Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 06 Aug

Ardleigh Reservoir 11:10 to 11:50, sunny but breezy
3 Great Crested Grebe (adult + 2 juvs) 3 Common Sandpiper 30 Herring Gull (+ adults & juvs; also c50 Lesser Black-backed adults & juvs) 3 Reed Warbler (juvs noted at three points. Eight species of dragonflies.) [Martin Peers]

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Monday 17 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:45 to 19:30, Sightings from Lodge Lane
1 Kingfisher (Flew low across road as I pulled up, glad I was pulling up!!) 1 Stock Dove 1 Grey Heron (did a complete circuit calling regularly then settled in far reed bed) 2 Great Crested Grebe 3 Blackcap (2 singing males, 3rd bird calling) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 2 Common Tern (Pair hunting together, beautiful) 15 Swift 1 Buzzard (Flew low over water heading south) 1 Chiffchaff (singing male) [Matt Turner]

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Friday 14 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 13:20 to 13:55, sunny but breezy
100 Greylag Goose (+, including many juvs) 40 Canada Goose (pair + 6 juvs & 30+ adults) 4 Gadwall (duck with 3 fully grown juvs) 1 Tufted Duck (male) 8 Great Crested Grebe (4 pairs; 2 nests seen) 2 Common Tern 6 Sand Martin (a few persist despite destruction of nesting cliff by contractors in March) 1 Garden Warbler (territorial male) 3 Reed Warbler (territorial males) 2 Bullfinch (pair, probably with nest) [Martin Peers]

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Thursday 13 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 19:30 to 20:30, Sightings from Lodge Lane causeway
3 Great Crested Grebe (Female on nest with male close by and another bird opposite side) 1 Grey Heron (Landed near the female GCG and the male came to her rescue and saw the heron off!) 2 Reed Warbler 1 Sedge Warbler 15 Swift (Feeding very low over water at 20:30, I could hear their wings over my head) 2 Common Tern 25 Sand Martin (+) 1 Kingfisher (Very brief glimpse low over waters edge near causeway) 2 Blackcap (singing males ) 3 Cormorant 50 Jackdaw (+ noisy roost frequently taking to the air) 1 Bullfinch (called twice) [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 02 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:00 to 19:00,
15 Sand Martin 8 Swift 3 Blackcap (Singing males) 2 Chiffchaff 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Adult and 2 juv) 1 Turtle Dove (Purring as I pulled up on Lodge Lane, flew after I took 1 pic) 3 Reed Warbler 3 Great Crested Grebe 4 Tufted Duck (3m, 1f) 1 Grey Heron [Matt Turner]

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Sunday 12 May

Ardleigh Reservoir 19:30 to 20:00, 1/2 hour at Lodge Lane causeway, everything recorded. Setting sun, plenty of insects
40 Sand Martin 10 House Martin 5 Swallow 1 Swift 2 Reed Warbler (Singing males) 3 Blackcap (Singing) 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 Tufted Duck (Pair) 2 Stock Dove 3 Chaffinch 2 Coot 1 Moorhen 2 Mute Swan 4 Herring Gull 2 Robin 3 Blackbird 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Carrion Crow 4 Mallard 5 Canada Goose 1 Chiffchaff 1 Song Thrush 2 Blue Tit 1 Wood Pigeon 1 Pheasant [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 24 Apr

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:00 to 19:00, Sightings from Lodge Lane causeway
5 Great Crested Grebe (One pair nesting) 40 Sand Martin (+) 6 House Martin 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 1 Common Tern 2 Grey Heron 1 Red-legged Partridge 1 Greylag Goose (Sitting on nest and adding to it) 6 Coot (One bird on nest) [Matt Turner]

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Monday 22 Apr

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:45 to 19:30,
2 Egyptian Goose 1 Grey Heron 2 Kingfisher 3 Whitethroat (At least) 5 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff 1 Common Tern 12 Sand Martin 1 Swallow [Matt Turner]

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Monday 18 Mar

Ardleigh Reservoir 11:15 to 12:15, sunny intervals
13 Tufted Duck 11 Great Crested Grebe (one nest, 5 pairs) 10 Coot (5 pairs in top half of reservoir) 1 Lapwing (gravel pit) 3 Green Sandpiper (gravel pit 2; upper dam 1) 2 Common Gull (all gulls on gravel pit) 30 Herring Gull 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult) 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Chiffchaff (singing males) 1 Blackcap 2 Mistle Thrush (territorial males) 2 Greenfinch (pair) 1 Reed Bunting (singing male beside upper dam) [Martin Peers]

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Sunday 10 Feb

Ardleigh Reservoir 07:30 to 07:30,
3 Siskin 2 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

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