Corn Buntings. The Massive works are into an advanced stage at Abberton reservoir in every area but will still go on for some time. An impressive new visitor center has been built on the high ground with some new walks through the fields of weeds and newly planted hedges to reach it. This has been done with conservation ofbirds and wildlife in mind, (obviously). Russ Sherriff and I saw plenty of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits through these fields with four Corn Buntings on the perimeter fence to prove this,(there must have been some Laplands in there somewhere). The water in the main area is way down while the work is going on, but this has not stopped the wildfowl and waders coming there. The only drawback is that they are a bit too far away to view comfortably. I am sure this will be an even greater place to come when finished.