Isle of Wight Sightings in 2005

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The Island's only RSPB 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
In addition there will be guided walks into the reserve in the New Year from Brading Station Car Park at 10.00

A "must see" is the "Hersey NR" at Seaview Duver, excellent public hide with good views of Waders, Herons etc.

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Redshank & Spotshank
Bembridge Ponds, 24th Mar.
Reed Bunting (F)
Brading, 25th Mar.
Willow Warbler
Alum Bay, 26th Mar.
Spotted Redshank
Bemb. Ponds 1st April
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Ring Ouzel (M)
West High Down, 2nd April
Short Eared Owl
Laundry Lane, 3rd April
Dartford Warbler (M)
Luccombe Down, 5th April
Sandwich Tern
Yarmouth, 4th April
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Latest Sightings/Reports 2005.

(Mainly my own sightings, plus Reports and News from other Birders.)
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DECEMBER 2005
Click for monthly species lists, December total = 119

SaturdayWindy, Sunny IntervalsBrisk SW WindHappy New Year
31/12Brading Sewage Wks.Chiffchaff2(1 by Filter Beds, 2nd in L.Lane)
31/12(8.10)Grey Wagtail1
31/12"Pied Wagtail1
31/12"Sparrowhawk1
31/12Laundry LaneBullfinch1f
31/12"Raven1(Over SE)
31/12"Buzzard3
31/12"Sparrowhawk1(Same one?)
~
31/12Sandown EsplanadeShelduck1(Canoe Lake)
31/12(9.30)Tufted Duck1m"
31/12"Pied Wagtail4
~
31/12NewchurchWoodlark6(New Plantation E of Church)
31/12(10.00)Mistle Thrush1
31/12"Meadow Pipit2
31/12"Linnet12
31/12"Green Woodpecker3
~
31/12PuckpoolSlavonian Grebe1(Off Southsea)
31/12(13.10)Great Crested Grebe5
31/12"Sanderlingc50(c35 on beach, 16W in Solent)
31/12"Red Breasted Merganser2m,2f
31/12"Razorbill1(Distant)
31/12"Red Throated Diver1W(Past Forts @13.30)
~
31/12Hersey NRTeal20+
31/12(14.10)Wood Duck1m(Escape)
31/12"Tufted Duck1m,1f
~
31/12Laundry LaneShort Eared Owl1(from Bexley Point Gap at 16.55)
31/12(16.15 - 17.10)Canada Geesec150
31/12"Water Rail2(Heard)
31/12"Shoveler2(Over)
~
ThursdayLight Snow cover, to S.Int.Very Cold
29/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler1m
29/12(10.10 - 11.50)Cetti's Warbler1(Great views)
29/12Ponds all frozen overMuscovy1(No sign of Bearded Tits)
29/12"Dunlinc40
29/12"Little Grebe4
29/12"Goldfinchc35
29/12"Greenfinchc30
29/12"Water Rail2(heard)
29/12"Song Thrush2
29/12"Kingfisher2
29/12"Reed Bunting2f
29/12"Little Egret4
29/12"Heron2
29/12"Buzzard1
29/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1m
~
29/12Puckpool (15.30)Shoveler1m,2f(On sea, very unusual here)
~
Reported (Chris M.)
LuccombeFirecrest1Near Haddons Pits, also 2 Peregrine, 1 Raven
~
WednesdayCold, Sunny Intervals
28/12Bembridge HarbourShelduck11
28/12(8.40 - 9.05)Little Grebe6+
28/12"Coal Tit1(Trees Latimer Road)
28/12St Helens BridgeWigeonc10
28/12"Heron1
28/12"Lapwingc200(Over Ammo Hut pond)
~
28/12Dulcie Av. BembridgeBlackcap2m,1f(m @ Pump Lane feeders, & pair further on)
28/12(Coastal Path)Long Tailed Tit5
28/12(9.10)Stock Dove1
~
28/12Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1
28/12(9.40 - 11.04)Kingfisher2f
28/12"Greenshank2
28/12"Snipe7
28/12"Water Rail3(heard)
28/12"Shelduck2
28/12"Tufted Duck1f
~
28/12Laundry LaneShort Eared Owl1(from Bexley Point Gap at 16.40)
28/12(16.00 - 17.20)Canada Geesec150
28/12"Bar Headed Goose1(and 1 Barnacle Goose)
28/12"Stonechat1f
28/12Brading Sewage Wks.Chiffchaff5
28/12"Grey Wagtail1
28/12"Pied Wagtail1
28/12"Meadow Pipit2
~
Reported (Tim J.)
YarmouthBearded Tit4 2m, 2f - showing well beyond style,
also 2 Spotted Redshank
~
TuesdayLight Snow to clear & coldBitter N. Wind
27/12Puckpool to SeaviewSanderlingc70(Large count for Seaview)
27/12(11.05)Curlewc15
27/12Hersey NRGreenshank1
27/12"Little Grebe6
27/12"Common Gull2(More on Beach)
~
Reported (Tim J.)
Werrar, R. MedinaShort Eared Owl2flushed in set-aside fields by Farm
~
MondayCold to Sunny Int.
26/12Island MarinaKingfisher1
26/12(8.15 - 9.35)Mallardc50
26/12to Folly Lake, (E. Shore)WHIMBREL1
26/12"Turnstone24
26/12"Dunlin43
26/12"Ringed Plover8
26/12"Grey Plover1
26/12"Wigeon57
26/12"Brent Geesec60
26/12"Skylark5
26/12"Meadow Pipit6
26/12"Rock Pipit3
~
SundayCold to Sunny Int."Happy Xmas" toeveryone
25/12Sandown EsplanadeMediterranean Gull1(Beach)
25/12(8.30 - 8.55)Snipe2(Flying up from marsh)
25/12"Pied Wagtail4
~
25/12Culver DownChiffchaff2(Just E. of C.G Cottages)
25/12(9.00 - 9.30)Raven1(E. along Cliffs)
25/12"Stonechat1m
25/12"Mistle Thrush1
~
SaturdayMainly Cloudy
24/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShovelerc20
24/12(8.40 - 10.20)Tufted Duck2m,2f
24/12"Muscovy1
24/12"Dunlinc140
24/12"Black Tailed Godwit70
24/12"Spotted Redshank1
24/12"Lapwingc150
24/12"Water Rail2(heard)
24/12"Song Thrush1
24/12"Kingfisher1m
24/12"Little Egret2
24/12"Reed Bunting2
24/12"Chiffchaff1(Rofford Marsh)
~
24/12Newtown NRKnotc300
24/12(10.40 - 11.50)Goldeneye13f,1m
24/12"Dunlinc1000
24/12"Razorbill1(Swimming E. in Solent)
24/12"Rock Pipit1
24/12"Little Grebe5
24/12"Great Crested Grebe1(Harbour Entrance)
24/12"Turnstone3
24/12"Pintail5m(Causeway Lake, plus some females)
24/12"Red Breasted Merganser5m,7f
24/12"Bar Tailed Godwit3
24/12"Black Tailed Godwitc5
24/12"Peregrine2
~
Reported (Friday 23rd)
Howard Rd, ShanklinFirecrest1in scrub by cliff edge, and 1 Chiffchaff (Chris M.)
~
ThursdayMild, Sunny Intervals
22/12Medina EstuaryCurlew18
22/12(10.10 - 11.40)Buzzard4
22/12"Stonechat1m(Werrar)
22/12"Kestrel2
22/12"Mistle Thrush2
22/12"Goldfinchc25(Werrar Stubble Fields)
22/12"Linnetc50"
22/12"Wigeon27
22/12"Dunlin12
22/12"Canada Geesec70(Fields to E.)
22/12"Brent Geesec120(Folly Lake)
22/12"Little Grebe8
22/12"Little Egret2
22/12"Kingfisher1
~
Reported (David B.)
St Helen's BridgeHen Harrier1fE. of River at 11.25, flew off E.
~
WednesdayMisty to Sunny Intervals
21/12Ryde SandsBar tailed Godwit1(End of Sandbank)
21/12(8.20)Mediterranean Gull1(W. of Pier)
21/12"Brent Geesec250(Mostly W. of Pier)
~
21/12Puckpool to Seaview
Red Necked Grebe Click for Picture 2(off Puckpool moving E. seen again @ Seaview)
21/12"Red Necked Grebe1(and a 3rd. further out by Fort near 3 Scoter)
21/12(8.40 - 9.30)Great Crested Grebe3
21/12"Common Scoter10(Groups of 4, 3 and 1 on Sea, plus 2W)
21/12"Great Northern Diver1(Just off Puckpool)
21/12"Shag1
21/12"Rock Pipit1
~
TuesdayCold Cloudy
20/12St. Helens DuverGoosander1f(Flew E. along beach at 9.15)
20/12(7.50 - 9.15)Black Redstart1f/juv(By Attrill's shipyard)
20/12"Rock Pipit1
~
20/12Bembridge HarbourRedshankc20
20/12Greenshank2
20/12"Little Grebe4
20/12"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1
20/12"Little Egret Click for Picture 1
~
20/12Laundry Lane (N. end)Bullfinch1m
20/12(10.00)Water Rail1(Heard)
20/12"Chaffinch6
~
MondaySunny Intervals
19/12ArretonRed legged Partridge20(2 Coveys of 10)
19/12"Pheasant3
~
19/12Rookley (Stubble Fields)Yellowhammer4
19/12(8.40 - 9.40)Mistle Thrush2
19/12"Wood Pigeonc300(In flocks of 100+)
19/12"Buzzard1
~
19/12Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe Click for Picture 1
19/12(14.30 - 15.20)Great Crested Grebe3
19/12"Common Scoter1f
19/12"Great Northern Diver1
19/12"Shag1
19/12"Red Breasted Merganser1m
~
19/12Barnsley FarmFieldfare12
19/12Behind "Tesco" (15.30)Song Thrush1
19/12"Redwing5
Mammals
"Red Squirrel1
~
SundayCold, Sunny Intervals
18/12Medina EstuaryBlack Tailed Godwit5
18/12(8.40 - 10.15)Bullfinch10(at least)
18/12"Merlin1f(Chasing Pipits @ Pinkmead Stubble Field)
18/12"Kestrel3
18/12"Sparrowhawk1
18/12"Fieldfare10+
18/12"Redshankc20
18/12"Linnet20+
18/12"Wigeon38
18/12"Little Grebe13+
18/12"Lapwingc20
18/12"Siskin1f(From Dodnor Bridge, others heard to N.)
18/12"Little Egret2
~
18/12Seaview to PuckpoolRed Necked Grebe1
18/12(14.20 - 15.10)Great Crested Grebe6
18/12"Common Scoter5(Further out in Solent)
18/12"Razorbill1
18/12"Shag2
18/12"Red Breasted Merganser3m,1f
Reported (Jay)
"Red Throated Diver1and 2 Gt Northern Divers earlier.
~
Reported (Bob G.)
Newtown NRShort Eared Owl2over W. Spit
~
SaturdayCold, Sunny Intervals
17/12Bembridge HarbourKnot2(Unusual here)
17/12(8.15)Tealc60
17/12"Greenshank1
17/12"Redshankc20
17/12"Dunlin14
17/12"Little Grebe4
17/12"Lapwingc100
17/12St Helens BridgeLittle Egret2
17/12"Bullfinch2(m,f)
~
17/12Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1
17/12(9.05)Redshank1
17/12"Greenshank2
17/12"Snipe8
17/12"Water Rail1(heard)
17/12"Shelduck3
17/12"Tufted Duck1m
~
17/12NewchurchWoodlark Click for Picture 6(New plantation, NE of School C.Pk)
17/12(11.00)Meadow Pipit1
17/12"Buzzard4
17/12"Kestrel2
~
17/12Quay Lane, BradingBarn Owl1(Over Railway Bridge at 17.20)
~
FridaySunny IntervalsStrong Cold NW. Wind
16/12Ryde EsplanadeBrent Geesec450
16/12(8.20)Mediterranean Gull1
~
16/12Bembridge HarbourDunlin6
16/12(9.00)Tealc40
16/12"Shelduck2
16/12"Little Grebe4
16/12"Little Egret1
~
Reported (13/12)
Newtown NRHen Harrier1fHunting over scrape
(Jim C.)
"Brambling2Near C.G Cottages, also 1f Merlin
(Dave H.)
Medina EstuaryWhimbrel1entrance to the Island Harbour Marina
~
Reported (11/12)
Brading S.Wks.Water Pipit1Showing well, 1 R.N Grebe still off Seaview
(Graham S.)
Bembridge L.B Stn.Goosander1fFlew round from Bembridge, & 8 Purple S.P.
(James G.)
NewchurchWoodlark6on new plantation NE of School car park
~
Sun-ThursTrip to Gloucestershire
Sun 11th
FarlingtonAvocet16also 1-2 Merlin.
"
Titchfield HavenBittern Click for Picture 1also 11 Eider offshore
~
Mon 12th
Forest of DeanHawfinch1Mandarin, Raven, Redwing, Siskin
to Wed 14th
"Goshawk1Dipper, Nuthatch, Redpoll etc.
~
Thur 15th
Slimbridge WWTBewick Swan30+4 Ruff, c300 White Fronted Geese, 1 Peregrine
SaturdaySunny IntervalsCold Start
10/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShovelerc10
10/12(8.05 - 8.45)Tufted Duck3f
10/12"Muscovy1
10/12"Dunlinc90
10/12"Black Tailed Godwit42
10/12"Snipe1
10/12"Water Rail4(1 seen running, 3 more heard)
10/12"Reed Bunting1m
10/12"Little Grebe2
~
10/12W. High Down & Alum BayStonechat5(4m,1f)
10/12(9.00 - 11.45)Raven2
10/12"Peregrine1
10/12"Song Thrush1
10/12"Rock Pipit10+(Cliff edge)
10/12"Fulmar1
10/12"Greater Black Backed Gullc15
10/12"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
10/12"Fulmar1
10/12"Redwing4(S. of Road to Bay)
10/12"Oystercatcher1(Alum Bay, unusual here)
10/12"Mistle Thrush1
~
FridayCold Hazy S.Int.Cold NE. Wind
09/12St. Catherine's Pt.Stonechat1m,1f
09/12(7.50 - 8.55)Pheasant4m
09/12Valley behind "Bridge Cottage"Firecrest1
09/12"Goldcrestc10(6+ seen more heard)
~
09/12Gore CliffLittle Owl2(On Cliffs)
09/12(9.05)Peregrine2
09/12"Goldcrest2+(By Car Park)
09/12"Long Tailed Tit6+"
~
09/12Atherfield AreaFieldfare18
09/12(9.30 - 11.20)Mistle Thrush4
09/12"Red Legged Partridge10
09/12"Skylark9
09/12"Stonechat5(3m, 2f)
09/12"Pheasant30+(includes 22 around Whale Chine)
09/12Ash Hill FarmLinnet54
09/12"Lapwing81
09/12"Golden Plover1(With Lapwings)
09/12"Buzzard1
09/12"Kestrel3(1 Whale Chine, 2 Inland)
09/12Ash Hill Fm PondMallard100+
09/12"Little Grebe1
09/12"Tufted Duck1f
Reported
(Tony F.)

Yarmouth Reedbed

Bearded Tit
4
Present all this week
ThursdayCloudy, ShowersCold NW Wind
08/12Hersey NRPochard2f
08/12(9.30)Little Grebe2
08/12(Door Lock still missing)Coot22
08/12"Tufted Duck1m,1f
08/12"Cormorant1
08/12"Little Egret1
08/12"Lapwing2
08/12Seaview Toll RoadShag3(Offshore)
~
08/12Firestone CopseRedwing4+
08/12(14.00)Mistle Thrush1
08/12"Coal Tit1
08/12"Goldcrest5
~
WednesdayCold Fine & Sunny
07/12St. Helens DuverGoosander Click for Picture Click for Picture 1f(Off St. Helens Beach)
07/12(7.50 - 9.15)Redshankc10(Beach)
07/12Bembridge HarbourRedshankc20
07/12Tealc50
07/12"Little Grebe4
07/12"Kingfisher1
07/12"Little Egret1
~
07/12Culver DownGrey Wagtail2(Over to N.)
07/12(9,30 - 10.20)Buzzard3(On posts and trees)
07/12"Stonechat1m,1f
07/12"Green Woodpecker3
~
07/12Centurions Copse etc.Fieldfare1(Heard)
07/12(13.50 - 15.15)Meadow Pipitc20(Stubble Field)
07/12"Skylark19"
07/12"Swan14(On marsh, 4ad, 10 imm.)
07/12"Bullfinch2(m&f -but not together)
~
TuesdayBright Int. CloudyCold NW Wind
06/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler12(7m. 5f)
06/12(8.50 - 10.30)Tufted Duck1m,4f
06/12"Muscovy1
06/12"Tealc100
06/12"Dunlinc80
06/12"Rock Pipit1
06/12"Redwing4
06/12"Snipe1
06/12"Water Rail2(heard)
06/12"Song Thrush1
06/12"Little Egret2
06/12"Reed Bunting2m,6f
06/12"Black Tailed Godwit1
06/12"Linnet1f
~
06/12Newtown NRKnotc100
06/12(10.45 - 11.30)Goldeneye1f
06/12"Bullfinch2
06/12"Little Grebe2
06/12"Great Crested Grebe4(Harbour Entrance)
06/12"Ringed Ploverc10
06/12"Pintail6m(Causeway Lake)
06/12"Black Tailed Godwit1
06/12"Spotted Redshank1
06/12"Kingfisher1
06/12"Peregrine1
06/12"Kestrel1f
06/12"Linnet1m
~
06/12Seaview Toll RoadRed Necked Grebe1
06/12(14.40 - 15.30)Great Crested Grebe5
06/12"Slavonian Grebe (?)1(Further out in Solent)
06/12"Shag6
06/12"Red Breasted Merganser6m,2f
~
MondayColder, Clouds & clear int.
05/12Fishbourne BeachGreat Northern Diver1(off W. side of Creek)
05/12(8.00 - 9.30)Little Egret4
05/12"Great Crested Grebe4
05/12"Water Rail2(heard @ Quarr ponds)
05/12"Cetti's Warbler1"
Mammal
"Red Squirrel
1
~
05/12Lane End/ForelandRed Throated Diver
1(SW)
05/12
(14.30 - 16.00)
Red Necked Grebe Click for Picture

1

(Just offshore by "Crab & Lobster" Pub,
looks like a new bird not one from Seaview)
05/12"Purple Sandpiper3+(Under Lifeboat Stn.)
05/12"Great Crested Grebe2
05/12"Guillemot1(NE)
05/12"Red Breasted Merganser7(4m, 3f)
05/12"Shag10+
05/12"Cormorantc40(c30 roosting on St. Helens Fort)
~
SundayCloudy, clear int.
04/12BlackwaterSiskin1f+(Alders by FP to Shide)
04/12(8.00 - 10.00)Goldfinchc15(Adlers Paradise Fm)
04/12"Little Owl2(Field W. of FP to Shide)
04/12"Treecreeper1
04/12"Yellowhammer1m(Sandy Lane)
04/12"Sparrowhawk2(Chasing each other and calling)
04/12"Kestrel2
04/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker3
04/12"Water Rail2(1 heard, 1 crossed FP into ditch)
Mammal
Insect

"
Ryde Garden
Red Squirrel
Bumblebee!

1
1
Shide FP
On my Fuscia bush
~
04/12SeaviewGreat Northern Diver1(W. at 11.36)
04/12(11.15)Great Crested Grebe6
04/12"Shag3
04/12"Red Breasted Merganser2m
04/12"Common Scoter1f
04/12"Rock Pipit3
~
04/12Hersey NRPochard1f
04/12(12.00)Little Grebe3
04/12Door Lock MissingCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
04/12"Tufted Duck1m,1f
04/12"Heron Click for Picture 1(Eating large Plaice)
~
04/12Bembridge HarbourRedshank20+(Goosander reported at N. end of Millpond )
04/12(8.00 - 8.40)Tealc60
04/12"Shelduck5
04/12"Little Grebe5
~
04/12Laundry LaneHen Harrier1m(Flew up and down marsh at 16.15)
04/12(8.00 - 8.40)Wigeonc50
04/12"Lapwing100+
04/12"Shelduck3(N.)
04/12"Water Rail2(1 Heard and 1 feeding in open at dusk)
04/12Carpenders RoadRedwing5(Horse Paddock)
04/12"Fieldfare2"
~
Reported
(Graham S.)


Yarmouth



Bearded Tit



4



2m,2f Near Old Station in reedbed,
& 40 Snipe, 2 Spotted Redshank, 70 Dunlin,
8 Tufted Duck, 28 Skylark, 11 Reed Bunting,
& 1 Brambling, 1 Lesser Redpoll over.
Reported
(Robin A.)
Rookley area

Brambling

c27

in sweetcorn field with c300 Chaffinch,
90 Yellowhammer, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Buzzard
Reported
(George & Pat W.)

Medina Estuary

Slavonian Grebe
Siskin

2
6
Still present near Werrar.
near the bridge at Dodnor
~
SaturdayShowers & Bright Int.Wet later
03/12Newtown NRKnotc200
03/12(8.30 - 9.45)Goldeneye3f
03/12"Common Scoter1f(Clamerkin Channel)
03/12"Little Grebe5
03/12"Great Crested Grebe2
03/12"Rock Pipit5
03/12"Ringed Plover15
03/12"Pintail1m(Over)
Reported
(George & Pat W.)
"

Great Northern Diver
Black Throated Diver

1
1
Seen after I left! & from last Sunday, (27/11)
(2 Slavonian Grebes @ Folly Lake, Werrar)
~
03/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler12+(10m. 2+f)
03/12(10.05 - 11.00)Tufted Duck1m,2f
03/12"Muscovy1
03/12"Tealc100
03/12"Shelduck4
03/12"Snipec35(Flushed by rising tide)
03/12"Water Rail2(1 seen 1 heard)
03/12"Song Thrush3
03/12"Heron3
~
Reported
(Graham S.)
St. Catherine's Pt.
(7.30 -8.30)
Razorbill

2W

11 Brent E, 1 Firecrest -top of Lane.

Reported
(Robin A.)
Parkhurst Forest (N. end)

Crossbill
Marsh Tit

1
3
& 1 Long Eared Owl, 1 Raven over
c65 Great Tit (!) -at Marks Corner
~
FridayWet, Stormy some Bright Int.Strong SE. Wind
02/12Bembridge HarbourGOOSANDER1f(In Millpond @8.15, then flew around Harbour)
02/12(8.00 - 8.40)Tealc40
02/12"Shelduck5
02/12"Little Grebe2
02/12"Sparrowhawk1
~
02/12Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(in Lagoon)
02/12(9.40)Greenshank1
02/12"Redshank1
02/12"Kingfisher1
02/12"Sparrowhawk1
02/12"Snipe4
02/12"Water Rail1(Heard)
02/12"Tufted Duck2m
02/12"Little Egret1
~
02/12SeaviewRed Breasted Merganser3m(in very rough seas)
02/12(13.30)Great Crested Grebec8(with the RN Grebes? in "Raft" of 10)
~
ThursdayCloudy and ShowersStrong S. Wind
01/12"La Falaise", VentnorCommon Scoter2(W. close in)
01/12(7.50 - 9.00)Kittewake4(2W, 2E)
01/12"Red Throated Diver1(E. rather distant)
01/12"Fulmar3(W. one close in)
01/12"Gannet7(5W. & 2E.)
01/12"Auk Sp,2(W. prob. Guillemots)
~
01/12Ventnor ParkMandarin Click for Picture 1m(Still present)
01/12(9.15)Moorhen3
01/12"Goldcrestc6(Heard)
01/12"Jay1
~
01/12Brading MarshGrey Wagtail2(Filter Beds at Sewage Wks)
01/12(10.30)Water Pipit1
01/12"Canada Geesec220(With 1 Greylag Hybrid)
01/12"Buzzard1(over Marsh)
01/12"Kestrel2(Marsh)
~
01/12Ryde East SandsDunlin Click for Picture 24(a Good count for Ryde)
01/12(13.30)Ringed Plover15
01/12"Sanderlingc20
~
01/12SeaviewRed Necked Grebe2(Offshore opposite Hersey NR)
01/12(13.50)Great Crested Grebe6(In a "Raft" with the RN Grebes)
01/12"Red Breasted Merganser2m
01/12"Ringed Plover2(on beach)
01/12Puckpool beachSanderlingc10
01/12"Turnstone1(Unusual to see many waders here)
01/12"Grey Plover1
01/12"Redshank1
~
01/12Hersey NRTeal26
01/12(14.00)Little Grebe3
01/12New Seats!Greenshank1
01/12"Tufted Duck1m,4f
01/12"Lapwing1
01/12"Little Egret3
~


NOVEMBER 2005
Click for monthly species lists, November total = 123

WednesdayCold, Showers
30/11Bembridge Harbour Kingfisher1+(Probably 2)
30/11(8.00 - 9.00)Tealc40
30/11"Dunlinc60
30/11"Redshankc30
30/11"Curlew17
30/11"Snipe2(Flushed by rising tide)
30/11"Shelduck2
30/11"Little Grebe4
30/11"Little Egret2
30/11"Rock Pipit2+
~
30/11Seaview "Toll Road"Red Necked Grebe Click for Picture 2(Offshore opposite Hersey NR)
30/11(9.40)Great Crested Grebe2
30/11"Red Breasted Merganser5(3m,2f)
30/11

Hersey NR
(Metal seats fitted today)
Tufted Duck

5

(4m,1f, )

TuesdayCold, Sunny Int.
29/11Brading MarshGrey Wagtail1(Filter Beds at Sewage Wks)
29/11(7.20 - 9.00)Water Pipit Click for Picture 1(2 reported yesterday)
29/11"Bullfinch1f
29/11"Swan11(4 ad, 7 cygnets)
29/11"Peregrine1(In tree on hill)
29/11"Buzzard1(Soaring over Downs)
29/11"Sparrowhawk1(Along FP)
29/11"Kestrel3(Marsh)
29/11Centurions Copse etc.Fieldfarec6
29/11"Meadow Pipitc50(Stubble Field)
29/11"Skylark6"
29/11"Green Woodpecker1
29/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
~
29/11Puckpool & SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1(Offshore opposite Hersey NR)
29/11(11.00)Great Crested Grebe8
29/11"Red Breasted Merganser1m
29/11"Sanderling Click for Picture 91(Puckpool beach, 205 reported along coast)
~
MondaySunny Int. & ShowersCold N. Breeze
28/11Luccombe Down, VentnorDartford Warbler Click for Picture
1(In remaining Gorse bushes W. Slope)
28/11(10.00)Kestrel4
28/11"Buzzard1
Mammal
"
Fox
1
~
Reported
(Gary H.)
Seaview a.m.

Red necked Grebe
Red Breasted Merganser

1
3
and 5 Great Crested Grebe
and 1f Common Scoter still
~
SundayCold,Sunny Int.& Showers
27/11Shide to Blackwater FPSiskinc20(c15 Shide end, c6 Sandy Lane, Blackwater)
27/11(8.00 - 10.00)Goldfinchc20(In Adlers with Siskin)
27/11"Treecreeper2
27/11"Redwing2(Sheep Field)
27/11"Pheasant13(10m, 3f)
27/11"Little Egret1
~
27/11Laundry LaneCanada Geesec100(with 1 Bar Headed Goose)
27/1116.30 - 17.20Owl Sp.1(Over lane at dusk, probably a Little Owl)
Reported
(GS & CM)
"

Hen Harrier

1m

Flew in to roost at 16.30
(Also seen yesterday)
~
Reported
(David B.)
Bembridge Ponds

Jack Snipe
Merlin

1
1f
in full view for c4 minutes behind Boatyard at 12.00
on S side of the track, about 30 minutes later
~
SaturdayCold, Short Sunny Int.
26/11Brading Sewage Wks.Grey Wagtail2(Filter Beds)
26/11(10.40)Pied Wagtail2
26/11"Green Woodpecker1
26/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
26/11"Chiffchaffc3
26/11"Water Pipit Click for Picture 1
26/11"Mistle Thrush1
~
26/11Hersey NRTeal9
26/11(14.40)Little Grebe2
26/11No benches in HideGreenshank2(Very active)
26/11"Tufted Duck1m
26/11"Lapwing12
26/11"Little Egret3
26/11"Dunlin2(Beach)
26/11"Sanderling11(Beach)
~
26/11Seaview EsplanadeRed Breasted Merganser1m(Seagrove Bay)
26/11(15.10)Great Crested Grebe1
~
FridayFine, Sunny, Coldbitter NW Wind
25/11Bembridge Harbour Kingfisher2
25/11(9.10)Tealc40
25/11"Dunlin7
25/11"Redshankc30
25/11"Shelduck3
25/11"Little Egret1
25/11"Fieldfare1(Over Marina W.)
~
25/11Foreland, BembridgePurple Sandpiper8(On rock ledge off beach)
25/11(9.40)Rock Pipit 1
25/11"Ringed Plover1
~
25/11Bembridge Ponds Kingfisher Click for Picture 2
25/11(10.00 - 11.00)Spotted Redshank1
25/11"Water Railc3(Heard)
25/11"Little Egret1
~
25/11Shide (FP to Bk Wtr.)Little Owl2
25/11(16.20)Grey Wagtail1m
~
Reported
(Gary H.)
Hersey NR
Brading Marsh

Gadwall
Water Pipit

1m
1
11.45 with Greenshank
Filter Beds 13.00, plus 2 Pintail over L.Lane
~
ThursdayCold & Cloudy
24/11Brading Sewage Wks.Grey Wagtail3(Filter Beds)
24/11(7.50)Pied Wagtail1
24/11"Green Woodpecker1
24/11"Chiffchaff1
24/11"Redwing5(inc. 4 over N.)
24/11"Song Thrush1
24/11"Kestrel1
~
24/11Laundry LaneCanada Geesec260(Field to W. of Lane)
24/11"Goldcrest5(2 seen, 3 heard)
~
24/11Sandown EsplanadeGuillemot1(In Bay)
24/11(8.50)Moorhen9(and 14 Coots)
24/11Canoe LakePochard17(11m. 6f)
24/11"Tufted Duck7(1m, 6f)
24/11"Siskin6(Over W. to Marsh)
~
TuesdayFoggy, Cloudy Start, to Sunny Intervals
22/11Seaview Toll Road (9.00)Common Scoter1f(Just offshore)
22/11"Great Crested Grebe2
22/11"Shag1
~
22/11Bembridge Harbour (9.30)Kingfisher2
22/11"Tealc60
22/11"Dunlinc15
22/11"Redshankc10
22/11"Little Egret2
~
22/11Bembridge Ponds (10.00)Redshank1
22/11"Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(It's Back!)
22/11"Water Railc2(Heard)
22/11"Shelduck2
22/11"Tufted Duck2m
22/11"Little Egret2
~
MondayCold Start, Fine Sunny
21/11

St. Helens Bridge (R.Yar)
On View from 9.30 - 11.35
BITTERN
Click for Picture Click for Picture
1

In full view on reeds 200m S. of Bridge (RHS)
eventually went up bank into reeds
21/11"Black Tailed Godwit5(Flew into Pond on L. of river)
21/11Laundry LaneGreylag Click for Picture 7(7 Bean Geese reported??)
21/11(11.50)Canada Geese100+(With Brent Geese and 1 Hybrid Greylag)
21/11"Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
21/11"Song Thrush1
~
21/11Medham,CowesChaffinch Click for Picture Click for Picture c30(1 part Albino! see pictures)
21/11(15.00)Bullfinch1f
~
SundayCold Start, Fine SunnySome foggy patches(IWOG Walk)
20/11Whale Chine to AtherfieldHEN HARRIER1m(Along cliff NW, then inland @ 7.55)
20/11(7.55 - 11.40)Skylarkc20
20/11"Black Redstart1m(On rocks at Chine Mouth)
20/11"Raven2(With Sand Eels!)
20/11"Wigeon2f/juv(Flew onto sea, Chale Bay)
20/11"Peregrine2(1 on Cliff edge, 1 on fields)
20/11"Stonechat3(2m&f by Military Road, and L. Atherfield Fm.)
20/11"Yellowhammer10+(Little Atherfield Farm)
20/11"Song Thrush2
20/11"Mistle Thrush6+
20/11"Kestrel4
20/11"Golden Plover2(Inland field with c80 Lapwing)
20/11"Lapwingc100
20/11"Grey Partridge7
20/11"Red Legged Partridgec20
20/11"Goldfinchc25(Chine)
~
20/11Puckpool & SeaviewRed Necked Grebe Click for Picture 2(Offshore opposite Hersey NR)
20/11(15.00)Great Crested Grebe5
20/11"Common Scoterc11(1 Duck on Sea, c10 E)
20/11"Shag2+(and plenty of Cormorants)
Mammal
Puckpool Beach
54ft FINN WHALE (Dead)
1m
Don't stand downwind of it!
~
Reported

Bembridge Ponds

Jack Snipe

1

behind Arthur Robinson's about mid-day
(David B.)
SaturdayFrosty to Fine Sunny
19/11Newtown NR,Knot33
19/11(8.15 - 10.30)Golden Plover7
19/11"Goldeneye2f
19/11"Ringed Ploverc10
19/11"Great Crested Grebe1
19/11"Little Grebe6
19/11"Red Breasted Merganser25
19/11"Dunlin1000+
19/11"Turnstone5
19/11"Brent Geesec1000
19/11"Reed Bunting4
19/11"Yellowhammerc20
19/11"Rock Pipit4(Boathouse)
~
19/11Freshwater CausewayBlack Brant (S.Sp.)1(100m N.of Church on "Freshwater Way" FP)
19/11(11.00)Brent Geesec120
~
Reported
(Chris M.)
Foreland to Puckpool
(11.45 - 16.25)
Red Necked Grebe
Red Throated Diver

1-2
1
also;- 3 Great Crested Grebes,
and 1 Purple S.P. still at the Lifeboat Stn.
~
Reported
(Robin A.)
St. Catherines Pt.
(7.45 - 10.45)
WAXWING
Snow Bunting

7E
3E
@8.05 also;- Siskin 57E, Brambling 27E,
@7.55 (2), 8.05 (1) also;- Chaffinch 80E
"

Rocken End

Yellow Browed Warbler
Firecrest

1
4
& Cetti's Warbler at Castlehaven Marsh.

~
FridayCold Start, Fine Sunny
18/11Whale Chine, Chale BayGOLDENEYE Click for Picture 6f(Fishing offshore just E. of Atherfield Pt.)
18/11(8.15 - 10.10)Skylarkc15
18/11"Peregrine2(Ad. + juv on field, then chased a Stock Dove)
18/11"Stonechat3(2m&f near Military Road)
18/11"Song Thrush5(3 on Cliff edge set-aside, 2 inland)
18/11"Kestrel2(m&f)
~
18/11Dungewood LaneYellowhammer2(Over)
18/11(10.25)Buzzard3
18/11"Skylark6
18/11"Linnet1+(Distant -with mixed finch flocks in maize stubble)
18/11"Goldfinch20+
18/11"Lapwing65(54 together on Field)
~
ThursdayFrosty Fine Sunny
17/11Brading Sewage Wks.Raven2(Over W. calling)
17/11(7.50 - 8.45)Rookc20(At nests!)
17/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Drumming!)
17/11"Grey Wagtail1
17/11"Pied Wagtail1
17/11"Kestrel3
17/11Laundry LaneWater Rail2(Heard)
17/11"Buzzard2
17/11"Cetti's Warbler2(1 seen, both heard)
17/11"Song Thrush2
17/11"Chiffchaff1
~
Reported

Yarmouth Estuary

Black Brant (S.Sp.)

1

still Between Churchyard and King's Manor Farm
also 1 Whinchat seen recently.
Reported
(Jim C. etc.)
Newtown NR

Red Throated Diver
Short Eared Owl

1
1
& 8 Goldeneye
~
Reported
(David B.)
Bembridge Marina

Common Sandpiper
Black Redstart

1
2
On bank of R. Yar
Latimer Road
~
WednesdayCloudy (Showers am.)Cold NW. Wind
16/11Ryde EsplanadeStock Dove4(Canoe Lake)
16/11(8.20)Brent Geesec500
16/11"Sanderlingc120(c70 W.of Pier)
16/11"Dunlin1
16/11"Ringed Ploverc40
16/11Appley ParkRedwing7
16/11"Mistle Thrush1
~
16/11Puckpool & SeaviewGuillemot1(off Seaview Esplanade)
16/11(14.00)Red Breasted Merganser1m
16/11"Great Crested Grebe1
16/11"Cormorant8
~
16/11Hersey NRTeal21
16/11(14.30)Little Grebe3
16/11"Wood Duck1m(Escape)
16/11"Tufted Duck7(5m, 2f)
16/11"Pochard5m
16/11"Snipe1
16/11"Little Egret6(On beach)
16/11"Barnacle Geese250+(Feral, and 1 Snow Goose)
~
Reported

Yarmouth Estuary

S.Sp. BLACK BRANT

1

W. side on Stubble near King's Manor Farm
with c100 Brent Geese
TuesdayRain at first
15/11Ryde EsplanadeGreat Crested Grebe1(Offshore)
15/11(8.50)Brent Geesec500(Most off E. Sands, with 34 W.of Pier)
15/11"Sanderlingc60(c40 W.of Pier)
15/11"Dunlin9
15/11"Ringed Plover50
~
15/11Bembridge Ponds (15.40)Pochard10+(10m at least)
15/11"Snipe3
15/11"Water Railc2(Heard)
15/11"Shelduck1
15/11"Shoveler2(m&f)
15/11"Tufted Duck7(3m, 4f)
15/11HarbourGreenshank1
~
Weekend 12/13Cloudy(Trip to London)-Sample sightings
Gosport (Fri)Haslar Creek/PondRed Breasted Merganser5poss R.B. Gull, (Didn't find the Laughing Gull)
Staines(Sat)Moor and ReservoirBlack Necked Grebe51 Little Egret @ Moor with c10 Ring Nk. Parakeets
Welney (Sun)WWT ReserveRuffc100200+ Whooper Swan, 4+ Bewick, 2 Egyptian Geese
Rickmansworth(Mon)Stockers LakeGoldeneye2fc50 Gadwall, 1 Crossbill over, 10 Siskin etc.
And from the IOW;-
Reported
(13/11)
St. Catherine's Pt.
(8.00 to 10.00)
Brambling

26

10 Bullfinch, Lighthouse Lane
Some though to be Northern types
(Graham S.)

Whale Chine
(11.00 to 12.30)
Snow Bunting

2

1 in the car park, joined by a 2nd.
Both flew over road to stubble fields.
~
Reported
(Jim C. etc.)
Newtown NR

Gadwall
Slavonian Grebe

1m,1f
1
~
Reported(14/11)
(Chris M.)
Whale Chine

Golden Plover
Lapwing

5
80+
field by road
flushed by nearby shooting
~
FridayCloudy(Trip to London)
11/11Fishbourne (from Ferry)Sandwich Tern1
~
ThursdayCloudy, Light RainW. Wind
10/11Ryde EsplanadeSandwich Tern1(Just offshore, moving W.-back to Wootton?)
10/11(7.40)Brent Geese220(Mostly E. of Pier)
10/11"Great Crested Grebe2(Out at sea)
10/11"Rock Pipit2(by "Prince Consort")
10/11"Sanderlingc15
10/11"Ringed Ploverc30
~
10/11Foreland, BembridgePURPLE SANDPIPER1(Under the end of Lifeboat Pier, on concrete ledge)
10/11(8.30 - 9.20)SWALLOW2(W. over "Crab & Lobster" PH, late ones!)
10/11"Fieldfarec80(Over moving gradually W.)
10/11"Shag3
10/11"Mediterranean Gull2
10/11"Brent Geese18(W. seen later at Seaview?)
~
10/11Seaview EsplanadeShag2(Shag Numbers increasing in Solent)
10/11(9.30)Rock Pipit1
10/11"Cormorantc20(10+ on St Helen's Fort)
~
E-Mail Report
Ryde Esplanade
House Martin
1
Around Bowling Alley
~
News
Hersey NR
Hide Vandalised again!
~
Benches removed, Pictures pulled down, how stupid!
~
WednesdayCold Start, Fine Sunny
09/11Gore Cliff, BlackgangLittle Owl Click for Picture 3(1 in tree below cliff near Car Park, 2 further E. on Cliff)
09/11(8.25 - 9.25)poss. Crossbill1f(Moving W. under cliff)
09/11"Stock Dove100+(On clifftop Stubble field, flew E.)
09/11"Skylark4
~
09/11Whale ChineWheatear1(On post along Military Road-an even later one!)
09/11(9.35 - 10.35)Skylark21
09/11"GREY PARTRIDGE10(Flew up from "set-aside" strip, N. over road)
09/11"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
09/11"Stonechat2(m&f near Military Road)
09/11"Kestrel2(m&f)
09/11"Wood Pigeonc1000(Large flocks on stubble fields)
09/11"Lapwingc100(Fields)
09/11"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
~
09/11Ryde SandsRinged Plover Click for Picture 13
09/11(9.15)Sanderlingc25(Disturbed by lots of dogs on beach)
~
09/11Bembridge Marina (15.20)Black Redstart4(1m, 3f/juv -On roofs, and by Boat Trailers)
~
09/11Bembridge Ponds (16.10)Pochard5(4m,1f)
09/11"Snipe5
09/11"Water Railc3(Heard)
09/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
09/11"Tufted Duck17(8m, 9f)
~
TuesdayCloudy, Bright IntervalsStrong S. WindGale force above Needles
08/11Carisbrooke Pond (7.45)Pochard1m(Very Scarce at present)
~
08/11Needles and West High DownWHEATEAR1(Very late one)
08/11(8.10 - 10.00)Sparrowhawk1
08/11"Peregrine2(1 came over low doing 100mph or so)
08/11"Redwing200+(W. towards Alum Bay, & flocks feeding in trees)
08/11"Rock Pipit2
~
08/11Newtown NR,SLAVONIAN GREBE1(Harbour entrance @ 11.05)
08/11(10.45 - 11.40)Golden Plover404
08/11"Grey Ploverc30
08/11"Ringed Ploverc15
08/11"Great Crested Grebe1
08/11"Little Grebe4(1 with unusually long neck)
08/11"Red Breasted Merganser2(m&f)
08/11"Dunlin200+
08/11"Turnstonec10
08/11"Shelduckc30
08/11"Brent Geese200+
08/11"Stonechat1m
08/11"Rock Pipit3(Boathouse)
~
Reported
(Gary H.)
Ventnor, (Seawatch)
(9.15 to 11.15)
Sooty Shearwater
Gannet

6
285
& 8 Common Scoter,
also 5 Auk Sp.
~
MondayEarly Shower to Fine Sunny
07/11Fishbourne BeachSANDWICH TERN2(1 on Buoy off Creek, 1E to Ryde)
07/11(7.40 - 9.20)Reed Bunting3(1m, 2f/juv Reedbed at Quarr Pond)
07/11"WeBS Count"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard at pond)
07/11"Little Egret5
07/11"Redshank1
07/11"Shag4(Unusual here)
07/11"Grey Plover1(With Turnstones)
07/11"Turnstone17(Shingle spit, moving E.)
~
07/11Wootton CreekSandwich Tern2(seen again @ 2pm N. of Wootton Bridge)
07/11(13.50)Black Headed Gullc680
07/11"Little Egret2
07/11"Heron6(Lakeside)
~
Reported
Bembridge Marina
Black Redstart
3
(pm), on roofs along lower Latimer Road (David B.)
~
SundayWet and WindyStrong W-SW. Wind
06/11Ryde EsplanadeGrey Plover2(Out on sandbank, moving E.)
06/11(8.00)Brent Geesec700(E. side of Pier)
06/11"Curlew25
06/11"Dunlin1(& 100+ Sanderling)
06/11"Ringed Plover2
~
06/11Seaview BeachRED NECKED GREBE1(@ 9.10 Just offshore by Hersey outlet pipe)
06/11(9.00)Shag1
06/11"Cormorant8
~
06/11Hersey NRTeal23
06/11(9.15 - 9.50)Little Grebe3
06/11"Lapwing3
06/11"Snipe8(Feeding at Water's edge)
06/11"Barnacle Geese100+(Feral)
~
Reported
(Ventnor Group)
"La Faliase", (Seawatch)
(9.00 to 13.00+)
LEACH'S PETREL
Sooty Shearwater

2
13
(pm), & 1 Arctic & 1 Great Skua,
(from 11.40), & 6 Common Scoter, 1 small Shearwater Sp.
~
SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntW. Wind
05/11Cassey Bridge, NewtownBrambling2W(Overhead calling)
05/11 (8.00)Bullfinch2+
05/11"Redwingc30(in fields and along lane)
05/11"Black Tailed Godwitc70
~
05/11Yarmouth Ponds & EstuaryRedwingc300(Flying over W, and feeding along path)
05/11(8.20 - 10.45)Spotted Redshank2(Scrape)
05/11(No sign of Bearded Tits today)Fieldfare3
05/11"Skylark2
05/11"Grey Wagtail1(with 1 Pied Wagtail)
05/11"Blackcap1m,1f
05/11"Cetti's Warbler2(1 seen, 1 heard)
05/11"Lapwingc30
05/11"Snipe1
05/11"Grey Plover2
05/11"Black Tailed Godwit7
05/11"Turnstone1
05/11"Stonechat2
05/11"Kingfisher1
~
05/11Yarmouth Town (10.00)Redwing100(Moving W. in flocks of 30-50)
05/11"Fieldfare30+(With Redwings)
~
Reported
(Chris M.)

West High Down
(6.25 to 13.00)

Ring Ouzel


13


(Groups of 4 & 5), 2 Wheatear, 1 Firecrest
Over;- 1061 Wood Pigeon, 186 Linnet,131+ Brambling,
21 Redpoll, 11 Siskin, 159 Fieldfare, 25 Mistle Thrush,
41 Bullfinch, 35 Skylark, 954 Starling
~
FridayFine SunnyW. Wind
04/11Yarmouth Town (8.30)Black Redstart1(Next to "George" Hotel)
04/11"Redwing100+(Moving W. in flocks of 30-50)
04/11"Fieldfare4(With Redwings)
~
04/11

Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary

BEARDED TIT Click for Picture Click for Picture

13

(Flying over Reedbed -SE. of Old Station, @9.01,
moved E. at 9.03, then 2 seen feeding @10.00)
04/11(8.50 - 10.30)Black Tailed Godwit1(High water levels)
04/11"Redwingc10
04/11"Wigeon100+
04/11"Teal100+(1 poss. Garganey?)
04/11"Kingfisher1
04/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
04/11"Lapwingc10
04/11"Snipe1
04/11"Reed Bunting2f
04/11"Dunlin5
04/11"Turnstone1
04/11"Stonechat3(m & 2f)
~
04/11Newtown NR,Shelduckc50
04/11Cassey Bridge (8.00)Bullfinch1m
04/11"Pintail15(4m,11f)
04/11Boathouse (11.00)Red Breasted Merganser2(Clamerkin Channel)
04/11"Dunlinc120
04/11"Oystercatcherc50
04/11"Grey Ploverc100
04/11"Great Crested Grebe1
04/11"Turnstone20+
04/11"Peregrine1
04/11"Meadow Pipit1
04/11"Rock Pipit1
04/11"Stonechat1f
~
04/11Union St, Ryde (13.00)Swallow1(Feeding overhead)
~
04/11Laundry LaneWater Rail1(Feeding on flooded field)
04/11


(15.45 - 17.20)


Large Wader Sp.
(Stone Curlew ?)


1


(Came over Lane landed in Field at dusk
Larger than Lapwing, Pale with Short bill,
pointed wings, zigzag flight.)
04/11"Green Woodpecker1
04/11"Stonechat1
04/11"Starlingc1000(Large Flocks merging)
04/11"Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
04/11"Redwing30+
04/11"Kestrel2
04/11Sewage Wks.Grey Wagtail2
04/11"Pied Wagtail1
04/11"Chiffchaff1
~
Reported
Horseshoe Bay, Bonchurch
Snow Bunting
1
Along seawall 15.00-16.30, (Ventnor Group)
ThursdayCloudy, Heavy ShowersSW. Gales
03/11"La Falaise" VentnorSOOTY SHEARWATER 5W(1@8.45, 2@9.36, 1@9.57 and 1@10.08 -KG saw 8!)
03/11(Seawatch 7.40 - 10.25)Gannet35+(More reported)
03/11"Great Skua1(E@7.57)
03/11"Auk Sp.9E(15+ Reported)
03/11"Brent Geese16E(2@9.01, 14@10.21)
03/11"Kittiwake2+E
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03/11Ventnor Park (11.00)Mandarin Click for Picture 1m(In small pond by road)
03/11"Redwing100+(Flocks everywhere)
03/11"Grey Wagtail1
03/11"Merlin1f(Flew E. towards Boniface Down)
03/11"Goldcrest2+(More heard)
Reported
by "Royal Hotel"
Brambling
c6
Feeding in Sycamores (Ventnor Group)
~
03/11Ryde Esplanade (12.40)Great Crested Grebe1(Fishing just off "Wimpy" Kiosk in Rough Seas)
~
WednesdayHeavy ShowersS. Wind
02/11Hersey NRTeal34
02/11(11.15)Tufted Duck5(1m.4f)
02/11"Lapwing2
02/11"Snipe5(Feeding at Water's edge)
02/11"Oystercatcher15
02/11"Wood Duck1m(Esc. from Flamingo Park)
02/11"Barnacle Geese100+(Feral)
02/11"Rock Pipit1(on beach)
02/11"Redwingc25(Over to W.)
~
TuesdayCloudy, Showers, Bright Int.SW. WindGood Finch Movement
01/11Bembridge Down/CulverRing Ouzel Click for Picture 7+(4+ In valley W. of Fort, 3 over CG Cottages)
01/11"Stonechat5+(Redcliff and by CG Cottages)
01/11"Bullfinch5(W. 2 pairs and single)
01/11"Chaffinch9
01/11"Linnetc40
01/11"Skylark18(Some migrants, c12 local)
01/11"Redwing1+
01/11"Song Thrush4
01/11"Buzzard3(all pale)
01/11"Sparrowhawk1
01/11"Kestrel3
01/11"Meadow Pipitc20
01/11"Pied Wagtail9
01/11"Siskinc15(W)
01/11"Redpoll2(W)
01/11"Yellowhammer1m
01/11"Wood Pigeon1250+(Some moving SW, large flocks on fields)
01/11"Stock Dove2
01/11"Red Legged Partridge1(and 3 Pheasants)
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Reported

Howard Road, Shanklin

ALPINE SWIFT

1

Flying round houses at 11.10 (Chris M.)
and 1 Short Eared Owl, in off sea 11.15
01/11Shanklin Cliff PathPeregrine2(No sign of Alpine Swift)
01/11(11.35)Wood Pigeonc1000(Large flocks of 50-100 over constantly)
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Reported
Monk's Bay, Bonchurch
GREY PHALAROPE
1
@11.15 (Ventnor Group)
01/11Monk's Bay (12.50)Little Egret1(No sign of Phalarope)
~
01/11Ryde EsplanadeGolden Plover4(Out on sandbank briefly @16.00, flew off W.)
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OCTOBER 2005
Click for monthly species lists, October total = 127 so far

MondayRain to CloudyLight Wind
31/10Ryde Esplanade (8.20)Sanderling136(Disturbed by Dogs as usual)
31/10"Ringed Plover24("Wimpy" beach roost)
31/10"Dunlin1
31/10"Brent Geese402(334 W. of Pier, 68 on E. side)
~
SundaySunny Intervals, showersS/SW. Wind
30/10Ventnor EsplanadeGannet1500!(Amazing passage W. mainly 9-10am)
30/10(7.20 - 11.00)Kittiwakec20(W.)
30/10"Little Gull1(W)
30/10"Red Breasted Merganser2(W. @ 7.28)
30/10"Brent Geese5(W)
30/10"Guillemot1(Oiled, just off beach)
30/10"Auk Sp.c6(W)
30/10"Merlin1-3f(3 sightings-in off sea-different birds?)
30/10"Rock Pipit1(On rocks around Harbour)
Reported"Arctic Skua3and 2,400 Gannet (W).
(Graham S.)"Pomarine Skua2juv1 "Bonxie" chasing a Gannet (W.)
(7.20 - 12.15)

"

Little Gull

1(1st.w)

1 (1st.w) Yellow Legged Gull, 218 Kittiwake, (W.),
2 Mediterranean Gull, 17 Auk Sp. (&2 R/Bill)
30/10Union St, RydeSwallowc6(Feeding overhead)
~
30/10Laundry LaneHEN HARRIER1juv.m(E. of Lane 16.15 & 16.48)
30/10(15.30 - 17.20)Raven1juv(Landed in Field)
30/10"Water Rail1(Heard)
30/10"Green Woodpecker1
30/10"Stonechat4(2m,2f)
30/10"Starlingc1500(Large Flocks merging)
30/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
30/10"Kestrel3
~
Reported

Rookley

Snow Bunting

2

2 SW @ 08.20, one very white,
1 Blackcap and 1 Firecrest (Robin A.)
~
SaturdayCloudy, Bright Int.S/SE. Wind
29/10Alum Bay ChineFirecrest 1(By steps to Chine)
29/10(8.05 - 11.40)Redpollc20(Flock of 13 in Chine, small groups over downs)
29/10"Bramblingc10(4 feeding in Chine, others over)
29/10"Song Thrush5(Chine and Downs)
29/10"Chiffchaff3(With Tit flock)
29/10"Goldcrest35+(about 20 in chine, 10+ on Downs)
Reported"PALLAS'S WARBLER1@9.50 (but not relocated),
3 Ring Ouzel (WHD cliff edge), 1Black Redstart.
(Robin A.)

Yarmouth

Bearded Tit

2

(1m) @ Station Reedbed at 14.15, flew off high to E at 14.25, 15 Shoveler and 1 Blackcap
29/10West High DownSparrowhawk3(2 hunting together)
29/10(N. Slope)Swallow1(E then W again)
29/10"Peregrine1
29/10"Merlin1f(m. reported further W.)
29/10"Buzzard2
29/10"Redwingc35
29/10"Linnet150+
29/10"Siskin20+
29/10"Dartford Warbler2
29/10Ring Ouzel2(1 seen, 1 heard opposite Warren Fm.)
29/10"Stonechat2(m&f)
29/10"Bullfinch12+(Flocks of 6,5 and singles)
29/10"Skylark6
~
29/10Bembridge Airport FPRing Ouzel1f(On large bush)
29/10(16.10)Bar Headed Goose1(Feral)
29/10"Greylag Goose1(Feral/Hybrid)
29/10"Canada Geesec250(Fields N. of FP)
29/10"Sparrowhawk1
29/10"Kestrel3
~
29/10Bembridge PondsShoveler1m(Back of Causeway)
29/10(17.20)Tufted Duck3(2m,1f)
29/10"Kingfisher1
29/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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~
Reported

West High Down

Long Eared Owl

1

scrub near the Chalk Pit Car Park at first light
and a Barn Owl hunting
(Graham S.

& Chris M.)

Woodcock

4

Over SE/E;- 264 Chaffinch, 212 Greenfinch, 32 Redpoll, 17 Brambling, 266 Linnet, 40 Siskin, 120 Redwing,
(7.00 - 16.15)

& Alum Bay Chine

Firecrest

2

18 Song Thrush, 190 Woodpigeon, 16 Stock Dove,
9 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Wagtail.
"
"Merlin
1m
On Ground;- 70 Goldcrest, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Wheatear, c15 Bullfinch (5 at Whitecliff Cottage and 6 by Chine)
~
FridayRain to Sunny IntervalsE. Wind
28/10Puckpool & Seaview Skylark1(Heard flying over)
28/10(11.05)Rock Pipit2(On seawall)
28/10"Little Egret9(Field inland)
28/10"Swallow1(E. in Solent, no Grebes though)
~
Mammal
off Yarmouth PierBottlenosed Dolphin1(Dubbed "Ethelred", best seen from Pierhead)
~
Reported

Rookley

Woodlark

13

SW, 4 @ 09.10, 9 @ 17.00), 1 Ring Ouzel
200 Redwing and 1 Firecrest
(Robin A.)

Ventnor

Great Skua

1

W, 80 Gannet, 4 Shelduck
and 3 Firecrest (2 @ Park & 1@ Botanic Gardens)
~
ThursdayFine Sunny WarmS. Wind
27/10Ventnor EsplanadeGannet1(Looked very quiet today)
27/10(7.50 - 9.00)EIDER1f(E. @ 8.20 very low and close in)
27/10"Rock Pipit2(On rocks around Harbour)
27/10"Sparrowhawk1(Over the Town)
~
27/10Rylstone Gardens, ShanklinGoldcrest10+
27/10(9.40)Coal Tit1
27/10"Mistle Thrush1
~
WednesdayCloudy, Clear Int.S. Wind
26/10Bembridge Down/CulverRing Ouzel8+(In valley W. of Fort)
26/10(8.00 - 10.00)Goldfinch Click for Picture c80(m & f in picture? - m. has bigger red mask)
26/10"CROSSBILL8+(Over to W.)
26/10"Chiffchaff3
26/10"Linnetc20
26/10"Merlin1f/juv(Hunting valley and Redcliff bushes)
26/10"Buzzard4(all pale)
26/10"Sparrowhawk1-2(Chasing Finches)
26/10"Kestrel2
26/10"Meadow Pipitc10
26/10"Pied Wagtail5
~
26/10Laundry LaneWater Rail2(Heard)
26/10(15.45 - 17.50)Swallowc10
26/10"Ring Ouzel1-4(Flushed by Sparrowhawk)
26/10"Sparrowhawk1(With prey-looked like a Blackbird)
26/10"Green Woodpecker1
26/10"Redwing1
26/10"Lapwingc25
26/10"Teal10+
26/10"Meadow Pipitc6
26/10"Starlingc200(2 Large Flocks)
26/10"Cetti's Warbler4+(Heard)
26/10"Buzzard1
26/10"Kestrel3
~
Reported
Newtown NR (Jim C.)
Hen Harrier
1m
E. to far end of Clamerkin Lake, till left 8.35
~
Reported
off Seaview (Jeff G.)
Black Necked Grebe
2
~
TuesdayV. Heavy Showers and Sunny IntervalsStrong SW. Wind
25/10Ryde SandsRinged Plover13
25/10(9.15)Sanderlingc25(Disturbed by lots of dogs on beach)
~
25/10Bembridge HarbourGreenshank5(Millpond)
25/10"Little Egret9(2 Harbour, 7 from St Helens Bridge)
25/10Ponds (14.50)Kingfisher1
25/10"Snipe1
25/10"Tufted Duck1f
~
25/10

Foreland (15.40)

prob. LONG TAILED SKUA

1juv

(Just under Cliff with BH Gulls @ 16.06, then flew NE.
All dark, square tail with projecting stub)
25/10"Little Egret9(2 Harbour, 7 from St Helens Bridge)
25/10"Rock Pipit2(Beach)
25/10"Pied Wagtail6+(Field on clifftop)
25/10"Goldfinch Click for Picture 8(Car Park)
~
SundaySunny Intervals S. Wind
23/10Newtown NR,Golden Plover252(from Boathouse)
23/10(8.30 - 11.30)Spotted Redshank6
23/10IWOG WalkWhite Wagtail1(On roof along lane)
23/10"Pintail1m(Causeway Lake, 55 reported recently)
23/10"Shelduckc30
23/10"Knot5
23/10"Great Crested Grebe1(Up to 3 seen lately)
23/10"Bullfinch2(m & f Town Copse)
23/10"Redwing83(flocks of 57 and 25)
23/10"Skylark16(Overhead)
23/10"Reed Bunting4(W. side of meadow)
23/10"Stonechat1m(N. side of meadow)
23/10"Wheatear1
23/10"Red Breasted Merganser11(Clamerkin Channel)
23/10"Dunlinc130
23/10"Grey Ploverc30
23/10"Ringed Plover12
23/10"Turnstone8
23/10"Black Tailed Godwitc50(1 colour ringed)
23/10"Peregrine1
23/10"Buzzard1
23/10"Kestrel2
23/10"Meadow Pipitc10
23/10"Rock Pipit1
~
23/10Gore CliffLittle Owl1(On cliff)
23/10"Raven2
ReportedFP to Blackgang from V.PtYellow Browed Warbler1till13.30, and 1 Firecrest. (Graham S.)
-but not found at 16.00
~
23/10Nansen HillTreecreeper1(N. Slope Woods at 17.15)
~
ReportedWhale ChineHen Harrier19 - 12, Field opposite Chine
(Graham S.)

"

Wood Pigeon

2937

1 flock of 2000! also W. 7 Brambling, 2 Golden Plover,
45 Greenfinch, 93 Skylark.
~
ReportedLaundry LaneHen Harrier1Carpenters Area (Chris M.)
~
Reported

Luccombe Down

Short Eared Owl

5

Flushed from heather, also 40+ Stonechat,
3+ Ring Ouzels, 1 Hawfinch (W), 2 Brambling
~
ReportedHaylands, RydeWhitethroat1@Recreation Gnd. -Feeding on Blackberries. (John C.)
~
SaturdayCloudy to Sunny Int.
22/10Bembridge Down/CulverBlack Redstart1f/juv(On PH roof and around Monument)
22/10(7.50 - 11.00)Ring Ouzel Click for Picture 12+
22/10Wheatear1(N. of Monument, ringed)
22/10Goldfinchc100
22/10Reed Bunting1juv.m
22/10"Chaffinchc10
22/10"Chiffchaff4
22/10"Goldcrest4
22/10"Siskin8+
22/10"Linnetc30(With Goldfinch and Meadow Pipits)
22/10"Buzzard3(1 v. pale)
22/10"Sparrowhawk1(Chasing Finches)
22/10"Kestrel1
22/10"Meadow Pipit20+
22/10"Skylark4(Over)
22/10"Pied Wagtail6(on ground, 1 ringed)
~
Reported

West High Down

Hawfinch

10

1,2, then 7@ 8.30! Over;- 226 Greenfinch, 500 Redwing, 277 Chaffinch, 370 Woodpigeon,
(Graham S.

& Chris M.)

Goosander

1f

NE over Headon Warren at 12.15,
and- 1 Crossbill, 12 Ring Ouzel
(7.00 - 14.00)

"Firecrest

6

On Ground;- also, 2 Black Redstart, 3 Woodcock,1 Merlin, 4 Sparrowhawk
"

"Woodlark

6

W then E @9.55, 12 Brambling, 30 Song Thrush,
4 Reed Bunting, 42 Skylark, 66 Siskin, 9 Redpoll,
""Siberian Chiffchaff1"tristis" type @ Alum Bay Cottages
Earlier-HavenstreetLong Eared Owl1@6.00 over Garden
~
FridayHeavy Rain, to Sunny Intervals(Strong SW Wind)
21/10Ventnor EsplanadeGannet244Mostly W. (Graham's total was 380)
21/10(8.10 - 11.00)Wigeon5(W. also c10 small ducks -Teal?)
21/10(with Chris M.)Auk Sp.2(W. probably Razorbills)
21/10(and Graham S.)Linnetc50(W.)
21/10"Goldfinchc30(W.)
21/10"Swallowc6(W.)
21/10"Rock Pipit4(On rocks around Harbour)
~
ThursdayRain O/N, to Sunny IntervalsFresh WSW Wind
20/10St. Catherines Pt.Gannet2W(Very quiet at Sea today))
20/10(7.30 - 8.30)Siskin1(over to W.)
20/10"Pied Wagtailc15(In off sea and W.)
20/10"Goldfinch etc.c40(& Flocks of Linnet, and Meadow Pipit
20/10"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(W. over land)
20/10"Swallow6(W.)
~
20/10Rylstone GardensGoldcrest2-7(2 on bushes and 5 Thrushes over E.)
20/10(9.40)Coal Tit1(Singing)
20/10"Goldfinchc50(Small flocks going over)
Mammals
"Red Squirrel 1Around Swiss Chalet
~
Reported


St. Catherines Pt.


Snow Bunting


1


Over;- 124 Greenfinch, 296 Goldfinch, 22 Chaffinch, 114 Woodpigeon, 26 Pied Wagtail, 70 Mipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 16 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Redpoll
(Graham S.)
"Pintail1At Sea;-10 Wigeon and 21 Brent
(9.00 - 12.15)

"Firecrest

1

On Ground;- also, 1 Ring Ouzel, 11 Stonechat and 2 Wheatear
~
Reported
Culver DownRing Ouzel272m,4f Blackcaps (feeding on the elder fruit).
(John C.)
(10.30 - 12.30)Wheatear2(cliff edge), 2m,4f Stonechat
~
WednesdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsBrisk SW. Wind
19/10Newtown NR,Golden Plover212(from Boathouse)
19/10(8.30 - 10.05)Shoveler1f(Scrape, with all yellow bill!)
19/10"Wigeonc80
19/10"Teal100+
19/10"Shelduck37
19/10"Brent Geesec130
19/10"Red Breasted Merganser4(W. of Gull Is.)
19/10"Dunlinc120
19/10"Grey Ploverc30
19/10"Ringed Plover7
19/10"Turnstone9
19/10"Black Tailed Godwit15
19/10"Peregrine1
19/10"Buzzard2
19/10"Kestrel2
19/10"Meadow Pipit4
19/10"Rock Pipit2
~
19/10Puckpool SeawatchAuk Sp.2(E. c14.20 poss. Razorbill)
~
Reported
St. Catherines Pt.Arctic Tern1(1st w.), 3 Kittwake, 68 Gannets etc.
(Graham S.)
"Arctic Skua126 Auks ( includes 7 Razorbill & 2 Guillemot)
"
"Great Skua11 Red Breasted Merganser, 7 Common Scoter,
On Ground;-1 Firecrest, 5 Ring Ouzel and 14 Stonechat.
Reported
Newtown NRScaup1f@ 1st Light, with Merganser, till flew SE @ 8.30
(Jim C.)
"Osprey1Came in @ 13.30, tried catching fish, then left towards Shalfleet
~
TuesdayCloudyFresh E./SE. Wind
18/10Ryde SandsBrent Geese370(305 W. Sands, c40 E. Sands+Appley Beach)
18/10(8.15)Little Egret12(W. Sands)
~
18/10Hersey NR (9.20)Tufted Duck1m(E. of hide)
18/10"Little Egret6+
18/10"Lapwing1
18/10"Little Grebe9
18/10"Teal19
18/10"Snow Goose1(Feral, with c200 Barnacle Geese)
~
Reported


Whale Chine


Merlin


1


1 Ring Ouzel (in Chine), 4 (1w) Yellow Legged Gull (fields)
Over to E, 1933 Linnet, 335 Goldfinch and 396 Swallow
(Graham S.)
St Catherine's Pt.Ring Ouzel11At sea 13.30-14.30, 7 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot,
1 Common Scoter, Gannets etc.
~
Reported
Fort VictoriaOsprey1SE @ c13.30 (Jim C.)
~
Reported
Newtown NRShort Eared Owl1 also 1ad. Little Gull (Bob G.)
~
MondayFoggy start- to Sunny WarmLight E. Wind
17/10Fishbourne BeachOSPREY1(In off sea at 9.32 when fog cleared, chased by Kestrel and Crows, flying very low heading SE)
17/10(7.50 - 9.40)Reed Bunting4(1m, 1f, 2juv in Reedbed at Quarr Pond)
17/10"WeBS Count"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard at pond)
17/10"Little Egret9
17/10"Brent Geese75(Flew onto beach)
17/10"Oystercatcher25(Shingle spit)
~
17/10(& @ 16.00)Razorbill1(Fishing round rocky Island off Woodside)
17/10"Lesser Black Backed Gull2(On shingle bank)
17/10"Mediterranean Gull1
~
Reported
Brading MarshMerlin1f/imm- hunting around Carpenters marsh (Chris M.)
~
Reported
Culver DownRing Ouzel18Brambling, Merlin, 6 Redpoll, 13 Stonechats (E-Mail)
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SundayMisty Start to Hazy SunE. Wind"All Thrushes & Finches"
16/10Bembridge Down/CulverWOODLARK1(With Skylarks over stubble field E. of Yaverland Manor)
16/10(7.10 - 11.40)Goldfinchc350
16/10(With Chris M.)Redpoll1(Landed in bushes)
16/10"Brambling1(Pit above Redcliff with 4 Chaffinches)
16/10"Chaffinchc20
16/10"Chiffchaff4
16/10"Goldcrest5(and prob. FIRECREST heard)
16/10"Blackcap1m
16/10"Brent Geese7(Over Culver headland!)
16/10"Curlew1(Heard above Whitecliff Bay)
16/10"Siskin7+
16/10"Linnet55
16/10"Buzzard3(1 v. pale)
16/10"Kestrel2
16/10"Meadow Pipit20+
16/10"Skylark30+
16/10"Yellowhammer6
16/10"Pied Wagtail35(over to NE. and on ground)
16/10"Wheatear Click for Picture 1
16/10"FIELDFARE1(With Redwings)
16/10"REDWINGc40
16/10"Song Thrushc20
16/10"Mistle Thrush2
16/10"Blackbird20+
16/10"Ring Ouzel4(3m,1f/juv at least)
16/10"Stonechat4(2m, 2f/juv)
16/10"Swallow30+(Moving E.)
16/10"Sparrowhawk2
~
Reported
Yarmouth EstuarySpoonbill1c9.30 seen from the road bridge (Dave W.)
~
Reported
Nodes Holiday CampRedwingc130SE @ 7.30 - 8.00 (Dave W.)
(Graham S.)
Rowborough DownCrossbill2and 6 Brambling, 25 Siskin, 1 Snipe
~
SaturdayMisty StartWarm & Sunny LaterE. Wind
15/10Bembridge Down/Culver"ALL WHITE" Gull Sp.1(Iceland? or Albino Herring Gull? E. along cliff @9.16)
15/10(7.50 - 9.40)Goldfinchc100
15/10(Met Mark B.)REDPOLL1(E. Heard)
15/10"BRAMBLING1(E. Heard)
15/10"Siskin3+(E. Heard)
15/10"Linnet50+
15/10"Buzzard2(1 v. pale)
15/10"Kestrel2
15/10"Meadow Pipit8+
15/10"Swallowc10(S.)
15/10"Skylark11
15/10"Yellowhammer1(over)
15/10"Pied Wagtail10(over NE.)
~
15/10Bembridge Ponds (10.10)Kingfisher1
15/10"Snipe2
15/10"Teal3
15/10"Water Rail1(Heard)
~
15/10St. Helens Bridge (10.30)Kingfisher1(E. Riverbank)
15/10"Snipe2
15/10"Teal9
15/10Bembridge HarbourLittle Egret9
15/10"Redshankc20
15/10"Cormorant5
~
Reported


Culver Down

HAWFINCH

5

2 S. of Fort 9.45, left towards Sandown, 3 N. of Monument flew into field below
(E-Mail)
"Ring Ouzel1Bottom of slope N. of Monument
~
Reported

St Catherines Point

Snow Bunting

2E

Over with 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting,
1 Tree Sparrow, 8 Woodlark
(Robin A.)
Alum BayYellow Browed Warbler1c200yds W. of the "Clock Museum".
~
(Graham S.)
NewchurchSnow Bunting1Wand 1 Woodlark E. early @ Mersley Down
FridayOvercastCool N Wind
14/10Ryde Esplanade (8.30)Sanderling260+(Running about -so difficult to count)
14/10"Ringed Plover29("Wimpy" beach roost)
14/10"Rock Pipit2(Marina wall)
14/10"Sandwich Tern1-2(1 Seen W. of Pier, 1 at Marina -the same one?)
14/10"Pied Wagtail19(11 W. of Pier, 8 on E. side)
~
14/10Ryde Canoe Lake (8.45)Kingfisher1(Flew over briefly)
14/10"Swan64
14/10"Mallard71
14/10"Canada Geese2
14/10"Stock Dove2
~
Reported
Hazeley PondsWater Pipit1N
(Graham S.)
Hale CommonRedpoll9W
ThursdayOvercastCool NW Wind
13/10Ryde Esplanade (7.35)Sanderling263(Numbers still increasing)
13/10"Ringed Plover22
~
13/10Appley Park (8.20)Mistle Thrush2
13/10"Swallow1
13/10"Green Woodpecker2
13/10"Stock Dove3
13/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
~
13/10Sandown Esplanade (9.30)Pied Wagtail15
13/10"Little Grebe1
13/10"Meadow Pipit1
13/10"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
~
WednesdayBright to Misty, Wet pm.S Wind
12/10Ventnor Esplanade Little Egret1(W)
12/10(8.00)Gannet19(17W. & 2E.)
12/10Brent Geese2(E.)
~
12/10Luccombe DownRedstart1f
12/10(9.15 - 11.10)Black Redstart1-2(W. Slope with Meadow Pipits)
12/10"Stonechat18
12/10"Meadow Pipitc50
12/10"Chiffchaff6+
12/10"Linnetc40(Moving SW)
12/10"Peregrine1(Swooping after Jackdaws)
12/10"Dartford Warbler3
12/10"Swallow3+
12/10"House Martin20(Feeding around Nansen Hill/Luccombe Valley)
~
TuesdaySunny Intervals,Showers
11/10Ryde Esplanade (8.00)Brent Geese63(W. of Pier)
11/10"Sanderling200+
11/10"Ringed Plover6
11/10"Swan58(Canoe Lake)
~
11/10Bembridge HarbourKingfisher2(1 on R. Yar, 1 Harbour)
11/10(8.30)Rock Pipit4
11/10"Greenshank6
11/10"Redshank7
11/10"Lapwing3
11/10"Little Egret3
~
11/10Bembridge PondsHobby Click for Picture 1(on small tree near Home Fm.)
11/10(8.55 - 9.35)Kingfisher1
11/10"Pochard1m
11/10"Tufted Duck2(m & f)
11/10"Cormorant2
11/10"Little Grebe8+
11/10"Little Egret1
~
MondayFine Sunny WarmLight S. Wind
10/10Carisbrooke PondGrey Wagtail1
10/10(8.20)Kingfisher1(Flew over Pond)
10/10"Little Grebe1
10/10"Goldcrest6(2 seen others heard)
~
10/10Newtown NR,Golden Plover50(2 @ Clamerkin, 48 by Boathouse)
10/10(9.00 - 11.10)Great Spotted Woodpecker Click for Picture 1(Hay Meadow)
10/10"Peregrine1f(Flushing everything, about 200 Teal flew up)
10/10"Knot8
10/10"Dunlin49
10/10"Grey Ploverc30
10/10"Ringed Plover15
10/10"Turnstone7
10/10"Shelduck12
10/10"Black Tailed Godwit58
10/10"Meadow Pipitc6
10/10"Rock Pipit2
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 2& 3 Red Admiral, 1 Wall Brown
~
10/10Hersey NR (16.00)Kingfisher1(Right past hide)
10/10"Lapwing1
10/10"Little Grebe10
10/10"Teal7
10/10"Snow Goose1(Feral-Blue Phase)
10/10"Barnacle Geesec200(Feral)
~
Reported
Bembridge PondsHobby1and 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard (Ventnor Group)
Reported
Cliff Path, LakeCoal Tit1"Continental" ater type (Chris M.)
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SundaySunny WarmLight S. Wind
09/10W. High Down, TotlandBlack Redstart Click for Picture 1juv(Around C.G. Cottages)
09/10(7.50 - 11.30)Ring Ouzel3+(2m, 1f at least, slope opposite Warren Fm.)
09/10"Stonechat10
09/10"Meadow Pipitc50
09/10"Rock Pipit4
09/10"Skylark4(Over Needles, W.)
09/10"Wheatear4
09/10"Song Thrush5
09/10"Dartford Warbler1
09/10"Peregrine1
09/10"Tree Pipit1(Heard flying over Alum Bay)
09/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Flew E. over CG Cottages-migrant?)
09/10"Swallow20+
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09/10Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Barn Owl Click for Picture 1(Flying behind Scrape at 12.00!)
09/10(Brief visit 11.50)Spotted Redshank2
09/10"Wigeonc10
09/10"Lapwingc20
09/10"Tealc50
~
09/10Laundry Lane (16.20)Bar Headed Goose1(Feral -With 15 Canadas)
09/10"Reed Bunting1m
09/10"Swallowc40
09/10"Green Woodpecker1
09/10"Meadow Pipit9
09/10"Starling50
09/10"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
09/10"Buzzard2(also 4 Kestrels)
09/10"Grey Wagtail1(Sewage Works)
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Reported
Whale Chine areaMerlin1and 1ad. Yellow Legged Gull
"
Graham S. (8.30 - 10.30)Redpoll17, 20 Siskin, 68 Skylark, flying over
~
SaturdayMisty to Sunny IntervalsFresh S. Wind
08/10Culver DownSong Thrush2
08/10(7.45 - 9.10)Goldfinchc40(With Linnets, past Monument)
08/10"Meadow Pipit50+
08/10"Green Woodpecker1( S. of Fort)
08/10"Swallowc80(SE.)
08/10"Pied Wagtail6+(S)
08/10"Kestrel2
08/10"Blackcap2(f, N. Slope, m, FP to Whitecliff Bay)
08/10"Chiffchaff2+
08/10"Peregrine2
08/10"Sparrowhawk1
Reported
"Ring Ouzel1W. along N slope, also 2 Siskin, 1 Redpoll over (E-Mail)
Reported
"Wheatear1Cliff edge @ CG Cottages.
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08/10Medina EstuaryKingfisher1(Werrar)
08/10(15.45 - 17.15)Black Tailed Godwitc10(by Pinkmead inlet)
08/10"Oystercatcherc70
08/10"Rock Pipit2(Werrar waters edge)
08/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
Mammals
"Red Squirrel2at the Medham end
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Reported
W. High Down, Alum BayRing Ouzel3inc. 1m, and Lesser Whitethroat below Beacon
"
(Chris M.)Yellow Browed Warbler1Alum Bay Chine 9.30,
"
"Firecrest 1and 2juv M? Black Redstarts by CG Cottages
Reported
Newtown NR, (Gary H.)Merlin1scattering the waders, also 37 Golden Plover
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FridayMisty with Drizzle
07/10Ryde Esplanade (16.15)Sanderling Click for Picture c150
07/10"Dunlin3
07/10"Ringed Ploverc6
07/10"Brent Geese15(W. of Pier)
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07/10Laundry Lane (16.40)Stonechat3(Bushes to E.)
07/10"Swallowc100
07/10"Little Egret3
07/10"Green Woodpecker1
07/10"Meadow Pipit10+
07/10"Starling50
07/10"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
07/10"Buzzard1(also 4 Kestrels)
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Reported
Needles BatteryBlack Redstart2C.G. Cottages. (Caroline D.)
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ThursdayMisty with Drizzle
06/10Brading (7.40)Blackcap2m,1f(Bushes along path at Sewage Wks)
06/10"Grey Wagtail1(Filter Beds)
06/10"Pied Wagtail3
06/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
06/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard, Laundry Lane)
06/10"Buzzard2(also 2 Kestrels)
~
06/10Bembridge DownSong Thrush2-7(2 on bushes and 5 Thrushes over E.)
06/10(8.45 - 9.50)Goldfinchc40(Flocks of 15 - 20)
06/10"Buzzard2(1 v. pale)
06/10"Meadow Pipit8+
06/10"Green Woodpecker3(Together S. of Fort)
06/10"Swallowc10(S.)
~
06/10Ryde Esplanade (15.45)Sanderlingc230
06/10"Dunlin3
06/10"Ringed Plover7
06/10"Brent Geese21
~
06/10Appley Park (16.00)Mistle Thrush3
06/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
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06/10Hersey NR (17.00)Kingfisher1(On tree to RHS)
06/10"Little Grebe Click for Picture 11
06/10"Teal8
06/10"Snow Goose1(Feral)
06/10"Barnacle Geesec150(Feral)
06/10Seaview BeachMediterranean Gull3
06/10"Little Egret4
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WednesdayCloudy, coolNW Wind
05/10Ryde Esplanade (7.50)BRENT GEESE28(2 weeks later than last year)
05/10"Little Egret23(Near record numbers today)
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05/10Gore Cliff, BlackgangLittle Owl Click for Picture 2(About 200m apart)
05/10(8.30 - 10.00)Siskinc30(Moving E.)
05/10"Greenfinchc40(Other flocks of Finches E.)
05/10"House Martin100's(Feeding under Gore Cliff and moving E. over sea)
05/10"Pied Wagtailc10(Moving N.)
05/10"Chiffchaff4(By Car Park)
05/10"Mistle Thrush4(3 together)
05/10"Peregrine1
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05/10Whale Chineex-Barn Owl Click for Picture 1juv(Found dead -near cliff edge)
05/10(10.05 - 10.30)Skylarkc6
05/10"Lesser Black Backed Gull2
05/10"House Martinc20(Over)
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04/10Corve Farm ponds, AtherfieldSedge Warbler2(In reeds)
05/10(10.35 - 12.15)Red Legged Partridge30+(Ready for a shoot!)
05/10"Grey Partridge6
05/10"Canada Geesec200(Fields)
05/10"Buzzard3(1 very pale with eyestripe)
05/10"Linnet70+
05/10"Meadow Pipitc20
05/10"Yellowhammer1m
05/10"Stonechat6+
05/10"Skylarkc15
05/10"Pied Wagtailc10(More Moving NE.)
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TuesdayCold Start but SunnyNW Wind
04/10Shide/Blackwater FPGrey Wagtail1(R. Medina, by Garage)
04/10(8.00 - 10.00)Siskinc10(Adlers about halfway along)
04/10"Bullfinch2+(1 Imm. seen, others heard)
04/10"Blackcap1m(Marvel Lane)
04/10"Mistle Thrush1
04/10"Song Thrush2(and 2 Thrushes over, maybe Redwings?)
04/10"Red Legged Partridge3
04/10"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
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04/10Newtown NR,RED BREASTED MERGANSER2f(Clamerkin channel)
04/10(10.30 - 11.15)Golden Plover Click for Picture 7(W. of Boathouse)
04/10"Dunlin20
04/10"Knot3
04/10"Ringed Ploverc15
04/10"Turnstone3
04/10"Meadow Pipitc6
04/10"Rock Pipit2
04/10"Sandwich Tern2(Posts at harbour entrance)
04/10"Skylark12(Over to W.)
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04/10Luccombe DownLong Eared Owl1(Hunting low over W. Slope at dusk, 19.15)
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MondayCloudy
03/10Ryde Esplanade (8.10)Sanderling242(Highest count of year so far)
03/10"Curlewc25
03/10"Little Egret1
03/10"Cockatiel Click for Picture 1f(2yr Fem "Yellow" Cockatiel says local cage bird expert,
has been here about 2 weeks)
03/10Appley Park (9.00)Blackcap1f(Near Gardens, S. side)
03/10"Sparrowhawk1(Flying low)
03/10"House Martin40+(Over W. with some Swallows)
03/10"Goldcrestc6(3 seen)
03/10"Green Woodpecker2
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03/10Bembridge PondsGreenshank2(1 back of Causeway Pond, 1 Lagoon)
03/10(14.10 - 15.05)Teal6
03/10"Water Rail2(1 seen ,1 heard)
03/10"Tufted Duck1m
03/10"Sparrowhawk1
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Reported
BlackgangREDWING20+W. @ 10.45, 2 more @ 12.00. (George & Pat W.)
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SundayCold Start but SunnyNW Wind
02/10Ventnor Esplanade (7.40)Kingfisher1f(On breakwater, unusual here)
02/10"Gannet1(W)
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02/10Luccombe DownRedstart1f
02/10(8.30 - 11.30)Whinchat1
02/10"Stonechat10+
02/10"Meadow Pipitc20
02/10"Wheatear2
02/10"Dartford Warbler Click for Picture 2(1m singing, very approachable)
02/10"Raven2-3
02/10"Siskin2+(Heard flying over)
02/10"Swallow30+
02/10"House Martin100+
02/10"Sand Martin1
02/10"Kestrel Click for Picture 4
02/10"Buzzard6
Insects
""Fox Moth" Caterpillar 1(On path NE. of Car Park)
Reported
" (Chris M.)Woodlark1Flushed just S of the carpark
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02/10Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Black Tailed Godwit64
02/10(15.30 - 17.05)Spotted Redshank2
02/10"Shoveler3
02/10"Wigeon6
02/10"Kingfisher1
02/10"Lapwing6
02/10"Tealc80
02/10"Snipe9(8 visible on Rofford Marsh, more hidden?)
02/10"Muscovy1
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02/10Newtown NR,Shelduck6
02/10(17.20 - 18.20)Greater Black Backed Gull10
02/10"Dunlin20
02/10"Meadow Pipitc10
02/10"Rock Pipit2
02/10"Spotted Redshank1
Mammals
"Grey Seal1(Harbour entrance)
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SaturdayFine SunnyCool SW. Wind
01/10Ryde Esplanade (7.35)Sanderling16+
01/10"Dunlin1
01/10"Little Egret4
01/10"Cockatiel Click for Picture 1f(Canoe Lake bank, Esc.)
~
01/10Sandown Esplanade (9.20)Yellow Wagtail1(Flying SW calling)
01/10"Wheatear1(Flying around Crazy Golf area)
01/10"Swallow80+(Streaming though, many over sea)
01/10"Shagc16(Roosting on end of Culver Cliff)
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01/10Sandown Pier RED NECKED GREBE Click for Picture 1( 100m off Pierhead, moving SW from14.10 - 15.00)
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01/10Hersey NR (15.40)Kingfisher1f(On sluice gates)
01/10"Stonechat2(m&f on E. fenceline)
01/10"Little Egret2
01/10"Little Grebe11
01/10"Barnacle Geesec100(Feral)
~
01/10Brading Marsh (19.15)Barn Owl1(Flying S. towards Yarbridge)
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Reported
YarmouthCommon Sandpiper1also 1 Knot, 2 Spotted Redshank & 1 Bar T. Godwit still(Chris M.)
~


SEPTEMBER 2005
Click for monthly species lists, September total = 122



FridayRain early to CloudySW. Wind
30/9Hersey NR (9.15)Tufted Duck1m(Flying over)
30/9"Kingfisher1(Causeway Pond)
30/9"Little Egret5
30/9"Little Grebe1
30/9"Barnacle Geesec100(Feral)
30/9"Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 1(By Seawall)
30/9Seaview Esp.Gannet3(1W,2E far out)
30/9"Shag2(on Bouys)
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30/9Sandown Pier RED NECKED GREBE1(SW of Pier @14.30 from White Marker "6" to "4",
moving SW. towards Shanklin)
30/9SeawatchRazorbill2(SW @ 15.30, another reported fishing by Pierhead)
30/9(14.15 - 16.15)Common Scoter1(SW @ 15.20)
30/9"Gannet5
30/9"Shag2(another 30 roosting on the end of Culver Cliff)
30/9"Mediterranean Gull2
30/9"Lesser Black Backed Gull3(SW)
Reported
Lake (from Seawall)Brent Goose1Flying SW. (Chris M.)
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Reported
Yarmouth "Old Station" Pond Garganey1f/immon LH Pond at 18.00 (Caroline D.)
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ThursdayLong Sunny IntervalsCold StartW-NW. Wind
29/9Ryde Esplanade (7.30)Sanderling161(Still no Brent Geese -late this year)
29/9"Ringed Plover25(Roosting by Wimpy Kiosk)
29/9"Curlew30(W along beach)
29/9"Grey Wagtail1(Canoe Lake, E. end)
29/9"Rock Pipit1(W. side of Pier)
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29/9Luccombe/Shanklin Down Redstart1f(E. Slope)
29/9(8.20 - 11.10)House Martinc60(Moving S.)
29/9"Swallowc30(Moving S.)
29/9"Wheatear Click for Picture c8(1 with rings, see picture)
29/9"Stonechatc12(No sign of Wryneck since Tuesday)
29/9"Chiffchaffc10
29/9"Meadow Pipitc20
29/9"Green Woodpecker2
29/9"Whitethroat1(Shanklin Down)
29/9"Goldfinchc70(Shanklin Down on thistles)
29/9"Siskin1+(Heard going overhead)
29/9"Sparrowhawk1
29/9"Kestrel3
29/9"Buzzard1
Mammals
"Fox2(Shanklin Down)
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29/9Hersey NR (15.40)Teal10
29/9"Kingfisher2
29/9"Little Egret1
29/9"Little Grebe14(2 groups of 7, flushed out by Fox)
29/9"Barnacle Geesec25(Feral)
Mammals
"Fox 1
~
29/9Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull5
29/9(16.20)Kingfisher1
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29/9Bembridge PondsKingfisher1(Causeway Pond, =4 seen in 1 hour!)
29/9(16.35)Teal6
29/9"Coot36(Many more than usual)
29/9"Little Grebe6
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WednesdaySunny to Cloudy, wet ev.
28/9Newtown NR,Shelduck12
28/9(8.20 - 9.30)Sandwich Tern4
28/9"Knot Click for Picture 1
28/9"Dunlin3
28/9"Oystercatcherc50
28/9"Ringed Ploverc30
28/9"Grey Ploverc20
28/9"Turnstone1
28/9"Raven2(E. over Hay Meadow)
28/9"Meadow Pipit6
28/9"Rock Pipit4
28/9"Bullfinch1f
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28/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Bar Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 1(With the Bk. Tailed Godwits)
28/9(10.05 - 12.05)Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 2
28/9"Black Tailed Godwitc80
28/9"Greenshank1(Scrape)
28/9"Wigeon6
28/9"Kingfisher1
28/9"Coal Tit2(By path, unusual)
28/9"Lapwingc10
28/9"Tealc40
28/9"Snipe Click for Picture 1
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Reported
Off Sandown PierRazorbill1(Chris M.)
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TuesdayCloudy, ShowersSW. Wind
27/9Ventnor Winter GardensSand Martin2(W. with Swallows)
27/9Seawatch (8.00 - 9.00)Swallowc20(W.)
27/9(But rather quiet)Peregrine1juvIn from sea carrying a fish! (Very Odd)
(Taken from a Fishing Boat or Gull perhaps?)
27/9"Pied Wagtail2+
27/9"Chiffchaff2+(around bushes)
27/9"Siskin (?)30+(2 flocks W. very low)
27/9"Sandwich Tern2(Just offshore)
27/9"Gannet11(6E & 5W, some close in)
27/9"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
27/9"Cormorant3
~
27/9Rylstone Gardens, ShanklinChiffchaff2+(heard)
27/9(9.30)Mixed Tit Flock15+(Blue, Great & Long Tailed + Goldcrests)
27/9"Jay3
Mammals
"Red Squirrel1
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27/9Ryde Esplanade (12.00)Common Tern3(On beach)
27/9"Sandwich Tern10(Close in, more further out on sea?)
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MondaySunny IntervalsSW. Wind
Reported
Yarmouth Car ParkROSE COLOURED STARLING1juvWith Starlings around 15.00 (Tony F.)
26/9Sandown Canoe Lake Sand Martin Click for Picture 2+
26/9(7.30 - 8.40)Little Grebe1
26/9"Reed Warbler1(On the reeds, E. side)
26/9"Swallow100's(Streaming though SW. and some House Martins)
26/9"Pied Wagtail20+(12 on Bowling Green alone)
26/9"Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
26/9"Starlingc40
26/9"Sandwich Tern3(In Bay)
26/9"Gannet5(Distant)
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26/9Bembridge Down & RedcliffRedstart Click for Picture 1m
26/9(8.50 - 10.00)Raven1
26/9"Stonechat4(f/juv)
26/9"Swallowc20(Going S.)
26/9"Whitethroat1
26/9"Blackcap1
26/9"Jay3
26/9"Chiffchaffc4
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SundaySunny Intervals
25/9Ryde Esplanade (8.30)Sanderlingc170
25/9"Sandwich Tern6(On sandbank)
25/9"Ringed Plover40
25/9"Dunlin2
25/9"Curlewc15(a similar no. of Oystercatchers)
25/9"Little Egret2
25/9"Swallow2(Over beach, many more inland)
25/9"Rock Pipit1(W. of Pier)
~
25/9Hersey NR (16.40 - 17.30)Swallowc50
25/9"Little Egret5
25/9"Little Grebe5
25/9"Barnacle Geesec100(Feral)
25/9"Snow Goose1(Feral, with Barnacles)
~
Reported
Luccombe DownWryneck2Near Dew pond, (2nd Day),
also 1 Grasshopper Warbler
SaturdaySunny Intervals
24/9Ryde East Sands (7.15)Sanderling170(But still no Brent Geese)
Reported
W. of Tennyson Monument Dotterel2Till 13.30 then flew N. (Chris M.)
~
24/9Newtown NR,Shelduck5(1 juv)
24/9(9.30 - 12.00)Sandwich Tern3
24/9but no Ospreys todayTurnstone7
24/9"Oystercatcherc50
24/9"Wheatear1(E. of Clamerkin Lake)
24/9"Whinchat Click for Picture 1m(Meadow W of Hide)
24/9"Stonechat1m(Meadow W of Hide)
24/9"Golden Plover Click for Picture 1(from Boathouse)
24/9"Rock Pipit5
~
24/9Tennyson Down, TotlandWheatearc10(Missed Dotterels -AGAIN!)
24/9(14.10 -16.30)Dartford Warbler2
24/9"Redstart Click for Picture 3(2m,1fjuv)
24/9"Stonechat6+
24/9"Whinchat3
24/9"Dartford Warbler1+
24/9"Raven2
24/9"Peregrine1
24/9"Sparrowhawk1(Chasing Wheatear, it escaped OK)
24/9"Buzzard1
24/9"Kestrel4
~
Reported
Headon WarrenMarsh Harrier4c17.15, 2juv, 1imm, 1m. heading NW. (Chris M.)
~
Reported
St. Catherines PointORTOLAN BUNTING1E @ 8.30, and 1 Osprey W @8.40
(Robin A.)
"Swallow1850E, and 155 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin.
"
"Siskin235E, and 780 Meadow Pipit,
1 Great Skua (W), 3 Whimbrel.
FridayCloudy to Wet, then FineFresh SW. Wind pm.
23/9St Helens BridgeGrey Wagtail1(On concrete wall)
23/9(8.10)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
~
23/9Bembridge PondsMeadow Pipit Click for Picture 6(1 was paler with a supercillium)
23/9(8.30)Teal8
23/9"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
23/9"Kingfisher1(Causeway Pond)
23/9"Little Grebe6
~
23/9Hersey NR (9.30 - 10.00)Teal 7
23/9"Little Egret2
23/9"Little Grebe6(5 together, 2ad, 3juv)
23/9"Barnacle Geesec250(Feral)
~
23/9Laundry Lane, BradingGrey Wagtail1(Filter Beds)
23/9(16.20 - 17.40)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
23/9"Lapwingc25(Over L. Lane, going E.)
23/9"Swallowc20
23/9"Wheatear1
23/9"Stock Dove2
23/9"Goldfinchc40(on thistles)
23/9"Jay2
23/9"Kestrel3
~
ThursdayMisty to Hazy Sun
22/9Bembridge/Culver DownStonechat 3(f/juv)
22/9(8.10 - 10.00)Blackcap6+(S. of Fort)
22/9"Chiffchaff4
22/9"Linnetc40(W.)
22/9"Chaffinch6+
22/9"Wheatear1(Redcliff Slope)
22/9"Green Woodpecker3
22/9"Swallow10(S.)
22/9"Kestrel1
~
WednesdayCloudy, to Sunny Intervals
21/9Tennyson Down, TotlandWheatear5(No sign of Dotterels, first reported Sunday!)
21/9(7.40 -10.20)Dartford Warbler2
21/9"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture Click for Picture 3(With Cattle)
21/9"Stonechat3(2m,1f)
21/9"Blackcap2f
21/9"Raven2(E. along Cliff Edge)
21/9"Meadow Pipitc20
21/9"Kestrel1
Reported
" (Dave H.)Dotterel1Seen flying W. then again later E. again
~
21/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Stonechat1f(Bushes S. of Scrape)
21/9(10.30)Wigeon6
21/9"Redshankc30
21/9"Black Tailed Godwitc40
21/9"Turnstone1
21/9"Lapwing25
21/9"Tealc40
21/9"Shoveler8-10
~
21/9Newtown NR,Shelduck10(They're back!)
21/9(12.00)Sandwich Tern3
21/9but no Ospreys todayTurnstone1
21/9"Oystercatcherc50
21/9"Wheatear1(W. of Causeway Lake)
21/9"Rock Pipit1
~
TuesdaySunny Intervals
20/9Foreland, BembridgeCormorant35(Flock of 30 came in from Culver)
20/9(8.35)Swallowc30(with some Martins)
20/9"Curlew1
20/9"Heron6
20/9"Little Egretc10
20/9"Oystercatcherc15
20/9"Sandwich Tern3
20/9"Wheatear1(Horse Paddocks)
20/9"Linnetc20(Fields to W.)
20/9"Chiffchaff4(Bushes under cliff)
Moths
"Silver Y2(seawall by "Crab & Lobster" PH)
~
Reported
Tennyson DownDOTTEREL2juvW. of Monument, between cliff edge and wooden seat
20/9Tennyson Down, TotlandWheatear2(No sign of Dotterel, last seen 18.00)
20/9(18.50 -19.40)Sparrowhawk1
20/9"Kestrel1
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MondaySunny Intervals
19/9Ryde East SandsSanderling150(But no Brent Geese yet)
19/9(8.20)Sandwich Tern6(On sandbank)
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19/9Hersey NR (9.00 - 10.00)Common Sandpiper1
19/9"House Martin200++(Sky full of them!)
19/9"Swallowc20
19/9"Sand Martin1(at least)
19/9"Little Egret3
19/9"Whinchat1(At back of centre channel, on post)
19/9"Little Grebe5
19/9"Barnacle Geesec100(Feral)
19/9"Snow Goose Click for Picture 1(Feral, with Barnacles)
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19/9Fishbourne BeachSandwich Tern15+
19/9(15.40)Common Tern6
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SundayBecoming Sunny and Warm
18/9S. Wellow (IWOG Walk)Skylarkc8
18/9(8.00 - 11.15)Red Legged Partridgec20
18/9"Wheatear1
18/9"Whinchat1
18/9"Yellowhammer8
18/9"Chiffchaff3+
18/9"Whitethroat1
18/9"Greenfinch4
18/9"Bullfinch1f
18/9"Stock Dove4
18/9"Canada Geese42(On Stubble field)
18/9"Buzzard3(poss. Hobby earlier scattering Swallows)
Butterfly
"Small Fritillary Sp.(?)1(Very late, so a bit of a mystery)
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18/9Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull21
18/9(16.00)Little Egret1
18/9St Helens BridgeKingfisher1(On riverbank)
18/9"Greenshank7(Flew up from pond E. of Yar)
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18/9Bembridge PondsGreenshank Click for Picture 1
18/9(16.40)Teal13
18/9"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
18/9"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1(Lagoon)
18/9"Water Rail Click for Picture 1
18/9"Little Grebe8(6 together)
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Reported
Luccombe DownWhite Stork1S. then high out to sea at 10.45
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SaturdayCold to Fine SunnyNW. Wind
17/9Fishbourne Beach (11.00)Sandwich Tern2(ad & juv on post S. of Ferry Terminal)
17/9(WeBS Count)Little Egret13(Beach and Quarr Pond)
17/9"Oystercatcher19(Beach)
17/9"Common Gull8
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17/9Ashey DownWheatear Click for Picture 3-4(a paler one attracted interest Click for Picture )
17/9(15.00 - 17.00)Redstart2
17/9"Swallowc20
17/9"Stock Dove1
17/9"Buzzard2
17/9"Kestrel2
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Reported
Culver, Ashey, LuccombeSiskinc400Includes 330 at Luccombe Down! Remarkable
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FridayShowersCold N. Wind
16/9Ryde East SandsSanderlingc140
16/9(7.20)Dunlin5
16/9"Wheatear1(seawall by Wimpy Kiosk)
16/9Ryde West SandsLittle Egret5
16/9"Herring Gullc100
16/9"Kingfisher1(On groyne)
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16/9Laundry LaneGrey Wagtail1(Filter Beds)
16/9(10.30 - 11.30)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
16/9"House Martinc20
16/9"Swallowc20
16/9"Yellow Wagtail4(Flying over from Cattle fields)
16/9"Wheatear1
16/9"Stock Dove3
16/9"Buzzard2(1 very pale)
16/9"Sparrowhawk1(& poss. Merlin)
16/9"Kestrel4(1 chasing Meadow Pipits)
Insects
"Ruddy Darter5also c10 Southern Hawker DF,
Specked Wood, Comma and Red Admiral BF
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16/9Newtown NR (14.30)Osprey1(On post, E. side, another reported earlier)
16/9"Swallowc50
16/9"Rock Pipit2
16/9"Grey Plover3
16/9"Black Tailed Godwit11
Reptiles
"Common Lizard 5(along Boardwalk at Meadow)
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16/9Hersey NR (18.20 - 19.10)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
16/9"Little Egret2
16/9"Little Grebe3
16/9"Barnacle Geesec40(Feral)
16/9"Snow Goose1("Blue Phase" Feral)
16/9"Kestrel1
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ThursdayDrizzle, Cloudy to WetSW Wind
15/9Bembridge/Culver DownRING OUZEL Click for Picture Click for Picture 1m(NE. of Monument down slope)
15/9(9.30 - 10.50)Blackcap10+(S. of Fort, and Pit as above)
15/9"Willow Warbler4+
15/9"Chiffchaff10+
15/9"Green Woodpecker2
15/9"Swallowc100(W.)
15/9"House Martinc20(W.)
15/9"Kestrel2
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WednesdayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsMisty on hillsFresh SW. Wind
14/9Luccombe Down (9.30)Blackcap2m(W. Slope)
14/9"Wheatear3(around Car Park)
14/9"Meadow Pipitc16(around Car Park)
14/9"Willow/Chiffs3+(Heard in cover)
14/9"Swallow10+(Moving N.)
14/9"Kestrel1(No other raptors today)
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TuesdayHazy Sun to CloudyE. Wind
13/9Blackgang ViewpointSwift1
13/9(9.15)Swallow100's(Streaming E. all morning, with some Martins)
13/9"Raven1(Heard)
13/9"Little Owl Click for Picture 1(on cliff near Car Park)
13/9"Yellow Wagtailc30(With Cattle N. of Blackgang Roundabout)
13/9"Blackcap2f(Elderberry bushes)
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13/9Whale ChineYellow Wagtail Click for Picture c20(Stubble Field W. of Car Park)
13/9(10.05 - 11.15)Wheatear Click for Picture 3
13/9"Linnetc10
13/9"Rookc40
13/9"Kestrel1
13/9"Raven2(W. along Cliff)
13/9"Buzzard1(Sitting in field)
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13/9Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldWhinchat Click for Picture 4(along hedge)
13/9(11.30)Yellowhammer1m
13/9"Skylark5
13/9"Buzzard3
Insects
"Devil's Coach-Horse Beetle1on lane
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13/9Laundry LaneRedstart 1f(Embankment N. from Bexley Point)
13/9(15.20 - 17.20)Blackcap1f
13/9"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 1-2
13/9"Sand Martin2
13/9"Yellow Wagtailc15(10+ around cattle, 4 over etc.)
13/9"Water Rail1-2(Heard)
13/9"Kestrel5
Insects
"Ruddy Darter2malso 4 Southern Hawker
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Reported
From FP just N. of Mill, YarmouthCurlew Sandpiper1from 15.00 -16.00, Jim C.
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Reported
Luccombe DownHoney Buzzard2also 1f Hen Harrier and 2 Hobbies (approx 10 - 12am)
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MondayCloudy
12/9Yaverland, SandownSISKINc25(E. along Redcliff, my 1st this year on IOW)
12/9(8.15 - 10.00)Shagc20(Roost at end of Culver Cliff)
12/9"Whitethroat5
12/9"Pied Wagtail17(15 by Car Park)
12/9"Swallowc40(E. with a few Sand Martins)
12/9"Meadow Pipitc10(With flocks of finches E.)
12/9"Rock Pipit4+(Redcliff ledges)
12/9"Fulmar2(Sandown Bay)
12/9"Gannet4(S.W.)
12/9"Sandwich Tern1(Distant)
12/9"Wheatear1f
12/9"Blackbird8(Eating Blackberries)
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12/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Garganey Click for Picture 1f(Still at Station Pond)
12/9(16.30 - 18.00)Snipe Click for Picture 5(W. side of pond)
12/9"Redshank2
12/9"Kingfisher2(Together over Scrape)
12/9"Greenshank1(Scrape)
12/9"Spotted Redshank 3(1ad, 2juv?)
12/9"Black Tailed Godwitc85
12/9"Tealc50
12/9"Shoveler3
12/9"Wigeon5
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SundayCloudy, coolFreshening N. Wind
11/9Hersey NR (9.30 - 10.35)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 2(Does the Picture show a tag on the wing?)
11/9"Greenshank1(at far end of centre channel)
11/9"Little Egret1
11/9"Little Grebe5
11/9"Tealc10
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11/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary GARGANEY Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture 1f(Station Ponds)
11/9(13.20)Osprey1(Flew E.)
11/9"Redshank4
11/9"Kingfisher1-2
11/9"Greenshank1(Scrape)
11/9"Wheatear1m(Scrape)
11/9"Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 3(1ad, 1-2juv, the RH bird maybe another adult)
11/9"Black Tailed Godwitc50
11/9"Tealc50
11/9"Shoveler2
11/9"Wigeon4
11/9"Canada Geese200+
11/9"Buzzard2
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11/9Newtown NR,Whimbrel2(Over Boathouse calling)
11/9(16.00)Sandwich Tern2
11/9"Canada Geesec150
11/9"Oystercatcherc50
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Reported
Yarmouth HarbourRazorbill1Diving for bait fish, (Barry).
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SaturdayCloudy to Sunny SpellsS. Wind
10/9Shanklin (13.00)Peregrine1(Knock Cliff)
10/9"Fulmar2(By Chine)
Mammals
"Red Squirrel1(Rylstone Gardens)
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10/9Gore Cliff (17.30)Fulmar2
10/9"Little Owl1(On cliff near Car Park again)
10/9"Raven2
Reported
Newtown NROsprey32 in same tree, also 2 Pintail
(Chris M.)
Rofford Marsh, YarmouthGarganey1Seen several times, very ellusive,
also 3 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher
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FridayFoggy to Sunny Intervals
09/9Rylstone Gardens, ShanklinGoldcrest3+(3 seen feeding many others heard)
09/9(8.00)Coal Tit1
09/9"Jay1
Mammals
"Red Squirrel1
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09/9LuccombeSpotted Flycatcher1(Haddon's Pits)
09/9(9.20 - 10.20)Whitethroat1
09/9Blackcap1f
09/9"Jay1
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09/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Shoveler2(1F, 1ecl. M)
09/9(14.30 - 16.30)Greenshank2(1 on Scrape and another at Rofford Marsh)
09/9"Snipe Click for Picture 2
09/9"Redshankc10
09/9"Wigeon Click for Picture 6
09/9"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1
09/9"Black Tailed Godwitc80(Picture Click for Picture also shows the Muscovy Duck)
09/9"Mediterranean Gull1
09/9"Black Headed Gullc400
09/9"Grey Plover1
09/9"Lapwingc10
09/9"Tealc60
09/9"Canada Geesec250(1 Hybrid Click for Picture )
Reported
Station Pond, YarmouthGarganey1f/juv16.30 Caroline D. (I missed it!)
Reported
Rofford Marsh, YarmouthBlack Tern1Last Wednesday(?) up to 3f Garganey recently
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ThursdayCloudy to Warm SunnyS. Wind
08/9Bleak Down (7.40)Red Legged Partridge5
08/9"Pheasant10+
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08/9Gore Cliff (8.20 - 9.20)Fulmar5
08/9"Peregrine2
08/9"Raven2
08/9"Wheatear Click for Picture 2(1 was very approachable)
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08/9Whale Chine to Atherfield PtStonechat2(m&f by CG Cottages)
08/9(9.30 - 11.15)Whinchat4-5(4 in same bush)
08/9"Linnetc30
08/9"Rookc100
08/9"Kestrel2
08/9"Buzzard2
08/9"Starlingc80
08/9"Oystercatcher1(over fields calling)
08/9"Lesser Black Backed Gull4(Field inland side of road)
08/9"Yellow Legged Gull Click for Picture 1(On beach)
08/9"Swallowc50
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Reported
Rofford Marsh, YarmouthGARGANEY2f/juvFlooded field at Thorley end, (via Caroline D.)
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Reported
Borthwood (Gary H.)Hobby117.15 attacking the local Swallows,
also 7 Yellow Wagtails with cattle/horses
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WednesdayHazy to Sunny Warm
07/9Sandown Canoe Lake Sedge Warbler Click for Picture 3+(Behind Dino Museum)
07/9(7.20 - 8.20)Little Grebe5
07/9"House Martin80+
07/9"Sand Martinc10(and about 10 Swallow)
07/9"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture 2+(m&f seen, others heard)
07/9"Sand Martinc10(and about 10 Swallow)
07/9"Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
07/9"Reed Bunting1f/juv
07/9"Starlingc80("Crazy Golf" area)
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07/9Bembridge Down/RedcliffRedstart Click for Picture 4(2m,2f)
07/9(8.30 - 10.20)Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 15+
07/9"Swallowc20
07/9"Lesser Whitethroat2
07/9"Whitethroat4
07/9"Blackcap3(2m,1f/juv)
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07/9Laundry LaneRedstart 1f(Embankment N. from Bexley Point)
07/9(15.20 - 17.20)Whitethroat4
07/9"Spotted Flycatcher2
07/9"Swallowc20
07/9"Yellow Wagtail2(Flew S. from field of cattle)
07/9"Water Rail1-2(Heard)
07/9"Sparrowhawk1
07/9"Kestrel4
Insects
"Ruddy Darter2m,1falso 2 Southern Hawker
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Reported
Luccombe DownHoney Buzzard4about 9.30 and 12.00 see Kris's website
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TuesdayCloudyLight E. Wind
06/9Ryde East SandsSanderlingc80(out on sandbank)
06/9(7.20)Ringed Plover19
06/9"Little Egret20
06/9"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
06/9"Mediterranean Gull5
06/9"Sandwich Tern6
06/9"Common Tern5+
06/9Canoe LakeSwan41
06/9"Mallardc80
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06/9Medina EstuaryWhinchat1m(Weedy field W. of Werrar)
06/9(10.30- 11.50)Common Sandpiper1(Werrar)
06/9"Little Egret1
06/9"Whitethroat4+
06/9"Bullfinch2(Heard)
06/9"Green Woodpecker2
06/9"Sparrowhawk1
06/9"Buzzard1(and 1 Kestrel)
06/9"Stock Dove4
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Reported
Laundry Lane (David B.)Marsh Harrier1f2nd yr? low over Brading Marsh, around noon
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MondayShowers
05/9Ryde East SandsSanderlingc50(End of sandbank)
05/9(7.50)Curlew18
05/9"Bar Tailed Godwit1
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05/9Appley ParkTreecreeper1(SW corner)
05/9(8.00 - 9.00)Great Spotted Woodpecker2
05/9"Mistle Thrush1
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05/9Shide to Blackwater FPTreecreeper1-2(With Tit Flock)
05/9(10.50 - 12.20)Long Tailed Titc10(With Blue and Great Tits)
05/9"Goldcrestc6(With Tit Flock along path)
05/9"House Martinc40(Over Football ground)
05/9"Grey Wagtail1(Bridge by "Matalan" car park)
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SundayMisty start to Warm SunnyStrong E. Wind
04/9Luccombe Down (9.00)Blackcap1m(W. Slope)
04/9"Whitethroat2
04/9"Long Tailed Tit6+(With Blue & Great Tits)
04/9"Wheatear1(Car Park)
04/9"Goldfinchc80(In Radar Stn. field on thistles)
04/9"Willow Warbler1+(Also Chiffchaffs)
04/9"Swallow30+(Moving E.)
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04/9Gore Cliff (10.00)Fulmar2(1 on Cliff, 1 flying)
04/9"Wheatear1
04/9"Yellow Wagtail3-5(With cattle, across road on St. Catherine's Down)
04/9"Swallow20+(Moving E.)
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04/9Whale Chine(10.50)Linnet100+(Stubble field to W. of Car Park)
04/9"Wheatear1
04/9"Yellow Wagtail10+(Stubble)
04/9"Swallow50+(Moving E.)
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SaturdayOvercast to Sunny and WarmE. Wind
03/9Ryde East SandsSanderlingc100(End of sandbank)
03/9(7.15)Curlew17
03/9"Little Egret3
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03/9Bembridge DownSpotted Flycatcher1-2(Valley bottom, SW of Fort)
03/9(9.00 - 10.00)Whitethroat4+
03/9"Wheatear Click for Picture 2m,1f(By road W. of Fort)
03/9"Buzzard1
03/9"Swallowc30(Very low going E.)
03/9"Sand Martin1(and 1 House Martin with Swallows)
Reported
"Lesser Whitethroat2and 2 Redstart. (Mark B.)
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03/9Newtown NR,Osprey2(1 in tree-with fish, & 1juv flew down Clamerkin La.)
03/9(14.50 - 16.20)Common Ternc20(Off harbour entrance)
03/9"Grey Ploverc45
03/9"Knot23
03/9"Dunlinc20
03/9"Redshankc35
03/9"Black Tailed Godwitc30
03/9"Whimbrel1(Flew over calling)
03/9"Curlew35+
03/9"Turnstone1
03/9"Mediterranean Gull1
03/9"Redstart1(Hay Meadow at NW. end)
03/9"Wheatear2
03/9"Raven2(Brickfields)
03/9"Buzzard4
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Reported
West High DownOsprey1 low south over WHD @ 12:05
(Chris M.)
YarmouthOsprey1juvpale markings on it's back, on Rofford Marsh @ 14:20
-Probably the one seen at Newtown later
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FridaySunny and Warm
02/9Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Shoveler3(2F, 1ecl. M)
02/9(9.05 - 10.55)Greenshank2(1 on Scrape and another at Rofford Marsh)
02/9"Redshankc10
02/9"Curlew Click for Picture 8
02/9"Oystercatcher Click for Picture 2
02/9"Black Tailed Godwit38
02/9"Grey Plover4
02/9"Ringed Plover2
02/9"Tealc30
02/9"Greenfinchc20
02/9"Redstart Click for Picture 1m
02/9"Sparrowhawk Click for Picture 1m(Far side of Rofford Marsh)
02/9"Lesser Whitethroat2(Past Scrape in bushes)
02/9"Whitethroat2(By old Station)
02/9"Reed Warbler2
02/9"Lapwingc20
02/9"Dunlin1
02/9"Canada Geese100+
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02/9Newtown NR,Osprey2(1 on fence line eating fish and 1 on Flagpole)
02/9(11.10 - 12.20)Common Tern11(40+ Reported)
02/9"Sandwich Tern6
02/9"Grey Plover8
02/9"Dunlin2
02/9"Greenshank1(Scrape early)
02/9"Whinchat1-2(Hay Meadow on hedge)
02/9"Wheatear4(1 on spit from Boathouse, 3 W. of Causeway Lake)
02/9"Buzzard2
02/9EarlierKingfisher2(Cassey Bridge @ 7.20)
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02/9Bembridge HarbourRedshank2
02/9(18.30)Mediterranean Gull6
02/9"Rock Pipit2
02/9St Helens BridgeYellow Wagtailc6(Around cattle to SW.)
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02/9Bembridge PondsGreenshank2
02/9(19.00)Teal6
02/9"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
02/9"Kingfisher1(Seen earlier in Harbour)
02/9"Heron2
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ThursdayMisty, Cloudy to Warm SunnyW. Wind
01/9Luccombe Down (7.40 - 10.40)Wryneck Click for Picture 1(Eastern slope of Shanklin Down next to woods)
01/9"TREE PIPIT2(over Shanklin Down calling)
01/9"GRASSHOPPER WARBLER1(W. of Car Park, flew across road)
01/9@10.30Merlin1f(Just W. of Car Park)
01/9"Meadow Pipitc40(Flushed by Merlin)
01/9"Redstart5+(inc. 3m)
01/9"Wheatear1(N. end)
01/9"Willow Warbler2
01/9"Yellow Wagtail3(Heard)
01/9"Swallow80+(Moving N.)
01/9"Kestrel3
01/9"Raven3+
Reported
"Honey Buzzard1@11.30 see Kris's website
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01/9Seaview Beach (13.05)Sandwich Tern8(Most out in Solent)
01/9"Mediterranean Gull1(2nd sum.)
01/9"Common Gull1(carrying an apple core!)
01/9Hersey NR (13.10 - 14.45)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
01/9"Greenshank1(W. side)
01/9"Little Egret9(3 juv.)
01/9"Little Grebe6
01/9"Teal3
01/9"Oystercatcher11
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01/9Bembridge HarbourGreenshank3
01/9(19.20)Mediterranean Gull3+
01/9"Heron2
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01/9Bembridge PondsGreenshank1
01/9(19.45)Teal13
01/9"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/9"Heron3
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01/9Brading MarshBarn Owl1(N. of Sea Wall@20.30)
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AUGUST 2005
Click for monthly species lists, August total = 122

WednesdayHot Sunny, Thunderstormby eveningLight E. Wind
31/8Sandown Canoe Lake Wheatear Click for Picture 2(Behind Dino Museum)
31/8(8.20 - 9.10)Little Grebe Click for Picture 8(3 juv, 5ad -2 family groups?)
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Reported
Luccombe DownTAWNY PIPIT1Late Morning, flew E. see Kris's website
Reported
Morton Common (Pete B.)Osprey1@13.00 "right overhead at 15-20ft. fantastic sight"
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TuesdayFine Sunny
30/8Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Shoveler1f
30/8(7.40 - 9.40)Greenshank2
30/8"Spotted Redshank1
30/8"Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture c50
30/8"Grey Plover4
30/8"Snipe1(Estuary off Mill)
30/8"Ringed Plover2
30/8"Tealc60
30/8"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1(Mill Copse Scrape)
30/8"Dunlin2
30/8"Lapwing Click for Picture c20
30/8"Canada Geese Click for Picture 200+
30/8"Bar Headed Goose Click for Picture 1(on Station pond with Canadas)
30/8"Reed Bunting3 juv(Just E. of Old Station)
30/8"Spotted Flycatcher2"
30/8"Garden Warbler1(Bushes towards Mill)
30/8"Whitethroat5
30/8"Muscovy Duck1(Feral)
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30/8Newtown NR,Osprey1ad(On post, Signal Hill also 1juv reported, flew W.)
30/8(10.10 - 11.30)Knot23
30/8"Sandwich Tern1ad,1juv
30/8"Grey Plover4+
30/8"Dunlin25+
30/8"Black Tailed Godwitc70(Cassey Bridge)
30/8"Curlewc20(Cassey Bridge)
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MondayWarm Sunny
29/8Luccombe Down(10.00 - 12.15)WRYNECK Click for Picture 1(Just S. of Car Park showing well at 12.00)
29/8@11.15HONEY BUZZARD Click for Picture 4(with 1 "pale morph" type)
29/8@10.15MERLIN1f(W. side sparring with Sparrowhawks and Kestrels)
29/8"Buzzard6
29/8"Sparrowhawk2
29/8"Kestrel4
29/8"Raven2
29/8"Spotted Flycatcherc10
29/8"Redstart2f
29/8"Willow Warblerc10
29/8"Dartford Warbler1m(Heard)
29/8"Meadow Pipitc20
29/8"Swallowc10
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SundayWarm SunnyLight W. Wind
28/8Luccombe DownBlack Redstart Click for Picture 1 juv(m)(With Redstarts and Flycatchers)
28/8(7.30 - 12.15)PIED FLYCATCHER Click for Picture c4
28/8(IWOG Walk)Spotted Flycatcherc35
28/8"Redstart10(4m, f & juv)
28/8"Willow Warblerc40
28/8"Chiffchaffc20
28/8"Blackcap1m
28/8"Garden Warbler1-2(1 at base of Nansen Hill, N. side)
28/8"Mistle Thrush1"
28/8"Whitethroat3
28/8"Dartford Warbler1m
28/8"Wheatearc4(1 "Greenland" type)
28/8"Whinchat2
28/8"Meadow Pipitc40
28/8"OSPREY Click for Picture Click for Picture 1juv(In over Sandown Bay then W @ 11.55)
28/8"Buzzard4
28/8"Sparrowhawk1
28/8"Kestrel4
28/8"Raven2(1 seen, 1 heard)
28/8"Swallowc20
28/8"Sand Martin4(Also House Martins)
28/8"Swift3+
Reported
" (Niel N.)Wryneck1Near Car Park
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28/8Brading Marsh, (19.20 - 20.20)Whitethroat1(Laundry Lane)
28/8"Blackcap1m"
28/8"Long Tailed Tit20+(Larger flocks are forming now)
28/8"Cetti's Warbler1(1st heard since 4th July)
28/8"Heron2
28/8"Reed Warbler3(By Bridge)
28/8"Sparrowhawk1
28/8"Buzzard1
28/8"Kestrel4
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SaturdayBlack clouds to Sunny IntervalsSW. Wind
27/8St. Catherine's Pt.Wheatear2(Cliff edge)
27/8(7.30 - 9.00)Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture 2(with Cattle by Lighthouse)
27/8"Whitethroat6
27/8"Blackcap1f/juv
27/8"Linnet25
27/8"poss. Merlin1m(On beach dashing around the large rocks)
27/8"Buzzard2
27/8"Linnet25
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27/8St. Catherine's Down (9.05)Whinchat1(Fence N. of "Pepper Pot")
27/8"Wheatearc20(5 on fence, c6 on weedy field, 7 on FP back)
27/8"Meadow Pipitc20(With a few Linnets)
27/8"Sparrowhawk1f(Mobbed by Crows)
Butterflies
"Small Tortoiseshell 1(Now seem quite rare, and 1 Small White)
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27/8Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.30)Little Owl Click for Picture 1(On cliff near Car Park)
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Reported
Luccombe Down(Chris M.)WRYNECK1Near Car Park mid morning, also 7 Spotted FC.
Reported
" (Dean)RING OUZEL1
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27/8Bembridge Ponds, Greenshank3
27/8(18.45 -19.30)Common Sandpiper1
27/8"Mandarin Click for Picture 1m(ecl.)
27/8"Kingfisher2(Also seen at St. Helens Bridge)
27/8"Little Egret2
27/8"Heron2
27/8"Reed Warbler2
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FridaySunny Intervals later
26/8Culver DownWhinchat Click for Picture 1(Cliff edge 100m W. of CG Cottages)
26/8(7.10 - 9.15)Wheatear Click for Picture 5(3 with Whinchat, 2 W. of Fort)
26/8"Whitethroat2
26/8"Swallowc20
26/8"Green Woodpecker4+
26/8"Goldfinch25
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26/8Ryde Esplanade (19.00)Sanderling Click for Picture 11(on Beach at High Tide)
26/8"Ringed Plover9
26/8"Dunlin1(with Sanderling and Plovers)
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, Showers pmStrong W. Wind
25/8Fort VictoriaSandwich Tern6+(1 juv)
25/8(7.30 - 9.00)Common Tern20+
25/8"Gannet6W.
25/8"Wheatear1f(on old pier)
25/8"Canada Geese5(NW)
Moths
"Hummingbird Hawkmoth1 By Fort Arches
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25/8Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary SHOVELER Click for Picture 4(3F, 1ecl. M)
25/8(9.05 - 10.55)Greenshank1
25/8"Redshankc40
25/8"Black Tailed Godwit114
25/8"Grey Plover1
25/8"Tealc30
25/8"Kingfisher1(Mill Copse Scrape)
25/8"Sparrowhawk1
25/8"Lapwingc20
25/8"Canada Geese100+
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25/8Newtown NR,Osprey1(Flying at 11.30 &12.10, 2nd one reported, didn't stay)
25/8(11.10 - 12.20)Knot23
25/8"Ringed Plover10+
25/8"Sandwich Tern1ad,1juv
25/8"Grey Plover10+
25/8"Dunlin30+
25/8"Greenshank1
25/8"Buzzard2(Soaring with Osprey)
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23/8Ryde Pier (16.00 - 17.10)Sandwich Ternc3
23/8"Common Tern Click for Picture c100(Feeding E. of Pier, with Bk. Headed Gulls)
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25/8Hersey NR (19.05 - 19.45)Whinchat2(On posts at back of Central Channel)
25/8"Little Egret1
25/8"Stock Dove1
25/8"Barnacle Geesec200(Ferals around Flamingo Park)
Mammals
"Fox 1 juv
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WednesdaySunny Int, then Rain about 10.00Strong S.W. Wind
24/8Ventnor Esp. SeawatchARCTIC SKUA1juv(W. at 9.00, fairly close)
24/8(7.55 - 9.08)Fulmar3
24/8"Gannetc30(20W. 8E, more very distant)
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsNW Wind
23/8Ryde Esplanade (7.40)Sanderlingc20
23/8(Not many Terns)Little Egret11(9 W. of Pier)
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23/8Newtown NR,Knot14(From E. Hide, 1 with some Summ. Plumage)
23/8(8.30 - 12.15)Ringed Plover30+
23/8"Grey Plover9
23/8"Dunlinc100
23/8"Sandwich Ternc20
23/8"Tealc50(Over Clamerkin)
23/8"Garden Warbler1
23/8"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 5(4ad, 1juv hedgeline S. of E. Hide path)
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23/8Ryde Marina (15.00 - 16.00)Sandwich Ternc3
23/8"Common Ternc150(c50 Feeding offshore, c100 W. along Solent)
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MondayRain to Showers
Reported
Ryde E. Sands (Kris G.)Roseate Tern1On Boat, 100's Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern,
(Feeding off Marina), 1 Black Tern.
22/8Laundry Lane (19.00)Sand Martin20+
22/8"Sparrowhawk1f(Hunting along hedges)
22/8"Buzzard3
22/8Ashey Road Garage 20.50Little Owl1(On power wires)
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SundayOvercast to Sunny Intervals
21/8Ryde Sands (7.45)BAR TAILED GODWIT1(End of sandbank)
21/8"Common Tern13
21/8"Sandwich Tern1
21/8Mediterranean Gull5
21/8"Curlew21(5 W. Sands & 16 E. Sands)
21/8West SandsWhimbrel2(Flying E. calling)
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21/8Appley Park (8.00)Treecreeper2(inc. 1 juv)
21/8"Goldcrest2+(Same tree as Treecreepers)
21/8"Jay2
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21/8Fishbourne Beach (9.10)Common Ternc30
21/8(WeBS Count)Sandwich Tern8
21/8"Mediterranean Gull2
21/8"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
21/8"Little Egret16(Quarr pond roost)
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21/8Wootton Bridge (11.45)Little Egret Click for Picture Click for Picture 38(Almost double the previous maximum here!)
21/8(WeBS Count)Common Sandpiper2
21/8"Black Headed Gullc250
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21/8Hersey NR (18.45 - 20.10)Whinchat Click for Picture 2(Field at back of Central Channel, on post)
21/8"Little Egret1 juv
21/8"Stock Dove1
21/8"Barnacle Geesec40(Ferals around Flamingo Park)
SaturdaySunny IntervalsCold NW. Wind
20/8Luccombe DownBLACK REDSTART Click for Picture 1 juv(m)(With m. Redstart)
20/8(7.40 - 11.50)Redstart Click for Picture c5(Includes one bright Male)
20/8"Marsh Harrier1f/juv(Over to W @ 10.55)
20/8"Buzzard11+(9 soaring together at N. end)
20/8"Willow Warbler10+
20/8"Whitethroat4
20/8"Dartford Warbler2(Juv seen, another heard)
20/8"Wheatear25-30(All around the hill top)
20/8"YELLOW WAGTAIL1(Over with Meadow Pipits)
20/8"Sparrowhawk2
20/8"Kestrel6+
20/8"Swallowc10
20/8"Swift1
Reported
" (John M.)Whinchat3and 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Crossbill over
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Reported
Brading RSPB (Graham S.)Wood Sandpiper1and 2 Green SP at Dynamite Pond
"
"Sedge Warbler8and c130 Sand Martin, 7 Wheatear
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20/8Luccombe Down Long Eared Owl (?)2(Large dark owls between Dew Pond and Car Park 20.50)
20/8(20.00 - 21.00)Wheatearc6(around the Car Park)
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20/8Nunwell, BradingBarn Owl1(Crossed road by New Farm)
FridayWet Start, Cloudy, Showers37mm Rain earlierin Thunderstorm.
19/8Hersey NR (15.25 - 15.50)Little Grebe4
19/8" (No Sandpipers)Little Egret5(3 in reserve, 2 on beach)
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19/8Bembridge Ponds, Water Rail1
19/8(16.30 -17.30)Common Sandpiper1(Heard)
19/8"Dunlin Click for Picture 1 juv(These can be mistaken for Curlew SP etc.)
19/8"Sand Martinc20(over marsh with c10 Swallows and a few House Martins)
19/8"Little Egret2
19/8"Heron2
19/8"Reed Warbler2(Bush by path)
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Reported
Newtown NR (Chris M.)Osprey1juvalso 1 Peregrine, and 1 Golden Plover (with Grey Plovers)
ThursdayHot SunnyV. Light Wind
18/8Culver DownSpotted Flycatcher1(E. end of Culver Down)
18/8(7.40 - 10.10)Garden Warbler1juv(No Tail!)
18/8"Whitethroat2
18/8"Swallowc10
18/8"Green Woodpecker2
18/8"Linnet3
18/8Bembridge DownYellowhammer1m,1f(W. of Fort)
18/8"Meadow Pipit10+
18/8"Skylark4
Butterflies
"Common Blue 2+(and 50+ Chalkhill Blue , Small Heath, Meadow Brown.)
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Reported
Havenstreet (via Graham S.)Crossbill25+Over, also Green SP at Haseley Ponds
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Reported
Luccombe Down (Neil N.)Pied Flycatcher2and 2 Grasshopper Warbler
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WednesdayHot SunnySE Wind
17/8Shide to Bk. Water FPBlackcap1m,2juv
17/8(8.00 - 9.10)Song Thrush3(includes 1 juv)
17/8"Long Tailed Titc6
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17/8Yarmouth Ponds & Estuary Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(Scrape-Winter Plumage)
17/8(9.45 - 11.40)Greenshank2
17/8"Shelduck1imm.(First one for a while)
17/8"Black Tailed Godwitc85
17/8"Tealc20
17/8"Snipe Click for Picture 5-8(3 on pond, 5 flew over to E.)
17/8"Kestrel1
17/8"Sparrowhawk1
17/8"Lapwing23
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17/8Newtown NR,Osprey1juv(Flying at 12.30, 2nd one reported, not seen)
17/8(11.50 - 12.50)Marsh Harrier1juv
17/8"Ringed Plover10+
17/8"Sandwich Ternc20
17/8"Common Ternc25
17/8"Grey Plover2
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Reported
Hale Common (Graham S.)Yellow Wagtail1In Greenhouse!
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsE Wind
16/8Mottistone Estate (7.45 - 9.10)Spotted Flycatcher3
16/8"Whitethroat10
16/8"Yellowhammer4(1m, 3f/juv)
16/8"Mistle Thrush2
16/8"Raven1
16/8"Sparrowhawk1
16/8"Kestrel1
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16/8Newtown NR,OSPREY1juv(Flying at 9 & 11, 1st reported yesterday 13.45)
16/8(9.30 - 11.40)Sanderling1
16/8"Ringed Plover10+
16/8"Little Egret10+
16/8"Buzzard2
Reported
" (Bob G.)Wigeon5also Teal, Knot and 1 Golden Plover
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16/8Ryde Esplanade (19.30)Sanderling Click for Picture Click for Picture 82(Appley Beach, high numbers for August)
16/8"Ringed Plover12
16/8"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
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MondaySunny IntervalsV. Light Wind
15/8Luccombe DownRedstart Click for Picture 3(inc. 2 juv males)
15/8(8.05 - 11.40)Lesser Whitethroat1
15/8"Chiffchaff4+
15/8"Willow Warbler15+
15/8"Whitethroat9
15/8"Dartford Warbler5(Family group)
15/8"Wheatear8
15/8"Yellowhammer1m
15/8"Buzzard4
15/8"Sparrowhawk1
15/8"Kestrel1
15/8"Swallowc20
15/8"Swift2
Reported
Yarmouth (Caroline D.)Spotted Redshank1-Winter Plum. with 2 Greenshank in Mill Copse Scrape
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SundaySunny Intervalscool NW Wind
14/8Newtown NR,Common Tern2
14/8(8.20 - 11.30)Dunlinc150
14/8"Curlew Click for Picture c40(Juv in scrape very like a Whimbrel,
even shows Crown stripe)
14/8"Sandwich Tern6
14/8"Common Sandpiper2(W. side of Harbour Entrance)
14/8"Greenshank1
14/8"Ringed Plover30+
14/8"Turnstone20+
14/8"Black Tailed Godwit10
14/8"Little Egret3
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14/8Hersey NR (19.05 - 20.20)Common Sandpiper2
14/8"Green Sandpiper1(Back of central channel)
14/8"Greenshank1
14/8"Mediterranean Gull3
14/8"Black Headed Gullc150
14/8"Oystercatcher4
14/8"Little Egret Click for Picture 5
14/8"Little Grebe1
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Reported
"Dynamite Pool" RSPB (G.S.)Snipe3 6 Wheatear on fields
Reported
Bembridge Ponds(Graham S.)Green Sandpiper1and 2 Common SP, 6 Greenshank, c30 Sand Martin
Reported
Rowborough Down (Graham S.)Turtle Dove1and 1 Redstart
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Reported
Luccombe Down (Chris M.)Black Redstart1mand 3f/juv Redstart, 8 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler,
1 Sedge Warbler, 20+ Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff,
1 Spotted Flycatcher
Reported
Laundry Lane (Chris M.)Spotted Flycatcher2behind the "Bishops House"
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SaturdaySunny Int, Rain PMSW Wind increasing
13/8Ventnor Esp. SeawatchGrey Wagtail1-2juv(On wall)
13/8(7.35 - 9.10)Wheatear2(On wall)
13/8"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(On beach)
13/8"Gannetc25(Mainly W. 4E, 1 fishing)
13/8"Common Scoter8(E.@ 8.35)
13/8"Sandwich Tern2
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13/8Luccombe DownMARSH HARRIER1f(@10.30 left NE towards Brading Marsh)
13/8(9.30 - 11.20)Raven5
13/8"Buzzard2
13/8"Sparrowhawk1
13/8"Kestrel3
13/8"Chiffchaff2
13/8"Willow Warbler5+
13/8"Whitethroat2
13/8"Blackcap1f/juv
13/8"Swift5+
Butterflies
"Painted Lady 1(and Chalkhill Blue)
Insects
"Southern Hawker3
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13/8Fort VictoriaCommon Scoter3(W. past Keyhaven)
13/8(18.10)Gannet2
13/8"Sandwich Tern4+
13/8"Common Tern10+
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FridayFine, Sunny IntervalsCool NW. Wind
12/8Ryde West Sands (7.55)Little Egret9
12/8"Curlew9
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12/8Appley Park (19.10)Little Owl1(Disturbed by sparring Wood Pigeons)
12/8"Green Woodpecker Click for Picture 3
12/8Coal Tit3
12/8Swift1
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ThursdayHot SunnyV. Light Wind
11/8Sandown Esp, (8.10 - 8.40)Gannet2(W. in Bay)
11/8"Sandwich Tern1
11/8Sandow Canoe LakeLittle Grebe2
11/8"House Martinc10
11/8"Kestrel1
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11/8Bembridge Down/Culver DownSpotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 2(200m S. of Fort)
11/8(9.00 - 10.40)Wheatear10(4 on road up, 2 SW of Fort, 4 Redcliff -cliff edge.)
11/8"Yellowhammer2m
11/8"Meadow Pipit6
11/8"Skylark4
11/8"Swallowc15
11/8"Fulmar1(Redcliff)
11/8"Green Woodpecker1
11/8"Linnet3
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11/8Bembridge Ponds, (21.00)Common Sandpiper1-2
11/8"Greenshank1
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11/8Bembridge Windmill FP, (21.30)Little Owl1(and 2 Barn Owls reported)
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Reported
Hersey NRPintail (eclipse)1mand 2 Common Sandpipers
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WednesdayTurning cloudy
10/8Hersey NR (9.35 - 10.20)Common Sandpiper3
10/8"Teal3(2f and ecl. m)
10/8"Greenshank1
10/8"Little Egret1
10/8"Little Grebe2
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10/8Ryde Pier (14.30 - 15.30)Common Tern5(On railings etc.)
10/8"Sandwich Ternc10(W. of Pier)
10/8"Swift1(Most of them left yesterday)
10/8"Feral Pigeonc50
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TuesdayLong Sunny IntervalsWarm
09/8Medina, Dodnor to Kingston Whimbrel1-2
09/8(8.25 - 10.10)Bullfinch2+(f. feeding juv)
09/8"Reed Bunting1m(Werrer)
09/8"Blackcap1f
09/8"Whitethroat3+
09/8"Song Thrush2
09/8"Skylark5
09/8"Buzzard2
09/8"Kestrel2
09/8"Curlewc20
09/8"Little Egret2
09/8"Lapwing19
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09/8Newtown NR,Common Ternc100(mainly on Spit off Boathouse)
09/8(10.20 - 12.00)Dunlinc30
09/8"Sandwich Tern1
09/8"Common Sandpiper1(Scrape)
09/8"Redshankc80
09/8"Ringed Plover15
09/8"Turnstone2
09/8"Black Tailed Godwit26
09/8"Little Egret4
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09/8Ryde Esplanade (19.10)Sanderling68(High numbers-far out on Sandbank)
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09/8Hersey NR (19.20 - 20.20)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 3(No sign of Green SP)
09/8"Greenshank1
09/8"Little Egret1
09/8"Little Grebe1
09/8"Barnacle Geese3(Ferals- with 1 Greylag Click for Picture , 15 Canada Geese)
09/8Seaview BeachHeron3
09/8"Sandwich Tern1(At sea)
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MondayFine Sunny WarmLight Wind
08/8Nansen Hill/Luccombe Down REDSTART Click for Picture 1m(Base of Nansen, W. side)
08/8(7.45 - 10.20)Raven2
08/8"Nightjar1(Flushed from path by Goat enclosure gates)
08/8Luccombe DownDartford Warbler1m
08/8"Chiffchaff3+(Seen, more heard)
08/8"Willow Warbler15+
08/8"Whitethroat1juv
08/8"Buzzard2
08/8"Kestrel2
08/8"House Martin10+
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 1 (and 40+ Chalkhill Blue, Red Admiral, Small Skipper,
Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Peacock.)
Moths
"Hummingbird Hawkmoth1
Reptiles
"Adder 1
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08/8Shide, (FP to Blackwater)Grey Wagtail1m(By bridge)
08/8(18.45)Willow Warbler3+
Insects
"Southern Hawker4
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Reported
Kings QuayOsprey1(A. Roberts)
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SundayFine Sunny WarmFresh N/NE Wind
07/8Freshwater Causeway (7.15)Kingfisher1(By bridge)
07/8"Black Tailed Godwit13
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07/8West High Down, TotlandWheatear Click for Picture 11
07/8(7.35 - 11.05)Meadow Pipit Click for Picture 15
07/8"Rock Pipit9(some juvs.)
07/8"Willow/Chiffs10+(including 4 bright Willow Warblers)
07/8"Shag1
07/8"Cormorantc20
07/8"Yellowhammer2m
07/8"Peregrine1juv.
07/8"Raven1-2
07/8"Sparrowhawk1f
07/8"Kestrel5
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 1(and 100+ Chalkhill Blue, White Admiral, Small Skipper,
Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Marbled White.)
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07/8Yarmouth Station Ponds, Green Sandpiper1(Mill Copse Scrape )
07/8(11.10 -12.35)Greenshank2(Scrape)
07/8"Dunlin2
07/8"Lapwing16
07/8"Black Tailed Godwitc100(c70 by Mill, c40 over to pond)
07/8"Redshank18
07/8"Canada Geesec150
07/8"Buzzard2
07/8"Kestrel2
07/8"Little Egret6
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Reported
Gunville (in Garden)Nuthatch 1@ feeders-photographed (via Rob G.)
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SaturdayCloudy, spots of rainNW. Wind
06/8Bleak Down (7.40)Red Legged Partridge8
06/8"Yellowhammer1+
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06/8Gore Cliff (8.00)Fulmar8(3 on ledges, 2 juv. Click for Picture )
06/8"Peregrine1
06/8"Little Owl2(On cliffs)
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06/8Whale Chine (9.00)Stonechat2(Weedy field by CG Cottages)
06/8"Linnet Click for Picture c250(Stubble field W. of C.Park, with 1 Greenfinch!)
06/8"Chat Sp.1(Poss. WHINCHAT in set-aside strip)
06/8"Sparrowhawk?1(In car park on post, possibly a MERLIN)
06/8"Chaffinch7(on path, moulting males very dull and patchy)
06/8"Rookc100
06/8"Kestrel3
06/8"Swallowc20
06/8"Skylark6
06/8"Raven1(W. of Atherfield Pt.)
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06/8Little Atherfield (11.40)Little Grebe3(Irrigation pond)
06/8"Mallardc60"
06/8"Yellowhammer1f
06/8"Starlingc80(On wires to SW.)
06/8"Willow Warbler2+(Bright yellow)
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FridayCloudy, drizzle to Sunny Int.(W. Wind)
05/8Brading Marsh, (8.40 - 10.10)Whitethroat1(By Railway Line)
05/8"Sparrowhawk1(Brilliant views)
05/8"Heron3
05/8"Kestrel4
05/8"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(1ad, 1juv)
Mammals
"Brown Rat 4(In straw dump from stables)
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05/8Hersey NR (6.50 - 20.10)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 4
05/8"Green Sandpiper1(Came out briefly at far end)
05/8"Little Egret3
05/8"Little Grebe3
05/8"Barnacle Geese13(Ferals)
Mammals
"Fox 1(Caught young coot/moorhen)
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ThursdaySunny Start, cloudy laterW. Wind
04/8East Hide, Newtown (8.00)Whimbrel3+(3 seen others heard)
04/8"Grey Plover11(Summer plumage Click for Picture & Juvs Click for Picture )
04/8"Dunlinc50
04/8"Ringed Plover6+
04/8"Common Tern6+(c80 along Solent)
04/8"Common Sandpiper2
04/8"Peregrine1juv
04/8"Kestrel4
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04/8Newtown NR, (10.10 & 11.15)Wheatear Click for Picture 2(SW. of Boathouse)
04/8"Turnstone1
04/8"Black Tailed Godwitc70
04/8"Pheasantc7(Female with c6 small chicks Click for Picture )
Butterflies
"Small Skipper 1(and Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Chalkhill Blue,)
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04/8Ryde Esplanade (19.10)Sanderling7(Far out on Sandbank)
04/8"Sandwich Tern1
04/8"Curlew16
04/8Appley ParkGreenfinchc35(Gathering on treetops)
04/8"Song Thrush1(can be ellusive in August)
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WednesdayCloudy start to Sunny(W. Wind)
03/8Ryde Esplanade (7.30)Sanderling12(Far out on Sandbank)
03/8"Common Ternc4
03/8"Curlew9
03/8"Mediterranean Gull2
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03/8Hersey NR (9.10 - 10.10)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 5
03/8"Green Sandpiper1(Came out briefly at far end)
03/8"Little Egret4
03/8"Little Grebe3
03/8"Barnacle Geese100+(Ferals- with 1 Greylag Goose)
03/8"Snow Goose1(Feral-With Barnacles)
03/8"Oystercatcher4
03/8"Mediterranean Gull4
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03/8Brading Marsh, (14.20 - 16.30)Whitethroat1juv(By Sewage Wks,)
03/8"Buzzard3(1 very dark)
03/8"Heron2
03/8"Kestrel4
03/8"Swan14(2ad, with 6 Cygnets and 1ad, with 5 Cygnets.)
Butterflies
"White Admiral 1(and Red Admiral, Holly Blue, Comma, Peacock,
Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Small White,)
Dragonflies
"Ruddy Darter 3+(and 4 Southern Hawker)
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03/8Firestone Copse, (21.00)Nightjar1m(Churring 21.15, flew over path N. of C.Park 21.30)
Bats
"Noctule 1(and Pipestrelles)
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TuesdayMisty start to Sunny IntervalsLight Wind
02/8Bembridge Down/Culver DownCuckoo Click for Picture Click for Picture 1 juv(300m SW of Fort, same as yesterdays?
-Odd plumage, white spots etc)
02/8(7.40 - 10.40)Wheatear1f / juv(on Cliff edge at CG Cottages)
02/8"Yellowhammer4(2m, 1f, 1juv)
02/8"Sand Martin1(with 10+ Swallows)
02/8"Fulmar3(Redcliff)
02/8"Sparrowhawk1
02/8"Kestrel2
02/8"Peregrine2
02/8"Buzzard1
02/8"Willow Warblerc10(With 3 Chiffchaff)
02/8"Blackcap1 juv
02/8"Whitethroat2 juv
02/8"Lesser Whitethroat1
02/8"Green Woodpecker3
02/8"Linnetc15
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02/8Newtown NR, (14.50 - 16.20)Redshank40
02/8"Dunlin50
02/8"Black Tailed Godwit45
02/8"Whimbrel1
02/8"Common Sandpiper1
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02/8Brading Marsh, (20.10 - 21.20)Barn Owl1(Carrying prey into Centurions Copse)
02/8"Kingfisher1(Along river at "Duckers Bridge")
02/8"Heron3
02/8"Kestrel4
02/8"Green Woodpecker2
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MondayCloudy, Showers
01/8Hersey NR (8.45 - 9.50)Common Sandpiper4
01/8"Tufted Duck Click for Picture 1f(Flew off 9.25)
01/8"Little Egret9(3 juv)
01/8"Little Grebe4
01/8"Barnacle Geese9(Ferals, over from Flamingo park)
01/8"Canada Geese5
01/8"Willow Warbler1(With 1 Chiffchaff)
01/8"Reed Warbler1
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01/8Bembridge Ponds, (16.00)Water Rail1juv(Shorter bill)
01/8"Greenshank2(In harbour)
01/8"Sand Martinc50(over marsh with Swallows and House Martins)
01/8"Little Egret2
01/8"Reed Warbler5
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01/8Hersey NR (19.10 - 20.10)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 5
01/8"Green Sandpiper Click for Picture 1(Flew off 9.25)
01/8"Little Egret6(1 struggled with a larger fish Click for Picture )
01/8"Barnacle Geese4(Ferals)
01/8"poss. Cuckoo1(Juv or Rufus F, flew over path but too quick for proper look)
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JULY 2005
Click for monthly species lists, July total = 109


SundaySunny Intervals,SW. Wind
31/7Bembridge Harbour (8.15 - 9.00)Mediterranean Gull35(1 juv, 3 ringed)
31/7"Common Gull6
31/7"Little Egret6(Roosting in tree at back of Millpond)
31/7St Helen's BridgeTufted Duck3(1f with 2 ducklings-pond to RHS of Bridge)
31/7"Buzzard1
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31/7Bembridge Ponds, (9.00)Water Rail1
31/7"Common Sandpiper1(1st one here lately)
31/7"Willow Warbler2(Early migrants?)
31/7"Tufted Duck2f
31/7"Little Egret5
31/7"Reed Warbler3
31/7"Sand Martin1+(over marsh with Swallows and House Martins)
31/7"Green Woodpecker3(2ad, 1juv)
Reported
Here Earlier (Graham S.)Common Sandpiper23 Greenshank, Ad and Juv Water Rail.
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31/7Newtown NR, (14.45 - 16.45)Grey Plover2+(1 in Summer Plumage)
31/7"Dunlin62
31/7"Turnstone2
31/7"Ringed Plover5
31/7"Black Tailed Godwit50
31/7"Whimbrel3
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SaturdayShowers, short Sunny Int.Fresh SW Wind
30/7Newtown NR, (7.50 & 12.15)Turnstone8
30/7"Dunlin43(up to 100 reported earlier)
30/7"Barn Owl Click for Picture 1(on post W of Hide at 7.55, flew over Hay Meadow)
30/7"Lesser Whitethroat1(Hedge, Hay Meadow)
30/7"Dunlin42
30/7"Common Sandpiper1(Scrape)
30/7"Ringed Plover5
30/7"Common Tern8
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30/7Fort Victoria (9.00)Fulmar1
30/7"Common Tern10+(Close in, c100 on Keyhaven side)
30/7"Sandwich Tern2(Close)
30/7"Gannet1(Beyond Needles)
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30/7Yarmouth Station Ponds, (10.00 -12.00)GREY PLOVER4(S. Along Estuary)
30/7"Whimbrel1
30/7"Curlew5
30/7"Lapwing52
30/7"Tufted Duck1f
30/7"Buzzard2
30/7"Kestrel2
30/7"Raven2(over to E.)
30/7"Ringed Plover1
30/7"House Martinc20
30/7"Black Tailed Godwitc45
30/7"Dunlin3(1 pale brown, juv?)
30/7"Greenshank2(Scrape)
30/7"Oystercatcher2
30/7"Redshank31
30/7"Little Egret6
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Reported
Brading Marsh-RSPB WalkGreen Sandpiper 3-4& 2 Crossbill to S. (Graham S.)
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FridayFine SunnyFresh SW Wind
29/7Ventnor Esplanade (7.40 - 8.30)Gannetc50(Most W about 20E)
29/7"Fulmar1
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29/7Wheeler's Bay (8.40)Cormorant Click for Picture 5
29/7"Sandwich Tern5(1 juv Click for Picture )
29/7"Rock Pipit1
29/7"House Sparrow26
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29/7Ventnor Downs (9.25 - 11.40)Peregrine1juv
29/7"Kestrel3
29/7"Buzzard2
29/7"Sparrowhawk1
29/7"Chiffchaff1(Migrant?)
29/7"Swallowc20(Moving S. migrants?)
29/7"Sand Martin1
29/7"Whitethroat3(Top of Nansen Hill)
29/7"Jay2
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29/7Hersey NR (19.00)Common Sandpiper2
29/7"Swiftc50(Over fields towards Nettlestone)
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ThursdayShowers, to Fine SunnyStrong SW Wind
28/7Puckpool Park (7.50)Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture Click for Picture c3(at least 1ad feeding 1juv. in Oaks
by Western Car Park & Moat)
28/7At seaGannet14(Feeding off sandbank moving E.)
28/7"Fulmar1(Unusual here)
28/7"Sandwich Tern1
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28/7Ryde Esplanade (9.00)Sanderling19(Far out on Sandbank)
28/7"Common Ternc4
28/7"Sandwich Tern3+(inc. 2 juv)
28/7"Greater Black Backed Gull30+
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28/7Newtown NR, (14.30)Turnstone1
28/7"Whimbrel2
28/7"Dunlin27
28/7"Common Sandpiper1
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28/7Yarmouth Station Ponds, (15.30)Snipe1(Flushed by rising tide)
28/7"House Martinc15
28/7"Black Tailed Godwit78(76 Station Pond, 2 on scrape)
28/7"Dunlin2(Flew across Estuary)
28/7"Greenshank2(Scrape)
28/7"Oystercatcher2
28/7"Redshank1
28/7"Curlew5
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28/7Hersey NR (20.00)Common Sandpiper1
28/7"Teal1(Spotted FC still at Puckpool)
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Reported
Rofford Marsh, YarmouthGreen Sandpiper 114.45 (George and Pat W.)
Reported
Haseley PondsGreen Sandpiper 1& 2 Common SP since W/E (Graham S.)
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WednesdayShowers, Mist and Fog(Typical summer weather!)
27/7Sandown Esplanade (8.10)Swan2a,6juv
27/7Canoe LakeLittle Grebe1-2
27/7Canoe LakeCoot10+(3 juv Click for Picture Click for Picture )
27/7"Raptor Sp.1
(High with Swifts, then SW with prey,
flapping & gliding, pointed wings, eating on wing
poss. Hobby or Peregrine?)
27/7W. of PierSandwich Tern1
27/7W. of Pier on beachLesser Black Backed Gull1 Click for Picture
27/7OffshoreGannet1W
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Reported
Puckpool Pt. (Kris G.)Spotted Flycatcher c5(Adults feeding 3 juv.)
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TuesdayShowers, Dry spell in morning
26/7Hersey NR (9.30 - 10.30)Common Sandpiper Click for picture1(now down to 1, no Greenshank either)
26/7"Little Egret2(1 juv)
26/7"Little Grebe4
26/7"Green Woodpecker1
26/7"Canada Geese2(20+ on field to W.)
Mammals
"Fox 1
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MondayCloudyNW Wind
25/7Ryde Esplanade (8.00)Little Egretc20(10 W. Sands, 11 E. Sands)
25/7"Curlew15
25/7"Sandwich Tern1+(and 1+ Common Tern)
25/7"Greater Black Backed Gull20+
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25/7Appley Park Ryde (8.15)Coal Tit2(includes juv. Singing from Oak)
25/7"Treecreeper3(2 N.E. corner, 1 on W. side)
25/7"Song Thrush2
25/7"Robin Click for picture 3(includes juvs.)
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25/7Newtown NR, (11.20 - 12.20)Dunlin28
25/7"Whimbrel1(Causeway Lake)
25/7"Curlewc60
25/7"Redshank76
25/7"Black Tailed Godwit34
25/7"Ringed Plover2
25/7"Common Tern6+
25/7"Oystercatcherc10
25/7"Canada Geese68
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SundayHeavy Rain, Sunny Intervals pmFresh SW. Wind
24/7Bembridge Ponds (16.10)Heron6
24/7"Little Egret5
24/7"Mallardc40(More than usual)
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24/7Laundry Lane, RSPB (17.00)Buzzard2
24/7"Kestrel4+
24/7"Goldfinch3
24/7"Green Woodpecker2(and 1 Gt. Spotted)
Insects
"Comma 2(and Specked Wood, Meadow Brown,
Gatekeeper, Red Admiral)
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SaturdayOvercastLight NW. Wind
23/7Fishbourne/Quarr BeachMediterranean Gull12
23/7(8.10 - 10.00)Common Tern5
23/7"Sandwich Tern4
23/7"Common Gull12
23/7"Curlewc10
23/7"Little Egret7(at roost tree, Quarr fishponds)
23/7"Reed Warbler4(inc. 2 juv- at ponds)
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23/7Ryde E. SandsShelduck1(far out on Sandbank)
23/7(19.00)Sandwich Tern2
23/7"Curlew14
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FridayFine SunnyLight NW. Wind
22/7Bembridge Down/Culver Down Whitethroat4
22/7(7.35 - 10.00)Linnetc20
22/7"Yellowhammer2m,1f
22/7"Skylark5
22/7"Green Woodpecker4(2 juv by Monument)
22/7"Kestrel2(f and juv)
22/7"Fulmar1
22/7"Gannet1(Out at Sea E.)
22/7"Sand Martin2(In-Off sea, then along cliff edge)
Insects
"Six Spot Burnet Moth 3(and Chalkhill Blue , Meadow Brown,
Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Marbled White)
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22/7Hersey NR (18.35 - 19.45)Greenshank1
22/7"Common Sandpiper Click for picture 3
22/7"Little Egret4(1 juv)
22/7"Little Grebe3
22/7"Canada Geese6
22/7"Stock Dove1
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsFresh W-NW. Wind
21/7Thorness Bay, (8.15 - 10.30)SANDERLING Click for picture 5(at water's edge, some summer plumage)
21/7"Turnstone2
21/7"Ringed Plover2+
21/7"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(Paired with a Herring Gull!)
21/7"Linnetc6
21/7"Swallow5(Collecting mud)
21/7"Pied Wagtail2ad, 5juv
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21/7Newtown NR, (10.50 - 12.10)Dunlin7(Gull Island)
21/7"Peregrine1juv(Over Meadow going S.)
21/7"Sandwich Ternc3
21/7"Common Tern6
21/7"Oystercatcherc30
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WednesdayShowers & Sunny IntervalsW. Wind
20/7Brading Marsh, RSPB (8.30)Whitethroat Click for picture 4juv(2 more along Laundry Lane)
20/7"Blackcap1m(Bushes)
20/7"Dunnock4(mostly juv.)
20/7"Grey Wagtail1(On filter beds)
20/7"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
20/7"Green Woodpecker2
20/7Laundry Lane, RSPB (9.00)Buzzard6
20/7"Goldfinch4ad,1juv
Insects
"Gatekeeper 1(and Specked Wood, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral)
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20/7Hersey NR (15.15 - 15.45)Mediterranean Gull4ad(along Beach)
20/7"Greenshank Click for picture 1
20/7"Common Sandpiper Click for picture 1
20/7"Little Egret4(1 juv)
20/7"Little Grebe4
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20/7Ryde E. SandsDunlin14(far out on Sandbank)
20/7(19.10)Sandwich Tern6
20/7"Curlew1(another 16 on W. Sands)
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20/7Bembridge Ponds/HarbourGreenshank 3(In Harbour)
20/7(19.30 - 20.20)Little Egret5(2 at ponds 3 in harbour)
20/7"Heron1
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TuesdayTrip to Hayling Oyster Bedsand Hamble RiverSunny Intervals, strong W. Wind
19/7Fishboune Ferry, 8.00Common Gull1 (1s)(on marker post)
19/7
Hayling Oyster Beds (14.00) Knot 1Little Tern, Whimbrel, Grey Plover.
MondaySunny IntervalsFresher W. WindCooler
18/7Town Copse, 8.00Whimbrel2(1 seen 1 heard near Clamerkin Lake)
18/7"Common Sandpiper1(Clamerkin Lake)
Insects
"White Admiral 1(and Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown etc.)
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18/7Freshwater Causeway, 9.10Coal Tit1(by Church)
18/7(and FP "F1" towards Yarmouth)Green Woodpecker3(1 juv)
18/7"Raven1(Heard)
18/7"Mistle Thrush1
18/7"Song Thrush2
18/7"Whitethroat4(Juv)
18/7"Stock Dove2
18/7"Whimbrel?1(On side of Yar but distant)
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18/7Fort Victoria, 10.30SHEARWATER Sp.1E. at 10.50, prob. Balearic,
(One was reported off Hurst Castle @ 8.10)
18/7"Common Ternc20
18/7"Sandwich Ternc4
18/7"Gannet4(2ad, 2juv W.)
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18/7Yarmouth Station Ponds, 9.00Greenshank1(Mill Copse scrape)
18/7"Black Tailed Godwit53
18/7"Dunlin2
18/7"Redshank12
18/7"Oystercatcher2
18/7"Lapwing6
18/7"Curlew1
18/7"Little Egret5(with 1 Heron)
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SundayFine Sunny, HotLight E. Wind
17/7Brighstone Down, 8.15Dartford Warbler1m(Singing briefly on Gorse Bush)
17/7"Bullfinch3(1m, 1f, and poss. juv)
17/7"Yellowhammerc6
17/7"Linnet3
17/7"Buzzard2
Insects
"Silver Y Moth 1
Insects
"Silver Washed Fritillery 2(and Marbled White, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown)
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17/7Newtown NR, 10.00 - 11.00TURNSTONE Click for picture 1(Gull Island)
17/7"Common Tern6(4 on Raft, W side of harbour entrance)
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17/7Town Copse, 11.10Lapwing5(Clamerkin Lake)
17/7"Curlewc95(91 at Clamerkin roost)
Insects
"Silver Washed Fritillery 2(and White Admiral, Gatekeeper,
Beetle; Strangalia maculata )
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Reported
(Jim C.)Whimbrel 3(Clamerkin Lake)
SaturdayTrip to Titchfield Havenand FarlingtonFine sunny warm
16/7Fishboune Ferry, 8.00Common Gull1(on marker post)
16/7
Titchfield Haven (9.40) Turnstone6also 100+ Common Tern, Black Tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover.
16/7
Farlington Marsh (14.00) Avocet 1Black Tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Snipe.
FridayFine, Sunny HotLight SW. Wind
15/7St. Catherines Pt. (8.00 - 9.00)Gannet16(15E. mostly juv, 1W.)
15/7"Yellowhammer2m
15/7"Great Spotted Woodpecker1juv
15/7"Green Woodpecker1+ad,1juv(Others heard)
15/7"Whitethroat1
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15/7Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt. Skylark10+
15/7(9.40 - 11.15)Kestrel2
15/7"Stonechat1m(By C.G. Cottages, poss f. as well)
15/7"Linnetc10
15/7"Raven2(Along cliff edge)
Insects
"Keeled Skimmer DF 4+And; Marbled White, Large White, Sm. Skipper,
Meadow Bn. Sand Digger Wasp
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15/7Hersey NR (19.50 - 20.45)Mediterranean Gull2ad
15/7"Common Sandpiper1(at back of main channel)
15/7"Little Egret11(3+ juv)
15/7"Little Grebe2
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ThursdayFine Sunny HotLight Wind
14/7Town Copse/ E. Hide, 8.00Treecreeper1(First here for ages)
14/7"Lapwing2(N. bank of Clamerkin Lake)
14/7"Common Sandpiper Click for picture 1(on Spit N. of hide)
14/7"Black Tailed Godwit14(Similar number from Boathouse later)
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14/7Newtown NR, (9.30 - 11.20)DUNLIN5(3 to E. and 2 on W. side of Boathouse)
14/7(Returning Waders)Redshank67(Group of 58 W. of Boathouse)
14/7"Mediterranean Gull1ad,3juv
14/7"Oystercatcherc10
14/7"Shelduck2
14/7"Curlewc40(around reserve)
14/7"Canada Geese123
14/7"Reed Bunting1m(Path to Hide)
14/7"Linnet3(one carrying nest material)
Insects
"Small Skipper 1(& Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Small Heath.)
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WednesdayFine Sunny Hot
13/7Firestone CopseCoal Tit4+
13/7(7.45 - 9.40)Bullfinch3(1 Male, 2f/juv)
Insects
"White Admiral 1And; Red Admiral, Lg. Skipper, Meadow Bn.
Comma, 3 SW Fritillary
Mammals
"Red Squirrel 3
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13/7Bembridge Ponds (11.00)Mandarin Click for picture 1f (?)(Bill would be more yellow on Ecl. Male)
13/7"Reed Bunting1m(heard)
13/7"Reed Warbler4(2 heard, 2 juv in bush)
13/7"Little Grebe2
Insects
"Black Tailed Skimmer DF 1
13/7Hersey NR (19.40)Mediterranean Gull10+(2 over, 8+ on beach)
13/7"Little Egret5(+2 on beach)
13/7"Little Grebe4(all adults)
Mammals" Fox1
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsWarm
12/7Firestone CopseCoal Tit10+(c6 juv seen)
12/7(8.00 - 9.30)Little Egret1(Creek mudflats with BH Gulls)
12/7"poss Crossbill2(Conifers NW. of Car Pk. then flew W.)
Insects
"Ringlet 1mAlso; White Admiral, Lg. Skipper, Meadow Bn.
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12/7Hersey NR (9.20)Mediterranean Gull8(1s &2s on spit, 5+ on beach)
12/7"Little Egret2(1 older juv.)
12/7"Little Grebe1
Reported" (Chris M.)Common Sandpiper2Evening
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ReportedDover St. Ryde (Mark B.)Crossbillc40E. at 17.45
ReportedBembridge Ponds (Chris M.)Mandarin1m(ecl.)Seen again
Reported"Kingfisher1and 20+ Sand Martins on wires
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MondayFine, Sunny, Hot
11/7Appley Park Ryde (8.25)Coal Tit1juv(Singing from Conifer)
11/7"Blackcap1m(Heard)
11/7"Song Thrush1
11/7"Mistle Thrush1
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11/7Hersey NR (9.20)Kingfisher Click for picture 1(On sluice gate by entrance)
11/7(Hide Locked)Common Sandpiper Click for picture 1(on dead tree in pond))
11/7"Reed Warbler4(Feeding by path in reeds)
11/7"Little Grebe1
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SundayFine Sunny Warm
10/7West High Down, Totland Peregrine2(on cliffs)
10/7(8.45 - 11.30)Rock Pipit7(at least 2 juv)
10/7"Dartford Warbler2(singing on Gorse bushes)
10/7"Whitethroat2(Heard)
10/7"Goldfinchc30(Mobbing Kestrel)
10/7"Cormorantc25
10/7"Shag2+
Insects
"Summer Chafer 1(Amphimallon solstitialis
I.D. help from Robin A. again)
Insects
"Painted Lady 1(and Marbled White, Small Heath,
3 Dk. Gn. Fritillary, Comma.)
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10/7W. Wight location, 12.00Wheatear Click for Picture2-3juv
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10/7Ryde E. SandsCommon Gull1(with BH Gulls on Sandbank)
10/7(20.20)Mediterranean Gull22
10/7"Little Egret10
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10/7Nettlestone Church (20.50)Little Owl1(On pole next to Cemetary)
10/7Bembridge Ponds (21.00)Tufted Duck2m(Back of Causeway Lake)
Reportedhere recently (Chris M.)Mandarin1m(ecl.)with poss. Wood Duck
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SaturdayTrip to New Forest and KeyhavenBecoming warm and sunny
09/7
Beaulieu Road StationTree Pipit2+also Redstart, Click for picture Stonechat, Nuthatch, Spotted FC.
09/7
Keyhaven MarshLittle Ringed Plover Click for picture 1ad, 4juvBlack Tailed Godwit, Eider
FridayFine Sunny, Cloudy laterLight N. Wind
08/7Brighstone Down, 8.15Dartford Warbler1m(Singing briefly on Gorse Bush)
08/7"Yellowhammerc6
08/7"Linnet5
08/7"Buzzard2
Insects
"Minotaur Beetle 1(Robin A. ID's this as Typhaeus typhoeus)
Insects
"Southern Hawker DF 2(and Marbled White, Small Heath, Large Skipper,
Meadow Brown)
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08/7Newtown NR, 10.50Mediterranean Gull8(3ad. 5juv)
08/7"Common Sandpiper1(W. of Tern Raft)
08/7"Common Ternc10(On Raft, W side of harbour entrance)
08/7"Redshank1
08/7"Oystercatcher5
08/7"Shelduck20+
08/7Shalfleet QuayBlack Tailed Godwit2
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08/7Parkhurst Forest,Nightjar3+(m,f and poss Juv)
08/7(20.40 - 22.20)Woodcock1(Heard)
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, ShowersN-NW Wind
07/7Luccombe DownPeregrine1(Over to W.)
07/7(9.45 - 11.20)Meadow Pipitc15
07/7"Linnet5
07/7"Whitethroatc3(Singing males)
07/7"Chiffchaff1
Reptiles
"Adder 1Also; Southern Hawker DF, 2 Hares
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07/7Bembridge PondsSand Martin1(With Swallows and House Martins)
07/7(15.50)Little Egret2(and 3 Herons)
07/7"Canada Geese5
07/7"Reed Warbler4(Singing males)
07/7"Little Grebe2
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07/7FP W. from Bembridge WindmillSkylark1+(Heard)
07/7(16.30)Meadow Pipit2
07/7"Goldfinch5
07/7"Whitethroatc3(approx 2 juv)
Insects
"Meadow Brown40+Also; Marbled White, Large Skipper & Small Heath, Common Darter DF
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WednesdaySunny Intervals and ShowersNW Wind
06/7Shide to Blackwater FP Grey Wagtail1m(Shide Garage)
06/7(7.45 - 9.20)Blackcap4+
06/7"Chiffchaff4
06/7"Treecreeper1-2
06/7"Whitethroat3(Singing males)
06/7"Chiffchaff4
06/7"Goldcrest1
06/7"Swift2
06/7"House Martin6
Insects
"Comma 2Also; Red Admiral, Large Skipper
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06/7Dodnor to PinkmeadCurlew9(N. up Medina)
06/7(9.30 - 11.30)Sparrowhawk1(Active and Churring non-stop)
06/7"Buzzard1
06/7"Bullfinch1m
06/7"Mistle Thrush2
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Insects
Shide/DodnorSouthern Hawker 2(1 at each location)
06/7Hersey NR (15.45)Mediterranean Gull9(8 on reserve, 1 on beach)
06/7(no waders)Little Egret 7(2 on reserve, rest on fields and beach)
06/7"Little Grebe1
06/7"Barnacle Geese20+(Feral flock)
06/7"Heron1
06/7"Stock Dove1(on beach)
Mammals
"Fox1
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TuesdayClouding over, showersBrisk SW. Wind
05/7Appleford Cross (8.00)Red Legged Partridge3
05/7"Yellowhammer5
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05/7Whale Chine (9.00)Corn Bunting Click for Picture 1m(On small bushes, singing N. of Car Park
Now very scarce on the Island-the last one?)
05/7"Swallowc6
05/7"Skylark4
05/7"Linnetc15
05/7"Yellowhammer1m(Towards Chale)
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05/7Gore Cliff (9.40)Fulmar6
05/7"Little Owl1(On cliffs)
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MondayCloudy to Sunny Int. and ShowersBrisk SW-W. Wind
04/7Sandown Canoe Lake (7.50)Swan2a,6juv
04/7"Little Grebe2
04/7"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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04/7Bembridge Down (8.20)Whitethroatc15(Most still singing)
04/7(Spectacular show of Poppies Click for Picture )Raven1-2(Cliff Edge)
04/7"Linnet11(Includes 2 juv)
04/7"Yellowhammer2m
04/7"Skylark2
04/7"Buzzard1(and Kestrels)
04/7"Cormorant9(On sea, flock of 8 together)
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SundaySunny Intervals,SW. Wind
03/7Appley Park, Ryde (8.00)Mistle Thrush2
03/7"Stock Dove2(Courtship display)
03/7"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
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03/7Bembridge Ponds, (9.00)Greenshank Click for Picture 1(Seen on Causeway)
03/7"Heron2ad, 2juv
03/7"Reed Warbler4+(Heard)
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03/7Foreland (9.40)House Martin10+(Collecting Mud)
03/7"Pied Wagtail1ad, 1juv
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03/7Laundry Lane, RSPB (16.20)Buzzard5
03/7"Stock Dove1
03/7"Great Spotted Woodpecker1juv
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03/7Brading Marsh, RSPB (20.20)Buzzard2(1 very pale)
03/7"Barn Owl1(Hunting Marsh at 21.04, came right at me!
Back with prey at 21.11)
03/7"Swiftc50
03/7Centurions CopseLong Eared Owl1(Flushed from FP "BB23" at 20.50, juv?)
03/7"Cetti's Warbler2(1 Heard on Marsh, another in Copse)
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SaturdayCloudy, brighter laterSW. Wind
02/7Fort Victoria, 8.15poss. Little Tern3
02/7"Common Ternc40
02/7"Gannet3
02/7"Rock Pipit1
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02/7Yarmouth Station Ponds, 9.00Swan1ad, 6juv
02/7"Teal1m,2f
02/7"Swift15+
02/7"House Martin4
02/7"Black Tailed Godwit11
02/7"Oystercatcher1
02/7"Redshank2
02/7"Shelduck6
02/7"Sedge Warbler1m
02/7"Reed Warbler4+(heard)
02/7"Reed Bunting2m
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02/7Newtown NR, 10.45Mediterranean Gull1
02/7"Lesser Black Backed Gull2
02/7"Redshank2
02/7"Oystercatcher5
02/7"Shelduck6+
02/7"Canada Geesec60
02/7"Whitethroat3(Path to Hide)
Insects
"Meadow Brown many(and Marbled White, Small Heath etc.)
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02/7FP S. from Wootton Br, 14.00-17.00Kestrel2ad,2juv
02/7"Stock Dove4
02/7"Whitethroat4
02/7"Blackcap3m(Heard)
02/7"Curlew2(Over to W.)
02/7Bridlesford CopseTreecreeper2
02/7Wootton BridgeHeron1ad, 3juv
02/7"Little Egret2
02/7"Buzzard4
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02/7Firestone Copse, 21.30 - 22.15Nightjar2(From clearing into Car Cark!)
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FridaySunny Intervals
01/7Appley Park Ryde (8.10)Green Woodpecker Click for picture 1juv(Fence W. side)
01/7"Song Thrush4
01/7"Mistle Thrush1
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01/7Hersey NR (9.20)Mediterranean Gull2(2 "1s")
01/7"Little Egret 9(includes 1 Juvenile)
01/7"Whitethroat1m(Singing near entrance)
01/7"Little Grebe2
01/7"Barnacle Geese50+(Feral flock)
01/7"Heron1
01/7"Sand Martin1
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JUNE 2005
Click for monthly species lists, June total = 106


ThursdayWet, to Showers, Brighter later
30/6Fishbourne (from ferry) (16.15)Common Ternc40(Shingle bank off E. Beach)
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30/6Hersey NR 18.30Common Sandpiper Click for picture 1(To W. of Hide)
30/6"Mediterranean Gull3(1 "2s" and 2 "1s")
30/6"Little Egret 12(includes 1 Juvenile)
30/6"Little Grebe2
30/6"Barnacle Geese10+(Feral flock)
30/6"Stock Dove1
30/6"Heron2
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Mon-ThursTrip to Gloucestershire
Mon 27th
Keyhaven MarshLittle Ringed Plover3ad, 2juvalso Lapwings with Chicks
"
Beaulieu Road, New ForestTree Pipit2+also Stonechat, Redstart
"
Crabtree Hill, Forest of DeanTurtle Dove4+Tree Pipit, Woodcock, Mandarin.
Tue 28th
Forest of DeanDipper2Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher etc.
Wed 29th
"Sugarloaf", AbergavennyWhinchatc35Stonechat, Skylark, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit
Thur 30th
Slimbridge WWTGreen Sandpiper2Black Tailed Godwit, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Lapwing, Common Tern
SundaySunny Intervals, warmNE. Wind
26/6Quarr Abbey and Beach (8.10 - 10.30)Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard at Ponds on beach)
26/6"Curlew8(Foreshore)
26/6"Common Tern9(feeding offshore)
26/6"Blackcap4(1 seen near Abbey, others heard)
26/6"Buzzard1
26/6"Kestrel1
26/6"Buzzard1
Insects
By Ponds by beachMarbled White 5+
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26/6FP S. of Wootton Bridge, (15.00)Little Owl2 juv(Perched in Oak Tree)
26/6"Buzzard3
26/6"Kestrel1
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26/6Bembridge Ponds, (19.20)Water Rail Click for Picture 1(Seen at Lagoon)
26/6"Reed Bunting1m
26/6"Swallowc20(With c6 House Martin)
26/6"Buzzard2
26/6"Reed Warbler3+(Heard)
26/6"Shelduck2
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SaturdayOvercast and Misty
25/6Appley Park (7.30 - 8.00)Mistle Thrush2
25/6(No Flycatchers today)Song Thrush3(1 juv)
25/6"Green Woodpecker1
25/6"Little Egret3(Beach)
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25/6Hersey NR 19.00Little Grebe1(low water level)
25/6"Little Egret Click for Picture 11(includes 3 Juveniles)
25/6"Shelduck2
25/6"Barnacle Geese50+(Feral flock)
25/6"House Martinc10(Also Swallows)
25/6"Heron5(4 on Beach with 2 more Egrets)
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Reported
"Kingfisher124/6 in Sightings book
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25/6Newtown NR, 13.20 - 14.30Mediterranean Gull6
25/6"Black Headed Gull200+(Many juv. around reserve)
25/6"Lesser Black Backed Gull2(They're back)
25/6"Redshank1
25/6"Oystercatcherc15(2 in Scrape)
25/6"Shelduck20+(3 tiny ducklings in scrape)
25/6"Curlewc60(Big influx)
25/6"Common Tern4
*
25/6Shalfleet Mill, 14.40Kingfisher1(Returning bird?)
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25/6Parkhurst Forest (20.20 - 22.55)Nightjar1m,1f(Clearing S. of Study field)
25/6(IWOG Walk)Woodcockc3(2 heard, 4+ sightings)
25/6"Long Eared Owl2(juv heard, 1 seen at clearing)
Insects
"Glow Wormc6
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FridayBright Start, then Thunderstorms!
24/6Laundry Lane (7.50 - 9.10)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing W of Lane, N. End)
24/6(No sign of WC Shrike)Whitethroat3ad, 2juv
24/6"Linnet6+
24/6"Dunnock1ad, 1juv
24/6"Reed Warbler4+
24/6"Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard)
24/6St Helens Bridge 9.15Tufted Duck2(pair on River Yar)
24/6Bembridge Harbour 9.25Little Egret1
24/6"Curlew1(1st for a while)
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Reported
NW. Over Shanklin@13.30Honey Buzzard1Chris M.
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ThursdayFine Sunny, Warm
23/6Ryde Esplanade 8.50Grey Wagtail2(Along beach at Appley)
23/6"Little Egret3
23/6"Oystercatcher4
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23/6Appley Park (9.00 - 10.00)Stock Dove3
23/6(No Flycatchers today)Song Thrush3
23/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
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23/6Hersey NR 19.00Oystercatcher1(Water level now low)
23/6"Barnacle Geese3(Ferals)
23/6"House Martinc20
Reported
"Little Gull1a few days ago (Jay)
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23/6Sandown Esplanade 20.10Cetti's Warbler1(Heard by Canoe Lake)
23/6"Swan2ad,6 cyg.
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23/6Laundry Lane (21.15 - 10.00)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing W of Lane, N. End)
23/6(No sign of WC Shrike)Swallowc20
23/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
Reported
By bridge over stream@SZ621883WOODCHAT SHRIKE1m@19.30 - 20.30 by Mike S.
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WednesdayFine Sunny
22/6Shide to Blackwater FP Barn Owl Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(Hunting field W. side, Shide end 8am-9am)
22/6(7.45 - 10.30)Blackcap4+
22/6"Garden Warbler1-2(Singing males, 1 seen, 1? heard)
22/6"Whitethroat3(Singing males)
22/6"Chiffchaff4
22/6"Goldcrest4
22/6"Buzzard2(Marvel Lane)
22/6"Yellowhammer2(Singing males)
22/6"House Martin3
22/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
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22/6Brighstone/Mottistone DownsTurtle Dove1m(Heard)
22/6(20.35 - 22.45)Nightjar1m(Active and Churring non-stop)
22/6"Buzzard1
22/6"Yellowhammer4
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TuesdayFine Sunny, WarmN. Wind
Insects
My Garden, RydeHummingbird Hawkmoth 1@8.05
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21/6Ryde Esplanade 8.20Mediterranean Gull9(3x1st sum, 2x2nd sum, 2 ringed)
21/6"Little Egret3
21/6"Oystercatcher2
21/6"Greater Black Backed Gull10+
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21/6Appley Park (8.45 - 9.40)Spotted Flycatcher1+(1 seen, poss. Juv heard)
21/6"Mistle Thrush6+(2 family groups)
21/6"Pied Wagtail2(Adult Male feeding juv.)
21/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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Fri-MonTrip to WatfordOverseas!
Fri 17th
Farlington MarshSARDINIAN WARBLER1m@09.30, and 3 Bearded Tits at Lake.
"
Thursley CommonTree Pipit6+also Stonechat, Dartford Warbler
Sat 18th
Staines MoorLittle Ringed Plover1Parakeets, Skylark etc.
Sun 19th
Wetland Centre, BarnesSnipe18+ Little Ringed Plover, Redshank etc
Mon 20th
Rickmansworth, River ChessSpotted Flycatcher1Willow Warbler, Blackcap etc
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ThursdayOvercast, Light RainW. Wind
16/6Ryde Esplanade 8.20Curlew1(1st for a while)
16/6"Little Egret1
16/6"Oystercatcher5
16/6"Greater Black Backed Gull15+
16/6"Stock Dove3(Canoe Lake)
16/6"Canada Geese4(2ad, 2 juv, at Canoe Lake)
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16/6Appley Park (8.40 - 10.00)Little Owl1(SE. of Appley Tower)
16/6"Treecreeper1juv
16/6"Song Thrush3
16/6"Mistle Thrush3
16/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2, 1 juv
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsSW. Wind
14/6Luccombe Down, VentnorWillow Warbler2m(Heard on lower W. slope)
14/6 (7.45 - 9.10)Yellowhammer3(2m,1f)
14/6"Whitethroat6+
14/6"Kestrel1
14/6"Buzzard2
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14/6Gore Cliff, Blackgang (9.30)Peregrine1(Flew along cliff then out to sea)
14/6"Fulmar13(5 were on Cliff ledges)
14/6"Cormorant5
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14/6Whale Chine (10.15)Skylark10+(No Corn Bunting again)
14/6"Linnetc25
14/6"Kestrel1
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14/6Parkhurst Forest (20.15 - 22.30)Nightjar3(Pair seen S. of Study field,
+Churring male further E.)
14/6"Woodcock Woodcock/Nightjar Picture c3(2 heard, 1 seen)
14/6"Raven2
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Reported
R. Yar at St. Helens BridgeRuddy Duck1m@06.30 by Richard S.
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MondaySunny Intervals, WarmW. Wind
13/6St Helens Duver 8.00Lesser Whitethroat2(Quiet prolonged warbling,
also "scolding" noise like Wrens!)
13/6Bembridge HarbourMallard25
13/6(No sign of Ruddy Ducks)Little Egret1
13/6"Greater Black Backed Gull1
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13/6Thorness Bay (11.05 - 12.20)Ringed Plover Click for Picture 1(near Shingle bank))
13/6"Oystercatcher5(Calling and displaying)
13/6"Skylark1(Dust bathing on beach)
13/6"Pied Wagtail1ad, 3 juv(On beach)
13/6Lane to FarmMistle Thrush4(at least 2 juv.)
13/6"Chiffchaff4(1ad, 3 juv. sunbathing)
13/6"Goldfinch2(Ad. feeding juv.)
Reported
"Marsh Harrier1juvseen here recently
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13/6Ryde Esplanade (19.15)Gannet5(Offshore in Solent)
13/6"Shelduck2
13/6"Little Egret1
13/6"Sandwich Tern1
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13/6Hersey NR (19.40)Heron1
13/6"Little Egret1
13/6"House Martinc50(c20 over reserve, c30 over Nettlestone)
13/6"Barnacle Geesec10(Feral)
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SundayOvercast and Sunny IntervalsW. Wind
12/6Ryde Esplanade 7.40House Martinc15(Collecting mud on beach)
12/6"Sandwich Tern2
12/6"Little Egret3
12/6"Oystercatcher6
12/6"Mediterranean Gull1 (2nd Sum)(With missing foot)
12/6"Greater Black Backed Gull20+
12/6"Canada Geese4(2ad, 2 juv, at Canoe Lake)
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12/6Appley Park (8.05 - 9.20)Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 1-2(E. of Appley Tower)
12/6"Treecreeper1juv
12/6"Song Thrush4, 1juv
12/6"Mistle Thrush3
12/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker3, 1 juv
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12/6St Helens Bridge, 15.55 - 16.45RUDDY DUCK Click for Picture 2(Pair on Yar about 200m S. of Bridge)
12/6"Little Grebe2
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12/6Laundry Lane, 17.00Lesser Whitethroat1m(Heard at N. End by barn)
12/6"Little Egret1
12/6"Lapwing5
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SaturdayFine Sunny, warm
11/6Town Copse, 8.15Lesser Whitethroat1m(Heard in field S. of entrance to Copse)
11/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2-3
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11/6Cassey Bridge, 8.45Nightingale1m(Heard in lane to E.)
11/6"Bullfinch1m,1f
11/6"Cuckoo1m(Calling to the W.)
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11/6Newtown NR, 9.10 - 11.00Mediterranean Gull4
11/6"Black Headed Gull200+(Many well grown chicks on Scrape Islands)
11/6"Greater Black Backed Gull2(The Lesser B.B. Gulls have now gone)
11/6"Redshank6(1 in Scrape)
11/6"Oystercatcherc10(3 in Scrape)
11/6"Shelduck10+
11/6"Curlew3
11/6"Common Tern1
11/6"Reed Bunting1m, 2 juv Click for Picture (NW corner of Meadow in hedge)
11/6"Little Egret3
Reported
"Ringed Plover1from Boathouse
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FridayCloudy
10/6Fishbourne Beach 8.15Mediterranean Gull1
10/6"Curlew1
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10/6Ryde Esplanade 8.55House Martinc20(Collecting mud on beach)
10/6"Oystercatcher9
10/6"Greater Black Backed Gull40+
10/6"Canada Geese4(2ad, 2juv at Canoe Lake)
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10/6Carpenters Road, St. HelensYellowhammerc3(Heard, & 1 seen)
10/6(20.30 -21.40)Buzzard2(No sign of Night Heron)
10/6"Kestrel1
10/6"Barn Owl1(out at 21.30)
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Reported
St Catherine's PointGolden Oriole1-No details
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ThursdayFine Sunny Warm
09/6West High Down, Totland 8.05 - 10.35Turtle Dove1(Flew from cliff edge over field)
09/6"Wheatear Click for Picture 3(1m and 2 fem/juv at Rocket Site)
09/6"Rock Pipit5(3 ad, 2 juv)
09/6"Dartford Warbler3(2 singing males and another heard)
09/6"Whitethroat3
09/6"Meadow Pipitc10
09/6"Raven5(2ad and 3juv at Rocket Site and Cliffs)
09/6"Guillemot3(2 on sea)
09/6"Cormorantc25
09/6"Shag2+
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09/6YarmouthPonds & Estuary, 11.00-11.45Swan2ad,8juv
09/6"Teal5(4m,1f in Station pond-unseasonal)
09/6"Sandwich Tern2(Estuary)
09/6"House Martin1
09/6"Black Tailed Godwit3(Mill Copse Scrape)
09/6"Oystercatcher1
09/6"Redshank4(3 in Scrape)
09/6"Shelduck8
09/6"Reed Warbler2+(Seen and heard)
09/6"Reed Bunting1m
09/6"Little Egret3
09/6"Heron1
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09/6"Harbour Quay" GC (opp. "Oasis") Reed Warbler3+(heard)
09/6(15.10 - 16.50)Heron3
09/6(& 19.40 - 21.15 from Laundry Lane)Whitethroat6+(Singing males)
09/6(Night Heron not found)Chiffchaff1
09/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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Still Present
"Harbour Quay" GC (opp. "Oasis") Night Heron1ad.seen before we arrived
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WednesdayFine Sunny
08/6Appley Park (8.05 - 9.30)Spotted Flycatcher1(m?)(E. of Appley Tower)
08/6"Jay2(1 mobbed by Blue tits after stealing a juv.)
08/6"Song Thrush4
08/6"Mistle Thrush Click for Picture 4+juv
08/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker3
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08/6Shide to Blackwater FP Grey Wagtail Click for Picture 1m,1f(on gravel bank in river, Shide end)
08/6(14.15 - 16.10)Blackcap8
08/6"Whitethroat2(Singing males)
08/6"Chiffchaff7
08/6"Goldcrest1ad, 2juv
08/6"Mistle Thrush1(Blackwater Cycleway)
08/6"House Martin6+
08/6"Song Thrush3
08/6"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(Nest hole now quiet)
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Reported
Brading Marsh, (by the Foreman) Night Heron1at the proposed Golf Course,
opposite the "Oasis" garden centre
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TuesdayFine Sunny WarmE. Wind
07/6St. Catherine's Point (7.40 - 9.40)Kittiwake35(E. biggest flock 22 @ 8.24)
07/6"Gannet60(most E. with 11W)
07/6"Fulmar3+
07/6"Auks7(E. with 1 Guillemot W. & 2 more on Sea)
07/6"Manx Shearwater9(E. 2@7.50, 7@8.05)
07/6"Sandwich Tern20+(In flock feeding just offshore)
07/6"Shag1(Ringed)
07/6"Cormorant7&1juv
07/6"Shelduck2E.
07/6"Heron1
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07/6Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.00)Little Owl1
07/6"Fulmar16(9 were on Cliff ledges)
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07/6Whale Chine (11.00)Skylark4+(No Corn Buntings though)
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07/6Location withheld (16.45)Hobby Click for Picture 2(Hunting insects and calling)
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07/6Firestone Copse(21.00 -22.20)Nightjar2("Churring" 200m E. of Car Park, @21.50)
07/6"Woodcock1
07/6"Barn Owl1(Over Car Park)
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MondayShowers to Cloudy pm.
06/6Dodnor to Kingston, Medina Esty.Cuckoo1m(W. of Dodnor Bridge in tree)
06/6 (14.05 - 17.20)Lesser Whitethroat Click for Picture 2m
06/6"Whitethroat Click for Picture 6+
06/6"Skylarkc3
06/6"Bullfinch1(Heard)
06/6"Little Grebe1(Dodnor pond)
06/6"Reed Warblerc3(Dodnor reedbed)
06/6"Jay2
06/6"Mistle Thrush5(Inc. family group of 4)
06/6"Oystercatcher4(2 by Estuary, 2 on field)
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SundaySunny Int. to showers pm.W. Wind
05/6Foreland (8.10)Sandwich Ternc15(Including 9 on the beach)
05/6"Gannet1(W)
05/6"Wader Sp.5(N. poss. Grey Plover?)
05/6"Starling50+(On beach, mostly juv.)
05/6"House Martin30+(some collecting mud for nests)
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05/6FP W. of Bembridge Windmill, (9.10)Lesser Whitethroat1m
05/6"Stonechat Click for Picture 5(Pair with 3 juv.)
05/6"Whitethroat4+
05/6"Green Woodpecker2
05/6"Meadow Pipit3
05/6"Buzzard1
05/6"Kestrel1m
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05/6Bembridge Ponds, (10.18)Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard by Lagoon)
05/6"Reed Bunting1m
05/6"Sparrowhawk1
05/6"Buzzard2
05/6"Reed Warbler3+(Heard)
05/6"Shelduck4(Pair mating at Causeway pond)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals, light showers pmW. Wind
04/6Fort Victoria, 9.05Little Tern6
04/6"Common Ternc20
04/6"Sandwich Tern2
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04/6Yarmouth Station Ponds, 9.35Swan2ad,7juv
04/6"Swift50+
04/6"House Martinc30
04/6"Black Tailed Godwit17(Mill Copse Scrape)
04/6"Oystercatcher6
04/6"Redshank1
04/6"Shelduck7+
04/6"Sedge Warbler1m(Singing by path)
04/6"Reed Warbler4+(Seen and heard)
04/6"Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard)
04/6"Reed Bunting1m
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04/6Newtown NR, 11.00Mediterranean Gull3
04/6"Swift10+
04/6"Lesser Black Backed Gull2
04/6"Redshank1
04/6"Oystercatcher5
04/6"Shelduck6+
04/6"Red Legged Partridge1(Hay Meadow, at nest?)
04/6"Reed Warblerc2(heard, meadow W. of Hide)
04/6"Common Tern2
04/6"Reed Bunting1m(Heard)
04/6"Little Egret1
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04/6Brading Marsh, 20.05Kestrel3(2 on Marsh, 1 to E.)
04/6" (en route)Little Owl1(Nunwell, at 19.55)
04/6"Long Eared Owl2juv(Heard Centurion's Copse 20.30-21.00)
04/6"Barn Owl1(Carrying vole at 21.20)
04/6"Swift10+
04/6"Swallowc4
04/6"Cuckoo1m(Heard about 21.00)
04/6"Lapwing1
04/6"Sedge Warbler1m(Singing by bridge)
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FridayCloudy, heavy showers pmW. Wind
03/6Bembridge Down, 9.05Raven2(W.)
03/6"Buzzard1(Very pale on head and chest)
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03/6Yarmouth Station Ponds, 15.25Swan1ad,1juv(Cygnet riding on adult's back!)
03/6"Swift7
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ThursdayCloudy
02/6Ryde Esplanade, 18.30Great Crested Grebe1(Off W. Sands)
02/6"Sandwich Tern6(5 E. Sands, 1 W. Sands)
02/6"Oystercatcher14
02/6Appley Park House Martinc30
02/6"Mistle Thrush2
02/6"Coal Tit2
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MAY 2005
Click for monthly species lists, May total = 119


SundayCloudy to Short Sunny Int.
29/5Fishbourne, 8.00Great Crested Grebe2(1 just offshore, another further out)
Reported,
(Caroline D.)
West High Down,18.30Red-backed Shrike1fbetween Tennyson Down & WHD
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SaturdayCloudy to Short Sunny Int.Fresh SW. Wind
28/5FP W. of Bembridge Windmill,Wheatear1m(On distant gate)
28/5(7.40 - 9.00, No sign of WC Shrike)Stonechat4(Pair with 2 juv. very active)
28/5"Cuckoo1m(Calling by Hangers, then flew W.)
28/5"Meadow Pipitc6
28/5"Reed Bunting2m
28/5"Whitethroat2+
~
28/5Bembridge PondsCetti's Warbler1m(Heard by Lagoon)
28/5(9.10 - 9.50)Tufted Duck4(2 Pairs)
28/5"Reed Warbler2+(Heard)
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Reported Fort Victoria (am)Little Tern6feeding just offshore
(Chris M.)"Sandwich Tern6& 23 Common Tern
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FridayFine Sunny WarmE. Wind
27/5St. Catherine's Point (8.00 - 10.40)Kittiwake 1(E.)
27/5"Gannet40(E & W)
27/5"Fulmar10+
27/5"Common Scoter22(E.)
27/5"Sandwich Tern3
27/5"Oystercatcher4(E.)
27/5"Reed Warbler1(Singing up the lane!)
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27/5Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.00)Little Owl Click for Picture 1
27/5"Fulmar6
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27/5Shide to Blackwater FP (15.00)Little Owl 1(On post)
27/5"Great Spotted Woodpecker 2+(Adults at nesthole, juv. looking out Click for Picture )
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27/5FP from Bembridge Windmill,
towards Airport
WOODCHAT SHRIKE Click for fuzzy Picture 1m(On fence, 200m N of old Seawall)
27/5on RSPB reserve (20.50)Stonechat3(Bushes N. of Old Seawall)
27/5"Barn Owl1(Hunting about 21.20)
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ReportChris M. found theWC Shrike--at SZ636875 about 15.00 today
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ThursdaySunny Int. warmerBrisk SW. Wind
26/5Luccombe Down, Ventnor (8.25)Dartford Warbler3-4(3 singing on bushes)
26/5"Buzzard2
26/5"Kestrel2
26/5"Swiftc15(2 seen Mating "on the wing")
26/5"House Martin3
26/5"Meadow Pipit10+
26/5"Willow Warbler2m(Heard on W. slope)
26/5"Chiffchaff2m(Heard on W. slope)
26/5"Whitethroat3
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26/5Shanklin/Lake (11.00)poss. Hobby1(N. over Railway Bridge)
26/5"Fulmar1(Along Cliffs)
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26/5Mark's Corner (20.30 - 22.00)Nightjar2(Churring Males, both seen)
26/5(Clearing half mile S.)Woodcock3
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WednesdayOvercast, Drizzle, Fine laterLight Winds
25/5Quarr Abbey area Mistle Thrush5(inc. 1juv)
25/5(8.00 - 10.00)Blackcap4
25/5"Cuckoo1m(Heard N.E. of Abbey)
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TuesdayRain, Brighter by eveningS.W. Wind
24/5Centurions Copse (20.40)Long Eared Owl Click for Picture 2+(2 juv. seen/heard, and poss Adult)
24/5"Barn Owl Click for Picture 1(Flew right past Long Ears)
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MondayShowers, sunny intervals.SW. Wind
23/5Hersey NR, Seaview (8.00)House Martin30+
23/5(High water level)Swallow2+(over ponds)
23/5"Swift1
23/5"Reed Warbler1m(Heard)
23/5"Whitethroat1
23/5"Shelduck1
23/5"Canada Geese5
23/5"Greylag Goose1esc.(Domestic type)
23/5"Barnacle Goose4esc.(and 1 Snow Goose, on field to W.)
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23/5Bembridge Ponds (9.00)Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard)
23/5"Whitethroat1
23/5"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Heard by Lagoon)
23/5"Shelduck2
23/5"Little Egret2
23/5"Reed Warbler4+(Heard)
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SundayFine SunnyLight E. Wind
22/5Brighstone Down (7.35 - 9.20)Turtle Dove Click for Picture 1-2(on FP BS 8, silent, -poss Female)
22/5"Yellowhammer4+
22/5"Willow Warbler3m(2 singing at junctions of FPs "BS" 5,7& 8)
22/5"Linnet6
Insects"Small Copper 4and Speckled Yellow Moth
""Green Hairstreak 1
22/5Whale Chine (10.00)Corn Bunting Click for Picture 1m(Singing in Rape field next to Car Park)
22/5"Swallowc6
22/5"Skylark4
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ReportedFreshwater (Antony R.)BEE EATER Antony's Picture 1flying in the field behind St Agnes church, about 16.30
Reported West High DownWheatear4(and 43 Cormorants, 11 nests)
Dave H.(IWOG walk)Dartford Warbler1(also 1 Spotted Flycatcher)
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ReportedSt Helens @ 11.45 (David B.)Honey Buzzard1heading NW.
FridayShowers to Hazy Sunny Int.S.W. Wind
20/5Whale Chine (14.30)Grey Partridge3(100m N. of Car Park)
20/5"Skylark4+
20/5"Swallowc20
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DipsWhale Chine/Atherfield areaCorn Bunting-none found
20/5Dungewood Lane, Atherfield (15.30)Yellowhammer4
20/5"Red Legged Partridge1(Along Lane)
20/5"Swift4
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ReportedN. end Brading Marsh (David B.)Cuckoo1mheard @ 07.00
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ThursdayRain & Showers, Cloudy
19/5Appley Park (7.45 - 8.25)Spotted Flycatcher1(E. of Appley Tower in young Oaks)
19/5"Treecreeper1m
19/5"Great Spotted Woodpecker1f
19/5"Mistle Thrush1
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19/5Newtown NR (11.00 - 11.40)Mediterranean Gull2(Scrape Islands)
19/5(No waders in scrape)Lesser Black Backed Gull2
19/5"Shelduck3
19/5"Dunlin24(From Boathouse- in Summer Plumage)
19/5"Common Tern1
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WednesdaySunny Intervals
18/5Shide to Blackwater FP Lesser Whitethroat1m(@ S. end of Marvel Lane-showing well)
18/5(7.35 - 10.10)Blackcap14+(Singing males, 1 female, 1 juv)
18/5"Whitethroat2(Singing males)
18/5"Chiffchaff9
18/5"Yellowhammer4m(Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane)
18/5"Goldcrest1(Singing along FP)
18/5"Grey Wagtail2(Shide end on River)
18/5"Mistle Thrush1(Blackwater Cycleway)
18/5"House Martin3
18/5"Song Thrush2
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18/5Centurions Copse (20.30)Long Eared Owl2+(2 juv. seen/heard, another squeaking)
ReportedBrading MarshBarn Owl1Carrying food
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ReportedScrape, Newtown NRCurlew Sandpiper1 and 4 Dunlin
(Jim C.)"Whimbrel2and 2 Bar T. Godwit
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TuesdayCold, cloudy to Sunny Int.N. Wind
17/5Sandown Esplanade (7.30)Swan2a,7juv(only 1 egg left in nest.)
17/5"House Martinc15(over Canoe Lake)
17/5"Swallowc10
17/5"Shelduck2
17/5"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
17/5"Sandwich Tern4(In Bay)
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17/5Bembridge Down (8.20)Whitethroatc6
17/5"Yellowhammer1m
17/5"Skylark1+(Heard)
17/5"Buzzard1
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17/5Ryde East Sands (14.20)Mediterranean Gull4
17/5"Oystercatcherc6
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17/5Bembridge Harbour (14.45)Swallow Click for Picture 2
17/5"Curlew2
17/5"Oystercatcher2
17/5Bembridge Ponds (15.10)Whitethroatc4
17/5"Reed Warbler3+(Seen/Heard)
17/5"Shelduck4
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MondayFine Sunny
16/5Rookley to Chillerton (7.30 - 9.10)Red Legged Partridge6
16/5(No sign of Golden Oriole)Yellowhammer Click for Picture 3
16/5"Whitethroat6
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SundayFine SunnyLight E. Wind
15/5St. Catherine's Point (7.30 - 9.50)Manx Shearwater4(E. + a poss. 13 more)
15/5"Arctic Skua1(E. very close)
15/5"Kittiwake113(E. biggest group 28)
15/5""Commic" Ternc100(E. biggest group c60)
15/5"Sandwich Tern13
15/5"Gannetc80(E. & W. also fishing offshore)
15/5"Fulmar4+
15/5"Common Scoter79(E. biggest group 25)
15/5"Auk Sp.4(including 2 Guillemot)
15/5"Oystercatcher1-2(E. & W.)
15/5"Whimbrel5(E.)
15/5"Diver Sp.2(E. Red Throated?)
15/5"Swallow10+(in off sea)
15/5"Red Legged Partridge2(by lane)
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Reported Bunker's Copse, RookleyGolden Oriole1 juv m11.20 - 13.00 (at least), SZ503844
(Robin A.)-earlier S. of Godshill Ch.Golden Oriole1 juv m@ 9.15 flew towards Rookley (the same bird?)
(Robin A.)North ApplefordBlue headed wagtail1m@ 8.00 then went N.
(Graham S.)Centurions Copse Long Eared Owl4 juvsOut already! (very early.)
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15/5Laundry Lane (16.10 -17.10)Sedge Warbler2m
15/5"Reed Warbler2m
15/5"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Along Embankment FP)
15/5"Swift30+(Over marsh)
15/5"House Martin20+
15/5"Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
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SaturdayCloudy to Showers, coolStrong NE Wind
14/5West High Down / Alum Bay Wheatear1m,1f(Below Rocket Test Site )
14/5(7.15 - 10.15)Stonechat Click for Picture 1m,1f(Above Alum Bay)
14/5"Swift12(E)
14/5"Guillemot5(on sea S. side)
14/5"Peregrine1(Above Alum Bay)
14/5"Yellowhammer3
14/5"Swift12(E)
14/5"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Path to Beacon)
14/5"Whitethroat2+(Headon Warren etc.)
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FridayShowers, cloudy, cooler.Strong NE. Wind
13/5Hersey NR, Seaview (16.20)House Martin15+
13/5(High water level)Swallow6+(over ponds)
13/5"Swift3
13/5"Canada Geese6
13/5"Greylag Goose1esc.(Domestic type)
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ThursdayFine SunnyNE. Wind
12/5Thorness Bay (7.50 - 9.10)Little Tern Click for Picture Click for Picture 1m,1f(Fishing and seen mating)
12/5"Oystercatcher4
12/5"Redshank1
12/5"Whimbrel1
12/5"Swift55+(Moving SE.)
12/5"Sand Martin2
12/5"Skylark3
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12/5Newtown NR (9.20 - 11.30)Mediterranean Gull3(Scrape Islands)
12/5"Lesser Black Backed Gull2(Taking chicks from BH Gull colony)
12/5"Black Tailed Godwit3
12/5"Knot1
12/5"Shelduck10
12/5"Common Tern3
12/5"Sandwich Tern1(Boathouse)
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WednesdayFine SunnyFresh N.E.- E. Wind
11/5St. Catherine's Point (7.40 - 10.20)Bar Tailed Godwit (?)8+(E. but distant)
11/5"Gannetc40(E & W)
11/5"Peregrine1(soaring over sea)
11/5"Shelduck2(E)
11/5"Mute Swan2(W)
11/5"Fulmar4+
11/5"Common Scoter5(E.)
11/5"Sandwich Tern4
11/5"Auk Sp.4
11/5"Kittiwake1(E)
11/5"Swallow50+(in off sea)
11/5"Swift4(in off sea)
11/5"House Martin10+(in off sea)
11/5"Red Legged Partridge Click for Picture 1(By Farm on wall)
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11/5Firestone Copse(20.10 -21.20)NIGHTJAR1(Heard "Churring" 200m E. of Car Park, @21.03)
11/5"Woodcock1(Flew over 200m E. of Car Pk @ 21.06)
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TuesdaySunnyN. Wind
10/5Sandown Esplanade (7.30)Sanderling8(on beach, some Summer Plumage showing)
10/5"Sandwich Tern4(In Bay)
10/5"Sedge Warbler Click for Picture 1m(Singing/Displaying next to Canoe Lake hide)
10/5"Swift3(over Canoe Lake)
10/5"House Martin1(over Canoe Lake with Swallows)
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10/5Bembridge Down (8.10)SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Click for Picture 1(Bottom of Valley SW. of Fort)
10/5"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing SW. of Fort)
10/5"Whitethroat3
10/5"Blackcap1m
10/5"Yellowhammer2m
10/5"Swallowc10(Moving Through to N.)
10/5"Willow Warbler3+(Heard)
10/5"Buzzard1
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MondayFine Sunny WarmN.W. Wind
09/5St. Catherine's Point (7.20 - 9.40)Whinchat Click for Picture 1f(Bushes S. of Lane)
09/5"Hobby1(In off @ 8.45)
09/5"Peregrine1m,1f(Just offshore)
09/5"Manx Shearwater1(E.)
09/5"Great Crested Grebe2(W.)
09/5"Gannetc30(E & W)
09/5"Fulmar4+
09/5"Common Scoter12(E.)
09/5"Sandwich Tern4
09/5"Guillemot & Auk Sp. Click for Picture 10+(E. 5 Guillemot on sea)
09/5"Shag2(one on sea )
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09/5Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.00)Raven Click for Picture 2
09/5"Peregrine1
09/5"Little Owl1(On cliff above Blackgang)
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09/5Whale Chine (11.00)Skylark4
09/5"Red Legged Partridge1
Dips"Corn Bunting -sadly none found
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SundayLong Sunny IntervalsLight Winds
08/5Quarr Abbey area Mistle Thrush6(Field near Road)
08/5(7.15 - 9.00)Blackcap4
08/5"Whitethroat1(Heard by Farm)
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08/5Fishbourne Beach-Quarr ponds Great Crested Grebe1(Offshore)
08/5(9.05 - 9.50)Common Tern11(Mouth of Creek)
08/5"Whimbrel1(E. along beach)
08/5"Little Egret2
08/5"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard @Ponds)
08/5"Reed Warblerc4(Heard @Ponds)
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SaturdayLong Sunny IntervalsStrong W-NW Wind
07/5West High Down / Needles Wheatear1(Above Rocket Test Site )
07/5(7.40 - 10.50)Swallowc15
07/5"Hobby1(WHD@8.05, W. of Beacon drifting W.)
07/5"Kestrel2+
07/5"Sparrowhawk1(N. Slope)
07/5"Yellowhammer2+
07/5"Rock Pipit4
07/5"Fulmar5
07/5"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(Cliffs)
07/5"Shag3
07/5"Lesser Whitethroat2m(Path to Beacon and N. Slope)
07/5"Whitethroat2+(N. slope etc.)
Mammals"Wild Goats 2keeping the vegetation down
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07/5Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, Teal5(just few left)
07/5(11.10 - 12.00)Tufted Duck1m,1f
07/5"Shelduck12
07/5"Reed Warbler4+
07/5"Reed Bunting2m(Heard)
07/5"Swift10+
07/5"House Martin1(over Ponds)
07/5"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard @ Rofford Marsh)
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07/5Firestone Copse(20.50 -21.40)LONG EARED OWL1(N. over clearing E. of Car Park, 21.30)
Dips"no Nightjars yet -but possible Woodcock calling
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FridayCloudy to SunnyW. Wind
06/5Bembridge Down (7.30)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing N. of Fort, then flew S.)
06/5"Swallowc15(Moving Through to N.)
06/5"Willow Warbler3+(Heard)
06/5"Skylark4+
06/5"Linnet9+(Singing)
06/5"Kestrel1
06/5"Buzzard1
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06/5Borthwood (15.30-16.40)Hobby Click for Picture 1(Over field S. of Wood, drifting N.@16.30)
06/5"Kestrel2(Circling with Hobby)
06/5"Buzzard1
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ThursdayCloudy, to Sunny Intervals
05/5Shide / Blackwater FP (7.35 - 10.00)Garden Warbler3(1 Singing male, and 2 seen)
05/5"Blackcap8(Singing males, and 1 female seen)
05/5"Whitethroat2(Singing males)
05/5"Chiffchaff6+
05/5"Yellowhammer2m,1f(Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane)
05/5"Goldcrest3(Singing along FP)
05/5"Grey Wagtail1f
05/5"Mistle Thrush1(Watergate Lane)
05/5"Rook20+(over 30 nests at Rookery W. of Blackwater Road)
05/5"Swallow7(Collecting mud)
05/5"Sand Martin1(With Swallows)
05/5"House Martin1
05/5"Song Thrush4
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05/5Dodnor to Kingston, Medina Esty.Whimbrel Click for Picture 3(Werrer area)
05/5 (14.25 - 16.20)Sandwich Tern3(In Estuary)
05/5"Skylarkc3
05/5"Lapwing8
05/5"Curlew3
Butterflies"Brimstone2also 2 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral
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WednesdayShowers, CloudyCold N. Wind
04/5Appley Park (8.50 - 9.55)Treecreeper1m
04/5"Jay2
04/5"Goldcrest1
04/5"Great Spotted Woodpecker1f
04/5"Song Thrush6(3 seen, 3 singing)
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04/5Newtown NR (15.20 - 16.20)Mediterranean Gull4(Scrape Islands)
04/5"Whimbrel3(1 W. of Boathouse, 2 Clamerkin Lake)
04/5"Oystercatcher10
04/5"Shelduck10
04/5"Nightingale1m(Heard S. hedge of Hay Meadow)
04/5"Sandwich Tern3(Boathouse)
04/5"Brent Goose1(E. Side)
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04/5Town Copse (16.00)Bullfinch1f
04/5"Blackcap3+
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TuesdayShowers, cloudy, cooler.Increasing S.-SW. Wind
03/5St. Catherine's Point (7.20 - 9.40)POMARINE SKUA1(E. @ 7.56)
03/5"Arctic Skua2(E. Dark Ph.)
03/5"Sandwich Tern2(E.)
03/5"Manx Shearwater2(W.)
03/5"Little Egret1(E.)
03/5"Kittiwake3(E.)
03/5"Fulmar10+
03/5"Gannetc50(E. & W.)
03/5"Guillemot & Auk Sp.6(E. one on sea)
03/5"Shag3(2E. one on sea )
03/5"Buzzard3
Reported here earlier (Mark B.)"Bonxie"1also 20+ Scoter, c100 Auks, +2 Manx Shearwater
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03/5Gore Cliff, Blackgang (10.00)Fulmar10+(7 on cliffs)
03/5"Stock Dove2
03/5"Buzzard1
03/5Appleford Cross (10.30)Red Legged Partridge1+
03/5"Yellowhammer3
03/5"Skylark2(Singing)
03/5"Swift2
03/5"House Martin2
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03/5Hersey NR, Seaview (14.45)Wheatear1m(On LH bank, now mown short)
03/5"Swallow10+(over ponds)
03/5"Swift3
03/5"House Martin6+
03/5"Shelduck11
03/5"Sparrowhawk1(and 1 Kestrel)
03/5"Canada Geese3
03/5"Barnacle Geese40+(Esc.)
03/5"Sandwich Tern3(In Solent)
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Mayday BHShowers then Warm Sunny laterS.E. Wind
02/5Ventnor Esp. Seawatch Great Skua "Bonxie"2(SW. just off harbour at 8.46)
02/5(8.10 - 9.10)Scoter11(E. at 8.53)
02/5"Gannet7(E. & W.)
02/5"Fulmarc5+(Local birds)
02/5"Shag1(Fishing in bay)
02/5"Whitethroat1m(Singing below the Winter Gardens)
02/5"Sparrowhawk1(Over town)
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02/5Wheelers Bay, (9.30)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Bushes up slope from Seawall, singing)
02/5"Swallow3
02/5"Greenfinch3(With mystery "orangey" finch,
could it be a late Brambling?)
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02/5Nansen Hill, (9.50)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Bushes to N. above main road)
02/5"Swallow3
02/5"Green Woodpecker1-2
Scrub ClearanceBase of Hill now clearedBirds down to just afew(due to loss of habitat)
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02/5Ryde Esplanade (14.00 Low Tide)Sanderling17(Coming into Summer Plumage)
02/5(On distant isolated sandbank)Dunlin13
02/5"Common Tern6
02/5"Sandwich Tern2
02/5"Swift7
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SundayV. Foggy but Warm Sunny laterS.W. Wind
01/5West High Down / Needles Wheatear1(Above Rocket Test Site )
01/5(8.00 - 9.30)Swallowc10
01/5"Yellowhammer2+
01/5"Stonechat1m(Roadside above Bay
01/5"Blackcap1m(Path up to Beacon)
01/5"Dartford Warbler1m(Singing W. of Beacon)
01/5"Whitethroat2+(N. slope etc.)
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01/5Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, HOBBY1(High over ponds with Gulls )
01/5(9.55 - 11.15)LITTLE TERN1(W. side of Estuary on the Mud)
01/5"Cuckoo1m(In tall tree behind Ponds)
01/5"Tealc20
01/5"Tufted Duck2m,2f
01/5"Sedge Warbler1m
01/5"Reed Warbler4+
01/5"Reed Bunting3m
01/5"Swiftc3
01/5"Swallow6(over Ponds)
01/5"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard by old Station)
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Reported Fort Victoria (Mike S. etc)Wood Warbler1mSinging in woods by BBQ area
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01/5Bembridge Ponds (16.10)Redshank Click for Picture 1(with deformity)
01/5"Greenshank2
01/5"Common Sandpiper1(Causeway Pond)
01/5"Shelduck3
01/5"Tufted Duck1m,1f
01/5"Swallow2
01/5"Reed Warbler1(Heard)
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01/5Laundry Lane (16.45)Saker Falcon1esc.(eating Rabbit)
01/5"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/5"Kestrel2
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01/5Ninham, Lake (20.50)Barn Owl1(from FP "SS 21")
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Reported St Helens Duver (Peter S.)Eider1monly 20yds offshore at Baywatch Cafe!
APRIL 2005
Click for monthly species lists, March total = 130


SaturdayFoggy but Warm Sunny later
30/4Alum Bay / Needles (7.15 - 10.30)PIED FLYCATCHER Click for Picture 1m(On fenceline of Road to Battery)
30/4"WHINCHAT1-2(W. High Down, E of C.G. Cotts))
30/4"TURTLE DOVE1(Slope below old Rocket Testing site)
30/4"GARDEN WARBLER1(In Chine with Willow Warblers)
30/4"Wheatear1-2(Near C.G. Cotts)
30/4"Swallowc30(From Alum Bay to Needles)
30/4"Sand Martin2-5(Between Alum Bay Chine & Needles)
30/4"Yellowhammer3+
30/4"Blackcap1m(Path up to Headon Warren)
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Reported " (approx. 7.30)Nightjar1mFlushed from garden S. of Alum Bay
Chris M."Grasshopper Warbler1m(Heard, S. of Warren Farm)
""Black Redstart 1m(Singing at Rocket Site)
FridayMisty to Cloudy p.m.
Birdguides Freshwater Bay HOOPOE1(Afton Marsh @ 10.00)
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29/4Freshwater Bay (13.40 - 16.50)Skylark Click for Picture 6+(Golf Course)
29/4(No sign of Hoopoe)Linnet50+(1 flock of c50)
29/4"Fulmar2+(offshore)
29/4"Stonechat2m,1f(Near Clifftop)
29/4"Whitethroat1m(Near Clifftop)
29/4"Reed Warbler3+(Heard in Marsh)
29/4"Blackcap6m+(Afton Marsh)
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Reported St Helens Duver (Peter S.)Wheatearc12at 11.00 on beach and bushes
ThursdayLight Showers, Cloudy, coolerBrisk S. Wind
28/4Sandown Esplanade (14.40)Sanderling Click for Picture 3(On beach)
28/4(No sign of Ruddy Duck)Swallow5(Over Canoe Lake)
28/4"House Martin1(Over Canoe Lake)
28/4"Tufted Duck1m,1f
28/4"Sandwich Tern2(In bay)
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28/4Bembridge Down (15.10)LESSER WHITETHROAT1m(Singing SW. of Fort)
28/4"Red Legged Partridge2
28/4"Kestrel1m,1f
28/4"Whitethroat1(Singing)
28/4"Green Woodpecker1
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WednesdaySunny Intervals, warmSW. Wind
27/4St. Catherine's Point (7.20 - 11.10)Whimbrel3(W. close in, and 1 E.)
27/4"Common Scoter4(E.)
27/4"Sandwich Tern10(E. & W.)
27/4"Arctic Skua1(E.)
27/4"Manx Shearwater1(E.)
27/4"Red Throated Diver3(E.)
27/4"Wheatear1m,2f
27/4"Swallow4
27/4"Kittiwake6(E.)
27/4"Fulmar20+(Raft on sea)
27/4"Gannetc70(E. & a few W.)
27/4"Auk Sp.6(E.)
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TuesdayShowers, Cloudy later
26/4Shide / Blackwater FP (7.45 - 9.30)Blackcap14(Singing males, and 2 females seen)
26/4"Chiffchaff6+
26/4"Yellowhammer2m,1f(Sandy Lane, Marvel Lane)
26/4"Bullfinch1m,1f
26/4"Goldcrest6+(Singing along FP)
26/4"Grey Wagtail2
26/4"Little Owl1
26/4"Mistle Thrush1(Watergate Lane)
26/4"Rook20+(over 30 nests at Rookery W. of Blackwater Road)
26/4"Swallow5
26/4"Song Thrush5
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26/4Sandown Canoe Lake (14.30)RUDDY DUCK Click for Picture 1m(Scarce on IOW)
26/4"Tufted Duck3m,2f
26/4"Reed Warbler1(Heard)
26/4"Whitethroat1
26/4"Sandwich Tern4(In bay)
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26/4Laundry Lane (16.40)"Saker" Falcon type1(on ground)
26/4"Cetti's Warbler1(Seen)
26/4"Buzzard4(and 1 Red Tailed Hawk hybrid)
26/4"Kestrel2
27/4"Swallowc10
27/4"House Martin5
27/4"Swift3
26/4"Reed Warbler1(Heard)
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Reportedearlier Marsh Harrier1f
MondayShowers, Misty
25/4Ryde Esplanade (8.00 Low Tide)Sanderling20(Coming into Summer Plumage)
25/4(On distant isolated sandbank)Dunlin60
25/4"Knot3(till flushed off by incoming Hovercraft)
25/4"Common Tern1
25/4"Sandwich Tern5
25/4"Oystercatcher3
25/4"Little Egret4(2 by Wimpy Kiosk, 2 at Appley beach)
25/4"Swallow3
25/4"Common Sandpiper1(Canoe Lake, feeding on bank)
25/4"Swan62(Canoe Lake)
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25/4Appley Park (8.30 - 9.30)Sand Martin3(NW)
25/4"Swift1(W)
25/4"Swallow6(W)
25/4"Stock Dove3
25/4"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
25/4"Song Thrush Click for Picture 2+(Collecting food)
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25/4Laundry Lane (17.10)"Saker" Falcon type1(in tree)
25/4and Centurion's CopseCetti's Warbler3(2 towards Centurions Copse)
25/4"Buzzard5
25/4"Kestrel2
25/4"Reed Warbler1(Heard)
25/4"Sedge Warbler1(Heard)
25/4"Blackcap3+
25/4"Whitethroat2
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Reported10mins earlier! Marsh Harrier1m,1f(Over, going higher, heading N.)
(Mike S. etc.)(about 17.00) Peregrine1(With Harriers, Buzzards and 2 Sparrowhawks)
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Reported
(David B.)
Nettlestone Turtle Dove2
SundaySunny Intervals
24/4Newchurch, (FP to Alverstone) (7.30)NIGHTINGALE2m(Singing N of FP)
24/4"Reed Warbler2m(Heard at marsh)
24/4IWOG walk 8.30 -11.40Sedge Warbler1m(Heard at marsh)
24/4"SWIFT2(Over, with plenty of Swallows)
24/4"House Martin3(over)
24/4"Mistle Thrush3+(2 @ Nest)
24/4"Song Thrush2+(1@nest)
24/4"Cuckoo1m(Heard)
24/4"Long Tailed Tit4(2 nests seen)
24/4"Coal Tit1m(Heard)
24/4"Willow Warbler1m(Heard in woods doing "Chiffchaff" impression!)
24/4"Chiffchaff4+(Heard at marsh)
24/4"Cetti's Warbler 1m(Heard at marsh)
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Mammals" Red Squirrel1(and Speckled Wood BF)
"" Stoat1
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Reported
(David B.)
In Garden, (W. of St Helens Duver) Short Eared Owl1heading towards Laundry Lane @19.45.
SaturdayWet a.m. to Hazy Sunny Int. p.m.
23/4Hersey NR (15.40)Teal1m,1f(Central channel)
23/4"Shelduck2
23/4"Sandwich Tern1+(offshore)
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Reported Alum Bay Grasshopper Warbler1m(heard near mouth of Chine)
(Chris M.)" Common Sandpiper3(At base of Chairlift)
" Wood Warbler1(Heard in Chine)
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FridayMisty to Sunny Int.E. Wind
22/4St. Catherine's Point (7.25 - 11.10)Whimbrel45(E.)
22/4"Bar Tailed Godwitc60(E.)
22/4"Common Scoter308(E. biggest group 80+)
22/4"Common/Arctic Tern23(E.)
22/4"Sandwich Ternc20(E.)
22/4"Arctic Skua3(Pale Phase E.)
22/4"GREAT SKUA "Bonxie"2(E. @7.34 &10.02)
22/4"MANX SHEARWATER1(E.@8.40-distant)
22/4"LITTLE GULL8(E. biggest group 4)
22/4"Diver Sp.3(E. all Red Throated?)
22/4"Brent Geese6(E.)
22/4"Swallow4(in off sea)
22/4"Fulmar20+(Raft on sea)
22/4"Gannetc30(E. & W.)
22/4"Guillemot17(E. also 5 Auk Sp.)
22/4"Oystercatcher1(E.)
22/4"Sparrowhawk Click for Picture 1(on post)
Reported
(Jim C.)
earlier @ 6.30Eider1m,1f(very close)
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ThursdayMisty to Sunny Int.V. Cold E. Wind
21/4St. Catherine's Point (7.45 - 11.10)Whimbrel11(E.)
21/4"Bar Tailed Godwit44(E.)
21/4"Dunlin(?)4(E.)
21/4"Common Scoter60(E. biggest group 50+)
21/4"COMMON TERN9(E.)
21/4"Sandwich Tern32(most E.)
21/4"Arctic Skua1(E.)
21/4"House Martin1(in off sea)
21/4"Sand Martin2(in off sea)
21/4"Swallowc15(in off sea)
21/4"Fulmar5(Local birds)
21/4"Gannetc40(E. & W.)
21/4"Kittiwake2(E. 1x1st w)
21/4"Shag1(E.)
21/4"TREE PIPIT2(in off sea)
21/4"Guillemot4(1 on the sea)
21/4"Wheatear2m(on cliff edge, 1 very bright)
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WednesdayFine Sunny
20/4Bembridge Windmill / Airport (8.00)Whitethroat2m
20/4"Stonechat2m,1f
20/4"Swallow3
20/4"Linnet7
20/4"Saker Falcon1 esc.(In tree)
20/4"Redshank1
20/4"Buzzard1
20/4"Shelduck2
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TuesdaySunny Int.(E. Wind)
19/4Appley Park (8.10)Stock Dove2
19/4"Jay2
19/4"Sandwich Tern2(Offshore)
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19/4Bembridge Down (8.50)Redstart1f(Valley S. of Fort)
19/4"Yellowhammer1m,2f
19/4"Raven1(Mobbed by Jackdaws)
19/4"Jay2
19/4Looking N. with ScopeBar Headed Goose1esc.("Ammo Hut" pond, RSPB reserve)
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19/4Newtown NR (15.20 - 16.20)Mediterranean Gull11(Scrape Islands)
19/4"Knot Click for Picture 29(Causeway Lake)
19/4"Dunlin17(Causeway Lake)
19/4"Black Tailed Godwitc115(Causeway Lake)
19/4"Cuckoo1m(Heard from Cassey Bridge)
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MondayShowers to Sunny Int.Strong SW. Wind
18/4St. Catherine's Point (7.50 - 9.10)Auk Sp.17(E.)
18/4"Tern Sp.5(E. -at least 1 Sandwich)
18/4"Swallow1(around Farm)
18/4"Fulmar5(Local birds)
18/4"Gannetc30(E. plus 10 W.)
18/4"Kittiwake1+(E)
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18/4Bembridge Ponds (18.50)Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(In summer plumage)
18/4"Greenshank1
18/4"Shelduck2
18/4"Tufted Duck3m,2f
18/4"Swallow2
18/4"Reed Warbler1(Heard briefly)
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18/4Laundry Lane (19.45)"Saker" Falcon type1(in tree)
18/4"Cetti's Warbler4(1 seen in bush)
18/4"Kestrel2
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SundayFine Sunny
17/4Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (8.00)REED WARBLER Click for Picture 4(Singing infront of old Station, 2 seen)
17/4"Tealc90(mainly Rofford Marsh )
17/4"Black Tailed Godwit1(Mill Copse Scrape)
17/4"Reed Bunting5m,1f
17/4"Swallow2(Feeding at Ponds)
17/4"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard by old Station)
17/4In SolentEider3m,1f(W. past Lymington,
seen from Bouldnor V.Pt)
17/4"Great Crested Grebe1
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17/4Newtown NR (10.10 - 11.00)Mediterranean Gull18(up to 35 reported)
17/4"Turnstone2
17/4"Cuckoo1m(Heard from Cassey Bridge)
17/4"Meadow Pipit1
17/4"Black Tailed Godwitc100
Reportedfrom WeBS Count Nightingale5m(Singing N. of Clamerkin Lake)
" Knot18
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17/4Laundry Lane (15.00)"Saker" Falcon type1(Esc. on posts)
17/4"Cetti's Warbler1(seen)
17/4"Water Rail2(heard)
17/4Carpenders Road (16.00)Harris Hawk1(Esc. has remains of jesses, opposite
Carpenders Cottage, by "30" signs)
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SaturdayMisty to Sunny Int.
16/4Sandown Canoe Lake (7.50)SEDGE WARBLER Click for Picture 1m(Singing at back of Canoe Lake)
16/4"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
16/4"Tufted Duck6m,4f
16/4"Reed Bunting2m,1f
16/4"Swanpair(Nesting by hide)
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16/4Brading Marsh (9.00)REDSTART (Common)1m(feeding N. of old Sea Wall)
16/4"Hen Harrier1f/juv(hunting over reedbeds)
16/4"Tufted Duck1m(Unusual here)
16/4"Reed Bunting1m,2f
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16/4Dodnor to Kingston, Medina Esty.CUCKOO1m(heard at Kingston end)
16/4 (11.00 - 12.00)WHITETHROAT1(heard)
16/4"HOUSE MARTIN4(N.)
16/4"Swallow11(N.)
16/4"Sand Martin3(N.)
16/4"Common Sandpiper2(Opposite Kingston)
16/4"Great Crested Grebe1(Folly Lake)
16/4"Black Tailed Godwit5
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16/4Hersey NR (16.00 - 17.00)Whitethroat1(from Hide, W. window)
16/4"Swallow1(N.)
16/4"Great Crested Grebe2(offshore)
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Reported West High Down Grasshopper Warbler1m(heard in Gorse S. of Alum Bay)
(Chris M.)" Redstart3m,1f(also 9 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat)
"" Pied Flycatcher1m(Not in full adult plumage)
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Friday15/4/05
Reported Dodnor to Medham, Medina Estuary Cuckoo1m(heard near Stag Lane & later near Medham)
(Chris M.)" Swift1(flew high & fast, W of Werrar)
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Trip toFOREST OF DEAN (April 10th-15th) Goshawk2+ Pied Flycatcher, Siskin, Redpoll
(Glos.)" Lesser Spotted Woodpecker1+ Crossbill, Dipper
"(& Red Kite en-route) Waxwingc35+ 12 Goosander, Willow Tit, Marsh Tit.
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Sunday10/4/05
Report Chris M. FP N. of Bembridge airport Whitethroat1mscrub area behind the pond
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SaturdayFine Sunny Cold(NW. Wind)
09/4Quarr, Ryde (7.30)Coal Tit5(2+ near Abbey, 3 singing
on FP to Fishbourne)
09/4"Jay4
09/4"Blackcap1m(Singing by Abbey)
09/4"Song Thrush8(5 Singing)
09/4"Chiffchaff4
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09/4Fishbourne Beach (9.00)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard at Ponds)
09/4"Brent Geese14(Still a few about)
09/4"Canada Geese2(Unusual here)
09/4"Shelduck2
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09/4Wootton Bridge (11.00)Swallow2(N. low over water)
09/4"Shelduck4
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FridayShowers to Sunny Int.(NW. Wind)
08/4Sandown Esplanade (8.50)Tufted Duck5m,2f(Canoe Lake)
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08/4Bembridge Ponds (18.50)Teal7
08/4"Tufted Duck2m
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ThursdayShowers & Sunny Int.Cooler(Fresh SW. Wind)
07/4Ryde Esplanade (7.50)Sanderling4(Numbers dropping fast!)
07/4"Sandwich Tern6(Sandbank and fishing at sea)
07/4"Oystercatcher9
07/4"Canada Geese2(Canoe Lake)
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07/4Appley Park (8.10)Treecreeper1(Creeping DOWN a branch briefly!)
07/4"Mistle Thrush2
07/4"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
07/4"Green Woodpecker1(at nest hole)
07/4"Chiffchaff1
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07/4Shide-on FP to Blackwater (19.20)Blackcap Click for Picture 4m(In full song)
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Reported
(David B.)
St HelensHouse Martin3(over about 12.00)
WednesdayShowers to Sunny Int.(SW. Wind)
06/4Ryde Esplanade (16.50)Sanderling16
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06/4Hersey NR and Seaview (17.10)Teal7
06/4"Pintail1m(Probable Escape)
06/4"Swallow3(over ponds)
06/4"Shelduck1
06/4"Barnacle Geese100+(Esc.)
06/4"Canada Geese6
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TuesdayCooler with Sunny Int.Brisk cold SW. Wind
05/4St. Catherine's Point (7.30 - 10.00)BLACK THROATED DIVER1(E. at 7.51)
05/4"Red Throated Diver (?)2(Distant E.)
05/4"Swallow1(In off sea)
05/4"Fulmar5(Local birds)
05/4"Guillemot29(E.-Biggest group 15)
05/4"Razorbill1(E. plus 7 other Auks seen)
05/4"Wheatear1f(Cliff edge, 2 more reported)
05/4"Raven1(Chasing Buzzard at Gore Cliff)
05/4"Gannetc50(Some fishing offshore-spectacular dives!)
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05/4Luccombe Down, Ventnor (10.15)Dartford Warbler Click for Picture 4(1 pictured singing on Gorse)
05/4"Buzzard1
05/4"Wheatear1m
05/4"Meadow Pipit10+
05/4"Raven1(Over to E.)
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05/4Laundry Lane (15.30 - 17.30)HARRIS HAWK Click for Picture 1(Esc. has remains of jesses, opposite
Carpenders Cottage, by "30" signs)
05/4"Hen Harrier1juv f(@ 17.20 )
05/4"Buzzard3
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ReportedVentnorCommon Redstart1Slope above Wheeler's Bay
MondayMisty, Cloudy to Sunny Int.
04/4Sandown Esplanade (7.00)Wheatear1f(On sea wall)
04/4"Swallow1(Round Canoe Lake and Greens
04/4"Cetti's Warbler2m(Behind Canoe Lake, 1 seen in bush)
04/4"Tufted Duck3m, 1f(Canoe Lake)
04/4Yaverland to Culver (7.30 - 8.30)YELLOW WAGTAIL Click for Picture 1m(Holiday centre, on roof)
04/4"Sandwich Tern2(in Bay)
04/4"Linnet5
04/4"Rock Pipit1(Culver cliff edge)
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04/4Newtown NR (14.40)Mediterranean Gullc20
04/4"Sandwich Tern3(Gull Island)
04/4"Meadow Pipit3
04/4"Brent Geese50+
04/4"Black Tailed Godwitc120
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04/4Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (15.35)Shoveler2m,1f(Main pond )
04/4"Wigeonc20(mainly Rofford Marsh )
04/4"Tealc90(mainly Rofford Marsh )
04/4"Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 3(Estuary)
04/4"Black Tailed Godwit6(Mill Copse Scrape)
04/4"Swallow Click for Picture 9(Feeding at Ponds)
04/4"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard by old Station)
04/4"Greylag Geese Click for Picture 2(Main Pond)
04/4"Buzzard1
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SundaySunny Intervals, Warm laterLight E. wind
03/4St. Catherine's Point (7.30 - 10.40)ARCTIC SKUA8(all E.)
03/4"Auk Sp.12(mainly Guillemots -at least 2 Razorbill)
03/4"Fulmar4(Local birds)
03/4"Common Scoter297(E. biggest group 53)
03/4"Red Throated Diver8(all E.)
03/4"Sandwich Tern4
02/4"Gannet20+(E. singles and 3's)
03/4"Kittiwake7(E.)
03/4"Oystercatcher7(W)
03/4"Brent Geese14(E)
03/4"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f(E)
03/4"Shelduck2(E.)
03/4"Shag11(E.)
03/4"Peregrine1
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03/4Laundry Lane (15.30 - 17.30)"SAKER" FALCON type Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(Esc. has remains of jesses)
03/4"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
03/4"Hen Harrier1juv f(@ 17.30 etc)
03/4"Buzzard5(3 over Bishop's House)
03/4"Short Eared Owl Click for Picture 1(Out early today @ 17.15)
Reported"Harris Hawk1 esc.(Horse Paddocks Carpenters Road bend)
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Report fromYarmouth Station PondReed Warbler1
SaturdayWarm Sunny IntervalsE. wind
02/4West High Down/Alum Bay
(7.40 - 10.10)
RING OUZEL Click for Picture 1m(Just W. of Old Beacon)
02/4"Stonechat1m(S. of Old Beacon)
02/4"Swallow6(From Alum Bay & Needles to WHD)
02/4"Linnetc45
02/4"Meadow Pipitc30
02/4"Peregrine1(Sun Corner)
02/4"Sparrowhawk1(Hunting Pipits etc.)
02/4"Lesser Black Backed Gull3
02/4"Wheatear Click for Picture 6(N. Cliffs-Needles-S. Cliffs)
02/4"Guillemot9(Raft of 6 just formed on sea)
02/4"Yellowhammer3+
02/4"Blackcap1m(Path up to Beacon)
Report Chris M." (6.45 to 12.45)Little ringed Plover1Alum Bay 08:05
& Caroline D."Common Redstart1m(Needles battery)
""Black Redstart3(m, juv m and f near Rocket site)
""Fieldfare1(Headon Warren battery)
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Report fromSt. Catherines Pt.Avocet1
(via Chris M.)"Serin1(over, also 400+ Scoter past)
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02/4Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (10.15)Shoveler3m,1f(mainly Rofford Marsh )
02/4"Wigeonc30(mainly Rofford Marsh )
02/4"Tealc100(mainly Rofford Marsh )
02/4"Black Tailed Godwit5(Mill Copse Scrape)
02/4"Ringed Plover1(Estuary)
02/4"Sand Martin3(Rofford Marsh)
02/4"Swallow1(moved though)
02/4"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard by old Station)
02/4"Reed Bunting1m(Rofford Marsh )
02/4"Sparrowhawk2(Male displaying to female with long dives)
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02/4Newtown NR (11.40)Mediterranean Gull24
02/4"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
02/4"Meadow Pipit3
02/4"Brent Geese50+
02/4"Black Tailed Godwit85
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02/4Ryde East Sands (14.45)Sanderlingc130
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02/4Bembridge Ponds (15.30)Spotted Redshank1(Lagoon - still present)
02/4"Teal15
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02/4Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler3(2 Heard, 1 Seen @ Duckers Br.)
02/4"Hen Harrier1juv f(@ 18.40)
02/4"Buzzard2(Local pair)
02/4"Short Eared Owl1(Out at sunset, 19.30,
seen again at 20.00 @ Ducker's Br.)
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FridayFoggy, Cloudy with some Brighter Int.(E. Wind)
01/4Sandown Esplanade (7.40 - 8.10)Wheatear1m(On beach)
01/4(includes 2nd Visit at 18.20)Cetti's Warbler2m(Calling behind Canoe Lake)
01/4"Tufted Duck9m, 7f(Canoe Lake)
01/4"Little Grebe1(Canoe Lake)
01/4"Meadow Pipit8(around Canoe Lake)
Reportedhere yesterdayYellow Wagtail Noneseen today
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01/4Blackwater (8.45 - 10.00)Blackcap4m(Singing on FP to Shide)
01/4"Chiffchaff6+(Singing on FP to Shide)
01/4"Yellowhammer1m(Sandy Lane)
01/4"Bullfinch1f(Sandy Lane)
01/4"Goldcrest6+(Singing on FP to Shide)
01/4"Grey Wagtail1(FP to Shide on stream)
01/4"Little Owl1(FP to Shide)
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01/4Newtown NR East Hide (10.30 - 11.40)Mediterranean Gull3
01/4"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
01/4"Shelduckc10
01/4"Black Tailed Godwitc50(Some in summer plumage)
01/4"Brent Geesec120
01/4"Turnstone2
01/4"Little Grebe6
01/4"Dunlin1(Coming into summer plumage)
01/4"Teal8(6 at Cassey Bridge, 2 Clamerkin Lake)
01/4"Greater Black Backed Gull2
01/4"Mistle Thrush1(Singing in Town Copse)
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01/4Hersey NR and Seaview (14.50)Teal7
01/4"Little Egret3
01/4"Sandwich Tern4(offshore and on posts in sea)
01/4"Brent Geesec20(off Springvale)
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01/4Bembridge Ponds (15.30)Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(Lagoon -some Summer Plumage)
01/4"Little Egret7(at back of Causeway Pond)
01/4"Willow Warbler2+(Singing well)
01/4"Teal11
01/4"Snipe1(hidden in reeds)
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01/4Yaverland to Redcliff (18.30)Wheatear1f(by holiday centre)
01/4"Sandwich Tern1(in Bay)
01/4"Linnet6(by Zoo)
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MARCH 2005
Click for monthly species lists, March total = 123.


ThursdayMisty, Cloudy
31/3Newtown NR (14.30 - 16.40)Mediterranean Gull16(One with White Ring "N09" on Left leg)
31/3"Red Breasted Merganser2m,1f
31/3"Meadow Pipitc50(Hay Meadow)
31/3"Wigeon1m
31/3"Shelduckc20
31/3"Black Tailed Godwit88
31/3"Brent Geesec160
31/3"Sandwich Tern2
31/3"Black Headed Gullc600(Scrape Islands etc.)
31/3"Greater Black Backed Gull3
31/3"Mistle Thrush2(Town Copse)
Reported(Main Hide sightings book)Osprey 1( a.m. yet another one?)
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ReportedWootton BridgeOsprey 5(together high overhead -seen last Weekend ? )
ReportedSandown EsplanadeYellow Wagtail 3(and 2 White Wagtails)
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ReportedYarmouth Station (17.30)Swallow 9(also 3m,3f Tufted Ducks)
(Caroline D.)"Sand Martin 22(and 1 House Martin)
WednesdayMisty, Drizzle and showersCool26mm Rain on 29-30th
30/3Newtown NR (15.00 - 16.10)Mediterranean Gull18(including 1-1st w, and 4-2nd w.)
30/3"Red Breasted Merganser1m,2f
30/3"Meadow Pipit12
30/3"Wigeon1m
30/3"Shelduckc40
30/3"Black Tailed Godwit100+
30/3"Ringed Plover1
30/3"Brent Geesec100
30/3"Sandwich Tern2
30/3"Black Headed Gullc600(Scrape Islands etc.)
30/3"Greater Black Backed Gull2
30/3"Common Gull1
Reported"Osprey 1( a.m. at Clamerkin Lake)
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TuesdayFog and DrizzleCool
29/3Appley Park, (7.40)Sand Martin (?)4(Group of Martins E. in mist @8.05)
29/3"Great Spotted Woodpecker4(Calling and Drumming)
29/3"Blackcap1m(Singing in Little Appley Woods)
29/3"Stock Dove4
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Easter MondayMisty Start, to Warm Sunny Int.Light winds
28/3St. Catherine's Point (7.40 - 9.20)Gannet1(W. -very quite at sea)
28/3"Shag Click for Picture 29(E. amazing, very close, inc. 1 flock of 22)
28/3"Greater Black Backed Gull10
28/3"Fulmar5(Local birds)
28/3"Meadow Pipit2(No movements today)
28/3"Stonechat1m,1f(Bushes)
28/3"Sparrowhawk1(Sitting on Cliff edge)
28/3"Blackcap1m(Singing at top of lane)
28/3"Chiffchaff1(heard at top of lane)
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28/3Luccombe Down, Ventnor (9.45)Dartford Warbler Click for Picture 3+(Singing on Gorse)
28/3"Buzzard2
28/3"Yellowhammer2
28/3"Meadow Pipit6+
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Easter SundayHazy Sunny IntervalsLight NE. WindIWOG Walk
27/3Culver Down
Bembridge Down (7.45 - 11.40)
Black Redstart 3f/juv(Field to W of C.G. Cottages)
27/3"Peregrine2
27/3"Buzzard4
27/3"Sparrowhawk1
27/3"Skylark1(by Fort)
27/3"Yellowhammer6+
27/3"Meadow Pipitc50
27/3"Linnetc40
27/3"Chiffchaffc2(Very few migrants today)
27/3"Canada Goose1(E. at sea)
27/3"Shag1(E)
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27/3Laundry Lane (16.40)Willow Warbler1(In Hawthorns)
27/3"Reed Bunting2m,2f(Sewage Wks)
27/3"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
27/3"Water Rail2(Heard)
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SaturdayCool Start, to Warm SunnyLight E. wind
26/3West High Down/Alum Bay
(7.30 - 12.00)
MARSH HARRIER Click for Picture 1m(In over Needles @ 10.47 then NE up Solent)
26/3"SWALLOW3(over to N.)
26/3"Black Redstart1(Warren Farm, Silage pit)
26/3"Linnetc30
26/3"Red Legged Partridge2(Field E of Pitch & Putt)
26/3"Peregrine1(Over Needles headland)
26/3"Sparrowhawk2(Hunting Pipits etc.)
26/3"Willow Warbler Click for Picture 1(Hedge at Pitch & Putt with c6 Chiffchaff)
26/3"Meadow Pipitc100(moving NW. 40+ on ground)
26/3"Rock Pipit3+(along Southern Cliff Edge)
26/3"Wheatear4(along Southern Cliff Edge)
26/3"Shag2
26/3"Guillemot64(Rafts on sea off "Sun Corner")
26/3"Stonechat1m,1f(Just up from Bay)
26/3"Yellowhammerc6
26/3"Blackcap1m
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Report Jim C.Newtown NROsprey 1( flew in off the sea at 12.00, it was still there
in one of its usual trees at 13.00)
Good FridayFoggy Start, to Warm Sunny Int.V. Light S. wind
25/3St. Catherine's Point (7.05 - 10.10)Gannet8(E. in the gloom)
25/3"Shagc30(E. very unusual, very close, inc. 2 flocks of 9)
25/3"Red Throated Diver2(E. more distant)
25/3"Lesser Black Backed Gull3(E. close)
25/3"Fulmar8(Local birds)
25/3"Meadow Pipit150+(moving NW. 100+ on ground)
25/3"Stonechat1m(Bushes)
25/3"Sparrowhawk1(Hunting Pipits etc.)
25/3"Greenfinchc10(over)
25/3"Little Grebe1(On sea just offshore, very rare on sea)
25/3"Pied Wagtail4(In off sea)
Report Chris M.Watershoot BaySwallow 1(@12.00, I left too early!)
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25/3Brading Sewage Wks (16.40)Firecrest1(Bushes by FP at Filter Beds)
25/3"Reed Bunting Click for Picture 2m,2f
25/3"Buzzard4(Soaring over Quay Lane)
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ThursdayHazy Sunny Intervals
24/3Quarr Abbey Area (8.00 - 10.00)Little Owl Click for Picture 1(Big field just W. of Abbey)
24/3"Green Woodpecker Click for Picture 4+(Active and noisey)
24/3"Mistle Thrush2(Courtship chase)
24/3"Treecreeper1(Singing male, Binstead end)
24/3"Chiffchaff2(Singing)
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24/3Puckpool (13.40)Great Crested Grebe6
24/3"Red Breasted Merganser3m,3f
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24/3Bembridge Ponds (15.15)Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(Lagoon)
24/3"Redshank1
24/3"WILLOW WARBLER1(Feeding in trees by Harbour Farm, not calling)
24/3"Chiffchaff3+
24/3"Goldcrest3
24/3"Tufted Duck8m,3f(Causeway Pond)
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24/3Laundry LaneBlackbird (?) Click for Picture 1f(With feint "Ring Ouzel" Gorget!
like 1st w Fem but no scaly flanks)
24/3"Hen Harrier1juv f(Seen 4.45pm)
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WednesdayFine Sunny WarmE. Wind (increasing)
23/3Sandown Canoe Lake (7.50)Cetti's Warbler2(heard)
23/3"Chiffchaff2
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23/3Yaverland to Redcliff (8.30)Kestrel Click for Picture 2(Mating)
23/3"White Wagtail1(with 6 Pied Wagtails field above Car Park)
23/3"Rock Pipit2(with Wagtails and 4 Meadow Pipits)
23/3"Fulmar5(Redcliff)
23/3"Chiffchaff1(Bushes)
23/3"Wheatear1m,1f(on bushes by holiday centre)
23/3"Buzzard1(very pale)
Insects"Peacock BF 1
23/3Ryde Esplanade, (14.15)Sanderlingc130
23/3"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(On beach)
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23/3Bembridge Ponds (15.00)Spotted Redshank1(Lagoon)
23/3"Redshank1
23/3"Greenshank1
23/3"Tealc15
23/3"Tufted Duck10m,5f(Causeway Pond)
23/3"Shelduck2
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TuesdayWet start to CloudyLight S. wind(6mm Rain o/n)
22/3Hersey NR, Seaview (10.40)Wheatear1m(On wires by entrance)
22/3"Pochard1m
22/3"Tufted Duck2m,1f
22/3"Shoveler1m,1f
22/3"Pintail1f
22/3"Snipe2
22/3"Great Crested Grebe4(Solent, 3 off Puckpool, 1 Seaview)
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22/3Bembridge Ponds (12.10)Redshank1(Lagoon)
22/3"Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 8
22/3"Tufted Duck2m
22/3"Little Egret8(at back of Causeway Pond)
22/3"Chiffchaff6+(Feeding along path-Migrants)
22/3"Goldcrest Click for Picture 3
22/3"Pied Wagtail3
22/3"Sparrowhawk1
22/3"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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22/3Brading Sewage Wks (16.50)Reed Bunting4m,1f(Filter beds)
22/3"Rook2juv(On marsh with adults!)
22/3Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler2(Heard)
22/3"Hen Harrier1juv f(Seen twice, @5 & 6.30pm)
22/3"Buzzard2(Local pair)
22/3"Chiffchaff2+
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MondayHazy Sunny Int. to CloudyFresh E. WindCool
21/3Bembridge Down
Culver Down (7.45 - 9.15)
Black Redstart Click for Picture 1f(Behind Cafe then on C.G. Cottage roofs)
21/3"Buzzard2
21/3"Skylark2(by Fort)
21/3"Yellowhammer1m,1f
21/3"Meadow Pipitc10
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21/3Brading Sewage Wks (14.15)Grey Wagtail1(Filter beds)
21/3"Blackcap1m(Bushes next to Sewage Wks)
21/3"Reed Bunting6+
21/3"Meadow Pipit3
21/3"Goldcrest2
21/3"Chiffchaff4+
21/3Brading Marsh (14.40)Sparrowhawk1
21/3"Buzzard3
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21/3Ryde Esplanade, (16.30)Canada Geese6(Canoe lake)
21/3"Swan55(Canoe Lake)
21/3"Common Gull17(back to normal!)
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SundayHazy Sun, misty on seaBrisk E. Wind
20/3St. Catherine's Point (7.45 - 10.30)Gannet8(E)
20/3"Razorbill5(on sea then E. plus 4 Auk Sp E.)
20/3"Shag1(E)
20/3"Red Throated Diver2(E)
20/3"Lesser Black Backed Gull6(E)
20/3"Sandwich Tern2(E close in)
20/3"Common Scoter45(E. biggest group =9)
20/3"Fulmar8(Local birds)
20/3"Meadow Pipit100+(moving NW. many on ground)
20/3"Wheatear2m(Cliff Edge)
20/3"Stonechat4(3m,1f bushes and cliff edge)
20/3"Linnetc55(NW)
20/3"Pied Wagtail4(In off sea)
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20/3Bembridge Ponds (14.15)Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(Lagoon)
20/3"Tealc15
20/3"Water Rail1(On far side of Lagoon)
20/3"Greenshank1
20/3"Redshank1
20/3"Tufted Duck5m,3f(Causeway Pond)
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20/3Laundry Lane (15.00 - 16.45)SAND MARTIN4(Feeding over reedbed)
20/3"Buzzard3
20/3"Meadow Pipit50+(New arrivals)
20/3"Little Egret4
20/3"Shoveler4(flew over readbed
20/3"Peregrine1
Report- Chris M.seen here earlierHen Harrier2juv(and 2 Water Pipits at Sewage Wks)
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Report- Jim C.Newtown NRSand Martin23(also; 1 Sandwich Tern, 31 Med Gulls,
1 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff)
Report- Peter SSeaview HeightsSwallow1(at about 14.30 heading towards the Priory)
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SaturdayFoggy to Fine Sunny inlandCool in fog
19/3Ryde Esplanade, (15.15)Sandwich Tern2(On sandbank with Gulls)
19/3"Sanderling155
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ReportWest High Down areaFirecrest1m(bramble bush by road to the Needles)
(Chris M.)"Ring Ouzel1m(Headon Warren above Battery)
""Wheatear31(inc 3 on Headon Warren)
""Blackcap2m(1 near Pitch & Put, another S. of Warren Farm)
""Black Redstart4(1f Alum Bay , 1f by Coastguard cottages,
2f at old rocket testing station)
""Dartford Warbler2(fence line W of Tennyson Down )
""Raven2(Local Birds)
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Report David B.Laundry LaneHouse Martin6(across marsh between 3 and 5pm)
FridayCloudy to Sunny Intervals to Warmer
18/3Medina Estuary
S. of Medham (7.40 - 8.30)
Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 4(Over-wintering group at water's edge)
18/3"Bullfinch1f(Bushes)
18/3"Yellowhammer2(Grain Silos)
18/3"Linnet3(along Cycleway)
18/3"Great Spotted Woodpecker1m
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18/3Newtown NR (8.55 - 10.30)GOLDEN PLOVER Click for Picture 3(One coming into Summer Plumage)
18/3"Goldeneye1f
18/3"Knot6
18/3"Dunlin100+
18/3"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
18/3"Bar Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 1
18/3"Snipe1(Flew off marsh)
18/3"Rock Pipit2
18/3"Meadow Pipit8+
18/3"Brent Geesec200
18/3"Great Crested Grebe1(Harbour entrance)
18/3"Black Headed Gullc400(Scrape Islands)
18/3"Mediterranean Gull6
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ThursdayCloudy, Short Sunny IntervalsFresh SW Wind
17/3Ryde Esplanade, (11.15)Common Gull320+(Numbers keep increasing!)
17/3"Mediterranean Gull2 ad(On beach)
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17/3Brading Marsh, (18.30)Cetti's Warbler2(Heard from "Ducker's Bridge")
17/3"Snipe2+(On fields at dusk)
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WednesdayWarm, long Sunny IntervalsLighter SW Wind
16/3Foreland Fields (9.30)Wheatear Click for Picture 3m(Horse Paddock by FP)
16/3"Meadow Pipit3(But no Whinchats)
16/3"Black Redstart1f(By Stables at back of field)
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16/3Ryde Esplanade, (10.40)Sanderlingc100
16/3"Common Gull180(many more than usual)
16/3"Mediterranean Gull3 ad(Canoe Lake, -coming to bread)
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16/3Hersey NR, Seaview (14.00)Snipe1
16/3"Pochard2m
16/3"Mediterranean Gull1
16/3"Pink Footed Goose1(Esc.) flew into Flamingo Park with
"Blue Phase" Snow Goose -are these
the birds seen at Laundry Lane in Jan?
ReportSt Helens DuverPeregrine2(high to NW. at 12.00 moving S. to Culver)
(David B.)"Stonechat2(also 2 Meadow Pipits on Duver)
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TuesdayOvercast, misty on hillsBrisk S. - SW. Wind
15/3St. Catherine's Point (7.40 - 8.40)Gannet7(E)
15/3"Auk Sp.3(E. one attacked by GBB Gull)
15/3"Shag2(E)
15/3"Common Scoter1(E)
15/3"Fulmar2(Local birds)
15/3"Meadow Pipit3(moving W.)
15/3"Red Legged Partridge2(on hillside)
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15/3FP to W. of Corve Farm (9.10)SCAUP Click for Picture 1f(On irrigation pond @ SZ 473804, since January!)
15/3"Skylark3
15/3"Yellowhammer3(along lane)
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MondayOvercast, Sunny Int. (pm)Still cold
14/3Sandown Esplanade (7.30 - 8.45)Guillemot1(on sea)
14/3"Razorbill1(On sea)
14/3"Shag2(on sea)
14/3"Larger Grebe Sp.1(Red Necked / Great Crested? swimming E.)
14/3"Common Scoter6(NE)
14/3"Cormorantc10(Moving NE.)
14/3"Fulmar4(Around Bay)
14/3Old Canoe LakeTufted Duck12m,9f
14/3"Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard at back of pond)
Reportedoff LakeSandwich Tern1(on White Buoy-migrant?)
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14/3Puckpool "Springvale" (11.30)Black Brant Click for Picture 1(With 12 Brent Geese)
14/3"Red Breasted Merganser7m,9f("Raft" of birds on sea)
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14/3Brading Sewage Wks (15.50)Grey Wagtail1(Filter beds)
14/3"Reed Bunting6m,5f
14/3Laundry Lane (16.15 - 17.20)Hen Harrier1-2juv
14/3"Buzzard2
14/3"Meadow Pipit7(New in?)
14/3"Water Rail2(Heard)
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14/3Culver C.G. Cottages (17.40)WHEATEAR Click for Picture 1m(On edge of cliff -seen earlier by Chris M)
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SundaySunny IntervalsLight NW Wind
13/3Wootton Creek, (8.15-WeBS Count)Redshank25(Lakeside)
13/3"Brent Geese182(Mainly on beach)
13/3"Mediterranen Gull1
13/3"Great Creasted Grebe1
13/3"Red Breasted Merganser3m, 4f
13/3"Mistle Thrush2(Field E. of Lakeside)
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13/3Seaview Toll Road (14.20)Dunlin1(Flying round with 2 Sanderling)
13/3Seaview EsplanadeRazorbill1(On sea, Seagrove Bay)
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13/3Bembridge Harbour (15.20)Black Brant1(With c50 Brent Geese)
13/3"Redshank23
13/3"Mediterranen Gull4
13/3"Greater Black Backed Gull3
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13/3Lane End, Bembrdge (15.40)Purple Sandpiper Click for Picture 7(Under Lifeboat Station)
13/3"Razorbill1(On sea)
13/3ForelandShag1
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ReportLaundry LaneFirecrest1f(Brading Sewage Wks,)
(Chris M.)"Hen Harrier2juv(hunting the marsh all afternoon)
SaturdaySunny IntervalsCold NW Wind
12/3Alverstone/Newchurch FP
(7.55 - 9.15)
Redwing 1(Riverbank with Song Thrush)
12/3"Song Thrush2
12/3"Treecreeper Click for Picture 2(1 Singing, about halfway to Newchurch)
12/3"Long Tailed Tit6+
12/3"Goldcrest2+
12/3"Little Egret1(Unusual here)
12/3"Goldfinchc25(Feeding in Alders, but no Redpoll)
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ReportForelandBlack Brant1(with 28 DB Brent close in)
(Chris M.)"Purple Sandpiper8(under the lifeboat station)
""Red Necked Grebe1(on the sea just to the north of the lifeboat station)
FridayCloudy, some bright intervalsStrong W. Wind(A change from the constant N. winds!)
11/3Bembridge Down (7.45 - 9.15)Raven1(Over mobbed by Jackdaws and Crows)
11/3-Large areas now cleared of scrubSparrowhawk1(Hunting remaining bushes at end)
11/3"Peregrine1(off Culver with Gulls)
11/3"Skylark4(by Fort)
11/3"Fulmar3(Redcliff)
11/3"Yellowhammer1m
11/3"Meadow Pipitc10(3 in off Sea, 2m displaying- song flights)
11/3"Stonechat1m,1f(By Beacon)
11/3"Red Legged Partridge2(down the slope NE of Monument)
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11/3Puckpool (12.40)Mediterranean Gull2(towards Seaview)
11/3"Kittiwake1(Flying so slowly W, the wind blew it E.)
11/3"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f(Very few today-no Grebes either)
11/3"Rock Pipit1(on beach)
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ThursdayCloudy, a bit Misty at seaLight Wind
10/3Ryde Esplanade, (8.00)Sanderlingc210(Best total this year)
10/3"Dunlin5(Migrants?)
10/3"Ringed Plover7
10/3"Great Creasted Grebe5
10/3"Red Breasted Merganser4m, 6f
10/3"Guillemot1(W of Pier)
10/3"Muscovy Duck1(Canoe Lake, -unusual here)
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10/3Puckpool (8.20)Black Brant Click for Picture 1(With c40 Brent Geese)
10/3"Great Crested Grebe4(some of these already counted above)
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10/3Seaview Esplanade (9.20)Great Northern Diver1(NE of Esplanade, scarce this year)
10/3"Common Scoter(?)1(to NW, on sea -but v. distant)
10/3"Red Breasted Merganser1m
10/3"Razorbill1(On sea, Seagrove Bay)
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WednesdayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsNW. Wind
09/3Bleak Down (7.45)Pheasant50+
09/3"Red Legged Partridge2
09/3"Lapwingc400(Feeding in Stubble/weeds)
09/3"Fieldfare9(amongst Lapwing)
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09/3Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt (8.20)Razorbill1(On sea close in)
09/3"Grey Partridge2(Flushed over Military Road into Cabbage field)
09/3"Skylarkc15(Many singing overhead near Atherfield Pt.)
09/3"Stonechat2m(Military Road & Atherfield Pt.)
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AMAZING!Dungewood Lane area hadWELL OVER1000Birds! -just like old times!
09/3Dungewood Lane, Atherfield (10.00)Corn Bunting Click for Picture Click for Picture 4(2 pairs? -on power wires)
09/3"Yellowhammerc40(Set-aside field)
09/3"Skylark3(Set-aside field)
09/3"Buzzard3
09/3"Lapwing100+(With Starling, and BH Gulls)
09/3"Chaffinchc20
09/3"Linnetc70(S. of Dungewood Farm)
09/3"Greenfinchc60
09/3"Magpie7(also many other Corvids)
09/3"Goldfinchc30(With Linnet flock)
09/3"Black Headed Gullc250(Following the Plough)
Mammals"Stoat1
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09/3Sandown Esplanade(16.00)Red Throated Diver1(On sea fishing)
09/3"Shag1(Large numbers here lately)
09/3"Tufted Duck13(9m,4f Old Canoe Lake)
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TuesdayCloudy,Milder
08/3Blackwater Cycleway (8.20 - 10.10)Redwing Click for Picture 30+(Sheep field E. of Road)
08/3"Treecreeper1(Singing, about halfway to Shide)
08/3"Yellowhammer1m(Sandy Lane)
08/3"Goldfinchc50(Feeding in Alders, but no Siskin)
08/3"Song Thrush2
08/3"Little Owl Click for Picture 1(At Hole in tree)
08/3"Buzzard7(6 soaring near St, George's Down)
08/3"Green Woodpecker2
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08/3N. of Dodnor, Medina Estuary
(10.30 -12.00)
Whimbrel Click for Picture 1(On rock, by old barge N. of Werrer)
08/3"Mistle Thrush2
08/3"Green Woodpecker2
08/3"Dunlinc80(On pontoon)
08/3"Lapwingc40
08/3"Red Breasted Merganser4
08/3"Skylark2(Singing)
08/3"Green Woodpecker2
08/3"Wigeonc40
08/3"Bullfinch1m
Mammals"Red Squirrel1(Quite Tame)
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Report (Chris M.)ForelandBlack Brant1(Showing well)
MondayV. Frosty start, CloudyLight Wind
07/3Firestone Copse (7.50)Coal Tit4
07/3"Redwingc10
07/3"Song Thrush3(Singing well)
07/3"Goldcrest10+(5 seen, many more heard)
07/3"Jay5(2 seen, 3 heard)
07/3"Stock Dove12(11 on field W. of Creek)
07/3"Buzzard1
07/3"Little Egret2
07/3"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(Chasing each other)
Mammals"Red Squirrel9(actively foraging)
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07/3PuckpoolGoosander1f(Distant on sea)
07/3"Red Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
07/3"Great Crested Grebe2
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07/3Hersey NR, Seaview (14.00)Snipe12
07/3"Pochard9m,3f
07/3"Wood Duck1m(From Flamingo Park)
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SundayCold with Sunny IntervalsStill N. wind
06/3Deacon's Lane, Ashey (7.30)Redwingc30(Horse Paddocks)
06/3"Mistle Thrush2
06/3"Fieldfare4(Field N. of Lane)
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06/3Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin (8.00)Firecrest1("Strawberry" trees NE of Chalet)
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06/3La Falaise Car Park,
Ventnor (8.35-9.35)
Gannetc20(Mainly E. 3 fishing offshore)
06/3"Razorbill4(1 on sea, + 2 Auk Sp. E)
06/3"Kittiwake1+(1E, close in, 2W? very distant)
06/3"Red Throated Diver1(E @9.34)
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06/3Brading Sewage Wks (10.10)Grey Wagtail3(Filter beds)
06/3"Pied Wagtail2
06/3"Reed Bunting1m,6f
06/3"Chiffchaff Click for Picture 9+
06/3"Water Pipit1
06/3"Meadow Pipit1
06/3"Buzzard Click for Picture 1(With white head markings!)
06/3"Sparrowhawk1f
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06/3Puckpool (14.20)Red Breasted Merganser5m,3f
06/3"Great Crested Grebe5
06/3"Sanderling51(Along beach)
06/3"Curlew17(Field inland)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals to cloudyCold N. Wind
05/3Newtown NR (8.15 - 11.20)MYSTERY BIRD1(Possible Spoonbill E. up the Solent at 9.25)
05/3"Goldeneye4(m & 3f)
05/3"Knotc200
05/3"Dunlin500+
05/3"Red Breasted Merganser1f
05/3"Peregrine1(juvenile diving at waders, may have caught a Teal)
05/3"Bar Tailed Godwit1
05/3"Rock Pipit1
05/3"Meadow Pipit5
05/3"Brent Geese100+
05/3"Turnstone10+
05/3"Ringed Plover3
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Reported by;-SeaviewGuillimot1(oiled bird near the yacht club)
Chris M."Sanderling40+(beach)
"ForelandRinged Plover12(infront of Warners)
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FridayShowersLight WindBit Milder
04/3Ryde Esplanade (8.40)Sanderling72
04/3"Ringed Plover3(Near Marina at water's edge, migrants?)
04/3"Grey Plover1
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04/3Laundry Lane (14.40)Hen Harrier1(juv f. at 14.55)
04/3"Greylag1(Domestic Hybrid.)
04/3"Wigeonc100
04/3"Shoveler2(m&f over to W)
04/3"Snipe2(Flushed by Harrier)
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Reported by
Gary H.
Yaverland Car Park, SandownHirundine1(in off sea, probable HOUSE MARTIN)
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ThursdaySunny Intervals to cloudyBitter Cold N. Wind
03/3Bembridge Down (8.20)Raven2(Over to NE)
03/3Green Lane, Ashey (15.20)Wood Pigeonc500(On fields)
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WednesdaySunny Intervals to cloudyCold N. Wind
02/3Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (8.20)Spotted Redshank1(Mill Copse Scrape )
02/3"Pintail2m
02/3"Dunlin108
02/3"Tealc100
02/3"Black Tailed Godwit23
02/3"Shoveler6
02/3"Kingfisher1
02/3"Snipe2
02/3"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard by old Station)
02/3"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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02/3Newtown NR (10.05)Knotc300(Over 600 reported recently)
02/3"Dunlin100's
02/3"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
02/3"Pintail6(Cassey Bridge)
02/3"Kingfisher1
02/3"Rock Pipit1
02/3"Meadow Pipit2
02/3"Brent Geese100+
02/3"Turnstone1
02/3"Great Spotted Woodpecker3(By chapel)
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02/3PuckpoolLittle Egret4(Field inland)
02/3"Curlew17(Field inland)
02/3At SeaCommon Scoter1(W. at 13.52)
02/3"Red Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
02/3"Great Crested Grebe1
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02/3Hersey NR, Seaview (14.00)Snipe7
02/3"Pochard2m
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02/3Brading Sewage Wks (16.15)Grey Wagtail1
02/3"Reed Bunting2f
02/3"Chiffchaff2+
02/3"Goldcrest6+
02/3Laundry Lane (16.30)Hen Harrier1(juv f. at 17.16)
02/3"Greylag1(in addition to the Domestic Hybrid.)
02/3"Wigeonc200
02/3"Sparrowhawk1f
02/3"Snipe7(Flushed by Harrier)
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TuesdayCloudy, Showers and Sunny Int.Light SW Wind
01/3Blackwater (Cycleway) 7.45 - 9.20Water Rail1(1st I've seen here)
01/3"Yellowhammer2m(Singing in Sandy Lane)
01/3"Stock Dove3
01/3"Song Thrush5
01/3"Little Owl1
01/3"Buzzard2
01/3"Green Woodpecker1(+Another heard)
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01/3Bembridge Harbour (14.00)BLACK BRANT Click for Picture 1(Millpond with c200 Brents)
01/3"Peregrine1(Attacking waders)
01/3"Lesser Black Backed Gull5
01/3"Mediterranean Gullc10
01/3"Redshank18
01/3Bembridge Marina (14.40)Black Redstart 1(On roof of flats)
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01/3Lane End, Bembridge (15.00)Purple Sandpiper2(Lifeboat Station pier)
01/3"Cormorant24(2 on sea, 22 on fort)
01/3"Mediterranean Gull1
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01/3Bembridge Ponds (15.20)Spotted Redshank1(Lagoon)
01/3"Black Tailed Godwit8
01/3"Greenshank1
01/3"Redshank2
01/3"Tufted Duck3m,1f
01/3"Long Tailed Tit Click for Picture 2
Reportedin Garden by Old Station (St Helens)Quail1(Very tame- escaped cage bird?)
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FEBRUARY
Click for monthly species lists, Feb total = 109


MondaySunny IntervalsLight Wind
28/2Shide to Blackwater 8.30 - 10.10Fieldfare1
28/2"Redwingc15(Cycle Track S. of road Blackwater, in sheep field)
28/2"Song Thrush3
28/2"Goldfinch6(but no Siskin again)
28/2"Treecreeper1(Singing Male)
28/2"Little Owl1
28/2"Sparrowhawk1
28/2"Buzzard2(Calling)
28/2"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(+Another drumming)
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26/2Hersey NR, Seaview (11.00)Pochard6m,1f(Water level v. high, blocked outflow?)
Mammals"Fox1
26/2off PuckpoolRed Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
26/2off PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe9
26/2off SeaviewRazorbill2(Close in feeding)
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SundaySunny IntervalsCold E wind
27/2Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin (7.50)Firecrest1(trees by cliff top)
27/2"Treecreeper1(With Tit flock)
Mammals"Red Squirrel2(Courtship chase)
27/2Shepherd's ChineLinnet2(Singing Males)
Mammals"Stoat1(Checking Rabbit burrows)
27/2Military Rd, Sud Moor (9.15)Hen Harrier1(juv or fem)
27/2"Stonechat1m
27/2"Kestrel3
27/2Brook Bay (9.20)Shag2
27/2 Mottistone NT (9.50)WOODLARK Click for Picture 7(seen from FP, W. of Car Pk@SZ 410836)
27/2"Meadow Pipitc20(Field to E of Lane)
27/2Calbourne, Westover Park Pond (10.15)Tufted Duck30+(23m, 7+f)
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SaturdayCloudy with Light showersLight NE. Windnot so cold
26/2Hersey NR, Seaview (11.00)Sparrowhawk1(In trees to RHS)
26/2"Shelduck2
26/2PuckpoolLittle Egret5(Field inland)
26/2PuckpoolCurlew14(Field inland)
26/2off PuckpoolWigeon2(Distant on sea)
26/2off PuckpoolRed Breasted Merganser8(4m,4f)
26/2off SeaviewRed Breasted Merganser2m
26/2off SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe3(2 in Priory Bay)
ReportedearlierShoveler1m(Unusual here)
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26/2Laundry Lane (17.50)Hen Harrier2(m&f juvs-over reedbed at 18.00)
26/2"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard, but no Owls today.)
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FridaySunny to Snow ShowersBitter NE Wind
25/2Newtown NR (8.10)Kingfisher1(Boathouse)
25/2"Goldeneye2f
25/2"Red Breasted Merganser5m,3f(pool, Boathouse)
25/2"Black Tailed Godwitc30
25/2"Brent Geese100+
25/2"Turnstone5+
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25/2Dodnor to Pinkmead, Medina Estuary (9.00 -10.00)Robin15+(No sign of Egyptian Goose)
25/2"Wigeon6
25/2"Bullfinch2(Heard)
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ThursdayCloudy to Snow ShowersBitter N Wind
24/2Bembridge Marina (11.00)Black Redstart Click for Picture 1(N. Side of Road Bridge)
24/2"Snipe7(Over from Harbour)
24/2"Swan2(Building nest by River!)
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24/2Lane End, Bembridge (12.00)Purple Sandpiper6(Lifeboat Station pier)
24/2ForelandGuillemot11+(Raft of 7, 1 single also 3 NW)
24/2ForelandRazorbill20+(Raft of 18, 1 single, 10 Auk Sp. SW distant)
24/2ForelandMediterranean Gull4(On sea)
24/2ForelandShag2
24/2ForelandCormorant5
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsNE. Windv. cold
23/2Ryde Esplanade (9.10)Sanderlingc60
23/2"Ringed Plover2(Roosting on beach, v. scarce this month)
ReportedShanklin Cliff Pathposs Waxwing1(Seen by walker)
News fromRSPCAR Th Diver (rescued 10th) 1(Doing well - can be released soon)
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TuesdayBright with Snow ShowersNE WindCold
22/2Brading Sewage Wks. (11.00)Water Pipit Click for Picture 1(filter beds)
22/2"Reed Bunting1f
22/2"Goldcrest1
22/2"Chiffchaff5
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22/2Hersey NR, Seaview (11.30)Snipe2
22/2"Lapwing12
22/2"Shelduck1
22/2"Teal8
22/2"Little Egret6
22/2"Black Headed Gullc100
22/2"Common Gull4
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MondaySunny IntervalsN. Windcold
21/2Ryde Esplanade (8.00&16.30)Sanderlingc85
21/2"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(Sandbank, far out @ 16.30)
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21/2Hersey NR, Seaview (9.20)Snipe2(Feeding in the open)
21/2"Lapwing8
21/2"Pintail1m,3f
21/2"Shelduck2
21/2"Tufted Duck1m
21/2"Pochard6m,1f
21/2"Teal20
21/2"Wood Duck1m(Escape)
21/2Seaview BeachSanderling12
21/2off Seaview BeachRed Breasted Merganser4
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SundaySunny but bitter coldVery cold NW Wind
20/2Wellow "Churchill's Fm,
(8.30 - 11.20) IWOG Walk
Fieldfarec25
20/2"Red Legged Partridge5
20/2"Chaffinchc70(Set aside strip)
20/2"Linnet24
20/2"Buzzard5
20/2"Black Headed Gullc250
20/2"Mediterranean Gull1-2
20/2"Yellowhammerc6
20/2"Stonechat1f
20/2"Skylarkc10
20/2"Meadow Pipit15
Also seenHare (1)Meteor burning upleaving a Brilliant Blue trail -over Wellow
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsNW Wind
19/2Freshwater Causeway (8.20)Fieldfare13(over)
19/2"Redwing1
19/2"Reed Bunting2m(Heard singing in reedbed)
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19/2Tennyson Down, Totland (8.40)Raven2
19/2"Dartford Warbler1(Even more Gorse areas have been burnt/removed)
19/2"Peregrine Click for Picture 1
19/2"Jay2
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19/2Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (10.20)Spotted Redshank1(Mill Copse Scrape )
19/2"Shelduck6
19/2"Wigeonc50
19/2"Tealc100
19/2"Black Tailed Godwit25
19/2"Shovelerc10
ReportedBy Station PondsBittern1Seen flying
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19/2Newtown NR (11.30)Knotc100
19/2"Dunlin100's
19/2"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
19/2"Pintail11m,8f(Cassey Bridge)
19/2"Fieldfare13(Field by Cassey Bridge)
19/2"Meadow Pipit3(Field by Cassey Bridge)
19/2"Brent Geese500+
19/2"Turnstone4+
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19/2Laundry Lane (17.20)Hen Harrier1juv(over reedbed at 17.50)
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FridayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsLight NW. Windcolder
18/2Appley Beach, Ryde (7.30)Sanderlingc140(But no Ringed Plover-left already?)
18/2"Swan58(Canoe Lake)
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18/2Hersey NR, Seaview (8.40)Snipe11(Feeding in the open)
18/2"Lapwingc20
18/2"Pintail3m,3f(Flew in)
18/2"Shelduck2
18/2"Tufted Duck3m,2f(Flew into Flamingo Park pond)
18/2"Pochard3m
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18/2Alverstone NR (14.00)Yellowhammer2m
18/2"Fieldfarec20(Over)
18/2"Sparrowhawk1m(Low though trees)
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ThursdayCloudyLight wind
17/2Medina Estuary (N of Dodnor), (8.10)Common Sandpiper2(Opposite Kingston Power Station)
17/2"Dunlin43
17/2"Turnstone4
17/2"Black Tailed Godwit14
17/2"Shelduck6
17/2"Bullfinch1m
17/2"Teal9
17/2"Treecreeper1
17/2"Long Tailed Titc8
17/2"Goldcrest5+
17/2"Skylark1(Werrer)
17/2"Stonechat1m,1f(Werrer)
17/2"Redwing2
17/2"Water Rail1(seen from Dodnor Bridge)
ReportedBy Dodnor PondsEgyptian Goose1(Escape?)
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WednesdayCloudy
16/2Brading Sewage Wks. (7.40)Grey Wagtail1(filter beds)
16/2"Reed Bunting1m,2f
16/2"Goldcrest3+
16/2"Chiffchaff2+
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16/2Bembridge Marina (16.50)Black Redstart1m(On grass by Selwyn Court)
16/2"Little Grebe5(Harbour)
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsCold NW. Wind
15/2"La Falaise" seawatch, Ventnor (8.10 - 9.00)Kittiwake1(E)
15/2"Gannet5(1E, 4W)
15/2"Razorbill6("Raft" fishing on sea drifting W)
15/2"Red Throated Diver1(E)
15/2"Rock Pipit1m(Song flight over cliffs)
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15/2Gore Cliff, Blackgang (9.20)Peregrine2
15/2"Raven2
15/2"Fulmar1(All the others seem to have gone)
15/2"Stock Dove6
15/2"Little Owl3(on cliffs, 1 near Car Park, 2 Further round)
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15/2Dungewood Lane, Atherfield (10.30)Corn Bunting Click for Picture 2(one male singing from power wires)
15/2"Yellowhammerc20(Set-aside field)
15/2"Chaffinchc20(With 4 Greenfinch)
15/2"Skylark3(Set-aside field)
15/2"Red Legged Partridge2
15/2"Lapwingc20(field to W)
15/2"Pied Wagtailc30(Sheep field)
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MondaySunny IntervalsStrong NW. Windstill very cold
14/2FP near Ducie Av. Bembridge (8.20)Coal Tit1
14/2"Stock Dove9(2 pairs displaying)
14/2"Raptor1(Over quickly to E. see below)
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14/2Forelands Bembridge (9.00)Shag2
14/2"Merlin1f(chasing mobbing Crow, seen earlier?)
14/2"Little Egret3
14/2"Brent Geesec30
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14/2Deacon's Lane, Ashey (16.30)Fieldfare10(Over)
14/2"Redwingc15(In trees)
14/2"Little Owl?1(Hiding in hole in tree)
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SundaySnow Showers to CloudyStrong NW. Windvery cold
13/2Hersey NR, Seaview (15.30)Snipe2
13/2"Lapwing6
13/2"Pochard1m,1f
13/2"Shelduck2
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13/2Laundry Lane (16.20)Hen Harrier1juv f(over reedbed at 16.42)
13/2"Lapwingc200
13/2"Wigeonc100
13/2"Brent Geesec100
13/2"Canada Geesec150
13/2"Greylag1(Domestic/Hybrid)
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SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsFresh NW. Wind
12/2Bembridge Ponds, (9.00 etc)Spotted Redshank1
12/2"Redshank3
12/2"Greenshank1
12/2"Snipe4
12/2"Peregrine1(over Causeway pond)
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12/2Bembridge Harbour (9.40)Mediterranean Gull3
12/2"Greenshank2
12/2"Black Tailed Godwit6
12/2"Dunlinc40
12/2"Tealc60
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12/2Hersey NR, Seaview (14.15)Snipe2
12/2"Lapwingc35
12/2"Pochard6m,1f
12/2"Shelduck2
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FridayWet overnight, Cloudyno wind am
11/2Yarmouth Estuary and Ponds, (9.00 -10.00)Spotted Redshank1(Mill Copse Scrape )
11/2"Shelduck10
11/2"Wigeonc50
11/2"Tealc100
11/2"Chiffchaff1(Next to Station)
11/2"Black Tailed Godwitc70
11/2"Shoveler Click for Picture c20
11/2"Reed Bunting1f
11/2"Pintail2m(New birds)
11/2"Pheasantc10
11/2"Long Tailed Titc10
11/2"Goldcrest3
11/2"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
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11/2Newtown NR (10.20)Knotc50
11/2"Dunlin100's
11/2"Goldeneye1f
11/2"Red Breasted Merganser4m,3f
11/2"Kingfisher1m(Causeway Lake)
11/2"Shelduck40+
11/2"Meadow Pipit3
11/2"Brent Geese100+
11/2"Turnstone6+
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ThursdayShowers, CloudyFresh W. wind
10/2Appley Beach, Ryde (11.30)Red Throated Diver
Click for Picture Click for Picture
1(Oiled -came onto beach at 12.00, met RSPCA there at 13.00 to rescue it)
10/2"Sanderlingc100
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WednesdayCloudyLight W wind
09/2Medina Estuary (N of Dodnor), (8.10)Common Sandpiper1(Opposite Kingston Power Station)
09/2"Shelduck2
09/2"Wigeon19
09/2"Teal9
09/2"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
09/2"Black Tailed Godwit23
09/2"Long Tailed Titc12
09/2"Goldcrest5+
09/2"Skylark5
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09/2Appley Beach, Ryde (14.00)Great Crested Grebe1
09/2"Sanderlingc170(Highest count so far)
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09/2Puckpool to Seaview, (14.40 -15.15)Great Crested Grebe5
09/2"Red Breasted Merganser7m,5f
09/2"Rock Pipit2(Seaview Esp.)
09/2"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(W. at Seaview Esp.)
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TuesdayFoggy to Sunny IntervalsLight wind
08/2Hersey NR, (11.05)Pochard6m,3f
08/2"Tufted Duck1f
08/2"Mediterranean Gull1(On beach)
08/2"Wood Duck1m(Esc.)
08/2"Stonechat1
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08/2Bembridge Marina (11.30)Buzzard6(Circling overhead, calling)
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08/2Lane End, Bembridge (12.00)Purple Sandpiper6(Lifeboat Station pier)
08/2"Rock Pipit1
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08/2Bembridge Ponds, (12.30 etc)Spotted Redshank1
08/2"Redshank3
08/2"Greenshank3
08/2"Tufted Duck3m,2f
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08/2Laundry Lane (14.40 -17.40)Canada Geesec150
08/2"Bar Headed Goose1 (Esc.)
08/2"Buzzard3
08/2"Wigeonc150
08/2"Hen Harrier1(juv f at 17.00 onwards)
08/2"Water Rail3 (Heard)
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JANUARY
Click for monthly species lists, Jan Total = 120


SaturdayCloudy with some ShowersNW wind
29/1Sandown Esplanade, (7.50)Auk Sp3(NE)
29/1"Sparrowhawk1
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29/1Puckpool-Seawatch (14.15)Great Northern Diver1(mid Solent)
29/1"Red Throated Diver1(Flew E.)
29/1"Great Crested Grebe2
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29/1Bembridge Harbour, (14.30 etc)Mediterranean Gull4
29/1"Redshankc30
29/1"Dunlin12
Report-" - from Graham S.Black Brant1(about 14.45)
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29/1Lane End, Bembridge (14.50)Purple Sandpiper4+(Lifeboat Station pier)
29/1"Goosander3(Juv m & 2f at waters edge moving E.)
29/1"Mediterranean Gull2(E)
29/1"Shag2
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29/1Laundry Lane (16.15 -17.20)Canada Geesec100
29/1"Bar Headed Goose1 (Esc.)
29/1"Peregrine1(1st w. flushing c400 Lapwing)
29/1"Hen Harrier1(juv m&f at 16.40 onwards)
29/1"Short Eared Owl2 (17.00 onward chasing Harriers)
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FridayShowers with brighter intervalsFresh NW wind
28/1Alverstone to Newchurch FP, (7.45)Fieldfare10(no Siskin)
28/1"Sparrowhawk1
28/1"Moorhen10
28/1"Pheasant5m
28/1"Great Spotted Woodpecker1m
28/1"Green Woodpecker1(another heard)
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28/1Bembridge Harbour, (11.15)Mediterranean Gull2+
28/1"Greenshank1(Millpond)
28/1"Redshankc30
28/1"Dunlin6
28/1"Tealc50
28/1"Lapwingc100
28/1"Rock Pipit5(and 12 more Pipits on Duver)
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28/1Bembridge Marina, (12.20)Black Redstart Click for Picture 1m(under boat trailers again, calling)
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28/1Lane End, Bembridge (15.10)Purple Sandpiper3(Lifeboat Station pier)
28/1"Auk Sp.1(SE.)
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ThursdayCloudy, spots of rain,Light N. Wind
27/1Island Harbour, Folly Lake 7.50Skylark4(Flushed near path)
27/1"Rock Pipit5(Towards Folly, edge of mudflats)
27/1"Oystercatcherc40
27/1"Turnstone7
27/1"Dunlinc60
27/1"Brent Geesec40
27/1"Little Grebe11(9 in Estuary, 2 in Marina)
27/1"Wigeon14
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27/1Werrer, Medina Estuary 9.00 - 10.15Bullfinch3m(Towards Dodnor Bridge)
27/1"Water Rail Click for Picture 1(Seen from Bridge, Dodnor Marsh)
27/1"Buzzard2(Seen from Bridge, Dodnor Marsh)
27/1"Mistle Thrush2(Field N. of Werrer)
27/1"Curlew30(No Whimbrel)
27/1"Dunlin2
27/1"Grey Plover9
27/1"Shelduck2
Mammals"Red Squirrel 1(Further S. Today)
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ReportMillpond, Bembridge HarbourSnipe83(Flushed by rising tide)
from"Sandwich Tern1(outer millpond wall)
John C."Black Tailed Godwit7(over)
""Rock Pipit7(Duver)
WednesdaySunny Intervals Cold,Light Wind
26/1Shide (FP to Blackwater) 8.10 - 9.45Coal Tit2(Singing Males -absent for last few years)
26/1"Song Thrush3
26/1"Redwingc40(Cycle Track S. of road Blackwater, in sheep field)
26/1"Goldfinchc30(but no Siskin again)
26/1"Bullfinch3(2f, 1m in Sandy Lane)
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26/1Werrer, Medina Estuary 10.00 - 11.30poss Merlin1m(Brief Glimpse only)
26/1"Bullfinch Click for Picture 1m(Very tame)
26/1"Oystercatcher55
26/1"Redshank27
26/1"Dunlin2
26/1"Brent Geesec40
26/1"Wigeon14
Mammals"Red Squirrel 1(Highly approachable)
ReportFurther N. up trackRedwing80+
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TuesdayCold, Sunny Intervals to CloudyNW. Wind
25/1Brading Sewage Wks etc. 7.50Bullfinch2(m & f)
25/1"Great Spotted Woodpecker1f
25/1Laundry Lane 8.15Canada Geesec170
25/1"Bar Headed Goose1 (Esc. and Hybrid Greylag)
25/1"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
25/1"Water Rail 1(heard)
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25/1Puckpool-Seaview 11.00Red Breasted Merganser9(4m)
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25/1Hersey NR, Seaview 11.15Kingfisher 1
25/1"Lapwing24
25/1"Pochard6m,1f
25/1"Little Egret1
25/1"Teal18
25/1" Barnacle Geese (Esc)c40
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MondaySunny but cold Bitter Wind, (N.)
24/1Puckpool-Seawatch (8.15)Eider1m(W. past Forts and Portsmouth)
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24/1Forelands Bembridge (8.40)Shag1
24/1"Red Breasted Merganser5(2m, 3f on sea)
24/1"Grey Plover3(on Ledge to W.)
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SundayFine Sunny but ColdBitter N. Wind
23/1Freshwater Causeway 8.00Pied Wagtailc80(field on W side of estuary)
23/1"Lapwingc130
23/1"Reed Bunting1f(FP to Yarmouth)
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23/1Yarmouth Ponds 9.00 (IWOG Walk at 9.30)Gadwall 2(m & f Rofford Marsh E. end)
23/1"Blackcap1m(Near old Station)
23/1"Fieldfare1(Near old Station)
23/1"Raven2(Over, probably 1st w. birds, )
23/1"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
23/1"Mediterranean Gull1(Estuary by By Tide Mill)
23/1"Buzzard4
23/1"Dunlin30
23/1"Turnstone3
23/1"Shoveler40+(25m Rofford Marsh)
23/1"Snipe2(Rofford Marsh)
23/1"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1m(Estuary by By Tide Mill)
23/1"Goldeneye1f
23/1"Spotted Redshank 1(Mill Copse Scrape)
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23/1St. Helens/Carpenters RoadGreylag Geese2(From lane to Sewage Wks)
23/1Laundry Lane 15.30Hen Harrier2 juv(late afternoon)
23/1"Sparrowhawk2(1 carrying a Blackbird)
23/1"Stonechat1m
23/1"Lapwingc300(Over Marsh)
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ReportsMedina EstuaryWhimbrel1(N side of Werrer)
ReportsLaundry LaneMerlin1(reported by George etc)
SaturdayClear start, showers pm.Colder
22/1Sylvan Drive, Newport 8.00Merlin1f(Over N. at 8.15 chasing Greenfinch)
22/1"Bullfinch4(2m,2f bushes to N. in field)
22/1Crocker St.Lesser Black Backed Gull2(on roofs)
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22/1Newtown NRPintail20+(Cassey Br.)
22/1"Goldeneye Click for Picture 10+(1m displaying etc.)
22/1"Red Breasted Merganserc15(also displaying and fighting)
22/1"Great Crested Grebe2
22/1"Little Grebe4
22/1"Bar Tailed Godwit2
22/1"Black Tailed Godwit100+
22/1"Turnstone10+
22/1"Common Gull3(Unusual here)
22/1"Greater Black Backed Gull1
22/1"Kingfisher1f
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FridayClear start, clouds pm.NW. Wind
21/1Whale Chine 8.15Grey Partridge Click for Picture 9(Military Rd to W, grassy field on inland side)
21/1"Peregrine1(Military Rd to W, next grassy field inland side)
21/1Atherfield Pt.Stonechat4(2 pairs)
21/1Atherfield CoastSkylark4
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21/1Mottistone NTYellowhammer4
21/1"Linnet3(Woodlarks ellusive again)
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21/1Sylvan Drive, NewportSparrowhawk1(Lots of berries but no Waxwings)
21/1"Collared Dove5
21/1"Greenfinch6
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ThursdayDrizzle to cloudyFresh W wind
20/1Bembridge Marina, (8.35)Black Redstart1m(under boat trailers again, calling)
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20/1Lane End, Bembridge (9.00)Purple Sandpiper3(Under Lifeboat Station)
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20/1Bembridge Ponds, (9.15)Spotted Redshank1(lagoon)
20/1"Greenshank2(lagoon)
20/1"Redshank2(lagoon)
20/1"Snipe5(in rough grass)
20/1"Tufted Duck1(5m, 3f Causeway Pond)
20/1"Heron6(at back of Causeway Pond)
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20/1Laundry Lane, -N. end (9.45)Buzzard2(1 with white rump)
20/1"Canada Geesec70
20/1"Barnacle Goose1(Escape)
20/1"Greylag Goose1(Hybrid, Escape)
20/1"Wigeonc30
20/1"Lapwing200+
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ReportSilvan drive, newportWaxwing"flock"(reported 14.30 by Richard S.)
WednesdaySunny start,Light Wind
19/1Shide (FP to Blackwater) 7.45 - 10.15Treecreeper2(Calling, very active)
19/1"Grey Wagtail3(Shide end on river)
19/1"Song Thrush4+(4 singing, 3 more seen)
19/1"Mistle Thrush2(Blackwater fields)
19/1"Redwingc30(just S. of road Blackwater)
19/1"Greenfinchc20(also flocks of 10 Chaffinch and
6 Goldfinch, but no Siskin)
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ReportBembridge HarbourSandwich Tern1(reported briefly pm.)
TuesdaySunny Intervals, cold Bitter Wind, (W.)
18/1Bembridge Harbour 8.00Goosander3 juv(1m, 2f in Millpond flew N. at 8.15, reported here for 4 days)
18/1"Greenshank1
18/1"Dunlin7
18/1"Tealc60
18/1"Shelduckc20
18/1"Curlew22
18/1"Little grebe3
18/1"Little Egret3
18/1"Grey Plover1
18/1St Helens Duver Rock Pipit2(by Boathouse)
18/1"Rock Pipit2(on Sea Wall)
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18/1Laundry Lane (N. end at 9.15)Bullfinch 1m
18/1Canada Geesec100
18/1"Greylag Goose1(Esc Hybrid)
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18/1Ryde E. Sands (11.00)Sanderlingc80
18/1Ringed Plover34
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18/1Puckpool-Seawatch (11.20)Goosander1(1f - another one?)
18/1"Great Crested Grebe1
18/1"Auk Sp.1(Distant W.)
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SundayCloudy start, brighter pmfresh W. Wind
16/1Shide (FP to Blackwater) 7.35Barn Owl1(1st seen this year)
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16/1Mottistone NTRed Legged Partridge4
16/1"Linnet1(Woodlarks reported later)
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16/1Fishbourne Beach (10.11)Turnstone14(water's edge towards Binstead)
16/1"Grey Plover10
16/1Quarr FishpondsCetti's Warbler1(heard from beach)
16/1"Snipe11(flushed)
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16/1Lakeside & Wootton Bridge (10.11)Kingfisher1(hovering!)
16/1"Shelduck6
16/1"Curlew61(on field E. side of Lake)
16/1"Black Headed Gullc350(on Lake)
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SaturdayWet start, brighter pm
15/1Carisbrooke Pond (13.10)Pochard2m
15/1Calbourne, Westover Park PondTufted Duck25(15m, 10f)
15/1Mottistone Manor Farm (13.30)Chaffinchc50(but no Bramblings)
15/1"Linnetc10(feeding with Chaffinch)
15/1Mottistone NTHen Harrier Click for Picture 1(juv or fem)
15/1"Buzzard1
15/1"Sparrowhawk1(also Kestrel)
15/1"Linnetc40(Woodlark reported earlier)
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15/1 @SZ 410836Mottistone NT Lodge, (in weedy field).WOODLARK7Can be seen from FP, W. of Car Pk
(Reported by NT Warden from office window)
FridaySunny Intervals,Wind (SSE.)
14/1St Catherine's Pt (8.15)Red Throated Diver1(E. at 8.40)
14/1"Kittiwake2(W. at 8.20)
14/1"Bullfinch1m(along lane)
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14/1Gore Cliff, Blackgang 9.15Fulmar11+(5 on ledges)
14/1"Little Owl1(Cliff face above Blackgang park)
14/1"Skylark3(field margin on inland side)
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14/1Little Atherfield (Ash Hill Fm etc) 10.05Red Legged Partridge1
14/1Dungewood LaneYellowhammer50+(in flocks of 20)
14/1"Buzzard3(1 on bush, 2 distant to N.)
14/1"Reed Bunting1f
14/1"Corn Bunting1+(1 on wires, another over?
14/1Dungewood FarmGoldfinch
c40(with Chaffinch & Greenfinch)
14/1"Greenfinch
c40
14/1Lapwing
c60(Seen over fields to W.)
ThursdayFine Sunny, colder.
13/1Brading Marsh to Centurians Copse (8.05 - 9.30) Meadow Pipit 4(on Marsh)
13/1"Canada Geesec50
13/1Brading Sewage WksGrey Wagtail1(Filter Beds)
13/1"Chiffchaff 2
13/1"Dunnock6
13/1Brading MarshSwan9 (3ad. on River
& 6 imm over N.)
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WednesdayFine Sunny,Strong S.W. Windmoderating
12/1Gore Cliff, Blackgang 8.30Fulmar7+
12/1"Gannet2(W, just offshore)
12/1"Meadow Pipit4(field margin on inland side)
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12/1Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin 10.05Firecrest1(at Manor Hotel Car Pk entrance)
12/1"Coal Tit4(2 seen, 3 singing)
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12/1Puckpool-Seawatch 13.45Black Necked Grebe1(on sea over 1ml out)
12/1"Great Crested Grebe5
12/1"Slavonian Grebe1
12/1"Red Breasted Merganser3
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12/1Hersey NR, Seaview 14.15Oystercatcher 16(on beach)
12/1"Turnstone1(on beach)
12/1"Sanderling8(on beach)
12/1"Lapwing17
12/1"Stonechat1(at back of reserve)
12/1"Coot28
12/1"Tufted Duck1m,1f
12/1"Pochard4m,1f
12/1" Barnacle Geese (Esc)c300
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12/1Brading Sewage Wks etc.(16.10 - 17.35)Water Pipit 1(Flew off filter beds)
12/1"Chiffchaff 2
12/1"Goldcrestc15(Most near Sewage Wks)
12/1Laundry LaneCanada Geesec50
12/1"Hen Harrier2 juv (m&f calling to each other)
12/1"Short Eared Owl2(Seen at dusk, Bexley Point)
12/1"Kestrel2
12/1"Water Rail 1(heard)
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TuesdayCloudy, Misty to wetSW. Wind
11/1Culver Down 8.30 - 9.20Stonechat2(m&f S. Cliffs)
11/1"Fulmar3(S. side)
11/1"Green Woodpecker2(1 infront of Coastguard Cotts)
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11/1Puckpool-Seawatch 11.30 -12.15Gadwall1m(On sea)
11/1"Great Crested Grebe4(2 on sea, 2 E.)
11/1"Slavonian Grebe3(2 together and a single)
11/1"Common Scoter1(on sea)
11/1"Shag1(on sea)
11/1"Red Breasted Merganser5(3m, 2f)
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SundayCloudy, Windy, (SW.)
9/1Ryde Esplanade (8.10)Sanderlingc20
9/1Pied Wagtail6
9/1Appley ParkTreecreeper1
9/1"Song Thrush3(In full song)
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9/1Laundry Lane (N. end@9.35)PINK FOOTED GOOSE Click for Picture 1(with Snow Goose- Escape?)
9/1Canada Geesec200
9/1"Greylag Goose1(Esc Hybrid)
9/1"Snow Goose1("Blue Phase" Esc. Hybrid)
9/1"Barnacle Goose1(Esc)
9/1"Black Tailed Godwit1(Overhead)
9/1"Grey Wagtail1(by Lane)
9/1"Hen Harrier1m (juv)(S. over reedbed at 10.25)
SaturdaySunny Intervals,Very Windy (SW.)
8/1Puckpool-Seawatch (8.45 - 9.40)Great Northern Diver1(Far out)
8/1Great Crested Grebe2
8/1Kittiwakec6(one 1st w.)
8/1Auk Sp.1W
8/1Razorbill
1(Close in on sea)
8/1Puckpool BeachSanderling Click for Picture 18
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8/1Little Atherfield, (15.05 - 16.15)Red Legged Partridge18(groups of 5,6 & 7)
8/1Yellowhammerc60(Dungewood Lane)
8/1Buzzard3
8/1Sparrowhawk1
8/1Goldfinch
c30(plus Greenfinch and Chaffinch)
~
FridayCloudyVery Windy (SW.)
7/1Lane End, Bembridge (8.50)Purple Sandpiper2(Under Lifeboat Station)
7/1Auk Sp1W
7/1"Shag1
7/1"Cormorant8
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7/1Bembridge Ponds (9.05)Spotted Redshank1(Lagoon)
7/1Greenshank5
7/1"Redshank2
7/1"Black Tailed Godwit1
7/1"Snipe2
7/1"Shelduck2
~
7/1Laundry Lane (10.05) (Brading Marsh RSPB)Canada Geesec120
7/1"Bar Headed Goose1(Esc)
7/1"Black Tailed Godwit1
7/1"Greylag1(Hybrid Esc)
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ThursdayBright IntervalsShowers later
6/1Brading Sewage Wks etc,(7.50 - 9.00)1 Water Pipit, Click for Picture 2(on filter beds)
6/1"1 Grey Wagtail1(on filter beds)
6/1Laundry LaneHen Harrier1(along river @ 8.30)
6/1"Canada Geesec140
6/1"Water Rail1(Heard)
6/1"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
6/1"Goldcrest6
6/1"Redwingc20(over)
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6/1Appleford Cross (11.10)Yellowhammer1
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6/1Gore Cliff 11.20Little Owl, Click for Picture 1
6/1"Fulmar Click for Picture 8(5 on cliff ledges)
6/1"Little Owl,1
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6/1Puckpool to Seaview (14.00 - 14.40)Great Crested Grebe6
6/1"Red Breasted Merganser6
6/1"Shag1
6/1"Cormorant11
6/1"Little Egret2
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WednesdayCloudy with Showers
5/1Medina Estuary, op. Kingston (8.15 - 11.30)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture2(Over-wintering 3-5 reported)
5/1"Skylark2
5/1"Song Thrush2
5/1"Redwing16
5/1"Lapwingc20
5/1"Redshankc20
5/1"Wigeonc30
5/1"Red Breasted Merganser1f
5/1WerrerGrey Plover3
5/1"Ringed Plover4
5/1"Dunlinc50
5/1"Teal4
5/1"Little Grebe5
5/1DodnorBullfinch1f(Old Cement Wks)
5/1"Chiffchaff 1(by Pylon)
~
MammalsPinkmeadRed Squirrel1
TuesdayCloudy wet laterBrisk SW wind
4/1Shanklin Esplanade (8.30)Fulmar1
4/1Auk Sp.5
4/1"Razorbill2
4/1"Gannet 2(SW)
4/1"Cormorant4
~
4/1Hersey NR, Seaview (15.35 - 16.40)Goosander Click for Picture 3juv(1m, 2f came in to roost at dusk-16.25)
4/1"Lapwing17
4/1"Coot22
4/1"Moorhen4
4/1"Heron2
4/1"Pintail1m,2f
4/1"Wood Duck 1m(Esc)
4/1"Barnacle Geese (Esc)c300
4/1"Turnstone1(along beach am.)
4/1"Little Egret2
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MondaySunny Intervals,SW wind
3/1Sandown Esplanade (8.25)Gannet 1(E)
3/1Red Throated Diver1(E)
3/1Auk Sp.1(landed on sea)
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3/1Bembridge @ (9.30)Black Redstart Click for Picture 1m(on boat trailers at Marina)
3/1Little Egret2
3/1Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
3/1"Dunlinc30
3/1"Teal100+
3/1"Curlew13
3/1"Little grebe3
~
3/1Brading Sewage Wks (15.11 - 17.15)Grey Wagtail1(Filter beds)
3/1"Long Tailed Tit20+
3/1"Chiffchaff 5(1 very pale "Scandinavian" type)
3/1Laundry LaneCanada Geesec250
3/1"Snow Goose1
3/1"Barnacle Goose1
3/1"Hen Harrier2 juv (m&f)
3/1"Sparrowhawk2
3/1"Buzzard1
3/1"Kestrel1
3/1"Wigeonc120
3/1"Snipe 2(heard)
3/1"Water Rail 1(heard)
~
SundayFine SunnyStrong cold SW wind
2/1Staplers, Newport (11.10)Coal Tit1(No sign of Waxwings)
2/1"Mistle Thrush1
2/1"Starlingc40
2/1"Greenfinchc10
~
2/1Appleford Cross (9.40)Buzzard2
2/1"Red Legged Partridge1
2/1"Fieldfarec40
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2/1Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt.(10.10)Stonechat2
2/1"Skylark4
2/1"Song Thrush1
2/1Chale BayGreat Crested Grebe1(on sea-unusual here)
~
2/1Hersey NR, Seaview (15.00)Pochard6m,2f(no Goosanders)
2/1"Tufted Duck1m,1f
2/1"Lapwing18
2/1"Coot12
2/1"Moorhen4
2/1"Heron2
~
2/1Laundry Lane, (15.55 - 17.00)Hen Harrier2(juv m & f)
2/1"Short Eared Owl2(At Dusk)
2/1"Canada Geesec100
2/1"Bar Headed Goose1(Escape)
2/1"Greylag Goose1(Escape)
2/1"Wigeonc120
2/1"Snipe2(heard-flushed by Owls)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals to Wet & Windy
1/1Yarmouth Pondsposs BITTERN 1(a "Booming" call heard,
-though was longer than usual)
1/1"Redwingc300(Largest flock 200+)
1/1"Kingfisher1m
1/1"Goldeneye1m
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1/1Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank 1
1/1"Greenshank1
1/1Lane End BembridgePurple Sandpiper 5(under Lifeboat Slipway)
1/1Laundry LaneHen Harrier1 juv(the dark one)

Reported by Robin A;- 6 Waxwing (in trees Staplers Rd Newport)

New-year Birdrace a Solo effort this year, 07.00 till 15.40.
Species seen (heard) today = 80


SHIDE, Newport 07.12
(01) Robin, Song Thrush, Jackdaw, Wood Pigeon,

FRESHWATER CAUSEWAY-7.40
Crow, Rook, Mallard, Moorhen, Teal,
(10) Pheasant, Redshank, Wigeon, Blackbird, (Water Rail), (Green Woodpecker), Blue Tit, Dunnock, Wren, Magpie,
(20) Great Tit, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Mute Swan, Redwing,

YARMOUTH-8.07 (poss BITTERN)
Starling, Pied Wagtail, Feral Pigeon, Little Egret, Black Tailed Godwit,
(30) Curlew, Lapwing, Little Grebe, Grey Plover, Kingfisher, Oystercatcher, Heron, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Coot,
(40) Kestrel, (Cetti's Warbler), Shoveler, Collared Dove, Dunlin, Brent Geese, Shelduck, Greenfinch, Cormorant, Goldeneye,
(50) Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Stock Dove, House Sparrow,

CASSEY BRIDGE-9.40
Pintail

NEWTOWN NR- 9.45
Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Red Breasted Merganser, Turnstone,
(60) Knot, Ringed Plover, Great Crested Grebe, Bar Tailed Godwit, Goldcrest,

TOWN COPSE (and on Route to Blackwater)-10.35
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Long Tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush,

RYDE ESPLANADE- 13.10
Sanderling,
(70) Common Gull,

PUCKPOOL- 13.25
Shag, Mediterranean Gull, Razorbill, Greater Black Backed Gull,

HERSEY NR- 13.45
Pochard,

BEMBRIDGE PONDS- 14.30
Greenshank, Spotted Redshank,

LANE END Bembridge- 14.10
Rock Pipit, Purple Sandpiper,

LAUNDRY LANE- 15.24
(80) Hen Harrier.

Dips-the one's I could have seen!
Siskin, Dartford Warbler, Merlin, Little Owl, Water Pipit, Black Redstart, Yellowhammer,

Reported by other birders today,
Fulmar, Gannet, Pink Footed Goose, Black Redstart, Goosander, Scoter, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, Gadwall, Waxwing,
Snipe, Dartford Warbler, Corn Bunting, Red Throated Diver, Guillemot.

Best total of the day was a magnificent 111 by Robin A.


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