oct

Ardleigh Reservoir 07:30 to 08:15, Sightings from Wick Lane causeway
5 Fieldfare (Flying SE) 3 Little Grebe 2 Grey Heron 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Bullfinch (Called 3 times) 5 Tufted Duck (3m, 2f) 6 Goldfinch 3 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 3 Chaffinch 8 Blackbird (very vocal, feeding in bushes) 1 Wren 1 Pied Wagtail 5 Mallard 2 Coot 3 Moorhen 12 Black-headed Gull 1 Curlew (calling to the east) 1 Jay 25 Wood Pigeon 1 Carrion Crow [Matt Turner]

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Thursday 17 Oct

Ardleigh Reservoir 12:00 to 12:15, clear and sunny
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult wp.) 1 Chiffchaff [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 06 Aug

Ardleigh Reservoir 11:10 to 11:50, sunny but breezy
3 Great Crested Grebe (adult + 2 juvs) 3 Common Sandpiper 30 Herring Gull (+ adults & juvs; also c50 Lesser Black-backed adults & juvs) 3 Reed Warbler (juvs noted at three points. Eight species of dragonflies.) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 17 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:45 to 19:30, Sightings from Lodge Lane
1 Kingfisher (Flew low across road as I pulled up, glad I was pulling up!!) 1 Stock Dove 1 Grey Heron (did a complete circuit calling regularly then settled in far reed bed) 2 Great Crested Grebe 3 Blackcap (2 singing males, 3rd bird calling) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 2 Common Tern (Pair hunting together, beautiful) 15 Swift 1 Buzzard (Flew low over water heading south) 1 Chiffchaff (singing male) [Matt Turner]

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Friday 14 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 13:20 to 13:55, sunny but breezy
100 Greylag Goose (+, including many juvs) 40 Canada Goose (pair + 6 juvs & 30+ adults) 4 Gadwall (duck with 3 fully grown juvs) 1 Tufted Duck (male) 8 Great Crested Grebe (4 pairs; 2 nests seen) 2 Common Tern 6 Sand Martin (a few persist despite destruction of nesting cliff by contractors in March) 1 Garden Warbler (territorial male) 3 Reed Warbler (territorial males) 2 Bullfinch (pair, probably with nest) [Martin Peers]

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Thursday 13 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 19:30 to 20:30, Sightings from Lodge Lane causeway
3 Great Crested Grebe (Female on nest with male close by and another bird opposite side) 1 Grey Heron (Landed near the female GCG and the male came to her rescue and saw the heron off!) 2 Reed Warbler 1 Sedge Warbler 15 Swift (Feeding very low over water at 20:30, I could hear their wings over my head) 2 Common Tern 25 Sand Martin (+) 1 Kingfisher (Very brief glimpse low over waters edge near causeway) 2 Blackcap (singing males ) 3 Cormorant 50 Jackdaw (+ noisy roost frequently taking to the air) 1 Bullfinch (called twice) [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 02 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:00 to 19:00,
15 Sand Martin 8 Swift 3 Blackcap (Singing males) 2 Chiffchaff 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Adult and 2 juv) 1 Turtle Dove (Purring as I pulled up on Lodge Lane, flew after I took 1 pic) 3 Reed Warbler 3 Great Crested Grebe 4 Tufted Duck (3m, 1f) 1 Grey Heron [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 12 May

Ardleigh Reservoir 19:30 to 20:00, 1/2 hour at Lodge Lane causeway, everything recorded. Setting sun, plenty of insects
40 Sand Martin 10 House Martin 5 Swallow 1 Swift 2 Reed Warbler (Singing males) 3 Blackcap (Singing) 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 Tufted Duck (Pair) 2 Stock Dove 3 Chaffinch 2 Coot 1 Moorhen 2 Mute Swan 4 Herring Gull 2 Robin 3 Blackbird 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Carrion Crow 4 Mallard 5 Canada Goose 1 Chiffchaff 1 Song Thrush 2 Blue Tit 1 Wood Pigeon 1 Pheasant [Matt Turner]

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