Date Details Sitename
Saturday 12 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 15:30, Constant light rain, calm, 14c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Long-tailed Duck (Gwens hide.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Gwens hide.) 1 Wheatear (On Tern raft, Gwens hide.) 2 Swallow (Gwens hide, heading South.) 7 Great White Egret (4 LBC, 3 Billets Screen. Large Egrets, yellow dagger bill, towering over Little Egrets.) 13 Little Egret 30 Common Gull (Circa. ) 40 Great Black-backed Gull (Circa. With Common Gull on shore between Gwens & Island hides.) 15 Pintail (Circa, Billets Screen.) 43 Goldeneye (Rafts of 25 & 18, Island hide. ) 500 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 50 Pochard (Circa.) 300 Shoveler (Circa.) 200 Teal (At least.) 25 Lapwing (Plus.) 30 Meadow Pipit (Circa.) 50 Goldfinch (Plus, Gwens hide.) 1 Redshank (LDHC.) 1 Buzzard 1 Peregrine Falcon (New Bay hide.) 2 Kestrel 5 Grey Heron 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa.) 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 7 Skylark (Gwens hide.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:30, Raining with slight breeze
2 Grey Wagtail 4 Great White Egret 5 Ruff 2 Goosander 1 Redshank 2 Stonechat 1 Long-tailed Duck 10 Pintail 20 Great Crested Grebe 200 Cormorant 2 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon [Yvonne Watling]

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Thursday 10 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:00, All seen from visitor centre
3 Spoonbill (1st years flew in from west and roosted in front of Gwen’s hide then flew east) 5 Great White Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male) 4 Kestrel [Steve Grimwade]

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Sunday 06 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 16:15, Grey and breezy
10 Great White Egret (West of LdlH c/way) [Sean Nixon]

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Thursday 03 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 12:30,
2 Ring-necked Duck (Drakes (1 west of LDLH cway and 1 from Abberton church)) 1 Grey Plover (In Wigborough Bay with 2 Golden Plover then seen flying south over Layer Breton cway) 2 Kingfisher 2 Spoonbill (Layer Breton early morning only) 5 Great White Egret 4 Green Sandpiper 1 Sand Martin 1 Rock Pipit (Flew high south over LDLH cway) 7 Ruff 2 Golden Plover 1 Snipe 35 House Martin 70 Swallow 1 Sparrowhawk (Male) 10 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Marsh Harrier (1st year) [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:00, Still, cool, excellent visibility. All sightings from Abberton Church.
1 Long-tailed Duck (in group of coots and tufted ducks from whicker viewpoint) 1 Ring-necked Duck (in same group) 3 Great White Egret 2 Spoonbill (near the pumping house) [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 14:45, In addition to Steve and Dave's birds
1 Little Gull (Adult winter,Wig Bay) 30 Corn Bunting (Abberton Church) [Barbara Leport]

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Wednesday 02 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, fine few clouds NW winds
2 Spoonbill (LBC) 8 Great White Egret (total from both causeways) 1 Ring-necked Duck (male distantly from LdLHc towards LBC) 30 Pintail (approx. Billets Farm) 16 Egyptian Goose (at least) 5 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Green Sandpiper (LBC) 2 Common Sandpiper (LBC) 8 Ringed Plover (Billets Farm screen) 6 Ruff (Billets Farm screen) 1 Kingfisher (heard from LBC) [Sean Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 14:30 to 15:30, Brief look at Layer Breton causeway
2 Spoonbill 10 Great White Egret 2 Buzzard 7 Ruff 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:00, Sunny with cool breeze.
2 Spoonbill 3 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Black Swan [Paul Chamberlain]

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Tuesday 01 Oct

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:15, Mainly bright. Some drizzle occasionally.
7 Buzzard (LB causeway) 3 Chiffchaff (by visitor centre gates) 4 Stock Dove 7 Dunlin (Billets Farm) 8 Great White Egret 1 Goldeneye (female from LB causeway) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Grebe 2 Hobby (LB causeway) 40 Lapwing 2 Mandarin Duck (two sleeping females LB causeway + 2 other possible hybrids) 20 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm) 14 Ringed Plover (Billets Farm) 20 Pintail (+) 1 Red-legged Partridge 1 Black Swan 18 Ruff (Billets Farm) 32 Swallow (Billets Farm) 8 House Martin (Billets Farm) 10 Skylark (Billets Farm) 1 Whinchat (On posts in field opposite Billets Farm) 2 Stonechat (On posts in field opposite Billets Farm) 1 Wheatear (On roof of Billets Farm ) 1 Green Sandpiper (LB causeway) 3 Common Sandpiper (LB causeway) 1 Cetti's Warbler (LB causeway) [David Allen]

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Sunday 29 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 17:00, Rain showers and clear spells
2 Hobby (juvs LB c/w) 1 Marsh Harrier (LB c/w) 5 Great White Egret 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Greenshank 10 Ruff 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Whinchat 2 Stonechat [Sean Nixon]

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Saturday 28 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Windy
5 Great White Egret 2 Spoonbill 2 Stonechat 2 Whinchat 1 Pintail 2 Greenshank 10 Ruff 1 Marsh Harrier 10 House Martin 3 Whitethroat 1 Blackcap 1 Black Swan [Yvonne Watling]

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Wednesday 25 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:15, Overcast with rain but some sunny intervals.
1 Cuckoo 2 Spoonbill 3 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Whinchat [Paul Chamberlain]

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Tuesday 24 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 17:00, Sunny
1 Cuckoo (Feasting on brown moth caterpillars ) [Rebecca Taylor]

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