Date Details Sitename
Monday 10 May

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 09:15, Selected sightings + Yellow-billed Teal (escape)
2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Little Ringed Plover 3 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Hobby 2 Cuckoo 1 Great White Egret 1 Black Swan 1 Mandarin Duck 2 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]

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Sunday 09 May

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 16:30, Dry and mainly overcast with a few sunny spells. Wind South Westerly moderate. 19c
1 Little Grebe (LDLH Causeway) 2 Gadwall (♂♀ LDLH Causeway) 5 Shoveler (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Goldeneye (♀ LB Causeway) 2 Buzzard (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Sparrowhawk (♀ Old Road) 1 Hobby (LDLH Causeway) 2 Oystercatcher (LDLH Causeway) 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide) 9 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway) 1 Spotted Redshank (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide) 3 Cuckoo (♂♂♀ Woodmouse Trail+Old Road) 150 Swift 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LB Causeway) 10 House Martin (LB Causeway) 1 Wheatear (♂ LDLH Causeway) 3 Nightingale (Old Road) 3 Garden Warbler (Woodmouse Trail+Old Road) 7 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Willow Warbler (Reserve) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm) 3 Yellowhammer (LB Causeway+Woodmouse Trail) 1 Green Woodpecker (Reserve - Heard only) 1 Song Thrush (Woodmouse Trail - Heard only) 1 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway - Heard only ... 80 Species seen and Heard) [Mick Woodruff]

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Saturday 08 May

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 13:00,
1 Garganey (Drake) 2000 Swift 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Hobby 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Yellowhammer 1 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]

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Friday 07 May

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 17:30, Dry, sun & cloud, cool W breeze, 14c. Sightings with Brenda.
4 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 4 Nightingale (Seen crossing the old road in pairs, many more heard. ) 4 Blackcap (2 pairs.) 2 Chiffchaff (Seen, more heard.) 1 Wren 8 Whitethroat 10 Chaffinch (At least) 6 Long-tailed Tit 2 Blue Tit 4 Little Ringed Plover 15 Common Tern (Circa.) 20 Yellow Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Cuckoo (Plus another heard.) 100 Swift (Plus.) 2 House Martin 20 Swallow (Plus.) 2 Mandarin Duck (Drakes. NE corner of LBC. ) 4 Common Sandpiper (LBC.) 1 Wheatear (Male. Billets screen.) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair. Billets screen.) 10 Little Egret 9 Grey Heron 2 Oystercatcher [David Hale]

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Thursday 06 May

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 20:00,
3 Hobby (From wigborough hide all working up & down far bank.) 1 Mandarin Duck (Male sitting on roots of fallen down trees north east LBCW) 1 Common Sandpiper (LB causeway ) 10 Greenshank (Plus from Wigborough hide) [Stephen Entwistle]

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Sunday 02 May

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunshine with cloud.
5 Greenshank (wig Bay (1 at billets) ) 1 Cuckoo 1 Buzzard 1 Arctic Tern (Billets ) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Billets ) 1 Wheatear (Billets.) 5 Yellow Wagtail (Billets field) 3 Hobby (Ldlh. Distant birds) 2 Common Sandpiper (Lbc) 2 Reed Warbler (Lbc. Heard only) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lbc. Heard only ) [Matthew Davison]

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Friday 30 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 16:00, Sunny with cloud building up.
1 Cattle Egret (In with cows opp Garr House Farm late afternoon) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Opposite Billets screen) 20 Common Tern (Around reserve numbers building up ) 2 Black Tern (Maybe more. Very distant from Abberton church) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Ldlh causeway) 12 Greenshank (At least. Wig bay) 30 Swift (And more. Abberton church) 1 Sand Martin (Abberton church) 20 Swallow (Abberton church) 4 House Martin (Abberton Church ) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Billets) 1 Wheatear (Bilets) 4 Nightingale (1 at Abb Church, 1 Billets, 2 Breton) 1 Sedge Warbler (Abb Church ) 1 Reed Warbler (Footpath to WIG BAY screen. ) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Abb church) 10 Whitethroat (At least around cauesways) 2 Blackcap 6 Yellowhammer (Abb church) [Barbara Leport]

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Thursday 29 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:50, Cool NE breeze, sun & cloud, dry. 14c. Sightings with Brenda, LDHC, Billets farm & Wig Bay.
6 Buzzard 4 Kestrel 3 Hobby (Wig Bay.) 2 Greenshank 2 Mediterranean Gull 20 Common Tern (Circa.) 15 Yellow Wagtail (One male showing distinctive blue head, likely " Channel Wagtail".) 15 Swallow (At least) 10 House Martin (Circa.) 50 Swift (At least.) 2 Whitethroat (Nest building pair.) 2 Wheatear (Males, Billets Screen. ) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) 12 Skylark (At least. ) 1 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 4 Stock Dove 10 Great Crested Grebe (Circa. ) 2 Linnet (Pair. ) 1 Snipe 2 Cattle Egret (With cattle near Wig Meat sales. ) 1 Chiffchaff 1 Robin 2 Blackbird (Males.) 3 Mallard (Female's with 2 broods of 14 & one of 6 ducklings.) 1 Red Kite [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 15:30, Cloudy
3 Hobby 2 Black Tern 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Cuckoo 1 Little Gull 2 Whimbrel 1 Marsh Harrier [Trevor Bufton]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00,
23 Greenshank 2 Arctic Tern (A few seen amongst the Commons) 2 Hobby 2 Whimbrel 2 Red Kite 1 White Stork (Presumably a wandering Knepp bird) 3 Wheatear 3 Common Gull 2 Little Gull (Adult and first-summer) [Daryl Rhymes]

Abberton Reservoir 06:45 to 13:15,
1 Goldeneye (female from Layer Breton causeway) 1 Hobby (over visitor centre, 2nd or same bird between causeways later ) 6 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Billets Farm screen) 1 Cuckoo (in trees west side of Layer Breton causeway then flew south) 10 Yellow Wagtail (at least 10 seen around reservoir) 9 Nightingale (5+ Old Road, 1 Abberton Church, 1 north-west of LDLH causeway, 1 in hedge at Billets Farm screen, 1 north-east of LB causeway) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (at least 4 singing around reservoir) 1 Willow Warbler (singing north-west of LDLH causeway) 1 Reed Warbler (singing from hedge by Wigborough screen) 2 Whimbrel (Billets Farm screen) 2 Cattle Egret (in field with cattle behind barns at Garr House Farm (south side of B1026))) 1 White Stork (apparently unringed bird flew into Wigborough Bay from east then headed north at around 11:40) 1 Red Kite (over visitor centre, 2nd or same bird over Wigborough Bay later) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Oystercatcher (in field SE of LB causeway) [James Hudson]

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Wednesday 28 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Cool and breezy
2 Hobby [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 12:30, Dull and windy
17 Greenshank (From Wigborough Bay viewpoint along shoreline to right) [Paul Richardson]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 19:30, Selected sightings from LDH and Wig Bay
26 Black Tern 1 Osprey (Thanks to Sean Nixon for the heads up) 4 Little Gull (2 first Summer, 2 Adult) 2 Hobby 20 Greenshank (Definite 20 birds in Wig Bay, probably more on unseen edge!) 5 Wigeon 150 Swift (+) 6 Yellow Wagtail 1 Nightingale 6 Arctic Tern 42 Little Egret (LBC roost on way home) 2 Common Sandpiper (LBC) 1 Whimbrel (Heard) 2 Oystercatcher 1 Redshank (Heard LBC) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:30,
31 Black Tern 75 Arctic Tern (My highest ever count here) 1 Wheatear 2 Hobby 1 Red Kite 8 Little Gull (4 adults 4 1st-summers) 14 Greenshank 4 Mediterranean Gull 300 Swift (Min) [Daryl Rhymes]

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Tuesday 27 Apr

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 11:00, Bright and calm
1 Red Kite (Layer Breton) 3 Common Sandpiper (Singles LB LDLH & Abberton church) 6 Greenshank (Wigborough Bay) 40 Fieldfare (Still LDLH) 6 Swift (Abberton church) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males) 1 Goldeneye (Female LDLH) 2 Little Gull (Ad & 1st-summer Wigborough bay) 10 Teal 1 Marsh Harrier (Male) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Cuckoo 1 Willow Warbler (Singing male) [Daryl Rhymes]

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