Date Site Details
Sunday 19 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 09:15, Low water levels & lots of dead fish along the east side of LBC. Are the oxygen levels too low?
40 Little Egret (Probably more, roosting off LBC) 12 Great White Egret (Seen leaving the LBC roost at dawn) Ringed Plover (LBC) Green Sandpiper (LBC) Common Sandpiper (LBC) Marsh Harrier (F billets farm screen) Garganey (Billets farm screen) 60 Pintail (Wig Bay & billets farm) 50 Wigeon (Wig Bay & billets farm) 20 Ruff (Wig Bay view point) Pectoral Sandpiper (Wig Bay view point, feeding with the Ruffs) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm & Wig Bay) 4 Swallow (Farm south of wig Bay view point) 4 Common Tern (Over LdlHC seen from billets farm) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:30,
Garganey (fem type ) 60 Lapwing 14 Black-tailed Godwit 29 Ruff Pectoral Sandpiper (juv.) Greenshank 4 Great White Egret [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:30, Also Clouded Yellow Lodge Lane
White Stork (Soaring over causeways, presumably the Stanway bird) Pectoral Sandpiper (Juv Wig bay) 32 Ruff 3 Marsh Harrier Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile) 22 Great White Egret 6 Ringed Plover Little Ringed Plover (Juv) 2 Green Sandpiper [Daryl Rhymes]

Saturday 18 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 12:15, sunny, few clouds warm
18 Great White Egret (10 on the causeways, 8 Wigborough bay) Garganey (Wigborough bay) Sparrowhawk (Wigborough bay) Marsh Harrier Mediterranean Gull (first winter - flew north from over LdLH causeway) 2 Green Sandpiper (LB Causeway) Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway) 2 Common Tern [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00,
Pectoral Sandpiper (Wigboro Bay) 23 Ruff (Wig Bay) 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) 2 Marsh Harrier (M & cream crown Billets Farm Screen) 100+ Pintail 100+ Wigeon 8 Great White Egret [John Slee]

Wednesday 15 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:35 to 16:30, Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.
15 Egyptian Goose (Circa. One all white leucistic bird. LBC. ) 15 Wigeon 50 Pintail (Circa) 50 Lapwing (Circa. ) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay. ) 17 Ruff (Most from Wig Bay screen. ) Green Sandpiper 2 Wood Sandpiper (Still in front of Billets Farm screen. ) 500 Black-headed Gull (Plus) Common Gull (LDHC. ) 7 Common Tern (LDHC. ) 16 Grey Heron 15 Great White Egret 63 Little Egret 3 Buzzard Short-eared Owl (Abberton Church. Viewing point new fence too high to see over !.) 2 Kestrel Jay 3 Swallow (Wig Bay.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Wig Bay) [David Hale]

Tuesday 14 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 15:00,
2 Green Sandpiper 3 Common Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 3 Greenshank 55 Black-tailed Godwit 24 Ruff 3 Snipe Redshank 17 Great White Egret 70 Little Egret 4 Yellow Wagtail Marsh Harrier (Female) 2 Ringed Plover 2 Garganey (From Abberton Church) [Daryl Rhymes]

Monday 13 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, Viewing from Abberton Church viewpoint
2 Garganey Pectoral Sandpiper (juvenile) Wood Sandpiper Green Sandpiper 2 Ruff Snipe Little Ringed Plover 2 Ringed Plover 7 Great White Egret Marsh Harrier (juvenile) [Steve Grimwade]

Saturday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 16:00, highlights from a long day
4 Red-legged Partridge 25 Egyptian Goose 32 Pintail (billets/wig bay) Goldeneye (female, LBC) 3 Little Grebe 47 Black-tailed Godwit (wig bay) 20 Ruff Snipe (wig bay) 3 Common Sandpiper 4 Green Sandpiper 8 Grey Heron 10 Great White Egret (at-least) 15 Little Egret 4 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Red Kite (One over main reserve and one LBC (juv). Possible same individual) 3 Buzzard Kingfisher (LBC) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 3 Kestrel Hobby (hide bay) 4 Cetti's Warbler Stonechat (female on wire, billets) Wheatear (billets screen) 10 Yellow Wagtail 4 Meadow Pipit [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 20:00,
16 Ringed Plover 56 Black-tailed Godwit 28 Ruff Dunlin Pectoral Sandpiper (Juvenile off Abberton Church) 3 Green Sandpiper Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay) 14 Great White Egret (Roost count LB causeway) 2 Marsh Harrier Grey Wagtail 3 Meadow Pipit (Billets - first of autumn for me) 3 Greenshank [Daryl Rhymes]

Friday 10 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy, windy
10 Shoveler 6 Pied Wagtail 2 Grey Wagtail Starling Grey Heron 4 Great Crested Grebe [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:00, Mainly overcast, warm with a short heavy shower.23c
6 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide/Visitor Centre pond/Layer Breton Causway) 35 Little Egret (Most on the Layer De La Haye Causeway) 4 Great White Egret (At Least) 30 Wigeon (At Least (All Hides)) 30 Pintail (At Least (All Hides) and 1 Yellow Billed Pintail - Escaped from?) 2 Red-crested Pochard (♂♀ Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide) 10 Egyptian Goose (At least including 1 Albino) Buzzard (Island Hide) 2 Sparrowhawk (Layer Breton Causeway/Wood mouse Trail) Marsh Harrier (♀ Bay Hide Bay) 2 Hobby (Layer Breton Causeway) Peregrine Falcon (Bay Hide Bay) 17 Ringed Plover (Billets Farm) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide (Estimated)) Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton Causeway) 7 Greenshank (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide) 10 Ruff (Billets Farm/Island Hide) Mediterranean Gull (Bay Hide Bay (Juvenile - First winter) ) 2 Kingfisher (Layer Breton Causeway) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Reserve) 3 Swallow (Billets Farm) 3 Sand Martin (Island Hide) Wheatear ( ♀ Billets Farm) Reed Warbler (Visitor Centre pond) Blackcap ( ♂ Wood mouse Trail) 4 Whitethroat (Wood mouse Trail) Willow Warbler (Reserve) 2 Chiffchaff (Wood mouse Trail) Grey Wagtail (♂ Layer Breton Causeway) 6 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm) 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only) [Mick Woodruff]

Thursday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:00,
28 Ruff 16 Great White Egret 2 Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough bay) 35 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Little Ringed Plover (Juveniles) 8 Ringed Plover Goldeneye Turnstone 3 Greenshank 3 Green Sandpiper Marsh Harrier (Male) 6 Snipe 9 Mediterranean Gull (8 Lodge Lane 1 Abberton Church) Barnacle Goose 10 Little Grebe [Daryl Rhymes]

Monday 06 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00, Warm, mostly clear, not much wind
10 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton causeway) 9 Stock Dove (Spread around) 100 Lapwing (Estimate) 4 Ruff (Billet's Farm viewpoint) Common Sandpiper (Layer de la Haye causeway, east side) Wood Sandpiper (Billet's Farm viewpoint, nearest shore) 36 Herring Gull (34 in tight group on water) 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 Common Tern (Estimate) Black Tern (Billet's Farm viewpoint) 7 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret 8 Little Egret 3 Buzzard (High, from Layer Breton causeway, to west) Kestrel (Hide Bay Hide) Hobby (Harassing one of the Buzzards) 6 Whitethroat (Reserve, including family party of at least 4) Yellow Wagtail (Billet's Farm viewpoint (three observed by others)) 4 Linnet (Billet's Farm viewpoint) Wheatear (Billet's Farm viewpoint) [Simon Banks]

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 15:30, highlights
15 Wigeon 20 Pintail (at-least, Wig Bay) Little Grebe 10 Ruff Snipe Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 3 Black Tern (pair seen twice (presumably same pair) and a third alone.) 8 Great White Egret (at-least) Marsh Harrier (same bird (probably a juv) seen 3 times) Red Kite (juv, Hide Bay) 7 Buzzard 4 Kestrel Hobby (Billets) Skylark 3 Sand Martin Lesser Whitethroat 2 Wheatear (Billets) 10 Yellow Wagtail Meadow Pipit 17 Linnet Reed Bunting (female) 550 Cormorant 15 Little Egret 10 Grey Heron [Oliver Cottis]

Sunday 05 Sep Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:45, Selected highlights
Red-necked Grebe (Juvenile) 13 Red-crested Pochard 2 Wood Sandpiper 2 Little Stint 12 Great White Egret Black Tern (Juvenile) 15 Ruff 4 Wheatear 4 Sandwich Tern (Came in from east with BH Gulls and drifted back east) Spotted Redshank 4 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Curlew 3 Marsh Harrier (male and 2 juveniles) Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel Buzzard [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:10, clear, bright and warm
6 Lapwing (+) 5 Shoveler (+) 8 Mute Swan 2 Pied Wagtail 7 Little Egret 4 Goldfinch (+) Green Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail Great White Egret 4 Grey Heron Kingfisher (Female) Marsh Harrier Wheatear 3 Wigeon [Paul Everett]