Date Details Sitename
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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Friday 14 Dec

Ardleigh Reservoir 12:35 to 13:05, overcast
14 Mute Swan 4 Gadwall 52 Tufted Duck 4 Little Egret 7 Little Grebe 2 Great Crested Grebe 34 Coot 2 Black-tailed Godwit (feeding at the margins) [Martin Peers]

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Wednesday 07 Nov

Ardleigh Reservoir 16:20 to 16:40, Quick look at A12 pond at dusk for my daily fix!
1 Grey Heron 2 Egyptian Goose 2 Mute Swan 27 Moorhen 15 Mallard 1 Song Thrush 1 Little Grebe 2 Robin (Singing and calling from either side of pond) 1 Blackbird 1 Wren (Alarm call) 8 Jackdaw (Overhead) [Matt Turner]

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Saturday 20 Oct

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:10 to 18:10,
1 Great White Egret (On small pool adjacent to Dragonfly hotel) [Steve Grimwade]

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Wednesday 17 Oct

Ardleigh Reservoir 13:30 to 13:35,
1 Black-tailed Godwit (At Ramada Inn of main reservoir. My first here I think) [Chris Balchin]

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Saturday 28 Jul

Ardleigh Reservoir 09:30 to 10:00, cloudy after showers
3 Great Crested Grebe (pair with small young on back) 20 Moorhen (including 11 juvs (7 broods)) 18 Coot (8 juvs) Common Sandpiper Sand Martin [Martin Peers]

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Wednesday 11 Jul

Ardleigh Reservoir , 09:45 to 10:30, overcast and cool
13 Mute Swan (2 families (5 + 4 cygnets)), 25 Mallard (2 new broods (6 + 4)), 1 Little Grebe (independent juv), 9 Great Crested Grebe (only one juv), 20 Moorhen (circa, including 5 broods (10 young)), 16 Coot (3 broods (4 young)), 16 Herring Gull (also 20 Lesser Blacks), 4 Common Tern (2 pairs), 8 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker (+, one juv seen), 40 Sand Martin (circa, several young calling and old site still has a few active nests), 2 Reed Warbler (males on territory), 1 Garden Warbler (+, alarm calls from nest site) [Martin Peers]

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