Date Details Sitename
Friday 07 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 05:45 to 09:00, Plus escaped White-cheeked Pintail
1 Garganey 6 Red-crested Pochard 4 Greenshank 4 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 27 Black-tailed Godwit 18 Common Sandpiper 5 Green Sandpiper 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Yellowhammer 3 Buzzard 1 Black Swan [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 05 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 19:30 to 20:45, very warm, cloudy and windy, all sightings from Peldon viewing area.
21 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 10 Common Tern (inc' 2 juv. ) 12 Lapwing 1 Common Gull (adult) 83 Black-headed Gull (inc' 2 juv.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Marsh Harrier (female came down to drink) 6 Great Crested Grebe (inc' 2 juv.) 1 Garganey (eclipsed female/juvenile too distant) 62 Pochard 28 Tufted Duck 1 Red-crested Pochard (female, also many Teal, Shoveler, Mallard and Gadwall) 6 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 2 Green Woodpecker (over) 3 Chiffchaff (calling) [Ashley Gooding]

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Monday 03 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 12:00,
7 Great White Egret (1 LBC, 3 WIG BAY, 3LDLH) 1 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH) 1 Greenshank (Wig bay) [Barbara Leport]

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Sunday 02 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 10:30, sunny, stiff breeze
181 Black-headed Gull 3 Common Sandpiper 12 Swift 15 Common Tern (all adults) 6 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Lapwing (9 from church, 11 from L.D.L.H causeway) 12 Little Egret (6 from church, 6 from LDLH causeway) 3 Yellow Wagtail (3 over calling from church, 6+ L.D.L.H causeway) 28 Cormorant (in feeding frenzy. All the above from Abberton church) 15 Pied Wagtail 163 Mute Swan 2 Chiffchaff (calling) 200 Pochard (+) 50 Tufted Duck (+) 2 Great White Egret 94 Coot 1 Green Woodpecker (heard, all the above from Layer D.L.H. causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

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Saturday 01 Aug

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:30, Partly cloudy, wind westerly light to moderate. 26c
2 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 25 Little Egret 3 Great White Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide, and both Causeways) 40 Teal (LB Causeway and Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 2 Wigeon (♂♀LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 1 Mandarin Duck (♂LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 3 Goldeneye (♀LB Causeway) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (♀LB Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 4 Buzzard (At least) 1 Sparrowhawk (♀LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (♀Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Hobby (Billets Farm) 1 Kestrel (Over the Reserve) 1 Oystercatcher (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 50 Lapwing (At least) 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway) 3 Green Sandpiper (Possibly 5- LB Causeway - On large island ) 2 Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway - On large island ) 1 Greenshank (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 1 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway) 3 Blackcap (Old Road) 5 Whitethroat 15 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm and LDLH Causeway) [Mick Woodruff]

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Tuesday 28 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Mainly overcast, strong Westerly. Sightings with John Slee and Dave Sampson.
1 Ruddy Shelduck (F) 20 Egyptian Goose (circa) 1 Wigeon (eclipse M ) 1 Teal (M) 2 Mandarin Duck (eclipse M & F) 3 Goldeneye (eclipse M & F (LBC), eclipse F (LDLHC)) 12 Little Egret 3 Great White Egret 1 Buzzard (LBC) 8 Little Ringed Plover (LDLHC) 20 Lapwing (LBC) 4 Common Sandpiper 10 Common Tern 10 Swift 10 Yellow Wagtail [Mike Harris]

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Sunday 26 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny
1 Ruddy Shelduck (Layer breton causeway ) 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Mandarin Duck 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Little Grebe 50 Cormorant 5 Little Egret 1 Great White Egret 2 Black Swan 6 Little Ringed Plover 10 Great Crested Grebe 5 Common Tern 1 Buzzard 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Skylark 7 Grey Heron 2 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Yvonne Watling]

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Saturday 18 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 11:00, overcast but warm
74 Gadwall (LdlH - included female + 3 half-grown young) 30 Great Crested Grebe (included 3 broods (6 juvs)) 1 Lapwing (juv) 3 Little Ringed Plover (adult + 2 young) 14 Common Tern 4 Yellow Wagtail (3 juvs Billets; 1 calling LdlH) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00, Sunny
2 Spoonbill (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Common Sandpiper 4 Green Sandpiper 6 Little Egret 2 Goldeneye 50 Egyptian Goose 20 Cormorant 7 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Great White Egret 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Greenshank 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults 3 young) 20 Common Tern 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Yvonne Watling]

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Sunday 12 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 13:00,
4 Mandarin Duck 1 Hobby 1 Peregrine Falcon (2cy female) 5 Red-crested Pochard 3 Green Sandpiper 6 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults and 4 chicks) 1 Oystercatcher 3 Greenshank 2 Cuckoo 3 Great White Egret 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Yellowhammer 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Buzzard [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 08 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Cloudy
6 Green Sandpiper (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Little Grebe 5 Little Egret 50 Egyptian Goose 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 Goldeneye 3 Lapwing 30 Cormorant 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay) 2 Greenshank (Wig bay) 20 Common Tern 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults 3 chicks ) 1 Hobby 2 Great White Egret 3 Whitethroat 4 Linnet 100 Swift 50 House Martin 1 Swallow 1 Sand Martin 15 House Sparrow 3 Skylark [Yvonne Watling]

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