Date Details Sitename
Thursday 17 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 10:45, Blooming cold! As usual.... (all sightings from LDLH causeway)
8 Great White Egret 1 Smew (Drake ) 4 Scaup 40 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

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Monday 14 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Not bad
4 Smew (1 Male, 3 redheads under trees at nw end of west section) 2 Black-necked Grebe (From Billetts viewpoint) 3 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough bay) 1 Scaup (East side of lb causeway) 1 Pintail (Maybe 10 Wigborough bay; also at Langenhoe church end) [Graham Upton]

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Sunday 13 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 12:00,
10 Mute Swan 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 150 Tufted Duck 3 Scaup (At least, females amongst Tufted Ducks NW of LdlH Causeway.) 2 Teal (Pair) 20 Shoveler 20 Goldeneye 50 Wigeon 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake amongst Tufted Ducks NW of LdlH Causeway) 1 Smew (Female) 80 Goosander (+, East of LdlH Causeway) 10 Pintail 1 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret (Possibly 3) 100 Pochard 1 Skylark 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 20 Cormorant 1 Black-necked Grebe (East of LdlH Causeway) 50 Great Crested Grebe 50 Lapwing 5 Great Black-backed Gull [Thomas Gilbert]

Abberton Reservoir 07:45 to 12:00, Overcast with a strong cold easterly
12 Great White Egret (1st light from Layer de la Haye causeway ) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 2 Scaup 1 Smew (drake) 76 Goosander (possibly more) 2 Black-necked Grebe [Alan Shearman]

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Saturday 12 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, cold and stiff SW breeze
2 Long-tailed Duck (immature drake and female east of LdlH c/way) 3 Scaup (W of LdlH c/way) 1 Smew (E of LB c/way) 70 Goosander (W of LdlH c/way) 7 Great White Egret (Roosting in trees E of LB c/way) 2 Black-necked Grebe (E of LdlH c/way) 33 Great Crested Grebe 13 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 13:30, Overcast
1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake, West of layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Smew (1 Drake) 1 Black-necked Grebe (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 80 Goosander (+ most East of layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 5 Bewick's Swan (From original Billets Screen) 1 Great White Egret (West of Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Scaup (West of Layer de la Haye causeway) [Andrew Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Layer de la Haye causeway
70 Goosander (+ feeding by sluice) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of causeway) 1 Smew (drake with goosanders) 4 Black-necked Grebe (NE corner) 2 Scaup (females W of causeway) 2 Goldeneye 2 Redshank 2 Black-tailed Godwit 40 Great Crested Grebe (+) [Liz Huxley]

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Thursday 10 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 14:15, overcast, cold northerly breeze
9 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 120 Gadwall (circa, mainly Hide Bay) 4 Pintail (Wig Bay - Abberton church area not visited) 450 Pochard (+) 3 Scaup 75 Goldeneye (circa - Abberton church not visited) 4 Smew (redheads LB causeway) 79 Goosander (excluding Abberton church) 11 Great White Egret 3 Black-necked Grebe (2 Wig Bay; LdlH c/way.) 170 Lapwing (circa) 1 Knot (with Dunlin - Wig Bay) 42 Dunlin 7 Ruff 10 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Short-eared Owl (flew across reservoir from east to west) 1 Peregrine Falcon (juvenile) [Martin Peers]

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Wednesday 09 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 08:45,
1 Ring-necked Duck (Adult drake NW of Layer de la Haye cway) 4 Scaup (1st winter drake + 3 female types) 2 Smew (Drake and redhead) 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 12 Great White Egret 45 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

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Sunday 06 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 10:00, Sightings from Wig Bay and LDHC
5 Bewick's Swan 11 Ruff 300 Lapwing 27 Dunlin 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult bird on post far side of Wig Bay then juv female flew low past screen) 6 Pintail 18 Goldeneye 73 Goosander 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult m&f plus juv bird, all near Gwens Hide from causeway) 5 Black-necked Grebe (Distant between tern raft and towers) 6 Great White Egret [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00,
2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway rear tern raft found by Yvonne watling hu) 2 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH east) 3 Scaup (LDLH northwest at least 2 more there) 1 Ring-necked Duck (LDLH northwest found by Yvonne watling hu) 5 Bewick's Swan (Great wigborough sreen) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 16:30, Cloudy, light NW wind. Selected highlights.
2 Smew (Drake Layer Breton Causeway, redhead Layer de la Haye Causway) 5 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 4 Black-necked Grebe (1 Wigborough Bay, 3 Layer de la Haye Causeway) 5 Scaup (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 5 Great White Egret 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake, west of Layer de la Haye Causeway. Also seen by Yvonne Watling and Stephen Entwistle.) [Simon Satchell]

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Saturday 05 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 12:00, Cold & overcast
4 Bewick's Swan 4 Goldeneye 30 Goosander (At least) 5 Great White Egret 35 Lapwing (At least) 2 Smew [Stuart Anderson]

Abberton Reservoir
Friday 04 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Cold
5 Bewick's Swan 1 Spoonbill 2 Ruff 3 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Black-necked Grebe 2 Stonechat 100 Goosander 50 Pintail 9 Great White Egret 1 Smew [Yvonne Watling Hu]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:30, Windy fair
5 Great White Egret (Everywhere causeways bay hide) 1 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 3 Dunlin 4 Bewick's Swan 30 Goosander (Or more) [Mark Webb]

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Thursday 03 Jan

Abberton Reservoir 13:30 to 15:15,
2 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay (3 birds seen earlier)) 8 Great White Egret 4 Scaup (Layer de la Haye cway) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Wigborough Bay) 4 Ruff 1 Spoonbill (Northeast corner of Wigborough Bay briefly) 1 Marsh Harrier 4 Smew (Layer Breton cway) 6 Shelduck 11 Egyptian Goose 74 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

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