Date Details Sitename
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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Tuesday 07 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 14:45, Overcast after a sunny start. Light SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda.
6 Little Ringed Plover (3 adults & 3 tiny chicks. LDHC.) 4 Green Sandpiper (3 LBC, 1 Wig Bay.) 1 Whitethroat (LBC.) 12 Swallow (Circa.) 4 Sand Martin 20 Swift (Circa. LBC) 1 Sparrowhawk (LBC. ) 2 Buzzard (LBC.) 1 Kestrel 30 Lapwing (Circa. ) 18 Little Egret 13 Grey Heron 15 Common Tern (Circa, 1 chick. Most from Abberton Church.) 18 Egyptian Goose (10 juveniles.) 1 Great White Egret (From Abberton Church) 3 Linnet 1 Skylark [David Hale]

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Friday 03 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, windy, light rain.
1 Great White Egret (Layer Breton Causeway) 1 Ruff (summer plumage from Layer Breton Causeway) [Drew Lyness]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:30, Strong wind from west, selected sightings
1 Yellow Wagtail (Heard LBC) 70 Pochard (+) 2 Great White Egret (1 Hide Bay, 1 LDHC) 1 Hobby (In tree in Hide Bay) 1 Ruff 2 Garganey (Very distant in Hide Bay from church, probable pair with male in eclipse. 90% sure, small, longish grey bills, eyestripes, dabbling at edge although too distant to be 100%) 25 Egyptian Goose (+ mix of adults and young birds) [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 01 Jul

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:20, Dry but rain around.
1 Spoonbill (Was behind the concrete barrier by heron nesting area then flew towards main causeway on the other side ) 2 Mandarin Duck (Under tree edge below herons nests) 1 Hobby (Flew from wigborough bay side across reservoir past visitors centre) 40 Sand Martin (At least) [Ian Dewsnap]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Fair, but poured later when spoonbill flew.
1 Spoonbill (Layer Breton causeway where it flew the entire length) 1 Peregrine Falcon (In familiar tree from Layer Church) 1 Great White Egret (seems to favour same spot from Layer Church) 50 Sand Martin 3 Mandarin Duck (no adult male plumage) 1 Buzzard 3 Kestrel (one juvenile with adults) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (one friendly juvenile) 1 Willow Warbler 9 Little Egret [David Allen]

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Tuesday 30 Jun

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 14:45, Cool, overcast with showers, light breeze. 16 to 18c. Sightings with Brenda. Wig Bay & LDH Causeway only.
1 Great White Egret (Wig Bay. ) 5 Little Egret 10 Common Tern (Circa.) 100 Swift (Plus.) 1 House Martin 10 Swallow 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Circled Wig Bay.) 2 Oystercatcher (Wig Bay.) 20 Lapwing (Circa.) 8 Egyptian Goose 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Common Sandpiper (LDHC.) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Juveniles.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least, mostly juveniles.) 2 Kestrel 2 Linnet (Pair.) 6 Stock Dove 4 Little Grebe 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa. 2 Pair with 1 & 2 young. ) 50 Mallard (Circa. 4 Ducklings.) [David Hale]

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Saturday 20 Jun

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 15:00, Partly cloudy with one rain shower - Wind South Westerly moderate 21C
2 Little Grebe (LB Causeway) 20 Little Egret (At least) 2 Goldeneye (LB Causeway -Both females) 2 Shelduck (LB Causeway) 1 Buzzard (LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (Billets Farm - 1 female) 1 Oystercatcher (LDLH Causeway - Overhead) 2 Lapwing (LDLH Causeway) 1 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway) 4 Green Sandpiper (LB Causeway) 2 Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway) 1 Cuckoo (LB Causeway -Male) 1 Barn Owl (Near LB Causeway-Perched on the Great Wigbourgh sign) 200 Swift (At least - LDLH Causeway, early am) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LB Causeway) 2 Sand Martin (LDLH Causeway) 2 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway) 1 Spotted Flycatcher (LB Causeway) 10 Yellow Wagtail (At least) 2 Bullfinch (LB Causeway 1 male-1 female) 1 Corn Bunting (LDLH Causeway) 1 Cetti's Warbler (LB Causeway - Heard only) 1 Turtle Dove (LB Causeway - Heard only) 3 Willow Warbler (Reserve, and Wood mouse Trail -Heard only) 6 Blackcap (At least -68 Species recorded) [Mick Woodruff]

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Saturday 13 Jun

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 14:15, Hot!
1 Garganey (male at far corner of Wigborough Bay by School Lane) 1 Little Ringed Plover 11 Egyptian Goose 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Reed Bunting [David Allen]

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Tuesday 09 Jun

Abberton Reservoir 09:50 to 15:00, Light breeze, dry, sun & cloud, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda from both Causeways only.
1 Cuckoo (Rufous type. 3 others heard. LBC.) 2 Whitethroat (LBC.) 1 Chiffchaff (LBC.) 1 Goldeneye (Female. LBC.) 20 Mallard (Circa, ducklings, 8 & 6.) 2 Mute Swan (Pair with 4 Cygnets, LBC.) 2 Moorhen (Pair with 4 chicks, LBC.) 2 Pochard (Drakes, LBC.) 2 Teal (Drakes, LBC.) 20 Gadwall (Plus.) 8 Swallow 1 Sand Martin 2 Yellow Wagtail (Pair, LDHC.) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Pair with one tiny chick, LDHC.) 1 Oystercatcher (LDHC.) 4 Buzzard 1 Kestrel (Male, LDHC.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (LBC. Stooped at speed into waterside tree's.) 6 Common Tern 3 Shelduck 4 Egyptian Goose 6 Grey Heron 15 Little Egret 20 Great Crested Grebe (At least.) 2 Skylark [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:30, Partly cloudy, warm in sunshine
6 Shelduck 1 Greenshank (Feeding between islands west of LBC) [John Thorogood]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 19:00, Sunny
1 Goldeneye (Female, close in to Layer Breton causeway) 1 Nightingale (1 seen, 4+ heard, but not in full song. Wood near visitor Centre entrance) 220 Mute Swan (20c Layer Breton causeway, 200+ on main reservoir) 1 Cuckoo (None seen: 4 heard (only)) [Ian Swanson]

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Monday 08 Jun

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 17:30, Layer bretton with oliver cottis
1 Hobby (Flying around with swifts) 2000 Swift (All parts of Reservoir covered with swallows and house Martins mixed in. ) 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Cuckoo [Stephen Entwistle]

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