Abberton Reservoir

The following analysis is derived solely from the records captured on the EBwS website.

There were 258 visits in 2020 with a total of 157 different species recorded by 51 observers throughout the year (by comparison 153 species were recorded in 2019 from 302 visits). Abberton Reservoir was the 1st most recorded location in Essex in 2020. Highlights during the year included Bittern, Black Brant, Caspian Gull, Cattle Egret, Ferruginous Duck, Great White Egret, Green-winged Teal, Raven, Ring-necked Duck, Rough-legged Buzzard. 72 species had more records at Abberton Reservoir than any other location.

Top Recorded locations - 2020

Visits by Month in 2020

Records at Abberton Reservoir in 2020

Species Status Count
Avocet Regular 1
Bar-tailed Godwit Regular 1
Barn Owl Regular 11
Barnacle Goose Scarce 6
Bean Goose Notes required 2
Bewick's Swan Scarce 30
Bittern Description required 4
Black Brant Description required 1
Black Swan Scarce 40
Black Tern Scarce 7
Black-headed Gull Abundant 4
Black-necked Grebe Scarce 11
Black-tailed Godwit Regular 68
Black-throated Diver Scarce 14
Blackcap Regular 12
Blue Tit Abundant 1
Brent Goose Regular 1
Bullfinch Scarce 7
Buzzard Regular 82
Canada Goose Regular 2
Caspian Gull Description required 10
Cattle Egret Description required 52
Cetti's Warbler Notes required 33
Chaffinch Abundant 2
Chiffchaff Abundant 25
Common Gull Regular 14
Common Sandpiper Regular 39
Common Scoter Regular 1
Common Tern Regular 28
Coot Regular 3
Cormorant Regular 13
Corn Bunting Regular 33
Cuckoo Regular 21
Curlew Regular 2
Curlew Sandpiper Scarce 12
Dark-bellied Brent Goose Abundant 2
Dunlin Abundant 32
Egyptian Goose Scarce 60
Ferruginous Duck Description required 9
Fieldfare Regular 16
Gadwall Regular 12
Gannet Regular 1
Garden Warbler Regular 5
Garganey Scarce 8
Goldcrest Regular 2
Golden Plover Regular 25
Goldeneye Regular 77
Goldfinch Regular 4
Goosander Scarce 95
Great Black-backed Gull Regular 5
Great Crested Grebe Regular 19
Great Spotted Woodpecker Regular 13
Great White Egret Description required 177
Green Sandpiper Regular 54
Green Woodpecker Regular 20
Green-winged Teal Description required 2
Greenshank Regular 21
Grey Heron Regular 30
Grey Partridge Scarce 3
Grey Plover Regular 3
Grey Wagtail Regular 33
Greylag Goose Regular 1
Hen Harrier Scarce 17
Hobby Regular 23
Hooded Crow Notes required 1
House Martin Regular 18
House Sparrow Abundant 1
Jack Snipe Scarce 1
Jackdaw Regular 6
Jay Regular 1
Kestrel Regular 63
Kingfisher Scarce 33
Knot Regular 3
Lapwing Abundant 43
Lesser Black-backed Gull Regular 2
Lesser Whitethroat Regular 15
Linnet Regular 16
Little Egret Regular 53
Little Grebe Regular 15
Little Gull Scarce 3
Little Owl Regular 1
Little Ringed Plover Scarce 52
Little Stint Scarce 12
Long-tailed Duck Scarce 74
Long-tailed Tit Regular 3
Mallard Abundant 6
Mandarin Duck Scarce 18
Marsh Harrier Regular 86
Meadow Pipit Abundant 10
Mediterranean Gull Regular 7
Merlin Scarce 6
Mistle Thrush Regular 4
Moorhen Abundant 1
Mute Swan Regular 15
Nightingale Regular 18
Osprey Notes required 2
Oystercatcher Regular 20
Peregrine Falcon Scarce 53
Pied Wagtail Regular 10
Pink-footed Goose Notes required 1
Pintail Regular 51
Pochard Regular 14
Raven Description required 15
Red Kite Scarce 6
Red-breasted Merganser Regular 1
Red-crested Pochard Scarce 33
Red-legged Partridge Regular 2
Red-necked Grebe Scarce 15
Redshank Regular 30
Redwing Regular 11
Reed Bunting Regular 5
Reed Warbler Regular 4
Ring-necked Duck Description required 14
Ringed Plover Regular 24
Rock Pipit Regular 7
Rook Regular 1
Rough-legged Buzzard Description required 1
Ruddy Shelduck Scarce 21
Ruff Regular 55
Sand Martin Regular 26
Scaup Scarce 45
Shelduck Regular 20
Short-eared Owl Scarce 5
Shoveler Regular 14
Skylark Regular 25
Slavonian Grebe Scarce 1
Smew Scarce 40
Snipe Regular 12
Song Thrush Regular 6
Sparrowhawk Regular 26
Spoonbill Notes required 12
Spotted Flycatcher Scarce 3
Spotted Redshank Regular 1
Starling Abundant 3
Stock Dove Regular 8
Stonechat Regular 48
Swallow Regular 48
Swift Regular 20
Teal Abundant 13
Tufted Duck Regular 10
Tundra Bean Goose Notes required 14
Turnstone Regular 3
Turtle Dove Scarce 2
Water Rail Regular 2
Wheatear Regular 16
Whinchat Regular 8
White Wagtail Scarce 3
White-fronted Goose Scarce 44
Whitethroat Regular 17
Whooper Swan Scarce 35
Wigeon Abundant 35
Willow Warbler Regular 8
Wood Sandpiper Scarce 17
Woodcock Regular 1
Wren Abundant 3
Yellow Wagtail Regular 61
Yellowhammer Regular 27