Date Details Sitename
Saturday 07 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00, Mild and dry
1 Scaup (East of LDLH Causeway. Thanks Sean for the heads up,) 1 Black-necked Grebe (East of LDLH Causeway.) [David Curle]

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 16:00, Mild, still and grey
2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Scaup 29 Goosander (Lodge Lane) 7 Goldeneye 4 Great White Egret 41 Fieldfare 3 Redwing 3 Stonechat 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Bullfinch 23 Skylark [Sean Nixon]

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Wednesday 04 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 14:00, bright sunshine; cold
2 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay) 54 Pintail 295 Shoveler 100 Pochard (+) 6 Scaup (drake + 5 females) 45 Goldeneye 36 Goosander 5 Great White Egret (4 between Hide Bay and road) 250 Great Crested Grebe (circa) 1 Marsh Harrier (male across road towards VC) 1 Sparrowhawk (female Billets) 500 Lapwing (+) 5 Ruff (with Lapwings at Billets) 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank (others reported 3) 50 Common Gull (Layer Breton) 2 Kestrel (first winter birds) 2 Stonechat (pair) 1 Grey Wagtail (Billets) 100 Linnet (circa near church; also c40 Skylarks) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 01 Dec

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 14:15, Cold. Clear.
5 Cattle Egret (Opposite side of road to Billets Farm, distantly with feeding cattle) 6 Bewick's Swan (Great Wigborough Bay. 3 awake, 3 asleep.) 1 Stonechat 2000 Tufted Duck (plus!!!) 2 Great White Egret 1 Egyptian Goose 4 Ruff 160 Lapwing 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

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Saturday 30 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 12:30, Nice when sun out, chilly when it went in!
1 Long-tailed Duck (LDHC) 3 Great White Egret (Billets Farm) 5 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 5 Cattle Egret (Field opposite Billets Farm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Billets Farm ) 2 Goosander (LBC) [Emma Robinson]

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Friday 29 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:45, Clear and sunny with light N wind. Colder.
1 Black Swan (W of Layer Breton causeway) 6 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay - all adults.) 50 Goosander (Layer de la Haye causeway (50+)) 2 Scaup (Imm. male and female out E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 5 Cattle Egret (with black cattle on fields opposite Billets Farm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male hunting over Hide Bay) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Imm. hunting over Hide Bay and also perched near top of pylon opposite hide. ) 1 Ruff (along bank out SE of Layer de la Haye causeway) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 12:00,
5 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay at 1200) 1 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway) 55 Goosander (LDLH causeway) 1 Scaup (LDLH causeway ( may have been more)) 6 Ruff (Wig. Bay) 3 Great White Egret 5 Cattle Egret (Seen by other observers oppo Billet's Farm but flew off minutes before our arrival) [Simon Cox]

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 16:15, Dry, bright sunshine, clear sky, light breeze. 6 to 8c. Sightings with Brenda from LDH causeway & Billets Farm only.
5 Cattle Egret (With cattle opposite Billets Farm. ) 10 Great White Egret (Billets Farm screen. Birds together, nearest bank.) 4 Bewick's Swan (Billets Farm screen. Birds in Wig Bay.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Stonechat (Pair, LDHC.) 50 Goosander (Plus. Birds now accepting watchers & not spooking away. Close encounters.) 30 Goldeneye (Circa.) 3 Scaup (Females.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Side by side, LDHC.) 500 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 500 Teal (Plus.) 30 Wigeon (Plus.) 40 Shoveler (Plus.) 3 Pintail (2 drakes 1 female.) 30 Pochard (Plus.) 6 Gadwall 5 Grey Heron 2 Ruff 2 Redshank 1 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Egyptian Goose 12 Common Gull 15 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) [David Hale]

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Sunday 24 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 15:00, Mild - Highlights from 63 species recorded, a personal best for me at Abberton!
1 Bewick's Swan (Showing well in Wig Bay @ 14:45) 12 Egyptian Goose (At least) 2 Shelduck (Wig Bay) 30 Pintail (+) 2 Scaup (Females close in from Gwen's Hide) 30 Goldeneye (+) 50 Goosander (+) 2 Pheasant 5 Cattle Egret (Field opposite Wig Bay screen with cattle) 11 Great White Egret (6 LDLH, 5 from Hide Bay Hide) 1 Little Egret (Hide Bay) 1 Buzzard 9 Dunlin (6 Wig Bay, 3 Hide Bay) 4 Ruff (2 Wig Bay, 2 Hide Bay) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (LDLH) 1 Kingfisher (E of LBC in trees opposite weir) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Dead tree opposite Hide Bay Hide) 5 Meadow Pipit 1 Stonechat (Nr Island Hide) 30 Fieldfare (+) 10 Long-tailed Tit (+) 3 Linnet 1 Black Swan (LDLH then again from Island Hide nr Pumping Station) [Ben Mapp]

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Saturday 23 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 08:30 to 16:00, Rain at first becoming dry and overcast
1 Black-necked Grebe (Bay Hide Bay) 1 Little Egret (LDLH Causeway) 6 Great White Egret (LDLH Causeway) 4 Cattle Egret (Opposite Billets Farm with Black Cows ) 98 Pintail (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 3 Scaup (2 males+1 female LDLH Causeway) 56 Goosander (45 LDLH Causeway, 11 LBC) 1 Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Bewick's Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male from Billets Farm ) 10 Golden Plover (LDLH Causeway) 1 Redshank (LDLH Causeway) 10 Dunlin (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Long-eared Owl (2.15pm LBC IN the tree near the old shed - stayed for 15 minutes) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LDLH Causeway) 30 Fieldfare (Reserve/Visitor Centre) 2 Stonechat (Billets Farm 1 male + 1 female) 2 Grey Wagtail (LDLH Causeway - 59 Species seen today at Abberton) [Mick Woodruff]

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Wednesday 20 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Cloudy with bright spells , cold Westerly breeze
1 Bewick's Swan (From Wigborough bay) 5 Cattle Egret (In black cow field, on left App 1 mile from LDLH Causeaway Opp farm. Showed well but easily flushed. ) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Floating, head tucked, with Pochards, East from LDLH C , on VC car park side. ) 30 Goosander (Good views East from LDLH C) 20 Goldeneye (Good views East from LDHC) 4 Great White Egret (Good views East of LDLH C ) 2 Marsh Harrier (From Billets screen, 1male on far bank but 1 stunning male in good light from left of screen . ) [Paul Kingston]

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Tuesday 19 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 13:00, Fine.
1 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 5 Cattle Egret (with black cows in distant field west of Billetts farm) 9 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay) [Graham Upton]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Still but cold
1 Little Auk (One actively feeding with large group of Great Crested Grebes and diving regularly. In-line with White Towers/Buildings) 2 Black-necked Grebe 4 Scaup (Around tern raft) 1 Smew (Redhead) [Daniel Whitelegg]

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Monday 18 Nov

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:30, Dry, sun & cloud, light NW breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Little Auk (Distant from LDHC on arrival. Showed for 5 minutes. never seen again.) 20 Goosander (Plus, both causeways.) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 9 Scaup (LDHC.) 1 Smew (Female. Close views from LDHC.) 1 Pintail (Drake, Gwens hide.) 11 Great White Egret (Showing together, far bank from Gwens hide.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 1000 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 100 Pochard (Plus.) 1 Little Egret 2 Ruff (LDHC.) 1 Redshank 100 Lapwing (Circa.) 10 Grey Heron 2 Stonechat (Pair. Gwens hide.) 7 Skylark (Gwens hide.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Sorties over Teal etc, out from Gwens hide.) 4 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 100 Shoveler (Circa.) 1 Cattle Egret (In meadow half mile West past Wig Bay screen. ) 2 Black-necked Grebe (Distant from Gwens hide.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00, Fresh northerly wind - cold but dry
1 Little Auk (Still visible distantly from Layer de la Haye causeway at mouth of Wigborough Bay (my first for the site)) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Both young drake and female with Pochard east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Smew (Redhead affording excellent views just east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 11 Great White Egret (11 in total, including 7 from the Billets Farm screen) 356 Cormorant (356+) 79 Great Black-backed Gull (Roosting by Gwen's Hide) 614 Wigeon 12 Scaup (Party of 12 east of Layer de la Haye causeway) 84 Goldeneye 42 Goosander (All east of main causeway) 370 Pochard 16 Egyptian Goose 2 Redshank 1 Marsh Harrier (Male quartering adjacent farmland) 3421 Tufted Duck (Very high numbers present) 3 Little Egret 2 Black-necked Grebe (In Wigborough Bay) 2 Snipe 1 Bewick's Swan (A single adult with 17 Mute Swans in Wigborough Bay) 733 Coot (733 in Wigborough Bay) 40 Pintail 1 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Shelduck [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 14:30, 2 visits with a 3 hour break between! All sightings LDHC unless specified
1 Bewick's Swan (Wig Bay early) 1 Smew (Redhead close east ) 39 Goosander 6 Scaup 6 Great White Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv) 1 Little Auk (Finally found with help from Simon Patient) 1 Hen Harrier (Distant juv ) 2 Black-necked Grebe 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv female) 1 Common Sandpiper [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 12:15 to 16:00, Mainly sunny. Cool N wind.
1 Marsh Harrier (female flew S over Wigborough Bay, 12.25pm.) 4 Cattle Egret (flew in from E at 12.35pm and landed in sheepfield to S of Wigborough Bay hide. 1 Little egret with them at 1pm. and soon after they flew across road to pastures on W side. 1 with cattle opposite Billets Farm at 3.45pm and another in grass field close to road near Garr House Farm at 4pm.) 1 Little Egret (with 4 Cattle egrets in sheepfield S of Wigborough Bay, 1pm.) [George Brown]

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