Date Details Sitename
Friday 21 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:15, Windy!
7 Great White Egret (6 form LDLH causeway looking towards LB. 1 in Hide Bay.) 51 House Martin (at least) 12 Red-crested Pochard (Wigborough Bay) 1 Yellow Wagtail 55 Goldfinch 3 Meadow Pipit [David Allen]

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Thursday 20 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:30,
8 Great White Egret (Layer Breton cway, Wigborough Bay & Hide Bay) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake east of Layer Breton cway) 1 Kingfisher (Layer Breton cway) 1 Grey Wagtail (Layer Breton cway) 3 Marsh Harrier 5 Buzzard 4 Kestrel 6 Black Tern (Wigborough Bay) 14 Red-crested Pochard (13 Wigborough Bay, 1 Layer Breton cway) 1 Peregrine Falcon (juvenile female) 9 Common Tern 150 Sand Martin (All moving SW) 20 Yellow Wagtail 80 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Ruff 7 Egyptian Goose 120 Pintail 1 Black Swan [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 19 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:30, Strong Sw wind, but very warm (22 degrees)
6 Great White Egret (6 SE of LBC. 2 had earlier been in Wigborough Bay. ) 1 Garganey (Wigborough Bay) 1 Golden Plover 10 Ruff 12 Yellow Wagtail 1 Wheatear 1 Green Sandpiper [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:00, Sunny with quite a bit of wind.
10 Red-crested Pochard 3 Swallow 2 Black Tern 5 Sand Martin 4 House Martin 1 Egyptian Goose 3 Great White Egret 25 Little Egret 12 Pintail 70 Teal 90 Wigeon 1 Skylark 1 Kingfisher 1 Black Swan 1 Hobby [David Allen]

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Sunday 16 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 06:15 to 08:15,
2 Kingfisher (LBC) 2 Cetti's Warbler ( Singing males - 1 LBC, 1 VC) 6 Black Tern ( juveniles hawking over centre of main reservoir) 3 Great White Egret (3 Wig Bay & 1 flew from LBC roost towards Wig Bay) 2 Green Sandpiper (LBC) 5 Yellow Wagtail ( LBC) 2 Buzzard (W of LBC - 1 on pylon) 20 Red-crested Pochard (Wig Bay) 40 Pintail (Wig Bay) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 18:00 to 19:30, Pleasant.
1 Garganey (Wigborough Bay) 20 Red-crested Pochard 6 Great White Egret (5 in Wigborough Bay, one viewed from Layer Church) 60 Wigeon 21 Pied Wagtail 32 Little Egret [David Allen]

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Saturday 15 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 14:45, Dry, sun & cloud, warm SW breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
4 Great White Egret (2 from Hide Bay hide, 2 LBC.) 18 Grey Heron 18 Little Egret 1 Green Sandpiper (Island Hide.) 1 Snipe (Island Hide.) 20 Pintail (circa, Hide Bay.) 20 Wigeon (circa, Hide Bay.) 7 Ruff (Hide Bay.) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (circa, Hide Bay) 1 Common Tern (Island Hide.) 2 Buzzard 5 Kestrel 50 Swallow (circa, constant passage of small groups going South.) 1 House Martin (Seen with Swallow's.) 25 Stock Dove (plus. Hide Bay Hide.) 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair. ) 100 Shoveler (circa, Hide Bay Hide.) 200 Pochard (plus.) 200 Lapwing (circa, Hide Bay.) [David Hale]

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Friday 14 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 18:45 to 19:15, Setting sun, quick look from Layer Church for Fudge for 5th time - still not seen it!!
2 Great White Egret (Flew towards Wig Bay) 4 Ruff 3 Pintail [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 12 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 14:00, overcast after rain
240 Gadwall (circa) 6 Pintail 230 Shoveler (+) 5 Red-crested Pochard (one male, one very pale bird (juv?)) 1535 Pochard (+) 5 Great White Egret (4 Wig Bay, 1 Hide Bay) 14 Little Grebe 130 Great Crested Grebe (+) 1 Marsh Harrier (immature) 1 Sparrowhawk (juv) 70 Lapwing (+) 15 Ruff 60 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Green Sandpiper 3 Spotted Redshank (Wig Bay) 1 Snipe 8 Common Tern 2 Black Tern (Hide Bay) 4 Kestrel 1 Hobby 30 Sand Martin (Hide Bay) 200 Swallow (circa - 150 Layer Breton c/way) 150 House Martin (circa) 1 Whitethroat 1 Wheatear (Billets Farm) 45 Yellow Wagtail (+) 10 Meadow Pipit 120 Goldfinch (+) 40 Linnet [Martin Peers]

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Tuesday 11 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00, Overcast, warm and moderate SW wind
4 Cattle Egret (A tad closer today) 3 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00,
4 Pochard [Roy Ledgerton]

Abberton Reservoir 10:35 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, gusty SW wind, 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
4 Cattle Egret (Together, amongst cattle opposite Billets Farm.) 4 Great White Egret (3 Wig Bay, 1 Hide Bay.) 4 Ruff (Hide Bay.) 1 Red Kite (Hide Bay.) 1 Gannet (Juvenile, Hide Bay, put up every bird in the Bay before drifting away North.) 2 Black Tern (Hide Bay.) 6 Common Tern (2 juveniles, Hide Bay.) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 100 Great Crested Grebe (Plus.) 2 Kestrel 2 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay.) 1 Snipe (Hide Bay.) 100 Mute Swan (Circa.) 7 Grey Heron 33 Little Egret 1 Pintail (Female, Wig Bay.) 5 Wigeon (Wig Bay.) 12 Red-crested Pochard (6 pair, Wig Bay.) 200 Pochard (At least.) 10 Yellow Wagtail (New screen, Billets Farm.) 30 Pied Wagtail (At least, with Yellow Wags.) 10 Meadow Pipit (Circa, New screen.) 50 Swallow (Plus, mainly LBC.) 30 Lapwing (Circa.) [David Hale]

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Monday 10 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 15:30, Fine with westerly breeze
2 Whinchat (From Gwen's Hide) [Peter Heath]

Abberton Reservoir 17:30 to 18:45, Partly cloudy with a gentle breeze. Mild. Nice evening sunshine.
4 Cattle Egret (Present in field with cattle, opposite Billets Farm, then flew N.W. Two subsequently located in roost at Layer Breton causeway with Little Egrets and four Great White Egrets.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Abberton Reservoir 14:15 to 15:30, Fine with westerly breeze
3 Cattle Egret (In cattle field opposite Billet's Farm) 1 Kestrel (In field by Island Hide) 2 Whinchat (From Gwen's Hide) [Peter Heath]

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Sunday 09 Sep

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:00,
3 Cattle Egret (Other side of road billits farm) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 13:15, Bright & clear, 22c Wind 15mph SW
3 Cattle Egret (Opposite Billets Farm then later Hide Bay ) 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Hide Bay) 4 Ruff (Hide Bay) 8 Yellow Wagtail (+) 3 Sand Martin (+) 51 Swallow (+) 5 House Martin (+) 5 Green Sandpiper (East of LBC ) 40 Little Egret (+) 10 Grey Heron (+) Cormorant (circa 500+) 11 Ringed Plover (Abberton Church ) Redshank (Hide Bay ) Dunlin (Abberton Church ) Hobby (Hide Bay ) 4 Common Tern (+) [Michael Rimmell]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, sunnywithlight SW breeze
3 Cattle Egret (in field NW of Billets car park) [Peter Triston]

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 18:30, Sunny intervals through day, couldn't locate Fudge despite trying for nearly 2 hours!!
3 Cattle Egret (Hide Bay then Billets Farm, ended up at LBC with Great and Little) 2 Red-crested Pochard (1f and 1 very pale dark bill - poss juv couldn't see pink spot) 4 Great White Egret (3 Wig Bay, 1 LBC) Hobby (Hide Bay) 3 Pintail (Wig Bay) 8 Ruff (Hide Bay) Snipe (Hide Bay) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Near Island Hide) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 19:00 to 19:30, Warm (22 degrees) and still
3 Cattle Egret (Went to roost SE of LBC with Cormorant colony) 6 Great White Egret (Roosted NW of LBC) 19 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron Kingfisher [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 18:15 to 18:30, Layer Breton Causeway
3 Cattle Egret (roosting among cormorants SE of causeway) Great White Egret 20 Little Egret (+) 6 Grey Heron (+) 2 Yellow Wagtail (+) [Liz Huxley]

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