Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 08 Jul

Ardleigh Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Overcast but dry, selected sightings from both causeways
2 Turtle Dove (Heard then seen in flight - headed north) 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Hobby (Swallows alarm calls notified me, bird high up hawking insects) 1 Sparrowhawk (Distant female with prey) 1 Buzzard (Heard only) 2 Egyptian Goose 3 Reed Warbler (1 juv) 5 Common Tern 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 1 Song Thrush (Heard) 2 Chiffchaff (Heard) 3 Blackcap (Heard) 2 Great Crested Grebe [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 01 Jul

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Selected sightings from both causeways
1 Grey Heron 2 Stock Dove 12 Swift (Low-mid level feeding and skimming water) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Adult and juv, juv disappeared into tree then adult back and forth feeding) 3 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, one juv) 4 Common Tern 1 Great Crested Grebe 2 Chiffchaff (Heard) 2 Blackcap (Heard) [Matt Turner]

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Monday 29 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:30 to 19:00, Dry and overcast with stiff W breeze, brief look off both causeways
2 Great Crested Grebe 2 Common Tern 1 Yellow Wagtail 8 Swift 15 Sand Martin 1 Kingfisher 6 Greylag Goose (2 adult, 4 young) 1 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap (Singing males) 1 Song Thrush (Singing male) 2 Swallow 1 Little Egret 10 Mallard 2 Pied Wagtail (Adult and juv) [Matt Turner]

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Saturday 27 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:30 to 19:00, Sightings from both causeways, dry but breezy
2 Egyptian Goose 18 Mute Swan 15 Sand Martin (+) 2 Swallow 1 Swift 1 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 1 Grey Heron 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Great Crested Grebe 5 Greylag Goose (Adult + 4 young) 20 Long-tailed Tit (+ Delightful family calling and flying along Lodge Lane) 2 Greenfinch (Heard) 2 Blackcap (Singing males) 1 Chiffchaff (Calling) [Matt Turner]

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Thursday 18 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Quick stop before work noting everything seen from both causeways
14 Mute Swan 4 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 2 young) 7 Great Crested Grebe 2 Common Tern 1 Reed Bunting 2 Chaffinch 2 Greenfinch 4 Wren 2 Robin (1 Juv) 4 Blackbird 4 Sand Martin 2 Reed Warbler 3 Blackcap 23 Mallard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Pheasant 10 Pied Wagtail 3 Cormorant 1 Moorhen 3 Goldfinch 1 Green Woodpecker 4 House Sparrow 1 Grey Heron 3 Magpie 1 Carrion Crow 1 Greylag Goose 1 Dunnock 3 Blue Tit 1 Buzzard 2 Jackdaw [Matt Turner]

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Friday 05 Jun

Ardleigh Reservoir 16:00 to 18:00, Sunny intervals, selected sightings
1 Buzzard 1 Hobby 4 Common Tern 1 Kingfisher 3 Egyptian Goose 30 Sand Martin (+) 6 Swift 6 Great Crested Grebe 1 Chiffchaff (Heard) 2 Blackcap (Heard) 2 Bullfinch (Pair) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 2 Stock Dove [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 13 May

Ardleigh Reservoir 14:00 to 14:00, Cloudy with broken sunshine
2 Common Tern 50 Sand Martin (+) 8 Swallow 14 House Martin 10 Swift 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 2 Mediterranean Gull (1cy & 2cy overhead north) 3 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 2 Gadwall 7 Great Crested Grebe (4 adult, 3 young) 1 Jay 1 Pied Wagtail 3 Greenfinch 2 Reed Bunting 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Reed Warbler [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 01 Apr

Ardleigh Reservoir 14:15 to 15:15, Overcast and chilly, sightings from Lodge Lane to Wick Lane footpath
7 Chiffchaff 24 Tufted Duck 1 Buzzard 4 Blackcap (2 males seen, another 2 heard) 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 Green Woodpecker [Matt Turner]

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Monday 30 Mar

Ardleigh Reservoir 14:30 to 15:00, Fruitless half hour hoping for White Tailed Eagle to fly over....
1 Swallow (My first of year (apart from Abberton bird of course!)) 1 Buzzard (Tried to convince myself it was a very small eagle!) 7 Egyptian Goose (Adult pair with 5 young) [Matt Turner]

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Wednesday 25 Mar

Ardleigh Reservoir 16:45 to 17:45,
5 Goosander (1m, 4f) 5 Great Crested Grebe 4 Shoveler (2 pairs) 2 Oystercatcher 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Green Woodpecker 3 Chiffchaff 2 Reed Bunting 3 Grey Heron 30 Tufted Duck 20 Canada Goose 6 Greylag Goose 2 Pied Wagtail [Matt Turner]

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