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Sightings Archive for 2004

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The new RSBP reserve is at "Brading Marsh", (Marshland S. of Bembridge Harbour).
NB. It can only be seen from the perimeter footpaths - these will be connected near the Bembridge ponds by a boardwalk

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Firecrest (M), 11th Jan
Newtown NR
Spotted Redshank
Cassy Bridge, 17th Jan.
Goldeneye (M)
Newtown NR, 16th Jan
Red Th. Divers
BrookBay, 18th Jan
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Bk.Redstart (M)
St Helens Br, 18th Jan.
Water Pipit
Brading, 29th Jan
Gadwall (M)
27th Jan. Yarmouth
House Martin (!)
Foreland, 10th Feb.
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Archive Sightings/Reports 2004.

(Underlined birds seen, and rest reported by other birders.)
DECEMBER
Click for monthly species lists, total = 114

Friday 31/12 Drizzle to Sunny Intervals, W. Wind.
Yarmouth Estuary, Ponds, Harbour 7.40 - 9.30
2 Spotted Redshank (Mill Copse Scrape), 50+ Wigeon, c100 Teal, 1 Water Rail (heard), 6 Shelduck,
5m, 3f Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, c150 Canada Geese, 3 Turnstone, c50 Redwing (over with some Fieldfares)
c20 Shoveler, 2 Curlew, 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard), c200 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, c40 Starling, 1 Kestrel.

Newtown NR (Boathouse), 9.45 - 11.00 (No Golden Plovers again)

c200 Dunlin, c20 Grey Plover, 2 Little Egret,
6m,3f Pintail, 6 Ringed Plover, 10+ Turnstone, 1f,3m Red Breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese,
2 Bar Tailed Godwit, c30 Black Tailed Godwit, c10 Ringed Plover, 6 Meadow Pipit.
c60 Teal, c100 Wigeon (Cassey Bridge)1 Buzzard.

Seaview Esp, 13.30 (high tide)
1 Razorbill (on sea), 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 1 Mediterranean Gull,
7 Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe.

Hersey NR, Seaview 14.20 (no Goosanders again)
6m,4f Pochard, 1m,2f Tufted Duck, 20 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 9 Lapwing, 16 Coot, 4 Moorhen,
2 Heron, 7 Little Egret (3 in ditch to W), 1 Cormorant, c270 Barnacle Geese (Feral), 1 Green Woodpecker.

Thursday 30/12 Cloudy.
Puckpool, 11.00 (before tide high)
1 Black Necked Grebe (Infront of South Parade Pier -about 1ml. out), 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant
7 Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret.

Hersey NR, Seaview 11.20 - 12.00 (no Goosanders)
1m Pintail, 6 Pochard, 1m,2f Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 4 Snipe, c20 Lapwing, 12 Coot, 4 Moorhen,
3 Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1(1st.w) Mediterranean Gull, c250 Barnacle Geese (Feral).

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.50 - 17.15
2 Hen Harrier (f & juv), 1 Short Eared Owl (At Dusk), 2 Buzzard, c100 Canada Geese,
1m Bullfinch, c10 Starling, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail (Heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard).

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Shanklin:- 1f/imm Merlin (at about 11.00), 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 esc. Ring Necked Parakeet (flying down Green Lane)

Wednesday 29/12 Fine Sunny Start, cloudy later.
E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Seaview area:- 7 Sanderling (beach), 6 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck,
2 Water Rail (feeding in the open on green by Hersey NR), 4 Merganser.

Laundry Lane:-: 2f Hen Harrier (came into roost before dusk), 2 Short Eared Owl (came out right at dusk), 4 Bullfinch.

Tuesday 28/12 Sunny with cold NW Wind.
Dodnor & Medina Estuary 8.15 - 10.30
1 Common Sandpiper (Over-wintering), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, c80 Redwing, Click for Picture c20 Fieldfare, Click for Picture
3 Black Tailed Godwit, 8 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, c20 Lapwing, c20 Reshank, c20 Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe,
2+ Bullfinch (m&f and 1 heard), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk. ALSO;- 2 Red Squirrel.

Fishbourne Seawatch 11.00

2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Razorbill (on sea)

Puckpool to Seaview, 13.00 - 14.20 (high tide)
Puckpool;- 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Auk Sp (1E, 1W)
Seaview Esp;-3m&2f Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Auk Sp (E. Razorbill?), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant.

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Seaview:- 3 Goosander (off Springvale), 1 Guillimot (off Seaview seafront), 1 Sanderling - on beach
1 'white' gull (BH Gull with pure white back, jet black wing tips, black spot behind eye, grey line across top of head, red legs & bill)

Laundry Lane (late afternoon);-
2 Hen Harrier (ong staying juv. + a paler backed bird), 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel
6 Bullfinch (2 by the 'Bishops House' & 4 together by Carpenters embankment)
1 Woodcock (flew over Carpenters road towards the marsh at dusk)

Monday 27/12 Cold but Fine & Sunny.
Newport to Shide & Blackwater 8.05 - 9.40
1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, c25 Fieldfare, 3 Great Spotted & 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk.
c50 Goldfinch (in Alders-but no Siskin), 1 Tree Creeper, c10 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, c8 Long Tailed Tit,

Ryde W. Sands, 12.35
c120 Brent Geese, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Rock Pipit.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.30 - 16.40
1 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, c80 Wigeon, c100 Canada Geese, 3+ Water Rail (Heard)

Sunday "Boxing Day" 26/12 Cold but Fine & Sunny.
Parkhurst Forest, (Mark's Corner) 8.00 -10.00
3 Great Spotted & 2 Green Woodpeckers, c15 Redwing (over), 2+ Coal Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard.
2 Raven (over), 8 Jay (6 together), ALSO;- 9 Red Squirrel. Click for Picture

Xmas Day 25/12 Cold clear and sunny.
Bembridge Marina, St Helen's Bridge 8.10
1 Bar Headed Goose (Esc.), c180 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank (Flew up from pond),

Forelands to Lane End, Bembridge 8.30 - 10.00 (High Tide)
7 Purple Sandpiper (Roosting under end of Lifeboat Stn pier), Click for Picture Click for Picture 56 Cormorant (c50 on Fort!),
1 Shag, 2m,3f Red Breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese,

Friday "Xmas Eve" 24/12 Sunny Intervals and showers later, SW Wind.
Puckpool, 9.40 - 10.20 (tide high)
1 Black Necked Grebe (Infront of Fort -about 1ml. out), 1 Razorbill (Took off from sea & flew E.)
8 Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shag, 4 Cormorant.

Thursday 23/12 Cloudy, to Sunny Intervals, SW Wind.
Newtown NR, Cassey Bridge & Boathouse, 8.35 - 10.10 (No Golden Plovers!)
1m,11f Goldeneye, c100 Dunlin, c100 Grey Plover, c50 Lapwing, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe,
10m,7f Pintail, c20 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone, 4m,6f Red Breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese,
c20 Teal, c60 Wigeon (Cassey Bridge), c100 Fieldfare, c20 Redwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Heron.
1m Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 1 Rock Pipit, c3 Meadow Pipit.

Ryde E & W. Sands, 12.35
1 Bar Tailed Godwit (W of Pier), c50 Sanderling, c10 Curlew, c50 Brent Geese, 1 Great Crested Grebe.

Puckpool to Seaview, 13.00 - 14.20 (tide falling)
Puckpool;- 2 Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Cormorant.
Seaview Esp;-m&f Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Cormorant.
(no sign of Black Necked Grebe),

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Dodnor:
150+ Fieldfare & 100+ Redwing (feeding along the track), 2 Bullfinch
Laundry Lane:
1f Hen Harrier (This bird is paler with prominent gold patches on the upperwing), 1f Sparrowhawk,
1 Peregrine Falcon (on the dead oak tree), 2 Kestrel, 1 Hybrid Greylag,

Wednesday 22/12 Rain and Showers, SW wind.
Bembridge Marina, Harbour 11.30
Harbour;- c150 Lapwing, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Egret, c40 Dunlin, 9 Shelduck,
Marina/Bridge;- 1 Kingfisher, c20 Wigeon,
1m Black Redstart (reported),

Tuesday 21/12 Cold, Misty & Damp to Cloudy, light N wind.
Alverstone NR, and FP to Newchurch 8.20 - 10.00
1 Chiffchaff, c100 Black Headed Gull, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 12 Goldcrest,
2m,4f Pheasant, 3 Jay, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cormorant, 2 Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard).

Ryde W. Sands, 14.15 (Low tide)
9 Sanderling, c10 Curlew, 1 Rock Pipit, Click for Picture c50 Brent Geese.

Monday 20/12 Cloudy, light NE wind.
Puckpool to Seaview, 14.15 - 15.10 (Low tide)
Puckpool;- 7 Sanderling, 6 Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st w.)
Seaview Esp;- 1 Black Necked Grebe (off Seagrove Bay today), 1m Red Breasted Merganser, 6 Cormorant.

Sunday 19/12 Wet to Sunny Intervals, cold NE wind.
Ryde Esplanade to Seaview, 9.30 - 11.30 (IWOG Walk) (Low tide)
Ryde Sands;- 1 Grey Plover, 1f Pochard (Canoe Lake), 10+ Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull.
Hersey NR;- (Flooded) 3 Goosanders (1m,2f), 6 Pochard, 3m,3f Pintail, 9 Lapwing, 1 Snipe,
3f Tufted Duck, 1m Wood Duck (E), 1 Heron, 1 Little Egret,
Seaview Esp;- 1 BLACK NECKED GREBE, 1f Red Breasted Merganser, 6 Cormorant.

Tuesday 14/12
Parkhurst Forest (at grid ref. SZ462921)
Reported ;- 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Friday 10/12 Cloudy Dull.
Ventnor Esplanade, (La Faliase car park) 8.00 - 8.45 (Sea very quiet)
1 Razorbill (on sea), 1 Gannet (E), 1 Diver Sp. (Gt. Northern?) & 3 Red Breasted Merganser (W@8.35)

Ventnor Park @ 9.00 (No sign of Mandarin)
2 Coal Tit, 2+ Goldcrest, 3 Long Tailed Tit (with Blue and Great Tits), 4 Moorhen.

Wootton Creek and Beach 11.00 (WeBS count)
25 Redshank, 53 Curlew, 14 Grey Plover, 2 Great Crested Grebe.

Thursday 9/12 Cloudy, cold E wind.
Forelands to Lane End, Bembridge 7.35 - 8.35 (High Tide @ 8.40)
3 Purple Sandpiper (Roosting on end of Lifeboat Stn pier), Click for Picture 43 Cormorant
1 Red Throated Diver (E), 4m,1f Red Breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese,

Bembridge Marina, St Helen's Bridge 8.50
1m Black Redstart (on flat roofs of flats), c150 Lapwing, c40 Wigeon,

Seaview (Old Toll Road) 14.00
14 Sanderling, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant,
4 Great Crested Grebe, 2m,1f Red Breasted Merganser, 4 Mediterranean Gull,

Wednesday 8/12 Overcast and Dull.
Newport to Shide & Blackwater FP 8.05 - 9.40
1 Kingfisher, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
1 Little Owl, 10+ Goldcrest, c10 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, c10 Long Tailed Tit.

Hersey NR, Seaview 14.40 - 15.30
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), Click for Picture 8 Coot,
1m Wood Duck (E), 3 Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant,
Beach / Sea;- 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Tuesday 7/12 Misty/Sunny cold start, clouding over.
Firestone Copse, 8.20 - 9.30
1-2 Treecreeper (with Tit flocks), 2 Coal Tit, c10 Long Tailed Tit, c10 Goldcrest (more heard), 2+ Jay,
Creek;- 3 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 13 Stock Dove (On wires), Also;- 4 Red Squirrels

Ryde Esplanade, 11.00 -11.50 (Low tide)
1 SANDWICH TERN (on beach viewed from "Wimpy" shop),100+ Sanderling, c25 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin,
c30 Common Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.10 - 17.00 (No Short Eared Owl or Hen Harrier again today)
1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, c50 Canada Geese, c100 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe (over) 2 Water Rail (Heard)

Monday 6/12 Cloudy, sunny spells around midday.
Rylstone Gds. and Shankin Manor Pond 7.50 - 9.10
2 Grey Wagtail (over), 5 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 3+ Goldcrest, c10 Blackbird
Pond;- 9 Muscovy (3ad, 3juv-Summer Brood, 4 Ducklings-Winter Brood-there were 8!), Click for Picture 2 Mistle Thrush

Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 9.20 - 10.00
1 Water Pipit (on wires), Click for Picture 1 Meadow Pipit, c4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff
1m Reed Bunting, 8 Redwing,

Hersey NR, Seaview 10.10 - 11.50
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), Click for Picture 2 Shelduck, 22 Coot,
1m Wood Duck (E), Click for Picture 1 Redshank, 1 Cormorant, c200 Barnacle Geese (Feral)
Beach / Sea;- 2 Great Crested Grebe, c60 Brent Geese.

Ryde Esplanade, 15.40
170 Sanderling, 22 Ringed Plover, 20 Oystercatcher.
Reported by Jay earlier;- 2 Sandwich Terns (on beach by "Wimpy" kiosk)

Sunday 5/12 Cloudy, some Brighter Intervals.
Newtown NR (E-Hide and Boathouse), 7.45 - 11.00 (No Golden Plovers!)
7f Goldeneye, 14 Knot, c500 Dunlin, c40 Grey Plover, 4 Little Egret, c200 Lapwing,
6m,3f Pintail, 6 Ringed Plover, 10+ Turnstone, Click for Picture 6f,1m Red Breasted Merganser, c200 Brent Geese,
1 Bar Tailed Godwit, c100 Black Tailed Godwit, c60 Teal, c100 Wigeon (Cassey Bridge)
1f Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Rock Pipit, c10 Meadow Pipit.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.10 - 17.00 (No Short Eared Owl or Hen Harrier today)
,1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c50 Canada Geese with 1 Bar Headed (E) & 1 Greylag (Domestic)
c60 Starling, c70 Fieldfare, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Water Rail (Heard)
1 Barn Owl (@16.55, N. of old sea wall)

Saturday 4/12 Overcast but milder
Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt. 8.00 - 10.00
1juv LAPLAND BUNTING Click for Picture Click for Picture (Cliff edge set-aside at end of large field towards Atherfield Pt, 8.45 flew SE a short way)
-A more brighty marked bird this time, more wary and calling - a different bird from Nov. (1st w. Male?)

7 "TUNDRA" BEAN GEESE (Field by Military Road just NW of Coastguard Cottages, flew NW at 10.00) Click for Picture
1 Fieldfare, 10 Stonechat, 5 Skylark, 1-2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, c100 Starling, c30 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit
Sea;- 1 Red Throated Diver (E), 2 Common Scoter (E), 1 Great Crested Grebe (on sea-unusual here),

Gore Cliff, Blackgang @ 10.10
1 Peregrine, 2 Little Owl, Click for Picture 2 Raven.

Appleford Cross @ 11.10
2 Yellowhammer, 1 Buzzard, 5 Red Legged Partridge.

Reported Niton/Blackgang Road;- 1 Short Eared Owl -found dead by road about 2 weeks ago.

Friday 3/12 Very foggy & frosty start, but brighter later.
Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 8.15 - 9.10 (Hard to see anything in the fog!)
20+ Wigeon, c50 Teal, 1 Water Rail (heard), 2 Shelduck, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe.
c12 Shoveler, 3 Song Thrush, c2 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard),

Atherfield, Farms and coast (Didn't find the Bean Geese)

3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark.
Reported here by Dave H;- 7 Bean Geese (NW of CG Cottages in field by Military Road)

Thursday 2/12 Sunny Intervals cold N. Wind.
Ryde Esplanade, 7.40
1 Bar Tailed Godwit, c400 Brent Geese (W. of Pier), 1 Pochard (Canoe Lake),

Bembridge Ponds/Harbour 8.20 - 9.40
Marina;- 1m Black Redstart (in front of Selwyn Court Flats @ 8.20)
Harbour;- 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, c50 Teal, c80 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, c150 Lapwing, 1 "Domestic" Goose.
Ponds;-1 Spotted Redshank, (Lagoon), Click for Picture 1 Greenshank, 2 Water Rail (heard), 5 Teal,
1 Kingfisher (reported)

Hersey NR, Seaview 10.10 - 11.50
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), Click for Picture 2 Shelduck, 26 Coot,
1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, c20 Barnacle Geese (Feral)
Beach / Sea;- 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4m,2f Red Breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese.

Wednesday 1/12 Cloudy cold NE Wind.
Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 7.20 - 9.00
1 WATER PIPIT (on filter beds), Click for Picture 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch (heard), c15 Long Tailed Tit,
1 Firecrest (just before last power pole again), c10 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff (heard), 7 Teal, 1 Snipe (over),
1 Buzzard, c30 Redwing, c80 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush (Quay Lane).

Sandown Esp. & Old Canoe Lake 9.10
1 Fulmar (In bay), 1m Pochard, 2m,2f Tufted Duck, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit.

Hersey NR, Seaview 10.30 - 12.45 (no sign of Goosanders or RN Grebe)
1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 2m,1f Pochard, 2 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 7 Teal,
1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Click for Picture 1 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant,
Beach / Sea;- 1 Razorbill, 1 Shag, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4m,2f Red Breasted Merganser,

Laundry Lane (RSPB) 15.35 - 16.40
1 Short Eared Owl (on post @ 16.20), 1 juv Hen Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel,
1 Little Egret, c60 Starling, c100 Fieldfare, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),


NOVEMBER
Click for monthly species list = 125

Tuesday 30/11 Cloudy.
Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 7.35 - 9.10
1f Bullfinch, c20 Redwing, c100 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),
1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Grey Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff, c4 Goldcrest, 1 Greylag Goose (Feral)

Seaview Seawatch 10.30 - 11.50
1 RED NECKED GREBE (off Seaview Sailing Club-towards Forts), Click for Picture 1 Razorbill (very close), Click for Picture
1(juv) Goosander (on sea off Puckpool), 7 Sanderling (beach), 6 Great Crested Grebe,
3 Common Scoter (Far out), 2 Shag, 4 Cormorant, 5m,4f Red Breasted Merganser.

Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 15.10 - 17.00
2 SHORT EARED OWL (on posts @ 16.15, 1 chased the Harrier!), 1 juv Hen Harrier, c50 Wigeon, c100 Teal,
5 Snipe (over), c200 Starling, c100 Fieldfare, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),1 Water Rail (heard),

Monday 29/11 Cloudy at first, fine later.
Ventnor Esplanade, (La Faliase car park) 8.05 - 8.50
2 Gadwall (pair on sea drifting E.), 1 Gannet (W. -have been scarce recently)

Seaview Seawatch 15.10 - 16.00 (No sign of R.N. or Slav Grebes)
1m (juv) Goosander (on sea off Puckpool), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 5m Red Breasted Merganser.

Sunday 28/11 Light showers, cloudy, bitter NW Wind.
Hersey NR, Seaview 11.00 - 12.05
1m,1f (juv) Goosander, 2m,5f Pochard, 1m Kingfisher (2 reported)
3 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant,200+ Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Beach / Sea;- 8 Eider (mostly males), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2m,3f Red Breasted Merganser,

Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 15.10 - 17.00
1 juv Hen Harrier, c50 Wigeon, c100 Teal, 3 Redwing (am), c150 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),
1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Pied Wagtail, 1+ Chiffchaff, c5 Goldcrest.

Reported Freshwater Causeway;- 1 Red Kite (N. at 13.30) -seen by Peter and Grace C.

Saturday 27/11 Mainly Cloudy, Light SW Wind.
Ventnor Esplanade, (Observation Tower) 7.45 - 9.05
1 Red Throated Diver (E but distant), 2 Kittiwake (E. then W.), 3 Auk Sp, (E at least 1 was a Razorbill)
3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel.

Reported RSPB Walk;- 1 Water Pipit, 1 Firecrest, 2 Greylag Geese also Bearded Tits seen recently (Brading Marsh)
Reported Seaview;- 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Necked Grebe (Off Sailing Club)

Friday 26/11 Showery start to Sunny Intervals.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.45
2 Fulmar & 7 Cormorant (In bay), 6 Mediterranean Gull (4 on lake, 2 on Browns GC),
3m,2f Tufted Duck, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit.

Hersey NR, Seaview 11.00 - 12.05
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Flew off at 11.15), 3m,3f Tufted, 4m,3f Pochard,
4 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Canada Geese, 100+ Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Beach / Sea;- 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4m,4f Red Breasted Merganser,
2 SLAVONIAN GREBE, 3 Razorbill, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Rock Pipit,

Thursday 25/11 Cloudy.
Brading Sewage Wks to Laundry Lane (RSPB) 7.30 - 9.00
c10 Redwing, Click for Picture c100 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 2f Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),
1 Pied Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, poss Blackcap.

Ryde Esplanade, W. Sands, 13.30
c200 Sanderling, 41 Ringed Plover, c10 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret.

Hersey NR, Seaview 8.05 - 9.00
2m Tufted Duck, Click for Picture 1m Wood Duck (esc.), 2m,1f Pochard, 4 Little Grebe,
3 Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel.
Beach / Sea;- 1 Razorbill (off Puckpool), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red Breasted Merganser,
1 Sanderling, 10 Cormorant, 1 Mediterranean Gull,

Wednesday 24/11 Misty start, Cloudy.
Lane End, Bembridge 9.05
16 Common Scoter (E. 9@9.12, 7@9.25). 7 Wigeon (E), 2 Shag, 8 Cormorant (+40 on St Helens Fort),
8 Brent Geese (E), 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Curlew, 6 Greater Black Backed Gull

Hersey NR, Seaview 9.15 - 10.35
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), 1 Water Rail (far end), 2 Shelduck, 3m,3f Tufted, 3m,2f Pochard,
2 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret (1 eating large fish), Click for Picture 2 Cormorant.
Beach / Sea;- 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4m,3f Red Breasted Merganser, 28 Oystercatcher,
1 Rock Pipit,
c10 Common Scoter (W)

Brading Marsh, 16.30 - 17.20 (Getting Dark!)
1 Barn Owl (@17.00 in front of Centurian's Copse), c70 Canada Geese (over). 1 Heron.

Tuesday 23/11 Hazy Sunny Intervals, cloudy later.
St. Catherine's Pt. 7.40 - 9.00 (sea very quiet, no Gannets!)
3 Common Scoter (E at 8.45), 1 Auk Sp.(E), 1 Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet (over)
3 Cormorant, 1Shag, 1m Stonechat, c10 Goldfinch,

Gore Cliff, Blackgang @ 9.20
1 Peregrine, 2 Little Owl, 1 Stock Dove, c10 Meadow Pipit

Whale Chine, 10.10
1f Merlin, Click for Picture 1 Pipit Sp. (Long white edged tail, undulating flight with 2 Skylark- Richard's ??),
6 Skylark, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, c50 Linnet (W), 2 Meadow Pipit

Hersey NR, +Seaview Seawatch 14.40
2m,4f Pochard, 2f Pintail, 27 Coot, 2 Heron, 1 Lapwing, c20 Teal,
At Sea;- 1m,1f (juv) Goosander (off Puckpool), 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 2m,2f Red Breasted Merganser

Monday 22/11 Sunny Intervals brisk W. Wind.
Hersey NR, Seaview 9.00 - 10.25
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), 2 Shelduck, 2m,2f Tufted, 1m,1f Pochard, Click for Picture 1f Pintail, 21 Coot, 4 Heron
2 Water Rail (seen), 8 Lapwing, 10 Teal, 2 Snipe, c200 Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Bembridge Ponds/Harbour 15.30 - 16.10
2 Water Rail (making 4 seen today!), 12 Teal, 2 Snipe, 2 Pochard, c250 Starling (Circling over reeds)
Harbour;- 3 Greenshank, 29 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, c350 Black Headed Gull.

Sunday 21/11 Light rain, to cloudy, milder.
Newtown NR (IWOG Walk from 8.30), 7.45 - 11.00
1 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (off harbour entrance), 3 Goldeneye, 10+ Knot, c500 Dunlin, c50 Grey Plover,
10+ Pintail, 1 Little Egret, c200 Lapwing, 1 Rock Pipit, 1f Bullfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Fieldfare, 1f Kingfisher
c300 Golden Plover, c10 Ringed Plover, 4+ Turnstone, 13 Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebe,
1 Peregrine (caught a Lapwing), 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c30 Starling, 6+ Yellowhammer, 1m,1f Stonechat.

Saturday 20/11 Light Rain to Cold and Wet.
Brading Marsh, Sewage Wks 7.35 - 8.40
1 Firecrest (Showing well, past Sewage Wks at last Power Pole - where cables cross Railway- in brambles/Hawthorns)
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit.

Friday 19/11 Cold and Sunny start, light Wind.
West High Down & Alum Bay, 8.15 - 10.50
2 Raven, 1 Peregrine, Click for Picture 2 Redwing, 6+ Long Tailed Tit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1f Stonechat,

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 11.05 - 12.20
4 Spotted Redshank (Mill Copse Scrape), Click for Picture 50+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 1 Water Rail (heard), 6 Shelduck,
1m Blackcap (Hedge by Station Ponds), c100 Lapwing, 3 Turnstone, c10 Redshank, 1f Tufted Duck,
1 Rock Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Curlew, c10 Black Tailed Godwit, c75 Dunlin, 4 Grey Plover, 5 Little Grebe,

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.15 - 16.45
1juv Hen Harrier, c20 Fieldfare, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 10+ Goldcrest, c50 Canada Geese.

Reported by David B;- 1 juv Spotted Redshank (Bembridge Pools this lunchtime).

Thursday 18/11 Cloudy, W. Wind.
Bembridge Marina/St helens Bridge 8.00
1m Black Redstart (on roof of "Reculver" building), 7 Teal,

Forelands, Bembridge 8.20 - 9.00
2 Shag, 13 Cormorant, 3 Rock Pipit, 15 Pied Wagtail, 3 Curlew, 4 Greater Black Backed Gull
8 Little Egret, 4 Heron, 14 Oystercatcher

Hersey NR, Seaview 9.15 - 10.35
1m,1f (juv) Goosander (Still present), 2 Shelduck, 1m,1f Tufted, 1m,1f Pochard, 1f Pintail
1 Kingfisher, 3 Lapwing, also c300 Brent Geese (on beach), c300 Barnacle Geese (Feral over)

Wednesday 17/11 Fine start to Overcast W. Wind
Bembridge Harbour/Marina 9.15 - 10.00
1m Black Redstart (Selwyn Court jetty), Click for Picture 1 Kingfisher, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 29 Teal,
3 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, c100 Lapwing, 1 Domestic Goose (White Greylag type)

Hersey NR, Seaview 10.30
1m,1f Goosander (Still present), 2 Shelduck, 7m,5f Tufted, 1m Pochard

E-Mail Report from David B;-
1f Marsh Harrier (Brading Marsh today around 12.00).
-The bird was flying purposefully, in a generally westerly direction and at about 100-150ft, into a strong breeze.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.15 - 17.10
1juv Hen Harrier, c20 Fieldfare, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), c50 Canada Geese, 2 Water Rail (Heard).

Reported;- juv Lapland Bunting still at Whale Chine/Atherfield

Tuesday 16/11 Overcast but mild W. Wind
Ryde Esplanade, E. & W. Sands, 7.40 - 7.55 (Low tide)
c160 Brent Geese & c40 Sanderling (W. Sands)
c270 Brent Geese (E. Sands), 60 Swan (Canoe Lake)

Hersey NR, Seaview 8.05 - 9.00
1m,1f GOOSANDER (Still present), 2 Shelduck, 2m,3f Pintail, 1m Wood Duck (esc.)
At Sea;- 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 1 Razorbill (Landed on sea)

Wootton Bridge 12.00
61 Curlew, 54 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher.

Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt. 13.50 - 16.15 No sign of Richard's Pipit today.
1juv LAPLAND BUNTING (1st Winter; Cliff edge set-aside strip halfway to Atherfield Pt, 16.00 -16.10 at least)
-very tame we walked to within 15ft as it crept around! Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture

1 Dartford Warbler, 2m,3f Stonechat, 15 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine,
c250 Lapwing, c200 Starling (Chased by Peregrines)

Sunday 14/11 E-Mail Report from Peter S.
Hersey NR
2 Goosanders (m&f) -unusual on the Island.

Also 2 Swallows (at Bembridge today and c20 on Saturday at Warners Hotel).
Yarmouth (Friday);- c60 Knot (tight group in close formation and landing on the mud), 1 Greenshank.

Saturday 13/11 Away for the Weekend.
Fishbourne - Portsmouth Ferry 8.00
1 Kittiwake (following ferry with Common Gulls)

Friday 12/11 Misty start with Drizzle.
Newport to Shide & Blackwater FP 7.30 - 9.40
1+ Siskin (heard over but no sign of larger flock), 1 Kingfisher (Under the bridge near "Matalan's" car park)
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, c10 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush (1 singing), 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail,
1 Little Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6+ Goldcrest, c15 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, c12 Long Tailed Tit.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 14.10 - 15.20

2m,1f Pochard, 5m,3f Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Heron,
1f Pintail, c12 Teal, 1 Lapwing, 2 Snow Geese (feral),
Beach/Sea;- 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Razorbill, 6 Common Gull, 4 Red Breasted Merganser, 6 Cormorant.

Thursday 11/11 Fine Sunny light N wind.
Newtown NR (E-Hide and Boathouse), 7.40 - 10.45
1m,1f GOLDENEYE, 4 Knot, c1000 Dunlin, c100 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, c60 Lapwing,
c50 Golden Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 6+ Turnstone, 8f,5m Red Breasted Merganser,
1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c80 Starling, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2m Yellowhammer,

Horror of horrors, a GREY SQUIRREL reported near Walters Copse.

Chris M. reports, 1 Short Eared Owl (Culver hunting near road to Monument pm)

Wednesday 10/11 Sunny Intervals, cold N. Wind.
Brading Marsh, Sewage Wks 7.15 - 8.00
c100 Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit

Culver Down (Bembridge Down), 8.10 - 9.30
1+ Ring Ouzel (in Pit on S. Slope - possibly 2 more), Click for Picture 1m Stonechat, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,
3 Song Thrush, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark (over), 1 Green Woodpecker.

Bleak Down @14.15
6 Red Legged Partridge, 10 Pheasant

Gore Cliff, Blackgang @ 15.30
1 Wheatear, Click for Picture 2 Little Owl, Click for Picture
A Dog walker reported a "Barn Owl" (but could be the Short Eared Owl seen at St.C.Pt. recently)

Tuesday 9/11 Overcast with Drizzle.
Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin 7.30 - 8.30
1 Firecrest (but no YB Warbler today), Click for Picture 3 Redpoll (Over N), 2 Treecreeper, 3 Coal Tit,
3 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10+ Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Bonchurch to Ventnor
1 Grey Wagtail (on beach), 1 Rock Pipit, 3 Swallow (Ventnor)

Monday 8/11 Cloudy.
Bembridge 7.45
Bridge/Marina ;- 1m Black Redstart (on flat roofs of flats), 1m Stonechat, c30 Wigeon, 3 Teal,
and a poss. Merlin (dashed along embankment).

Forelands to Lifeboat Stn, Bembridge 8.15 - 9.30 (High Tide 7.50)
1 PURPLE SANDPIPER (Roosing under Lifeboat Stn), 4 Common Scoter (f/juv on sea),
2 Razorbill (landed on sea), 1f Red Breasted Merganser, c50 Brent Geese, 1 Shag, 2 Rock Pipit (over),

Small Holding ;- c45 Chaffinch, c50 Starling also Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 3 Pied Wagtail.
St Helens Fort ;- c45 Cormorant with various Gulls.

Shide to Newport FP 14.30
c30 Siskin (over Adlers to N.), c15 Goldfinch (followed later), 2+ Goldcrest, Blue, Great and Long Tailed Tits.

Ashey, Ryde 16.50
1 Little Owl (On pole by Garage past Railway Bridge)

E-Mail Report from Chris M;- Shanklin (Rylstone Gardens area till 16.00)
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Garden at jn of Popham Rd and Luccombe Rd), also;- 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Sunday 7/11 Overcast, Foggy with Drizzle on hills.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.45
1 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler (seen twice), 1 Brent Goose, 3m Tufted Duck, 3m,2f Pochard, 15 Pied Wagtail,
1 Razorbill (feeding just off Pierhead), 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit (over).

Ventnor Park @10.10, (Park Avenue)
1m Mandarin (In small pond by bandstand) Click for Picture also Mallard, Moorhen

Saturday 6/11 Cloudy with Spots of Rain, NE Wind.
West High Down & Alum Bay, 7.40 - 10.40
2 Black Redstart (f, juv.m, Needles Battery), c300 Wood Pigeon, c20 Stock Dove, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk,
2 Peregrine, 60-70 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 3+ Long Tailed Tit,
1 Dartford Warbler, 2 Linnet, c10 Goldfinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1f Stonechat,

Chris M's count for WHD (06:05 TO 14:15) mostly W. unless stated.
741+ Wood Pigeon (one flock of 200+), 53 Stock Dove, 252+ Fieldfare (one flock of 100+)
117 Redwing, 32 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap (on the hedge singing)
6 Dartford Warbler (incl. 1 on Headon Warren), 1f Stonechat, 1 Yellowhammer (none here recently), 12 Goldcrest
5 Skylark (SW), 3 Raven (incl. 1 juv.), 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Swallow (S).

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 10.55 - 11.40
50+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Snipe, 7 Shelduck, 140 Brent Geese
c70 Lapwing, 5m,3f Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk (with prey), 1 Jay,
3 Curlew, c60 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe
1m Kingfisher, 5 Little Egret

Friday 5/11 Hazy Sunny Intervals.
Bembridge 8.15 - 9.45 (No Black Redstart - but 1 has been seen here recently)
Bridge ;- 1 Snipe, 3 Teal, Rooks @ nests!
Ponds ;- 3+ Water Rail (2 seen, others heard), Click for Picture 1 Greenshank, 12 Teal, 4 Little Grebe 3 Little Egret.
Harbour;- 1 Grey Plover, 1 Turnstone, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank,
-- also - 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 16 Teal, Lapwing, 1 Domestic Goose ("White" Greylag type)

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.15 - 17.10
1juv Hen Harrier (@16.00), c200 Fieldfare (N), 4 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 3 Kestrel,
c100 Canada Geese, 1 Water Rail (Heard), 2 Little Egret.

Reports;- 1 Swallow (pm), c5 Siskin (N. end am-David B.)

Thursday 4/11 Light rain to Sunny Intervals.
Dodnor & Medina Estuary 7.30 - 10.30
5 Common Sandpiper (SSW of Kingston Power Stn), 5 Teal, 3 Little Egret, c30 Lapwing,
14 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1f Bullfinch, 20 Grey Plover, 5 Turnstone, c20 Redshank,
1f Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Water Rail (heard), 12 Little grebe, 30+ Curlew, c25 Dunlin,
1m,1f Stonechat (Werrar), 1 Sparrowhawk (chased by Meadow Pipits), 10 Skylark.

Culver Down (Bembridge Down), 14.15 - 16.00
No sign of Pallas's, but 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c10 Meadow Pipit, c10 Goldfinch (with 6 Linnets over)
At Sea;- Tern Sp. (Sandwich?), Cormorants, Gulls etc.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.15 - 17.30
2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Fieldfare, 3 Chiffchaff (Sewage Wks)
c100 Canada Geese, 1 Bar Headed Goose (Feral), 1 Snow Goose (Blue Phase Feral),

Reported;1 Hen Harrier, (briefly from St Helens Bridge)

Wednesday 3/11 Sunny Intervals.
Newtown NR (E-Hide and Boathouse), 8.00 - 10.45
10+ Pintail, 5 Knot, c1000 Dunlin, c100 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, c150 Lapwing,
c350 Golden Plover, c25 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 8f,3m Red Breasted Merganser,
1 Peregrine (2 reported), 1 Buzzard, c80 Starling, 1 Great Crested Grebe,
2m,1f Yellowhammer, c80 Wigeon, c50 Black Tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Little Grebe.

Puckpool to Seaview Esplanade (Seawatch) 14.00 -15.30

12m,6f EIDER (A "Raft" of birds in middle of Solent), Click for Picture 2f,1m Red Breasted Merganser,4 Great Crested Grebe,

Bembridge Harbour 16.00

1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 50+ Lapwing, 1 "White" Greylag (Domestic)

E-Mail Report from David B;-
1 Pallas's Warbler (still at Culver yesterday, at about 11am in the hollow below the stile on the path down from Culver to Whitecliff Bay).
The rest of the Culver area was almost completely devoid of small birds (no hirundines either) in a 2 hour visit.

Tuesday 2/11 Cloudy, Heavy Showers, cold E. to SE. Wind.
Ryde Esplanade, E. & W. Sands, Appley Park 7.30 - 8.30 (Low tide)
3 Swallow (late ones, Little Appley),
1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, c200 Brent Geese & 48 Sanderling (W. Sands)
c160 Brent Geese (E. Sands), 68 Swan (Canoe Lake. highest count of Autumn)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 14.40 - 15.40
50+ Wigeon, c30 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Water Rail (heard), 1 Snipe, 5 Shelduck, 60+ Brent Geese
12m,3f Shoveler, 1f Reed Bunting, c120 Lapwing, 1 Kestrel, 5m Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush
3 Grey Plover, c10 Curlew, c80 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Great Crested Grebe,
1m Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1m Stonechat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Heron.

Newtown NR, 10.45 - 11.45

2 Rock Pipit, 3 Little Egret, 35 Lapwing, 2 Great Crested Grebe,
14f,1m Red Breasted Merganser, 36 Shelduck, 50+ Grey Plover,
c170 Wigeon, c50 Black Tailed Godwit, c30 Curlew (Cassey Bridge)

Monday 1/11 Cloudy, cold NE. Wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down), 7.45 - 9.50
No sign of Pallas's, but c6 Goldcrest, 5 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff there today,
Also on Culver, 3 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, c30 Meadow Pipit, c100 Goldfinch (with some Linnets)

Hersey NR, Seaview. 14.20 - 15.10

8 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 3 Heron,
c12 Teal,
1 Lapwing, c100 Barnacle Geese (feral), 2 Common Gull,
Beach;- 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Common Gull, 3 Cormorant.

Bembridge Ponds 15.40
1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 14 Teal, Click for Picture
(This unprocessed picture shows a strange "walrus" pattern on flank - caused by some remaining Eclipse feathers)
3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail (heard), 2 Little Egret,

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.15 - 17.40 (Hen Harrier not seen)
2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1f Merlin, 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Fieldfare (c40 Reported), 4 Lapwing,
c10 Stock Dove, 39 Collared Dove (on wires by Laundry)
250+ Canada Geese, 1 Bar Headed Goose (Feral), 1 Snow Goose (Blue Phase Feral), 1 Greylag Goose (Feral)


OCTOBER
Click for monthly species list, total = 123

Sunday 31/10 Overcast, Misty to Fine and Sunny.

About 10 of us looking for yesterday's Pallas's Warbler at,
St. Catherine's Point, 7.50 - 11.10
4 Fieldfare, c10 Goldcrest, 10+ Long Tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch and Skylarks over
(-but NO SIGN of the Pallas's Warbler!)

Ventnor Park @11.30 (Park Avenue)
1m Mandarin (In small pond by bandstand) Click for Picture

Culver Down (Bembridge Down), 16.00 - 17.10
Another Pallas's reported by Graham S on FP down to Whitecliff Bay
We found it! 1 PALLAS'S WARBLER (In Trees with about 5 Goldcrest at 16.30) Click for Picture Click for Picture

Reported;- 1 Whinchat (Brading Marsh by "Ducker's Bridge")

Saturday 30/10. Misty start then Fine and Sunny.
West High Down & Alum Bay, 7.40 - 12.50 (with Chris M.)

1 PALLID SWIFT (In from Needles at 9.36, flew along valley then hunting over Headon Warren, lost to NE.@9.38)

1 Firecrest, 5 Black Redstart (m,f,juv.etc, 4 around Needles Battery, 1 on Southern Cliffs),
1 Swallow, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 12 Redwing (Over E.), 3 Song Thrush, c50 Long Tailed Tit,
1 Dartford Warbler, c10 Linnet, c10 Goldfinch, c10 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Siskin (over)
c25 Goldcrest (Esp in Alum Bay Chine), 2m Blackcap c20 Skylark, 5 Stonechat, c30 Chaffinch.

Extra Sightings from Chris M;-
1 Woodcock (early), Firecrest (2 more), 1 Brambling, 1 Short Eared Owl (chased by crows about 13.15)
Newtown: 8 Swallow, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern
Hide Sightings book entries Rob G: 1f Merlin, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Razorbill

Ian R;-1-2 Pallas's Warbler, 1 Firecrest (12amSt Catherines Pt, behind Bridge Cottage, Lighthouse Lane)

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.35 - 18.05
1juv Hen Harrier (@ 16.30), 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), c6 Snipe, c200 Starling.
1f Merlin (Chasing 2 Noctule Bats, but without success!), 1 Buzzard, c30 Fieldfare.

Friday 29/10 Cloudy to Sunny Intervals, Strong S. Wind.
Forelands to Lifeboat Stn, Bembridge 8.15 - 8.50
1f Red Breasted Merganser (E), 2 Brent Geese, 13 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 3 Rock Pipit,

Bembridge Ponds 9.00
1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 34 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail (heard),
3 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker

Hersey NR, Seaview. 14.00 - 15.50

1m,1f Pintail, Click for Picture 2m Pochard, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron,
c12 Teal, 2 Lapwing, Click for Picture c100 Barnacle Geese (feral), 3 Common Gull, (also 2 "Gadwall" types from the Park?)
Beach;- 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant.

Thursday 28/10 Cloudy to Sunny Intervals, Thundery Showers later, Strong S-SE. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 7.40 - 9.15
c6 Little Gulls (Feeding off Rocken End with other gulls, moving W), 2 Razorbill (E),
7-8 Kittiwake (6 E. and "1st w" juv E. then W. again?), 17 Gannet (mostly W),
3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 3 Pied Wagtail, 16 Magpie,

Whale Chine 9.35
2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat (2m), c6 Skylark, 1+ Meadow Pipit.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.20 - 17.00 (Visit curtailed by Thunderstorm)
1juv Hen Harrier (@ 16.30), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Kestrel, c50 Starling.

Tuesday 26/10 Cloudy with spots of rain then Sunny Intervals.
Rocken End (St. Catherine's Point), 7.30 - 9.50
2 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven (heard),
10+ Goldcrest, 4 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Jay.

Appleford Cross 10.15 (W. of Leechmore) (5mins visit!)
2m Yellowhammer, 6 Red Legged Partridge, 6 Pheasant

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.15 - 18.05
1juv Hen Harrier (@ 17.00), c60 Fieldfare, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard),
2 Water Rail (heard), c50 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Wagtail.
Reported;- 1 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin & 10 Buzzard

Monday 25/10 Cloudy, Sunny Intervals SW. Wind decreasing
Ryde Esplanade 8.30
110 Brent Geese (on sea), 36 Sanderling (on beach near Appley)

Appley Park 9.00
1 Treecreeper, 1 House Martin (a late one)

Alverstone NR & FP to Newchurch 16.00 -18.00
1 Treecreeper, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 24 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Long Tailed Tit,
18 Moorhen (9 feeding on fallen apples), 1 Heron, 4 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard.

Sunday 24/10 Cloudy to Sunny Intervals, Lighter SW. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 8.30 - 11.40 (IWOG Walk)
3 Kestrel (1 caught vole and ate it on a rock), 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven,
5 Stonechat, 1m Dartford Warbler, 6+ Goldcrest, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Gannet, 1 Brent Geese (E).
2 Swallow, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 1+ Rock Pipit, 10+ Pied Wagtail, c400 Goldfinch (W).

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.45 - 17.05
1juv Hen Harrier (From 16.30), 1f Merlin, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Swallow (S),
1 Water Rail (heard), 7 Stonechat, c50 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose (feral).

Saturday 23/10 Cloudy and Wet, brisk S. Wind.
E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Foreland (early am):- 1 Guillemot (on the sea), Gannets (7E,1W), 2 Sandwich Tern (adult and juv.), 2 Swallow
Bembridge (Harbour Farm):- 1 Grey Wagtail. 1 Redpoll (flushed from trees by the path), 3 Swallow
Laundry Lane (late am):- 1 juv. Hen Harrier (showing well from Bexley Point gap), 17 Fieldfare (flushed by the harrier)

Friday 22/10 Sunny Intervals, lighter SW. Wind.
Dodnor & Medina Estuary 7.30 - 10.40
1 Whimbrel (N of Werrar), 3 Common Sandpiper (opposite Kingston), Click for Picture 2 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat (Werrar)
4+ Redwing, 1f Bullfinch, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 15 Turnstone, 12 Lapwing 3+ Swallow,
2 Water Rail (heard), 10+ Little grebe, 30+ Curlew, 6+ Skylark.

Thursday 21/10 Stormy overnight to Sunny Intervals, heavy thundery showers, SW. Wind.
Seaview Esplanade (Seawatch) 14.00
1 Razorbill (on the sea), 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, c80 Brent Geese (off Springvale),
2 Mediterranean Gull, 6+ Swallow (feeding),

E-Mail report from Peter S;- c100 Brents (by the Duver), 4 Pintails (inc 2m, from the Hersey NR Hide)

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 14.45 - 17.35
1juv Hen Harrier (From 14.30 flying over reedbed E. of Lane, flushing Snipe etc),
4 Fieldfare, 15+ Snipe (flushed by Harrier), 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 10+ Swallow (S),
c50 Canada Geese, 1 Bar Headed Goose (feral), 1 Little Egret.

Wednesday 20/10 Foggy, Cloudy, then wet, Light S. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 8.25 - 9.15 (V. Quiet!)
4 Common Scoter (E.), 4 Gannet (W), 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel,

Tuesday 19/10 Cloudy, brisk SE. to S. Wind
Ventnor Esplanade (Bandstand) 8.00 - 9.05
1 VELVET SCOTER (W, @ 8.45), c15 Gannet, 1 Auk sp. (W, landed on sea)

Bembridge Ponds 16.30
6 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 12 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck (flew to back), 6 Little Grebe.

Monday 18/10 Warm Sunny Intervals.
Bembridge
Harbour;- 7 Little Egret, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Rock Pipit.
Bridge ;- 1f Tufted Duck, 16 Teal,
Ponds ;- 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 8 Teal, 3 Little Grebe. c12 Redpoll (Reported by Harbour Farm pm)

Forelands, Bembridge 10.40 - 11.30
3 Sandwich Terns, Click for Picture 4 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 8 Heron, 4 Rock Pipit,
1m Stonechat, c50 Swallows, 24 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker. Click for Picture

Butterflies;- 3 Clouded Yellow Click for Picture

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 14.45 - 17.25
1juv Hen Harrier (From 16.20, different bird from Thursday's), Click for Picture
1 Snipe, 2 Water Rail (heard), 3 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,
3 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 3 Goldcrest, 50+ Swallows,

Reported by David B;-4 Firecrest (private field near Nettlestone,)

Sunday 17/10 Sunny Intervals.
Fishbourne Beach 8.00 - 11.00 (WeBS Count)
1 Great Crested Grebe (offshore), 1 Turnstone, 11 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warber (heard near pond),
3 Brent Geese, 1 Coal Tit (by Green)

Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 14.00 - 15.45
1m Stonechat (Redcliff bushes), 3+ Goldcrest, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel,
3 House Martin, c40 Swallow, also Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Goldfinch.

Reports
Mick S:- 2 Short Eared Owl (in off at Foreland this am. 1 carried on over the Warners hotel the other headed off towards Culver)
Ventnor Group:- 1 Short Eared Owl (flushed by dog walker, this am, on Luccombe Down, not re-located)
1 Swift (around the radar station then N)

Saturday 16/10 Sunny Intervals, showers later.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.10 - 11.00
2m Yellowhammer, Click for Picture 1f Stonechat, 6+ Chiffchaff, 20+ Meadow Pipit, c50 Linnet, c40 Goldfinch,
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay.
Reported;-1 Ring Ouzel.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 13.40 - 14.50

2m Pochard, 1 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 4 Heron, 6 Teal,c100 Barnacle Geese (feral)
Beach;- 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Gull, 5 Cormorant.

Birdcall Report;- poss PALLID SWIFT @ Bembridge Down (2.30pm around monument with a Swift).
E-Mail Report from Chris M;- 1-3 Ring Ouzel (West High Down am).

Friday 15/10 Short showers, Sunny Intervals
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.10 - 11.00
3 Stonechat, 6+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard,
50+ Meadow Pipit, c50 Linnet, c50 Goldfinch, 3 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Butterflies;- 2 Red Admiral Click for Picture
Reported;-2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Siskin, 2 Wheatear.

Thursday 14/10 Wet overnight to Sunny Intervals, W. Wind.
Newtown NR, 10.40 - 12.00
17 Red Breasted Merganser (mostly f. and eclipsed males),1juv Guillemot (harbour entrance),
1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 50+ Oystercatcher, c220 Golden Plover, 100's Dunlin, 50+ Brent Geese
2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Knot, c60 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 36 Shelduck,
2 Rock Pipit, 5 Skylark, 30+ Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret.

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 15.50 - 17.45
1f HEN HARRIER (From 16.00 flying over reedbed E. of Lane, chased by Crows, flushing Snipe & Ducks), Click for Picture Click for Picture
15+ Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mediterranean Gull (over).
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Grey Wagtail (over), 100+ Swallows, 50+ House Martin,

Reported @ Culver;-
1 Woodlark, 1 Ring Ouzel (see Kris's website for details)

Wednesday 13/10 Cloudy, bright intervals, strong SW-S Wind.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.50 (No sign of Little Gulls today)
1juv Shelduck, 15 Pied Wagtail, c100 Starling.

1st visit Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 9.00 - 10.00
1 HOBBY (flew S over downs and over the sea in Sandown Bay @ 9.25),
1 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 10+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel,
20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, c80 Goldfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker.

2nd visit Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 15.10 - 17.50 Sunny with light wind.
1 PIPIT SP. (flew E over field W of Fort with Meadow Pipits etc. @ 17.35),
-call and flight like a Pied Wagtail but with very deep looping action, fluttery at top of loop, tail shorter than Grey Wagtail,
Showed no obvious white -looked like a "pipit", a buff brownish colour, could be Tawny (or Richard's) Pipit?

1m Redstart, 2 Little Owl (heard), 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 4+ Song Thrush, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 3 Kestrel,
4 Blackcap (2m, 1f etc), 3 Buzzard, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 100+ Linnet, c80 Goldfinch.
1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Firecrest.

Tuesday 12/10 Wet, foggy start, strong E. to NE. Wind
Ventnor Esplanade (Bandstand) 7.30 - 8.45
2 RED THROATED DIVER (W, also 1E earlier may have returned), 3 Gannet, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull.

Sandown Canoe Lake 9.00
1juv Shelduck, 1m Wigeon, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Pied Wagtail, c10 Swallow.

Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 15.10 - 16.30
2 Song Thrush, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel,
20+ Meadow Pipit, c100 Linnet, c80 Goldfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker.

Reported @ Sandown Canoe Lake pm;-
3 Little Gull (see Kris's website for pictures), 2 Swift (over), 1 Common Tern (!)

Monday 11/10 Cloudy, Strong E. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 7.55 - 10.25
1f Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 17 Common Scoter (E, 8,5 &4), 2 Sandwich Tern (E), c40 Gannet, c50 Starling,
12 Ducks (E-Teal & Pintail?), 7 Waders (E-poss Dunlin), 3 Brent Geese (W).
100's Swallow & House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 300+ Linnet, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 10.40
2 Little Owl, Click for Picture 1 Peregrine, 2 Stock Dove, 50+ Linnet, 1 Skylark,
c50 Swallow (E), c20 House Martin

Appleford Cross 11.15 (W. of Leechmore)
4 Yellowhammer, 7 Skylark, 10 Lapwing, c30 Starling, c60 Canada Geese (on distant fields)

E-Mail Reports;-
Jim C. at Newtown,
1 Little Stint [juv, in front of the E/Hide],1 Mediterranean Gull [adult with green ring], 1 Common Gull, 6 Grey Heron [lot for here],
3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Red Breasted Merganser, 99 Brent Geese, 57 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gannet [flying E].
yesterday (Bob had) 1 Avocet, 1 Sanderling.

Chris M. at Culver (14:00 to 17:10),
4 Firecrest (2 on E side of the valley to the SW of the fort, 2 in the scrub/ bush area just W. of the Fort - showing well).
9 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff (maybe more), 2 Wheatear (cliff edge near the CG cottages),
13 Stonechat (4 near cattle feeders, 6 on the fence/ hedgeline by the cottages & 3 by the road)
1f Merlin (harrying the small birds), 50+ Linnet (Wary of the Merlin)

Sunday 10/10 Cloudy, strong E. Wind
Ryde Esplanade 8.40
115 Brent Geese (W. of Pier), c180 Sanderling & 36 Ringed Plover (roosting on beach)

Springvale, Puckpool 9.10
1 Guillemot (on sea just offshore, drifting W.) Click for Picture

Saturday 9/10. Cloudy, brisk E. Wind.
West High Down & Alum Bay, 8.00 - 11.20 (I should have stayed longer-see below)
1f BLACK REDSTART (Needles Battery), Click for Picture 2-3 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 6 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush,
4 Dartford Warbler, c10 Linnet, c40 Goldfinch, c50 Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail (over),
5 Wheatear (cliff edge), 2 Skylark, 80+ Swallow, 100+ House Martin, 9 Stonechat, c15 Cormorant,

E-Mail Report from Chris M; -WHD area 10:15 to 17:20
1 Ring Ouzel, 34 Fieldfare (2 flocks west, of 18 & 16), 82+ Redwing (4 flighty groups of, 2,14,26 & 40+), 3 Blackcap (2m,1f),
14 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest (by the pitch & putt course), 48 Chiffchaff (around the headland)
2 Black Redstart (1m by pitch & putt course & 1f at the rocket site), 1f Common Redstart (gorse bushes, WHD)
100's of hirundines mainly House Martin, 30+ Pied Wagtail (off sea at chine and settled on field by pitch & putt course)
1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 9 Rock Pipit, 3 Skylark (over)

Friday 8/10 Fine Sunny.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.25 - 9.00
7 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, 20+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Goldcrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel,
1m,1f Stonechat, 80+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, c80 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted & 2 Green Woodpecker.

Bembridge 15.30 - 16.40
St. Helen's Bridge ; - 1juv OSPREY (Still here on "Cormorant" tree till 15.45) Click for Picture
Bemb. Harbour;- 3 Rock Pipit, 6 Little Egret, 8+ Mediterranean Gull, c20 Redshank, 1 Curlew.

Thursday 7/10 Fine Sunny.
Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 8.40 - 10.30
1 Spotted Redshank (Mill Copse Scrape), 25 Wigeon, c40 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 6 Redshank,
4 Shoveler, 1f Reed Bunting, 35 Lapwing, 4 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover,1 Curlew, c20 Black Tailed Godwit,
2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1m,1f Stonechat, c10 Goldcrest, c10 Willow/Chiffs,
1 Grey Wagtail (and poss 10 Yellow Wagtail over), 2 Little Egret, 2 Heron.

Town Copse & Clamerkin (Newtown), 10.45 - 11.45

c220 Golden Plover, c40 Grey Plover, 50+ Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 35 Lapwing,
also 2 Pintail (in eclipse plumage at Cassey Bridge)

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.30 - 17.30
9 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Grey Wagtail (over), 50+ Swallows, 20+ House Martin,1m Blackcap

Reported by Caroline D;- Yellow-browed Warbler (West High Down 17:10) at SZ315854.
on FP 300m E. of Warren Farm, in fir tree by "Alum Bay Cottage".

Wednesday 6/10 Fine Sunny, showers later, W. Wind.
Shide to Blackwater FP (Old Railway Line), 8.00 - 10.00 (Back via Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
60+ House Martin (Marvel Lane), 10+ Swallow, 1 Treecreeper (with 4+ Goldcrests), c10 Chiffchaff,
4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Newtown NR, 10.40 - 12.00

1 Wheatear, 1 Guillemot (harbour entrance), 22 Golden Plover, 5 Knot, c40 Grey Plover, 3 Shelduck, 100's Dunlin,
50+ Black Tailed & 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 4 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 18.40 - 19.20

1 Little Egret, 3 Heron, 1m Teal, c20 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, c300 Barnacle Geese & 1 Snow Goose (feral)

Tuesday 5/10 Cloudy to Sunny Intervals, fresh SW wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.55 - 9.40
1 Wheatear, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, c20 Swallow, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Pied Wagtail (W),
1m 3f/juv Stonechat, 100+ Meadow Pipit (On ground and moving W), c50 Linnet, c100 Goldfinch.
(Goldfinch, Linnet and Meadow Pipits in flocks between 30 and 50+)

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 18.10 - 19.20
2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Water Rail (heard), 50+ Swallows (moving though),
c40 Canada Geese (N), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe (over)

Monday 4/10 Showers, Sunny Intervals, W. Wind
Ryde East Sands 8.40
1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 51 Brent Geese, 50+ Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 25 Oystercacher,

Bembridge
Harbour;- 23 Little Egret (roosting in trees), 13+ Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull.
Bridge ; - 1m Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 10+ Teal, c20 Lapwing, 3 Swallow.
Ponds ; - 2 Shoveler, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, c15 Teal, 3 Little Grebe.

Sunday 3/10 Cloudy with Heavy Rain, W wind.
Ryde East Sands 18.40 Rather gloomy!
c50 Brent Geese, 20+ Sanderling, 6 Oystercacher, 500 Gulls, mainly Black Headed

Saturday 2/10 Reported on Birdguides.
Brading Marsh RSPB/ West High Down
1 Osprey (Brading Marsh RSPB 16:30)
1 Ring Ouzel (West High Down 10:30)

Brading Marsh RSPB E-Mail report from Chris M.
1 Osprey (the juv. is still there and showing well. Hunting along the river and then leaving to roost in Whitefield woods).
1 Hobby ((flew across the marsh), 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk
2 Merlin (M+F hunting together. They flew up off Carpenters Marsh and flushed and chased Starlings around St.Helens)
a large buildup of Swallows late afternoon.


SEPTEMBER
Click for monthly species list = 118.

Thursday 30/9. E-Mail Report from Jim C.
Newtown NR
1 Avocet (it flew in at 0920hrs, was there until 1100hrs)
also 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Hobby & 42 Golden Plover.

Tuesday 28/9. Cloudy.
Shide to Blackwater FP (Old Railway Line), 8.00 - 10.00
1 Treecreeper (with Tit flock of Blue, Long Tailed &Great Tit, also Goldcrest and Chiffchaff)
2 Blackcap (m & f), c30 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Monday 27/9. Light Cloud.
Sandown Esplanade 8.00 (New Hide is now "open", in more ways than one!)
1juv Shag, 1 Rock Pipit (on Beach), 3 Meadow Pipit (feeding by Dino Museum)
100+ Swallow and 10+ House Martins, c6 Sand Martin (around Canoe Lake).

Newchurch NR (Brett's Meadow) 9.00
2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted and 2 Green Woodpeckers, c20 Greenfinch.

Newtown NR, 14.30 - 17.00

1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Golden Plover, c10 Grey Plover, 30+ Curlew, 5 Shelduck, 100's Swallows (W.)

Sunday 26/9. Cloudy, Sunny Intervals, warmer.
Hersey NR, Seaview. 8.00 - 9.00 (Hide was locked)
2 Snipe, 1m Tufted Duck, 4 Rock Pipit (Seawall)

Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 10.00 - 11.00
2 Raven, 3 Blackcap, 1 Kestrel, 10+ House Martin, c100 Swallow, c30Linnet,

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.00 - 17.10
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), Swallows and Martins moving though,
3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat.
(6 more reported, along with 20+ Snipe on marsh)

Saturday 25/9. Cloudy with Showers later.
Ryde East Sands 7.50 (High Tide)
173 Sanderling (Highest count so far), 45 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret.
2 Bar Tailed Godwit (W of Pier, unusual here)
Reported;- 3 Brent Geese

Newtown NR, 13.30

2 Golden Plover, c20 Grey Plover, 100's Swallows (W steady all day)
Reported here earlier;- 1 Osprey (am), 1 Hobby (just missed it)

Reported;- 1 Red Kite, (over St Boniface Down at 10.45)

Friday 24/9. Sunny Intervals, cool N wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.50 - 9.30 (good Pipit and Finch numbers)
1f Wheatear, 3 Skylark (W), 10+ Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 2 Kestrel, 30+ House Martin, c10 Swallow,
200+ Meadow Pipit (On ground and moving W), c10Linnet, c10 Greenfinch, c50 Goldfinch.

Ryde East Sands 18.40 (High Tide)
c45 Sanderling, 40 Ringed Plover (roosting on beach)

Wednesday 22/9. Sunny Intervals, Strong W. Wind.
Forelands, Bembridge 7.40 - 9.00
1 juv ARCTIC SKUA (just offshore, mobbed by 3 Sandwich Terns at 8.08, sat on sea for a while, flew SW at 8.25)
1 Razorbill (SW), 2 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, c15 Sandwich Tern, 1 Shag, c10 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 2+ Rock Pipit,
c20 House Martin (along beach), c50 Swallows (SW low over sea), 32 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew.

Tuesday 21/9. Sunny Intervals.
Newtown NR 7.30 - 10.40
2 Whimbrel (Clamerkin), 2 Peregrine (on posts), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Wheatear (E side),
3+ Yellow Wagtail (with Pieds around cattle),4 Knot, c30 Grey Plover, 7 Shelduck (3 juv), c10 Turnstone, c50 Dunlin,

Monday 20/9. Showers, Strong W. Wind, brighter later.
St Helen's Bridge and FP to ponds.
1 Kingfisher, 14 Teal, 5 Heron, 6 Little Egret
(no Osprey today)

E-Mail Report from David B:- 6 Brent Geese(S, fairly high, along the Yar Valley this afternoon at about 4.15pm).
That could be at Bembridge or Yarmouth! (both on River Yar)-Ed.

Sunday 19/9. Sunny Intervals, cloudy later.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.00 - 9.40
3 Whinchat & 3 Stonechat (Redcliff bushes), 1f Sparrowhawk, 3+ Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff,
50+ House Martin, c10 Swallow, also Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Goldfinch, Yellow Wagtail (over).

Quarr Beach, (Fishbourne) 11.30 (WeBS Count)
38 Little Egret (Quarr Fish Pond/Marsh), also 29 at Lakeside (Wootton Bridge-from the same flock?)
1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Yellow Wagtail (E), 18 Common Tern (W).

Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh (RSPB) 16.00 - 17.50
1 juv Marsh Harrier (flushing all the Ducks, Pigeons Egrets etc off the Marsh at 17.20),
1 Osprey (in the "Cormorant" tree), c40 Yellow Wagtail (Around cattle), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1m Stonechat.

Saturday 18/9. Cloudy to Sunny Intervals showers later, SW. Wind.
Shide to Blackwater FP (Old Railway Line), back via Marvel Lane
7 Mistle Thrush -flushed from tree by 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c20 House Martin (+ some Swallows)
1 Little Owl (Oak tree), 1 Song Thrush (elusive at present), 1f Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat (heard), 3+ Goldcrest.

Reported;- 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper (Newtown NR in sightings book).

Friday 17/9. Cloudy with Rain.
Ryde East Sands 7.50 (Low Tide)
27 Little Egret (E of Pier, biggest count away from roosting sites?), c40 Sanderling,
4+ Heron, 6+ Curlew, 12 Sandwich Tern, 11 Cormorant, 1 Gannet (W), 100's Gulls etc.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 9.00 - 10.00

2 Mediterannean Gull (1s & 2s), 2a,5 juv Swan, c20 House Martin,
1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Heron, c100 Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Thursday 16/9. Sunny Intervals.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.50 - 9.40
1 (probable) RING OUZEL (Valley S of fort, when flushed, flew W. 500m before landing in bushes, not relocated)
4+ Blackcap, 3+ Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 30+ Chiffchaff,
3 Yellow Wagtail (SW), 40+ Meadow Pipit, also flocks of Long Tailed, Blue and Great Tits.

Wednesday 15/9. Cold Start but Fine and Sunny.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.30 (no sign of RC Starling)
1m Wigeon, 4 Wheatear, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, c30 Meadow Pipit & 10+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch (over going SW)
Swallow and House Martins also moving though in good numbers

Shanklin Manor Pond 9.00
1 Spotted Flycatcher, c10 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Muscovy Duck (Feral)

Rylstone Gardens, (Old Village) 10.00
1 (perhaps 2) FIRECREST (In conifers by Bandstand and Rylstone Manor Hotel), 2+ Goldcrest, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit,

Newtown NR 13.40 - 16.40 (High Tide)
1m Osprey (on post eating fish), 1 White Wagtail (Has no tail!), 1 Peregrine (on post), 3 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit,
c20 Turnstone, c50 Dunlin, c80 Black Tailed Godwit, 10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Skylark (Hay Meadow).

Tuesday 14/9. Short Bright intervals, Heavy Showers, Strong W. Wind.
Sandown Canoe Lake 8.20 - 9.15 (A new hide is being built by Dino Museum)
1juv ROSE COLOURED STARLING (with mobile flock of c50 Starlings, around Dino Museum), Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture
1m Wigeon, 1Mediterannean Gull (1st S.), 6 Pied Wagtail.

Another visit 16.40 - 18.40, No sign of RC Starling but 100+ Starling, 1 Hobby (Over Browns)
1 Osprey (reported earlier)

Monday 13/9. Showers & Sunny Intervals, strong SW. Wind.
Bembridge Harbour & Ponds,
1 Osprey (Back of marsh flying E @14.50),1m Kingfisher, 20+ Teal, 5 Little Grebe,
1 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Buzzard.
30+ Swallows & House Martins, 2 Sand Martins at back of causeway pond

Sunday 12/9. Sunny Intervals, Brisk W. Wind.
Ventnor Downs. 7.55 - 11.10 (Strong wind on top)
Nansen Hill;- 1 Hobby (Over Luccombe valley), 4 Long Tailed Tit, 1+ Goldcrest (Car Park)
1f Redstart, 3 Wheatear, also Willow/Chiffs and Hirundines.

Lucombe Down;- 2 juv Bullfinch, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1m, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel,
1 Sparrowhawk, c10 Wheatear (eating berries!), Click for Picture 1 Green Woodpecker, c40 Meadow Pipit, 7 Yellow Wagtail,
100's Swallow (S), 3 Sand Martin, c50 House Martin, 1m Blackcap also Whitethroat, Willow/Chiffs.

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Ventnor Downs;-1 Marsh Harrier (W am)
Yaverland, Brading;- Corncrake (reported by the gamekeeper, on the downs, midweek, his first on the IOW for about 50 years!)

Laundry Lane pm:- 1 Osprey (hunting in the harbour and river. Sat in a tree for a while. Has been present since Wednesday)
60+ Yellow Wagtail (group of c40 with cattle near the football club, c20 with cattle near the cattle shed, and a few flying over)
Also;- Chris D. reports that some Quail were released by Swainstone Manor farm this year.

Saturday 11/9. Sunny Intervals.
Ryde East Sands 7.10
c80 Sanderling, 2 Bar Tailed Godwit, Click for Picture 6 Curlew, 14 Sandwich Tern etc.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 7.40 - 9.10

1 Whinchat, 6 Little Egret, 1 Mediterannean Gull (2s), 4 Teal, 2a,5juv Swan, c20 House Martin,
8 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Heron, c50 Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Laundry Lane,Brading Marsh (RSPB) @ 16.30
34 Yellow Wagtail (Around cattle, flocks of 22 and 12), 2 Whitethroat, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel

Thursday 9/9. Fine Sunny, NE breeze.
Ryde East Sands 19.00
c80 Sanderling, c35 Ringed Plover, c6 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull.
Reported;- 2 Bar Tailed Godwit, and many more Med. Gulls (chased off by dogs)

Wednesday 8/9. Fine Sunny, fresh NE breeze.
Ryde East Sands 18.30 (Waited in all day for a delivery, which didn't come!)
c30 Ringed Plover (Appley Beach)
Almost high tide plus plague of Dogs and Kite Surfers leaving little room for the birds!

Tuesday 7/9. Fine Sunny Later but strong NE breeze.
Ryde East Sands 9.30
c70 Sanderling, 2 Little Egret, 30 Swan (Canoe Lake)

Newtown NR 13.45 - 15.00
1 Osprey (on post), c20 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover with 1 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone,
Reported by Jim C;- 1juv Cuckoo, 9 Pintail (in eclipse plumage)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 15.25 - 16.40
1 Osprey (Flew over estuary chased by Crows, and off to NE), Click for Picture 1f SHOVELER,
8 Wigeon, c150 Teal, c120 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Egret,
1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 42 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin,

Monday 6/9. Hazy Sun, Brisk N. to NE. Wind.
Sandown Canoe Lake 8.20
1m Wigeon (flew off later), 2 Whitethroat & 1f Yellowhammer (on Marsh at back)

Nansen Hill & Luccombe Down, Ventnor. 9.00 - 11.40 (More scrub clearance at Nansen Hill)
Nansen Hill;- 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1f Redstart, c50 House Martin (NE)

Lucombe Down;- 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail (E), 4 Wheatear (N of Dew Pond), 3 Kestrel,
15 Meadow Pipit, 100's House Martin with Swallows, 1 Swift, also Whitethroat, Willow/Chiffs.

Sunday 5/9. Sunny & Warm.
Carisbrooke Pond 7.20
2f Tufted Duck, 2+ Goldcrest, 2 Coots at Nest!

Churchills Farm (FP west), 1km N. of Chessell 8.00 - 11.30 (IWOG Survey)
12 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Reed Bunting,
(poss juv Peregrine), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, c6 Yellowhammer, c30 Pheasant, c10 Swallow.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 11.45 - 13.00
2 Wigeon, c30 Teal, c50 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 42 Redshank, 5 Little Egret,
26 Lapwing, 4 Turnstone, 5 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin,1 Curlew, 1 Heron.

Saturday 4/9. Fine Sunny, warm.
West High Down, 7.00 - 11.30
30+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Peregrine (m & juv), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel,
4 Darford Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c30 Linnet, c50 Goldfinch, c10 Meadow Pipit,
2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1m Blackcap, c20 Swallow, c100 House Martin, 1 Swift,
10 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, c30 Cormorant, 2 Gannet, 4 Fulmar,

Butterflies;- 2 Clouded Yellow, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue.

Brading Marsh (RSPB)
1f Reed Bunting (others heard), 2 Buzzard, 2 Chaffinch (1st I've seen this month!), 1 Robin. Click for Picture
Butterflies;- Speckled Wood. Click for Picture

Thursday 3/9. Fine Sunny Warm.
Ryde East Sands & Appley Park 7.40 - 9.00
c50 Sanderling, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull,
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Newtown NR 10.35 - 13.00 RB Shrike reported yesterday evening.

1juv RED BACKED SHRIKE (200m SW of Hide in hedge at corner of field) Click for Picture
1 Osprey (of 2 reported), 2 Knot, 70+ Ringed Plover, c30 Oystercatcher, c5 Grey Plover, c50 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone,
2+ juv Shelduck, 1 Sandwich Tern.

Hersey NR, Seaview. 18.50 -19.50

1f Kingfisher, Click for Picture 2a,5juv Swan, c200 House Martin, 2 Sharp Winged Teal (Escapes), c200 Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Thursday 2/9. Sunny & Warm, light S. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 7.45 - 8.45 (Rather quite today)
1 Sandwich Tern (W), c10 Gannets, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1m Stonechat, 3 Red Legged Partridge
15+ Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 20+ Swallow, 2f Pheasant

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 9.00
1 Little Owl, 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 4 Wheatear, 4+ Stock Dove,
3 Fulmar, 1 Swift, c20 Sand Martin (E), c50 Swallow (E), c100 House Martin

Churchills Farm (FP west), 1km N. of Chessell 1100 - 12.30
11 QUAIL (Flushed from corn field by last cut of Combine),
2 Red Legged Partridge, 15 Wheatear, 8 Whinchat, 2 Stock Dove, 1+ Skylark,
1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2+ Hobby, 1 Merlin, 4+ Buzzard, c6 Yellowhammer,

Bembridge Harbour & Ponds,
5 Greenshank, 11 Little Egret, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard).

Reported by Chris M. et al;- 1 Black Kite (over Headon Warren).

Wednesday 1/9. Fine Sunny, Light S. to SE. Wind.
Nansen Hill & Luccombe Down, Ventnor. 7.45 - 11.20 (More scrub clearance at Nansen Hill)
Nansen Hill;- 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap (m&f), 10+ Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Long Tailed Tit,
1 Swift, 5 Redstart, also Whitethroat, and Willow/Chiffs, 1 Sparrowhawk,

Lucombe Down;- 7 Dartford Warbler, 5 Yellow Wagtail (E), 1m, 2 juv Yellowhammer (Still nesting!),
4 Wheatear, 2 Redstart, 3 Green Woodpecker, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel,
100's Swallow (S), c10 Sand Martin, c20 House Martin, 2 Swift, also Whitethroat, Willow/Chiffs.

Newtown NR 15.30 - 17.50 1 Osprey reported earlier.

4 SPOONBILL (@16.45, circling over Clamerkin, then drifting off NW) Click for Picture Click for Picture
21 Ringed Plover, c10 Oystercatcher, c5 Grey Plover, c100 Dunlin, 17 Turnstone, 15 Little Egret, 12 Redshank,
1 Common Sandpiper, c20 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern (ad & juv), c10 Common Tern.


AUGUST
Click for monthly species list = 121.

Tuesday 31/8. Fine Sunny (cold start), N. to NW. Wind.
Gore Cliff, Blackgang 7.30
1 Little Owl, 2 Peregrine, 10+ Wheatear, 4+ Stock Dove, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant
3 Fulmar, c20 Sand Martin (E), c50 Swallow (E), 2 House Martin (W)

Whale Chine/Atherfield Coast 9.30
1f MERLIN (In car park on grass, 2 Crows chased it over the Military Rd)

Luccombe Down, Ventnor. 10.15 - 12.00
2 Grasshopper Warbler (N. End), c10 Wheatear (most W. of Car Park), 2 Whinchat,
2 Swift, 2 Redstart (f. & m.), 6 Raven, 7+ Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel,
also Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Willow/Chiffs,

Bank Holiday Monday 30/8. Sunny Intervals, fresh W Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 7.20 - 8.25 (Rather quite today)
1 Common Scoter (W), 3 Sandwich Tern (W), c30 Gannets, 2 Fulmar (local birds), poss Skua Sp.

Nansen Hill & Luccombe Down, Ventnor. 15.30 - 17.30
1juv Peregrine, 5 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 5 Wheatear (most by Car Park),
2 Redstart (f. & juv m.), 5+ Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer,
1 Grasshopper Warbler

Sunday 29/8. Mostly cloudy, brisk W. wind.
Nansen Hill & Luccombe Down, Ventnor. 15.30 - 17.30
1 Swift (hunting over Downs), 4 Wheatear (by Car Park),
1-2f Redstart (Nansen E. Slope), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel,

Reported;- 2 Wryneck, (1 Lucombe Down (am), 1 at Niton near Radio Masts)

Saturday 28/8. Fine Sunny, cloudier later.
Ventnor Downs, (Luccombe Down) 7.30 - 12.00
1 juv MARSH HARRIER (W. at 11.25), 8 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk,
9 Raven (1 group of 8!), poss Grasshopper Warbler, c20 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin.
15 Redstart, Click for Picture 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Dartford Warbler, c30 Willow Warbler,
3 Whinchat, c10 Wheatear, c20 Whitethroat, 1f Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer,

Reported;- 1 (Dk) Honey Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Grasshopper Warblers.

E-Mail Report from Chris M

West High Down (9am to 2.45pm) ;-
2 MARSH HARRIER (1 juv. west low along the ridge around 12.00 then NW),
(and 1f W. - joined by 3 Buzzard - Had marker, either metal or white, on the upper right wing).
1 (dark) HONEY BUZZARD (SW), 1 Osprey,
54 Wheatear (all in small groups), 4 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 30+ Whitethroat, 50+ Willow/ chiffs.
2 Stonechat (locals), 250+ Swallow (steady passage W or SW), 40+ Sand Martin, 3 Swift, 1 Raven, 4 Peregrine (chasing racing pigeons),
7 Kestrel (in the air together), 1M Sparrowhawk (very tame - chasing the Wheatears), 4 Buzzard,

Mottistone Down (3pm to 4.30pm) ;-
2 Ospreys (W. along the southern slope) -are these the birds from Newtown?
Reported here earlier;- 50+ Spotted Flycatcher

Thursday 26/8. Sunny Intervals NW wind.
Carisbrooke Pond 7.35
1f Tufted Duck (rather scarce at present), 5 Aylesbury Duck (Domestic)

Tennyson & West High Downs, Totland, 8.20 - 9.30
2 Dartford Warbler, 11 Yellow Wagtail (sheep field NW of Car Park), 18 Wheatear, 5 Jay,
2 Blackcap (m&f), 2+ Linnet, c30 Swallow, c15 House Martin, c10 Meadow Pipit,
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and plenty of Willow/Chiffs

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 10.00

c25 Teal, 3 Greenshank, c10 Redshank, c60 Black Tailed Godwit, c70 Canada Geese,
1 Kingfisher, 20+ Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, 1 Lapwing,

Wednesday 25/8. Sunny Intervals, showers.
Ventnor Downs, (Luccombe Down) 7.30 - 8.40 (Dotterel reported yesterday @ 16.00)
1juv DOTTEREL Click for Picture Click for Picture (Just 20yds N. of top car park on bare patch, chalky stones, heather etc,
watched 7.35 till 8.25 when flushed off by dog. Didn't go far-50yds S/SW. but not re-located.)
also;- 1 Willow Warbler, 10+ Wheatear, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, poss Whinchat.

Not found lunchtime but 8 Grasshopper Warblers were reported from the E. Slope

Monday 23/8. Heavy Showers, short sunny intervals.
Clamerkin Hide 10.00 New hide opened earlier this year at SZ 437909
FP to hide (past Farm);-1 Sand Martin (with c10 Swallows), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard),
6 Stock Dove, 1-2 Jay (Heard) 2 Buzzard, 2m Pheasant

From Hide;-1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Curlew, 28 Redshank, 5 Teal, 2 Little Egret

Newtown NR 10.50 - 11.50

1 Greenshank,14 Ringed Plover, 22 Oystercatcher,
15 Grey Plover, c10 Dunlin, 12 Turnstone, 6 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe,
14 Shelduck (juv), c50 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern.

Butterflies;- Clouded Yellow (2)

Sunday 22/8. Sunny Intervals.
Ventnor Downs, via Nansen Hill 7.20 - 11.30 (for IWOG Walk)
1 Pied Flycatcher, c10 Spotted Flycatcher, c15 Redstart (3 on E. Slope Nansen, 12+ on top of Downs),
1 Lesser Whitethroat, c20 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap, c20 Meadow Pipit, 1m Bullfinch, c50 "Willowchiffs",
6 Wheatear, 5 Fulmar (over landslip), 2 Raven, 2 Peregrine, 5 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker
6 Swift (S), 1 Coal Tit, -also Blue & Great Tits around bushes.

Butterflies;- Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper.

E-Mail Report from Jim C (at NNR) ;-
3 Osprey, 50+ Wigeon (flew in together), 15 Teal (in 3 Small groups), 1 Gannet (flying W in the Solent),
1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, Also today, Bob G. saw;- 1 Marsh Harrier (juv, seen several times in the Scrape area),
1 Common Scoter (juv f), 7 Greenshank (in the Scrape), 1 Peregrine (took a Black Tailed Godwit)

E-Mail Report from Chris M (at Laundry Lane) ;-
1 Osprey

Saturday 21/8. Sunny Intervals, SW wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.35 - 9.40
1 YELLOW WAGTAIL (in off sea going NW), 1 WHINCHAT (on bush below fort), 6 Swallow, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel,
46 Wheatear (mainly near Redcliff), 25+ Whitethroat, 1f Yellowhammer, c20 "Willow/Chiffs", c10 Linnet.

Fishbourne Beach/Quarr 11.00 - 12.00
Beach;- 3 Common Sandpiper, 21 Curlew, 5 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Little Egret,
1 Heron, 6 Oystercatcher,10 Common Tern.
Quarr Abbey Farm Area;- 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (juv)

Butterflies etc;- Small Copper Click for Picture and Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpiller (at Firestone Copse). Click for Picture

Mottistone Common/Longstone 20.20 - 21.30

2 Nightjar (1 flying around "coo-ick" ing at 20.55, 1m Churring from a tree 21.15),
1 Little Owl (heard), 2 Kestrel.

Friday 20/8. Sunny Intervals and Showers.
Ryde East Sands & Appley 8.30
10 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern, c10 Curlew, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Treecreeper (Appley Park by lodge)

Ryde Pierhead Station 14.40 - 16.15 (High Tide)
1-2 ROSEATE TERN, Click for Picture 1juv BLACK TERN (different bird from yesterday's), c250 Common Tern,
1 Hobby (in off sea at 16.05), 1 Gannet (E. in Solent).

Thursday 19/8. Cloudy, showers to Sunny Intervals, strong SW Wind.
St. Catherine's Point, 8.20 - 10.20
19 Kittiwake (E), 1 Guillemot (on sea), c50 Gannets (Mostly E), 4 Fulmar (local birds),
2 Swift (W), 1 Sandwich Tern (W), 1 Kestrel, 1juv Peregrine

Ryde Pierhead Station 14.00 - 15.15 (High Tide)
1 ROSEATE TERN, Click for Picture 1 BLACK TERN (Moulting Ad), Click for Picture c60 Common Tern, c200 Black Headed Gull.

Wednesday 18/8. Cloudy with torrential showers and thunder.
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 18.30 - 20.15 (High water level)
1 Greenshank, 6 Little Grebe, 80+ House Martin (in front of Fairy Hill woods)
c300 Barnacle Goose & 1 Snow Goose (feral), 1 Kestrel.

Tuesday 17/8. Sunny Intervals, brief showers.
Forelands, Bembridge 8.10 - 9.20
1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, c50 Oystercatcher, 6+ Mediterranean Gull, c10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Gannet (SW),
1 Shag, 6 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 4 Heron, 2 Rock Pipit, c70 House Sparrow (1 flock of 50!)

Bembridge Ponds, 9.30 - 10.00

1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret

Brading Marsh (RSPB) and Laundry Lane, 15.30 - 17.00

1f Redstart (Bexley Point Embankment), 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler.
Butterflies;- Specked Wood, Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Common Blue, Meadow Brown
Insects;- Migrant Hawker, Common and Ruddy Darter

Monday 16/8. Short Sunny Intervals, SW wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.00
1 Cuckoo (juv -still present on fence line W. of fort), Click for Picture 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Click for Picture 6 Swallow (around Fort),
1m Blackcap, 4+ Whitethroat, 1f Yellowhammer,

Butterflies;- Chalkhill Blue, Click for Picture Gatekeeper, Wall Brown, Meadow Brown

Sunday 15/8. Misty with some drizzle.
West High Down, Totland, 7.50 - 11.30
8 Wheatear (S. Cliff Edge), 11 Jay (!), 4 Fulmar, c100 Goldfinch, c30 Linnet and some Willow/Chiffs
2 Bullfinch (m&f), c20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Mipit, c10 Whitethroat, c30 Cormorant,
3 Peregrine (2 Alum Bay side), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 8 Greater & 2 Lesser Bk. Backed Gulls

Insects;- Painted Lady, Chalkhill Blue (c100)

Saturday 14/8. Sunny Intervals.
Ventnor Downs, via Nansen Hill 7.40 - 10.20 (Good Migrant fall)
1 Pied Flycatcher (f/juv -top of Nansen slope), 5 f/juv Redstart (2 on E. Slope Nansen, 3 on top of Downs),
20-30 Wheatear (groups of 5-11 together on paths and in Heather), 7 Kestrel (hunting together over fields),
c20 Whitethroat, c30 "Willowchiffs" (some very bright juvenile Willow Warblers),
2m Dartford Warbler, 3 Green Woodpecker also Blue & Great Tits around bushes.

Newtown NR 13.30 - 16.30 (Falling Tide)

2 Osprey (1 on Signal hill, the other by Clamerkin), 27 Ringed Plover, 30+ Oystercatcher,
1juv Sanderling (with injured leg), 22 Grey Plover, c100 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 6 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe,
1 Brent Goose (over summering), 4 Shelduck (juv), c20 Black Tailed Godwit, 10+ Redshank, 4 Cormorant,

Insects;- Clouded Yellow (2)

Friday 13/8. Sunny Intervals, W. Wind (strong on coast).
Whale Chine/Atherfield Coast 8.40
2 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 1 Fulmar, 6+ Skylark, c10 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 8 Greater Black Backed Gull (on fields)

Little Atherfield 9.40
2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Little Grebe (on pond), c40 Starling, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Stock Dove.

E-Mail Report from Jim C (at NNR) ;-
1juv Sanderling, (near E/Hide at 0815 -didn't appear to stay long), 2 Knot, 34 Grey Plover, 108 Dunlin
and at least 1 Osprey still about, From the yesterday's logbook ;- 1 Ruff (reported in the scrape)

Thursday 12/8. Sunny Intervals, clouding over.
Ryde East Sands 8.40
7 Sanderling (On beach at High Tide)

Bembridge Ponds, 9.10

6+ Mediterranean Gull & 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull (with 100+ Gulls on Dredging Lagoon),
2 Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow / House Martin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret (as usual), 1 Heron, 3 Little Grebe.

Bembridge Windmill, (FP past Airport) Overlooks RSPB Reserve.

2 Wheatear (on wires), 1 Green Sandpiper (over to NW), 3 Buzzard (on field),
1m Stonechat, 8+ Whitethroat, c10 Linnet, c20 Swallow (1 chasing a Pied Wagtail)

Alverstone NR, 21.10

2 Barn Owl (Juv?)

Wednesday 11/8. Fine Sunny, clouding up later.
Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 8.30
2 SPOTTED REDSHANK (Mill Copse Scrape, 1 had yellowish legs!), 1 Snipe,
c10 Teal, 4 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 55 Black Tailed Godwit, c120 Canada Geese,
4 Dunlin, 6 Little Egret, 1 Lapwing, 1ad,4juv Red Legged Partridge, c20 House Martin.

Newtown NR 10.40 - 13.00 (Falling Tide)

2 Osprey (1 on Signal hill, the other fishing Clamerkin), 4 Ringed Plover, 70+ Oystercatcher,
1 Common Sandpiper, 21 Grey Plover, c10 Dunlin, 12 Turnstone, 4 Common Tern, c15 SandwichTern, 6 Little Egret,
1 Brent Goose (over summering), 19 Shelduck (3ad 14 juv), 34 Black Tailed Godwit,

1 RUFF (reported by Warden at Western Haven), 1 Hobby (Jim C. -Harbour Entrance)

Tuesday 10/8. Fine Sunny, Warm.
Ventnor Downs 8.00 - 11.30
1 Pied Flycatcher (@11.10 Nansen Hill bushes), Click for Picture 15+ Whitethroat, 4 Green Woodpecker (1 juv),
2 Wheatear (by car park), 4 Dartford Warbler, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,
c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, c30 Willow Warbler, c20 Swift.

Insects;- Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Painted Lady, Wall Brown, Gatekeeper.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 18.40 - 20.15 (Low water level)
2 Green Sandpiper (Flew off SE. @19.15), Click for Picture 2-3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe,
c150 Black Headed Gull (Most circling over), 20+ House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Oystercatcher,
c30 Barnacle Goose (feral), 20+ Canada Geese, 9 Little Egret (2 juv), 4 Heron (1 juv).

E-Mail Report from Nick E (at NNR) ;-
2 Curlew Sandpiper (some summer plumage still there), 2 Osprey.
Jim C;- Didn't see the Curlew Sands, but saw 3 Knot (with some summer plumage)

Monday 9/8. Showers, torrential rain later.
Nansen Hill 15.00 (With Chris M, we got soaked!)
2-3 Pied Flycatcher, 1m Redstart (Bushes on E. Slope, just above road)

Sunday 8/8. Hazy, Sunny, Hot & Humid.
St. Catherine's Point 7.30 - 9.20
c50 Gannets (Mostly E), 4 Fulmar, c30 Black Headed Gulls, c50 Herring Gulls

Ventnor Downs 9.45 - 11.30 (I missed the Pied and Spotted Flycachers)

4+ Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler (glimpsed)
3 Buzzard (1 Pale Phase), c10 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Willow Warbler, 2 Swift.

Insects;- Vapourer Moth - "Orgyia antiqua" (Caterpillar) Click for Picture ,Gatekeeper,

E-Mail Report from Chris M (at Ventnor Downs pm) ;-
5 Pied Flycatcher - (1 on Nansen Hill & 4 in bushes further up), 12 Willow Warbler also Whitethroats
1 juv. Peregrine (chasing 'mippits'), 4 Buzzard, 15 Swift (S. high up)

E-Mail Report from Jim C (at NNR) ;-
Bob saw;- 2 Curlew Sandpiper (some summer plumage), 2 Osprey & 7 Common Sandpipers

Saturday 7/8. Fine Sunny and Hot after a foggy start on coast.
Ryde East Sands 7.30
20+ Sanderling, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1 Common Tern, c20 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret,

Sandown Esplanade 9.00
c20 Swallow, 2 Swan (2 German Shepherds attacked the Swans yesterday, 1 was injured and is hiding in reeds),
RSPCA have been round to check them.

Newtown NR 16.00 - 17.30 (High Tide)

1 Osprey (on post till 16.55 then flew round, caught fish and back to post at 17.30)
6 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Common Tern, c30 SandwichTern,

E-Mail Report from Jim C (Also at NNR) ;-
1 Sedge Warbler, 19 Pied Wagtails, 2 Green Sandpipers & 13 Greenshank (over Main marsh)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 18.00 (Just before IWOG BBQ- Fort Victoria)

4 Teal, 2 Greenshank, c40 Black Tailed Godwit, c170 Canada Geese, 1 Lapwing,
1 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, c10 Swallow, c20 House Martin.

Hillis Farm (N of Mark's Corner) 21.08

1 Little Owl (on wall)

Parkhurst Forest (1km S of Mark's Corner)@21.30

1 Long Eared Owl (Flew right past me then perched in tree 20m away!), 2m Nightjar (Calling and flying about)

Friday 6/8. Cloudy start, hot sunny later, W Wind.
Whale Chine/Atherfield Coast 7.30
2-3 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 juv Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat, 4+ Skylark, c10 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit,
c150 Gulls in Atherfield bay, (Herring Gull, Black Headed and Greater Black Backed Gulls)

Insects;- Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Peacock, Bk. Lined Skimmer (DF)

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 9.40
1 Little Owl, 4+ Stock Dove, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, (but no Fulmars).

Thursday 5/8. Overcast to Hazy Sun.
Shide to Blackwater FP 07.30 - 10.00 (Returning Marvel Lane, Watergate Road)
1 Little Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Yellowhammer, 1m Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Chaffinch (hard to find recently)
2 Red Legged Partridge, 3+ Goldcrest, 2+ Chiffchaff, c35 House Martin (some still nesting), c20 Swallow.

Tuesday 4/8. Fine Sunny and Hot after a foggy start on hills.
Sandown Esplanade 8.00
1f Wheatear (behind Dino Museum), 1 Reed Warbler (Pond), c30 House Martin, c10 Swallow, 1 Gannet (W in bay)

Shanklin Manor Pond and Churchyard

5 Muscovy Duck (Feral), 2 Coal Tit (Heard), 1 Willow Warbler (heard), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker.

Ventnor Downs 9.20-11.20

1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2+ Whitethroat, 1m Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush,
3 Buzzard, c10 Linnet, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Willow Warbler, c10 Swift.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 19.05 - 20.00
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail (on power lines), 1 Kingfisher (juv), 3 Little Grebe,
c20 Barnacle Geese (Feral), 10+ Canada Geese, 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd S.), 2 Heron.

Tuesday 3/8. Hazy Sunny Intervals.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.00
1 Cuckoo (Brown juv at Redcliff)), Click for Picture 20+ Linnet, 20+ Swallow (around Fort), 6+ Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark.

Butterflies;- Chalkhill Blue (100's mostly males!), Gatekeeper (100's), Common Blue,
Wall Brown, Marbled White, Small White, Small Copper

Newtown NR 14.30 - 15.30 (High Tide, no Ospreys)

2 Turnstone, 2 Redshank, 4 Meadow Pipit, c15 Common Tern, 52 SandwichTern,
15 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 Linnet.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 15.40 -16.30

1 Peregrine, 87 Black Tailed Godwit, c40 Canada Geese, 6 Lapwing,
1 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 4 House Martin.

Ashey Road 21.08

1 Little Owl (on post by Garage)

Monday 2/8. Hazy Sunny Intervals, E Wind.
Ryde East Sands 7.40
1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 500+ Gulls!

Bembridge Ponds, 9.00

1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull (6 more in Harbour),
30+ Swallow / House Martin, 2 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 1 Buzzard,

Insects etc;- Gatekeeper, DF Common Darter, Migrant Hawker also Adder and Fox

Brading Marsh (RSPB) and Laundry Lane, 16.30

1f Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 4 Stock Dove, and some "Willow Chiffs".

Ashey Road 1 Hobby (chased by small birds near "Ponda Rosa" Motel).

Sunday 1/8. Hot Sunny, S. Wind.
Town Copse NNR, 7.30
2 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 3 Common Tern.
Insects;- White Admiral, Gatekeeper,

Newtown NR 9.30 - 11.00

8 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover (summer plumage), c30 Dunlin
11 Turnstone, 16 Shelduck (2ad 14 juv), 60+ Redshank, 2 Meadow Pipit, c50 Common & SandwichTern,
2 Whimbrel, c20 Curlew, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Kestrel, 2 Linnet.

Insects;- Small Copper, Marbled White, Gatekeeper,

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 16.10 - 17.30 (Higher water level-no Sandpipers)
1 Greenshank, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Greylag Goose (feral)
10+ Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 1 Heron.

JULY
Click for July species list = 107.

Saturday 31/7. Sunny Intervals, warm.
Brighstone Down, 8.00
1m Turtle Dove, 1m Yellowhammer, 2 juv Green & 1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker,
1 Red Legged Partridge, 1m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Linnet, 1 Buzzard.

Insects;- Small Copper, Specked Wood, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Migrant Hawker (DF)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 9.40 -11.30

1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (Mill Copse Scrape), Click for Picture 1 SNIPE (un-expected!), 60 Black Tailed Godwit,
1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Redshank, c180 Canada Geese, 26 Lapwing,
4 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 12 Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 2 House Martin.

Insects;- Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Gatekeeper, Comma, Common Darter (DF)

Parkhurst Forest 21.10- 22.15 (Noke's Common side)

1 Nightjar,

Friday 30/7. Fine Sunny, Cloudy later.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.00
60+ Linnet (mixed with c20 Goldfinch), 30+ Swallow (around Fort), 4+ Whitethroat, 1m Yellowhammer,
Butterflies;- Chalkhill Blue, c100 Gatekeeper,

Bembridge Ponds, 14.00
c200 Black Headed Gull (Dredging Lagoon), with 1 Little Gull, 6 Mediterranian Gull, 4 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull.
2 Little Egret, 3 Greenshank, 1 Shelduck (with 7 juv), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Reed Warbler (heard).

Insects;- Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Black-tailed Skimmer (DF)

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 18.40 - 20.00
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 8 Little Grebe, 20+ Barnacle Geese (feral)
1 Kingfisher, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Little Egret, 3 Heron.

Thursday 29/7. E-Mail report from David B.
St Helen's Bridge
2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS (north end of the marsh about 2pm).
Dave W. saw them from the bridge.
They came up from the marsh (from somewhere near the Dynamite Hut, I think).
One then flew north (towards the Millpond) and the other north-east (towards Bembridge Yacht Club).
Trouble is, we don't know how far they went. They could be in England now.

Sun 25/7 - Wed 28/7. From E-Mail reports
Newtown NR
25th (Jim C.)
1 Osprey (took a fish from Clamerkin Lake c09.00 and then went on to the posts in Spur Lake, still there at 11.20).
2 Peregrine (hunting over main marsh), 1 Teal (flew into "Dark Pond"),
c200 Sandwich & Common Tern (around the harbour mouth), 7 Turnstone, 70 Redshank, 180 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel

26th (Nick E.)
Ospreys have been present at Newtown yesterday and today:
2 yesterday (25th) inc one juvenile late afternoon / evening 1 juvenile today (26th) seen throughout the day at least up to 17:40
2 Arctic Terns with a mixed flock of 150+ Common & Sandwich terns.

26th (Chris M.) 11.00 - 15.00
1 Osprey (as above), 1 Hobby (harbour entrance and flushed the Dunlins mobbed by large Tern flock), 9 Turnstone (by boathouse)
30+ Dunlin (summer plumage, with another smaller and paler wader -no I.D), 1 Common Sandpiper (near east hide)
1 Buzzard (Brickfields side), 1 Kestrel, 1 Brent Goose (feeding near the boathouse then flew up the creek towards Shalfleet)

27th (Chris M.) am
Osprey & Hobby (still present), 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper

Ventnor Downs
25th (Chris M.)
1 Redstart (on the S slope by Radar station, heard calling, glimpsed a couple of times- very elusive.
3 Peregrine falcon (over the Luccombe area), 2 Raven (over)
also a 'largish' group (10 to 15) of warblers with a 'tit flock'-possibly early migrants.

Bembridge airport/ RSPB (reserve border)
25th, from Chris M;- ,
3 Stonechat (1m, 1+ juv), 1 Wheatear (same fence as the Stonechats)
a lot of hirundines (mostly Swallow) feeding over the fields behind the 'pond' and a flock of 26 Mistle Thrush.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR"
27th (Chris M.)
4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher

28th (Chris M.) additions
a 2nd Greenshank, 2 Dunlin (summer plum Ad and juv), 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull

Sandown Canoe Lake
1 juv Shoveler

Friday 23/7. Fine Sunny NW wind.
St. Catherine's Point 7.20 - 8.30
1 Shearwater (E @ 8.46 Manxie?), c30 Gannet (W & E and fishing offshore), 2 Fulmar (local birds),
1 Sand Martin (in off sea), 1 Swift (moving W at sea), c20 Linnet,
1juv Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2juv Whitethroat, 1m Yellowhammer, 2 Red Legged Partridge

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 9.40

2 Raven, 2 Peregrine, 1juv Little Owl, 1 Fulmar, 1 Skylark,

Bembridge Ponds, 17.00
4 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Shelduck (with 6 juv), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Warbler.
Butterfies;- White Admiral (unusual here), Gatekeeper,

E Mail Report from Chris M;-
Yarmouth Station:- 1 Hobby, 52 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 7 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk c50 Swallow.
Newtown:- In the log book (from yesterday)- 1 Red-backed Shrike, 1 Hobby

Wednesday 21/7. Overcast.
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 8.40 - 10.00
1 Green Sandpiper, Click for Picture 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Grebe,
3 Sharp Winged Teal (Escapes), 4 Little Egret, 2 Heron.

Tuesday 20/7. Fine Sunny, Cloudy with Showers later.
Ventnor Downs 8.05-10.20
2 Dartford Warbler, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Whitethroat (1juv), 3m Yellowhammer,
7 Raven! (moving SW - Large family group?), 4 Buzzard, c10 Linnet, 45 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 18.40 - 20.00 (Hide full tonight - getting very popular!)
4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Grebe,
3 Sharp Winged Teal (Escapes), 5 Little Egret, 2 Heron.

Monday 19/7. Fine Sunny Intervals.
Fishbourne Beach/Quarr Abbey & Ponds 7.45 - 9.30
Beach;- 31 Curlew, 9 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern.
Coastal Pond;- 3+ Reed Warbler, 5 Little Egret.
Abbey/Woods Area;- 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Reed Warbler (at pond).

Butterflies;- Large White, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell.

Parkhurst Forest 21.10- 22.15 (1km S. of Mark's Corner) (Nightjar Survey)

4 Nightjar (Male "churring", 2ad, 1juv),

Sunday 18/7. Showers a.m. to long Sunny Intervals.
Ryde East Sands 8.00
2 Sanderling (near Summer Plumage), 11 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret,
66 Mediterranean Gull (15 were 2nd Summer birds), 4 Common Gull, c25 Gtr Bk Backed Gull

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 13.50 - 16.00
3 Common Sandpiper, Click for Picture 2 Greenshank, Click for Picture 50+ House Martin,
3 Sharp Winged Teal (Escapes), 4 Little Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 2 Heron.

Hobby reported (but not seen from Hide)

Brading Marsh (RSPB) guided walk 10.00 - 12.00 (Every 2 weeks from Brading Station Car Park)
1m Reed Bunting (Feeding Juvenile), c4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4+ Linnet, 3 Stock Dove,
4 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, also Meadow Pipits, Finches, Hirundines and Corvids (large numbers)

Butterfies;- Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Green-veined White, Small Skipper,
Common Blue, Small Copper, Marbled White, Comma, Peacock, Small T/Shell

Also Common Darter Dragonfly (No Damselflies, very odd)

Saturday 17/7. Murky start, Thundery showers then Sunny pm.
Foreland (Bembridge) 8.00
1 Lesser & c15 Greater Black Backed Gull, c15 Sandwich Tern (inc 2 juv), 7 Little Egret, 6 Heron,
8 Gannet (E), 1 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher 4 Cormorant.

Bembridge Ponds, 9.00
1 Greenshank, 2 Shelduck (with 6 juv), 2 Little Grebe, 5 Reed Warbler.

Sandown Canoe Lake 18.30
1 Little Gull (Moved to beach later), 4 Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Sandwich Tern (beach)

E Mail Report from Chris M;
Yarmouth:- 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Black Tailed Godwit, and Newtown:- 1 Common Sandpiper

Friday 16/7. Misty Murky some drizzle, brighter spells later.
Sandown Canoe Lake 8.00 (No Little Gull this morning, but probably still around)
1m Sparrowhawk, 50+ BH Gull (3 juv), Click for Picture 4 Swallow, 2 Swift, 10+ House Martin (High up),
2 Swan (+4 Cygnets), 2 Pied Wagtail, also; 3 Gannet (W in Bay)

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 15.30 - 17.30
1 Green Sandpiper, Click for Picture 3 Common Sandpiper (inc 1 juv), c20 House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1 Greenshank, Click for Picture 4 Little Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 2 Heron.
(and 1 Fox Cub)

Thursday 15/7. Sunny Intervals, W Wind.
Ryde East Sands 7.40 (No Sanderling seen today)
2 Mediterranean Gull, 25 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 12 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Egret,

Appley Park 8.00 - 9.00

1 Spotted Flycatcher (Extreme E side, next to Holiday Camp), 1 Song Thrush, 3 Stock Dove.

Shide FP 14.30 - 15.00 (Either side along Medina)
Juveniles seen;- 1 Grey Wagtail (Newport side), 4 Blackcap , 5 Chiffchaff,

Wednesday 14/7. Cloudy to Sunny Intervals.
Ryde East Sands 8.00
1 SANDERLING (Summer Plumage -the earliest I've seen, -usually arrive mid August!)
11 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret,

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 13.50 - 16.00
1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 3 Common Sandpiper (inc 1 juv), Click for Picture 3 Sand Martin, c10 House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1m Tufted Duck, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Grebe, 15 Little Egret,

Firestone Copse 21.45
1m Nightjar (Churring N of Car Pk.)

Tuesday 13/7. Fine Sunny, warmer.
Freshwater Causeway 07.40
1 Common Sandpiper, 3+ Reed Bunting (inc juv), 2 Redshank, 1 Curlew.

West High Down, 8.00 - 10.30 (No Stonechats or Darford Warblers)
2 Peregrine (1 with prey), 2 Raven, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, c70 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit,
2 Wheatear, 6m Yellowhammer, c10 Swallow, 20+ Swift (W), 1 Lesser & 10+ Greater Black Backed Gull,
1m Bullfinch, c50 Cormorant, 1+ Shag, 2 Gannet, 2 Fulmar,

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 13.40 - 15.30
1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sand Martin, c10 House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1 Kingfisher, 2m Tufted Duck, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret,

Reported;- 1 Cuckoo, 1 Greenshank (Today), and 1juv LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (Monday)

Culver Down (Bembridge Down)
1 Little Owl (@21.45 E. of Cattle grid at bottom)

Monday 12/7. Cloudy, NW Wind.
St. Catherine's Point 7.50
c40 Gannet (W & E), 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Rock Pipit, c10 Linnet,
3ad, 3juv Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 10+ Swift (moving W), 1m Stonechat, 1m Yellowhammer,

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 9.00

2-3 Peregrine, 1juv Little Owl, 6+ Stock Dove, 1 Little Egret (W),
6 Fulmar (4 on ledges), 2 Skylark, c10 Linnet,

Whale Chine/Atherfield Coast 10.00

1 Corn Bunting (nearly extinct on the Island), 20-30 Skylark, 1 Raven (2 reported eating rabbit),
1ad, 1juv Red Legged Partridge (near Military Rd.), c10 Linnet, 1 Buzzard.

Sunday 11/7. Showers to Short Sunny Intervals.
Firestone Copse 10.30
c7 Coal Tit (mainly juv.), 5 Heron, c10 Goldcrest, 1 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Laundry Lane / Centurians Copse (Brading Marsh RSPB) 15.40 - 17.20
2ad,1juv Lapwing, 1m Sedge Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1m,1f Reed Bunting, 1 Heron, 2 Goldfinch,

NOTE;- 3 Tents (and a Campfire) pitched infront of Centurions Copse! (A "No Camping" notice is required)

Saturday 10/7. Sunny Intervals, W. Wind.
Fort Victoria, 8.00
10+ Common Tern, 6 Gannet, (all feeding offshore with Gulls)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 8.40 -9.30

1 WHIMBREL (flying E. calling), c10 Black Tailed Godwit, c10 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank,
c15 Lapwing (some juv.), 3 Shelduck, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 1 Common Tern,
2 DUNLIN, 1 pr. Swan (with 5 Cygnets), 1 Kestrel, c20 Swift, 6 House Martin, c70 Starling.

Newtown NR 9.45 - 11.30

1 OSPREY (10.05 along Clamerkin Lake, caught fish, eating on post, flew very high at 11.15, possibly leaving)
1 TURNSTONE, c50 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Tern,
4 Curlew, 10+ Oystercatcher, 1 (injured?) Brent Goose ,

E-Mail Report from Jim C;-
(Osprey as above) also 13 Gannets (in the Solent 11E & 2W), 17 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 42 Black Tailed Godwit, 70+ Curlew.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 19.00 - 20.30
2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, c50 House Martin, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard,
1m Tufted Duck, c20 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret (3ad, 3juv),
1m Reed Bunting (heard), 2 Sharp Winged Teal (Esc.), 10+ Barnacle Geese (Feral).

Mammals;- 1ad, 3 juv Foxes

E-Mail Report from Chris M;- West High Down,
2 Raven, 1f Peregrine (+ juv. heard), 1 Sand Martin (SW) -no Guillimots (assume they've now left)

Friday 9/7. Cloudy, N Wind.
Ryde East Sands 8.40
3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret,

Appley Park 9.00

1 Spotted Flycatcher (Extreme E side, next to Holiday Camp- no juvs seen), 2 Song Thrush,

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 16.10 - 17.20
1 Treecreeper, 1 Buzzard, 1 Skylark, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Heron, 2 Goldfinch, 7 Long Tailed Tit (mainly juv.)

Bembridge Ponds, 19.00 (Especialy the Harbour Dredging Lagoon)

1 Mediterranean Gull, 4+ Greenshank, 4 Redshank (1 juv), 4+ Reed Warbler, 2+ Swallow, 8 Little Egret, 8 Heron
1 Common Gull, 2 Shelduck (plus 6 ducklings), 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker,
-8 Dunlin (reported earlier by KG)

Thursday 8/7. Cloudy, showers
Fishbourne 17.20
c50 Common Tern (43 E off beach, 6+ Feeding near Ferry)

Trip to Forest of Dean, via Titchfield Haven (Sun 4th - Thur 8th);-
Titchfield Haven-5ad,4juv Avocet, 1m Lesser Whitethroat etc.
FOREST OF DEAN
Symonds Yat- 2 Peregrine.
Speech House- 1 Stock Dove, 1 Garden Warbler
Cannop Ponds- 1 Muscovy Duck, 2juv Dipper, 2 Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff etc.
Linear Park, Cinderford- 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1f Tufted Duck, 1 Swan.
Crabtree Hill- 3 Turtle Dove, 6+ Tree Pipit, 2juv Nightjar.
Woorgreen Pond- 6 Little Grebe, 20 Greylag (A and Juv), 10+ Mandarin Duck, 1 Treecreeper.

Saturday 3/7. Sunny Intervals, brisk SW Wind.
Shide to Blackwater FP 08.10 - 10.00
1 Garden Warbler (heard), 8 Blackcap (1 juv.), 2ad, 3 juv Goldcrest, 10+ Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat (2 juv), c6 House Martin,

Dodnor, Medina Estuary 10.20 - 11.40
2 Lapwing, 6+ Skylark, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker.

Friday 2/7. Showers o/n, Sunny Intervals, Fresh SW Wind.
Bembridge Harbour 8.00
1 Oystercatcher (Deformed bill, very long, dark slightly upturned at end.) Click for Picture

Bembridge Ponds, 9.00

3 Redshank (2 adults with 1 juv), 6+ Reed Warbler, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Little Egret,
3 Shelduck (at least 4 ducklings-up to 7 reported), 6 Heron (some juv), 7 Canada Geese.

Snakes;- 2 Adders,-- Dragonflies;- 1 Common Darter
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 19.00 - 20.15
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st Summ.), 6 Little Grebe, 10+ Barnacle Geese (Feral).
also 2 Sand Martin here yesterday

Thursday 1/7. Cloudy start, Sunny Intervals, SW Wind.
Ryde East Sands 7.00
6 Mediterranean Gull (5 Ad and 1st Sum), 7 Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher, c20 Greater Black Backed Gull.

Sandown Canoe Lake 8.00
1 Little Gull (1st Sum- Still present), 4 Swallow, c80 Mallard (+ducklings),
2 Coot (+6 chicks), 2 Swan (+4 Cygnets), 2 Pied Wagtail.

Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 8.30 S. of Fort

3+ Stock Dove, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush (plus 1-2 juv), 3 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap (heard)
2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3+ Skylark, 6+ Meadow Pipit.

Hasely Manor 15.00 - 16.15

6 Red Legged Partridge, 6 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 2 Canada Geese (with 2 juv)
(No sign of Little Bunting)

Ashey Road/Yarbridge (Owl hunt - 3 species in under 1 hour!)
2 Little Owl (on poles at Ashey Road garage 21.30), 1 Barn Owl (Brading Marsh 21.40)
1juv Long Eared Owl (heard "squeaking" NW of Yaverland Manor 22.15)

JUNE
Click for June species list = 106.

Wednesday 30/6. Cloudy, light showers.
Ryde East Sands 7.45
7 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, c20 Greater Black Backed Gull.

Appley Park 08.00

3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (c2 juv), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Very ellusive lately),
3+ Stock Dove, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Coal Tit (Heard).

E-Mail Report from Graham S;-
Haseley Manor pm:- 1 LITTLE BUNTING (trapped and ringed, photographed, an Island First!)

Tuesday 29/6. Sunny Intervals.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.40 - 9.10
(Little Gull - not seen but reported later on), 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Swift, c80 Mallard (+ducklings),
2 Swan (+4 Cygnets), 2 Pied Wagtail (at nest), 1 Reed Warbler (singing on top of reeds).

Monday 28/6. Sunny Intervals.
St. Helens Bridge 15.30
1f Tufted Duck (with at least 2 ducklings), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),

Bembridge Ponds, 16.00

3 Redshank (2 adults with 1 juv), 8+ Reed Warbler (some juv), 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Little Egret,
4 Shelduck (plus 5 ducklings-up to 7 reported), 1 White Wagtail (? unseasonal), Click for Picture1 Buzzard, 1 Heron.

Sunday 27/6. Sunny Intervals.
Sandown Canoe Lake 8.10 - 10.10
1 Little Gull (1st Sum- Still present), 4 Swallow, c80 Mallard (+ducklings),
1 Kingfisher, 1 Coot (+6 chicks), 2 Swan (+4 Cygnets), 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler.

Saturday 26/6. Light Rain, Cloudy.
Seaview Beach, (Springvale) @14.20
5 Mediterranean Gull (1 with Green ring no. 3HV8), 5 Little Egret,
also 3 Swallow. 3 Cormorant, Greater Black Backed, Herring and Black Headed Gulls.

Parkhurst Forest 20.30- 23.00 ( IWOG Walk) (We were lucky with the weather)

1 Long Eared Owl (heard hooting), 7+ Nightjar (3m "Churring" and juvs.), 4+ Woodcock,
Insects;- 5 Glow Worm

Sandown Canoe Lake
1 Little Gull (1st Sum- Still present)

Friday 25/6. Fine Sunny.
Sandown Canoe Lake 7.45 - 9.00
1 LITTLE GULL (1st Sum- Still present- being hassled by BH Gulls- see picture!) Click for Picture
4 Swallow, 1 Swift, c50 Mallard (+ducklings), 1 Coot (+6 chicks), 2 Swan (+4 Cygnets), 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler.

Parkhurst Forest 20.30- 23.00 ("recce" for IWOG Walk on Sat.)

1 Long Eared Owl (hunting over clearing), 7 Nightjar (3m "Churring" and juvs.), 3+ Woodcock,
Insects;- 1 Glow Worm

Thursday 24/6. Sunny Intervals, W wind.
Sandown Canoe Lake @ 19.00
1 LITTLE GULL (1st Sum-Coming to bread! within a few feet!) Click for Picture Click for Picture

near Yaverland Manor, Sandown

2juv Long Eared Owls (Squeaking @22.30, 1just NE of Manor, 1 more distant to NW)

Wednesday 23/6. Showers, short Sunny Intervals, SW gale.
St. Catherine's Point (7.10-11.00) (E. unless stated, combined sightings, for me and Chris M.)
8 Manx Shearwater (W. singles and 3@10.30), c140 Gannet (some W.), 6 Sandwich Tern,
5 Guillemot (4E,1W.), 9 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Kestrel, 1f Peregrine, 20 Swift,

Tuesday 22/6. Sunny intervals, clouding over, wind increasing.
St. Catherine's Point (7.10-09.10) (movements E. unless stated)
1 Arctic Skua (@8.10), 92 Gannet (E. some W also feeding offshore), 7 Sandwich Tern (fishing offshore),
3 Guillemot (W. 1 on sea), 7 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow,

Gore Cliff, Blackgang (9.35 -10.30)

1 Peregrine, 2 Little Owl, 9 Fulmar, 7 Stock Dove, 1 Skylark,

Monday 21/6. Fine Sunny Intervals.
Walter's Copse & Newtown NR 9.40 - 11.30 (East Hide)
10+ Shelduck, 15+Curlew, c80 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose(E), 1 Bar Headed Goose(E),
1 Redshank, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greater Black Backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 3+ Sandwich Tern,
7 Mistle Thrush, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk.

Butterflies;- 10+ White Admiral, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown.

Sunday 20/6. Showers Sunny Intervals SW. Wind.
Brading Marsh 8.00 (More Sedge Warblers this year).
2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1m Reed Bunting, 5+ Whitethroat, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker.
1 Kestrel, 4 Swan (+3 cygnet), 4 Coot (+1juv), 1 Moorhen (+2 juv)

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 8.40 - 9.40
1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Skylark,
2m Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Heron, 5 Goldfinch, 50+ Starling (flocks of 20-30)

Juveniles seen;-
Wren, Robin, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Goldfinch, Magpie, Coot, Moorhen, Swan, Blue Tit.

Saturday 19/6. Fine Sunny Intervals.
Fishbourne Beach/Quarr Abbey & Ponds 7.40 - 9.40
Beach;- 9 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern.
Ponds;- 6+ Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting.
Abbey/Woods Area;- 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 2 juv Robin.

Mammals/Butterflies;- 2 Red Squirrel, 10+ Marbled White, Click for Picture 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

Culver Down (Bembridge Down*) (15.20 - 16.10)

1f Wheatear (Late migrant?), 2 Yellowhammer, 6+ Goldfinch (with 2 juv.),1 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat.

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
Laundry Lane:
1 Hobby ( hunting over the 'Dynamite Hut Pool'), 1 Kingfisher (near 'Cetti's Gate', -unseasonal for the IOW)

Friday 18/6. Sunny Intervaals.
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 8.00 - 9.15
2 Mediterranean Gull (Ad+1st Summ.), 5 Little Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron,
1j Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1m Linnet, 10+ Barnacle Geese (Feral)

Thursday 17/6. Cooler, Sunny Intervals, fresh NW Wind.
Ryde East Sands 8.00
8 Mediterranean Gull (1 Ad, 5x1st Summer, 2x2nd Summer - good numbers for Ryde),
9 Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern, c20 Greater Black Backed Gulls

Appley Park 8.20

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Adult feeding well grown Juv.), 3 Stock Dove.

Wednesday 16/6.Cloudy to Sunny Intervals.
Brighstone Down, (08.30 - 10.15)
1-2m Turtle Dove (The sound of Summer!), Click for Picture 1m Dartford Warbler (heard), 3 Whitethroat, 6 Linnet,
3m Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush,

Tuesday 15/6. Sunny & Hot.
Shide to Blackwater FP 07.50 - 10.15 (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
2 Garden Warbler (1 seen), Click for Picture 1 Grey Wagtail, c6 Blackcap (1 juv.), 2m Yellowhamer, 10+ Chiffchaff,
6 Whitethroat, c10 House Martin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Juveniles;- Robin, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Long Tailed and Blue Tits seen

Insects;- Broad Bodied Chaser DF (Mating pair + 1 male)

Ashey Road/Culver
2 Little Owl (at Ashey Road garage 21.40),
1 Long Eared Owl (N over Pony field Culver 21.55)

Monday 14/6. Fine, Sunny Hot.
Parkhurst Forest 21.30- 23.00 (S. End by Car park) (Nightjar Survey)
4 Nightjar (2 "Churring"), 5+ Woodcock,
Totals for Parkhurst so far;- 10+ Nightjar, 12 Woodcock, 8 Song Thrush, 1 Cuckoo
Insects;- 2 Glow Worms

Sunday 13/6. Fine, Sunny Warm.
Ventnor Downs 8.05-10.20
2 Dartford Warbler, 1m Bullfinch, 1 Peregrine (attacking Pigeons), 2 Kestrel, 3+ Whitethroat,
20+ Linnet, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2m Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark (heard)

Insects;- 1 Clouded Yellow BF (My 1st. this year), also Small Heath, Painted Lady

Appley Park 14.40

1f(?) Spotted Flycatcher (Flycatching), Click for Picture

Parkhurst Forest 21.20- 22.30 (1km W. of Noke Common) (Nightjar Survey)

1m Nightjar ("Churring"), 4+ Woodcock, 1m Cuckoo (Heard)

Saturday 12/6. Sunny Intervals, W. Wind.
Fort Victoria, 8.15
3+ Little Tern, 50+ Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern (all feeding offshore with Gulls)

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 9.20 -11.20

30 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank,
7 Shelduck (1pr with 7 ducklings, 1pr with at least 1), 1m Reed Bunting,
2 Little Grebe, c6 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 1 Little Egret, 3 Heron,
1 pr. Swan (with 6 Cygnets), 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel,
c60 Swift (feeding high up), 4 House Martin and 2 Swallow

Newtown NR 11.50 - 12.50

1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Shelduck, 3 Redshank, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Terns
4 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Greater Black Backed Gull, c50 Canada & 1 (injured?) Brent Goose ,

E-Mail Report from Chris M;-
West High Down:
1 Hobby (hunting around Tennyson Down at around 1:30pm), 2 Wheatear, 25 Guillimot (on the sea)
2 Kittiwake (close to cliffs) and lots of Gannets (offshore).

Newtown: (on the scrape)
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1juv. Redshank, 1 Carrion Crow (took and killed a well grown gull chick)

Friday 11/6. Sunny Intervals.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) (7.40 - 8.50)
1 Raven (Mobbed by crows), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4+ Skylark, 2 Linnet, 4+ Whitethroat.
also;- 1 Little Owl (seen in Green Lane, E. Ashey)

Parkhurst Forest 20.50- 22.40 (1km S. of Mark's Corner*) (No LE Owls around tonight)

c5 Nightjar (2m seen, rest "Churring"), 3 Woodcock, 200+ Rooks/Crows (flying in to roost)

E-Mail Report from Chris M;- 1f Hobby (in off sea? at Shanklin Cliffs)

Thursday 10/6. Evening Owl Hunt.
Ashey Road/Culver
1 Little Owl (on wires at Ashey Road garage 21.40),
1juv Long Eared Owl (heard "squeaking" near Yaverland Manor 22.10)

Trip to Forest of Dean, via Farlington (Sun - Thur);-
Farlington-1m Cuckoo, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),

Speech House- 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Stock Dove,
Cannop Ponds- 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Muscovy Duck, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff etc.
Nagshead RSPB reserve-3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Warblers etc. (and Fallow Deer)
Crabtree Hill- 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Wood Warbler (+2 others around Forest),
Wenchford-1 Dipper, 4 Marsh Tit (A and Juvs),
Woorgreen Pond- 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Redpoll(?), 3 Little Grebe, 20 Greylag (A and Juv), 10+ Mandarin Duck

Saturday 5/6. Sunny Intervals to Cloudy.
West High Down, (08.15 - 11.15) (sadly no Dartford Warblers, are numbers in decline?)
1 Peregrine, 3 Whitethroat, c20 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 6+ Yellowhammer,
1f Wheatear, 10+ Guillemot (on sea, and flying to cliffs), 2m,1f,1juv Stonechat, 4 Swallow, 6 Swift,
3 Fulmar, c50 Cormorant, 2 Shag, c10 Goldfinch, 1 Jay, 2 Buzzard

Also;- 2 Wild Goats (on cliff edge)

Friday 4/6. Overcast NW Wind.
Arreton 7.30 1 Barn Owl (S. of Arreton Cross)

St. Catherine's Point (07.50-09.20) (movements E. unless stated)

58 Common Scoter (groups of 8 & 50@8.45), c100 Gannet (E. some W also feeding offshore),
5 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Kestrel, 6 Swallow, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1m Stonechat, 1 Jay.

And;- 1 Red Squirrel, (In Lane-not usually seen here)

Whale Chine (9.35 -10.30)

1 Corn Bunting (heard), 10+ Skylark, c10 Linnet,
c100 Herring Gull & c100 Black Headed Gull (on the sea and beach), 2 Cormorant,
2 Grey Partridge (field NW of car park),

Thursday 3/6. Long Sunny Intervals.
Shide to Blackwater FP 07.50 - 9.45 (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
1 Grey Wagtail, c6 Blackcap (1 juv.), 1m Yellowhamer (heard), 10+ Chiffchaff, 1m Willow Warbler (heard).
4 Whitethroat, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 House Martin, 2 Great Spotted & 2 Green Woodpecker.
Juvenile;- Goldcrest, Robin, Long Tailed and Great Tits seen

Dodnor (Medina Estuary), 10.40
1m Nightingale (SEEN & heard @ Dickson's Copse), Click for Picture 2+ Reed Warbler (Heard),
1m Cuckoo (heard), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (1 seen), 1m Reed Bunting,1 Kestrel
1m Tufted Duck (on Pond, has injured wing), & 3 Coots with juveniles (2-3 each).

Brading Marsh 20.40
1 Barn Owl (seen @ 21.30), 1m Cuckoo (calling @21.15), 2 Heron.

E-Mail Report from David B;- 1f Hobby (Brading Marsh)
-Near N. end of Laundry Lane at 10.50 this morning. Great views.

Wednesday 2/6. Fine Sunny.
Bembridge Ponds, 8.40
10+ Reed Warbler (some juv), 2 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Little Egret,
2m Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Shelduck, 3 Heron (1 Juv), 5 Little Grebe,
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard & seen), 1m Reed Bunting, 3 Whitethroat.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 14.30 -15.20

2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 4 Shelduck (plus 7 ducklings),
2 Little Grebe, c6 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 6 Little Egret, 2f Reed Bunting,
1 Sandwich Tern, 2 prs. Swan (with 6 & 1+ Cygnets respectively), 4m,3f Tufted Duck,

Newtown NR 15.40 - 16.20

10+ Shelduck, 9 Redshank, 3 Meadow Pipit,
c10 Greater Black Backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Brent Geese (injured?),
(No Common Terns? there are very few around this year)

Parkhurst Forest 16.35- 18.00 (1km S. of Mark's Corner*)

1+ Willow Warbler (Heard in SW corner), 1 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit (heard), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
And;- 1 Red Squirrel, actualy on the special trail.

Tuesday 1/6. Wet overnight, Light Rain, Cloudy.
Ryde East Sands 7.30
3 Sanderling (coming into S. Plumage), 12 Oystercatcher, 8 Sandwich Tern,1 Little Egret.
1 Gannet (W), also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Appley Park 07.40

3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including 1 adult feeding a juv), 1m Spotted Flycatcher (Singing and Flycatching),
2 Stock Dove, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap.

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 9.00 (Vandals have attacked the hide, big hole in roof, broken window etc)
1 Little Owl (in Poplars at back), 1 Little Grebe, 6 House Martin (getting mud for nests), also Swifts and Swallows
2 Shelduck, 10+ Barnacle Geese (Feral), 1 Reed Warbler (heard), 1m Whitethroat, 1m Chiffchaff.

Brading Marsh and Centurions Copse 16.15 - 17.15

4 Reed Warbler (heard), 1 Sedge Warbler (heard), 2 Buzzard, c10 Swallow, c10 Swift,

MAY
Click for May species list = 124

Bank Holiday Monday 31/5. Overcast to Fine and Sunny, SW to S Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.10-11.10) (movements E. unless stated)
47 Manx Shearwater (biggest group 22 @ 7.49), 19 Kittiwake (1 imm),
2 Great Skua "Bonxie" (late ones these), 2 Arctic Skua (Light Phase), 13 Guillemot (E&W, 1 on sea),
1 Sandwich Tern, 4 "Commic" Tern (Common/Arctic), 73 Common Scoter (also 9W, biggest group 45@10.40),
100+ Gannet (Mainly E. but some W), 2 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Kestrel, 4 Swallow,
3 Heron (went right out to sea then returned),3 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Goldfinch,

Sunday 30/5. Sunny Intervals, S Wind.
Whale Chine to Shepherds Chine (07.40 -10.00) (out via Military Road, back along clifftop)
1-2 Corn Bunting (Singing male on usual bush, another/same? heard), 26 Skylark, 1m Yellowhammer,
1 Buzzard (on post), 2 Rock Pipit, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Shelduck (over), 1 Muscovy Duck (!),
c40 Linnet, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler (heard @ Shepherds Chine)
c200 Herring Gull & c50 Black Headed Gull (on the sea at Atherfield Pt.), 6 Cormorant,
2 Grey Partridge (Set-aside Whale Chine cliffs), 6 Red Legged Partridge (in 1's and 2's)

Also;- 5 Hares

Parkhurst Forest 16.30- 17.30 (1km S. of Mark's Corner*)

1 Kestrel, 1m,1f Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit (heard).
And;- 1 Red Squirrel, but none by the new Observation Hide or special trail!

Friday 28/5. Clouding over, SE Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.25-09.10) (movements E.)
31 Kittiwake, 3 "Commic" Tern (Common/Arctic), 20 Common Scoter,
20+ Gannet (Mainly E. but some W), 4 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Kestrel, 4 Swallow, 1 House Martin

Thursday 27/5. Fine Sunny, fresh E. Wind.
Ryde Esplanade 07.10
1 Bar Tailed Godwit (coming into Summer Plumage), 10+ Sandwich Tern, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull,
3 Little Egret, 1 Heron, also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Appley Park 07.20

1m Spotted Flycatcher (Singing and Flycatching), 3 Stock Dove, 7 Song Thrush, 10+ Blackbird.
Flowers;- Spotted Orchid. (Good numbers under trees)

Wednesday 26/5. Sunny Intervals.
Shide to Blackwater FP 07.40 - 9.30 (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Garden Warbler, c6 Blackcap, 1m Yellowhamer, 1 Buzzard, 2 House Martin,
10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel.

Thorness Bay 10.40 Sadly no Ringed Plovers breeding here for 2 Years.

3+ Skylark. 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Black Backed Gull,
3 Linnet, 3 Swallow, 1 Swift, c200 Black Headed Gull (Offshore), 2+ Sandwich Tern.

Parkhurst Forest 20.00- 22.30 (1km S. of Mark's Corner)

2+ WOODCOCK, 2m Nightjar, 3 juv LONG EARED OWL (heard squeaking + 1 seen in Torchbeam)
1 Cuckoo (heard to N.), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1m,1f Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit (heard).

Tuesday 25/5. Cloudy to Sunny Intervals.
Dodnor & Medina Estuary, 8.40 - 11.00
1m Nightingale (heard @ Dickson's Copse), 6 Reed Warbler (Heard/Seen),
2 Bullfinch, 3 Lapwing (Werrar), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1m Reed Bunting,
5 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Canada Geese, 1juv Heron, 1 Little Egret.

Brading Marsh and Centurions Copse 16.15 - 17.10

3 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, c10 Swallow, 1 House Martin,
1m Treecreeper (heard), 1f Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron.

E-Mail Report from Pete B;-1 Nightjar (on road up from "Folly Inn" E Cowes @10.10),
Great view! Took off right over car at 4-5 ft.

Monday 24/5. Fine Sunny Warm.
Quarr Abbey and Fields 07.10 - 09.00
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard at pond), 1 Treecreeper, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Mistle Thrush.

Quarr/Binstead Beach 09.45

2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret, 4 Reed Warbler (seen/heard at ponds)
also c200 Black Headed (feeding offshore), 40 Herring and 8 Greater Black Backed Gulls

Sunday 23/5. Sunny Intervals Warmer.
Firestone Copse 22.10
1-2m NIGHTJAR (1st "Churring" N of Car Park, 2nd? further E. across road)

Friday 21/5 - Sunday 23/5. Trip to Watford, with birding stops en route
Keyhaven;-3 Bearded Tit, c30 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Little Tern, 1 Greenshank, 5 Redshank
Beaulieu Road;- 7 Stonechat, 2 Dartford Warbler, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 poss Hobby (v. distant)
Wilstone (Tring);- 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mandarin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, c200 Swift
Marsworth (Tring);- 10+ Greylag Geese, 2 Sand Martin, 1m Pochard, 5 Gadwall.
College Lake (Tring);- 3 Whooper Swan (Feral), 1m Yellowhammer, 3+ Whitethroat, 4+ Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat
Staines Moor;- 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler, c10 Ring Necked Parakeet, c15 Skylark
Staines Reservoir;- 2 Black Tern, 4 Shelduck
Farlington;- 2 Mediterranean Gull, c40 Dunlin, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

Thursday 20/5. Fine Sunny Warm.
St. Catherine's Point (07.20-11.00) (movements mainly E.)
c30 "Commic" Tern (Common/Arctic), 1 Sandwich Tern (W), 1 Common Scoter,
5 Kittiwake (2E,3W), 10+ Gannet (E/W), 5 Guillemot, 4 Fulmar (local birds), 3m Whitethroat,
2 Red Legged Partridge, c10 Linnet, 6 Swallow,

Whale Chine 11.30

c10 Skylark, 1 Raven, (4 Hares-in field by Military Road)

Reported;- 1 Hoopoe (Sandown-in off sea 7.30 landed on Pier?)

Wednesday 19/5. Fine Sunny Warm.
Newport Quay 7.40
2 Whitethroat, 22 Swan (2nd only to numbers found at Ryde Canoe Lake)

Dodnor & Medina Estuary, 8.40 - 10.50
1m Nightingale (seen and heard Dickson's Copse NR),2 Cuckoo (1 Seen, both heard), 3 Swift,
4 Lapwing (Werrar), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Reed Warbler (Heard),
20+ Starling (many juveniles), 2 Blackcap, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Canada Geese.

Tuesday 18/5. Warm Sunny.
Appley Park 08.20
1 Turtle Dove (Flew up from golf greens to tall trees, later flew S.)
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Jay.

Newtown NR 14.45 - 16.00

1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, (More terns fishing in Solent), 2 Whitethroat,
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greater & 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit,
1 Redshank, 8 Shelduck, 1 Cuckoo (Heard on the Shalfleet side)

Reported;- Whooper Swan (Thought to have died so apparently not)

Reported by Jim C. at St Catherine's Point (am);- 341 "Commic" Tern, 45 Scoter, 22 Kittiwake (all E)

Monday 17/5. Sunny and Warm.
Shide to Blackwater FP 07.50 - 10.00 (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
1-2 Garden Warbler, c6 Blackcap, 1m Yellowhamer, 1 Buzzard, 4 Swallow, 10 House Martin,
1m Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Little Egret

Newchurch - Alverstone FP 18.40

1m Nightingale (singing 100yds past Iron Bridge) 3 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

Ashey Road Ryde (at Garage) 21.00

1 Little Owl (on pole again)

Sunday 16/5. Fine Sunny Warm.
Quarr Abbey and Fields 07.40 - 10.00
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard at pond), 4 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Heron.

Ryde East Sands 19.15

6 Sanderling (on distant sandbank), 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Sandwich Tern,1 Little Egret.
also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 19.40 - 20.15 (Water level now much lower)
6 Common Sandpiper (the most yet), 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 Shelduck, 1 Cape Teal (esc.)

Saturday 15/5. Fine Sunny Warm.
Bembridge Ponds, 13.40 -15.00
1 Dunlin (on causeway, summer plumage), c10 Swallow, 2 Little Egret, 4 Reed Warbler, 1m,1f Tufted Duck,
6 Shelduck, 2 Heron (+1 Juv), 5 Little Grebe, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard),

Reported Geoff;- 1 Kingfisher, (still present last week)

Tuesday 11/5 - Friday 14/5.
Brading Down (near Sea Mark -Wednesday12th) E-Mail report from Richard R.
1 Osprey (at 06.55 flying towards Ryde)

Trip to Forest of Dean, via Farlington and Hill Head, back via Slimbridge, Farlington (Tue - Fri);-
2 Bearded Tit, 1m Lesser Whitethroat, 1m Cuckoo, (Farlington- couldn't find the Temmick's Stints Friday 14th),
17 Eider,1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Cetti's Warblers (1 seen), (Hill Head),
4 Pied Flycatcher (Nagshead RSPB reserve), 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven (Symonds Yat),
4 Wood Warbler, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Raven, poss Goshawk, Cuckoo etc (around forest)
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1m Kingfisher. (Slimbridge WWT),

Monday 10/5. Misty to Cloudy, NW Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.25-09.00)
1m,3f Whinchat, 1 Whimbrel (on rocks), 1 Common Scoter (W), 4 Gannet (W), 3 Fulmar (local birds),
3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over)
1 Wheatear, 8m Whitethroat, c20 Linnet, 4 Swallow, 1m Stonechat, 1m Yellowhammer,

Gore Cliff, Blackgang 09.30

2 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Racing Pigeon (exhausted on clifftop), 1 Red Legged Partridge
1 Gannet (fishing), 6 Fulmar, 2 Skylark (heard), c10 Linnet, 2 Pheasant (on cliff!!)

St. Helens Bridge 14.00 (No sign of Turtle Doves at Cattle Shed field)

4 Common Sandpiper (E side of River, moving E.)

Foreland Bembridge 15.15

1 Razorbill (on sea), 2 Cormorant, 4 Greater Black Backed Gull, 8 Oystercatcher.

Sunday 9/5. Cloudy.
Freshwater Causeway 07.25
1m Cuckoo (Seen and heard) Click for Picture

West High Down,(IWOG Walk 08.00 - 11.15) (No Migrants to speak of)
2 Raven, 2 Peregrine, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, c20 Linnet, c20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit,
2 Yellowhammer, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Guillemot (on sea), 4 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel, 1m Stonechat, c10 Swallow.

RSPB Reserve near Bembridge Airport 14.30

1m Dartford Warbler, 1 Cuckoo (Heard), 8+ Whitethroat, 1m,1f Stonechat, 2 Skylark (heard)

Bembridge Ponds, 16.00 -16.40

2 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Little Egret, 5 Reed Warbler, 1m,1f Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard,
6 Shelduck, 3 Heron (+3 Juv), 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1f Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail (Heard)

Ashey Road Ryde (Garage) 21.00

1 Little Owl (on pole again)

Reported;-HOODED CROW (Atherfield this morning)

Saturday 8/5. Cloudy and Showers, NW. Wind.
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 08.20 - 09.30 (Beware of escapes from the nearby Flamingo Park!)
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2f Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 "White" Wagtail
c50 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, 1m Paradise Shelduck (Esc. - male is duller than female!)
3 Canada Geese, 20 Barnacle Geese (feral), 2 Snow Geese (feral/escape, 1 Blue Phase).

Friday 7/5. Fine Sunny start, gentle SW Wind.
Culver Down (Far end) 08.20
1 RED RUMPED SWALLOW (with 1 Swallow, low over clifftop pasture at 08.38, continued NE over Whitecliff Bay)
1m Lesser Whitethroat (showing well), Click for Picture 3 Linnet, also Blackcaps and Whitethroats.

Thursday 6/5. Sunny Intervals clouding over.
Shide to Blackwater FP (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
3 GARDEN WARBLER, Click for Picture c10 Blackcap, 2m,1f Yellowhamer, 1 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 7 Swift, 1 House Martin,
1m Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Canada Geese (1 pair with 7 Goslings).

Ryde Sands 18.10

West Sands;- 34 Sanderling (coming into summer plumage), 1 Mediterranean Gull.
East Sands;- 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern,1 Little Egret, 1 Heron.
also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Ashey Road Ryde (Garage) 20.45

1 Little Owl (on pole again)

Wednesday 5/5. Sunny Intervals.
Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 14.00 - 15.30
Contractors at Brading end working on Sluice gates have turned the lane into a quagmire!
1 Lesser Whitethroat (heard), 1 Kestrel, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, (not much about today)

Tuesday 4/5. V. Wet, Strong SW. Wind.
Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 08.30
2 Dunlin, c10 Swallow, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Geese (feral), 1 Emperor Goose (feral/escape).
1 Reed Warbler (heard), 1 Chiffchaff (heard), 1 Little Egret (on beach)

Shide to Blackwater FP
1 Treecreeper, 1 Little Owl, 15 Swallow, 6 House Martin,
1m Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat,

Also 2 Grey Wagtaill at Newport Quay

Sandown Canoe Lake / Beach 19.00 -19.30

1 Little Tern, Click for Picture 10 Sandwich Tern (Fishing just off beach)
c50 Swallow (hunting very low over beach/pond), 10+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin,

Reported;- 1 Little Gull (now gone)

Monday 3/5. Hazy Sun to cloudy.
Appley Park 07.40
1m WOOD WARBLER (Seen in Oak canopy, singing), 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER,
1 Parakeet Sp. (Esc. poss Monk Parakeet), 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Jay.

Firestone Copse / Wootton Creek

1 Greenshank (1st I've seen here), 1 Shelduck,
4+ Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush (singing), 1 Coal Tit (heard).

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 16.25 - 18.45

1f HEN HARRIER ("Ringtail" flew over reed bed at 17.55, seen again 18.25 in front of Centurion's Copse-to roost O/N?) Click for Picture
2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard),
c100 Swallows with Martins and Swifts, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over), 2 Lapwing,
1 Hobby (reported)

Sunday 2/5. Fine Sunny.
St. Catherine's Point (07.20-11.00) (movements mainly E.)
1 HOOPOE (Slope N of Knowles Farm 7.35, showing well), 5 Whimbrel (2 were on rocks),
1 POMARINE SKUA, 224 "Commic" Tern (Common/Arctic), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Little Tern, 170 Common Scoter,
1 Red Throated Diver, 3 Kittiwake, 20 Gannet, 3 Guillemot , 6 Fulmar (local birds), 17 Common Gull,
4 Arctic Skua (3 Dk Phase, 1 Light),4 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6m Whitethroat, c10 Linnet, 6 Swallow,
2 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard), 2 Stonechat, 1m Yellowhammer, 4 Goldfinch.

Reported Mark B; 1 Black Tern, Little Gulls
Butterflies; Brimstone, Small White.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 14.30 -15.30

2 Little Tern, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Redshank, 3 Small Waders (Dunlin?), c10 Shelduck,
2 Little Grebe, c4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard),
1m Cuckoo (heard), 1m Reed Bunting, 1m Lesser Whitethroat (Heard), 4 Teal, 3m,3f Tufted Duck,

Newtown NR 15.45 - 16.30

1 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 20+ Shelduck, 1m Lesser Whitethroat (Heard),
4 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Greater Black Backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Brent Geese (injured?),
3 Redshank, 1 Nightingale (heard by Cassey Br.)

Brading Marsh 20.50
1 Barn Owl, 1m Cuckoo (calling from Laundry Lane)

E-Mail Report from Chris M. Brading Marsh (PM)
1 Osprey (lingering over Brading marsh this afternoon. Later gained height by circling over the roadbridge and drifted over the millpond.
Flew off to NNW at about 16.00)
70+ Swift (feeding over the main marsh), 1f Redstart (Carpenters embankment), 2 Cuckoo (calling)
From Keith ; 1Hobby, 1 Wood Warbler (singing in the Brading area first thing).

Saturday 1/5. Misty Cloudy start, Fine Sunny later.
Ryde Sands 7.25
1f Wheatear, 50 Sanderling (coming into summer plumage), 15 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret,
2 Sandwich Tern, 50+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, c20 Swift.
also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 8.20
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Shelduck, 20 Swallow, 1 Swift
1f Wheatear, 1m "White" Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Cormorant, 8 Canada Geese, c20 Barnacle Geese (feral).

Bembridge Harbour

1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher.

Bembridge Ponds

50+ Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 3 Swift, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3+ Whitethroat,
1m Lesser Whitethroat (Heard), 2 Shelduck, 2 Heron (+3 Juv), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Reed Bunting (heard).

Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 15.30
c40 Swallow, 4 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker,
2m Lesser Whitethroat (heard), 6+ Whitethroat, c10 Linnet, 1 Skylark (heard),

Butterflies;- Green Hairstreak, Click for Picture Speckled Wood

Alverstone-Newchurch FP 15.00

1m Nightingale (singing 50yds past Iron Bridge 20.00) 1m Cuckoo,1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Whitethroat.

Ashey Road Ryde (Garage) 20.45

1 Little Owl (on pole)

E-Mail Report from Chris M & Caroline; West High Down 05:45 - 13:30.
5 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Hobby, 3 Chiffchaffs, 33 Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (singing), 5m,1f Blackcap,
2 Lesser Whitethroat, 37 Whitethroat ,18 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler,
Extra sightings from Robin A.
1 Wood Warbler, 1 Black Redstart.(coastguards cottages), 1 Redstart , 1f Pied Flycatcher (Alum Bay chine), 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Redshank

APRIL
Click for April species list = 131.

Friday 30/4. Wet, N. Wind.
Brading Marsh & Sewage Wks.
1m Sedge Warbler & 1m Whitethroat ("Ducker's" Bridge), 2m Reed Warbler (reedy strip E of Station),
40-50 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff

Seaview Duver "Hersey NR" 16.20 (Hirundines passing 2ft from hide window)
1 Common Sandpiper, 2m,2f Yellow Wagtail, 30 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin
2 Little Grebe, c10 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Geese (feral).

Thursday 29/4. Cloudy to Rain, Cold N. Wind.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 7.50
1 TURTLE DOVE (N, across horse field and Road @ 7.55), 3 Swift, c40 Swallow, 1 House Martin,
1m WINCHAT (Redcliff bushes-a stunner!), 2m Lesser Whitethroat (heard), 5+ Whitethroat, c6 Linnet, 1f Yellowhammer,

Sandown Canoe Lake / Beach 9.00

2-5 Yellow Wagtail (m&f on beach, 2m,1f on Lawns), 1 Dunlin (S. Plumage), 2 Sedge Warbler.
c100 Swallow (hunting very low over beach/pond), 1 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin,

Wednesday 28/4. Cloudy, Brisk N. Wind.
Newport Quay 7.40
2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 28 Swan (2nd only to numbers found at Ryde Canoe Lake)

Dodnor & Medina Estuary, 8.20 - 10.40
3 Cuckoo (2 heard, 1 Seen), 1m Bullfinch, 1 Whimbrel, 10+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swift
2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Skylark, 1 Little Egret.

RSPB Reserve near Bembridge Airport 14.30

1 HOBBY (not hunting), c50 Swallow, c20 House Martin, 7 Swift, 4+ Whitethroat, 1m Stonechat

Tuesday 27/4. Hazy Sunny Intervals.
St Helens Bridge 07.45 - 09.15
1m Green Winged Teal (on Pond to R. of Yar at 8.30, flew to L. Pond 8.50), Click for Picture 5 Swift, 6 Swallow
2 Shelduck, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Heron, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Reed Warbler

Bembridge Ponds (no sign of Spotted Redshank)

4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler (heard), 2 Reed Warbler,
2 Shelduck, 24 Canada Geese, 2 Heron (3 Juv), 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting.

E-Mail Report from Chris M; St.Catherines Point. 13.00-16.15
310 Swallow, 151 House Martin, 38 Sand Martin, 50swift (small groups, max was 10), 3 Whinchat (near Knowles Farm)
5 Wheatear, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Curlew (W), 2 Sandwich Tern (E) -also Gannets and Stonechats.

Monday 26/4. Fine & Sunny.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 07.30
1 Swift, 6 Swallow, 1m Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Whitethroat, c10 Linnet, 1 Buzzard,
4 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 4 Fulmar, 4 Stock Dove,

St Helens Bridge 10.30-11.00/14.00-15.15 (GW Teal reported yesterday)

1m GREEN WINGED TEAL, with 6 Teal,
(on Pond to R. of Yar with Teal, all flew off S. up R. Yar at 10.40,
found again at 14.45 when it landed on LH pond with about 8 Teal, Showing well till 15.15 at least),

11 Shelduck, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Heron, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard)
A Fox took a Moorhen by the Yar, and probably spooked the Teal as well.

Bembridge Harbour

3 Black Tailed Godwit, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant.

Sunday 25/4. Sunny Intervals, Light E. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.20-11.30) (movements mainly E.)
1-2 SWIFT (in off sea), 490 Bar Tailed Godwit, 17 Whimbrel, 54 "Commic" Tern (Common/Arctic), 3 (+2W) Sandwich Tern,
1 Black Throated Diver, 2 Kittiwake, 38 (+36W) Gannet, 5 Shelduck (W),
194 (+4W) Common Scoter, 4 Arctic Skua (3 Dk Phase, 1 Light), 39 Black Headed Gull,
6 Guillemot (and 2 Auk Sp- Razorbill?), 13 Fulmar (local birds), 1 Shag.
1 Sparrowhawk, 6m Whitethroat, "Willow-Chiffs", c20 Linnet, 16 Swallow, 10 Goldfinch.

Reported;- Common Sandpiper (on Beach)

Alverstone-Newchurch FP 15.00

1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat.
Insects;- Orange Tip Butterflies Click for Picture

Ryde Sands 19.30

56 Sanderling (coming into summer plumage), 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret,
also Black Headed, Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls

Saturday 24/4. Fine Sunny Warm.
Fishbourne Beach/Quarr Abbey & Ponds 07.00-09.30
Beach;- 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern.
Ponds;- 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 1m,1f Reed Bunting, 1 Swallow, 1 Heron.
Abbey/Woods Area;- 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap.

Bembridge Ponds 14.30

2 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Redshank (Summer Plumage), 3 Greenshank, 1m,1f Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1ad&3juv Heron

RSPB Reserve near Bembridge Airport 15.30

3 Wheatear, 6+ Whitethroat, 1m Stonechat

Reported Mark B; 1 SERIN, 11 Arctic Skua, 70 Scoter, 10+ Whimbrel (St Caths Pt),

Friday 23/4. Warm Fine and Sunny.
Newtown NR 13.30 - 15.30 boat trip around Estuary
1 Nightingale (heard N side of Clamerkin Lake), 5 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Cuckoo (Mobbed by Crows)
6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Grey Plover (Summer Plumage), 10 Brent Geese, 50+ Shelduck,
5 Swallow, 6 Greater Black Backed Gull, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank.

Reported over Ryde Today; 1 SWIFT, 3 House Martin

Thursday 22/4. Sunny Intervals.
Shide to Blackwater FP (back via Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
1 Grey Wagtail, 15m,2f Blackcap, 2m Yellowhamer, 1 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin,
2m Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Canada Geese.

Wednesday 21/4. Cloudy, Showers.
Seaview Duver NR the Hide is now finished and in use -very good.
1 COMMON SANDPIPER, 2 Shelduck, 3 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin
c10 Canada Geese, c50 Barnacle Geese (feral), 1 Snow Goose (feral).
1f Wheatear (on beach) Click for Picture

Tuesday 20/4. Cloudy, Sunny Intervals later.
Fishbourne Beach/Quarr Abbey & Ponds 07.00-09.30
Beach;- 2 Brent Geese, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Sandwich Tern.
Ponds;- 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Swallow
Abbey/Woods Area;- 2 Bullfinch, 1m Whitethroat, c10 Chiffchaff, 6 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush

Alverstone-Newchurch FP 14.30
2 Goldcrest (f collecting nest material), 1m Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard-Alverstone end),
2 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Canada Geese.

Monday 19/4. Sunny Intervals.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down) 07.35
2m Yellowhammer, 4 Whitethroat, c20 Linnet, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4+ Willowchiffs,
2 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Fulmar.

Brading Marsh & Sewage Wks.
2m SEDGE WARBLER, 1m REED WARBLER, 1m LESSER WHITETHROAT
(Reed and Sedge Warbler in reedy strip E of Station, Lesser WTh and 2nd Sedge by "Ducker's" Bridge)
2 Buzzard, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 16.15

1 Snipe, 3 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 2 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail (Heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard)
Reported by Chris M; 1m,2f Redstart, 1m Stonechat (Behind Bembridge Airport)

Sunday 18/4. Wet start, persistant showers later, SW. Wind.
Newtown NR 10.30 - 12.00
1 Little Owl, 1 Swallow, 10+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser & 12 Greater Black Backed Gull, c80 Black Tailed Godwit,
Reported at NNR Today; 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Tern, 1 Greylag Goose, and 1 Cuckoo (Yesterday)
Bembridge Harbour; 1 Osprey (over at 09.30)

Bidguides;- 1m Pied Flycatcher (St. Catherines Point 10.00)

Saturday 17/4. Misty, cold start to Sunny Intervals and clearer, Brisk SW. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.50-10.00) (all movements E. at sea)
1 GREAT SKUA "BONXIE", 3 Little Gull, 12 Brent Geese, 3 Sandwich Tern (2W), 3 Kittiwake, 115 Gannet.
4 Common Scoter , 5 Arctic Skua (Dk Phase, plus 4 reported earlier),
27 Guillemot (and 3 AuksSp- 1Puffin? & 2 Razorbill?), 5 Fulmar (local birds)
1m Yellow Wagtail (with cattle), 1m Whitethroat, "Willow-Chiffs", c20 Linnet, 4 Swallow, 5 Goldfinch.

Reported earlier;- 3 Redstart, 2 Grasshopper Warbler.

Bembridge Ponds 15.30

16 Swan (!), 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Spotted Redshank, Click for Picture 2 Greenshank, 3m,3f Tufted Duck,

Reported; 1 Flamingo Sp. (Yarmouth), 1 Hoopoe (Havenstreet-in private garden)

Friday 16/4. Sunny Intervals.
Horringford / Heasley Wildlife Ponds (Cycleway) 08.00
1m WHITETHROAT, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Willow Warbler, c20 Canada Geese.

Alverstone-Newchurch FP 09.00
1m REDPOLL (singing), 3m Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Reedbed at Newchurch end), 6 Blackcap,
1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Willow Warbler.

Fishbourne Beach/Quarr Ponds 14.14-15.20
2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Brent Geese, 1 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 5 Oystercatcher,
1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard by ponds, the first at this location)

Thursday 15/4. Overcast with Sunny Intervals later.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down)
1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Heard "reeling" in valley W of Fort 08.30 -09.00),
2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2m Yellowhammer, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap.

Reported; 2 Whitethroat, & "Gropper" seen later at Culver (midday), 4 Redpoll still at Alverstone
and from Graham S;- 2 Little Ringed Plover (pm), 1 Green Sandpiper (am)(Horringford pools).

Wednesday 14/4. Warm Sunny Intervals.
St. Catherine's Point (08.00-09.00)Very quite at sea, few migrants
7 Common Scoter (E), 2 Gannet (E), 1 Shag, Fulmar, Cormorant etc.
3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Linnet, 2m Yellowhammer, 1 Swallow

Whale Chine to Shepherd's Chine

2 CORN BUNTING, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, c20 Skylark,
2f Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 10+ Meadow Pipit, c30 Linnet, 2 Stonechat.

Reported (by NT "Glanville Fritillary" Man),
1 Common Sandpiper (In Whale Chine), and from yesterday, 1 Long Eared Owl (Shepherds Chine-in off sea 14.30)

Bembridge Ponds 16.30

1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3m,3f Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Willow Chiffs

Tuesday 13/4. Sunny Intervals.
Horringford/Heasley Manor (Cycleway) 15.00 New Ponds attracting Mandarin Duck, (not seen today).
c8 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Tufted Duck, c20 Canada Geese.
Mallard Duck with 12 new Ducklings!

The Little Gull is still at Sandown Canoe Lake, also Sedge Warbler.

Monday 12/4. Sunny Intervals.
Sandown Canoe Lake 13.30
1 Little Gull (Winter Plumage, at back of Pond), 2 Swan, c50 Black Headed Gull.
Click for more details on Kris's Website.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 15.15 (No sign of Yesterday's Little Ringed Plover)

4 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 10 Shelduck, 1Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher,
2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Wigeon, c50 Teal, 3m Tufted Duck,
5 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Redshank, 4 Little Grebe.

INSECTS; 2 Bee Fly (path by old Station)

Easter Sunday 11/4. Fine Sunny start, then cloudy.
West High Down, Totland,
1m REDSTART (cliff edge), 1m Stonechat, c30 Linnet, 7 Yellowhammer, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel.
3 Fulmar, 6 Guillemot (on sea), 1+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 5 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin.

Newtown NR 11.00 - 12.00

34 Golden Plover (in Summer Plumage-by Boathouse), c4 Brent Goose,
1m Reed Bunting, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern.
c100 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 3+ Redshank, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard.

Bembridge Ponds

5 Greenshank, 4m,3f Tufted Duck, 5 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 4+ Willow Chiffs

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 17.15

6-9 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Lapwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

Reported by Ventnor Group; 1 Little Ringed Plover (12.00 at Mill Copse Scrape, Yarmouth)

Saturday 10/4. Mist and Drizzle, then cloudy with showers.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down)
2m,1f Wheatear (Redcliff), 4 Skylark, c30 Meadow Pipit, 1m Yellowhammer, 1 Raven (heard), 1 Kestrel.
2+ Willow Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, 4 Shelduck.

Report from Chris M. for WHD:
4 Greater Black-backed Gull, 10 Chiffchaff, 73 Willow Warbler, 3 Mystery "Leaf Warblers", 2 Blackcap,
3 Redstart, 19 Linnet, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 232 Meadow Pipit, 13 Common Scoter (flying east @ 10.45 am),
14 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Wheatear, 22 Guillemot, 2m,1f Stonechat

The Seaview Duver Reserve
Now open although there is no hide built yet. I was quite impressed and think it has a lot of potential.
You can now see areas that were not visible before and if the scrapes can be kept wet we could get some good birds.
Not a lot there today but; 2m Wheatears, 2 Shelduck, 3 Little Egrets, several Teal, Grey Heron,
Gulls and of course Barnacle Geese. Also saw my first Swallow.
(Report by John C.)

Good Friday 9/4. Fine and Sunny start.
Shide to Blackwater FP (back via Whitecroft, Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane & Watergate Road)
6m,1f Blackcap, 3m,1f Yellowhamer, 3 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 8 Buzzard (5 together and pairs seen from Marvel Lane),
2m Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff (singing males), 15 Linnet, 1 Red Legged Partridge (Sandy Lane)
1 Bar Headed Goose (Esc), 2 Canada Geese, 2m Tufted Duck (Marvel Farm pond)

"Springvale", Seaview 13.00

2 Brent Geese (on beach), 12 Common Scoter (W. -did they take a wrong turning?)

Bembridge Harbour

8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Teal (Pond to R. of Yar), 1 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Little Egret.

Bembridge Ponds

2 Swallow, 4 Greenshank, 1m,1f Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1f Kestrel.

Thursday 8/4. Sunny Intervals.
Alverstone NR
2 Great Spotted & 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush,
1m Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, c4 Chiffchaff.

(Sightings Board has Snowy Egret at Merstone! - this must be a Little Egret, but worth checking).

Dodnor, Medina Estuary

2 Song Thrush, 2 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler (Heard), c2 Chiffchaff.

Dickson's Copse (By Railway Bridge, Dodnor)

2m Blackcap (Singing), 2m Willow Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff.

Reported; Hoopoe found dead in a Barn at Quarr.

Wednesday 7/4. Sunny Intervals NW. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.50-10.00)
1f Black Redstart (just E of Watershoot Bay, moving inland), 1m Bullfinch, 1 Peregrine, 2+ Chiffchaff,
10+ Linnet (Moving W. and in bushes), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2m Yellowhammer, 4+ Goldcrest (N of Bridge Cottage).

Very quite- only Gulls, Cormorants and Fulmars at Sea.

Central Ryde 15.00

1m,1f Sparrowhawk (Calling and circling, panicking the Feral Pigeons!)

Brading Sewage Wks and Laundry Lane 16.40
1m Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1f Swallow, 1 Water Rail (Heard),

Tuesday 6/4. Sunny Intervals, showers later W. Wind.
Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds 09.00
2 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 3 Dunlin, 14 Shoveler (at least 7m), 7 Brent Goose,
1 Peregrine, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 9 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 3m Tufted Duck,
4 Ringed Plover, 21 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Redshank, 4 Little Grebe.

Newtown NR 10.30 - 12.00

c35 Golden Plover (in beautiful Summer Plumage-by Boathouse), c12 Brent Goose, 1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Swallow, 21 Mediterranean Gull (3 ringed), 4 Sandwich Tern, 1m,1f Red Breasted Merganser, c70 Dunlin.
3 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit, c50 Black Tailed Godwit (1 ringed), Click for Picture 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard.

Ryde Sands 16.30

42 Sanderling, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit, c40 Mute Swan (Canoe Lake)

Monday 5/4. Sunny Intervals and heavy showers later, Brisk W. Wind.
Wroxall -around Manor Farm 08.00-11.00
2+ Yellowhammer, c10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff.
(No sign of Hoopoe despite extensive seach of the area)

Sunday 4/4. Stormy night to Sunny Intervals, strong SW Wind.
Brading Sewage Wks and Laundry Lane 08.00
1 Willow Warbler (Heard), 1 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Peregrine (chasing Pigeons)
Reported by John C; 1 Reed Warbler (heard singing in Laundry Lane)

Culver Down 09.00

1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c10 Linnet (W), 15+ Meadow Pipit,

Lane End 14.40, Foreland

1 PURPLE SANDPIPER (last one? on Lifeboat Station ramp - photo x100 approx. from over 200m!), Click for Picture
1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4+ Cormorant, 1 Shag, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew.

Wroxall, (NW of Ventnor Downs)

1 HOOPOE (reported again @14.00 today about 20m up LH Path at Wroxall Manor Farm).

Saturday 3/4. Cloudy start to showers, Brisk SW. Wind, colder.
St. Catherine's Point (08.10-10.40) (all movements E.)
1 MANX SHEARWATER (W at 10.37), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Throated (?) & 3 Red Throated Diver, 4 Kittiwake,
54 Common Scoter (+ 130 before 08.00), 5 Arctic Skua (Dk Phase), 2+ Guillemot (1 v. Close), c30 Gannet.

Wroxall, (NW of Ventnor Downs) E-Mail report Dave & Anna D.

1 HOOPOE (feeding on the grass in front of a barn conversion at Wroxall Manor Farm this morning.
Having been disturbed it flew due west and appeared to be looking for a place to land).

Friday 2/4. Fine Sunny Warm.
Brading Sewage Wks and Laundry Lane 07.50
1 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 SWALLOW, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti's Warbler (1 seen 2 heard), 1 Water Rail (Heard), poss Merlin.

Seaview

1 Wigeon (Duver), 1m,2f Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Sandwich Tern, c10 Barnacle Geese (feral)

St Helens Bridge/Harbour

2 Lapwing, 4 Teal (Pond to R. of Yar), 3 Curlew, 10+ Teal (Harbour), 4 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank,

Bembridge Ponds

1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3m Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 10+ Willow Chiffs (1+ Willow Warbler).

Foreland 16.00

1 Common Tern (N), 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Little Egret, 6 Heron, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 10+ Cormorant.

Thursday 1/4. Showery start to Fine Sunny, E. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.20-10.00) (all movements E.)
2+ LITTLE GULL, 40 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 11Tufted, 2f Pintail, 5 Red Breasted Merganser,
3 COMMON TERN, 11 Sandwich Tern, 5 Red Throated Diver, 11 Kittiwake, 2+ Guillemot,
1194 Common Scoter (biggest group=115), 7 Arctic Skua (Dk Phase), 78 Brent Geese, c40 Gannet.
5 Pied Wagtail Sp(1 White) 1m,1f Stonechat. Linnets, Meadow Pipits and Chiffchaffs along lane.

Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.40)

1 Little Owl (on cliff), 3 Stock Dove, 2 Fulmar, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 2 Skylark

Ryde Sands 13.15

132 Sanderling, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Crested Grebe (E of Pier),

Appley Park

3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Treecreeper (1 seen 2 heard), 2 Jay.

MARCH
Click for March species list = 119

Wednesday 30/3. Fine Sunny E. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (07.45-10.30) (all movements E.)
6 Sandwich Tern, 175 Common Scoter (280+ reported biggest group=32), 2 Guillemot,
2 Kittiwake (close), c35 Black Headed Gull, 2 Canada Geese (E), 13 Brent Geese,
10+ Meadow Pipits, c30 Linnets and 2 Pied Wagtail Sp(1 White) also Chiffchaffs along lane.
25 Gannet , 2 Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Kesrel, 1m,1f Stonechat.
1 Black Restart (reported by Audrey)

Tuesday 30/3. Fine Sunny E. Wind.
St. Catherine's Point (08.00-11.00)
1 Sandwich Tern (E @ 10.28), 1 Arctic Skua (E at 10.07), 7 Bar Tailed Godwit (E), 22 Common Scoter (E),
3 Red Throated Diver (E), 1 Guillemot (E with Scoter), 1 Shoveler (E with Scoter), 8 Kittiwake (E. distant)
3 Canada Geese (E), 2 Sand Martin, 10+ Meadow Pipits, 10 Linnets and 2 Pied Wagtail (in off sea)
14 Gannet (W&E), 2 Red Breasted Merganser (E), 2m Wheatear, 1m,1f Stonechat, 1m Yellowhammer.

Brading Sewage Wks and Laundry Lane
12 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (Heard)
BUTTERFLIES;- Painted Lady, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell

Sunday 28/3. Overcast.
St. Catherine's Point (08.00-11.00) IWOG Walk
11 Wheatear, c10 Chiffchaff, 2 Kittiwake (E), 24 Common Scoter (E), 2 Shoveler (E), 4 Red Throated Diver (E)
4 Guillemot (E), 4 Gannet (W), 2m,2f Stonechat (2 pairs, not together), 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk,

Gore Cliff, Blackgang (11.15)

1 Little Owl (on cliff), 3 Stock Dove, 12+ Fulmar, 1 Peregrine (hunting Pigeons), 1 Raven,

Bembridge Ponds

1f RUDDY DUCK (at back of Causeway Pond- don't tell the RSPB!),

4m,3f Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 10+ Chiffchaff.
On Lagoon;- 1 Spotted Redshank (coming into S. Plumage), 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank (+3 On other pond)

1 Water Rail (heard), 2 Heron, 2 Little Egret, c6 Sand Martin but no Swallows today?

Saturday 27/3. Cloudy misty, light drizle.
Newtown NR (late am, to late pm) E-Mail Report from Chris M.
1 "Ringtail" Hen Harrier (flew W. around 3.45pm across the harbour entrance -from Brickfields to Hampstead)
1 Short Eared Owl (hunting over the Hampstead spit and shoreline early afternoon -it's not been seen recently).
2 Greylag Geese (Flying W. from the Boathouse to Shalfleet Quay area)
4 Sand Martin (together), 8 Buzzard (in the air together)

E-Mail Report from Mike K.
Swallows (several) (seen 6pm circling and feeding over Harbour Farm Causeway and Lagoon, Bembridge.)

Friday 26/3. Cold Bright Start, Sunny Intervals.
St Helens Bridge/Harbour
1 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Teal (Pond to R. of Yar)
1 Greenshank, 2+ Redshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 10+ Teal, 6 Shelduck

Bembridge Ponds

4 Swan (2 were driving off the others), 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe (1 "Running" on water)

Bembridge Windmill, FP (N. side of Airport)

2m,1f Stonechat, 1m Reed Bunting, c15 Meadow Pipits (over), 1m Pheasant (with all black body)

Laundry Lane (am) no sign of Marsh Harrier.
10+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Shelduck, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 1f Kestrel,

Newtown NR
17 Mediterranean Gull (6@ main hide, 1 with White ring "87P", 5 at Cassy Bridge, 6 on Gull Island, 1 with Green Ring "35K")
56 Black Tailed Godwit, c50 Brent Geese, 1m,1f Red Mreasted Merganser, 20+ Grey Plover,
6 Wigeon (Cassy Br), 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 2 Greater Black Backed Gull.

Reported;- 1 Whooper Swan (Still present E. end of Clamerkin Lake), and 1 Sandwich Tern

Thursday 25/3. Bright Start, Showers later.
Brading Sewage Wks/Laundry Lane (pm) E-Mail Report from Chris M.
1F MARSH HARRIER - (viewed from Centurions embankment at about 2pm:
-the bird flew SE down the marsh from behind the sewage works. Gaining height before slowly drifting west and out of sight behind Brading).

7 Sand Martin - (1N in the rain and 6 lingering over the marsh mid afternoon),
2 Cetti's Warbler- (1 in ditch beside the sewage works and 1 in Centurions copse)
1 Water Pipit (a smart bird in summer plumage) also Reed Buntings,
7 Buzzard - (including 2 pairs displaying), 7 Shoveler - (flew up from ammo hut pool)

Wednesday 24/3. Bright Start, Sunny Intervals but feeling colder.
Brading Sewage Wks/Laundry Lane 07.30 - 08.30
2 Water Pipit (coming into Summer Plumage) ,3+ Reed Bunting, 4+ Chiffchaff
1m Yellowhammer, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk,
1f Blackcap, 1 Water Rail (heard)- (both Laundry Lane)

Ryde Sands 11.15

200+ Sanderling (36 W, c170 E of Pier), 2 Great Crested Grebe (E of Pier),

Tuesday 23/3. Sunny Intervals, Showers later.
Culver Down (Bembridge Down)
c20 Linnet, 2 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit. sadly no Stonechats, now homeless!

Monday 22/3. Fine and Sunny light wind inland, Squally showers later NW Wind increasing.
Shide to Blackwater FP
2 Kingfisher (Calling and chasing each other), 3 Yellowhamer, 4 Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Treecreeper,
1 Little Owl, 3-5 Buzzard (3 together and pairs seen from Marvel Lane),4 Chiffchaff (singing males),

Lane End, Bembridge @14.20
3 Purple Sandpiper (on Lifeboat Stn Slipway)

Foreland, Bembridge @15.20

1 Red Necked Grebe (just off ledge swimming N. in near Summer Plumage)

Red-Necked Grebe
3 Red Breasted Merganser, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Clifftop field), 1 Shag.

Saturday 20/3. Wet with SW Gales.
Sandown Golf Course
1 HOOPOE (flushed just NW of Club House near FP from Water Wks, last seen flying N @10.20)

Friday 19/3. Wet with SW Gales, brighter later.
Brading Sewage Wks
20+ Sand Martin, Click for Picture 5+ Reed Bunting, 3+ White Wagtail,
c20 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel

Thursday 18/3. Misty damp to Sunny Intervals, wet later, brisk SW Wind.
Brading Marsh (RSPB)
Brading Sewage Wks @ 16.30 birds "grounded" by the rain;-
1f BRAMBLING (with Chaffinch flock), c20 SAND MARTIN, 4+ Reed Bunting, 4 White Wagtail,
c20 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (Coming into Summer Plumage)

Wednesday 17/3. Mist & Drizzle to Bright Intervals later.
Ryde Garden
1m Blackcap (wintering still?)

Brading Marsh (RSPB)

Brading Sewage Wks;-
8 Reed Bunting, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail (Heard -Laundry Lane)

E-Mail Report from Chris M.

Shanklin garden:
2 Sand Martins - (over @ 14:30),

Brading Marsh RSPB (from Windmill down to the airport):
1m White Wagtail with 4 Pied Wagtails- (feeding around horses),
40+ Mediterranean Gulls-(feeding on field in front of Windmill and coming in from Airport and Harbour)
Meadow Pipits - (Small flock on paddock in front of windmill farm),1m,1f Stonechat -(local birds)
2 Sand Martin - (flew through and not seen again), 2 Chiffchaffs. - (assumed to be migrants)

Tuesday 16/3. Sunny Intervals, warmer.
St. Catherine's Point (08.25-09.30)
1 ARCTIC SKUA (W.-Dk Phase), 10 Wheatear (5 by Lighthouse, 5 along Cliff edge), 12 Common Scoter (E),
4 Guillemot (1E,3W), 1 Gannet (E), 4m,2f Stonechat, Click for Picture 4 Dunnock, 1 Fieldfare.

Driving back though Chale Green saw possible Swallow (but uncertain due to poor views from moving car)

More Wheatears reported at Sandown today and a Sand Martin at Foreland.
Click for more details on Kris's Website.

E-Mail Report from Brian & Ann B. (Visiting Birders, on holiday)
16th March: Newtown NR
1f Marsh Harrier (on Hampstead side), Mediterranean Gull (a number of adults present.)

17th March: Yar Estuary (Old Railway path Yarmouth to Freshwater)
1 Water Rail (seen near Mill Copse), 2 Spotted Redshank (on pool next to Mill Copse)
30+ Sand Martin (at Yarmouth end.) 1Chiffchaff (heard), 1m Bullfinch
Bembridge Harbour 40 Mediterranean Gull (adults)

Monday 15/3. Cloudy, Strong SW Wind, showers later.
Culver Down (Scrub now cleared on S. slope)
2 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard (1 very pale), 6 Fulmar (Redcliff)

Ryde W. Sands (and Puckpool)

18 Sanderling, 4 Great Crested Grebe (+1 Puckpool), 1m,1f Red Breasted Merganser (+3m,1f Puckpool)
1 Mediterranean Gull & 22 Common Gull (Puckpool)

Sunday 14/3. Cloudy, Strong SW Wind, wet later.
St. Catherine's Point no Wheatears there today.
4 Gannet, 6 Dunnock, 1 Buzzard

Saturday 13/3. Fine Sunny Start, Showers Later, SW Wind (Milder).
Newtown NR
1 WHOOPER SWAN (By Hamstead Jetty, not Ringed), Click for Picture 6 Mediterranean Gull (4 @ main hide, 1 with White ring)

Shalfleet
1 Grey Partridge (on road verge)

West High Down, Totland.
3 Raven (2E. 1 on Cliff Edge), 1f Black Redstart (@ Coastguard Cottages),
6 Fulmar, 15 Guillemot (12 on sea, 3 out from cliff), 1 Peregrine, 2f Stonechat.

Brading Marsh (RSPB)

St Helens Sewage Wks;- 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, c10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker,
c40 Redwing (Horse Paddocks across Road)

Laundry Lane;- 1f Peregrine (looked very large), 1 Buzzard, 1 Greylag Goose (Feral), 1 Bar Headed Goose (Feral).
c20 Mediterranean Gulls (over to N.)

Reported; 1m Wheatear, St Catherine's Pt (am)

Friday 12/3. Cloudy with Rain Later.
Newtown NR
E-Mail REPORT from Jim C;-
1 WHOOPER SWAN (today at 14.40, -it hauled out on the tern island to preen for a while, still on the water at 15.30),
ALSO; 1 SANDWICH TERN, 489 Golden Plover and 1 Short Eared Owl

Thursday 11/3. Cloudy, cold E Wind, wintery showers.
St. Catherine's Point (seawatch 08.40 - 0930)
6 Common Scoter (5E,1W), 1 Red Throated Diver (E), 1 Guillemot (W), c15 Gannet (E&W),
12+ Cormorant (E), 8 Fulmar, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull (E), 6 Pied Wagtail (in from sea),
1m,1f Stonechat, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Dunnock, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard

En Route; 2 Flocks of Fieldfare, (c40 at Merstone, c60 at Mersley Down)

E-Mail Report from Joy W. for Cowes area; (We don't get many reports from this area)
"10/11th March, I watched a mixed flock of Redwings & Fieldfares in a field at Comforts Farm, Pallance Road.
There were about 100!! - possibly off to Scandinavia?
Two pairs of Buzzards seen regularly over Ruffins Copse.
On Sat. 6th March, I followed a Barn Owl in the car at Thorness. It was being worried by a rook, and disappeared near the barns of the farm situated on the lane leading to Haven Holiday Park.
(I have set up a feeding station for Red Squirrels in my garden, and now have up to 5 in the garden at one time, fascinating!!)
I have twice seen a Rook opening one of the squirrel feeders, and helping itself to the peanuts."

Wednesday 10/3. Sunny Intervals, cloudy later.
Quarr Abbey and Woods
8 Mistle Thrush (3 by Quarr Farm, 2 Above Fishbourne etc.), 4 Little Egret, 1 Treecreeper (Elenor's Grove Woods)

Ashey Rd, Ryde

1 Barn Owl (over road at dusk, a second one seen near Culver Down)

Tuesday 9/3. Sunny Intervals, cold N. Wind.
Nettlestone
c250 Barnacle Geese (Feral flock from Flamingo park, not seen lately) Click for Picture

Bembridge Ponds

1f Kingfisher (in tree) Click for Picture

Monday 8/3. Sunny Intervals.
Firestone Copse (no sign of Crossbill)
2 Buzzard, 4 Coal Tit, 2+ Goldcrest, 1 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 7 Shelduck. (and 5 Red Squirrels).
Also;- c50 Fieldfare (over Newnham Road), 1m Bullfinch (Newnham Lane)

Seaview (seawatch)

9 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Sunday 7/3. Sunny Intervals, cold N. Wind.
Little Atherfield
24 Linnet (N of Ash Hill Fm.), 1 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Buzzard.
1 Little Grebe, 40+ Mallard & 2m Tufted Duck (Irrigation Pond),

Firestone Copse (looking for Crossbill)

6 Coal Tit, 4+ Goldcrest, 1 Little Egret.
and 4 Red Squirrels.

Brading Marsh (RSPB)

Brading Sewage Wks;- 1 Water Pipit, 6 Reed Bunting, ,
1 White Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff.

Laundry Lane;- 1 Barn Owl, 2m,1f Stonechat, 1m Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Bar Headed Goose.
REPORTED;- 2 Firecrest, (St Helens Sewage Works)

Saturday 6/3. Misty to Hazy Sunny Intervals.
Ryde Esplanade @08.00
c100 Sanderling, 1m Pochard, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit

Lane End, Bembridge @10.20
4 Purple Sandpiper (on Lifeboat Stn Slipway)

Bembridge Ponds

1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 7m,4f Tufted Duck

Deacon's Lane, Ashey, Ryde

1 Little Owl, Click for Picture 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing.

E-Mail Report from Martin R: Firestone copse (pm) 1M Crossbill.
(Feeding in the higher reaches of some conifers down by the waterside, also in attendance were the usual Coal Tits and Goldcrests.)

Friday 5/3. Foggy to Hazy Sunny Intervals.
Ryde Esplanade @10.00 V. Foggy
12 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 68 Sanderling, 4m1f Pochard and a massive 60+ Swans (on Canoe Lake)

Foreland, Bembridge @14.20
1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, c30 Brent Geese, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew,
2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Heron, 4 Little Egret, 6+ Cormorant

Bembridge Ponds

1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 3m,2f Tufted Duck

Wednesday 3/3. Hazy Sunny spells, S Wind (V. strong on coast).
Alverstone NR & FP to Newchurch
c20 Redpoll (in Alder past Iron Bridge), Click for Picture 1 Snipe, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail,

FP to Cridmore Farm (W of Leechmore X)

3 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard

Gore Cliff, Blackgang

1 Raven (performing aerobatics), 1 Peregrine, 11 Fulmar (nesting on cliffs), 2 Gannet (East)

Whale Chine

9 Skylark

Tuesday 2/3. Cold to Fine and Sunny
Ryde Esplanade, Appley Park
144 Sanderling, 25 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 17 Oystercatcher, 20 Curlew,
Appley Park:- 1 Little Owl (mobbed by about 20 small birds), 1 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush,
2 Stock Dove, c20 Redwing, 2 Jay also Starlings at nest holes

Bembridge Harbour & Ponds,

1m Black Redstart (St Helen's Bridge), c30 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret,
5 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe,

Newtown NR 15.45 - 17.45

1 Short Eared Owl (Hamstead 16.13 on), 1 Barn Owl (Flying with SEO @ 16.30 on),
2 Bar Tailed Godwit, 1m,3f Red Breasted Merganser, 230+ Knot, 200+ Dunlin,

Another Barn Owl seen at Whitehouse Road (en route)

E-Mail REPORT from Richard S;-4 Red Legged Partridge (East Ashey Rd, RYDE @ 06.20 am)

Monday 1/3. Cold but long Sunny Intervals.
Newtown NR 08.00 - 09.00
c200 Golden Plover, 1 Brent Goose (Pale Bellied), 4 Spotted Redshank,
3m,13f Goldeneye, 1m,3f Red Breasted Merganser, 200+ Knot, 200+ Dunlin, 8 Turnstone.
6 Rock Pipit, c100 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1f Reed Bunting.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds

100+ Dunlin, 6m,5f Shoveler, 1m Sparrowhawk (caught Dunlin), 2 Buzzard,
c20 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 2 Little Grebe, also Wigeon, Teal etc.

Brading Marsh (RSPB)

Brading Sewage Wks;- 2 Water Pipit, 12 Reed Bunting, 1m Yellowhammer, c4 Goldcrest,
1 White Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chiffchaff.

Laundry Lane;- 1f Stonechat, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail (heard), c300 Lapwing, c200 Starling.

FEBRUARY
Click for February species list = 117 (+2 S.Sp)

Sunday 29/2. Cold but long Sunny Intervals, N. wind.
Newtown NR 08.00 -11.15 (Couldn't find Lapland Bunting)
49 Golden Plover (they're back!), 1 Brent Goose (Pale Bellied), 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Bar Tailed Godwit, 4 Spotted Redshank,
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1f Goldeneye, 2m,1f Red Breasted Merganser, 100+ Knot, 200+ Dunlin, 6 Turnstone.
1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 1 Rock Pipit, c100 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe, 4m,3f Reed Bunting.

REPORTED; 1f LAPLAND BUNTING near Boathouse last week -esp. at High Tide, and still 2f Hen Harriers

Ryde West Sands,
59 Sanderling, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red Breasted Merganser (off Fishbourne)

Saturday 28/2. Cold and Cloudy start, Sunny Intervals.
Firestone Copse
5 Coal Tit, 4+ Goldcrest, 1 Buzzard, Siskin Flock (heard)
and 5 Red Squirrels.

Friday 27/2. 2cm Lying Snow but thawing, Sunny Intervals.
Brading Sewage Wks @ 11.00
1 White Wagtail (S.Sp of Pied Wagtail), 3 Water Pipit, c6 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail,
c10 Chiffchaff (1 pale "Scandinavian" Type), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4+ Goldcrest etc.

Thursday 26/2. Sunny Intervals, Snow Showers, Gentle NW wind.
Foreland, Bembridge @11.00
1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Shag, 6 Heron, 3 Little Egret, c80 Brent Geese.

Bembridge Ponds

1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Heron (3 nests visible)

E-Mail Report from Pete B.
Hale Fm Arreton 10 Buzzards over @ 11.00
Five overhead and low were joined by singles from all directions until all were soaring together.
They drifted off downwind and eventually broke up over Apseheath area (very high).

Wednesday 25/2. Sunny Intervals, Gentle NW wind.
Bembridge Harbour, St Helens Bridge
1m Black Redstart (@ Bridge), 1 Kingfisher (Harbour)

Foreland, Bembridge @14.20

4 Red Breasted Merganser, 6+ Rock Pipit, c100 Brent Geese, 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin,
(No sign of Black Brant or House Martins)

Tuesday 24/2. Sunny Intervals, Cold NW wind.
Ventnor Downs
1-2 Raven, 1-2 Dartford Warbler (heard on sheltered E side), 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel.

Lane End, Bembridge @14.20

2 Purple Sandpiper (Under Lifeboat Stn.), 2 Shag, 4 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Rock Pipit,
(No sign of House Martins)

Monday 23/2. Cold but long Sunny Intervals, less windy.
Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds
2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Shoveler, poss White Wagtail (on Mill Copse pool)

Newtown NR 15.15 -16.15 (High Tide)

2 Mediterranean Gull, 2f Goldeneye, 3m,4f Red Breasted Merganser, 22 Knot, 200 Dunlin (near Boathouse),
1 Peregrine, 2 Rock Pipit, c100 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe, 1m Reed Bunting.

REPORT; The Black Brant was seen again at Foreland.
Click for more details on Kris's Website.

Sunday 22/2. Cloudy, to Bright spells, strong bitter N wind.
Bembridge Harbour, IWOG Walk
5 Black Tailed Godwit (1 showing some Summer Plumage), 1 Greenshank, c20 Dunlin,
4 Little Grebe, c15 Curlew, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Rock Pipit

Reported by Chris M. (found by Graham S); 1 BLACK BRANT (a first for the IOW),
(with other Brent Geese at back of Millpond till mid PM left going E. to Foreland perhaps?)

St Helens Bridge/Duver

1m Black Redstart (In front of Gate), 1 Sparrowhawk (Duver)

Bembridge Ponds

2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank 10 Greylag (over), 1f Pochard, 2 Heron (at nests), 2 Snipe.

Seaview Esp.

1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Shag

In Garden (Central Ryde)

1m Blackcap, 1f Grey Wagtail

Saturday 21/2. Cloudy cold, biting brisk N wind, Sunny Intervals later.
Shide to Blackwater FP (Old Railway Line)
1 Treecreeper (heard), 3 Song Thrush, c6 Goldcrest (displaying etc.), 1 Grey Wagtail.

Brading Sewage Wks.

1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Water Pipit, 1m Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel.

Report from Chris M; -Brading & Bembridge, 12:30 to 17:20
Brading sewage works:
2 Water Pipit, 5m,4f Reed Bunting
Laundry Lane:
1f Stonechat (on fence by the lane), 4 Brent Geese, 10 Greylag Geese, 1 Greylag (Hybrid), 1 Bar Headed Goose,
1m Merlin (flushed Widgeon & Lapwing and was last seen diving into St Helens waterworks), 1f Sparrowhawk,
7 Buzzard (5 in the air from Nunwell to St.Helens and 2 over the main marsh)

St Helens Bridge: 1m Black Redstart

BembridgePonds: 1 Greenshank, 1Spotted Reshank & 1 Black Tailed Godwit (in the lagoon together)

Friday 20/2. Cloudy cold, biting brisk E-NE wind.
Medham, Cowes (on Medina Estuary)
1f Bullfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Little Egret, c20 Chaffinch (at Grain Silos)

Thursday 19/2. Sunny Intervals, bitter NE wind.
Brading Sewage Wks @ 07.45
2 Water Pipit, c6 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail.

FP below "Paradise Walk" Ventnor.

1 Firecrest, Click for Picture 2+ Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff (Pelham Wood)

"La Falaise" Car Park Ventnor (seawatch 09.45-10.30)

2 Red Throated Diver (W), 2+ Kittiwake (W), 1 Gannet (W)

Wednesday 18/2. Cloudy, Bright spells, bitter NW wind.
Ryde Esplanade,
c180 Sanderling, (On beach at High Tide)

St Helens Mill

1m Black Redstart (infront of Selwyn Court Flats)

Lane End "Warners" (Bembridge Coast Hotel)

1(at least) House Martin (entering nest, now repaired), 9 Mediterranean Gull (on beach)

Tuesday 17/2. Cloudy, Bright spells, Showers, colder
Ryde Esplanade, Appley Park
c130 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin (On beach at High Tide)
5 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, c30 Redwing (Appley Park)

Newtown NR 13.40-16.00

6f Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2m,3f Red Breasted Merganser, c150 Knot, c1000 Dunlin,
c100 Black Tailed Godwit, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 120+ Shelduck, 2 Stonechat,
1 Golden Plover (with Lapwing flock), 1 Turnstone, 500+ Brent Geese, 15 Canada Geese.

Monday 16/2. Overcast.
Dodnor, Medina Estuary
1f Goldeneye (1st this year on Medina?), 2 Water Rail (heard), 8 Black Tailed Godwit,
Werrar;-3m,1f Reed Bunting, 9 Skylark, 5 Snipe (and possible Jack Snipe), 2 Wigeon.

Springvale, Seaview

1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, 2 Wigeon (on sea)

Bembridge Ponds

2m Gadwall, 1m,2f Pochard, 4m,2f Tufted Duck, 1 Greenshank,

Report from Chris M; -12:00 to 16:00
West High Down:
2 Raven (1 carrying nesting material) 3 Peregrine (1m flying around the southern cliffs & a pair @ Alum Bay),
1f Black Redstart (around the Needles Battery but wary & elusive)
8 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pippit, 1 Skylark (in off sea from the south. The pergrine flew out to investigate), 2m,1f Stonechat .
1 Auk sp.(past on the sea) also Fulmars & Cormorants on the cliff -flushed off by the Peregrine.

Yarmouth:
1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Barn Owl (by the Mill Copse scrape), 1 Buzzard, 2 Tufted Duck, also Dunlin & about 20 Black Tailed Godwit.

Sunday 15/2. Overcast and misty start, Sunny Intervals later.
Rowlands Lane/Wood
c70 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush

Little Atherfield

c70 Linnet (Dungewood Lane), c40 Greenfinch, 3m Reed Bunting, 5 Red Legged Partridge
54 Mallard (Irrigation Pond), 5 Goldfinch, 2 Kestrel,

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB)

2m,1f Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellowhammer, 4+ Chiffchaff (all at Sewage Wks)
1 Barn Owl, 2 Buzzard, c200 Common Gull, c200 Wigeon, c120 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag (Domestic)
1f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Water Rail (heard)

Saturday 14/2. Overcast and misty start, Sunny Intervals later.
Firestone Copse and Millpond
7 Song Thrush (In full song), 5 Heron (2 at Nest), 5 Shelduck, c200 Black Headed Gull.
Also Blue, Great and LT Tits, Coal Tit (heard)
-and 7 Red Squirrels

Friday 13/2. Overcast and misty.
W of Leechmore Cross (FP to Cridmore Fm)
c20 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Yellowhammer

Gore Cliff, Blackgang

2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Little Owl (200m apart), 4 Stock Dove, 5 Pheasant
7 Fulmar (nesting on cliffs), c100 Jackdaw, 4 Cormorant, 1 Rock Pipit.

Whale Chine and Cliff Edge to W.

c25 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, c150 Black Headed Gull, 1 Buzzard.

Ryde W. Sands @14.00

1 Black Necked Grebe(off Binstead beach), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Sanderling, 9 Red Breasted Merganser.

Thursday 12/2. Overcast and misty.
Brading Marsh (RSPB)
Brading Sewage Wks;- 1f Bullfinch, 3+ Yellowhammer, c6 Goldcrest, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chiffchaff.
Laundry Lane;- 1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 1 Water Rail.

Puckpool to Seaview seawatch 13.00-15.00

1 Black Throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1f Common Scoter,
3 Great Crested Grebe, 4m,6f Red Breased Merganser, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Shag, 2 Rock Pipit.

Wednesday 11/2. Cloudy, Bright spells, mild
Alverstone NR & FP to Newchurch
W. of Village;- c25 Redpoll (with about 6 Siskin), 2 Jay, also Blue, Great and LT Tits,
E. Side;-1m,1f Stonechat

Newtown NR @14.30-16.15 no sign of Hen Harrier

1 SHORT EARED OWL (Hamstead side), 1 Barn Owl (Flew past hide to dead tree), 1m Goldeneye
2 Great Crested Grebe, 4m,6f Red Breasted Merganser, 20+ Knot, c1000 Dunlin, c100 Black Tailed Godwit,
1 Turnstone, 500+ Brent Geese, c100 Canada Geese, 100+ Shelduck.

Tuesday 10/2. Cold with Sunny Intervals.
Appley Park, Ryde 07.40
c30 Redwing, 4 Great Spotted and 3 Green Woodpecker, 3+ Mistle Thrush

Foreland

6 HOUSE MARTIN (Warners Holiday Centre), 1 Purple Sandpiper (On Lifeboat Slipway), 2 Heron,
1 Mediterranean Gull, 3m,4f Red Breased Merganser, 1 Shag, 7 Little Egret, 3 Rock Pipit.

INSECTS;- 4 Painted Lady Butterflies

Bembridge Ponds

1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Redshank, 1m Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 3+ Shoveler

Brading Marsh (RSPB)

Brading Sewage Wks;- 1 Water Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaff
Laundry Lane;- 1 Barn Owl (Attacked by Buzzard!), 2 Little Egret, c100 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag (Domestic)
2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, c20 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, c200 Wigeon.

Reported by Nick E;-Newtown at 15.50 1f Hen Harrier ("Ringtail" ) 2 Spotted Redshank,
2 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Knot , 2 Golden Plover.

Monday 9/2. Cold but Fine and Sunny.
Ryde Esplanade 08.15
10 Bar Tailed Godwit, c60 Sanderling, c45 Ringed Plover, c30 Dunlin

Foreland

3 Shag (1 displaying crest), 1 Grey Plover, 1 Turnstone, 7 Heron, 4 Little Egret,
4m,5f Red Breased Merganser, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Rock Pipit.

INSECTS;- 3 Painted Lady Butterflies

Bembridge Ponds

1m BLACK REDSTART, 1f Reed Bunting (both from St Helens Bridge), 1m Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank.
1m,3f Shoveler, 4m3f Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Heron (on nests)

Puckpool seawatch 15.00

2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4m,6f Red Breased Merganser.

Reported by Chris M 14.00 onwards;
Foreland; 6 House Martin (still around the Warners complex), 4 Rock Pipit, 10 Mergansers (together on the sea)
East Cliff House: 1 Firecrest (by the entrance)
Bembridge Ponds: 13 Tufted Duck (8M & 5F), 1 Gadwall, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank (lagoon)

from Mon 2/2 to Sunday 8/2. E-Mail report Chris M. (& on Birdguides)
Foreland, Bembridge
1-6 HOUSE MARTIN !
Click for more details on Kris's Website.


Feb 1st to 8th Away on trip to mainland- sample sightings.
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Goshawk, Hawfinch, Marsh Tit, Brambling, Dipper etc.

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

LAPLAND BUNTING, Bewick Swan, White Fronted Goose, Ruff etc.

Stockers Lake, Herts

Smew, Goosander, Black Swan, etc.

JANUARY
Click for January species list = 119

Friday 30/1. Cloudy, showers later, Cold W. Wind (Snow mostly gone)
Alverstone NR & FP to Newchurch
W. of Village;- 6 Fieldfare, c40 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Snipe, 1 Teal, 1 Buzzard also Blue, Great and LT Tits
1 Kestrel, 3m Pheasant, 1-2 Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush (Heard), flock of Siskin heard to N. of FP.

E. Side;- 2 Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard.

Seaview Seawatch @14.00

1 RED NECKED GREBE (Off Springvale at 14.00 moving E. to Red Buoy "WS9" Seaview at 14.40)
1 Great Crested Grebe, 3m2f Red Breasted Merganser

Thursday 29/1. Fine Sunny, Lying snow, Cold NW. Wind
Brading Marsh (RSPB)
Brading Sewage Wks;-3+ Water Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4+ Chiffchaff (On filter beds)
Laundry Lane;-2 Little Egret, c150 Canada Geese, 2 Brent Geese, 1 Bar Headed Goose, 1 Greylag (Domestic)

Ryde Esplanade

Canoe Lake; 4m1f Pochard, 1m Tufted Duck, 1m Pintail (E)
East Sands; 1 Grey Plover, also Ringed Plover and Sanderling

Wednesday 28/1. Clear and Sunny, v. cold NW Wind (brrr).
Whale Chine & Little Atherfield. 08.30-10.00
Field W. of Whale Chine; 3 Golden Plover (Flew in from SE), 8 Grey Partridge (flushed from set-aside strip near cliffs)
Field E. of Ash Hill Farm; c180 LINNET (On stubble field-Biggest flock I've seen! ), c20 Golden Plover (with c50 Lapwing),
c50 Starling, 11 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard (flushed from FP)

On the reservoir; c70 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe

Shanlin Esplanade-seawatch 11.00

1 Red Throated Diver and 1 Razorbill (both feeding in bay, + another R. Bill W.),
Also Gannet, Kittiwake etc.

Puckpool to Seaview 14.45-15.00

2 Common Scoter (m&f Seagrove Bay), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8m7f Red Breasted Merganser

Newtown NR, Lunchtime/ early afternoon, Report by Nick E.
1f Hen Harrier ("Ringtail"), 2 Spotted Redshank (pools in front of hide), 1m,3f Goldeneye,
Reported; 1 Eider (no sign of Firecrest - but it was very windy today right onto that hedge).

Tuesday 27/1. Cloudy with brighter spells, Cold.
Newtown NR,
1m FIRECREST (hedge at "Causeway Cottage"), Click for Picture
2 Spotted Redshank, 1m,1f Goldeneye, 400+ Dunlin, 6 Turnstone,

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds

4m,1f GADWALL (at back of Stn. Pond), 1m Reed Bunting, 10+ Shoveler, 1m Tufted Duck,
2m,1f Goldeneye, 5 Little Grebe, also Wigeon, Teal etc.

Monday 26/1. Cloudy, Cold NE wind.
Ryde East Sands @11.00
4 Lesser and 75 Greater Black Backed Gulls

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB)
E-Mail reort from Chris M.
Sewage works: 2 M Bullfinch - (in the hedge by the mast), 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Water Pipit also Grey Wagtail, Reed Buntings, etc.
LLane: 1M Firecrest - (wandering along the hedge between 'Cettis gate' & 'the purple heron gap' )

Sunday 25/1. Frosty to Fine and Sunny.
Ryde to Seaview IWOG Walk 08.00-11.00
c50 Sanderling, c450 Brent Geese, 7 Bar Tailed Godwit, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Red Breasted Merganser,
3 Mistle Thrush, c15 Redwing (Appley Park), 3 Little Egret, 2 Great Northern Diver (Off Seaview by Forts),
2 Water Rail (Seaview Duver), 3 Razorbill (1 right by beach), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Shag, 2 Gadwall(W), (Seaview Esp.)

Reported;-1 Red Necked Grebe

Bembridge Ponds

1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, (Lagoon)

Laundry Lane

1f Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, c400 Lapwing, 2 Water Pipit, 4 Little Egret.

Saturday 24/1. Clear and Sunny.
Fishbourne Beach, Wootton Creek WeBS Count 08.00-11.00
1m Eider (1st yr), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 5 Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Snipe (Quarr Ponds).
35 Grey Plover, 5 Turnstone, (Rare here), c50 Redshank.

Reported;- 1 Iceland Gull, Lynn Tip.(Didn't stay long), also 2 Red Necked Grebe (Yesterday @Seaview & Woodside)
Click for details on Kris's Website.

Friday 23/1. Cloudy, Mild.
Dodnor to Pinkmead, Medina Estuary 08.15-10.45
Dodnor; 1m Kingfisher, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck.

Werrar; 1m Reed Bunting 10 Turnstone, c10 Ringed Plover, c10 Grey Plover, 4 Curlew,
2 Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kestrel.

Pinkmead & Beyond; 3f Reed Bunting, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 5 Skylark (singing),
1 Treecreeper, 8 Long Tailed Tit, 15 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 10 Black Tailed Godwit, 27 Lapwing, c20 Brent Geese.

Wednesday 21/1. Cloudy.
Newtown NR, (Still no sign of the Golden Plovers).
1 Spotted Redshank, Click for Picture 1 Peregrine, 200+ Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover, 8 Red Breasted Merganser.
c50 Grey Plover, c50 Knot, 1f Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c100 Black Tailed & 1 Bar Tailed Godwit

Tuesday 20/1. Cloudy with Showers.
"Winkle St." Calbourne
22m,9f Tufted Duck (Westover Pk Pond), 1 Grey Wagtail (by stream)

Monday 19/1. Cloudy, milder with Showers later.
Ryde East Sands @08.30
62 Dunlin, 41 Ringed Plover, c70 Sanderling (Roosting on beach till disturded by dogs!)
4m Pochard, c40 Mute Swan, c120 Mallard. (Canoe Lake)

Appley Park

c15 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male), 1 Sparrowhawk

Sunday 18/1. V Cold but Fine & Sunny.
West High Down, Totland.
2 Raven (on Monument) Reported;- 2 Peregrine, 1m Stonechat.

Hanover Pt. to Brook @11.00

26 Red-throated Diver (feeding in Brook Bay) @11.00
18 close in (under 500m),-brilliant views , 5 further out (and further E), & 3 more (well offshore).

St Helens Bridge @15.00

1m Black Redstart (showing well by bridge)

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) 15.40-16.30

1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, c20 Shoveler, c200 Canada Geese, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Bar Headed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose.

Saturday 17/1. Fine Sunny after cold start.
Carisbrooke Pond
1m Coal Tit (singing), 2m Pochard, 1m Tufted Duck.

Shalfleet Quay (Still no Golden Plovers).

1m Pintail, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 5+Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (Fields to W)

Newtown NR,

Cassy Bridge 3 Spotted Redshank, Pintail etc.
1 Colour Ringed Black-tailed Godwit, 2 each leg (above Tarsus), L= L.Gn above Yell, R= Red above Org.

Boathouse 1f Reed Bunting 100+ Dunlin, 4 Turnstone, 2 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Rock Pipit.

Brading Sewage Wks

3 Bullfinch, 3+ Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel.

Friday 16/1. Fine Cloudy later, W. Wind.
Newtown NR, (No sign of the Golden Plover flock).
Cassy Bridge 21m14f Pintail, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, also Wigeon, Teal, Brent Geese
Boathouse 3 Spotted Redshank, 1000+ Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, c5 Ringed Plover, 4 Red Breasted Merganser.
East Hide c180 Knot, 3m7f Goldeneye, c50 Grey Plover, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe,

Thursday 15/1. Sunny Intervals then wet, SW.
Gore Cliff, Blackgang
4 Fulmar (along cliff), 2 Stock Dove

Reported;- 1(1st W) Caspian Gull, Lynn Tip.
Click for pictures on Kris's Website.

Tuesday 13/1.Cloudy then Sunny Intervals, strong SW wind decreasing.
Bembridge Harbour and Ponds
1 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 20+ Shelduck, 100+ Lapwing (Harbour),
9 Greylag Geese (From Bridge), 30+ Goldfinch, 3 Snipe (by Lagoon)

Nunwell, field by New Lane (NW of Brading)

c140 Fieldfare, c40 Redwing.

Laundry Lane

1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Goldcrest, 3+ Chiffchaff.

Monday 12/1.Wet to Sunny Intervals, W. Wind increasing.
Woodside Beach, Wootton @14.20
1st w. Drake Eider (to NW), 100+ Brent Geese, 3+ Red Breasted Merganser

Sunday 11/1.Cloudy showers later.
Cassy Bridge and Newtown NR,
22m11f Pintail (Cassy Bridge), 1m FIRECREST (hedge at "Old Parsonage"), 1000+ Dunlin, 11 Turnstone, c25 Ringed Plover
c50 Grey Plover, 2 Great Crested Crebe, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Red Breasted Merganser, 1m Sparrowhawk.

Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds

1m Pintail (Esc?), 20+ Dunlin, 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 seen), 1f Reed Bunting, 50+ Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck,
1m Goldeneye, c50 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Little Grebe, also Wigeon, Teal etc.

Reported;- Ventnor 1 Little Gull, Osbourne Bay 2 Black Throated Diver

Saturday 10/1.Cloudy but dry, misty on hills.
Leechmore Cross
2m4f Yellowhammer, c20 Red Legged Partridge (FP to Cridmore Fm), 1 Fieldfare

Whale Chine

2 Buzzard, 1 Raven, poss Merlin-flew out of Chine

Fishbourne Beach@15.40

1st w. Drake Eider (off Woodside), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Brent Geese

Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB) E-Mail report from Chris M.(+Other observer)
4 Water Pipit (On filter beds), 2 Stonechat, 15 Fieldfare (over), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl.

Thursday 8/1.Wet and Stormy to Sunny Intervals.
Puckpool @11.00 (High Tide)
5 Great Crested Grebe, 2m2f Red Breasted Merganser-braving a very rough sea!

Wednesday 7/1.Cloudy start then Sunny Intervals.
Alverstone (Old Railway FP)
2+ Siskin & 2+ Redpoll (in mixed flock of 50+), 60+ Teal, 1m Kingfisher

Tuesday 6/1.Wet start then Sunny Intervals.
Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB)
2 Water Pipit (On filter beds), 10+ Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1+ Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel.

Monday 5/1.Cloudy with some Brighter spells.
Bembridge Ponds
1m BLACK REDSTART (St Helens Bridge), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail (Heard), 4 Greenshank.
3m1f Gadwall, 6m4f Tufted Duck, 6m2f Pochard

Foreland

3 PURPLE SANDPIPER (Under Lifeboat Stn ramp, 3 Showing but may be more there),
1 Razorbill (NE), 7 Red Breased Merganser, 6 Rock Pipit.

Sunday 4/1.Cloudy with Brighter spells.
Brading Marsh E-Mail report from Chris M.

3 Water Pipit (on the sewage works filter beds)
on the main marsh:- 1 buzzard (eating prey on the ground whilst mobbed by 2 crows), 20+ Fieldfare (flew into bushes by the river late afternoon)
1 Greylag (the hybrid with the canada's again)
Sightings from the Ventnor Group this pm @ Bembridge Ponds:-
7 Gadwall, Pochard + Tufted Duck

Trip to NW.London for w/e (Sun);- 1m White Headed Duck, 50+ Siskin, Nuthatch-heard (Broadwater Lake), 1 Little Egret (Rickmansworth)

Saturday 3/1.Cloudy.
Shide to Blackwater FP Cloudy, some spots of rain.
1 Black Necked Grebe (off Quarr, seen from 08.00 Ferry)

Trip to W.London for w/e (Sat);- 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret (New Alresford), 2f Smew & 3 Goosander (Wraysbury),
1 Peregrine, 200+ Ruddy Duck (Staines Res)

Friday 2/1.Cloudy with spots of rain.
Shide to Blackwater FP Cloudy, some spots of rain.
1 Little Owl

Firestone Copse

2+ Jay, 2+ Coal Tit, 1 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret.

Ryde (Garden feeder)

1m Blackcap

Thursday 1/1.Wet start then Sunny Intervals and Showers.
Laundry Lane (Brading Marsh RSPB)
1 FIRECREST, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard

Bembridge Harbour

1m BLACK REDSTART (Selwyn Court Flats), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank.

Seaview Seawatch

1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black Necked Grebe

IWOG "New-year Birdrace", our group was;-
Graham & Mike S, Neil B, Chris M, Kris G, and Myself. 07.00 till 17.15.
Species seen/heard today = 103, my own total = 100 (Do try to keep up!)

(Birds in Brackets = heard)

LAUNDRY LANE, Brading 07.00
(01) Moorhen, Shelduck, Mute Swan, Jackdaw, Snipe, Crow, Blackbird, Barn Owl, Wren,
(10) Black Headed Gull, Mallard, Robin, Magpie, Sparrowhawk, (Water Rail), Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Greylag Goose, (Cetti's Warbler),
(20) Wigeon, Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Heron, Kestrel, Pheasant, Rook, Buzzard, Lapwing,
(30) Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Dunnock, Coot, Green Woodpecker, Teal, Long Tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch,
(40) Curlew, Meditteranean Gull, Collared Dove, Starling, Great Tit, Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Blue Tit,

BRADING SEWAGE WORKS & Quay Lane-
FIRECREST,
Chiffchaff,

FORELAND- 09.15
(50) House Sparrow, Common Gull, Feral Pigeon, Oystercatcher, Gannet, Red Breasted Merganser, Red-throated Diver, Brent Geese, Razorbill, Little Egret,
(60) Grey Plover, Shag, Greater Black-backed Gull, Raven, Guillemot,

BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR/PONDS-
Little Grebe, (Great Spotted Woodpecker), Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, (70) Greenshank, Knot,

ST. HELENS BRIDGE- 10.30
BLACK REDSTART, Shoveler, Kingfisher,

SEAVIEW ESPLANADE- 11.45
Great Crested Grebe, Great Northern Diver, BLACK NECKED GREBE, SLAVONIAN GREBE, Kittiwake,
(80) Rock Pipit,

RYDE ESPLANADE- 12.15
Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Bar-tailed Godwit

APPLEY PARK- 12.45
Tree Creeper, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Stock Dove, Greenfinch,

CARISBROOKE POND- 13.45 (Via Fishbourne Seawatch-nothing new)
(90) Tufted Duck, Pochard,

NEWTOWN NR- 14.10
Goldeneye, Turnstone, Peregrine, Pintail, Spotted Redshank,

WHALE CHINE- 15.15
Skylark,
Stonechat, Grey Partridge,

BLEAK DOWN- 16.30
(100) Red-legged Partridge

+The ones I missed today-
Reed Bunting(H)(L Lane)
Fulmar (Foreland)
(103) Coal Tit (H)(Appley Park)

Dips-the one's we could have seen!
Siskin, Dartford Warbler, Merlin, Little Owl, Water Pipit, Yellowhammer, Jay

Congratulations to Robin A. (only using public transport) who saw 114! a new record (Unconfirmed).

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