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LOCALBIRDER - ABBERTON RESERVOIR
Wednesday 30th November 2016

A superb day down at Abberton Reservoir which kicked off at the Layer Breton causeway with two BITTERNS, SMEW, MARSH HARRIERS, BUZZARD and PEREGRINE all in quick succession along with lots of SHOVELERS and TEAL.

After a quick break for a warming cuppa in the visitor centre we took a walk down to the Layer de la Haye causeway and Wigborough Bay. Highlights here included another SMEW plus BEWICK'S SWAN, another two MARSH HARRIERS and a BUZZARD along with over 200 PINTAIL, BLACK-TAILED GODWITS, DUNLIN, RUFF and RINGED PLOVERS.

With our stomachs rumbling we headed back to the centre for lunch before spending the remainder of the afternoon around the nature reserve. We watched an adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL catch a male TEAL but luckily for the Teal it managed to escape.

The day concluded with a hunting BARN OWL, 10 SCAUP, BUZZARD and views of GOLDENEYE closeby. Another great day in the office!