Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 05 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 16:00, Vile.
2 Great White Egret 2 Smew (at last, a male and female off Layer Breton) 1 Scaup [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Saturday 02 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 07:10 to 16:00,
3 Cattle Egret (In roost and later seen in nearby fields (4 seen later)) 4 Great White Egret 1 Scaup (Female) 4 Long-tailed Duck 1 Smew (Redhead) 39 Goosander 2 Red-necked Grebe 5 Bewick's Swan 1 Raven (Heard near Abberton Church) 6 Tundra Bean Goose 30 White-fronted Goose 1 Barnacle Goose 2 Peregrine Falcon 5 Marsh Harrier 2 Sparrowhawk 4 Buzzard 5 Kestrel 8 Egyptian Goose 1 Chiffchaff 4 Stonechat 500 Fieldfare (300 on Nature Reserve and at least 200 east side Wigborough Bay) 3 Grey Wagtail 2 Corn Bunting 3 Yellowhammer 3 Ruff 80 Dunlin 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher 1 Black Swan [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 13:00, Very cold, sunny (14.00-15.00 visit)
1 Merlin (Male, found by David Bradnum) 4 Cattle Egret (Gt. Wigborough) 1 Rock Pipit (LdLH causeway) 1 Mediterranean Gull 5 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:20, Chilly, light wind, Highlights only
1 Red-necked Grebe (Hide bay from Layer Church) 35 White-fronted Goose (Came in to roost at LBC just after dusk with Beans) 6 Tundra Bean Goose (in to roost with Whitefronts) 3 Goosander 1 Great White Egret (LBC) 2 Grey Wagtail (1 each at LBC and LDLH) 1 Sparrowhawk (Chased by Crow at LBC) [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 01 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 11:30, Misty. Not warm.
2 Bewick's Swan (Wigboro Bay (look left)) 4 Cattle Egret (In field, not with sheep (nor cattle)) 1 Grey Wagtail (Layer Breton causeway (west side)) 30 Dunlin (Just a guess. More than I've seen there.) 2 Stonechat (Near first hide.) 1 Great White Egret (Wigboro Bay) 10 Golden Plover (+) [Graham Upton]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 12:30, Cold and overcast becoming misty
2 Great White Egret (One over LDLH causeway one billets screen) 30 White-fronted Goose (Approx with Greylags LBC) 4 Cattle Egret (In field south of billets screen near junction) 2 Bewick's Swan (Adult & juv billets screen) 1 Ruff (Billets screen) 8 Dunlin (Approx billets screen) 1 Redshank (Billets screen) 1 Green Sandpiper (Billets screen) 1 Black Swan (Billets screen) 100 Golden Plover (Approx in flight over billets farm area with lapwings) 20 Goosander (At least LDLH ) 50 Goldeneye (At least LDLH) 1 Red-necked Grebe (Hide Bay from LDLH Church but distant) 1 Raven (On pylon from LDLH church) [Brian Bolton]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:30, Grey, chilly light breeze
2 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay) 2 Egyptian Goose (visitor centre ) 16 Pintail (Wig Bay) 50 Goldeneye (estimate, very visible, mating displaying all over reservoir ) 12 Goosander (Wig Bay) 1 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 500 Golden Plover (estimate fields near Wigborough) 750 Lapwing (estimate) 3 Ruff (Wig Bay) 1 Great White Egret (LBC) 150 Fieldfare (At least 100 in hedges near LBC) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LBC) [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir
Wednesday 30 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00, Crisp! 2 degrees and no wind.
31 White-fronted Goose 4 Cattle Egret 3 Great White Egret 1 Barn Owl (sitting on a post in the Abberton centre) 3 Stonechat 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Bewick's Swan 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Goosander 5 Egyptian Goose [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 29 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 12:00,
28 White-fronted Goose (+, in field SW of Layer Breton causeway) 3 Scaup (Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Smew (Layer de La Haye causeway) 1 Red-necked Grebe (Layer de la Haye causeway and Billets Farm Screen) 1 Rock Pipit (Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Billets Farm Screen) 3 Bewick's Swan (Billets Farm Screen) [Simon Satchell]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 28 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 11:00,
4 Cattle Egret (In roadside field opposite Garr House Fm ) 3 Great White Egret 1 Bittern (Seen well by two other observers, in furthest reeds W of LBC) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Billets Fm) 5 Bewick's Swan (Billets Fm) 31 White-fronted Goose (W of LBC) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of LDLHC) 1 Smew (Redhead E of LDLHC) 2 Scaup (E of LBC) 2 Rock Pipit (LDLHC) 2 Grey Wagtail (LDLHC) [Adrian Dally]

Abberton Reservoir 07:45 to 11:30, Frosty & sunny
1 Smew (female east of LdlHC) 20 Goosander (about 10 males very close to LdlHC sluice) 500 Tufted Duck (most between causeways) 500 Pochard (most between causeways) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 3 Ruff (wigborough bay) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing males LBC) 1 Great White Egret 50 Fieldfare 50 Pintail (Billets screen & wig bay) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cold
1 Raven (On pylon below ldlh church ) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Below ldlh church ) 1 Barn Owl (On reserve ) 20 Fieldfare 2 Redwing 6 Redshank 20 Goosander 2 Stonechat 3 Buzzard 4 Kestrel [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 27 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00, Selected sightings
1 Smew (Redhead off LDHC) 15 Goosander 2 Great White Egret 15 White-fronted Goose 400 Fieldfare (+) 3 Snipe 15 Goldeneye 2 Meadow Pipit [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir
Tuesday 22 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:00, Calm mild
4 Cattle Egret (Same cow field just passed school lane) 9 Great White Egret 20 White-fronted Goose 1 Bean Goose (Layer breton seen by another ) 3 Bewick's Swan (Billets screen) 1 Rock Pipit (Ldlh causeway ) 4 Stonechat 1 Grey Wagtail [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 11:00, Brief stop Abberton Church viewpoint. Mild conditions for December
2 Shelduck 30 Goldeneye 2 Goosander 100 Wigeon 30 Lapwing 1 Kestrel 2 Redwing 1 Goldcrest [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00, Overcast, mild.
1 Rock Pipit (West side LdlH causeway feeding along water line.) 3 Cattle Egret (In trees west of LB causeway.) [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir
Monday 21 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Cloudy and mild
1 Red-crested Pochard 4 Cattle Egret (By farm in sheep field ) 5 Great White Egret 4 Egyptian Goose 20 Dunlin 50 Golden Plover 1 Red-necked Grebe (Wig bay) 3 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 20 White-fronted Goose 5 Goosander 30 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Pintail 150 Redwing (Bushes below Abberton church ) 4 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 30 Goldeneye (Plus all the normal ducks ) 30 Great Black-backed Gull 6 Common Gull 4 Stonechat [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir
Sunday 20 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:45,
1 Peregrine Falcon (hide bay, on top of pylon) 2 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 20 Goldeneye 2 Shelduck 2 Grey Wagtail (LDLHC) 4 Ruff (wig bay) 2 Golden Plover (wig bay) 4 Dunlin (wig bay) 1 Black Swan (wig bay) 15 Pintail (including 1 white cheeked pintail at LBC) 10 Redwing 6 Fieldfare 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Egyptian Goose 25 White-fronted Goose (LBC, flock of 24 and one with greylags) 5 Tundra Bean Goose (LBC) 6 Great White Egret 6 Grey Heron 1 Scaup (female, LBC) [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 14:00, Sunny with light breeze
25 White-fronted Goose 5 Tundra Bean Goose [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir