ISLE OF WIGHT (IOW) Sightings for 2006

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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 are occasional guided walks into the reserve from Brading Station Car Park,

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

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Brambling (M)
Mersley Down, 30th Jan
Hawfinch (F)
Appley Park, 8th Feb
Water Pipit, 1st March
Brading Sewage Wks.
Little Ringed Plover
Yarmouth, 20th March
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Hoopoe, 7th April
Sandown Golf Course
Sedge Warbler (M)
Sandown Canoe La. 1st June
Nuthatch
Binstead, 3rd June
Snow Bunting (F)
Ventnor Dns, 7th Nov.
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Latest Sightings/Reports 2006.

(My own sightings, plus Reports from other Birders-Green=Confirmed, Red=Unconfirmed.)
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DECEMBER 2006
Click for monthly species lists, December total = 118

NEW: Birdnotes, for more details on selected sightings.

SundayClear int. to wetStrong SW Wind
31/12Whale Chine to BrookRed Legged Partridge2(Field NW. of Brook)
31/12(7.45 - 9.30)Kestrel3(Along Military Road)
31/12"Starlingc100
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31/12Carisbrooke PondPochard1m(Scarce here now)
31/12(10.10)Mallardc55
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31/12Puckpool to SeaviewShag2
31/12(14.30 - 15.00)Red Breasted Merganser3m
30/12"Gannet1E
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Reported
Laundry Lane"Tundra" BEAN GEESE4
field opposite "Cettis Gate" (Chris M.)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals & ShowersFresh SW Wind
30/12Island Harbour, Folly LakeWigeon2
30/12(9.30)Whimbrel1
30/12"Great Crested Grebe2(Ad. and imm. with head stripes)
30/12"Red Breasted Merganser1f
30/12"Oystercatcher50+
30/12"Turnstone11
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30/12Newtown NRTurnstone1
30/12(10.10 - 11.40)Bar Tailed Godwit12(A high count)
30/12Footbridge vandalised-closedRock Pipit5
30/12"Red Throated Diver2(Harbour inlet, 1 imm. 1 ad.)
30/12"Pintail12m,11f
30/12"Wigeonc110
30/12"Goldeneye1f
30/12"Red Breasted Merganser2m,3f
30/12"Knot9
30/12"Auk Sp.2W(In Solent)
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ThursdayBright to Cloudy, mildFresh SW Wind
28/12Whale Chine to AtherfieldGrey Partridge5(Field N. of Military Road)
28/12(10.10 - 11.05)Raven1
28/12"Skylark10
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28/12Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldGrey Partridge5(The same covey again?)
28/12(11.15 - 12.00)Peregrine2
28/12"Kestrel2
28/12"Lapwingc100(Flushed by Peregrines)
28/12"Chaffinch15(By Dungewood Farm)
28/12"Linnet3"
28/12"Collared Dove9"
28/12"Fieldfare11
28/12"Mistle Thrush1
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WednesdayOvercast
27/12Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1(Still here)
27/12(10.45 - 11.35)Red Breasted Merganser3m,1f
27/12"Shoveler2m,3f(Off Puckpool)
27/12"Shelduck1(V.Distant off Seaview)
27/12"Great Crested Grebe6
27/12"Shag4
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TuesdayOvercast
26/12Newport Shute, Mersley DownLong Eared Owl Click for Picture 1(Well hidden at back of overgrown clearing)
26/12(9.10)Goldfinchc40
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26/12FP "SA16", Mersley DownChaffinch30+(Around game pen & feeders)
26/12(9.40 - 10.15)Yellowhammer4
26/12"Reed Bunting1m
26/12"Linnet1
26/12"Fieldfare3
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MondayOvercast
25/12East AsheyCommon Gullc100(On fields)
25/12(13.40)Buzzard1(in tree)
25/12"Fieldfare3
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SundayOvercast
24/12Knighton Valley, S. of Ashey Dn.Common Gull14(On downs)
24/12(8.55)Buzzard1
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24/12Sandown C.G. to Alverstone NRTreecreeper1(Woods N. of old Quarry)
24/12(9.15 - 10.30)Long Tailed Tit6
24/12"Great Titc6(Alverstone Hide feeders, with Chaffinch etc.)
24/12"Bullfinch1m(by Sandown Water Wks)
Mammal
"Red Squirrel 2(Taking nuts from the hand)
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Reported
Newport Shute, Mersley DownLong Eared Owl3+
@ usual winter roost site
(Ventnor Group)
Quarr Road, BinsteadNuthatch2
a new IOW "tick" for all
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SaturdayOvercast, cold
23/12Island Harbour, Folly LakeWigeon35
23/12(8.32 - 9.00)Ringed Plover7
23/12"Dunlin4
23/12"Red Breasted Merganser1f
23/12"Little Grebe5
23/12"Lapwing8
23/12"Oystercatcher40
23/12"Turnstone1
23/12"Rock Pipit1
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23/12Cowes EsplanadeTurnstone8(Around beach & on concrete jettys)
23/12(9.10 - 9.45)Cormorant3
23/12"Pied Wagtail3(No sign of Black Redstart today)
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Reported
Pinkmead, Medina Esty.HAWFINCH1
over to W. calling at 10.50 (Graham S.)
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FridayOvercast to Sunny Int.
22/12Wootton Creek (WeBS Count)Black Headed Gull650(Lakeside, Wootton Bridge)
22/12(8.10 - 12.00)Lesser Black Backed Gull2" "
22/12"Redshank46(Towards the back)
22/12Fishbourne BeachRed Breasted Merganser2m,2f
22/12"Great Crested Grebe4
22/12"Grey Plover1
22/12"Oystercatcher14
22/12"Shelduck3
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22/12Ryde Esplanade (13.00)Sanderlingc40(c60 yesterday at Appley Beach)
22/12Canoe LakePochard1m(1st seen here this winter)
22/12"Tufted Duck2f" "
22/12"Swanc45(1 with Orange Ring "J4S" on L. Leg)
22/12Appley ParkMistle Thrush1
22/12"Green Woodpecker1
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Reported
Columbine Road, E. CowesBlack Redstart1
here all week (Tim J.)
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WednesdayFoggy to Sunny
20/12Quarr Road, BinsteadNuthatch1(as reported yesterday, but in a tree today)
20/12(11.15)Coal Tit1(on feeders by Quarr Close)
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20/12Martin's Wood, NewchurchWoodlark Click for Picture 2(In new plantation, usual place)
20/12(14.20)Song Thrush2
20/12"Green Woodpecker1
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TuesdayFoggy to Hazy Sunny Int.
19/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderling16(Numbers way down now)
19/12(7.45)Pintail2m(1st I've ever seen on the sea here)
19/12"Brent Geesec250
19/12Appley ParkMistle Thrush3
19/12(8.00)Song Thrush2
19/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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19/12Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1(Still here)
19/12(11.00)Red Breasted Merganser2m,1f
19/12"Great Crested Grebe3
19/12"Rock Pipit1(Over Puckpool)
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19/12Fishbourne BeachGreat Northern Diver1(Rather distant)
19/12(14.40)Red Breasted Merganser2m,1f
19/12"Great Crested Grebe2
19/12"Mediterranean Gull3
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19/12Firestone CopseGoldcrestc10(2 seen, many heard)
19/12(15.10)Great Spotted Woodpecker2
Mammal
"Red Squirrel2
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Reported
Quarr Road, BinsteadNuthatch1
feeder by Jn. with FP "R45"
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SundayFine, SunnyLight NW. Wind
17/12West High Down, TotlandPeregrine1(Along cliffs to W.)
17/12(8.00 - 11.05)Firecrest Click for Picture 1(FP to Beacon, between the Pits)
17/12"Dartford Warbler Click for Picture 1m(to SW of Beacon)
17/12"Bullfinch1(Heard by car park)
17/12"Raven1(Along cliff to E. calling)
17/12"Rock Pipitc4
17/12"Stonechat3m,3f(Pairs by Beacon, Battery Road & above Needles)
17/12"Redwing2+(More heard)
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17/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsDunlinc20
17/12(11.20 - 12.00)Grey Plover4
17/12"Snipe2
17/12"Song Thrush4
17/12"Black Tailed Godwit10
17/12"Wigeon20+
17/12"Tealc40
17/12"Tufted Duck16m,8f(A good count)
17/12"Lapwingc90
17/12"Redshank5
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17/12Puckpool to SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe9
17/12(14.15)Red Necked Grebe1
17/12"Cormorant3
17/12"Red Breasted Merganser4m
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17/12Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler1(heard)
17/12(16.20 - Dusk)Snipec5(Heard at Dusk)
17/12"Water Rail2(Squealing)
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Reported
Brading Marsh RSPBBearded Tit8
found during WeBS count (James G.)
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SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsLight NW. Wind
16/12Sandown EsplanadeRock Pipit2
16/12(8.00)Pied Wagtail8
16/12"Tufted Duck1m,4f(Canoe Lake)
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16/12Blackwater to Shide FPLittle Owl2
16/12(8.50)Goldfinch12
16/12"Chaffinch10
16/12"Song Thrush3
16/12"Buzzard1
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FridayCloudyLight wind
15/12Alverstone to NewchurchBarn Owl1(Near Hide@7.10)
15/12(7.00 - 9.30)Snipec2(Heard over)
15/12"Fieldfarec45(S. of Knighton)
15/12"Common Gullc30(On fields to N. with c100 Black Headed Gull)
Mammal
"Red Squirrel2(1@Hide within 2 feet! 1 on FP to W.)
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ThursdayMostly CloudySW Wind
14/12Sandown Canoe LakeCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
14/12(7.40)Tufted Duck6f
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14/12Ventnor SeawatchRed Throated Diver2W(@8.42 & 8.52)
14/12(8.30 - 9.30) Rather QuietFulmar1-2W(@8.52 & 8.56)
14/12"Razorbill2W(@9.02 & 9.14)
14/12"Auk Sp.3W(Together @8.40)
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14/12Appley ParkMistle Thrush2
14/12(13.40)Starling110+(Unusually large count with flocks of 60 & 45)
14/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(and 1 Green WP.)
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14/12PuckpoolGreat Northern Diver1(off Seaview)
14/12(14.30)Red Breasted Merganser3m
14/12"Great Crested Grebe2(Distant)
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Reported
Alverstone NRGreen Sandpiper1
flushed during ditch works
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WednesdayCloudy, ShowersSW. Wind
13/12Binstead BeachGreat Crested Grebe3
13/12(10.45)Turnstone1(Quarr Beach)
13/12"Grey Plover12"
13/12"Brent Geesec100
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13/12Puckpool to SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe2
13/12(14.35)Shag1
13/12"Cormorant3
13/12"Rock Pipit2(Seawall)
13/12"Red Breasted Merganser3m
13/12"Redshank1(On Hersey outlet pipe)
13/12"Barnacle Geesec130(Feral, field W. of Hersey NR- Hide locked)
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TuesdaySunny Int. to Showers
12/12Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1-2(1 off Puckpool, 2nd? off Seaview)
12/12(8.30)Shag4
12/12"Cormorant6
12/12"Great Northern Diver1(Off Priory Bay)
12/12"Red Breasted Merganser3
12/12"Razorbill1(Distant, E. of Forts)
12/12"Redshank1(On Seaview Beach)
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12/12Bembridge HarbourBlack Tailed Godwit7
12/12(9.20)Dunlin6
12/12"Kingfisher1
12/12"Lapwingc100
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12/12Coastal FP, BembridgeFirecrest1(Ducie Avenue@10.50, near Tit Flock)
12/12(9.45 - 11.00)Redwing2
12/12"Coal Tit2(Heard)
12/12"Long Tailed Titc15(With Blue Tits & Great Tits)
12/12"Greenfinch30+(One group of 20+)
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MondayWet & Windy!!SW Gales am
11/12Fort Victoria LEACH'S STORM PETREL 1 Click for More Info(Near Sconce Buoy, moving E then N, 8.45-50)
11/12(7.20 - 9.00)Turnstone6+(3W, 3 on beach and lawn)
11/12"Little Egret6(W. in 1's and 2's)
11/12"Black Headed Gullc80(mainly moving E. -v. fast)
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SundayCold with Sunny Int. to Showers
10/12Ryde Esplanade (for IWOG Walk)Sanderlingc70
10/12(7.30)Pied Wagtail5
10/12"Brent Geesec420
10/12"Bar Tailed Godwit4(Best count for ages)
10/12"Ringed Plover24
10/12"Dunlin1
10/12Appley ParkMistle Thrush5
10/12(7.40)Song Thrush4(Singing well)
10/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
Mammal
"Red Squirrel3(Reported)
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10/12Springvale, PuckpoolRed Necked Grebe1(Fairly close)
10/12(10.00 - 12.00)Great Northern Diver Click for Picture 3(Together on sea, E. of Forts)
10/12"Red Throated Diver2+(W. on Far side)
10/12"Great Crested Grebe13+(4 off Ryde, 7 off Puckpool, more out to sea)
10/12"Goldeneye1f(Just offshore, 1st I've seen here)
10/12"Common Scoterc24(c20W. then 4E later)
10/12"Red Breasted Merganserc24(4 on sea, 2 groups of 10E.)
10/12"SANDWICH TERN1(Flew across Solent, then fishing of Puckpool)
10/12"Turnstone1(On Hersey outlet pipe)
10/12"Mediterranean Gullc4
10/12"Shag2+
10/12"Rock Pipit1
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Reported
Fort VictoriaVelvet Scoter1, (1st w.)
& 8 C. Scoter, E. then W, 1 Razorbill on sea
(Graham S.)
"Eider13E
& 1f/1st w. Goldeneye W.
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Reported
La FaliaseVelvet Scoter6
10.30 - 11.30.
(Ventnor Group)
SeaviewRed Necked Grebe2
13.30 - 14.30.
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SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsLight SW. Wind
09/12Shide to Blackwater FPLittle Owl1(Blackwater end)
09/12(7.50 - 9.10)Goldcrestc6
09/12"Song Thrush2
09/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
09/12"Buzzard2(On bushes to W.)
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09/12Medina Estuary (W. Side)Scarlet Headed Blackbird1(Esc. from "Amazon World"-Dodnor Cottage)
09/12(7.50 - 9.10)Bullfinch5(3m seen, others heard)
09/12"Common Sandpiper1(Opposite Whippingham)
09/12"Great Crested Grebe1 juv(Still has stripes on head)
09/12"Wigeon8
09/12"Lapwing10+
09/12"Redshank5
09/12"Stonechat1f(Werrar)
09/12"Red Breasted Merganser5m,6f
09/12"Brent Geesec70
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09/12Lane End, BembridgePurple Sandpiper Click for Picture 9(On Lifeboat Pier)
09/12"Shag Click for Picture Click for Picture 3(1 on beach, injured? - 2 Foreland)
09/12"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(On sea)
09/12off ForelandRed Breasted Merganser1m, 2f
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Reported
Brading Marsh (Graham S.)Short Eared Owl1
N. over marsh at dusk, also 1f/imm Merlin
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Reported
Briddlesfield CopseMarsh Tit1
Dave H.
FridayWet StartClear IntervalsW. Wind
08/12Fort Victoria Little Gull1ad(Near Sconce Buoy)
08/12(7.50 - 10.10)Eider2+(Off Keyhaven, 2 flew in, another 10 on sea?)
08/12"Turnstone1(On old pier)
08/12"Small Wader Sp.c80(moving W. Dunlin?)
08/12"Grey Plover1(Ran out of Petrels today!)
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08/12YarmouthRedwing6
08/12(10.15 - 11.15)Kingfisher1
08/12"Curlew16(On field to S.)
08/12"Redshank5
08/12"Shoveler2m,1f
08/12"Brent Geesec60
08/12"Canada Geesec70
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08/12Newtown NRRed Breasted Merganser7m,7f
08/12(11.25 - 12.10)Knotc30
08/12"Grey Ploverc100
08/12"Great Crested Grebe1
08/12"Redshank3
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Reported
Werrar, Medina Esty.Jack Snipe2
Martin H.
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsShowersStrong S-SW Winds
07/12Sandown Canoe LakeLittle Grebe1(Didn't see the Gadwall today)
07/12(8.50)Tufted Duck7m,6f
07/12"Shelduck2
07/12"Mediterranean Gull3
07/12"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(On Dino. Mus Car Pk)
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07/12PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe4(2 flew past W.)
07/12(11.30 - 12.15)Red Necked Grebe Click for Picture 1(Just off Springvale)
07/12"Great Northern Diver1(Further out)
07/12"Shag3
07/12"Mediterranean Gull2(On sea)
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Reported
Fort Victoria (James G. etc.)LEACH'S STORM PETREL2-3
am, & 6 Seen from Ryde Pier pm
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsW. Wind
06/12Bembridge DownBuzzard2
06/12(7.45)Yellowhammer1m
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06/12Sandown Canoe LakeGadwall Click for Picture 1m
06/12(8.30)Tufted Duck5m,5f
06/12"Mediterranean Gull4
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06/12BlackwaterBuzzard1
06/12(9.20 - 10.40)Raven2(Mobbing the Buzzard)
06/12"Red Legged Partridge1
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsHeavy ShowersSW Gales
05/12Puckpool/SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe3
05/12(10.30 - 11.25)Red Breasted Merganser3m
05/12"Great Northern Diver1(Diving off Puckpool moving W.)
05/12"Redshank Click for Picture 2(Puckpool Beach)
05/12"Shag1
05/12"Mediterranean Gull2
05/12"Rock Pipit1(On sea wall)
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05/12Culver DownLinnetc15
05/12(14.15)Meadow Pipit7
05/12"Pied Wagtail5(N. Slope with Mipits)
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05/12Brading, Sewage WksGrey Wagtail1
05/12(15.05)Chiffchaff2+
05/12Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler1(heard)
05/12(till 15.50)Fieldfarec50(Probably more on marsh)
05/12"Redwing3
05/12"Starlingc70
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Reported
Fort Victoria (James G.)LEACH'S STORM PETREL1
slowly W. @ 8.15 - 8.30
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MondaySunny Int. to Showers
04/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderling65
04/12(8.10)Pied Wagtail9
04/12"Brent Geesec220
04/12Appley ParkMistle Thrushc6
04/12(8.20)Song Thrush1(Singing well)
04/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
Mammal
"Red Squirrel2
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04/12Puckpool to SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe2
04/12(10.15)Shag2
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04/12Bembridge HarbourLittle Egret8
04/12(11.00 - 11.40)Skylark1(Over calling)
04/12St. Helen's BridgeGreylag Geese6(On W. bank of River Yar)
04/12"Kingfisher1(Heard)
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SundayStormy to Sunny Int.Westerly GalesVery Rough Seas
03/12Ventnor SeawatchKittiwake1W(Quiet at sea today)
03/12(7.20 - 10.30) -with CM.Fulmar1(Close in)
03/12"Gannet1W
03/12"Guillemot1W(Very close)
03/12"Little Egret2W
03/12Around "Bandstand"Robin1(On sea swept rocks!)
03/12"Rock Pipit1
03/12"Pied Wagtail2
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03/12Ryde EsplanadeBar Tailed Godwit1(water's edge towards Pier)
03/12(14.45)Mediterranean Gull1
03/12"Brent Geesec300
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03/12PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe3
03/12(15.10)Red Breasted Merganser1m
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SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsLight SW. Wind
02/12Yarmouth Estuary & PondsPeregrine1(Over to W.)
02/12(7.50 - 9.10)Fieldfare3(Over, also 1 Redwing)
02/12"Song Thrush4
02/12"Bullfinch1m
02/12"Black Tailed Godwitc50
02/12"Shoveler1m,1f
02/12"Wigeon30+
02/12"Tealc130
02/12"Tufted Duck2m,3f
02/12"Lapwing100+
02/12"Redshank5
02/12"Reed Bunting2
02/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
02/12"Water Rail2(Heard)
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02/12Fort Victoria (9.20)Turnstone Click for Picture 6(On grass by sea)
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02/12Newtown NRRed Breasted Merganser3m,5f
02/12(9.50 - 11.10)Goldeneye Click for Picture 2f
02/12High TidePintail1m,1f
02/12"Buzzard1
02/12"Grey Ploverc60
02/12"Curlew10+
02/12"Redshank4
02/12"Black Tailed Godwitc40
02/12"Turnstone1
02/12"Ringed Plover1
02/12"Brent Geesec200
02/12"Peregrine2(On posts to E.)
02/12"Little Egret10+
02/12"Meadow Pipit6
02/12"Rock Pipit4
02/12"Yellowhammer4
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02/12SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1(off Seaview SC.@14.22)
02/12(14.00 - 15.00)Great Crested Grebe2
02/12Hersey NRBuzzard1
02/12"Tufted Duck8m,3f
02/12"Teal12
02/12"Lapwing1
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Reported
Coastal FP, BembridgeFirecrest2
Swain's Lane to Love Lane.
(Chris M.)
"Common Sandpiper1
in Harbour with Lapwings
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Reported
Binstead Beach (Graham S.)Great Northern Diver2
also 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Bar T. Godwit.
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FridayShowers, CloudyFresh SW. Wind
01/12Bembridge PondsGreenshank7(Lagoon)
01/12(9.00)Tufted Duck6m,10f
01/12"Pochard1m
01/12"Shelduck2
01/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/12"Reed Bunting1(Trees by path)
01/12"Snipe1(No sign of Avocets)
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01/12St. Helens HillShoveler2m(Distant-by Scope)
01/12to view the Dynamite PoolLapwing100+(No sign of Avocets)
01/12(9.30)Bar Headed Goose1(With Canadas)
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01/12Laundry Lane, St. HelensFieldfare10+
01/12(14.50 - 16.20)Chiffchaff1
01/12"Bar Headed Goose1(With Canadas)
01/12"Canada Goosec230
01/12"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
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NOVEMBER 2006
Click for monthly species lists, November total = 118

NEW: Birdnotes, for more details on selected sightings.

ThursdaySunny IntervalsFreshening S. Wind
30/11Ventnor SeawatchKittiwake2W
30/11(7.50 - 8.30) Fulmar1-2(Distant)
30/11"Brent Goose1E, 3W
30/11Around "Bandstand"Grey Wagtail1
30/11"Pied Wagtail2
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30/11ForelandWater Pipit Click for Picture 1(On seawall below "Crab & Lobster" PH)
30/11(11.10 - 12.00) Purple Sandpiper5(End of ledge)
30/11"Brent Goosec50
30/11"Mediterranean Gullc4
30/11"Curlew2
30/11"Shag1
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Reported
Seaview (James G.)AVOCET5
In Solent 11.45, heading W. into Bembridge Harbour
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsShowersFresh SW Wind
29/11Brading, Sewage WksGrey Wagtail1(with 1 Pied Wagtail)
29/11(8.05)Chiffchaff2
29/11Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler2(1 seen, both heard)
29/11(till 9.50)Fieldfarec30(Around N. end)
29/11"Redwing1
29/11"Starlingc50
29/11"Skylark1
29/11"Lapwingc150(High over marsh)
29/11"Bar Headed Goose1(Feral, with Canada Geese)
29/11"Kestrel1
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29/11Puckpool/SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe9
29/11(11.20 - 12.15)Red Breasted Merganser2m
29/11"Razorbill1 juv(Just off Puckpool)
29/11"Shag1
29/11"Mediterranean Gull1
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Reported
ForelandSandwich Tern2
Fishing just offshore
(Dave H.)
"Water Pipit1
chased off by Rock Pipit.
TuesdaySunny IntervalsShowers
28/11Ryde EsplanadeDunlin10(with 1 Ringed Plover)
28/11(9.05)Great Crested Grebe5(4 W. of Pier)
28/11"Brent Geesec420(W. of Pier)
~
28/11PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe3
28/11(9.40)Brent Geesec100E.
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28/11SeaviewKingfisher1f
28/11(14.00 - 15.15)Red Breasted Merganser2m
28/11"Great Crested Grebe2
28/11On beachTurnstone1
28/11"Redshank2
28/11"Pock Pipit2(and 1 Meadow Pipit)
28/11Hersey NRTeal16
28/11"Tufted Duck1m,1f
28/11"Little Grebe6
28/11"Lapwing1
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MondayCloudy, Sunny IntLight SW. Wind
27/11Haddons Pits, LuccombeFirecrest Click for Picture 1(S. end by House @ 9.05)
27/11(8.40 - 9.20)Bullfinch1m,1f
27/11"Goldcrestc3(Heard)
~
27/11PuckpoolRazorbill1W
27/11(11.40)Great Crested Grebe5
27/11"Mediterranean Gull6
~
27/11Alverstone NRWoodcock1(over to NW @ 16.43)
27/11(15.50 - 17.10)Snipec3(Heard)
27/11"Heron1
27/11"Bullfinch1m
27/11"Grey Wagtail1(Over)
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SundaySunny IntervalsFresh S. Wind
26/11Bembridge PondsMerlin1f/juv(Flew W. over Embankment)
26/11(9.35)Tufted Duck3
26/11"Pochard7m,1f
26/11"Shelduck2
26/11"Snipe2
26/11HarbourBlack Tailed Godwit1
~
26/11SeaviewRedshank2(E. along beach)
26/11(10.20)Shag2
26/11"Great Crested Grebe2
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SaturdayCloudy, Showers toBright IntervalsFresh SW. Wind
25/11Ventnor SeawatchKittiwake57W(Largest group 8)
25/11(7.20 - 10.00) with CM.Gannet20W
25/11"Auk Sp.8W
25/11"Red Breasted Merganser1m,W
25/11"Shelduck2W
25/11"Brent Goose1W
25/11Around "Bandstand"Rock Pipit1
25/11"Grey Wagtail1
25/11"Kestrel1
Reported
@ La Faliase, VentnorGreat Skua, "Bonxie"1
10 Auks, 33 Gannet, 63 Kittiwake,
(Graham S.)
(We missed these!)Red Throated Diver1
3 R.B. Merganser, 3 Fulmar.
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FridayCloudyStrong S/SW. Wind
24/11Cassey Bridge, NewtownPintail9m,13f
24/11(8.35)Black Tailed Godwitc30
24/11"Wigeonc100
24/11"Tealc100
~
24/11Newtown NRKnotc70
24/11(E-Hide @7.35 then)Red Breasted Merganser Click for Picture 11
24/11(Boathouse 8.50)Turnstone1
24/11"Canada Geesec30
24/11"Lapwingc80
24/11"Brent Geesec500
24/11"Redshank10
24/11"Grey Ploverc40
24/11"Shelduckc50
~
24/11Sandown Canoe LakeGadwall Click for Picture 1m
24/11(10.10)Tufted Duck Click for Picture 4m,2f
24/11"Starlingc50
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsShowersFresh SW Wind
23/11Rylstone & Tower GardensGoldcrest10+
23/11(8.15 -9.15)Blue Titc20(Mixed with Great and Long Tailed Tits)
Mammal
"Red Squirrel2 collecting nuts.
~
23/11Shanklin PondSong Thrush2
23/11(9.50)Mistle Thrush1
23/11"Muscovy Duck7(Feral)
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23/11Ryde EsplanadeRinged Plover Click for Picture 1(with 11 Sanderling)
23/11(13.20)Great Crested Grebe1
23/11"Swan68(Canoe Lake)
~
23/11PuckpoolGannet2E
23/11(14.00)Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
23/11"Great Crested Grebe2
23/11"Shag1
~
23/11Laundry Lane, BradingHen Harrier1 juv(Scattered the Fieldfares@16.28=Dusk)
23/11(15.40 - 16.40)Fieldfarec45(On "Harrier" field, see above)
23/11"Redwing6+(Some with Fieldfares & 3 at Sewage Wks.)
23/11"Mistle Thrush1
23/11"Canada Geesec210(In 3 groups)
23/11"Bar Headed Goose1(Feral, with Canada Geese)
23/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
23/11"Kestrel1
~
WednesdaySunny Startto Rain pm.
22/11Fishbourne BeachRed Throated Diver1juv(Towards Ryde Pier)
22/11(7.30 & 11.20)Great Crested Grebe1
22/11"Cormorant23(On tide guage)
22/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard at Quarr Ponds)
22/11"Reed Bunting2f(Quarr Ponds reedbed)
22/11"Brent Geese172
22/11"Redshank4
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22/11Puckpool-SeaviewGreat Northern Diver1(Far out W. of Forts)
22/11(10.15)Red Breasted Merganser3m.1f
22/11"Great Crested Grebe6
22/11"Shag2
22/11"Razorbill1(Infront of Fort)
22/11"Redshank1(Hersey outfall)
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TuesdaySunny Intervalslight W. Wind
21/11Fishbourne BeachRed Breasted Merganser2m,1f(Just offshore)
21/11(7.40)Great Crested Grebe4(Off Quarr & Binstead beach)
21/11"Cormorant15(On tide guage)
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21/11Firestone CopseStock Dove6(W. of Creek)
21/11(8.10)Heron1
21/11"Coal Titc4(2 seen, others heard)
21/11"Song Thrush3(In full song)
21/11"Goldcrest10+(5 seen, many others heard)
~
21/11Puckpool-SeaviewMediterranean Gull4
21/11(10.20)Red Breasted Merganser1m
21/11"Great Crested Grebe3
~
MondayCloudy, ShowersLight W. Wind
20/11PuckpoolRedshank1(Unusual here)
20/11(10.20)Red Breasted Merganser1m
20/11"Great Crested Grebe1
20/11"Shag2
20/11"Rock Pipit1(On Seawall)
~
20/11SeaviewGREAT NORTHERN DIVER1(E. of Forts)
20/11(10.40)Shag7(Unusual numbers today)
~
SundaySunny Intervals, ShowersS.W. Wind
19/11Whale ChineSkylark25
19/11(7.50 - 9.10)Lesser Black Backed Gull1(on fields with 7 Greater BB, Herring Gulls etc.)
19/11"Stonechat1m
19/11"Red Legged Partridge10+
19/11"Reed Bunting1(Heard)
19/11"Linnetc50
19/11"Meadow Pipit2+
19/11"Canada Geese21
~
19/11Dungewood LaneHen Harrier Click for Picture 1f/juv(@9.50&10.10, tail has gaps, 1 leg dangles, injured?)
19/11(9.15 - 10.45)Buzzard2
19/11"Stonechat1m
19/11"Skylark20+(some singing!)
19/11"Yellowhammer12
19/11"Goldcrest3+
19/11"Linnetc40
19/11"Greenfinchc30
19/11"Chaffinch6+
19/11"Meadow Pipit2
Reported
(here last week)Short Eared Owl1

~
19/11Gore CliffLittle Owl1(On cliff ledge)
19/11(11.00 - 11.30)Raven2
19/11"Kestrel1
~
Reported
SeaviewSlavonian Grebe 1
& RN Grebe, Peregrine. (Ventnor Group)
Reported
St. Catherine's PointBlack Redstart1
& Firecrest @Bridge Cottage (Graham S.)
Reported
Wheelers BaySand Martin1
& 1 Swallow (Andy B.)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals, ShowersW. Wind
18/11West High DownRedwing70+
18/11(7.20 - 10.20)Stonechat2m,3f
18/11"Peregrine2-3(2 @Alum Bay, 1 E. of Beacon)
18/11"Kestrel3
18/11"Rock Pipit10+
18/11"Mistle Thrush3
18/11"Skylark1(Heard)
Mammal
"Stoat1 near Road to Battery
~
18/11Cassey Bridge, NewtownCurlew28
18/11(10.45)Black Tailed Godwitc40
~
18/11Newtown NRRazorbill1(N. of Boathouse)
18/11(11.00 - 11.50)Red Breasted Merganser8
18/11"Great Crested Grebe3
18/11"Wigeon20+
18/11"Tealc100
18/11"Canada Geesec30
18/11"Turnstone1
18/11"Brent Geesec200
18/11"Lapwingc30
18/11"Redshank5
18/11"Reed Bunting1
18/11"Grey Ploverc40
18/11"Golden Ploverc80(Over Brickfields)
18/11"Shelduck74
Reported
" GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 1
just off Harbour entrance (Bob G.)
Reptile
"Adder1 just W. of Hide-a late one!
FridayHeavy Showers to Bright IntervalsStrong S. Wind
17/11Bembridge PondsGreenshank Click for Picture 7
17/11(8.15 - 8.45)Tufted Duck15
17/11"Pochard2m
17/11"Shelduck2
~
17/11SeaviewGuillemot1(Just Offshore)
17/11(9.00)Shag2
17/11"Gannet3E
~
17/11PuckpoolRazorbill1(Fishing offshore)
17/11(9.20)Red Breasted Merganser1f
17/11"Great Crested Grebe1
17/11"Shag1
17/11"Feral Pigeonc40(In off sea!)
~
ThursdayRain to Bright Intervals
16/11Firestone CopseStock Dove20+(W. of Creek)
16/11(8.30)Heron3
16/11"Little Egret1
16/11"Mallard52
~
16/11PuckpoolRed Throated Diver Click for Picture 1(Near shingle bank)
16/11(13.30)Red Breasted Merganser1f
16/11"Great Crested Grebe2
16/11"Cormorant4
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WednesdayBright IntervalsS. Wind
15/11Ventnor SeawatchKittiwake5W(@8.06 -then very quiet)
15/11(7.50 - 9.00)Gannet4(1E, 3W around 8.00)
15/11"Razorbill Click for Picture 1(1st.w.)(On Rocks at Harbour entrance)
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TuesdayRain early, CloudySW. Wind
14/11Laundry Lane, BradingGoldcrest4+(Heard)
14/11(16.05 - 17.20)Fieldfare3
14/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
14/11"Buzzard1
14/11"Kestrel2
~
MondayShowers to Sunny IntervalsFresh W. Wind
13/11Sandown Canoe LakeShoveler1f
13/11(8.00 - 8.45)Tufted Duck1f(With "Scaup" face pattern)
13/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
~
13/11SeaviewRED NECKED GREBE1(Offshore)
13/11(12.00)Mediterranean Gull1
13/11"Brent Geesec80
13/11"Heron1
~
13/11PuckpoolRed Necked Grebe Click for Picture 1(Closer this time)
13/11(15.00)Red Breasted Merganser1f
13/11"Great Crested Grebe2
13/11"Cormorant4
~
Reported
BembridgeHen Harrier 1
"Ringtail" over Church @ 14.45 (Dave B.)
~
SundaySunny IntervalsLight W. Wind
12/11Cassey Bridge, NewtownSiskin1(Over SW.)
12/11(7.35)Fieldfarec45(In Orchard at Fleetlands Fm.)
12/11"Red Breasted Merganser3m,12f
12/11"Wigeon30+
12/11"Tealc80
12/11"Black Tailed Godwit14
~
12/11Yarmouth Estuary & PondsRedwing1(Rofford Marsh)
12/11(8.10 - 9.40)Bullfinch3
12/11"Shoveler5m,3f
12/11"Wigeon30+
12/11"Tealc130
12/11"Canada Geese102(mainly on Fields to W.)
12/11"Greylag Goose1(With Canadas)
12/11"Brent Geesec85
12/11"Lapwingc40
12/11"Redshank5
12/11"Reed Bunting3
12/11"Grey Plover5
12/11"Water Rail2(Heard)
~
12/11West High DownDartford Warbler1m(on Gorse W. of fenceline)
12/11(10.00 - 11.00)Stonechat1m,1f
12/11"Raven2+(E. along Cliff Edge)
~
12/11Newport Quay (11.15)Black Swan Click for Picture 1(Esc. by "Jubilee Stores" building)
~
12/11Luccombe Down"Eared" Owl Sp.1(poss. Long Eared? Flew into trees on E. Side @ dusk)
12/11(15.35 - 17.00)Kestrel1
12/11"Green Woodpecker1(No sign of Snow Bunting)
~
Reported
SeaviewRED NECKED GREBE 1
off Hersey oulet (Ventnor Group)
Reported
NewchurchWoodlark2
in plantation E. of Ch. (James G.)
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SaturdayFine to CloudyFresh W. Wind
11/11Shide to Blackwater FPRed Legged Partridge Click for Picture 27(3 by Marvel Fm, 24 by Birchmore Fm.)
11/11(8.00 - 9.45)Sparrowhawk1
11/11"Collared Dove6(Blackwater)
11/11"Kestrel2
11/11"Redwing3
11/11"Long Tailed Tit10+
~
11/11Medina Estuary (W. Side)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 2(Opposite Kingston)
11/11(10.00 - 11.30)Whimbrel Click for Picture 1(Werrar)
11/11"Rock Pipit1(Werrar)
11/11"Stonechat1f"
11/11"Snipe1"
11/11"Skylark3
11/11"Curlew23
11/11"Bullfinch1(Heard in Stag Lane)
11/11"Little Owl1 imm.(Tree by FP at Gravel Wks)
11/11"Black Tailed Godwit3
11/11"Redshank13
11/11"Brent Geese4(Folly Lake)
11/11"Lapwing13
~
11/11Seaview/Hersey NRGreat Crested Grebe1(Offshore)
11/11(14.20 - 15.10)Mediterranean Gull5(4 On sea, 1 @ HNR)
11/11"Teal7
11/11"Little Grebe6
11/11"Coot24
11/11"Pheasant1m
~
Reported
(Richard S.)
Newport Quay Black Swan 1
Esc. -I've not seen one on the IOW for a while.
Reported
West High Down"Eared" Owl Sp.1
probably a Long-eared Owl, also 1 Woodcock at Dawn
(Chris M.)
"Firecrest2
along lane to Beacon, also 1m Blackcap
~
FridaySunny IntervalsS. Wind
10/11Brading MarshGrey Wagtail2(Over calling)
10/11(8.15 -9.15)Chiffchaff1(Heard)
10/11"Redpoll2(Over Sewage Wks S. to Birches)
10/11"Bar Headed Goose Click for Picture 1(Feral, with Canada Geese)
10/11"Canada Geesec85
10/11"Meadow Pipit1
10/11"Kestrel3
~
ThursdaySunny IntervalsLight N. Wind
09/11Newtown NRGOLDENEYE2f(NW of Boathouse)
09/11(8.00 - 10.10)Red Breasted Merganser1m,2f(Ecl. m with Goldeneye, 2f on Causeway Lake)
09/11"Spotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(N. of Boathouse)
09/11"Golden Plover Click for Picture 338
09/11"Dunlinc300
09/11"Knot2
09/11"Razorbill1 juv.(Harbour entrance)
09/11"Grey Ploverc30
09/11"Lapwing100+
09/11"Shelduck35+
09/11"Skylark3+
09/11"Redwing2+(Mixed flock of 10+)
09/11"Fieldfare1+"
09/11"Redshank20+
09/11"Black Tailed Godwitc50
09/11"Turnstone13
09/11"Ringed Plover2
09/11"Brent Geesec300
09/11"Reed Bunting1m,1f(By Hide)
09/11"Little Egret6
09/11"Linnet3
09/11"Yellowhammerc10
09/11"Meadow Pipit4
~
09/11Blackwater FPLittle Owl Click for Picture 1(@10.40)
~
09/11Lane End, BembridgePurple Sandpiper Click for Picture 3(On Lifeboat Station supports)
09/11"Turnstone1(With Purple SP)
09/11"Shag1+(On St. Helens Fort with c40 Cormorant)
~
WednesdayCloudySW. Wind
08/11Ryde E. SandsBrent Geesec600(Mostly W. of Pier)
08/11(7.30)Sanderlingc100
08/11"Bar Tailed Godwit1(the 1st here for several months)
08/11"Ringed Plover14
08/11"Dunlin2
08/11"Stock Dove9(Canoe Lake)
08/11Appley Park (8.05)Mistle Thrush2
08/11"Treecreeper1(Heard)
~
08/11Bembridge HarbourGreenshank7
08/11(9.00)Mediterranean Gull2
08/11"Little Egret6
08/11"Grey Plover1
08/11"Shelduck1
08/11St. Helens BridgeBlack Tailed Godwit4(Over to Harbour)
~
08/11Bembridge PondsPochard4m
08/11(10.00 - 10.30)Water Rail1(Heard)
08/11"Greenshank5(From harbour?)
08/11"Redshank1
08/11"Kingfisher1(Heard)
08/11"Tufted Duck5m,3f
08/11"Little Grebe8
08/11"Shelduck2
~
08/11Luccombe DownSnow Bunting Click for Picture 1f(Still on Main Path past Dew Pond @15.00)
08/11(14.45 - 16.30)Green Woodpecker1
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsS.E. Wind
07/11Wroxall DownSNOW BUNTING Click for Picture Click for Picture 1f(100m W. of Cattle Grid)
07/11(7.35 - 9.00)Kestrel3
07/11"Goldcrest3+
07/11"Meadow Pipit2
~
07/11Luccombe DownSnow Bunting Click for Picture 1f(the same bird? on Main Path past Dew Pond @9.50)
07/11(9.05 - 10.30)Raven2
07/11"Buzzard2
07/11"Dartford Warbler1m(N. end on Gorse)
07/11"Meadow Pipit5
Later Visit
"Snow Bunting1
(Still present on path @16.40)
~
Wed-SunForest of Dean& Slimbridge, Staines,& Farlington
Wed 1st
New Fancy V.Pt.Goshawk1& 1 Raven
Thur 2nd
R. Wye @ RossGoosander Click for Picture 1m & 3 Kingfisher
Fri 3rd
Woorgreens PondRedpoll Click for Picture 10+ + Siskin, 1 Brambling @ Edge End
Sat 4th
Slimbridge WWTBean Goose1 & 1 Pale Bellied Brent Goose, Click for Picture c40 White Fronted Geese
Sun 5th
Staines Reservoir & MoorBlack Necked Grebe2-4 & c80 Ring Necked Parakeet
Mon 6th
Farlington MarshAvocet Click for Picture 13 & Water Rail etc.
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OCTOBER 2006
Click for monthly species lists, October total = 115

TuesdayTrip to Mainland
31st
KeyhavenBearded Tit6
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MondayMostly Cloudy
30/10West High Down, Alum BayRing Ouzel1f(W. of Warren Farm)
30/10(7.40 - 11.10)Stonechat4m,6f(WHD area)
30/10(No sign of YB Warbler)Chiffchaff1(Chine)
30/10"Dartford Warbler1m(S. of Beacon on Gorse)
30/10"Redwingc40W(In trees briefly)
30/10"Kestrel3
30/10"Sparrowhawk1
30/10"Goldcrestc10
30/10"Meadow Pipit2
~
30/10Yarmouth Estuary & PondsGadwall Click for Picture 5m(Largest group I've seen on IOW)
30/10(11.30 - 11.50)Wigeonc10
30/10Brief Visit onlyTeal62(Scrape)
~
SundayFine Sunny
29/10Seaview/Hersey NRSkylark1(Over beach)
29/10(9.00 - 9.30)Mediterranean Gull10+(On beach)
29/10"Water Rail Click for Picture 1(In channel by Hersey entrance)
29/10"Kingfisher1(Fishing at E. end)
29/10"Meadow Pipit2(NOTE:The hide was locked today)
~
29/10Bembridge PondsTufted Duck4m,4f
29/10(9.45 - 10.30)Teal12
29/10"Jay2
29/10"Kingfisher2(One on Causeway, one heard)
~
Reported
Alum Bay (Elaine R. etc.)Yellow Browed Warbler1
Up "Alum Bay Road" (on N. Side c11.30)
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SaturdayCloudyBrisk SW-W Wind
28/10Whale ChineGREY PARTRIDGE6(Field 200m. NW of Chine Car Park)
28/10(8.30 - 9.40)Raven2(Along Coast)
28/10"Hen Harrier "Ringtail"1f/juv(Crossed Road & landed in Cabbage Field)
28/10"Peregrine1(Cliff Edge)
28/10"Buzzard2
28/10"Kestrel1
28/10"Linnetc50
28/10"Stonechat3m,3f
28/10"Skylark6(4 flushed, 2 heard)
28/10"Meadow Pipit2
~
Reported
Alum Bay / West HighdownYELLOW BROWED WARBLER1
In Chine-on the steps to the Chair Lift, till 13.30
also 1 Wheatear,
(Chris M.
& Graham S.)Ring Ouzel6
& 2 Firecrest, 60 Redwing, 43 Goldcrest etc.
~
Reported
St. Catherine's Pt. (Birdguides)PALLAS'S WARBLER1
@10.00
~
FridaySunny IntervalsCold start
27/10Ryde SandsBrent Geesec480(Feeding E. of Pier)
27/10(7.45)Razorbill1(On sea W. of Pier)
27/10"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(Out on Sandbank)
~
27/10Culver DownBRAMBLING1(Heard by Monument)
27/10(8.20 - 9.40)Black Redstart1f/juv(Around PH and CG Cottages)
27/10"Stonechat5
~
ThursdayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsLight SW. Wind
26/10Yarmouth Estuary & PondsREDWING120+(Flocks of 70W, 40S, 20E)
26/10(7.50 - 9.45)Blackcap1m(E. of Old Station)
26/10"Ring Ouzel1m"
26/10"Mistle Thrushc10(2 on tree +Others over with Redwings)
26/10"Starlingc100(Over marsh)
26/10"Shoveler5m,3f
26/10"Wigeon30+
26/10"Tealc130
26/10"Canada Geese102(Fields to W.)
26/10"Lapwing100+
26/10"Redshank5
26/10"Skylark10W
26/10"Reed Bunting5
26/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
26/10"Stonechat1f
26/10"Water Rail1(Heard)
26/10"Buzzard1(Flushing Lapwings etc.)
~
26/10Newtown NRRED BREASTED MERGANSER1f(Clamerlin Channel)
26/10(10.00 - 11.10)Wigeonc120
26/10"Golden Plover215
26/10"Grey Ploverc40
26/10"Swallow4(Late ones)
26/10"Curlew10+
26/10"Redshank20+
26/10"Black Tailed Godwitc40
26/10"Turnstone4
26/10"Ringed Plover25
26/10"Sandwich Tern1juv
26/10"Brent Geese170
26/10"Peregrine1(On post to E.)
26/10"Little Egret6
26/10"Linnet15
26/10"Stonechat1m
26/10"Meadow Pipit10+
~
26/10Laundry Lane, BradingStonechatc13(8 near Sewage Wks, 5 Bexley Point)
26/10(15.40 - 17.20)Lapwingc50(Flushed from Marsh)
26/10"Canada Geese60+(No sign of Harriers)
~
Reported
Culver Down (11.30)Hobby1juv
Took a Red admiral on the wing! (Pete B.)
~
WednesdayCloudy & WindyStrong E. Wind(SE Forecasted)
25/10Seawatch, Ventnor EsplanadeGannet3E(nothing much else)
25/10(7.50 - 8.50)Curlew1E
25/10"Auk Sp.1W
25/10"Pied Wagtail16E(Just off breakwater)
~
TuesdayWet to Sunny Int.
24/10Luccombe DownDartford Warbler1m(W. Slope past Dew Pond)
24/10(16.30 - 17.30)Buzzard3
24/10"Stonechat12+(Groups of 6, 3, 3 etc.)
24/10"Meadow Pipit13
24/10"Kestrel1
~
MondayCloudy to Sunny Int
23/10Medina Estuary (W. Side)Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 1(Werrar by Old Barge)
23/10(7.30 - 10.30)Blackcap1f
23/10"Meadow Pipitc20(Werrar)
23/10"Reed Bunting1m
23/10"Skylark5
23/10"Water Rail2(Heard from Dodnor Bridge)
23/10"Pheasant25(Pinkmead)
23/10"Ringed Plover2
23/10"Black Tailed Godwit1
23/10"Bullfinch1(Heard)
23/10"Jay5
23/10"Pintail1m(With Mallard, @ Kingston)
23/10"Lapwing16
~
SundayWet & WindyStrong SW Wind
22/10Seawatch, Ventnor EsplanadeGannet2W(8.20, but nothing much else)
~
22/10Sandown Canoe LakeBrent Goose1(Unusual here)
22/10(9.30)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
22/10"Linnetc15 S.
~
Reported
Dynamite Pool RSPBGadwall2

(Graham S)
(IWOG Walk)Green Sandpiper2

~
SaturdayCloudy to Bright IntervalsSE. Wind
21/10Ryde E. SandsBrent Geesec420(Just offshore on the sea)
21/10(8.45)Sanderlingc100
21/10"Ringed Plover58(Highest count so far, E of Marina wall)
21/10"Wheatear1m(By Wimpy Kiosk)
~
21/10Bembridge HarbourRedshank33
21/10(9.00)Mediterranean Gullc40
21/10"Rock Pipit2
~
21/10Laundry Lane (N. end)HEN HARRIER1m(Flew W. @10.10 chased by Crow)
21/10(9.40 - 10.20)Water Rail1(Crossed lane)
21/10"Canada Geese100+(Some flushed by Harrier)
21/10"Bar Headed Goose1(Feral, with Canadas)
21/10"Buzzard1(Very pale, with whitish head)
~
Reported
Headon Warren/ W. Highdown"Acro type warbler"1
possibly a Paddyfield Warbler (!)
(Chris M.
& Graham S.)Firecrest2
& 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Dartford Warbler
~
FridayShowers to Sunny Intervals
20/10Yarmouth Estuary & PondsBlack Tailed Godwit16(More out on the fields)
20/10(10.30 - 12.15)Wigeonc50
20/10"Kingfisher1m(Fishing from boat pontoons)
20/10"Shoveler7m,4f
20/10"Lapwing35
20/10"Redshank22
20/10"Skylark3
20/10"Reed Bunting2
20/10"Heron7
20/10"Little Egret9
20/10"Snipe2(1 Station Pond, 1 Rofford Marsh)
20/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
20/10"Water Rail2(Heard)
20/10"Buzzard2
Dragonflies
"Ruddy Darter c5 & c10 Migrant Hawkers. (Close-up)
Butterfies
"Clouded Yellow 1 & 3 Red Admiral
~
20/10Alverstone NRSnipe1(Heard)
20/10(18.00 - 19.00)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
20/10"Barn Owl1(Heard)
~
Reported
Dynamite Pool, RSPBHen Harrier1juv m
& 1 Merlin
(Graham S.
& Chris M.)Green Sandpiper1
& c30 Snipe
~
ThursdayCloudy ShowersSW Wind
19/10Shide to Blackwater FPPied Wagtail20+(Blackwater- on sheep field)
19/10(8.00 - 9.30)Bullfinch2+(1 seen others heard)
19/10"Long Tailed Tit8+(with Goldcrest)
~
WednesdayCloudy to Bright IntervalsSE. Wind
18/10Bembridge HarbourRedshankc30
18/10(9.00)Mediterranean Gullc30
18/10"Little Egret3
~
18/10Bembridge PondsGreenshank6
18/10(9.45)Pochard2m, 1f
18/10"Tufted Duck1m, 7f
18/10"Little Grebe6
18/10"Teal5(Lagoon)
18/10"Goldcrest3+
~
TuesdayOvercast
17/10Brading Marsh, Laundry LaneGoldcrest5+
17/10(7.45 - 9.05)Buzzard4
17/10"Snipe1(Over calling)
17/10"Starling50+
17/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
17/10"Water Rail2-3(Heard)
17/10"Goldfinchc30
17/10"Swallow1E
~
17/10Ryde E. SandsBrent Geese85
17/10(11.25)Sanderlingc150
17/10"Ringed Plover37
17/10"Mediterranean Gull2E
~
MondayMisty, CloudyE. Wind
16/10Culver DownRing Ouzel2(Heading E.)
16/10(8.05 - 9.10)Pied Wagtailc10E
16/10"Meadow Pipitc10
16/10"Song Thrush1
16/10"Linnet25E
16/10"Swallow23E
~
16/10Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit100(Causeway Lake)
16/10(14.45 - 15.50)Little Egret6
16/10"Knot2
16/10"Dunlinc100
16/10"Common Tern2
16/10"Ringed Plover8
16/10"Turnstone12
16/10"Brent Geese12
16/10"Little Grebe2
16/10"Pintail9(Clamerkin Channel)
16/10"Golden Ploverc150(2 groups, 64 & c80)
Reported
(Earlier)Scaup1(juv?)
briefly NE of E. Hide (Jim C.)
~
Reported
Luccombe DownRing Ouzel30
wow! & 2 Redwing (Niel N.)
~
SundayMisty Overcast to Fine SunnyNE - E. Wind
15/10Blackgang/Gore CliffRing Ouzel1
15/10(7.45 - 9.30)Raven Click for Picture 2
15/10"Sparrowhawk1
15/10"Wheatear1f
15/10"Yellowhammer1m(By Road)
15/10"Swallowc50(Steady trickle E.)
~
15/10Brading Marsh, Laundry LaneBLACK REDSTART Click for Picture 1f/juv(Roof of "Bishop's House")
15/10(15.55 - 17.30)MERLIN1
15/10"Sparrowhawk1
15/10"Kestrel1
15/10"Buzzard1
15/10"Shoveler5
15/10"Lapwingc100
15/10"Starling100+
15/10"Meadow Pipitc10
15/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
15/10"Water Rail1(Heard)
15/10"Goldfinchc30
15/10"Swallowc20
15/10"Green Woodpecker2
15/10"Canada Geese100+
15/10"Bar Headed Goose1(Feral)
~
Reported
Luccombe DownYELLOW BROWED WARBLER1
@10.30, Gate to Shanklin Dn. (Ventnor Gp.)
~
Reported
Culver Down (by E-Mail)Ring Ouzel14
field above Redcliff, also 215 Meadow Pipits.
~
SaturdayHazy CloudyE Wind
14/10Headon WarrenJACK SNIPE1(Flushed just NE of Tumulus @9.40)
14/10(7.20 - 11.15)Stonechat3m,2f(FP to Needles etc.)
14/10Alum BayChiffchaff2(Chine)
14/10"Goldcrestc10(Heard)
14/10To NeedlesMeadow Pipitc10
14/10"Raven2
14/10"Peregrine1-2(Alum Bay and Needles)
14/10"Swallow4E
14/10"Starlingc70E
~
FridayFog Patches CloudyLight S.to E. Wind
13/10Culver DownRING OUZEL Click for Picture 1 (1st w)(Pit above Redcliff)
13/10(7.40 - 9.15)House Martinc10E
13/10"Swallowc70E
13/10"Goldfinchc80
13/10"Meadow Pipitc25
13/10"Chiffchaff7
13/10"Skylark10+(Over)
13/10"Buzzard1
13/10"Sparrowhawk1
13/10"Kestrel1
13/10"Song Thrush3
13/10"Yellowhammer4
~
Reported
Blackgang & Gore CliffLAPLAND BUNTING1
flushed by Merlin@12.10 & 1 Firecrest
(Graham S.
& Chris M.) St.Catherine's Down Black Redstart1
& 1 Dartford Warbler.
~
Reported
Newtown NR Black Tern1
& 8 Common Tern, from E. Hide (Dave W.)
~
ThursdaySunny IntervalsS. Wind
12/10Culver DownLinnetc100(Mixed Finch Flocks everywhere)
12/10(7.40 - 8.40)Stonechat2f
12/10"Goldfinchc80
12/10"Meadow Pipitc25
12/10"Chiffchaff4
12/10"Skylark8(Over)
12/10"Buzzard1
12/10"Song Thrush2
12/10"Swallow3
12/10"Mediterranean Gullc50(Field to N.)
Reported
(Later)Short Eared Owl1
over ridge to E. then out to sea
(By E-Mail)
"Black Redstart1
3 Ring Ouzel
~
12/10Blackwater FP (16.30)Little Owl1(On fence post)
~
Reported
Ryde/Binstead coastREDWING4
24 Skylark (over)
(Graham S.)
"Siskin18
30 Chaffinch (over)
~
WednesdayCloudy, Heavy ShowersS. Wind
11/10Culver DownWheatear1
11/10(7.50 - 8.50)Stonechat1f
11/10"Siskinc10(Over to SE.)
11/10"Meadow Pipitc20
11/10"Skylark6(Over)
11/10"Buzzard3(1 Pale)
11/10"Song Thrush3
11/10"Linnetc50
11/10"Swallowc50
~
11/10Hersey NRTeal10(High water level)
11/10(14.45 - 15.20)Little Egret5
11/10"Black Headed Gullc100
11/10"Little Grebe4
11/10"Barnacle Geesec90(Feral)
11/10"Snow Geese2(Feral -1 Blue Phase)
~
Reported
West High Down, Alum BayPied Flycatcher1
50 Pied Wagtail (over)
(Graham S.)
"Redstart1
45 Meadow Mipit (over)
~
TuesdayCloudy to Sunny Int
10/10Ryde Sands (7.20)Brent Geese51
10/10Appley ParkTreecreeper1(Heard)
~
10/10Newtown NRStonechat Click for Picture Click for Picture 1m,2f
10/10(14.05 - 14.50)Meadow Pipit Click for Picture c20
10/10"Grey Ploverc30
10/10"Linnet Click for Picture 4
10/10"Buzzard2
~
10/10Yarmouth Estuary & PondsBlack Tailed Godwitc25
10/10(15.10 - 16.30)Wigeonc30
10/10"Teal140
10/10"Shoveler Click for Picture 3m,2f
10/10"Lapwing15+
10/10"Curlewc30
10/10"Snipe1
10/10"Great Crested Grebe1(Immature)
10/10"Shelduck Click for Picture 1(Immature)
10/10"Stonechat1f
10/10"Buzzard6
10/10"Little Egretc10
10/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
~
Reported
Culver DownRING OUZEL1
cliff edge, at first light (Kris G.)
~
Reported
St. Catherine's Pt.BRAMBLING2 over
& 17 Siskin, 3 Grey Wagtail
(Graham S.)
"Spotted FC.1
& 8 Blackcap
~
MondayCloudy to Bright IntervalsS. Wind
09/10Fishbourne BeachCommon Tern4(2 in Creek entrance, 2 in Solent)
09/10(7.45 - 8.45)Redshankc30(Shingle bank S. of Ferry Term.)
09/10"Little Egret10
09/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard at Quarr ponds)
09/10"Little Grebe6
~
09/10Lane End, BembridgeSandwich Tern Click for Picture 17(Some ringed, 2 juv on Life Boat Pier)
09/10(14.10)Cormorantc30(7 on marker, 20+ on Fort)
~
09/10Bembridge PondsKingfisher1
09/10(14.45)Tufted Duck7
09/10"Little Grebe6
09/10"Teal1(Lagoon)
~
SundayFine Sunny
08/10Newtown NRKnot1
08/10(7.40 - 11.10)Wigeonc50
08/10IWOG walk from 8.30Tealc400(Flushed by Peregrine)
08/10"Pintail1(Causeway Lake)
08/10"Kingfisher1(Causeway Lake)
08/10"Golden Ploverc80
08/10"Grey Ploverc50
08/10"Curlew10+
08/10"Redshank20+
08/10"Black Tailed Godwitc50
08/10"Greenshank2(5 reported later)
08/10"Turnstonec10
08/10"Ringed Ploverc35
08/10"Common Tern3
08/10"Sandwich Tern2
08/10"Brent Geese1(3 more reported, Clamerkin)
08/10"Peregrine1(On post to E.)
08/10"Little Egret10
08/10"Linnetc60
08/10"Stonechat1f
08/10"Rock Mipit4
08/10"Meadow Pipit10+
08/10"Canada Geese90+(Most over to W)
~
SaturdaySunny IntervalsLight W Wind
07/10West High Down, TotlandWheatear6(2m)
07/10(7.20 - 11.15)Stonechat26(14 on Gorse W. of Beacon)
07/10Met CM & GSSISKIN10+(Over to W.)
07/10"Chiffchaff4+
07/10"Blackcap2(Heard)
07/10"Tree Pipit1(Over calling)
07/10"Meadow Pipitc50
07/10"Rock Pipit4
07/10"Skylark8W
07/10"Raven2
07/10"Peregrine2
07/10"Sparrowhawk1
07/10"Swallowc10
07/10"Bullfinch2(Heard)
~
07/10Culver DownLinnetc100(Weedy field E. of PH)
07/10(12.00 - 12.45)Kestrel1(Scattered the Linnets)
Butterfies
"Clouded Yellow 8 but no sign of Snow Bunting
~
07/10Bembridge PondsPochard1m
07/10(16.15 - 16.45)Kingfisher3(2 flew over to Harbour)
07/10"Tufted Duck6
~
Reported
Culver DownSNOW BUNTING1
@ NT Car Park early am. (James G.)
Reported
"Merlin1f
3 Stonechat etc (Gary H.)
~
FridayVery Wet & WindySW Gales
06/10Seawatch, Ventnor EsplanadeCommon Scoter2W(@8.16)
06/10(7.45 - 8.45)Razorbill1W.(@7.55)
06/10"Brent Goose1juv W.(Close in @8.40)
~
06/10Foreland, BembridgeShag1(W. of LB Stn.)
06/10(14.20)Sandwich Tern2
06/10"Curlew3
06/10"Gannet1W(Though Solent)
06/10"Mediterranean Gull11(Inc. 2, 1st w.)
~
06/10Bembridge PondsSwallow2
06/10(15.30)Tufted Duck14
06/10"Little Grebe2+
06/10"Chiffchaff4(With c10 Long Tailed Tit)
06/10"Teal7(Lagoon)
~
ThursdayRain to Bright Int.
05/10Ryde E. SandsGREAT CRESTED GREBE2(Just offshore)
05/10(8.15)Brent Geese34(Numbers building up)
05/10"Sanderlingc200
05/10"Ringed Plover41
05/10"Curlew18W
~
WednesdayCool, Showers, Sunny IntLight NW. Wind
04/10Bembridge & Culver DownsHouse Martin2
04/10(14.15 - 15.55)Buzzard2(1 very pale)
04/10"Sparrowhawk1m
04/10"Whinchat Click for Picture 1m(Field W. of Fort)
04/10"Stonechat1f
04/10"Wheatear3(2 @ Redcliff, 1 on "Culver Haven" PH roof)
04/10"Yellowhammer2m
04/10"Skylark8
04/10"Reed Bunting2f/juv
04/10"Goldfinchc10
04/10"Meadow Pipitc30
04/10"Linnetc25W
04/10"Pied Wagtail6
04/10"Swallowc20
Butterfies
"Small Copper 1 a late one & 1 Meadow Brown, 3 Red Admiral
~
04/10Newtown NRPeregrine1(On post to E.)
04/10(14.10 - 16.10)Wigeonc30
04/10"Golden Plover38
04/10"Grey Ploverc10
04/10"Curlew10+
04/10"Redshank6
04/10"Common Tern1
04/10"Little Egret4
04/10"Linnetc20
04/10"Stonechat1f
04/10"Black Tailed Godwit95
04/10"Turnstone4
04/10"Buzzard3
04/10"Swan2ad, 5 cyg.
~
TuesdayFine Sunny
03/10Newtown NRWOODLARK5(Over to SW @ 8.15)
03/10(7.40 - 9.40)Wigeonc50
03/10"Tealc200
03/10"Pintail3
03/10"Golden Plover2
03/10"Grey Ploverc40
03/10"Curlew10+
03/10"Redshank26
03/10"Common Tern2
03/10"Sandwich Tern1
03/10"Brent Geese4W.(Past Harbour entrance)
03/10"Peregrine1(On post to E.)
03/10"Little Egret10
03/10"Linnetc45(Flocks of 15-20 moving W.)
03/10"Stonechat1f
03/10"Swallowc10
03/10"Mistle Thrush5+
~
03/10Shide to Blackwater FPHouse Martinc25(Over fields to W.)
03/10(10.00 - 11.15)Buzzard2
03/10"Sparrowhawk1m
03/10"Treecreeper Click for Picture 1
03/10"Yellowhammer1m
03/10"Swallowc20
Insects
"Southern Hawker 1pair -Mating, also 3 Specked Wood, 1 Red Admiral.
~
03/10Brading Marsh, Laundry LaneHouse Martinc25(Over fields to W.)
03/10(14.15 - 15.55)Buzzard5
03/10"Sparrowhawk1m
03/10"Kestrel3
03/10"Stonechat1m
03/10"Water Rail1(Heard)
03/10"Goldfinchc50
03/10"Grey Wagtail1(Filter Beds @ Sewage Wks)
03/10"Swallowc20
Dragonflies
"Ruddy Darter 20+ -many Migrant & Southern Hawkers.
Butterfies
"Clouded Yellow 2 2 Speckled Wood, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady
~
MondayHeavy ShowersFresh SW Wind
02/10Seawatch, Ventnor EsplanadeGannet27(24W, 3E.)
02/10(7.35 - 10.00)Sandwich Tern24W.
02/10(Met CM. -but no Shearwaters today)"Commic" Tern7W
02/10"Auk Sp.2
02/10"Raven1W(Over Town @9.00 then along coast)
~
02/10Hersey NR, SeaviewCommon Sandpiper1(A late one!)
02/10(18.25 - 18.55)Little Grebe8
02/10"Teal2
02/10"Swallowc20(Over Nettlestone @ 18.40)
02/10Seaview BeachSandwich Tern1
02/10"Mediterranean Gull1
~
Reported
Newtown NRCurlew Sandpiper1
W. of E. Hide with Dunlin
(Jim C.)
"Osprey1
eating a fish, also 1 Whimbrel.
~
SundaySunny Intervals, ShowersStrong SW Wind
01/10West High Down, TotlandWheatear1(E. of CG Cotts)
01/10(8.00 - 10.10)Stonechat2m,1f
01/10(No sign of RB Shrike)Chiffchaff2+
01/10"Sparrowhawk1
01/10"Goldcrest2(Heard)
01/10"Meadow Pipitc15
01/10"Swallowc60W
~
01/10Yarmouth Estuary & PondsBlack Tailed Godwit40
01/10(10.20 - 11.20)Wigeonc60
01/10"Teal110
01/10"Shoveler2m,2f
01/10"Lapwing12+
01/10"Curlew4
01/10"Grey Plover2
01/10"Heron6
01/10"Little Egret3
01/10"Stock Dove1
01/10"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/10"Swallowc10
~
Reported
La Falaise, VentnorSooty Shearwater40+
& 1 Balearic, record numbers!
(Chris M.
& Graham S.) 8.00 - 16.00Arctic Skua1
& 7 Scoter etc.
~

SEPTEMBER 2006
Click for monthly species lists, September total = 130

NEW: Birdnotes, for more details on selected sightings.

SaturdaySome Sunny Intervals
30/09Ryde W. SandsRazorbill1(Fishing off Binstead Beach)
30/09(8.05)Brent Geese24(Slowly building up)
30/09"Rock Pipit1
30/09Ryde E. SandsSanderling210
30/09(8.20)Ringed Plover20
30/09"Curlew13
~
30/09Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull98(On old millpond wall)
30/09(9.00)Rock Pipit2
30/09"Little Egret3
30/09"Sandwich Tern1(Heard)
~
30/09Bembridge PondsSwallowc6(Over)
30/09(9.20)Tufted Duck3m,4f
30/09"Little Grebe6+
30/09"Meadow Pipitc20(Over)
30/09"Teal6(Lagoon)
~
30/09Laundry LaneYellow Wagtail4(In bushes by cattle)
30/09(16.00 - 17.15)Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
30/09"Water Rail2(Heard)
30/09"Starlingc50
30/09"Kestrel2
30/09"Swallowc50
30/09"Chiffchaff4(N. end)
30/09"Buzzard5
~
FridayCloudy, Showers
29/09Ryde E. SandsSanderling50+(Spread out so hard to estimate)
29/09(8.15)Brent Geese21(Numbers increasing)
29/09"Curlewc15
29/09Appley ParkHouse Martinc30(Over to E. with c10 Swallows)
~
Mon-ThurForest of Dean& Slimbridge
Mon 25th
New Fancy V.Pt.Lesser Spotted Woodpecker1m& 1 Goshawk
Tue 26th
New Fancy V.Pt.Goshawk Click for Picture 3
Wed 27th
Cannop PondsDipper 1
Thur 28th
Slimbridge WWTBUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER2juv Click for Picture & Ruff, Peregrine c50 Bk & 1 Bar T Godwit
~
SundayIWOG trip to Farlington& Pagham HarbourSunny Intervals
24th
from FerryMerlin 1f/juv& Common Terns
"
Farlington "Lake"Bearded Tit c14 flitting over reedbed, several Water Rail
"
Church Norton, PaghamHoney Buzzard 2 & Hobby, Pintail, Bar T Godwit, Little Stint etc.
~
SaturdaySunny IntervalsE. Wind
23/09West High Down, TotlandBlackcap7
23/09(7.30 - 10.30)Tree Pipit1(+3 reported earlier)
23/09-met CM & GSChiffchaff2+
23/09"Yellow Wagtail6+
23/09"Wheatear1f(Rocket Testing Site)
23/09"Stonechat6(3m, 3f/juv, near Beacon)
23/09"Blackcap7
23/09"Yallowhammer1
23/09"Rock Pipit4
23/09"Meadow Pipitc200E
23/09"Rock Pipit4
23/09"Stock Dove2
23/09"Swallowc300(Streaming SE. all morning)
23/09"House Martinc800"
23/09"Peregrine2+(2 early and 1 later)
23/09"Raven Click for Picture 2+(2 together and 1 later)
23/09"Kestrel2
~
FridayCloudy, Showers
22/09Ryde E. SandsSanderling100+(End of Sandbank)
22/09(8.10)Brent Geese4(The first here since a single on 14th)
22/09"Curlew20(4 W. of Pier)
~
22/09Rylstone Gardens, ShanklinSpotted Flycatcher1(Top of high conifers)
22/09(9.30)Goldcrest2+
22/09"Sparrowhawk1
22/09In Sandown BayGannet9E
22/09"Shag1(Also 4 Cormorants)
~
Reported
Dynamite Pool (RSPB)BLACK KITE1
Low over ditches, left to NW.
(Graham S.
& Chris M.)Black Tern1juv
over pond, also 2 Green Sandpiper.
~
ThursdaySunny IntervalsFresh SE Wind
21/09St. Catherine's PointHobby1(Swooped down from Cliffs @9.40)
21/09(8.05 - 9.05)Common Scoter1E(@8.19)
21/09(Seawatch)Gannet73(61E, 12W)
21/09"Little Egret1E
21/09"Swallowc150W
21/09"House Martin2
21/09"Sand Martin4+
21/09(Bushes till 9.45)Wheatear1f
21/09"Dunnock7(1 young juv)
~
21/09Dungewood Lane AreaSkylark5
21/09(10.0 - 10.45)Yellowhammer4
21/09"House Martin30+
21/09"Sand Martin1
21/09"Whinchat2
21/09"Spotted Flycatcher1
Insects
"Devil's Coach Horse 3 Points tail up if threatened, see picture
Mammals
"Stoat 1S. of Farm
~
WednesdayOvercast to Sunny IntervalsFresh S. Wind
20/09Yarmouth Estuary & PondsGreenshank2(Mill Copse Scrape)
20/09"Tealc40
20/09"Shoveler3(1m,2f)
20/09"Snipe2(Ponds & Marsh)
20/09"Curlew4
20/09"Redshank7
20/09"Turnstone1
20/09"Black Tailed Godwit53(Most in Estuary)
20/09"Lapwing29
20/09"Black Headed Gullc550(Estuary and Stubble Field to W.
20/09"Pheasant21(12m, 9f/juv)
~
20/09Newtown NROsprey Click for Picture 1(E. side of Clamerkin Channel)
20/09(10.45 - 12.05)Black Tailed Godwitc20(On fields to W.)
20/09"Ringed Plover2
20/09"Redshankc30
~
TuesdaySunny Intervals
19/09Ryde E. SandsSanderling176(Waters edge W. of "Wimpy" Kiosk)
19/09(8.10)Ringed Plover36(Numbers Increasing)
19/09"Dunlin2(With S. Ling & R. Plover)
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19/09St. Helens BridgeKingfisher1(Flew across river to bush)
19/09(8.35)Green Sandpiper1(Flew to concrete slab on W. side)
19/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
19/09"Swallow20+(Streaming S.)
~
19/09Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull82(On old millpond wall)
19/09(8.50)Lapwing1
19/09"Little Egret9
19/09"Redshank1
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19/09Bembridge PondsKingfisher3("Old Tin Shed" pond)
19/09(9.20)Tufted Duck3f
19/09"Little Grebe6+
19/09"Sparrowhawk1(Pursued by a Rook)
19/09"Chiffchaff3
19/09"Teal2(Lagoon)
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MondayFine Sunny
18/09Fishbourne BeachCommon Sandpiper1(E. side of Creek mouth)
18/09(7.20 - 8.20) WeBSLesser Black Backed Gull1(Shingle Bank)
18/09"prob. BLACK TERN1(On furthest Marker Pontoon with Common Terns)
18/09"Common Ternc50(c20 on boat offshore, many more in Solent)
18/09"Sandwich Tern4
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18/09Firestone CopseCoal Tit10+(with mixed Tit flocks)
18/09(8.30 - 10.00)Jay4+(2 seen, more heard)
18/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker2+
18/09"Goldcrest7+(must be many more)
18/09"Chiffchaff3
18/09"Little Egret12(8 in one tree by Creek)
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18/09Fishbourne BeachKingfisher1(Flew up and down beach)
18/09(18.00 - 18.45) WeBSWheatear1f(On rocks)
18/09"Common Ternc80(c30 on beach, 50+ off Binstead)
18/09"Mediterranean Gull6
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SundayCloudy to Warm SunnyDull laterN. Wind
17/09Culver Down (IWOG Walk)Hobby1(E Along Redcliff)
17/09(7.30 - 11.30)Whinchat1(Redcliff Bushes)
17/09Walk from 8.30Stonechat2f"
17/09"Wheatear10
17/09"Blackcapc15
17/09"Linnetc120(Large flock near Monument)
17/09"Meadow Pipitc20"
17/09"House Martin200+(With some Sand Martin)
17/09"Swallow100+
17/09"Raven2
17/09"Buzzard1
17/09"Kestrel2
17/09"Yellow Wagtail1(Over W. calling)
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 4 and Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Heath.
"
"Common Blue 1 and Large White, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral.
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17/09Rofford Marsh to Stn. PondLittle Stint Click for Picture 4(Back of Rofford Marsh with 2 Dunlin)
17/09(14.40 - 16.50)Wigeon11(Stn. Pond)
17/09Met Tony F.Tealc40
17/09"Shoveler1f
17/09"Snipe4(3 @ Pond, 1 @ Rofford Marsh)
17/09"Greenshank1
17/09"Lapwing3
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Reported
Laundry LaneGarden Warbler1
2 Blackcap
(Chris M.)
"Whinchat3
3 Redstart & 1 Spotted FC.
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SaturdayOvercast N WindMisty
16/09Newtown NRKnot4
16/09(8.45 - 12.00)Osprey Click for Picture 1(On post Clamerkin channel)
16/09"Peregrine1(On post)
16/09"Wigeonc25(Recent arrivals)
16/09"Teal100+
16/09"Pintail3(Eclipse plumage)
16/09"Whimbrel1(Clamerkin bank)
16/09"Black Tailed Godwit4
16/09"Turnstone8
16/09"Grey Ploverc35
16/09"Ringed Ploverc10
16/09"Dunlinc10
16/09"Odd" Dunlin?poss. Curlew Sandpiper1(Pinkish neck, long rather straight bill, white rump)
~
Reported
Rofford Marsh, Yarmouth (am)Little Stint4
& 1 Dunlin, Thorley Road End (Caroline D.)
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Reported
West High Down etc.Honey Buzzard1
@16.00 over Tennyson Down
(Chris M.)
"Merlin1f/juv
chasing Pipits & 1 Hobby W.
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FridayWet am, Bright pmLight Wind
15/09Alverstone NRBarn Owl1(On post @ 19.45 -getting dark!)
15/09(19.10 - 20.00)Canada Geesec30(Over to NE)
15/09"Kestrel1
15/09"Heron1
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ThursdayWet am, Brighter pmLight Wind
14/09Ryde EsplanadeBRENT GOOSE1(On sea off sandbank)
14/09(13.30)Ringed Plover29(With Sanderling)
14/09"Sanderling178(Eastern end, past Canoe Lake)
14/09"Common Ternc80(c30 on Sandbank, c50 fishing in Solent)
14/09"Sandwich Tern1
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14/09Hersey NRPINK FOOTED GOOSE1 Esc.(Feral, with a Blue Phase Snow Goose)
14/09(14.10 - 15.20)Snow Geese2 Esc.(Feral, 2nd. bird with c80 Barnacle Geese)
14/09"Teal6
14/09"Black Tailed Godwit1
14/09"Little Grebe8
14/09"Little Egret4(+Small Wader reported am.)
14/09"Reed Warbler1juv(On reeds at rear of reserve)
14/09"Whitethroat1juv
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WednesdayOvercast to Sunny IntervalsLight Wind
13/09Yarmouth Estuary & PondsLITTLE STINT Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(W. side of Station Pond)
13/09(8.45 - 10.35)GADWALL Click for Picture 2(m&f, Stn. Pond)
13/09"WIGEON6(Recent arrivals)
13/09"Tealc40
13/09"Shoveler4(1m,3f)
13/09"Snipe1(Rofford Marsh)
13/09"Curlew6
13/09"Redshank6
13/09"Greenshank1
13/09"Black Tailed Godwit78(Most in Estuary)
13/09"Lapwing3
13/09"Kingfisher1f
13/09"Yellow Wagtail1+(Over calling)
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13/09Newtown NRKnot5
13/09(10.45 - 12.05)Osprey1(On Signal Hill Flagpole)
13/09"Black Tailed Godwitc20(c70 reported)
13/09"Turnstone6
13/09"Ringed Ploverc20
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TuesdayOvercast
12/09Ryde Sands (Low Tide)Little Egret19(11 W. of the Pier, 8 on E. side)
12/09(8.00)Heron3
12/09"Ringed Plover16
12/09"Sanderling2
12/09"Common Tern4
12/09"Sandwich Tern2
12/09"Cormorant8
12/09"Greater Black Backed Gull14
12/09Appley ParkBuzzard1(The 1st I've seen actually inside the Park)
12/09(8.30)Treecreeper1m(Heard in NE corner)
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12/09Bembridge PondsKingfisher Click for Picture 1m(Lagoon)
12/09(9.40 - 10.40)Tufted Duck7(1m,6f)
12/09"Sedge Warbler1juv
12/09"Reed Bunting1juv
12/09"Chiffchaff1
12/09"Common Sandpiper1
12/09"Water Rail1(In Lagoon behind the sunken boat)
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12/09Lane End, Bembridge @14.30Purple Sandpiper1(Under LB Station, viewed from seawall to W.)
12/09"Sandwich Tern11
12/09"Cormorantc25(Mostly on St. Helen's Fort)
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MondaySunny Intervals
11/09Nansen Hill / Luccombe DownRedstart2+(Gorse just E. of Car Park)
11/09(15.30 - 16.40)Raven3(Over to S.)
11/09"Swallowc50(Only a thin passage to SE.)
Mammals
"Wild Goats 4 Escaped again, 2 on Nansen Hill, 2 Wroxall Down.
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Reported
Rofford Marsh, YarmouthALPINE SWIFT1
with House Martins 9.00-9.45 then left S.(Tony F.)
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SundaySunny IntervalsE. WindMisty Start
10/09Laundry LaneSedge Warbler2(Bushes by Reedbed E. of FP)
10/09(7.05)Cetti's Warbler3(2 with Sedge Warblers plus another heard)
10/09"Reed Bunting1f(In same bush!)
10/09"Redstart2f(1 in the same bush)
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10/09Luccombe & Shanklin DownsFIRECREST5(Another 6 reported earlier-WOW)
10/09(8.30 - 11.30)Redstart4+(Fem/juv, 1 very bright)
10/09IWOG Walk (Re-run of last week's)Grasshopper Warbler1(Perched on Gorse)
10/09"Dartford Warbler1(Near the Gropper, now very scarce here)
10/09"Chiffchaff10+(Probably many more)
10/09"Spotted Flycatcher2
10/09"Whitethroat6+
10/09"Swallowc200(Hunting overhead all morning)
10/09"House Martinc10
10/09"Sand Martin20+
10/09"Raven1
10/09"Kestrel2
10/09"Buzzard2
10/09"Sparrowhawk1-2
Spider
"Garden Spider 1 N. end Luccombe Down
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10/09Laundry LaneCuckoo1juv(Flew along lane to tree @17.00)
10/09(16.20 - 17.45)Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
10/09"Water Rail1(Heard)
10/09"Starlingc50
10/09"Linnet20
10/09"Swallowc150(Also c20 Sand Martin)
10/09"Little Egret8(Roosting in bare tree, no sign of Large Egret)
10/09"Buzzard5
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsE. Wind
09/09Shide FPGrey Wagtail3(1ad, 2juv, very noisy)
09/09(7.05)Kingfisher1(N. along R. Medina)
09/09"Sparrowhawk1
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09/09West High Down, TotlandCUCKOO1juv(A late one!)
09/09(7.40 - 11.30)Tree Pipit4+(On top of ridge in grass)
09/09-met CM & GSChiffchaff15+
09/09"Willow Warbler1
09/09"Yellow Wagtail6+(E. calling)
09/09"Whinchat1
09/09"Wheatear20+(1 Greenland type)
09/09"Stonechat7(2m, 2f, 3juv)
09/09"Lesser Whitethroat2
09/09"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 1
09/09"Goldfinch Click for Picture 10+(Several Juvs.)
09/09"Whitethroat10+
09/09"Blackcap6+
09/09"Yallowhammer3
09/09"Rock Pipit3(@Rocket Site)
09/09"Swallowc300(Streaming E. all morning)
09/09"House Martin2
09/09"Sand Martin10+
09/09"Peregrine1
09/09"Raven2-4(Probably 2 but seen twice)
09/09"Kestrel2
09/09"Shag2
09/09"Jay6(About 20 reported, migrants?)
Mammal
"Stoat 1 N. Slope
Reported
(earlier)Merlin1f/juv
W. slope of Tennyson Down
(Chris M.
& Graham S.)Marsh Harrier@10.50 &14.102f/juv
& 1 Firecrest @ Whitecliff Cottage
~
09/09Newtown NRCommon Sandpiper1(In scrape)
09/09(12.00)Osprey2(In trees at back of Clamerkin Channel)
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FridaySunny IntervalsE. Wind
08/09Brighstone DownDartford Warbler1(Heard)
08/09(8.00 - 10.20)Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 10(In valley by road)
08/09"Willow Warblerc6
08/09"Chiffchaff3
08/09"Bullfinch2+(Heard)
08/09"Blackcap4
08/09"Green Woodpecker1
08/09"Sparrowhawk1f(Chasing the Green WP!)
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08/09Newtown NROsprey2(1 by Clamerkin La, 1 in tree Brickfields)
08/09(10.30 - 11.30)Shelduck6(all juvs.)
08/09"Common Tern6
08/09"Sandwich Tern4(1 juv)
08/09"Kestrel Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(W. of Hide)
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsNW Wind
07/09Bembridge & Culver DownsYellow Wagtail3+(W. of Fort, with Cattle)
07/09(7.50 - 9.10)Willow Warblerc6(& about 2 Chiffchaff)
07/09"Whitethroat2
07/09"Wheatear3
07/09"Swallowc20
07/09"House Martinc35
07/09"Raven2
07/09"Skylark3
07/09"Redstart1f
07/09"Yellowhammer2m
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07/09Foreland (13.40)Wheatear3(1 on LB Stn, 2 on Clifftop fields)
07/09"Heron3(In fields)
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07/09Bembridge PondsKingfisher1(Pond W. of Lagoon)
07/09(14.10)Tufted Duck6(1m,5f)
07/09"Sparrowhawk1(Hunting along FP)
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07/09Ryde E. Sands (18.15)Lesser Black Backed Gull Click for Picture 2-4(Graellsii, 2 distant with GBB Gulls)
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07/09Hersey NRWhinchat1m(In weeds @ back of centre channel)
07/09(18.40 - 19.30)Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 5(in Winter Plumage now)
07/09"Tufted Duck4f
07/09"Sand Martin3+
07/09"Barnacle Geese100+(Lawns @ Salterns, Feral)
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WednesdaySunny Intervals
06/09Shide FP (7.25)Blackcap1juv
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06/09Dodnor to MedhamSpotted Flycatcher1(Just N. of Werrar Fm.)
06/09(9.05 - 10.55)Whitethroat1
06/09"Sparrowhawk1(Mobbed by Swallows)
06/09"Curlewc30
06/09"Lapwing6
06/09"Teal3(Over)
06/09"Lapwing6
06/09"Kingfisher2(Together in line astern)
06/09"Little Egret2
Butterflies
"Comma 2 and 2 Speckled Wood
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Reported
Luccombe Down (Ventnor Gp.)Hen Harrier1f (juv ?)
@10.15 E. over the radar, then W. over Bay
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TuesdayCloudy to Sunny Int.SW. Wind
05/09Bembridge PondsTufted Duck6(1m, 5f)
05/09(8.00 - 9.00)Greenshank6(Flew in from Harbour)
05/09St. Helens BridgeKingfisher1(Flew across R.Yar)
05/09HarbourRock Pipit5(Together on Causeway Path)
05/09"Little Egret3
05/09"Yellow Wagtail1+(Over -calling)
05/09"Mediterranean Gullc20
05/09"Sandwich Tern1
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05/09Luccombe & Shanklin DownRedstart4+(4 seen others heard)
05/09(9.30 - 12.40)Osprey1(SW. at 10.45 over Sandown Bay then Ventnor)
05/09"Wheatear10+
05/09"Meadow Pipit10+
05/09"Willow/Chiffc15(Mainly Willow Warblers)
05/09"Whitethroat1+
05/09"Swift1
05/09"Yellow Wagtail1+(Over)
05/09"Raven2
05/09"Peregrine1(In tree Luccombe Cliffs)
05/09"House Martinc100
05/09"Swallowc80
Insects
"Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 and 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral.
~
05/09Brading MarshYellow Wagtailc25(3 on Marsh, c20 W. side of Laundry Lane)
05/09(16.00 - 17.20)Grey Wagtail1(At filterbeds)
05/09"Buzzard1
05/09"Swallow20+(Over reedbeds)
Insects
"Ruddy Darter 2+ and 10+ Southern Hawker, 1 Clouded Yellow BF.
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MondaySunny IntervalsLight Wind
04/09Ryde EsplanadeSanderling61(Roosting on beach)
04/09(7.30 - 8.20)Ringed Plover21(With Sanderling, W. of Wimpy Kiosk)
04/09"Common Tern26
04/09"Sandwich Tern1
04/09Appley ParkMistle Thrush1
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04/09Bembridge & Culver DownYellow Wagtail Click for Picture Click for Picture 3(E. of Culver Haven PH with Cattle)
04/09(8.30 - 10.00)Willow Warbler1(Not many migrants today)
04/09"Chiffchaff6
04/09"Whitethroat1-2
04/09"Wheatear1
04/09"Yallowhammer3
04/09"Swallow20+
04/09"House Martinc40
04/09"Swift1
04/09"Buzzard2(1 very pale)
04/09"Kestrel2
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04/09Newtown NRRinged Plover Click for Picture 4ad,1juv(See picture for Juv.)
04/09(14.06 - 15.32)Dunlin Click for Picture 2 juv(W. of Boathouse, very tame)
04/09"Osprey1(On bare branch on Skyline)
04/09"Knot1
04/09"Black Tailed Godwit5
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04/09Yarmouth Estuary & PondsGreen Sandpiper2(Rofford Marsh)
04/09(15.40 - 16.40)Greenshank2Rofford Marsh)
04/09"Sand Martin1
04/09"Curlew10
04/09"Redshank20
04/09"Tealc30
04/09"Shoveler4f
04/09"Black Tailed Godwit56
04/09"Lapwing8
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SundayBlustery Showers, CloudyStrong SW WindV. Foggy on Hills
03/09Nansen Hill (for IWOG Walk)Wheatear1f(Lower Slopes, thick fog higher up)
03/09(7.15 -8.35)Meadow Pipit1(By top Car Park, -IWOG walk cancelled)
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03/09Ventnor EsplanadeBALEARIC SHEARWATER1W(@9.30, better views today)
03/09(8.45 - 10.05) with CM.& GH.Fulmar7W
03/09-Seawatch over stormy seasGannet25+(Mostly W.)
Reported
(Later)Arctic Skua1 juv
very close, great views (Chris M. etc.)
~
03/09Bembridge PondsGreenshank1
03/09(15.10 -16.05)Tufted Duck1m,1f
03/09"Little Grebe6
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03/09Laundry LaneHobby1juv(Dashed across the field E. of Lane at Bexley Pt.)
03/09(16.15 -17.00)Peregrine1(On dead tree)
03/09"Meadow Pipit8(Flushed by Hobby)
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SaturdayBlustery Showers, CloudyStrong W-SW Wind
02/09Ventnor EsplanadeDk. Shearwater Sp.1W(@10.00, Balearic/Sooty?)
02/09(8.00 - 10.20) with CM.Arctic Skua1W(Dk. Phase)
02/09"Kittiwake1juv.W(@8.58)
02/09"Common Scoter1m.W(@10.13)
02/09"Gannet50+(E&W some fishing offshore)
02/09"Swallow35W.(Close to sea)
02/09"Sandwich Tern2.W(Close in)
~
02/09Bembridge PondsGreenshank8(Together in Lagoon)
02/09(19.25 -19.45)Kingfisher1
02/09"Chiffchaff1
02/09"Teal4
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FridayShowers to Sunny IntervalsLight SW Wind
01/09Shide to Blackwater FPLittle Owl1
01/09(7.45 - 8.40)Goldcrestc4(1 seen others heard)
01/09"Chiffchaff2+(inc. 1 adult with Juv.)
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01/09Newtown NROSPREY Click for Picture 1(Signal hill 9.11, then eating fish in tree till 10.55)
01/09(9.05 - 10.55)Knot3(from Boathouse)
01/09"Little Tern2+(2 adult with Juv?)
01/09"Common Tern7
01/09"PINTAIL1(Flew over Clamerkin)
01/09"Tealc15(Flushed by Osprey)
01/09"Black Tailed Godwit5
01/09"Shelduck7(Imm.)
01/09"Turnstone6
01/09"Ringed Plover6+
01/09"Spotted Redshank1(Causeway Lake)
01/09"Redshank10+
01/09"Dunlin18
01/09"Little Egret4
~
01/09Ryde Marina (Met KG)ROSEATE TERN1(Out in Solent but distant-was quite close @15.30)
01/09(16.00 -17.15)Yellow Legged Gull1juv.(Just offshore going E.)
01/09"Common Tern100+(30-40 around pier, 60+ off Gosport)
01/09"Sandwich Ternc10
01/09"Rock Pipit2(In Marina)
~
01/09Hersey NRStock Dove2
01/09(18.40 -20.15)Black Tailed Godwit2
01/09"Tufted Duck2f
01/09"Little Grebe10
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AUGUST 2006
Click for monthly species lists, August total = 122

ThursdayOvercastVariable SW WindVery Strong on Coast
31/08Whale Chine to Atherfield Pt.Yellow Legged Gull2+(2ad, poss. Imm also)
31/08(8.00 - 9.30)Lesser Black Backed Gull1
31/08"Herring Gull85(Gulls on field N. of Whale Chine Car Park)
31/08"Wheatear1(Cliff Edge)
31/08"Peregrine1(Mobbed by Kestrel then Raven)
31/08"Kestrel1
31/08"Raven1
~
31/08Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldRed Legged Partridge4(No sign of RB Shrike )
31/08(9.40 - 10.30)Raven1(Mobbed by c30 Jackdaws)
31/08"Wheatear1f
31/08"Swallow40+
31/08"Linnetc10
31/08"Buzzard2
31/08Atherfield FarmYellow Wagtail3(Flew over to S.)
31/08"poss. Hobby1(Chasing Hirundines over fields)
Flowers
"Sun Spurge Click for Picture LotsNear Atherfield Pt.
~
31/08Sandown Canoe LakeYellow Wagtail1(Over calling)
31/08(18.30 - 19.00)Sand Martin10+
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Reported
Ryde PierRoseate Tern2
16.00 -18.00, see Kris's site for more details
~
WednesdaySunny IntervalsW. Wind
30/08Newtown NRWigeon1(With c60 Teal from E. Hide)
30/08East Hide,(8.00)Peregrine1(In tree E. of Clamerkin Lake)
30/08"Black Tailed Godwit1
30/08"Shelduck4 juv
30/08"Little Egret3
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30/08Yarmouth Estuary & PondsBlack Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 56(Estuary)
30/08(8.40 - 10.20)Greenshank Click for Picture 3(1 Rofford Marsh, 2 in Estuary)
30/08"Reed Warbler5(3 seen, 2+ heard)
30/08"Curlew12
30/08"Redshank20
30/08"Teal36
30/08"Shoveler6
30/08"Grey Plover2
30/08"Lapwing7(1 on Rofford Marsh)
~
30/08Newtown NRCommon Tern7ad,1juv(Adult feeding Juv on Gull Is.)
30/08Boathouse, (10.40)Bar Headed Geese Click for Picture 2(W. of Causeway Lake)
30/08"Canada Geesec115
30/08"Knot4
30/08"Turnstone1
30/08"Black Tailed Godwit3
~
30/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1
30/08(18.10 -18.45)Black Tailed Godwit5
30/08"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1f(With fish on dead tree)
30/08"Sedge Warbler1
30/08"Little Grebe8
30/08"Swallowc10
30/08"House Martinc20
30/08"Sand Martinc50
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TuesdaySpots Rain to Sunny Int.SW Wind
29/08Culver Down, by MonumentYellow Wagtail Click for Picture Click for Picture 8+(200m W. of Mont. with Cattle)
29/08(7.50 - 9.10)Willow Warbler1(Not many migrants today)
29/08"Whitethroat2
29/08"Wheatear6(2 by Monument, 4 Cliff Edge)
29/08"Swallow20+
29/08"Linnetc10
29/08"Rock Pipitc3(Redcliff)
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29/08St. Helens BridgeKINGFISHER1(My first returning bird)
29/08(11.35 -12.20)Common Sandpiper2
29/08"Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
29/08"Lapwing8
29/08"Mediterranean Gull3
29/08"Little Egret8
29/08"Common Gullc20
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MondayCloudy to Sunny Int.NW. Wind
28/08Shanklin & Luccombe DownWRYNECK Click for Picture 1(SZ 571800 @ 9.20 on FP "SS9")
28/08(8.20 - 11.30)Hobby1(Over Wroxall to S. then E. @10.35)
28/08"Spotted Flycatcher4
28/08"Redstart5(3m, including 1 at Nansen Hill)
28/08"Swift1
28/08"Willow/Chiffc10
28/08"Lesser Whitethroat1
28/08"Whitethroat2
28/08"Chaffinchc10
28/08"House Martinc50
28/08"Swallowc10
Reported
" Honey Buzzard1
@10.20 just before Hobby, (I missed it!)
~
SundaySunny IntervalsW. Wind
27/08Newtown NRSPOTTED REDSHANK1(Causeway Lake)
27/08(7.40 - 10.20)Sandwich Tern1
27/08"Common Tern7
27/08"Mediterranean Gull1
27/08"Black Tailed Godwit8
27/08"Knot1-2
27/08"Shelduck5
27/08"Turnstone4
27/08"Little Egret6
27/08"Wheatear2
27/08"Meadow Pipit4
Insects
"Wasp Spider 3 Unfortunate Male eaten by Female ?
27/08Lane End, Bembridge @15.00PURPLE SANDPIPER1(Under LB Station, viewed from seawall to W.)
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27/08Bembridge PondsPochard1f(On Causeway)
27/08(15.30)Tufted Duck1f(With Pochard)
27/08"Little Grebe5
27/08"Swift1
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Reported
Luccombe DownMONTAGU'S HARRIER1f
@9.00, see Kris's site for more details
Reported
" Hen Harrier1m,1f
@11.20 on S. Side (Faith J.)
~
Reported
Brading Marsh, RSPB walk Turtle Dove1juv
1juv Hobby, 1 Kingfisher (Graham S.)
Reported
Laundry Lane Osprey1juv
@16.45, then departed to E. (Chris M.)
~
SaturdayCloudy to Sunny Int.W. Wind
26/08Luccombe & Shanklin DownRedstart Click for Picture 10+(4m, 6 f/juv.)
26/08(8.05 - 11.20)Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 2
26/08"Willow/Chiff Click for Picture 20+
26/08"Whitethroat10+
26/08"Chaffinchc20
26/08"House Martinc60
26/08"Swallowc40
26/08"Green Woodpecker1 juv
~
26/08Brading MarshWheatear2
26/08(19.15 - 20.00)Spotted Flycatcher2
26/08"Sand Martin20+
26/08"Kestrel2
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E-Mail Report
CulverRedstart13
+ 37 Wheatear, 5 L. Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wag. (W).
Reported
West High Down, (Chris M.)Dartford Warbler1
+ 5 Stonechat, 26 Wheatear, 7 Redstart, 2 Blackcap
Reported
Dungewood Lane Red Backed Shrike1m
(Half mile along FP towards Shorwell)
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FridaySunny IntervalsW. Wind
25/08Rofford Marsh (7.45)Green Sandpiper3
25/08"Greenshank4(2 with Gn. SP, 2 in Estuary)
25/08Yarmouth Estuary & PondsSnipe1(Estuary)
25/08(8.00 - 10.10)Reed Warbler5
25/08"Curlew Click for Picture 6
25/08"Redshank11
25/08"Tealc25(12 Station Pond, c10 Rofford Marsh)
25/08"Black Tailed Godwit66
25/08"Turnstone2
25/08"Wheatear1f
25/08"Grey Plover3
25/08"Heron3
25/08"Little Egret6
25/08"Lapwing12
25/08"Little Grebe2
Moths
"Hummingbird Hawkmoth 2 around old Station
~
25/08Newtown NRLittle Tern2(On spit at Harbour Entrance)
25/08(10.20 - 11.30)Sandwich Tern1ad,2juv
25/08"Common Tern5
25/08"Black Tailed Godwit5
25/08"Shelduck10 juv
25/08"Little Egret3
25/08"Wheatear1f
25/08"Meadow Pipit4
Insects
"Wasp Spider 5 + Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood & C. Blue BF.
~
25/08Bembridge PondsPOCHARD Click for Picture 1f(That's early)
25/08(16.00 - 16.30)Tufted Duck1f(With Pochard)
25/08"Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
25/08"Little Grebe10
~
Reported
RSPB Dynamite PoolOsprey1
+ 4 Yellow Wagtail (Chris M. & Graham S.)
Reported
East Wight locationHobby1ad, 2juv
(Graham S.)
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsNW. Wind
24/08Newtown NRWheatear Click for Picture 1(Unusual markings, see picture)
24/08(9.20 - 11.45)Peregrine1
24/08"Grey Plover50(Some in Summer Plumage)
24/08"Shelduck11(Juv/imm.)
24/08"Dunlin30+
24/08"Turnstone4
24/08"Redshankc12
24/08"Ringed Plover10+
24/08"Common Sandpiper1(Scrape)
24/08"Common Tern53(Most together on W. Spit)
24/08"Sandwich Tern3
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WednesdayCloudy, light showersS Wind
23/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1
23/08(18.10 -18.45)Black Tailed Godwit5
23/08"Water Rail1juv(At back of centre channel)
23/08"Little Grebe5
23/08"Swallowc10
23/08"House Martinc10
23/08"Sand Martin2
23/08"Swift1
~
23/08Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
23/08(19.00)Lapwing1
23/08"Mediterranean Gull4
23/08"Little Egret1
23/08"Common Gull4
23/08St. Helens BridgeSwift5
23/08"Swallowc6
23/08Bembridge PondsReed Warbler1(Heard)
23/08(19.20 - 19.50)Willow Warblerc2(Heard)
23/08"Common Sandpiper1
23/08"Little Egret4
23/08"House Martinc20
~
TuesdaySunny IntervalsLight N. Wind
22/08E. Hide Newtown NRBRENT GOOSE1(That's an early one!)
22/08(8.20 - 11.30)KNOT3
22/08"Grey Plover Click for Picture c45(Some in Summer Plumage)
22/08"Duck Sp.1(Large dark sea duck in Solent, poss. Eider?)
22/08"Tealc110
22/08"Whimbrel1
22/08"Curlewc110
22/08"Shelduck1ad, 6juv
22/08"Dunlin50+
22/08"Turnstone5
22/08"Redshankc10
22/08"Ringed Plover20+
22/08"Little Egret20+
22/08"Common Tern4
22/08"Sandwich Tern1
22/08"Wheatear1+
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Reported
Luccombe DownBLACK STORK1
over am. see Kris's site for more details and Pictures.
~
MondayWet am. - Sunny Int.W Wind
21/08Ryde PierCommon Tern Click for Picture c150(28 on beach, c30 on Pier, c100 fishing)
21/08 (12.00 - 12.30)Sandwich Ternc10
21/08"Rock Pipit Click for Picture 1(On Pierhead Station platform)
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21/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 3
21/08(18.20 -18.50)Black Tailed Godwit4
21/08"Kestrel1
21/08"House Martinc3
21/08"Sand Martin1
21/08"Swallowc10
Mammal
"Fox 1 Crossed the centre channel again
~
Reported
Newtown NROsprey1
(Warden)
~
SundaySunny IntervalsSW Wind
20/08Rofford Marsh (9.00)Green Sandpiper Click for Picture Click for Picture 5(Largest group I've ever seen on IOW)
20/08Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler1f
20/08(9.40 - 10.30)Reed Bunting1juv
20/08"Redshank1
20/08"Tealc35(24 Station Pond, 10 Rofford Marsh)
20/08"Black Tailed Godwit4
20/08"Grey Plover3
20/08"Heron3
20/08"Little Egret6
20/08"Lapwing3(1juv)
20/08"Sand Martin1
20/08"Little Grebe2
~
20/08Newtown NRLittle Tern1-2(Fishing at Harbour Entrance)
20/08(10.50 - 11.30)Common Sandpiper1(From Hide)
20/08"Shelduck1ad,4juv
20/08"Little Egret3
20/08"Common Tern4
Reported
"Little Ringed Plover1
from E. Hide am. (Bob G.)
~
Reported
Off SeaviewBlack Tern1
Feeding out in Solent with 100+ Commons (Chris M.)
~
20/08Springvale, SeaviewLittle Tern1(? very distant)
20/08(16.40 - 17.15)Common Tern100+(With some Sandwich Terns)
20/08"Gannet2W(No sign of Black Tern)
20/08"Shag1(on buoy)
~
SaturdayHeavy ShowersSW Wind
19/08Luccombe & Shanklin DownRedstart4(1m, f/juv.)
19/08(8.00 - 9.20)Sedge Warbler1
19/08"Whitethroat4+
19/08"Willow/Chiff10+
19/08"Raven2
~
19/08Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldWhinchat Click for Picture 4(No sign of RB Shrike today)
19/08(9.40 - 10.20)Skylark4
19/08"Yellowhammer4+
19/08"Swallow10+
19/08"Whitethroat1
19/08"Willow Warblerc4
19/08"Linnetc20
19/08"Buzzard2
~
FridayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsS Wind
18/08ArretonRed Legged Partridge11(Adults and juveniles)
~
18/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper2-3
18/08(18.40 -20.00)Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 1juv(Also an Adult offshore)
18/08"Dunlin1
18/08"Black Tailed Godwit5
18/08"Teal3
18/08"House Martinc2
18/08"Sand Martin1
18/08"Swift1
Mammal
"Fox 1 Crossed the centre channel!
~
Reported
Newtown NROsprey2
Note -not yet confirmed
~
ThursdayWet to SunnyS Wind
17/08Sandown EsplanadeSandwich Tern2(ad. and juv.)
17/08(7.45 - 8.40)Herring Gullc20(but no sign of Yellow Legged Gulls)
17/08Canoe LakeLittle Grebe4
~
17/08Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldRed Backed Shrike1m Still present at 15.00, again flying over at 17.10
17/08(14.45 - 17.30) Click for map;- SZ 460812
17/08"Grasshopper Warbler1(In Elderberry bush)
17/08"Whinchat4
17/08"Yellowhammer3+
17/08"Swift3
17/08"Whitethroatc8
17/08"Willow Warblerc4
17/08"Buzzard3
~
WednesdaySunny IntervalsSE Wind
16/08St Catherine's PointCommon Scoter1E
16/08(7.20 - 9.30)Gannet37(24E & 13W)
16/08"Sandwich Tern1W
16/08"Auk Sp.1(Landed on sea, but distant)
16/08"Whitethroat3
16/08"Sparrowhawk1f(Came right overhead)
16/08"Heron1juv
~
16/08Dungewood Lane, AtherfieldRED BACKED SHRIKE 1mStunning male from corner 500m W. of Farm
16/08(10.00 - 11.30) Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for map;- SZ 460812
16/08"Whinchat2m
16/08"Yellowhammer3f/juv
16/08"Raven2(Over to W.)
16/08"Willow Warblerc4
~
TuesdaySunny IntervalsW Wind
15/08E. Hide Newtown NRWHINCHAT1m(N. side of Clamerkin Lake)
15/08(8.05 - 9.30)Grey Plover16(Many in Summer Plumage)
15/08"Curlewc30
15/08"Shelduck1ad, 8juv
15/08"Dunlin40+
15/08"Little Egret4
15/08"Redshank10
15/08"Common Tern1ad, 1juv
15/08"Sandwich Tern1
15/08"Meadow Pipit6
15/08"Willow Warbler2
15/08Boathouse (9.40 - 10.40)Turnstone1
15/08"Black Tailed Godwit3
15/08"Ringed Plover8
~
MondaySunny IntervalsW-NW Wind
14/08Sandown Canoe LakeSedge Warbler1ad, 1juv
14/08(8.20)Reed Warblerc4
14/08"Little Grebe2ad, 3juv
14/08"Teal1f
14/08"Sand Martin1
14/08"Sandwich Tern3(On beach)
~
14/08Haddon's Pits, LuccombeSpotted Flycatcher Click for Picture3
14/08(9.15 - 10.00)Willow Warblerc3
14/08"Green Woodpecker1
14/08"Bullfinch2+(1m seen, others heard)
14/08"Swift3
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 1 also Gatekeeper, CH & Comm Blue.
~
14/08Nansen Hill/Luccombe DownWheatear1-2
14/08(10.15 - 12.00)Willow/Chiffsc5
14/08"Green Woodpecker1
14/08"Kestrel2
Reported
"Whinchat1juv
Just before I got there, (Ventnor Gp.)
Moth
Nansen HillHummingbird Hawkmoth 1 also Red Admiral, Painted Lady, CH & Comm Blue.
~
SundayShowers, CloudyStrong NW. Wind
13/08Ryde E. Sands (19.00)Sanderlingc10(End of Sandbank)
13/08"Curlew5
13/08"Mediterranean Gull3+
~
Reported
Brading Marsh (16.30)Marsh Harrier1f/juv
(Chris M.)
Reported
Lambslease, Newtown NRMarsh Harrier1juv
(Bob G.)
~
SaturdayFine SunnyNW Wind
12/08Fishbourne (WeBS)Shag1(Unusual here)
12/08(10.30 - 11.30)Cormorant7
12/08"Mediterranean Gull6
12/08"Common Gull14
12/08"Common Tern13
12/08"Curlew23
~
Butterflies
Firestone CopseSilver Washed Fritillary 2 Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Comma.
~
12/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
12/08(18.30 -19.20)Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 6
12/08"Sand Martinc6
~
Reported
Haddon's Pits, LuccombeSpotted Flycatcher2
and 1f/juv Redstart (Chris M.)
~
FridaySunny IntervalsNW. Wind
11/08West High Down/NeedlesStonechat Click for Picture 6(m&f + 2juv, and another pair further up)
11/08(7.50 - 11.30)Raven Click for Picture 3
11/08"Peregrine1
11/08"Cormorantc20
11/08"Shag2
11/08"Wheatear Click for Picture c9(2m,f/juv)
11/08"Rock Pipit9
11/08"Mistle Thrush1
Butterflies
"Painted Lady c6 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral
"
"Clouded Yellow 1 -Chalkhill and Common Blue
Dragonfly
"Southern Hawker 1 good close up views!
~
11/08Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler1f
11/08(11.45 - 12.20)Whimbrel1
11/08(Scrape mostly dried up)Curlew2
11/08"Greenshank1
11/08"Redshank4
11/08"Teal13
11/08"Black Tailed Godwit15
11/08"Heron1
11/08"Little Egret2
11/08"Lapwing3
11/08"Sand Martin5
11/08"Canada Geesec110
~
11/08Bembridge PondsGARDEN WARBLER3juv(Along FP by ponds)
11/08(15.50 - 16.15)Willow Warblerc4
11/08"Common Sandpiper1
11/08"Little Egret4
11/08"Little Grebe11(Includes juv.)
11/08"Sand Martin2+
11/08"Common Gull4
~
Reported
RSPB Dynamite PoolGarganey1f/juv
still here, 1 Ruddy Duck (Graham S.)
E-Mail Report
Haddon's Pits, LuccombeSpotted Flycatcher4

Reported
Luccombe DownWood Warbler1
E. of Car Park (Ventnor Gp.)
~
ThursdaySunny Int. to CloudyBrisk W-NW Wind
10/08Bembridge Down, Culver DownWheatear Click for Picture 2+(f & juv, on cliff edge by CG Cottages)
10/08(7.10 - 9.00)Willow/Chiffsc10(Mostly Willow Warbler)
10/08"Whitethroat2
10/08"Yellowhammer2m
10/08"Sand Martin1(and House Martins)
10/08"Swallow10+(Moving W.)
10/08"Linnetc10
10/08"Pheasant6(3m, 1f, 2 juv)
~
WednesdayFine SunnyNW. Wind
09/08Hersey NRGreen Sandpiper1
09/08(14.50 -16.50)Greenshank1
09/08"Common Sandpiper3
09/08"Black Tailed Godwit6
09/08"Little Grebe3
09/08"Heron1
09/08"Little Egret4(2 juv)
09/08"Sand Martinc6(Also House Martins and Swallows)
09/08Springvale BeachSmall Wader Sp.4(Flew to W. -Sanderling?)
09/08"Sandwich Tern9(5 close in, 4 out in Solent)
~
09/08Ryde E. Sands (19.30)Sanderlingc45(On distant Sandbar @ Low Tide)
09/08"Bar Tailed Godwit1(Some Summer Plumage)
~
Reported
RSPB Dynamite PoolWood Sandpiper1
1f/juv Garganey, 4 Green SP, 5 Snipe (Graham S.)
~
MondayFine SunnyW-NW Wind
07/08Bembridge DownLesser Whitethroat2
07/08(7.50 - 8.40)Willow/Chiffsc20(Mostly Willow Warbler)
07/08"Whitethroat4+
07/08"Yellowhammer2m,2f/juv
07/08"Sand Martin2
~
07/08Nansen Hill/Luccombe DownRaven2-3
07/08(9.20 - 11.30)Willow/Chiffsc10(Mostly Willow Warbler)
07/08"Green Woodpecker4
07/08"Meadow Pipitc6
07/08"Swift3(Most have now left)
07/08"Sparrowhawk1
07/08"Kestrel3-5
~
07/08Ryde E. Sands (18.40)Small Wader Sp.15(On distant Sandbar, prob. Sanderling)
~
07/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1-2(Hide locked)
07/08(18.55 -19.50)Robin Click for Picture 1juv
07/08"Willow/Chiffsc30(about equal mix)
07/08"Long Tailed Titc10(With Blue and Great Tit)
~
SundayLight Rain to Sunny Int.
06/08Brighstone DownDartford Warbler2(Adult and v. young Juv.-Just S. of Trig Pt.)
06/08(8.15 - 10.00)Bullfinch2(m&f)
06/08"Willow Warbler6+(and 1+ Chiffchaff)
06/08"Yellowhammer1m
06/08"Whitethroat3+
06/08"Linnet7
06/08"Mistle Thrush5(Feeding on fields to S.)
06/08"Sparrowhawk1(Swooping around bushes)
~
Reported
Newtown East HideCurlew Sandpiper1
(Bob G.)
~
SaturdaySunny Intervals
05/08Shide to Blackwater FPBarn Owl1(Field W. of FP)
05/08(7.25 - 8.30)Blackcap1f
05/08Towards NewportGrey Wagtail1(Flying N. along river)
~
05/08E. Hide Newtown NRGrey Plover Click for Picture c25(many in summer plumage)
05/08(9.50 - 11.30)Whimbrel2(From Hide)
05/08"Peregrine1(On post E. side of Clamerkin Channel)
05/08"Lapwing10+
05/08"Curlewc30
05/08"Shelduck2ad,6juv
05/08"Black Tailed Godwit1
05/08"Ringed Plover3
05/08"Dunlin50+(Flocks of 20 and 30)
05/08"Little Egret3
05/08"Common Tern11
05/08Town CopseWillow Warbler1
05/08Boathouse (16.10 - 16.50)Turnstone1
05/08"Redshank40
05/08"Dunlin43
05/08"Common Sandpiper1(Scrape)
~
05/08Yarmouth Estuary & PondsShoveler1f
05/08(17.00 - 18.00)Whimbrel1
05/08"Redshankc10
05/08"Teal11(9 @ Station Pond, 2 Rofford Marsh)
05/08"Black Tailed Godwit26
05/08"Tufted Duck1f
05/08"Heron1
05/08"Little Egret2
05/08"Lapwingc20
05/08"Sand Martin2
05/08"Little Grebe2
~
Reported
Hope Beach, ShanklinOSPREY1
High, heading S. @ c15:30 (Chris M.)
Reported
Luccombe DownGrasshopper Warbler2
and 1 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 2 Wheatear (Ventnor Group)
~
FridayFine SunnyN. Wind
04/08Gore Cliff, BlackgangWheatear1
04/08(8.30 - 9.20)Little Owl Click for Picture 2(1 very dark, see picture)
04/08"Fulmar Click for Picture 8(4 at sea, 2 on ledge with juv. & lone juv.)
04/08"Gannet1E
04/08"Swallow10+
04/08"Sand Martin1
04/08"Yellowhammer1m(Heard)
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 1 Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown.
~
04/08Whale ChineWheatear1m(Cliff edge towards Atherfield Pt.)
04/08(9.30 - 11.20)YELLOW LEGGED GULL 2 Click for Picture (On beach)
04/08"Greater Black Backed Gull12
04/08"Black Headed Gull100+(With aprox. 15 Herring Gull)
04/08"Sandwich Tern2
04/08"Skylark3
04/08"Linnet4+
04/08"Yellowhammer1m
Butterflies
"Painted Lady c10 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Wall Brown, Peacock.
etc.
"Common Blue 6 and 3 Silver Y Moths, 4 Black Lined Skimmer DF.
~
04/08Firestone CopseNightjar2(Seen flying @ 21.15)
~
Reported
RSPB Dynamite PoolGarganey1f/juv
and juv Ringed Plover etc. (Graham S.)
~
ThursdayCloudyStrong NW. Wind
03/08Bembridge HarbourWhimbrel1
03/08(8.30 - 9.15)Curlew3
03/08"Dunlin2(Summer Plumage)
03/08"Common Sandpiper1
03/08"Greenshank4
03/08"Lapwing5
03/08"Mediterranean Gullc8
03/08"Cormorant9
~
03/08Bembridge PondsLittle Egret3
03/08(9.20 - 9.55)Little Grebe5
03/08"Common Sandpiper2
03/08"Tufted Duck6(1m, 2f, 3 young Ducklings)
03/08"Reed Warbler3
03/08"Sand Martin4+
~
03/08Hersey NRGreen Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
03/08(18.55 -20.00)Greenshank1
03/08"Common Sandpiper3
03/08"Black Tailed Godwit5
03/08"Dunlin2
03/08"Heron1
03/08"Little Egret4
03/08"Chiloe Wigeon1(Escape)
~
Reported
Fishbourne (16.00 - 17.30)Black Tern1
and some Sandwich Terns (Graham S.)
~
WednesdaySunny IntervalsBrisk W. Wind
02/08Shide to Blackwater FPBlackcap7(1m, 1 heard singing, 5 juv.)
02/08(7.35 - 9.30)Treecreeper2(Ad & Juv)
02/08"Goldcrest6+(Including 2+ juv)
02/08"Swift3
02/08"Whitethroat1
02/08"Little Owl1juv(Heard by FP)
~
02/08E. Hide Newtown NRGrey Plover2(1 in summer plumage)
02/08(9.50 - 10.30)Whimbrel2(S. side of Clamerkin Lake)
02/08"Common Sandpiper1
02/08"Lapwing17
02/08"Curlew12
02/08"Shelduck3ad,12juv(Mixed ages)
02/08Boat House, Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit9(some in summer plumage)
02/08(10.45)Ringed Plover1
02/08"Dunlin13(Summer Plumage)
02/08"Whimbrel Click for Picture 1(W. side Causeway Lake)
02/08"Meadow Pipit3
02/08"Linnet2(Hay Meadow)
02/08"Little Egret3
02/08"Common Tern1(Fishing in Solent)
~
TuesdayShowers, Sunny Int
01/08Bembridge DownLesser Whitethroat6
01/08(7.20 - 9.10)Willow Warblerc2
01/08"Whitethroat5+
01/08"Yellowhammer1m,2f
01/08"Sand Martin1(with c10 Swallow)
01/08Redcliff BushesSedge Warbler1
~
01/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
01/08(11.25 -12.00)Greenshank Click for Picture 2
01/08"Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture 7
01/08Little Egret Click for Picture 5(1-2 juv)
01/08"Heron1
01/08"Little Grebe2
01/08(again 18.20 - 19.20)Green Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
01/08"Water Rail Click for Picture Click for Picture 1juv (In reeds W. side with Sandpipers)
01/08"Mediterranean Gull1 Click for Picture (with White ring no."3A65")
01/08"Swift2(Over Nettlestone, none at Ryde now)
01/08At seaGannet1W.
~

JULY 2006
Click for monthly species lists, July total = 111

MondayShowers, Sunny Int
31/07Hersey NRGreen Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
31/07(18.25 -19.40)Greenshank2
31/07"Common Sandpiper3
31/07"Black Tailed Godwit4
31/07Water Rail Click for Picture 2juv(1 very young)
31/07"Heron1
31/07"Little Grebe2
~
SundaySunny IntervalsSW. Wind
30/07Laundry LaneLesser Whitethroat2(Behind "Bishop's House")
30/07(7.50 - 8.50)Willow Warblerc6
30/07"Sedge Warbler1
30/07"Reed Warbler4(2+ juv)
30/07"Whitethroat2+
30/07"Yellowhammer1
Butterflies
"Gatekeeper c30 Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Comma.
~
30/07Bembridge DownLesser Whitethroat4(Still some here)
30/07(9.00 - 9.30)Willow Warbler Click for Picture c2
30/07"Whitethroat2+
30/07"Yellowhammer3
Butterflies
"Chalkhill Blue 30+ m
~
30/07Bembridge PondsLittle Egret2juv
30/07(14.30)Little Grebe2juv
30/07"Reed Warbler2
Moth
"Jersey Tiger 1 by Lagoon
Dragonfly
"Ruddy Darter 1m along FP
~
30/07Bembridge AiportKestrel2
30/07(15.00 - 16.10)Buzzard2
Dragonfly
"Migrant Hawker 1f near NT Windmill
~
SaturdayHot SunnySW. Wind
29/07E. Hide Newtown NRGolden Plover1(some summer plumage)
29/07(7.45 - 9.00)Ringed Plover2
29/07"Grey Plover3
29/07"Turnstone1
29/07"Curlewc30
29/07"Little Tern1(Fishing in Solent)
29/07"Shelduck3 juv(Older now)
29/07Boat House, Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit25(many in summer plumage)
29/07(9.10 - 11.00)Ringed Plover5
29/07"Dunlinc10
29/07"Common Sandpiper11("Flock" on W. side of Causeway Lake)
29/07"Little Tern1(Fishing in Solent)
29/07"Meadow Pipit4
29/07"Linnet2
29/07Hay MeadowReed Bunting1f
29/07Main HideShelduck2ad,9juv
29/07"Little Egret1juv
~
FridayFine SunnyW. Wind
28/07Bembridge DownLesser Whitethroat Click for Picture 4(Migrants increasing)
28/07(8.20 - 9.20)Willow Warbler Click for Picture c15(and about 5 Chiffchaff)
28/07"Cuckoo Click for Picture 1(Adult?)
28/07"Whitethroat4+
28/07"Sand Martin4
28/07"Yellowhammer1m
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow 1 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Marbled White, Comma.
"
"Common Blue 1 Chalkhill Blue (200+ m, but only 2f!)
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Reported
Newtown NRMarsh Harrier1
(via Warden)
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ThursdayHazy SunClammy Heat
27/07Yarmouth Estuary & PondsSNIPE Click for Picture 1(Rofford Marsh)
27/07(8.40 - 10.05)Curlew Click for Picture 3
27/07"Mediterranean Gull Click for Picture 1juv
27/07"Redshank8
27/07"Teal1f(@Station Pond)
27/07"Curlew5
27/07"Heron1
27/07"Little Egret6
27/07"Lapwing13
27/07"Shelduck1
27/07"Black Tailed Godwit2
27/07"Reed Warbler4+(Inc. 2 juv)
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27/07Boat House, Newtown NRRinged Plover5
27/07(10.45 - 11.30)Common Tern6
27/07"Dunlin7(Summer Plumage)
27/07"Meadow Pipit5
27/07"Linnet2
Reported
"Turnstone4
Gull Is. (Jim C.)
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27/07Luccombe Down (20.30)WHEATEAR2f/juv(Just SW of Dew Pond in Heather)
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WednesdayHazy SunClammy heat
26/07Bembridge DownGreen Woodpecker5(Approx 3 juv)
26/07(8.20 - 9.20)Skylark3
26/07"Whitethroat6+
26/07"Yellowhammer2
26/07"Buzzard1(Pale with white rump)
Butterflies
"Chalkhill Blue 200+ Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Marbled White.
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26/07Sandown Canoe LakeLittle Grebe5(3 juv)
26/07(9.25 - 9.45)Moorhen10+(Many juv)
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26/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper4
26/07(19.00 -19.50)Greenshank Click for Picture 2
26/07Water Rail1(on S. Shore)
26/07"Heron1
26/07"Little Grebe2
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Reported
Luccombe Down (12.00)WHEATEAR1
N. of Dew Pond (Jim C.)
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TuesdayHot SunnyE. Wind
25/07E. Hide Newtown NRGOLDEN PLOVER1(Hiding in grass)
25/07(8.00 - 9.30)Whimbrelc3
25/07"Grey Plover7
25/07"Curlewc30
25/07"Shelduck1ad,2juv
25/07Boat House, Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit1
25/07(9.40 - 11.20)Ringed Plover2
25/07"Dunlin1
25/07"Meadow Pipit3
25/07"Rock Pipit Click for Picture 2
25/07"Linnet6
25/07"Willow Warbler2(By lane, migrants?)
Reported
"Snipec6
(Jim C. & Bob G.)
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MondayFine Sunny
24/07Shanklin PondMoorhen Click for Picture 2ad,6+juv
24/07(10.30)Muscovy Duck Click for Picture 1
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24/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 3
24/07(18.30 -19.30)Greenshank Click for Picture 1
24/07Water Rail2(1 on S. Shore, 1 to E. by reedbed)
24/07Tufted Duck2f
24/07"Heron1
24/07"Little Grebe2
24/07"Chiloe Wigeon1(Escape)
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SundayShowers Sunny IntW. Wind
23/07Bembridge DownRaven1
23/07(8.20 - 9.40)Skylark2
23/07"Whitethroat4+
23/07"Yellowhammer2
23/07"Green Woodpecker6(Inc. 1+ juv)
23/07"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(juv?)
Butterflies
"Chalkhill Blue 20+ Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Marbled White.
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23/07Bembridge HarbourWhimbrel1(With Curlew)
23/07(11.05 - 12.05)Curlew5
23/07"Redshank1
23/07"Lapwing2
23/07"Little Egret11
23/07"Common Gull3
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SaturdayThunderstorm to Sunny Int.
22/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper3(Numbers up)
22/07(16.30 - 18.00)Dunlin Click for Picture 1(Pictured with a Common SP)
22/07"Greenshank Click for Picture 2
22/07Tufted Duck4f
22/07"Heron1
22/07"Mediterranean Gull2(With another 10+ on Seaview Beach)
22/07"Common Gull3
22/07"Little Grebe3
22/07"Chiloe Wigeon Click for Picture 1(Escape)
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FridayFine Sunny
21/07Bembridge PondsCommon Sandpiper1
21/07(8.00 - 9.00)Little Grebe4
21/07"Sand Martinc6
21/07"House Martinc6
21/07"Swallow80+
21/07"Reed Bunting1f
21/07"Pied Wagtail4 juv
Mammals
"Fox Cubs 2
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21/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
21/07(9.15 -10.10)Little Egret5
21/07"Greenshank1
21/07"Mediterranean Gull1
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21/07Dynamite Pond, (RSPB)GREEN SANDPIPER Click for Picture 1
21/07(16.30 - 19.00)Whimbrel3
21/07"Little Grebe2
21/07"Buzzard4
21/07"Cormorant2
21/07"Teal5
21/07"Reed Bunting2
21/07"Heronc6
21/07"Little Egret4
21/07"Oystercatcher2
21/07"Cormorant2
21/07"Mediterranean Gull2
21/07St Helen's BridgeSand Martin2
Mammals
"Fox Cub 1
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ThursdayCloudy to Fine Sunny
20/07Rowlands WoodCoal Tit3(2 seen, 1 heard)
20/07(7.45 - 9.00)Goldcrest4+(2 seen, 2+ heard)
20/07"Buzzard2
20/07"Kestrel1
20/07"Swallowc100(Over surrounding fields)
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20/07Knighton (E. Wood)Turtle Dove1m(Calling from Ash Tree by "B33" FP )
20/07(9.15 - 9.45)Buzzard3(1 soaring on flat wings??)
20/07"Stock Dove1(Heard)
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WednesdayV. Hot SunnyRefreshing SE Wind
19/07Dodnor PondWater Rail Click for Picture 1juv(No sign of Scarlet Headed Blackbird today)
19/07(7.05 - 8.25)Reed Warblerc4(2 seen, others heard)
19/07"Chiffchaff2
19/07"Whitethroat2+(Juv.)
19/07"Bullfinch1+(Heard)
19/07"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Dickson's Copse)
19/07"Green Woodpecker2
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19/07Yarmouth Estuary & PondsBlack Tailed Godwit27
19/07(9.00 - 10.05)Greenshank Click for Picture 1
19/07"Redshank7
19/07"Teal1f(now only 1 @Rofford Marsh)
19/07"Curlew5
19/07"Heron1
19/07"Little Egret2
19/07"Shelduck2ad,3juv
19/07"Sparrowhawk1
19/07"Reed Warbler2+(Heard)
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19/07Boat House, Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit23
19/07(8.40 - 11.30)Common Tern1
19/07"Dunlin3(Summer Plumage)
19/07"Curlew5
19/07"Redshank3
19/07"Rock Pipit1
19/07"Linnet3
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TuesdayV. Hot SunnyPhew!!
18/07Ryde Canoe LakeSwan55
18/07(8.00)Stock Dove4
18/07"Canada Geese8
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18/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 1(Just 1 tonight)
18/07(19.20 - 19.40)Common Gull Click for Picture 1
18/07"Mediterranean Gull2
18/07"Heron1
Reported
Dodnor Pond (18.00)Scarlet Headed Blackbird!1 Click for Picture
"Amblyramphus holosericeus" ?
presumed Escaped Cagebird (Tim J.)
MondayHot SunnyE. Wind
17/07Ash Hill Farm pondSand Martin Click for Picture c6(On wires with Swallows etc.)
17/07(9.10 - 9.45)Starling Click for Picture 100+
17/07"Mallardc50(But no Sandpipers)
17/07"Kestrel1
17/07"Lapwing1
17/07"Linnetc10
17/07"Yellowhammer2
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17/07Whale Chine (10.00)Skylarkc4
Butterflies
"Peacock 6+ Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Small Skipper,
Butterflies
"Painted Lady 3 Large White. 6 Spot Burnet & Silver Y Moths
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17/07Shepherds Chine (11.00)Reed Warbler1
17/07"Yellowhammer1
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17/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2(Still here)
17/07(18.40 - 19.40)Tufted Duck1f
17/07"Heron1
17/07"Mediterranean Gull2
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SundayHot SunnyE. Wind
16/07Fishbourne BeachMediterranean Gull102(94 together on shingle bank!)
16/07(10.10 - 11.40)Little Egret14
16/07"Common Gull6
16/07"Curlew7
16/07"Oystercatcher11
16/07"Common Tern9
16/07"Cormorant5
16/07Wootton Bridge (16.00)Greenshank1(@side of Lake, unusual here.)
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Moths
CulverSix Spot Burnet 2+ & Meadow Brown, Marbled White, BF.
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Reported
Whale ChineYellow Legged Gull3(AD, 2nd yr and Juv) & 240 Sand Martin E.
(Graham S.)
Atherfield Farm Res.Green Sandpiper6 & 1 Common Sandpiper.
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SaturdayHot SunnyE-NE. Wind
15/07E. Hide Newtown NRBar Tailed Godwit1(Preening by Clamerkin Channel)
15/07(8.40 - 11.30)Whimbrel1
15/07"Grey Plover6(1 in full Summ. Plumage)
15/07"Curlewc15
15/07"Shelduck1
15/07"Green Woodpecker1ad,1juv
15/07Town Copse, NNRBlackcap1f
15/07"Bar Headed Geese2(Brickfields)
15/07"Redshankc6
Butterflies
"White Admiral 10+ Red Admiral, Large White, Meadow Brown,
Butterflies
"Silver Washed Fritillary 1 Small Skipper, Marbled White, Comma.
15/07Boat House, Newtown NRBlack Tailed Godwit7
15/07(8.40 - 11.30)Whimbrel2-4(2 flew over calling, poss. 2 by harbour entrance)
15/07(from E-Hide)Mediterranean Gull8(5ad with 2 juv on Gull Is.)
15/07"Curlewc15
15/07"Sandwich Tern2
15/07"Common Tern2
15/07"Rock Pipit2
15/07"Linnet2
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15/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2(Numbers increasing)
15/07(18.20 - 19.45)Stock Dove2
15/07"Heron1
15/07"Mediterranean Gull1
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Reported
RSPB Dynamite PoolGreen Sandpiper1& 2 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Little Egret (Graham S.)
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FridayFine SunnyE-NE Wind
14/07QuarrCoal Tit1m,2juv(Juvs by Abbey & Singing Male @ Elenor's Grove)
14/07(8.05 - 09.45)Reed Warblerc3(At fishing pond, Elenor's Grove)
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14/07Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
14/07(18.45 - 20.20)Stock Dove2
14/07"Heron1
14/07"Mediterranean Gull1
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, Warm
13/07Brading MarshReed Warbler2+
13/07(8.10 - 9.00)Whitethroatc6
13/07"Swan2ad, 4juv
Butterflies
"Red Admiral 1 Small Skipper, Marbled White, Small TS,
"
"Comma 1 Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown.
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13/07Parkhurst ForestLong Eared Owl2-3juv("Squeakers" by large clearing, 1 seen)
13/07(9.15 - 10.30)Nightjar5+(4 heard/seen, 1+ heard)
Insects
"Glow Worm 3along paths
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WednesdayFine SunnyW Wind
12/07Ryde SandsMediterranean Gull17
12/07(8.10)Curlew7
12/07"Oystercatcher2
12/07"Little Egret4
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12/07St. Helen's Br.(8.40)RUDDY DUCK Click for Picture 1m(On R. Yar then flew to Pond to E.)
12/07Bembridge HarbourCOMMON GULL1(They're back!)
12/07Mediterranean Gull23
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12/07Bembridge PondsReed Warbler6+(Inc 1 juv.)
12/07(9.00 - 9.30)Little Grebe10(Including 2 juv.)
12/07"Sand Martinc6
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12/07Hersey NRLittle Egret5
12/07(9.50 - 10.10)Whitethroat3
12/07"Heron1
12/07"Chiloe Wigeon1(Feral/Escape)
12/07Seaview BeachMediterranean Gull8
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsSW. Wind
11/07Thorness BayRinged Plover Click for Picture Click for Picture 5+(4+Ad, 1 juv)
11/07(8.30 - 10.20)Dunlin1
11/07"Dunlin1
11/07"Curlew2
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11/07Walters Copse, NNRChiffchaff2(Heard)
Butterflies
"White Admiral 15+ , Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown,
Butterflies
"Silver Washed Fritillary c3 Large Skipper, Marbled White, Comma.
Dragonflies
"Southern Hawker 3 Emporer,
Beetles
""Longhorn" Beetle 2+
"
"Lilioceris lilii (?) 1(Tiny but pretty)
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Reported
Bembridge PondsCommon Sandpiper1& 5 Sand Martin, 3 Greenshank-in Harbour, (Chris M.)
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MondayCloudy, Drizzle
10/07Bembridge DownSkylark5
10/07(8.50 - 9.40)Whitethroat4
10/07"Meadow Pipit2+
10/07"Yellowhammer2m
10/07"Swallowc10
10/07"Buzzard3(1 very pale)
Caterpillars
"Cinnabar 10+on Ragwort
~
SundayWet to Sunny IntervalsStrong SW WindEarly mist on hills
09/07Brading Down,(IWOG Walk)Swiftc30(Over to S.)
09/07(Cancelled -bad weather!)Yellowhammer1(Heard)
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09/07Bembridge PondsGreenshank1
09/07(8.55 - 9.25)Little Egret5
09/07"Canada Geese12
09/07"Reed Warbler2(Heard)
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09/07Bembridge HarbourCurlew1
09/07(9.30)Lapwing1
09/07"Sandwich Tern3
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09/07Hersey NRTufted Duck2m,1f
09/07(10.00 - 11.20)Reed Warbler2
09/07"Heron2
09/07"Little Egret4
09/07"Mediterranean Gull1("1st. Summer")
09/07Off Seaview Toll RoadGannet5E
09/07"Sandwich Tern4+
09/07"Common Tern6+
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09/07Ryde SandsDUNLIN1(Feeding at end of Sandbank)
09/07(19.00 - 19.30)Curlew2(W of Pier)
09/07"Oystercatcher5
09/07"Little Egret4
09/07"Gannet1W
09/07"Sandwich Tern8
09/07"Common Tern5
09/07"Greater Black Backed Gull14
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Reported
St. Catherine's Point (11-12.15)Manx Shearwater9W& 25 Kittiwake(W), (Graham S.)
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsSW. Wind
08/07Shide (Blackwater FP)Barn Owl2
08/07(7.20 - 7.40)Grey Wagtail1
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08/07West High Down, TotlandPeregrine Click for Picture Click for Picture 3(Ad and 2 juv)
08/07(8.06 - 11.10)Linnetc40
08/07"Raven2
08/07"Rock Pipitc15(Group of 12 together)
08/07"Bullfinch1m
08/07"Goldfinchc20
08/07"Greenfinchc15
08/07"Mistle Thrush4(Family Group)
08/07"Gannet4
08/07"Stonechat1f
08/07"Shag1
Insects
"Devil's Coach Horse 1Edge of cliff
Butterflies
"White Admiral 1 Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Painted Lady,
"
"Large Skipper 1 Small Copper, Small Heath, Meadow Brown.
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08/07Walters Copse, NNRGreen Woodpecker2
Butterflies
"White Admiral 10+ 3 Silver Washed Fritillary, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown,
Butterflies
"Ringlet 1 Small & Large Skipper, Marbled White, 2 Comma.
Dragonflies
"Southern Hawker 2 Emporer, (Golden Ringed reported)
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FridayMist on hills, L. Rain
07/07Brighstone DownTurtle Dove1(Flew into tree)
07/07(8.40 - 10.50)Dartford Warbler Click for Picture3+(The most I've seen this year)
07/07"Yellowhammer4+
07/07"Linnet6
07/07"Whitethroat4
07/07"Dunnock5
07/07"Chiffchaff2
Butterflies
"Ringlet 1 2 Painted Lady, Marbled White (Lots), Meadow Brown.
Moths
"Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1-2
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07/07Firestone CopseBuzzard1
07/07(21.30 - 22.00)Nightjar1m(@21.40, Churring and Flying)
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ThursdayMisty to Hazy Sunny Int.
06/07Yarmouth Estuary & PondsSHOVELER1f
06/07(15.00 - 16.30)Greenshank1(Mill Copse Scrape)
06/07"Redshank10
06/07"Teal2m,4f(5 @Station Pond, 1f@ Rofford Marsh)
06/07"Curlew1
06/07"Heron3(2ad, 1juv)
06/07"Little Egret2
06/07"Shelduck2
06/07"Kestrel1juv(Sitting on nest box)
06/07"Sparrowhawk1f(Mobbed by Gulls)
06/07"Reed Warbler2+(Heard)
06/07"Jay1ad, 2juv(Back of Marsh by Road)
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WednesdayThundery showers, dullMuggy, misty
05/07Newtown NRGrey Plover6(From E. Hide)
05/07(14.30 - 16.30)Black Tailed Godwit2
05/07"Shelduckc30(Inc. 10 juv)
05/07"Little Tern2(Gull Is.)
05/07"Rock Pipit1
05/07"Canada Geesec100
05/07"Redshankc20
05/07"Whimbrel1
05/07"Curlewc35(Numbers increasing)
05/07"Lapwing2
05/07Main HideMediterranean Gull3(1 x2nd Yr, 2 juv)
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TuesdayVery Hot SunnyCooling E. Wind
04/07St. Catherine's Pt.Gannet7(5 fishing in distance)
04/07(8.10 - 9.15)Guillemot1E
04/07"Greater Black Backed Gull2
04/07"Cormorant7
04/07"Shag1juv(On rock with 4 Cormorants)
~
04/07Gore CliffFulmar3+(3 on ledges, another flying)
04/07(9.30)Sand Martinc20E(Flying along the cliffs)
04/07"Lesser Black Backed Gull1E
Butterflies
"Large Skipper 1 Painted Lady
Dragonflies
Whale ChineBlack Lined Skimmer 4 undercliff terraces.
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04/07Hersey NRTufted Duck4m,2f
04/07(18.45 - 19.25)Stock Dove4
04/07"Sparrowhawk1(Flew over with prey)
04/07"Little Egret4
04/07"Heron1
04/07"Barnacle Geesec30(Field to W.)
04/07"Whitethroat1
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MondayHot Sunny
03/07Ryde EsplanadeCOMMON SCOTER2m(Preening on sea just E. of Pierhead)
03/07(7.35 - 8.05)Little Egret3
03/07"Greater Black Backed Gull6+
~
03/07Shide,NewportGrey Wagtail1juv
03/07(15.00)Goldcrest1juv
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SundayHot Sunny
02/07Bembridge Down, Culver DownSkylark5
02/07(7.45 - 8.50)Whitethroat11
02/07"Meadow Pipit2+
02/07"Green Woodpecker2
~
02/07Sandown Canoe LakeSedge Warbler Click for Picture2+(Inc 1 juv.)
02/07(9.00 - 9.40)Reed Warbler1m
02/07"Sand Martin1
02/07"Swift6+
02/07"House Martin10+
02/07"Reed Bunting1m
02/07"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
02/07"Little Grebe1
02/07"Swan5(2ad, 3 cygnets)
~
02/07Mersley ShuteMagpie Click for Picture1(Caught in trap)
02/07(10.00)Jay2(Inspecting the Magpie)
02/07"Bullfinch1m
02/07"Chiffchaff1juv
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SaturdayHot SunnySE. Wind
01/07Shide to BlackwaterGarden Warbler1m
01/07(7.35 - 10.10)Whitethroat3ad, 2 juv
01/07"Blackcap6
01/07"Yellowhammer4
01/07"Song Thrush3
01/07"Goldcrest2
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01/07Newtown NRPeregrine1(On post -Brickfields side)
01/07(10.30 - 11.40)Common Tern1
01/07"Redshankc6
01/07"Rock Pipit1
01/07"Canada Geesec60
01/07"Curlewc20
01/07Main HideMediterranean Gull4(2 x2nd Yr, 2 juv)
~
01/07Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1
01/07(16.00 - 16.45)Coal Tit5+(Mainly juv.)
01/07"Blackcap1(Heard)
01/07"Song Thrush3
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01/07Binstead to FirestoneLittle Owl1(Newnham Road @21.28)
01/07Firestone CopseNightjar1m(@21.50)
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E-Mail Report
Culver Down (am)Redstart1juv
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E-Mail Report
W. Wight locationRedstart2at a nest! (Richard D.)
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JUNE 2006
Click for monthly species lists, June total = 108

FridayCloudy to Hot SunnySE. Wind
30/06Newtown NRLittle Tern Click for Picture 3(Near Gull Is.)
30/06(7.30 - 9.40)Common Tern1
30/06"Redshankc10
30/06"Shelduck18
30/06"Curlew6
30/06Main HideMediterranean Gull5(1 ad, 2 2nd Yr, 2 juv Click for Picture )
30/06Clamerkin HideRedshank7(and 1 juv)
30/06"Lapwing9
30/06"Curlew7
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Butterflies
"White Admiral 1 Marbled White , Meadow Brown, Small Heath.
Insects
""Staphylinus caesareus" ? 1 a "Rove Beetle" Sp. crossing path to Hide.
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ThursdayFine SunnyS. Wind
29/06West High Down, TotlandPeregrine Click for Picture 2(Photo taken from under 25ft!)
29/06(7.40 - 10.30)Linnetc30
29/06"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing just E. of Beacon)
29/06"Rock Pipitc10
29/06"Bullfinch2(Pair, -hedge N. of Car Pk.)
29/06"Common Ternc30(Feeding off Sun Corner)
29/06"Sandwich Tern2+
29/06"Gannet1W
29/06"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
29/06"Shag1(On rock with 10 Cormorants)
29/06"Buzzard4(Circling over Headon Warren)
Moths
"Dew Moth 2 & Marbled White, Painted Lady etc.
Mammals
"Wild Goats 2Edge of cliff, also 1 Fox.
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29/06Yarmouth Estuary & PondsTEAL Click for Picture 3m(Coming out of Eclipse)
29/06(10.45 - 11.40)Lapwing9
29/06"Redshank3
29/06"Curlew1
29/06"Reed Warbler4+
29/06"Reed Bunting1m(Heard)
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WednesdayFine SunnyE. Wind
28/06Dodnor to WerrarWhitethroatc3
28/06(7.30 - 9.00)Lapwing Click for Picture 8(6 ad, 2juv)
28/06"Oystercatcher2
28/06"Curlew4
28/06"Skylark3
28/06"Kestrel1
28/06"Buzzard1
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TuesdayWarm & Sunny later
27/06Ryde EsplanadeGreater Black Backed Gull32(Out on sandbank)
27/06(8.30)Mediterranean Gullc10
27/06"Common Tern2
27/06"Oystercatcher6
27/06"Curlew1(W. of Pier)
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27/06Bembridge PondsLittle Grebe4(2 ad, 2 juv)
27/06(14.45 - 15.30)Little Egret3
27/06"Heron3
27/06"Stock Dove3(Over)
27/06"Reed Warbler2m(Heard)
27/06"Canada Geese10
27/06"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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MondayPersistant RainN. Wind
26/06Hersey NRShelduck1
26/06(14.50 - 15.30)Reed Warbler2
26/06"Heron1
26/06"Mediterranean Gull4(3 ad & 1 "1st. Summer")
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RecentIOW Reports
25th
Dynamite Pool (RSPB)Green Sandpiper1(Graham S.)
23rd
Brading MarshSand Martin1(Graham S.)
20th
Ryde EsplanadeRoseate Tern1 & c100 Common Tern.
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SundayIWOG trip to "New Forest"Hants
18th
from FerryLittle Tern 3& 3 Gannets
"
Denny WoodTawny Owl Click for Picture 1 (Rufous) in tree
"
& Beaulieu RoadHoney Buzzard Click for Picture 1 & Cuckoo, Tree Pipits, Redstart, Marsh Tit,
"
Acre Down, LyndhurstWoodlark2 & 5+ Crossbill, more Tree Pipits Click for Picture & Redstarts.
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SaturdayWarm SunnyLight Wind
17/06West High Down, TotlandRaven Click for Picture 5+(Ad & juv Tennyson Dn, 2 Ad & 3 juv WHD -S. Cliffs)
17/06(8.10 - 10.50)Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard on FP below Beacon)
17/06"Swallow Click for Picture 10+
17/06"Stonechat1m(Needles Battery)
17/06"Peregrine Click for Picture 1(Edge of cliffs)
17/06"Guillemot13(on sea)
17/06"Linnet8
17/06"Rock Pipit10(inc. Juvs)
17/06"Meadow Pipitc15(some juv.)
17/06"Mistle Thrush2(On Sea)
17/06"Shelduck2(On Sea)
17/06"Oystercatcher3(Flew into Cliffs)
17/06"Gannet1E
Butterflies
"Painted Lady 4 & 2 Red Admiral, Common Blue, Small Heath.
"
"Dingy Skipper 1 & 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth
~
17/06Freshwater CliffsPeregrine2
17/06(11.00 - 11.40)Skylark4
17/06"Stonechat2m,1f
~
17/06Parkhurst ForestNightjar4+(IWOG Walk)
17/06(19.50 - 22.40)Woodcock3+
17/06"Goldcrest10+(Heard en route)
17/06"Buzzard1
~
FridayWarm Sunny
16/06Blackwater FPLittle Owl Click for Picture 1juv
16/06(8.00)House Martin4
~
16/06Newtown NRBar Headed Geese2(Spit at Harbour Entrance)
16/06(8.50 - 9.40)Canada Geesec150"
16/06"Redshank5+1juv
16/06"Shelduck10+9juv(Pair with 6 Ducklings & 3 Ducklings in Scrape)
16/06"Curlew3
16/06BoathousePied Wagtail4juv
16/06HideMediterranean Gull2
~
16/06Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1juv
16/06(13.40 - 14.20)Mistle Thrush1(No sign of Spotted FC)
16/06"Buzzard1(W. over beach, 1st I've seen here!)
16/06"Blackcap1m(Heard)
16/06"Robin2+1juv
~
16/06Parkhurst ForestNightjar4+(Singing and seen flying)
16/06(19.50 - 22.50)Woodcock3+
16/06"Long Eared Owl1(Across path W. of Squirrel Hide @ 20.45)
16/06"Bullfinch2
16/06"Raven1
16/06"Kestrel1
~
ThursdayWarm SunnyNE Wind
15/06Brading MarshPied Wagtail2(Filter beds)
15/06(7.15 - 7.50)Sedge Warbler2
15/06"Whitethroat1m
15/06"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
15/06"Reed Warbler2(Heard)
~
15/06Gore Cliff, BlackgangSwift100+(Feeding just offshore)
15/06(9.05 - 10.40)Fulmar Click for Picture c10
15/06"Shag1(Rocken End-on rock, 2 Cormorants there later)
15/06"Peregrine (?)1(Might have been a Hobby, thinner longer wings etc.)
15/06"Blackcap1m(Singing under cliff)
15/06"Skylark1m
15/06"Linnet2
15/06"Stock Dove5
Butterflies
"Painted Lady 10+ & Red Admiral
~
15/06Whale Chine, (11.00)Rock Pipit1+2juv(@ Chine mouth)
Butterflies
"Granville Fritillery 3 & 2 Painted Lady
~
Reported
Ventnor Garden 3rd JuneALPINE SWIFT1 over Garden then past Ventnor Middle School
(Pete H.)
"Red Kite1has taken scraps from garden recently
~
WednesdayCool, Cloudy, DrizzleE. Wind
14/06Thorness BaySkylark Click for Picture c4
14/06(9.00 - 10.10)Reed Warblerc3(Singing etc.)
14/06"Ringed Plover4
14/06"Turnstone2
14/06"Curlew1
14/06"Cuckoo1m(Calling to E.)
14/06"Oystercatcher6(Very noisy)
14/06"Sandwich Tern1(In bay)
~
14/06Dodnor, Medina R.Lesser Black Backed Gull2
14/06(10.20 - 11.00)Reed Warblerc2(Singing)
14/06"Lapwing1
14/06"Swan24
14/06"Blackheaded Gullc200
14/06"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
~
TuesdayWarm Sunny
13/06Brading Marsh etc.Lapwing4(1 by Green Bridge, 3 Dynamite pool)
13/06(7.15 - 8.40)Sedge Warbler2
13/06"Whitethroat8+
13/06"Cetti's Warbler1(Seen briefly)
13/06"Reed Warbler4("Ducker's Bridge")
13/06"Reed Bunting2m"
13/06"Cuckoo1(Flew around, but not calling)
13/06"Skylark1m
13/06Dynamite PoolTufted Duck1m
13/06(Scoped from FP)Shelduck1
13/06"Little Grebe1
13/06"Canada Geesec20
13/06"Snow Goose1(Feral, Blue Phase)
~
13/06Bembridge DownBuzzard2(1 very pale, with "Ringtail" like harrier)
13/06(8.50 - 10.00)Fulmar1
13/06"Lesser Whitethroat2
13/06"Whitethroat6+
13/06"Skylark2m
13/06"Linnet4
13/06"Yellowhammer1m
~
MondayHot SunnyLight Wind
12/06Sandown EsplanadeSedge Warbler Click for Picture c3(by Canoe Lake, W. of Hide)
12/06(7.30 - 8.30)Reed Warblerc5(Singing etc.)
12/06"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
12/06"Coot Click for Picture c15(Many juv.)
12/06"Swan2+3cyg.
12/06"Sandwich Tern1(In bay)
~
SundayHot Sunny
11/06Fishbourne BeachCurlew1
11/06(7.30)Shelduck4
11/06"Little Egret3
11/06"Mediterranean Gull1
11/06Quarr Pond/ReedbedReed Warbler2
11/06"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
Insects
""Oedemera noblis" 2 attractive thin Green beetles with "swollen" knees.
~
11/06Ryde EsplanadeLesser Black Backed Gull1(Out on sandbank)
11/06(8.40)Greater Black Backed Gull15
11/06"Little Egret5
~
11/06Mottistone Estate (NT)Nightjar Click for Picture c3m(Churring, wing clapping, calling etc.)
11/06(20.40 - 22.10)Yellowhammer3
11/06"Buzzard2
11/06"Partridge1(poss. Grey but distant)
~
Reported
Brading Marsh (RSPB)Turtle Dove1 & 2 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 15 Lapwing,
(David A.)
(WeBS Count)Gadwall4 & 4 Teal, 4 Mediterranean Gull.
~
SaturdayHot SunnyE. Wind
10/06Newtown NRWhimbrel1(Clamerkin channel)
10/06(7.30 - 9.40)Grey Plover3(Winter Plumage?)
10/06E. HideDunlin1(Summer Plumage)
10/06"Shelduck10+(2 juv)
10/06"Curlew4
10/06"Cuckoo1m(Heard frequently)
10/06BoathousePied Wagtail1+2juv
10/06"Oystercatcher12(1 @ Scrape)
10/06"Common Tern1
10/06HideMediterranean Gull4
~
10/06Yarmouth Estuary & PondsTufted Duck3m,1f
10/06(10.30 - 11.30)Black Tailed Godwit72(50 on Station Pond, 32 in Estuary)
10/06"Reed Warblerc6(Heard)
10/06"Little Egret6
10/06"Heron1
~
Reported
St. Catherine's PtManx Shearwater12 33 Gannet,
(Graham S.)
(10.00 - 12.00)Common Scoter11 50 Swift & a Hummingbird Hawkmoth.
~
FridayHot SunnyE. Wind
09/06Ryde EsplanadeLesser Black Backed Gull4(Out on sandbank)
09/06(7.30 - 8.00)Greater Black Backed Gull9
09/06"Oystercatcher10(4 W. side of Pier)
09/06"Sandwich Tern1
~
09/06ForelandGannet2+1juv(SW)
09/06(8.15)Sandwich Tern1
09/06"House Martinc20
09/06"Kestrel1f(Mobbed by Martins)
~
09/06Bembridge PondsMANDARIN1m(Drake -on causeway with Mallard)
09/06(8.55 - 9.30)Little Egret3
09/06"Heron2+3juv
09/06"Shelduck3
09/06"Reed Warbler2m(Heard)
09/06"Reed Bunting1m
09/06"Little Grebe2
~
ThursdayHot & SunnyLight Wind
08/06Nansen Hill/Luccombe DownDartford Warbler1(Very scarce here now)
08/06(8.20 - 9.50)Willow Warbler2(Singing at bottom of W. Slope)
08/06"Swiftc20
08/06"Whitethroat5
08/06"Linnetc6
~
08/06Hersey NRShelduck2
08/06(18.40 - 19.30)Reed Warbler1(Singing by entrance)
08/06"Moorhen1+3juv
08/06"Cetti's Warbler1m(Heard)
08/06"Whitethroat1m
08/06"Little Egret2
08/06"Barnacle Geesec10
~
Reported
Newchurch ShuteTurtle Dove1m singing (Graham S.)
~
WednesdayFine SunnyS. Wind
07/06Firestone CopseHeron Click for Picture c6(Heronry with Juv @ Nests)
07/06(10.30 - 12.30)Little Egret1
07/06"Buzzard2
Insects
"Speckled Yellow Moth 3 & 3 Brimstone, Speckled Wood, 1 Wall Brown
Insects
""Volucella bombylans" 3 "Bumblebee" Hoverfly, & Wood Ants etc.
Mammals
"Red Squirrel 1juv very cute!
~
07/06Yarmouth Estuary & PondsKNOT1(Summer Plumage, with c20 Godwits)
07/06(18.45 - 20.20)Black Tailed Godwit Click for Picture Click for Picture 110+(95 on Station Pond, c20 in Estuary)
07/06"Tufted Duck3m,1f(No sign of Garganey)
07/06"Redshank2(1 with Godwits)
07/06"Curlew2
07/06"Mediterranean Gull1
~
07/06Parkhurst ForestNightjarc4m(Singing and seen flying)
07/06(20.40 - 22.50)Woodcock4+
~
TuesdayFine SunnyCool E. Wind
06/06Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper2(Adult with Juv)
06/06(7.00 - 8.10)Mistle Thrushc8
06/06"Stock Dove2
06/06Ryde BeachSANDERLING2(S. Plumage -on sandbank, unusual in June)
06/06Canoe LakeCanada Geese Click for Picture 2+9juv
~
06/06CulverRock Pipit3
06/06(10.40 - 11.50)Whitethroat6
06/06"Linnet5
Butterflies
"Dingy Skipper 3+ & 2 Painted Lady, Common Blue (lots), 1 Wall Brown
~
Reported
Yarmouth Garganey1mon Station Pond @20.00 (Mike K.)
~
MondayWarm Sunny
05/06Brading Marsh etc.Lapwing3(2 by Green Bridge, 1 Dynamite pool)
05/06(7.15 - 8.45)Greylag Geese2("Green Bridge" Pool, with 4 Canada Geese)
05/06"Swan Click for Picture 7(2 with 5 Cygnets)
05/06"Whitethroat4+
05/06"Cetti's Warbler2+(Heard)
05/06"Reed Warbler2("Ducker's Bridge")
05/06Centurion's CopseSedge Warbler1m(Reedbed)
05/06"Reed Bunting1m"
05/06Dynamite PoolTufted Duck2m,1f
05/06(Scoped from FP)Shelduckc4
05/06"Canada Geese10(5 over + 1ad. and 4 Goslings by pond)
05/06"Little Egret1(Little Stint not seen at this range ~800m. away)
~
05/06Bembridge PondsLittle Grebe2
05/06(8.55 - 9.30)Little Egret2
05/06"Heron1 juv
05/06"Whitethroat2+
05/06"Reed Warbler1m(Lagoon)
05/06"Linnet2
05/06"Reed Bunting1m"
~
05/06Binstead BeachTURNSTONE1(On a rock in sea, unseasonal)
05/06(16.20 - 16.55)Sandwich Tern4
05/06"Heron1
~
05/06Parkhurst ForestNightjar3m(Singing and seen flying)
05/06(20.50 - 22.40)Woodcock4+
~
SundayWarm Hazy Sun
04/06Shide to BlackwaterBarn Owl Click for Picture 2(1 N. of FP, 1 flushed from hedge @ Marvel Lane)
04/06(7.30 - 10.25)Whitethroat2
04/06"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard N. of FP)
04/06"Little Owl Click for Picture 2(juv)
04/06"Garden Warbler2
04/06"Blackcap9(1 juv)
04/06"Red Legged Partridge3
04/06"Grey Wagtail1(@ nest)
04/06"Yellowhammer2
04/06"Song Thrush8
04/06"Swallow4+
~
Reported
Rookley/GatcombeSpotted Flycatcher10 @ Rookley Manor, Gatcombe (6), Whitecroft (4)
(Robin A.)
BlackwaterHONEY BUZZARD1NW @11.10, & 1 Hobby (Birchmore)
"
Gatcombe PondHeron1+ 3 juv -a rare breeding record for W. Wight
~
SaturdayWarm SunnyLight Wind
03/06Alum Bay AreaTurtle Dove Click for Picture 1(On N. side of Road, op. Warren Farm)
03/06(8.00 - 11.10)Whitethroatc9
03/06"Swallow4+
03/06"Stonechat6(2m, 1f, 3 juv)
03/06W. High DownPeregrine1(Perched on tall pinnacle)
03/06"Guillemot18(on sea)
03/06"Lesser Black Backed Gull2
03/06"Linnet15+
03/06"Rock Pipit6+
03/06"Yellowhammer2+(Singing)
Butterflies
"Painted Lady 2 & 2 Red Admiral
~
03/06Newtown NRRedshank4
03/06(11.40 - 12.10)Shelduck3
03/06"Common Tern1
~
03/06Garden, BinsteadNUTHATCH Click for Picture Click for Picture 4(2 adult and 2 juv @ nest hole!)
Note;-
"Nuthatch - are very scarce on the Island, these are my first!
03/06(17.20 - 18.10)Great Spotted Woodpecker1
~
03/06Brading MarshLapwing4
03/06(20.40 - 21.30)Shelduck2
03/06"Cetti's Warbler2
03/06"Reed Warbler2
03/06"Heron3
~
Reported
Garden @ FreshwaterGOSHAWK1-bigger than the regular Sparrowhawks. (Neil E.)
Reported
Hale CommonMarsh Harrier1m -circling low over the garlic festival field (Chris M.)
~
Reported
West High DownSWALLOWTAIL1NW@ 11.08! also 65 Painted Lady BF, 1m Dartford Warbler
(Robin A.)
Headon WarrenTurtle Dove1 & 1m (1st s.) Dartford Warbler, 1 Spotted FC.
"
YarmouthShoveler1m & 93 Black Tailed Godwit -high summer count for site.
~
FridayWarm SunnyN. Wind
02/06St. Catherine's Pt.Common Scoter52E(48@8.00, 14@8.02)
02/06(7.50 - 8.50)Gannetc7E
02/06"Razorbill1W(@8.31)
02/06"Swallow4+
02/06"Red Legged Partridge2
02/06"Whitethroat6+
~
02/06Gore CliffFulmarc10(5+ on ledges)
02/06(9.08 - 10.00)Linnet3W
Butterflies
"Small Copper 1 & 1 Painted Lady
~
02/06Whale ChineSkylark3+(sadly no Corn Buntings)
02/06(9.08 - 10.00)Red Legged Partridge1
Butterflies
"Common Blue 1
~
02/06Parkhurst ForestBuzzard2
02/06(16.15 - 17.50)Kestrel1
02/06"Jay4
02/06"Whitethroat2
Dragonflies
"Broad Bodied Chaser 2 & 1 Southern Hawker
Butterflies
"Brimstone 32 Peacock, Comma, Large White & Garden Tiger Moth
Insects
"Pond Skater 5 1 Water Boatman
*
ThursdaySunny Int.Light Wind
01/06Sandown EsplanadeSedge Warbler Click for Picture 1m(Singing by Canoe Lake)
01/06(7.30 - 8.30)Reed Warblerc4(Singing etc.)
01/06"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
01/06"Swallow10+(and 2 Swift)
01/06"House Martinc6
01/06"Sandwich Tern2(In bay)
~
01/06Shalfleet QuayNightingale1m(Singing just N. of Mill)
01/06(9.40 - 11.00)Cuckoo1m(On bushes W. side -Corfe Camp)
01/06"Redshank3
01/06"Whitethroat2
01/06"Yellowhammerc4
~
01/06Newtown NRRedshank3(Scrape)
01/06(11.10 - 12.00)Mediterranean Gull4
*
01/06Firestone CopseWoodcock1
01/06(21.00 - 21.40)Nightjar1-2m(Churring @ 21.20)
01/06"Song Thrush2(Singing)
~

MAY 2006
Click for monthly species lists, May total = 127

WednesdaySunny Int.N-NE. Wind
31/05Headon WarrenDartford Warbler Click for Picture 1m(Singing/Feeding N. of Tumulus)
31/05(8.10 - 9.00)Whitethroatc7(Singing etc.)
31/05"Swallow4(and 2 Swift)
31/05"Buzzard1
31/05"Green Woodpecker1
Insects
"Green Tiger Beetle 1 & Wall Brown BF
~
31/05Fort VictoriaEider1m(On the Sea off Hurst Castle)
31/05(9.10 - 9.30)Cormorant3
31/05"Common Ternc4(& poss. 3 Little Tern offshore)
~
31/05Newtown NRDunlin2(N. of Boathouse)
31/05(10.30 - 12.30)Cuckoo1m(Calling from tree on Hampstead side)
31/05"Common Tern1
31/05"Mediterranean Gull4
*
TuesdayFine Sunny Int.NW. Wind
30/05Wheeler's BayRaven2(Over)
30/05(8.35 - 10.00)Whitethroat2
30/05"Sandwich Tern1
30/05"Reed Warbler1(Still mimicking other birds)
~
30/05Firestone CopseWoodcock2+
30/05(21.00 - 22.30)Nightjar1-2m(Churring @ 21.20)
30/05"Song Thrush2+(Singing)
~
MondayShowers, Sunny Int.W-NW. Wind
29/05Monk's BayRazorbill2W
29/05(8.00 - 9.05)Gannet20W(plus 2E)
29/05"Common Scoter2W
29/05"Oystercatcher1W
29/05"Sandwich Tern2
29/05"Reed Warbler1(Heard on slope above beach)
~
29/05Ventnor DownsRaven2
29/05(9.10 - 12.00)Buzzard5
29/05"Kestrel2
29/05"Yellowhammer2+
29/05"Linnetc10
29/05"Meadow Pipitc15
29/05"Stonechat2m,2f(But no Dartford Warblers)
29/05"Swallow3(& some Swifts)
29/05"House Martinc15(Over to N. -late migrants?)
29/05"Willow Warblerc3(Heard)
29/05"Stock Dove2
~
Reported
Newtown NROsprey1Over main marsh 8.45 (Rob G.)
~
29/05Wheeler's BayReed Warbler (?)1m(Heard singing quietly in bushes)
29/05(16.20 - 17.35)Sandwich Tern3
~
SundayFine Sunny, WarmW. Wind
28/05Appley ParkMistle Thrush8(1 Juv being fed)
28/05(8.00 - 8.50)Song Thrush4(1 juv)
28/05"Stock Dove3
~
28/05Hersey NRCetti's Warblerc4(Heard)
28/05(9.00 - 9.50)Shelduck2
28/05"Stock Dove1
28/05"Chiloe Wigeon2(Esc.)
28/05"Barnacle Geese7(Feral)
~
28/05YarmouthBlack Tailed Godwit7(Rofford Marsh)
28/05(14.30 - 15.30)Buzzard2
28/05"Oystercatcher6
28/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
28/05"Reed Warbler4+(Heard)
28/05"Shelduck8
28/05"Tufted Duck3m,1f
28/05"House Martin2
28/05"Swiftc20
~
28/05Parkhurst ForestWoodcockc6( 9 "contacts")
28/05(20.50 - 22.10)Nightjar1m(Churring & flying around)
28/05"Long Eared Owl2(1st N. of Squirrel Hide@21.07, another @ 21.20)
~
E-Mail Report
BonchurchStorm Petrel9-11W, 40 Common Scoter E. (7.30 - 11.30)
~
SaturdayCloudy, Mist on HillsLight W. Wind
27/05Shanklin Chine StepsSTORM PETREL1-2(Lingering offshore, 3 reported)
27/05(7.20 - 9.05)Auk Sp.c10W(Guillemots with a few Razorbill)
27/05"Sandwich Tern4(Locals)
27/05"Fulmar4+"
27/05"Kittewakec6W(@ 1 Manx Shearwater reported W)
27/05"Swiftc30
27/05"House Martinc50(Feeding along Cliffs, & with few Swallows)
Insects
"Cockchaffer 1Been sitting here for days!
~
FridayFoggy and DrizzleStrong SW-W. WindDull & Misty over sea
26/05"Bandstand", VentnorGannet67W(and 1 E.)
26/05(7.50 - 9.40)Guillemot6W(Together @ 8.11)
26/05"Kittiwake6W(Together @ 8.03)
26/05"Fulmarc4(Local Birds?)
~
26/05Shanklin PondMuscovy7
26/05(9.50)Moorhen3(Adult with 2 Chicks)
26/05"Aylesbury Duck3
~
26/05Sandown EspSandwich Tern4(Near Pier)
26/05(14.10)Rock Pipit1(On beach)
~
26/05Firestone CopseWoodcock2(Over @ 21.17 & 21.25)
26/05(21.10 - 21.35)NIGHTJAR1m(Churring and flying @ 21.24)
26/05"Barn Owl1(Fields to E.)
26/05"Song Thrush3+(Singing)
~
Sun-ThursTrip to "Forest of Dean"Glos.
Mon 22nd
Nagshead RSPBPied Flycatcher1mWood Warbler
Tue 23rd
Crabtree HillTurtle Dove1Wood Warbler, Tree Pipit, Woodcock.
"
Symonds YatPeregrine1,3juvFemale at nest hole feeding 3 chicks
Wed 24th
"Sugarloaf", AbergavennyWhinchatc6Cuckoo, Skylark, Raven, Meadow Pipit
"
WenchfordDipper1Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, Mandarin.
"
New Fancy V.PtGoshawk1with Prey, Fallow Deer also seen.
~
REPORTEDfrom IOWI missed all the "Stormies" !
Wed 24th (W)
St catherines' PtStorm Petrel6210 Gannet, 30 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill
(Dave & Martin H.)
(8.00 - 12.00)Manx Shearwater136 & 21 Kittiwake, 1 Little Egret and C. Scoter 13E
~
Tue 23rd (W)
Ventnor (Ventnor Group)CORY'S SHEARWATER1@9.28, close inshore then moved of to W.
~
Mon 22nd
St. Catherines' Pt.Storm Petrel96W,3 offshore
(GrahamS)
(17.00 - 19.00)Manx Shearwater3 & 7 Swift in off
~
Sun 21st
La Falaise, VentnorStorm Petrel10 & 29 Auks (inc 7 Guillemot)
(Jon etc.)
(10.00 - 12.40)Manx Shearwater112 & 9 Kittiwake, 30 Fulmar (W).
~
SaturdayShowers & Sunny Int.Brisk SW Wind
20/05Thorness BayRinged Plover Click for Picture 3
20/05(7.30 - 8.20)Turnstonec22
20/05"Whimbrel2(In field with cattle)
20/05"Oystercatcher3+
20/05"Common Tern6(At sea)
20/05"Sandwich Tern1(On beach)
~
FridayCloudy, RainStrong S-SW. Wind
19/05Brading MarshSwiftc50
19/05(14.00 - 15.20)House Martinc40
19/05"Whitethroat2+
19/05"Reed Warbler4+(Heard)
19/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
19/05"Buzzard2
~
Reported
St catherines' PtSTORM PETREL1W (seen by Ian R.)
(GrahamS)
(16.00 - 19.00)Manx Shearwater82 & 69 Gannet, 33 Guillemot (W), 1 Arctic Skua.
~
ThursdayShowers to BrighterBrisk SW. Wind
18/05Newtown NRNightingale1m(Heard, S. side of Hay Meadow)
18/05(8.10 - 9.15)Redshank2(1 Boathouse, 1 Scrape)
18/05"Curlew3
18/05"Canada Geesec15(1 Pair with 5 Goslings Brickfields side)
18/05"Shelduck9
18/05"Mediterranean Gull4
~
18/05Rofford MarshShelduck13
18/05(9.30 - 10.00)Black Tailed Godwit7
18/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
18/05"Reed Warbler5+(Heard, 1 seen)
18/05"Tufted Duck1m
18/05"House Martin15+
18/05"Swift2
18/05"Reed Bunting1m
~
18/05Fort Victoria ( 10.15)Little Tern1
18/05"Sandwich Tern2
18/05"Common Ternc20
18/05"Guillemot1(On the Sea)
~
WednesdayCloudy to RainSW. Wind
17/05Ryde East SandsSanderling16(Out on sand bank, most in Summer Plumage)
17/05(19.15)Little Egret2
17/05"Oystercatcher6
~
TuesdayCloudySW. Wind
16/05Ryde East SandsSanderling2(On distant sand bank, mobbed by Terns)
16/05(8.00 -Low Tide)Little Egret8
16/05"Oystercatcher11
~
16/05Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1
16/05(8.20)Mistle Thush Click for Picture 4
16/05"Song Thrush2
~
16/05BathingbourneLittle Owl1(On Pole @20.40)
~
MondayCloudyFresh SW. Wind
15/05Brading MarshBuzzard1
15/05(14.30)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
15/05"Green Bridge" PoolGreenshank1
15/05"Lapwing3
15/05"Shelduck2
15/05"Dynamite" PoolShelduck3(Scoped from "Bembridge Trail" FP)
15/05Tufted Duck2m,1f
Butterfies
"Painted Lady 1& 1 Red Admiral, 2 Silver Y Moths
~
SundayHazy Sunny Int. to Cloudy
14/05Fishbourne BeachCommon Sandpiper1
14/05(7.30 - 8.30)Sandwich Tern1
14/05"Common Tern6
14/05"Curlew5
~
14/05Quarr Abbey areaWhitethroat3
14/05(8.40 - 10.00)Blackcap2
14/05"Mistle Thrush5
14/05"Reed Warbler5(Ponds)
14/05"Green Woodpecker3
Flowers
"Spotted Orchid Click for Picture Lots(Woods, - E. end), Click for Picture Bluebells, Click for Picture Red Campion.
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14/05Wootton BridgeShelduck4
14/05(11.25)Heron2
14/05"Little Egret2
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Reported
"Dynamite" Pool (RSBP)Garganey1m also Hobby, Carpenders Fm. (Dave A.)
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SaturdayMisty to Warm & SunnyW.- NW. Wind
13/05Rofford Marsh, YarmouthCuckoo Click for Picture 1m(Singing from Power Lines)
13/05(7.25)Reed Warblerc4(Singing in reedbeds)
13/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
13/05"Shelduck5
13/05"Tufted Duck1m
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13/05Alum Bay AreaHOBBY1(Over Rocket Site then W. over Needles @8.50)
13/05(8.15 - 10.40)Spotted Flycatcher1-2(Wooded strip E. of Car Park, Alum Bay)
13/05"Stonechat Click for Picture 2m,1f
13/05"Raven1(Mobbing 2 Buzzards)
13/05"Sparrowhawk1
13/05"Wheatear1m(Singing by old Rocket Site)
13/05"Rock Pipit7
13/05At Sea;-Gannet38W
13/05"Common Scoter7W
13/05"Whimbrel1(Along coast)
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13/05Fort Victoria (11.00)Common Tern10+(Very quite today)
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13/05Newtown NRCommon Ternc10
13/05(11.30)Lesser Whiterthroat1(Heard N. side of Meadow)
Reptiles
"Common Lizard 1(On the boardwalk, Hay Meadow)
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FridayHot & SunnyLight W. Wind
12/05Newtown NRGrey Plover2(1 in Summer Pl, 1 still Winter)
12/05(8.00 - 9.40)Common Tern Click for Picture 12(From Boathouse)
12/05"Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 8
12/05"Mediterranean Gull9
12/05"Reed Bunting1m
12/05"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard S. side of Hay Meadow)
12/05"Cuckoo1m(Heard)
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12/05Dodnor & Dickson's CopseCuckoo1m(Heard by Ponds)
12/05(10.00 - 11.00)Blackcap2+
12/05"Whitethroat2+
12/05"Buzzard1
Butterfly
"Speckled Wood 2
Insects
"Namephora metallica(?) 2+ has emormous feelers!
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Reported
Binstead GardenNUTHATCH2 since April 8th @ Garden Feeders, v.rare on IOW
(GrahamS)
"Dynamite" PoolGadwall2 1 Greenshank, 1m Shoveler, 1pr. Greylag (Nesting?)
"
Brading Marsh (RSPB)Hobby2
"
St. Catherine's Pt.Pomarine Skua1E & 91 Commic Tern, 2 Bar Tailed Godwit.
"
"Manx Shearwater4E2 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, 9 Whimbrel
~
Reported
ParkhurstNightingale1m singing near Johnson Road (Stuart R.)
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ThursdayWarm Sunny IntervalsE. Wind
11/05St Catherine's PointMANX SHEARWATER31E(Largest groups;- 15 @ 9.24 & 9 @ 9.54)
11/05(7.30 - 10.30)Red Breasted Merganser4W(@8.25)
11/05"Marsh Harrier1f/juv(In off sea @ 8.55, mobbed by Gulls)
11/05"Common Scoter93E(Biggest group c90)
11/05"Arctic Skua1E(Dark Phase, @8.40)
11/05"Guillemot5(Mostly E. 1 on sea)
11/05"Razorbill1W(With a Guillemot)
11/05"Common Tern140E
11/05"Sandwich Tern1E
11/05"Black Headed Gull100+(Mostly E.)
11/05"Whimbrel17E
11/05"Dunlin5E(and 5 Ringed Plover reported)
11/05"Gannet120+(Mainly W.)
11/05"Kittiwake7(Mainly E.)
11/05"Peregrine1(On Gore Cliff)
11/05"Swallowc10(Most off sea)
11/05"Swift3(In off sea)
Reported
(9.30 -17.30)Bar Tailed Godwit68E & 26 Whimbrel, 14 Dunlin (E), 16 Manx Shearwater E
(GrahamS)
""Commic" Tern266 & 44 Kittiwake, 123 Common Scoter (100 E, 23 W),
"
"Red Throated Diver1E & 91 Gannet E, 24 Auks (inc. 7 R/bill) 1 Yell. Wag.
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11/05Parkhurst ForestWoodcockc4(Roding Males)
11/05(20.30 - 21.50)Mallard3(Over)
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WednesdayMisty to Fine SunnyLight Wind
10/05Brighstone DownGarden Warbler Click for Picture 6+(Everywhere!)
10/05(8.05 - 10.20)TURTLE DOVE Click for Picture 2+(1 on path, 2 heard some way apart)
10/05"Treecreeper1m(Heard)
10/05"Whitethroat2
10/05"Mistle Thrush3
10/05"Willow Warbler2(Heard by Tennyson Trail)
10/05"Chiffchaff1
10/05"Mistle Thrush3
10/05"Yellowhammerc10
10/05"Cuckoo1m(Heard to E.)
Insects
"St. Mark's Fly 100'sGood bird food!
Butterfly
"Painted Lady 2 & 2 Red Admiral
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10/05Laundry Lane, St. HelensBullfinch1m
10/05(16.00 - 17.15)Lapwing5
10/05"Buzzard3
10/05"Whitethroat4
10/05"Canada Geesec20
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10/05Firestone CopseWoodcock1-2(Over @ 21.05, 21.12 & 21.25)
10/05(21.00 - 21.30)Heron2(over)
10/05"Song Thrush5+(Singing)
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Reported
Rofford MarshGreen Sandpiper1 still present pm. (Elaine P.)
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TuesdayCloudy, Spots of RainLight Wind
09/05Shide to Bk.Water FPGarden Warbler Click for Picture 2
09/05(8.20 - 10.40)Red Legged Partridge Click for Picture 5(3 Sandy Lane and 2 from Marvel Lane)
09/05"Bullfinch1m
09/05"Little Owl1
09/05"Blackcap9
09/05"Whitethroat3
09/05"Chiffchaff2
09/05"Mistle Thrush1
09/05"Yellowhammer3(Sandy Lane)
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09/05FP to Bembridge PondsLittle Owl1(Tree, field behind Cattle Shed)
09/05(14.40)Whitethroat3
09/05"Tufted Duck1m(Pond W. side of R. Yar)
09/05"Little Egret4
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MondayRain & Fog to Sunny Int.SW. Wind
08/05Fort Victoria ( 8.15)Guillemot1(On the Sea)
08/05(Wet and Misty)Sandwich Tern1
08/05(I went too soon!)Common Ternc20
Reported
(9.30 -11.00)Garganey1m W.@10.15 + 9 Scoter, 1 Redpoll & 2 Yellow Wag
(GrahamS)
"Eider37 on sea, 2 Little Tern W. 1 Ringed Plover E.
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08/05YarmouthGREEN SANDPIPER Click for Picture 1(E. end Rofford Marsh, N. side of FP)
08/05(9.25 - 11.00)HEN HARRIER1f("Ringtail" -with missing tail feathers, E. @10.00)
08/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
08/05"Reed Warbler5+(Heard)
08/05"Cuckoo Click for Picture 1(Singing from Power Lines)
08/05"Shelduck5
08/05"Tufted Duck3m,2f
08/05"Swallowc50
08/05"House Martinc50
08/05"Swiftc20
08/05"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard at Rofford Marsh)
08/05"Black Tailed Godwit9(Over to W.)
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08/05Newtown NRGrey Plover2(1 in Summer Pl, 1 still Winter)
08/05(11.15 - 12.25)Dunlinc10(From Boathouse)
08/05"Sandwich Tern4
08/05"Mediterranean Gull8
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08/05Laundry Lane, St. HelensSand Martin1
08/05(15.10 - 17.30)House Martin50+
08/05"Swift50+(and a few Swallows)
08/05"Wheatear2+
08/05"Canada Geese33(1 with a single Gosling)
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SundayCloudy to Sunny Int.SW. Wind
07/05Sandown Esp.Turnstone Click for Picture 1(On Groyne, unusual here)
07/05(7.30 - 8.15)Sandwich Tern3(Just off beach)
07/05"Wheatear Click for Picture 1f(By Dino Museum)
07/05"Sedge Warbler2(Around old Canoe Lake)
07/05"Reed Warbler6+"
07/05"Cetti's Warbler2"
07/05"House Martinc6"
07/05"Swallowc20"
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07/05"Winkle St." CalbourneHouse Martin Click for Picture 4+(Building nests)
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07/05Mottistone Estate NTYellowhammer6
07/05(10.40 - 12.00)Buzzard8(Soaring over downs)
07/05"Whitethroat6+
07/05"Linnet15+
Beetle
"Oil Beetle 1 Impressive beasty!
Butterfly
"Painted Lady 4 & 1 Peacock, 4 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell
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07/05ForelandShag2(Out on ledge)
07/05(15.00)Sandwich Tern5(Near Lifeboat Station)
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Reported
Laundry LaneHen Harrier1f & 2 Hobby (Chris M. etc.)
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SaturdaySunny Int. to Wet
06/05Quarr Abbey areaWhitethroat3
06/05(7.35 - 9.00)Blackcap7
06/05"Reed Warbler2+(Pond by Elenore's Grove)
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06/05Luccombe DownWheatear1
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06/05Newtown NRMediterranean Gull5
06/05(16.30 - 17.30)Sandwich Tern3
06/05"Common Tern8+
06/05"Swallowc20
06/05"Redshank2
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Reported
West High DownRed Rumped Swallow1 W. @8.40 ,1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lssr Whitethroat
(ChrisM/GrahamS)
Fort VictoriaBlack Tern4 & 17 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern,
"
"Common Tern990 2 Arctic Skua, 20 Whimbrel, 1 Bar T. Godwit, 4 Knot
"
YarmouthHobby11 Greenshank, 50 Swift, 65 House Martin,
"
"Little Tern1 & 2 Lesser Whitethroat.
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FridayWarm Sunny Int.SW. WindFog on hills
05/05Bembridge Down-CulverWhinchat1f(Grounded by fog?)
05/05(7.50 - 9.30)Buzzard Click for Picture 1(Pale Phase)
05/05"Whitethroat8
05/05"Peregrine2(Displaying over Redcliff)
05/05"Skylark2+(W. of Fort)
05/05"Swallow2"
05/05"Yellowhammer7
05/05"Rock Pipit5
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05/05Fishbourne BeachCommon Tern19(around Creek entrance)
05/05(10.30)Curlew3
05/05"Shelduck2
05/05"Little Egret4
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Reported
Western YarBlack Tern1 fishing over the reedbed pm. @SZ351890,(Caroline D.)
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ThursdayWarm Sunny IntervalsE. WindMisty over sea
04/05St Catherine's PointCommon Scoter45E(+2 reported W.)
04/05(7.00 - 10.00)Shelduck2E
04/05"Auk Sp.15(12E, 3W, -Mostly Guillemots)
04/05"Common Tern68E
04/05"Sandwich Tern7E
04/05"Whimbrel2E
04/05"Gannet Click for Picture 134(Mainly W.)
04/05"Kittiwake4W
04/05"Fulmar13(In raft on sea)
04/05"Peregrine1f(Flew right over us)
04/05"Sparrowhawk1m,1f(Dashing about)
04/05"Swallowc10(Most off sea)
04/05"Collared Dove5(W along coast, unusual here)
Mammal
"Grey Seal1just offshore moving W.
Reported
"Short Eared Owl1 In E side of Lighthouse (Chris M.)
Reported
"Arctic Skua1E -earlier (Jim C.)
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Reported
(16.30 - 19.00)Pomarine Skua2 & 2 "Bonxie", 1 Arctic Skua,
(Graham S.)
"Manx Shearwater1 & 29 Whimbrel, 21 Bar Tailed Godwit, 80 Gannet.
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WednesdayCloudy to Sunny Int.S. Wind
03/05Shide to Bk.Water FPGrey Wagtail Click for Picture 2
03/05(8.15 - 10.15)Little Owl Click for Picture 1
03/05"Blackcap13
03/05"Whitethroat2
03/05"Chiffchaff8
03/05"Mistle Thrush2
03/05"Yellowhammer3(Sandy Lane)
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03/05Binstead BeachGreat Crested Grebe5(V. Unusual in May)
03/05(10.30 - 11.00)Turnstone6"
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03/05Appley Park, RydeSPOTTED FLYCATCHER1 Click for Picture (SE of Tower, flycatching)
03/05(15.00 - 15.30)Willow Warbler1"
03/05"Stock Dove2(In Mistle Thrush hole, but the owner chased them off)
03/05"Mistle Thrush4
03/05"Jay2
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03/05Laundry LaneRedpoll17(N. end feeding in treetops)
03/05(16.45 - 18.10)Peregrine2
03/05"House Martin4(High up)
03/05"Water Rail1(Heard)
03/05"Sedge Warbler2(1 seen, 1 only heard)
03/05"Reed Warbler2+(Heard)
03/05"Water Rail1(Heard)
03/05"Lapwing2
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TuesdaySunny Int. to CloudyFresh S. - SE. WindFog over sea mid morning
02/05St Catherine's PointPOMARINE SKUA6E(A line of 6 @10.00, excellent views)
02/05(7.40 - 11.00)Great Skua "Bonxie"2E
02/05"Arctic Skua6E(Most Dark Phase)
02/05"Black Throated Diver1E(+2 reported earlier, 1 R.Th? on sea)
02/05"Razorbill1E
02/05"Auk Sp. (Guillemots?)3E(and 15+ reported)
02/05"Common Ternc55E
02/05"Whimbrel1E( 1 Oystercatcher(W) and 5 unidentified waders E.)
02/05"Gannet75(Mainly E.)
02/05"Kittiwake2E(1 1st w, and 4 reported earlier)
02/05"Common Scoter53E(+63 reported earlier)
02/05"Fulmarc4
02/05"Swallow4
Reported
"Yellow Wagtail3 in-off sea earlier
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02/05Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1(4 reported here last week)
02/05(14.50)Shelduck2
02/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard by entrance)
02/05"Reed Warbler1(Singing in reedbed)
02/05"Sedge Warbler1(Singing in reedbed)
02/05"Wheatear1(On beach)
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02/05Brading MarshBarn Owl1(Hunting at 20.35)
02/05(20.15)Lesser Whitethroat1m(Old Seawall bushes)
02/05"Reed Warbler1(Singing in reedbed)
02/05"Sedge Warbler1(Singing in reedbed)
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MondayWet to Sunny Int.NW. Wind
01/05Fort Victoria (10.15)Razorbill3(On the Sea)
01/05"Guillemot1W
01/05"Common Ternc6
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01/05YarmouthCuckoo1m(Singing from Pines, Mill Copse)
01/05(9.45&10.35)Reed Warblerc7(Singing in reedbeds)
01/05"Teal27
01/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/05"Shelduck5
01/05"Reed Bunting1m
01/05"Greenshank1(Mill Copse Scrape)
01/05"Swallow3
01/05"Sandwich Tern2
01/05"Lesser Whitethroat2(Heard on on FP by pond & scrape)
01/05"Great Spotted Woodpecker1m
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01/05Newtown NRNightingale1m(Singing @ Hay Meadow)
01/05(11.15 - 12.25)Lesser Whiterthroat1(Heard N. side of Meadow)
01/05"Sandwich Tern2
01/05"Black Tailed Godwit1(Gull Is.)
01/05"Mediterranean Gull3
01/05"Brent Geese5
01/05"Shelduckc10
01/05"Swallow1
01/05"House Martin1(Cassey Br.)
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01/05Lane End, BembridgePURPLE SANDPIPER3(Lifeboat Stn, unusual in May)
01/05(16.00)Rock Pipit1
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01/05Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc70(Good numbers for May)
01/05(18.50)Oystercatcher10+
01/05"Common Tern4+
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01/05Parkhurst ForestWoodcock2-4(Roding Males)
01/05(19.20 - 21.50)Raven1
01/05"Mistle Thrush2(1 Heard)
Reported
"Nightjar1m Clearing N. of Car Park again
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Reported
Bembridge PondsHobby1 about noon (David B.)
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APRIL 2006
Click for monthly species lists, April total = 133 (A new Record)

SundayCloudy to Sunny Int.N. - W. Wind
30/04St Catherine's PointGreat Skua "Bonxie"1(Circling with Gannets then W.)
30/04(7.20 - 10.00)Razorbill1W
30/04"Auk Sp. (Guillemots?)21E
30/04"Gannet62(Most W. some fishing)
30/04"Sandwich Tern6
30/04"Kittiwake1W
30/04"Common Scoter34E(Groups of 14 & 20)
30/04"Fulmarc10
30/04"Swift1(In off sea @ 8.10)
30/04"Swallow20(Most in off sea)
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30/04Whale Chine (10.10)Skylark1(E. bank of Chine)
Insects
"Red Tailed Bumblebee 2 1 Peacock BF
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SaturdayOvercast to Fine SunnyLight N. Wind
29/04West High Down &Lesser Whitethroat1m(WHD, N. Slope/Valley)
29/04Alum Bay (7.25 - 9.10)Stonechat1m,1f
29/04"Whitethroat3
29/04"Willow Warbler2
29/04"Rock Pipit4
29/04"Meadow Pipitc10
29/04"Shelduck1(@Nest-hole on Alum Bay Cliff)
29/04"Yellowhammer3
29/04"Linnet25+
29/04"Swallow7
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29/04Fort VictoriaRazorbill2(On the Sea)
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29/04YarmouthSwift1
29/04(10.00 - 11.00)Reed Warblerc10(Singing in reedbeds)
29/04"Teal38
29/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Seen from about 4 feet!)
29/04"Greylag Goose1(Rofford Marsh)
29/04"Shelduck4
29/04"Reed Bunting1f
29/04"Greenshank1(Mill Copse Scrape)
29/04"Redshank3(2 Rofford Marsh, 1 Scrape)
29/04"Lapwing2(Rofford Marsh)
29/04"Snipe1(Rofford Marsh)
29/04"Sandwich Tern1
29/04"Common Tern1
29/04"Swallow3
Butterfly
"Peacock 1
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29/04Newtown NRNightingale2m(1 Singing@Cassey Bridge, 1 Town Copse)
29/04(11.15 - 12.25)LITTLE TERN Click for Picture 2(Gull Is.)
29/04"Knot Click for Picture 4(Gull Is.)
29/04"Sandwich Tern1
29/04"Whimbrel4(Flew W. down Clamerkin Lake calling)
29/04"Black Tailed Godwit5(Clamerkin)
29/04"Mediterranean Gull9
Butterfly
"Speckled Wood 1(Town Copse)
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Reported
Parkhurst ForestNIGHTJAR1m Clearing N. of Car Park
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FridaySunny to Cloudy(Cool N. Wind)
28/04Thorness BayCuckoo1m(Calling at reedbed, flew over W.)
28/04(7.15 - 8.20)Turnstone Click for Picture 19(Moving up the beach)
28/04"Ringed Plover Click for Picture 1(Rocky beach)
28/04"Oystercatcher2
28/04"Sandwich Tern2(Offshore)
28/04"Shelduck4
28/04"Sedge Warbler1m(Singing loudly)
28/04"Reed Warbler2(Heard)
28/04"Skylark4(Singing and dust bathing)
28/04"Swallow3
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ThursdayFine Sunny to Cloudy
27/04Shide to BlackwaterGARDEN WARBLER1-2(1m singing, by Pond)
27/04(7.50 - 10.15)Blackcap10
27/04"Little Owl Click for Picture 1(In usual place, W. of FP near Blackwater end)
27/04"Chiffchaff2
27/04"Yellowhammer1m
27/04"Song Thrush4
27/04"Rookc50(45 nests at Blackwater Rookery)
27/04"Swallow4
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WednesdayFoggy to Sunny Int.NW. - W. Wind
26/04St Catherine's PointAuk Sp. (Guillemot?)18E(Came though when fog cleared)
26/04(8.00 - 9.30)Gannet25(20 E. & 5W. )
26/04"Sandwich Tern2W
26/04"Shelduck2W
26/04"Kittiwake4W
26/04"Shag1W
26/04"Wheatear Click for Picture 1m(Cliff Edge)
26/04"Sedge Warbler1(Bushes)
26/04"Lesser Whitethroat1m(Singing and feeding)
26/04"Whitethroat6+(Singing around bushes)
26/04"Swallow2
Butterfly
"Small Tortoiseshell2
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26/04Gore CliffRaven Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(Displaying on cliff edge)
26/04(9.45)Little Owl Click for Picture 1(On usual ledge)
26/04"Peregrine1(Dive bombing a Crow)
26/04"Fulmar12(7 on ledges)
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MondayFoggy, Brighter laterLight Wind
24/04Bembridge DownSkylark4(Singing W. of Fort)
24/04(7.50)Chaffinch6+
24/04"Blackcap1m(Singing)
24/04"Whitethroat3(No other migrants)
24/04"Buzzard1(Brading Marsh)
24/04"Kestrel1
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24/04Hersey NRCetti's Warbler1(Seen by entrance)
24/04(18.50)Shelduck4
24/04"Stock Dove1(Came to drink)
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24/04Appley BeachSanderling71(Some showing some summer plumage)
24/04(19.20)Dunlin1(A late one)
24/04"Little Egret1
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SundayWet and MistyLight W. Wind
23/04Appley ParkTreecreeper1(Heard by Car Park)
23/04(8.00)Mistle Thrush4
23/04"Stock Dove4
23/04"Swallow1(Around Convent)
23/04Appley BeachSanderlingc40(Some in summer plumage)
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23/04Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1(By entrance wier @ 9.40, flew into main ponds)
23/04(9.00)Shelduck2
23/04(Hide Locked)Cetti's Warbler1(Good view near entrance)
23/04"Linnetc30
23/04"Greenfinchc20
23/04"Whitethroat1(Singing by entrance)
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23/04Bembridge HarbourSandwich Tern2
23/04(16.10)Little Egret4
23/04St. Helens BridgeCommon Sandpiper3(Looking S. -on E. Bank of river)
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Reported
Bembridge PondsHOBBY1 a.m. (Ventnor Group)
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23/04Laundry LaneWhitethroat2
23/04(16.30)Lapwing6(4 together)
23/04"Whinchat1
23/04"Sand Martinc40
23/04"Swallow10+
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Reported
St Catherine's PtBar Tailed Godwit29 2 Arctic Skua, 2 "Bonxie", 121 Gannet
(Graham S.)
(9.00 - 12.30)Whimbrel7 18 Common Scoter, 4 Razorbill, 7 Guillemot
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SaturdayOvercast to Fine SunnyLight Wind
22/04West High Down &RING OUZEL2f/imm(WHD, N. Slope/Valley)
22/04Alum Bay (7.20 - 12.00)WHINCHAT Click for Picture 1m(Headon Warren, 2 more reported)
22/04"GRASSHOPPER WARBLER1m("Reeling" by Alum Bay Coach Park)
22/04"LESSER WHITETHROAT1(Above G.C. Headon Warren)
22/04"Sedge Warbler1m(Singing above G.C. Headon Warren)
22/04"Whitethroat25+(around area, they were everywhere!)
22/04"Willow/Chiffs20+(Coming up from Chine)
22/04"Wheatear16+(Mainly on S. Cliffs)
22/04"Redpoll8(N. Over Rocket Testing Site)
22/04"Skylark2(WHD)
22/04"Red Legged Partridge4(Headon Warren)
22/04"Peregrine1(S. Cliffs)
22/04"Fulmar6
22/04"Rock Pipit4
22/04"Meadow Pipitc10
22/04"Blackcap3m,2f
22/04"Stonechat1f
22/04"Guillemot6(Raft of 4 on sea, 2 out from cliffs)
22/04"Shag Click for Picture 13(Raft of 12 on Sea, then on "Old Pepper Rock")
22/04"Cormorantc10(some at Nests on cliffs)
22/04"Yellowhammer2(Low numbers today)
22/04"Linnet40+(Flock of 30 in Field below Warren)
22/04"Swallow6(Now nesting at Rocket Site?)
Insects
"Peacock BF 1 and 2 Red Tailed Bumblebee.
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Reported
"WOOD WARBLER2 Tree Pipits (over), & the Grasshopper Warbler
(Russell W.)
"SPOTTED FLYCATCHER1 & 1 Pied Flycatcher, c80 Whitethroat.
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22/04Cassey Bridge, NewtownNIGHTINGALE1m(Singing SE of Bridge)
22/04(12.20)Bullfinch1m,2f
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Reported
St. Catherine's Pt.POMARINE SKUA1 5 Great Skua ("Bonxie"),
(Graham S.)
(16.00 - 18.30)ARCTIC TERN1 & 9 Sandwich Tern, 17 Auk Sp. (inc. 8 Razorbill).
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FridayCloudy, Bright int.NE. Wind
21/04St Catherine's PointVELVET SCOTER1E(With c120 Common Scoter @8.45)
21/04(7.30 - 10.00)Common Scoterc136E(Groups c120, 12 and 4)
21/04"Auk Sp.2E(prob. 1 Razorbill, and 1 Guillemot)
21/04"Gannet42(Mainly E. with 9W. -largest group 14)
21/04"Arctic Skua1E(@9.17)
21/04"Sandwich Tern21E(Biggest group 10)
21/04"Shag1E
16/04"Black Headed Gull10E
21/04"Peregrine1
21/04"Whitethroat1m(Singing by lane)
21/04"Wheatear1m(Cliff Edge)
21/04"Swallowc35(Also 2 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin)
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21/04Horringford FPWhitethroat2m(Singing)
21/04(10.35)Buzzard Click for Picture 6(Soaring together)
21/04"Lapwing1
21/04"Canada Geese3
21/04"Yellowhammer3+
21/04"Blackcap2m
21/04"Heron2
Butterfly
"Small Tortoiseshell1
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ThursdayShowers, CloudyBrisk S. Wind
20/04Bembridge DownSkylark1m(Singing W. of Fort)
20/04(7.30)Wheatear1m(The only migrant!)
20/04"Fulmar6(Red Cliff)
20/04"Raven1
20/04"Kestrel2
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20/04Shide to BlackwaterBlackcapc6(Singing etc)
20/04(13.25)Red Legged Partridge2
20/04"Chiffchaff2(Singing)
20/04"Little Owl1
20/04"Treecreeper Click for Picture 1
20/04"Long Tailed Tit Click for Picture 5
20/04"Mallard Click for Picture 4(2 Pairs, 15 and 5 Duckings, chased by dog)
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20/04Shide to NewportBlackcap2m(Singing)
20/04(14.30)Whitethroat1
20/04"Willow Warbler1m(Singing)
20/04"Treecreeper1(Another one!)
20/04"Grey Wagtail1(Over)
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Reported
Newport-Sandown FPGrey Partridge2SE of Redway (between Merstone & Horringford).
(Chris M.)
(Cycle Way)Common Sandpiper1 Fishing lake between Blackwater & Merstone.
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WednesdayCloudy, Sunny laterLight Wind
19/04Alverstone to NewchurchCUCKOO Click for Picture 1m(Singing near Iron Bridge, reported here since 13th!)
19/04(8.15)Lapwing2
19/04"Cetti's Warbler1m(Singing at reedbed, N.Ch end)
19/04"Blackcap3(Singing)
19/04"Willow Warbler1(In full song)
19/04"Tree Creeper1m(Heard)
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19/04Ryde SandsSanderling87(Off Appley Beach)
19/04(18.00)Sandwich Tern1(Roosting with Gulls)
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19/04Hersey NRWheatear Click for Picture Click for Picture 2(On large rocks on Seaview beach)
19/04(19.00)Cetti's Warbler1(CU Views by entrance)
19/04"Shelduck2
19/04"Barnacle Geesec50(Feral)
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Reported
St Catherine's Pt.Manx Shearwater137 Gannet, 2 Guillemot, 2 R.Th. Diver, 1 Arctic Skua
(Gary H.)
(7.30 - 10.00)Great Skua7 3 Kittiwake, 7 Common Tern, 41 Common Scoter,
"
"Grounded Migrants- 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow wagtail, 1 White wagtail
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Reported
Kings Quay, WoottonWhimbrel5 and 2m,1f Wheatear, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover.
(Ollie E.)
"Whinchat1 and 2 Ringed Plover, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Gt. C. Grebe.
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TuesdaySunny IntSW Wind
18/04Laundry LaneCetti's Warblerc4(& 1 un-identified warbler)
18/04(7.40)Lapwing2
18/04"Linnetc6
18/04"Water Rail1(Heard)
18/04"Willow Warbler4+(In full song)
18/04"Swallow20+(Some very high over marsh)
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18/04Bembridge PondsReed Warbler2m(Singing by path)
18/04(19.20)Tufted Duck2m,2f
18/04"Shelduck5
18/04"Swallow2
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18/04Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper1(By entrance wier @ 9.40, flew into main ponds)
18/04(8.40)House Martin4
18/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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18/04Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler1(heard)
18/04(16.00 - 17.15)Wheatear12(5 W of Lane, 7 to E.)
18/04"Blackcap1m
18/04"Water Rail1(Heard)
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MondayCloudy to Sunny IntLight Wind
17/04Fishbourne BeachBrent Geese8
17/04(7.40)Great Crested Grebe1
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17/04Ryde SandsLittle Egret11
17/04(8.00)Rock Pipit2(W. of Pier)
17/04"Oystercatcher5
17/04"Canada Geese5(Canoe Lake, -usually 2 here)
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17/04Hersey NRChiloe Wigeon Click for Picture 3(By entrance wier, Escapes from Park?)
17/04(8.45)Teal2
17/04"Shoveler1m
17/04"Barnacle Geesec40(Feral, with 3 Snow Goose)
17/04"Black Headed Gullc50
17/04"Willow Warbler1(Near entrance)
17/04"Cetti's Warbler2(1 seen, both heard)
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17/04Centurion's CopseReed Bunting1m
17/04(7.25 - 11.20)Willow Warbler5+(Singing)
17/04"Blackcap2(Singing)
17/04"Lapwing3(1 Brading Marsh, 2 Ammo Hut pond)
17/04Ammo Hut PondShoveler9(7m)
17/04(By Scope)Tufted Duck3m,1f
Insects
"Bee Fly 1 and 1 Brimstone Butterfly
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17/04Hersey NRDunlin Click for Picture 1(Summer plumage)
17/04(18.45)Wood Duck Click for Picture 1m
17/04"Shoveler1m
17/04"Greylag Goose1(Feral)
17/04"Pochard1m(Feral? flew into Flamingo Park pond)
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17/04Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(Summer Plumage)
17/04(19.20)Tufted Duck5m,3f
17/04"Shelduck2
17/04"Swallow2
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Reported
Laundry LaneMarsh Harrier1f/immHunting at N. end then flew W. c16.00 (Chris M.)
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SundayCloudy, Bright int.W. Wind
16/04St Catherine's PointGREAT SKUA ("Bonxie")1E(@8.55 on IWOG Walk)
16/04(7.25 - 11.20)Red Throated Diver2E
16/04"Auk-Guillemot?6E
16/04"Gannet40E(largest group 23)
16/04"Shag1
16/04"Shelduck2E
16/04"Blackcap2m,2f
16/04"Whitethroat2
16/04"Red Legged Partridge2
16/04"Wheatear1m(Field E. of Lighthouse)
Butterflies
"Clouded Yellow1 and 1 Small Tortoiseshell
Mammals
"Badger2Noisy fight at top of lane, ran past me down the hill!
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16/04Hersey NRCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
16/04(14.30)Teal3
16/04"Shelduck4
16/04"Shoveler1m
16/04"Wood Duck1m(Esc.)
16/04"Canada Geese2
16/04"Little Egret2
16/04"Heron1
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16/04St Helen's BridgeSand Martin3+
16/04(15.15)Swallowc20(with 1 "rustica" type - showing pink belly)
16/04"Wheatear3(S. of Cattle Sheds)
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16/04Laundry LanePeregrine1
16/04(16.15 - 17.30)Mediterranean Gull3+
16/04"Wheatear2
16/04"Whitethroat1m(Singing behind Garage)
16/04"Brent Geese2(River bank)
Reported
"Common Sandpiper1 @fishing pond near Old Laundry (Chris M.)
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Reported
Brading Marsh RSPBYellow Wagtail19 including three Blue-headed
(Graham S.)
"Dynamite Pool"Gadwall3 and 11 Shoveler
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Reported
Newtown NRNIGHTINGALE1 heard from Clamerkin Hide, and Cuckoo (Evening)
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SaturdayCloudy, Bright int.Brisk E. WindGood Migration at last!
15/04St Catherine's PointSWIFT1NE(Came right over our heads)
15/04(7.40 - 9.20)ARCTIC SKUA1E
15/04"BLACK THROATED DIVER1E
15/04"YELLOW WAGTAIL1-2(Over calling)
15/04"COMMON TERN3E(with 1 Sandwich Tern)
15/04"Sandwich Tern2E
15/04"Auk-Razorbill?2E
15/04"Gannet48(Most W with 5E)
15/04"Common Scoter124(Mainly E, with 15W)
Reported
at 16.30 - 18.30BLACK TERN2 with 14 Common Tern at 17.25
(Graham S.)
"MANX SHEARWATER5E also; 2 Arctic Skua
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15/04Chessell @ 10.35RED KITE Click for Picture 1(S. of Pottery, -my first ever on the IOW!)
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15/04YarmouthSEDGE WARBLER1m(Singing on Rofford Marsh)
15/04(7.30)REED WARBLER1(Heard S. of old Station)
15/04"Shoveler12
15/04"Teal67
15/04"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
15/04"Greylag Goose1(Rofford Marsh)
15/04"Chiffchaffc6
15/04"Willow Warbler4(Singing)
15/04"Shelduck8
15/04"Black Tailed Godwit8
15/04"Reed Bunting4(3f, 1m)
15/04"Tufted Duck1m,1f
15/04"Redshank2
15/04"Swallow10+
15/04"Sand Martin3
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Reported
Luccombe DownWRYNECK1flushed twice near Dew Pond, not re-located (Niel N.)
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Reported
Alum BayPIED FLYCATCHER1m(near Alum bay cottages), 77 Swallow,
(Chris M.)
and W. High DownSWIFT26 House Martin, 26 Sand Martin,
(6.15 - 13.00)
"YELLOW WAGTAIL2(1 Blue Headed), 82 Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff,
"
"TREE PIPIT1(on the ground by the coastguard lookout).
"
"Redstart34 Whitethroat, 10 Wheatear,
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Reported
Newtown NRCuckoo1 heard at Clamerkin Lake, evening (Jay)
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Good FridayFoggy Drizzle to Sunny IntSW. Wind
14/04Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(Coming into Summer Plumage)
14/04(9.00)Greenshank4(pools by Harbour Farm)
14/04"Redshank2
14/04"Shoveler1m,1f
14/04"Shelduck2
14/04"Little Egret6
14/04"Heron3(1 at nest)
14/04"Tufted Duck4m,2f
14/04"Swallow2
14/04"Sand Martin1
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14/04Bembridge HarbourCurlew3
14/04(9.40)Oystercatcher2
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14/04Hersey NRCetti's Warbler2(Heard)
14/04(10.00)Teal5
14/04"Shelduck4
14/04"Barnacle Geesec20(Feral)
14/04"Black Headed Gullc150
14/04"Canada Geese2
14/04"Little Egret2
14/04"Heron1
14/04Seaview BeachRed Breasted Merganser1m,1f(Offshore, late ones)
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14/04Luccombe DownWheatear3
14/04(19.20 - 20.20)Meadow Pipitc20
14/04"Stonechat1m(No Owls, but kids on Mini Bikes!)
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Reported
Brading MarshMarsh Harrier1fIn from S, seen from Old Seawall, pm. (Chris M.)
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Reported
Rofford MarshGARGANEY1m E. end S. side of path (evening)
(Robin A.)
"Bearded Tit2Reed Strip S. of Old Station
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ThursdayCloudy, Bright int.Brisk SW. Wind
13/04St Catherine's PointKittiwake2E
13/04(7.40 - 9.20)Gannet9E
13/04"Fulmar5(Local birds from Gore Cliff)
13/04"Peregrine2(Came past Cliff Edge-Stunning Views)
13/04"Red Throated Diver1E
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13/04Brading MarshHOUSE MARTIN1(My 1st for 2006, Over Sewage Wks)
13/04(10.00)Reed Bunting2m
13/04"Cetti's Warbler2(Singing)
13/04"Water Rail1(Heard)
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Reported
Alverstone-Newchurch FPCUCKOO1 heard by Dog Walker.
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WednesdayFine SunnyWarmer
12/04Fishbourne BeachStonechat Click for Picture 1m(The first I've seen at this site)
12/04(WeBS, 7.35 - 8.40)Great Crested Grebe1
12/04"Red Breasted Merganser1f(A late one)
12/04"Brent Geese43(Good count for mid April)
12/04"Shelduck2
12/04"Grey Plover1
12/04"Curlew3
12/04"Snipe1(Flushed near Quarr ponds)
12/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Bushes by beach)
12/04"Reed Bunting1m,1f
12/04"Willow Warbler1(Singing in woods)
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12/04WoodsideOystercatcher33(Shingle Bank S. of Ferry Terml.)
12/04(10.30)Treecreeper1m(Trees along lane)
12/04"Swallow1W
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12/04Laundry LaneCetti's Warbler2(Heard)
12/04(16.40)Buzzard2
12/04"Water Rail1(Heard)
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Reported
Bembridge PondsCOMMON SANDPIPER3On path between the ponds @11.30 (John C.)
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TuesdayBright start, rain pmW. Wind
11/04YarmouthShoveler6(3m,3f Rofford Marsh)
11/04(7.30)Wigeon1f
11/04"Tealc30
11/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Seen in bush)
11/04"Greylag Goose2(Rofford Marsh)
11/04"Chiffchaff1
11/04"Willow Warbler2(Singing)
11/04"Shelduck4
11/04"Brent Geese22
11/04"Reed Bunting2
11/04"Snipe2
11/04"Redshank2
11/04"Swallow4
11/04"Reed Bunting2
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11/04Newtown NRTurnstone1(Flew across estuary)
11/04(9.20 - 11.00)Mediterranean Gull27(inc. 17 on Gull Is.)
11/04"Brent Geese12
11/04"Sandwich Tern7(Gull Is.)
11/04"Redshank3
11/04"Black Tailed Godwit3
11/04"Grey Ploverc20
11/04"Shelduckc30
11/04"Curlew1
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MondayCold but SunnyN Wind
10/04Quarr Abbey areaMistle Thrush3
10/04(8.30)Blackcap3
10/04"Song Thrush5(3 singing)
10/04"Little Egret12(Roosting on fields)
10/04"Willow Warbler2(Singing)
10/04"Teal2(at pond)
10/04"Buzzard1
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10/04Hersey NRCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
10/04(15.45)Teal7
10/04"Shelduck4
10/04"Barnacle Geesec70(Feral, with 1 Snow Goose)
10/04"Black Headed Gullc70
10/04"Willow Warbler1(Near entrance)
10/04"Sparrowhawk1(High up)
10/04off SpringvaleGreat Crested Grebe3(Unusual in April)
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Reported
Rofford MarshLittle Ringed Plover1mThorley end but to S. of FP. Plus; 16 Willow Warbler,
(Caroline D.)
(18.15-19.05)House Martin1 5 Sand Martin, 18 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap
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SundaySunny, Hail Shower pmNW Wind
09/04Bembridge DownYellowhammer3
09/04(8.00)Red Legged Partridge2
09/04"Chiffchaff2(Very few migrants)
09/04"Kestrel2(Both quite pale)
09/04"Heron1(Field in Valley)
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09/04Sandown Canoe LakeCetti's Warbler1-2(Heard)
09/04(8.30)Tufted Duck2m,1f
09/04"Chiffchaff1(Singing)
09/04"Willow Warbler3(2 Singing)
09/04"Reed Bunting1m(In reeds)
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09/04Shide to NewportBlackcap2m(Singing)
09/04(11.15)Sparrowhawk2(Soaring together)
09/04"Chiffchaff3(Singing)
09/04"Swallow3(Over to N.)
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09/04Brading MarshReed Bunting2m
09/04(15.15)Heron3(inc. 1 juv.)
09/04"Willow Warbler2(Singing)
09/04"Chiffchaff3
09/04"Buzzard3-5(2 together, then 3 later)
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Reported
Freshwater Fruit FarmNIGHT HERON John and Simon's picture 1 (1st s.) on a private pond, (via Graham S.)
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Reported
Brading RSPBSedge Warbler32 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 22 Willow Warbler,
(David A.)
"Reed Warbler1 3 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 19 Shoveler.
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SaturdayShowers to Fine SunnyW. Wind
08/04West High Down, TotlandWHITETHROAT Click for Picture 1(Headon Warren, S. Slope)
08/04(7.10 - 12.30)Raven2
08/04"Guillemot9(On sea and flying to cliffs)
08/04"Swallow29(Trickling over in low numbers)
08/04"Wheatear5(around area, esp. on S. Cliffs)
08/04"Peregrine Click for Picture 3(Over Needles & on Cliffs)
08/04"Sparrowhawk1(Over Alum Bay)
08/04"Shelduck2(South Cliffs)
08/04"Fulmar5
08/04"Rock Pipit15
08/04"Meadow Pipitc15
08/04"Blackcap3m
08/04"Stonechat2
08/04"Shag5
08/04"Cormorantc10(some at Nests on cliffs)
08/04"Yellowhammer8
08/04"Linnetc50
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08/04Hersey NRChiloe Wigeon1(Esc. -ID now corrected)
08/04(18.35)Teal6
08/04"Shelduck2
08/04"Barnacle Geesec50(Feral)
08/04Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(pools by Harbour Farm)
08/04(19.00 - 19.30)Greenshank4
08/04"Shelduck2
08/04"Little Egret10
08/04"Heron6(1 at nest)
08/04"Tufted Duck2m,1f
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FridaySunny Int. and ShowersLight W. Wind
07/04Sandown G.C.Hoopoe Click for Picture 1(Showing well, quite approachable, around 6th Tee)
07/04(7.35 - 9.00)Great Spotted Woodpecker2
07/04"Green Woodpecker2(1 on grass, 1 heard)
07/04"Blackcap1+(Singing)
07/04"Swallow3(N. along Road to Brading)
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07/04Appley ParkTreecreeper Click for Picture 1
07/04(11.20 - 12.00)Great Spotted Woodpecker1
07/04"Green Woodpecker2
07/04"Blackcap1m(Singing)
07/04"Swallow4(Around Convent)
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Reported
St Helens BridgeHouse Martin2 @c13.00 & 1 Swallow, also 1 Kingfisher at ponds (David B.)
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Reported
Quay Arts, NewportPintail1m has been here all week
(Tim J.)
Ryde SandsSwallowc15 3 Sand Martin, 3 Sandwich Tern, 120 Sanderling
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Reported
Pondcast Lane, HavenstreetGrasshopper Warbler1 Singing male in a hedge at at 07.30 (Graham S.)
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ThursdayFine SunnyLight Wind
06/04Bembridge DownYellowhammer1m
06/04(7.40 - 9.40)Green Woodpecker3
06/04"Wheatear1m(Redcliff -my first here in 2006!)
06/04"Chiffchaff2(Migrants almost non existant!)
06/04"Linnetc70(Flock of 60, in field E. of Holiday Centre)
06/04"Sparrowhawk1(Bushes by Holiday Centre)
06/04"Skylark2m(W of Fort, In full song)
06/04"Buzzard Click for Picture 1(Almost has a "Ringtail" effect)
06/04"Kestrel2
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Reported
Sandown Golf CourseHoopoe1Still at Sandown GC by 6th tee (see Kris's site for pictures)
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WednesdayFine SunnyCold NE. Wind
05/04St Catherine's PointShelduck2W
05/04(7.40 - 10.20)Gannet2W(Scarce recently)
05/04"Fulmar6+(Local birds from Gore Cliff)
05/04"Guillemot/Auk Sp.2E
05/04"Red Throated Diver1(fishing offshore)
05/04"Shag1E
05/04"Canada Geese3(These seem to be "locals")
05/04"Black Redstart Click for Picture 1m(By lane at the 2 Gateposts, 1st w. Male?)
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05/04Gore CliffLittle Owl1(Cliff ledges)
05/04(10.30)Raven1
05/04"Skylark1(Singing)
05/04"Linnet12
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05/04Appleford CrossSwallow1(Feeding over fields)
05/04(12.00)Red Legged Partridge1
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05/04Luccombe DownLong Eared Owl1(Hunting hill top @ 19.35 near Dew Pond)
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Reported
Sandown Golf CourseHoopoe 1Still here, best views @ 11.30 (Elaine P.)
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TuesdayFine & SunnyLight Wind
04/04Sandown G.C.HOOPOE Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(Showing well, quite approachable, around 13th Tee)
04/04(7.30 - 9.00)Bullfinch2
04/04"Blackcap1m,1f
04/04"Willow Warbler2+(Singing)
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04/04Fishbourne CoastGreat Crested Grebe1(off Shingle Bank)
04/04(10.30 - 11.00)Sandwich Tern1(On channel marker pole)
04/04"Brent Geese26
04/04"Curlew1
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04/04St Helens BridgeLittle Owl1(In tree to SE)
04/04(16.40)Heron3
04/04Bembridge PondsTufted Duck6m,5f
04/04(17.00)Little Egret5
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04/04Firestone CopseWoodcock1+(Calls heard @20.10, 1 "Roding" @ 20.30)
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Reported
Sandown Golf CourseHoopoe1 @19.15 by 13th Tee (Chris M.)
Reported
West High DownWheatearc40 & 20 Swallow/Sand Martin, 1m Redstart (Mainland Birder)
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MondayFine SunnySW. Wind
03/04Shide to BlackwaterBlackcap Click for Picture 3(2m singing, 1f)
03/04(7.35 - 9.50)Barn Owl1(Still hunting in daylight)
03/04"Little Owl1(In usual place, W. of FP near Blackwater end)
03/04"Willow Warbler4+
03/04"Chiffchaff10+
03/04"Yellowhammer4+
03/04"SWALLOW1(Watergate Road N.@9.32)
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03/04Newtown NRTurnstone7(Mixed flock with Dunlin)
03/04(10.10 - 12.00)Dunlinc20(With Turnstone, landed on Gull Is.)
03/04"Brent Geesec60
03/04"Grey Plover1
03/04"Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
03/04"Shelduckc30
03/04"Mediterranean Gull30(18 From Hide, and 12 from Boathouse)
03/04"Curlewc30(Brickfields)
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03/04Brading Sewage WksChiffchaffc4
03/04(16.40)Willow Warbler5+
03/04"Reed Bunting4m
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03/04Brading MarshShelduck2
03/04(till 17.20)Buzzard1
03/04"Swan6
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Reported
Sandown Golf CourseHOOPOE1 @19.00 on the 5th hole (Pete B.)
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SundayFog on Hills, Sunny Int.Strong SW. Wind
02/04St Catherine's Pointposs Kittiwake1E(Far out)
02/04(7.35 - 9.00)Pied Wagtail5W
02/04"Fulmar4
02/04"Guillemot6E
02/04"Lesser Black Backed Gull3W
02/04"Sandwich Tern2E
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02/04Brading to Laundry LaneREDSTART2m(a real stunner! + one imm. Bank N. of Bexley Pt.)
02/04(10.00 - 11.00)Wheatear2(m&f near Redstarts)
02/04"Willow Warblerc6(and c20 Chiffchaff)
02/04"Buzzard3
02/04"Teal4
02/04"Water Rail2(Heard)
02/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
02/04"Canada Geesec20
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02/04Lane End to ForelandPurple Sandpiper2(On Lifeboat Station struts)
02/04(14.25)Red Breasted Merganser3m,2f(Just offshore)
02/04"Wheatear2(Foreland Horse paddocks)
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02/04Bembridge PondsTufted Duck2m,3f
02/04(14.50)Willow/Chiffs4+
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02/04Laundry Lane (N. end)Sand Martinc12(Feeding over Marsh)
02/04(15.40 - 16.40)Shelduck5
02/04"Redstart Click for Picture 2(Still present)
02/04"Wheatear3
02/04"Wigeon3
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Reported
Sandown GCRed Kite2over to SW. (seen by Golfers)
Reported
Foreland 07.00 - 09.30Firecrest3 & 1m Common Redstart, 21 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff
(Graham S.)
"White Wagtail2 & 2 Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer.
"
"Blackcap1 Over: 2 Redwing N, 1 Siskin SW
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Reported
RookleySwallow1 & 4 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 15 Brambling.
(Robin A.)
BlackwaterWhite Wagtail1 & 2 Siskin
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SaturdayFine Sunny, mildSW. Wind
01/04West High Down, TotlandDartford Warbler1m(Singing S. of Alum Bay)
01/04(8.00)Raven2
01/04"Wheatear2(m. on S. Cliff edge, f. on N. Slope)
01/04"Rock Pipit10
01/04"Meadow Pipitc20
01/04"Stonechat4
01/04"Willow Warbler2(Heard with approx 10 Chiffchaff)
01/04"Peregrine3(Over Needles & Cliffs)
01/04"Cormorantc15(some at Nests on cliffs)
01/04"Yellowhammer4
01/04"Linnetc20
Reported
"Firecrest3 Valley to Alum Bay (Chris M.)
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01/04YarmouthShovelerc25(Rofford Marsh)
01/04(11.40 - 12.20)Wigeonc20
01/04"Tealc30
01/04"Sandwich Tern2(Estuary bank)
01/04"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/04"Greylag Goose1(Rofford Marsh)
01/04"Chiffchaff1
01/04"Shelduck10
01/04"Brent Geese30
01/04"Reed Bunting1m
Reported
"Redstart1m extreme W. end of Rofford Marsh at 14.15 (Caroline D.)
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Reported
RookleySERIN1m 14.00 - 14.10 when flew NE
(Robin A.)
"OSPREY1Osprey 1N at 18.55, & 12 Brambling (7m)
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01/04Ryde EsplanadeSanderling140(E. Sands)
01/04(18.20)Oystercatcher2
01/04"Curlew1
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Reported
Bembridge PondsBlackcap1m E. end, also 15 Willow/Chiffs, 8 Siskin.
(David B.)
St Helens DuverSwallow1 & 1m Wheatear.
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MARCH 2006
Click for monthly species lists, March total = 119 so far

FridayCloudy, Brighter laterShowersStrong SW. Wind
31/03Bembridge DownYellowhammer1m
31/03(8.00 - 9.15)Green Woodpecker2
31/03"Willow/Chiff1(Migrants very scarce!)
31/03"Meadow Pipitc6(Still no Wheatears here yet)
31/03"Skylark1m(W of Fort, In full song)
31/03"Buzzard2-3
31/03"Kestrel3
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31/03Bembridge PondsTufted Duck5m,6f
31/03(15.50)Chiffchaff2(Heard)
31/03"Heron1
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31/03Laundry Lane (N. end)Sand Martinc16(Feeding over Marsh and Reedbed)
31/03(16.40)Shelduck5
31/03"Willow/Chiff1(By Iron Bridge)
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ThursdayWindy, CloudyShort brighter intervalsSW. Wind
30/03Ryde EsplanadeSanderling120(88 E. Sands, 42 W. Sands)
30/03(7.40)Oystercatcher13
30/03"Curlew2(Over)
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30/03Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1(E. of Tower)
30/03(8.05)Great Spotted Woodpecker2(1 Drumming)
30/03"Green Woodpecker2(On greens)
30/03"Mistle Thrush2
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Reported
St Helens Duver (W. Side)Barn Owl1Along edge of St Helens Wood, @17.45 (David B.)
Reported
Borthwood CopseFirecrest1 also 2 Chiffchaff in area (Gary H.)
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WednesdayFog on Hills, Sunny Int.Var E-W. Winds
29/03St Catherine's PointKittiwake130E(Farther out, biggest group 37@8.40)
29/03(7.55 - 9.10)Common Scoter16E(@ 8.31)
29/03"Fulmar4
29/03"Guillemot1E
29/03"Gannet1E
29/03"Shag1W
29/03"Canada Geese3E(@8.01 then back W@9.10)
29/03"Peregrine1
29/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull2E
29/03"Yellowhammer2m
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29/03Luccombe Down, VentnorDARTFORD WARBLER3+(2+ N. End, Male singing on W. Slope)
29/03(10.15 - 11.30) with Neil N.Buzzard1
29/03"Meadow Pipit6+
29/03"Pied Wagtail2(Over NW)
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29/03Brading Sewage WksChiffchaffc12(with at least 1 Willow Warbler)
29/03(18.00)Kestrel3(on Brading Marsh)
29/03"Reed Bunting2m,2f
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29/03Laundry LaneBarn Owl1(Caught vole, seen again further on.)
29/03(till 19.20)Buzzard1(Attacking the Barn Owl on ground)
29/03"Teal6
29/03"Water Rail3(Heard)
29/03"Cetti's Warbler1-2(Heard)
29/03"Canada Geesec30
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TuesdayFine & SunnyStrong SW. Wind
28/03Bembridge DownYellowhammer4m
28/03(8.00)Green Woodpecker3
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28/03Sandown Canoe LakeCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
28/03(9.00)Tufted Duck8m,5f
28/03"Shelduck2
28/03"Swan2
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28/03Yarmouth Estuary & PondsSAND MARTIN2(over ponds)
28/03(14.20 - 16.10)Shoveler10+(Rofford Marsh)
28/03"Kingfisher1
28/03"Shelduck6
28/03"Wigeonc30
28/03"Tealc50
Reported
"Greylag Geese2Rofford marsh, (3 Whooper Swans seen in Feb!)
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28/03Newtown NRKnot62
28/03(16.30)Meadow Pipit15(Meadow)
28/03"Black Tailed Godwit100+(Causeway Lake)
28/03"Great Crested Grebe1(Harbour entrance)
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Reported
Bembridge GardenWillow Warbler1Showing well a.m. (David B.)
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MondayWet & WindyStrong SW. Wind
27/03Newtown NRKingfisher1(Cassey Bridge)
27/03(8.45 - 10.15)Brent Geesec220
27/03"Dunlinc100(No sign of Ruff)
27/03"Grey Ploverc70
27/03"Red Breasted Merganser1m,2f
27/03"Great Crested Grebe1(In harbour)
27/03"Mediterranean Gull10(From Hide)
27/03"Willow/Chiffs Click for Picture 4(Meadow Hedge, -Willow Warblers?)
27/03"Read Bunting2
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27/03Ryde E. SandsSandwich Tern1(Near Sea Wall)
27/03(15.25)Mediterranean Gull2
27/03"Sanderling62
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27/03Hersey NR, SeaviewGreylag1(Feral)
27/03(16.40)Canada Geese4
27/03"Teal6
27/03"Shelduck6
27/03"Barnacle Geesec40(Feral)
27/03Seaview BeachMediterranean Gull6
27/03"Sandwich Tern1(Just offshore)
27/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
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27/03Bembridge PondsTufted Duck15
27/03(18.40)Water Rail1(Heard)
27/03"Heron1
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27/03Westridge Cross, RydeBarn Owl1(Flew over road @19.40)
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SundayMisty, Cloudy, Wet pm.Fresh SW. Wind
26/03Sandown Canoe LakeCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
26/03(7.50 B.S.T.)Tufted Duck5m,4f
26/03"Swan2
26/03"Pied Wagtail4
26/03in Sandown BaySandwich Tern2(1 perched on Red Buoy)
26/03"Rock Pipit1(On beach)
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26/03Culver DownYellowhammer2m(Singing)
26/03(8.30 - 9.30)Fulmar3
26/03"Buzzard1(Very Pale)
26/03"Sparrowhawk1
26/03"Herring Gullc50(Cliffs at end)
26/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
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26/03On Garden feedersHouse Sparrow Click for Picture Click for Picture 1m(Showing rather pale cheeks & white collar)
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26/03Ryde E. SandsSandwich Tern1(On end of Sandbank)
26/03(14.05)Mediterranean Gull2
26/03"Sanderlingc10(no Brents)
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Reported
Dodnor CreekSand Martin2 @10.00 (George and Pat W.)
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Reported
Cassey Bridge, NewtownRUFF1mPart Summer Plumage, -with 260 Bk T. Godwit,
(Jim C.)
Gull Is. NNRYellow Legged Gull1also 3 Sandwich Terns on reserve.
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SaturdayCloudy, Rain pm.Fresh SW. Wind
25/03Rofford Marsh, YarmouthShoveler13m,5f(No waders)
25/03(7.30 - 7.45)Wigeonc50
25/03"Tealc50
25/03"Chiffchaff1(Singing)
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25/03Alum Bay to NeedlesBlack Redstart Click for Picture 2(f @ Alum Bay Centre, juv m at C.G. Cotts)
25/03(8.00)Raven2
25/03"Wheatear3(males by C.G. Cotts)
25/03"Rock Pipit4+
25/03"Meadow Pipitc30
25/03"Stonechat4(Road to Battery)
25/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(E. along cliff)
25/03"Peregrine3(Over Needles Cliffs)
25/03"Cormorantc15(Many carrying nest material)
25/03"Yellowhammer4+(Singing well)
25/03"Skylark2(Heard)
Reported
W. High DownHawfinch1By Beacon (Chris M.)
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Reported
ShalfleetSwallow1flying low over the fields.
(Caroline D.)
Yarmouth PondsSAND MARTIN2in the rain!
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Reported
MedinaSwallow1early pm. S. down the Medina at Seaclose. (By E-Mail)
25/03Golden Fort C.PkBrambling Click for Picture 1m,2f(@ Pound Road garden feeders)
25/03(11.10)Jay3
25/03"Bullfinch8+
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FridayFog & Drizzle to Sunny Int.S. Wind
24/03La Falaise, VentnorCommon Scoter120E(1W, 4E then back W. Biggest group 65+)
24/03(7.35 - 9.05)Brent Geese42E(Came by as fog lifted, biggest group 26)
24/03"Gannet33E
24/03"Kittiwake1E
24/03"Red Throated Diver2E(With the Kittewake)
24/03"Fulmar3
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24/03St Catherine's PointWHEATEAR Click for Picture 3-4(2-3m,1f -field S. of Knowles Farm)
24/03(9.35 - 11.00)Common Scoterc60E(c55@ 9.35, 6@10.52)
24/03"Red Throated Diver5E(In group just offshore)
24/03"Guillemot19E(Group of 12@9.40, then 7@10.28)
24/03"Gannet5E
24/03"Pied Wagtail4(Over from sea)
24/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull60E(Steady movement over Farm/Sea)
Reported
"Sandwich Tern2E(Dave W.)
Mammal
"Fox 1(With injured front leg)
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Reported
Golden Hill C.PkHawfinch1Briefly late am. near Gouldings Way, SZ336876
(Caroline D.)
"Brambling3+m&2f with tit flocks
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, ColdE-SE. Wind
23/03Landguard CampsiteFirecrest Click for Picture (hovering)2(on FP "SS17", 1 Definate, 2nd Probable)
23/03(7.30 - 8.40)Coal Tit1
23/03"Jay1
23/03"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(And 2 Green W.P's)
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23/03St Catherine's PointRed Throated Diver1E(@ 10.25)
23/03(9.05 - 10.40)Common Scoter4E(@ 9.20)
23/03"Brent Geesec130E(@10.20)
23/03"Guillemot2(@ 10.28)
23/03"Razorbill1(With the 2 Guillemots)
23/03"Gannet18E
23/03"Kittiwake6E
23/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull4E
Reported
Longer SeawatchBlack Throated Diver2and much more, (4 IWOG Members)
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Reported
Sandown EsplanadeSandwich Tern2this afternoon moving North East (by E-Mail)
23/03My Garden, Ryde (17.00)Blackcap1f(Not seen recently)
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WednesdaySunny Intervals, ColdBitter E-NE. Wind
22/03Culver to YaverlandShag Click for Picture 40+(On sea off Roost site, 1 Group of 32!)
22/03(8.20 - 9.10)Fulmar3(Redcliff)
22/03"Rock Pipitc10(cliff edge and slopes)
22/03"Chiffchaff1(In Pit at Redcliff, a very pale one)
22/03"Green Woodpecker1
22/03"Buzzard2
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Reported
Landguard holiday camp, LakeFirecrest1feeding at jn. of FPs "SS17 & SS18A" (Chris M.)
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TuesdayCold & CloudyBitter E. Wind
21/03St Catherine's PointMerlin1m(Hunting migrants along cliff edge)
21/03(8.00 - 10.00)Common Scoter8(1 group E. @ 8.58)
21/03"Brent Geese15E(@9.45)
21/03"Peregrine2(Chasing a Lapwing out to sea)
21/03"Kestrel2(Lots of Raptors about today)
21/03"Kittiwake1W
21/03"Redshank (?)1(Distant Wader E. @9.20)
21/03"Razorbill1E(@9.04)
21/03"Cormorant4
21/03"Shag2E
21/03"Fulmar4(Local Birds)
21/03"Red Legged Partridge1(By Farm)
21/03"Raven1(On cliffs)
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MondaySunny and SpringlikeLight E. Wind
20/03Rofford Marsh, YarmouthLITTLE RINGED PLOVER1 Click for Picture Click for Picture (Far W. end, about 20m N. of FP)
20/03(7.35 & 11.00)Shoveler13
20/03"Snipe2
20/03"Wigeonc60
20/03"Tealc30
20/03"Buzzard4
20/03"Chiffchaff1(Heard)
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Reported
St Catherines PtWheatear2mW. of Lighthouse up slope (Margaret & Elaine R.)
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20/03Golden Fort C.PkBullfinch2m,1f
20/03(8.40)Jay3
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20/03Alum Bay to NeedlesStonechat2m,1f
20/03(9.20)Raven Click for Picture 1
20/03"Rock Pipit6+
20/03"Meadow Pipit20(Over, in of sea)
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20/03Culver to YaverlandRaven1
20/03(15.30 - 17.00)Fulmar3(Redcliff)
20/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(E. along cliff)
20/03"Peregrine2
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SundaySunny and SpringlikeLight E. Wind
19/03Newtown NRMediterranean Gullc20
19/03(7.30)Rock Pipitc6
19/03"Black Tailed Godwit70
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19/03Yarmouth Estuary & PondsRaven2(Flew E. over Estuary)
19/03(8.30 - 11.20)Shoveler10m,5f(Rofford Marsh)
19/03& IWOG WalkSpotted Redshank1
19/03"Black Tailed Godwitc15
19/03"Great Crested Grebe2(In Estuary)
19/03"Kingfisher1(By Tide Mill)
19/03"Dunlinc20
19/03"Snipe3
19/03"Shelduck8
19/03"Wigeonc20
19/03"Tealc50
19/03"Grey Plover6
19/03"Turnstone5
19/03"Reed Bunting2
19/03"Buzzard4
Reported
"Little Ringed Plover1E. end of Rofford marsh (Jon M.)
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Reported
Ricket's Hill (604881)Hen Harrier1 at 12.55 (David B.)
Reported
Cliff Edge, ShanklinWhite Stork2over, quite high, heading N. (Ian B.)
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19/03Laundry LaneBuzzardc6
19/03(16.20)Kestrel2
19/03"Reed Bunting1f
19/03Field N. of Carpenters RdFieldfare110(With a few Redwing & c50 Starling)
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SaturdayCloudy, Misty at SeaBitter NE. Wind
18/03St Catherine's PointGannet33(23W. 10E)
18/03(Seawatch 7.55 - 9.20)Common Scoter11(In groups of 3,4 &4 all E.)
18/03"Shoveler (?)3(With 4 Scoter)
18/03"Cormorant8
18/03"Shag2E
18/03"Fulmar8+(Local Birds)
18/03"Auk Sp.1E
18/03"Stonechat1m(Along Lane)
18/03"Raven1(On cliff edge)
Reported
"Wheatear1Cliff Edge & Beach (Ian R.)
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FridayCloudy, V. ColdBrisk Cold NE. Wind
17/03Foreland, BembridgeGadwall1m,1f(Pool on Ledge)
17/03(10.50)Red Breasted Merganser1f(Scruffy plumage)
17/03"Brent Geese50+
~
17/03Lane End, BembridgePurple Sandpiper4(on W. side of LB Stn. Pierhead)
17/03(11.20)Rock Pipit2
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17/03Culver to YaverlandRaven2+(2 together W, 3 singles E,)
17/03(15.55 - 17.10)Fulmar3(Redcliff)
17/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1(E. along cliff)
17/03"Green Woodpecker2
17/03"Shag12(Raft of 8 on sea off the Culver roost)
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ThursdayCloudy coldCold E. Wind
16/03Sandown Canoe LakeCetti's Warbler1(Heard by Hide)
16/03(7.55)Tufted Duck5m,3f
16/03"Swan3(2 nests underway)
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16/03Yaverland to CulverMeadow Pipit2(In off sea)
16/03(8.30 - 9.30)Fulmar5(Redcliff)
16/03"Pied Wagtailc6
16/03"Green Woodpecker2
16/03"Shag2(On sea)
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WednesdayHazy Sunny IntervalsLight E. Wind
15/03Nansen Hill/Luccombe DownSparrowhawk1
15/03(8.55)Buzzard2
15/03"Yellowhammer5+
15/03"Meadow Pipit9(Sadly no Dartford Warblers)
15/03"Green Woodpecker1(Nansen Hill)
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15/03Yaverland to CulverLinnetc60(Field next to Holiday centre)
15/03(13.40 - 15.15)Stock Dovec8(Set-aside field)
15/03"Pied Wagtail17
15/03"Shag4(On sea)
15/03"Rock Pipit2(W. of CG Cottages)
15/03"Fulmar3(No Wheatears yet)
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TuesdayCloudy to ShowersLighter S. Wind
14/03Fishbourne BeachGreat Crested Grebe5(Offshore)
14/03(8.00 -WeBS count)Red Breasted Merganser8"
14/03"Turnstone27(nearer Binstead)
14/03"Grey Plover19"
14/03"Redshank18
14/03"Oystercatcher14
14/03"Shelduck2
14/03"Brent Geese150
~
14/03Wootton BridgeKingfisher1
14/03(10.45)Lesser Black Backed Gull2
14/03"Redshank35
14/03"Teal16
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14/03PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe8(Group of 6 together)
14/03(11.20)Red Breasted Merganser1m,2f
14/03"Mediterranean Gull2+
14/03"Slavonian Grebe1(A "Regular" here now)
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MondaySunny IntervalsCold S/SE. Wind
13/03Culver DownFulmar1
13/03(8.25) No MigrantsRock Pipit1
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13/03Brading Sewage WksWater Pipit 1+(1 On filter beds, 2 reported later)
13/03(9.30)Little Egret1(on Brading Marsh with Heron)
13/03"Grey Wagtail1
13/03"Chiffchaff3+
~
13/03Laundry LaneGreylag1(Hybrid type with c30 Canada Geese)
13/03(10.00)Meadow Pipitc15(Migrants?)
13/03"Reed Bunting1m
13/03"Stonechat1m
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13/03Ryde to PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe2
13/03(15.00)Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
13/03"Mediterranean Gull6+
13/03"Ringed Plover16
13/03"Sanderlingc60(42 at Puckpool end)
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SundayCold & CloudyBrisk E. Wind
12/03Firestone CopseHeron5(@3 nests)
12/03(8.20)Little Egret1(with Herons)
12/03"Coal Tit3+(Singing by Car Park)
Mammals
"Red Squirrel4 & report of a Pine Martin (?) (If correct must be escape)
~
12/03Puckpool to SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe5(3 of Puckpool, 2 Seaview)
12/03(14.00)Red Breasted Merganser2m,1f
12/03"Mediterranean Gull5+
12/03"Common Scoter2(Far out on the sea)
~
12/03Binstead to FirestoneBarn Owl1(out @ 18.30 seen from Newnham Road)
12/03(E. of Car Park, at clearing)Woodcock1+(Calling and flying up @ 18.45, but not "Roding")
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsBrisk NW. Wind
11/03St Catherine's PointYellowhammer1
11/03(7.45)Dunnock6+
11/03"Shag1
11/03"Fulmar1(Very quiet at sea)
~
11/03Whale Chine to AtherfieldPeregrine1(Over to SE)
11/03(9.20 - 11.30)Linnetc60(Dungewood Lane, flocks of 40,20)
11/03"Buzzard7(Soaring in groups)
11/03"Red Legged Partridge1
11/03"Yellowhammer3+
~
11/03ForelandMediterranean Gullc6
11/03(14.30)Red Breasted Merganser4(1m,3f)
11/03"Pintail1m,1f(Pool within ledges)
11/03"Shag7+
11/03"Lesser Black Backed Gull1
11/03"Dunlin?1(Small wader flying about)
~
11/03Laundry LaneWater Railc3(Heard)
11/03(18.10 - 19.00)Snipec4(@ dusk)
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Reported
Yaverland, SandownMerlin1chased 3 Skylark over the bay, also 1 Raven
(Chris M.)
"Stock Dove27on set-aside field by holiday camp.
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FridaySunny IntervalsBrisk W. Wind
10/03Appley Park, RydeHawfinch2(m&f top of Oak S. of Car Park @9.10)
10/03(8.30)Green Woodpecker1
10/03"Redwingc25
10/03"Jay1
10/03"Song Thrush2
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10/03Deacon's Lane, AsheyFieldfare6(Fields to N. next to Railway Line)
10/03(9.40)Redwingc20(5 near Fieldfare, 15 in Pony Paddock)
10/03"Common Gull100+(Fields to N.)
10/03"Heron1(Sitting in field)
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10/03PuckpoolMediterranean Gull1
10/03(11.15)Red Breasted Merganser4(3m,1f)
10/03"Slavonian Grebe1(Close to beach with 2 Great Cresteds)
10/03"Great Crested Grebe5
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Reported
Easthill Rd, RydeFirecrest1-2 in local woods with roving tit flock (Tim J.)
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Sun-ThursTrip to Gloucestershire
Sun 5th
Warblington, HantsCattle Egret Click for Picture 1Fields by Pook Lane again
Sun 5th
Forest of Dean, Glos.Hawfinch1Mandarin, Raven, Redwing, Siskin, Brambling
to Wed 8th
"Goshawk6+Dipper, Nuthatch, Tawny Owl, Crossbill.
~
Thur 9th
Slimbridge WWTBewick Swan511 Ruff, 200+ Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine
SaturdayCold, Sunny IntervalsCold N. Wind
04/03Gore Cliff, BlackgangFulmar Click for Picture Click for Picture 10+(6+ flying and 3+ on Ledges)
04/03(9.15)Little Owl3(On cliff ledges)
04/03"Raven1
04/03"Peregrine1(On cliff)
04/03"Stock Dove4
04/03"Meadow Pipit16(Migrants?)
~
04/03Whale Chine to AtherfieldSkylark5(Most in full song)
04/03(10.10)Linnet6(over)
04/03"Red Legged Partridge3
04/03"Canada Geese4
04/03"Song Thrush1
Mammal
"
Hare1Field opposite Whale Chine car park
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FridayCold, mainly CloudyLight W. Wind
03/03Shide to Blackwater FPSiskin Click for Picture c35(flocks of c25 &11)
03/03(7.50)Little Owl1
03/03"Red Legged Partridge2
03/03"Goldcrest6
03/03"Redwing2(Blackwater sheep field)
03/03"Little Egret1
~
03/03Cassey Bridge, NewtownPintail2m,1f
03/03(10.00)Wigeonc100
03/03"Black Tailed Godwit1
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03/03Yarmouth Estuary & PondsGadwall1m(Rofford Marsh, NE side)
03/03(10.10 - 11.10)Shoveler6m,1f(Numbers under-estimated, esp. f.)
03/03"Black Tailed Godwit9
03/03"Dunlin60
03/03"Shelduck8
03/03"Wigeon120+
03/03"Tealc100
03/03"Grey Plover12
03/03"Lapwingc150
03/03"Turnstone1
03/03"Reed Bunting2
03/03"Muscovy Duck1
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03/03Ryde, West SandsCommon Scoter2m(Out on the sea)
03/03(14.00)Great Crested Grebe9
~
Reported
St Helens Duver
Short Eared Owl1 @16.45, (David B.)
~
ThursdayCold with Sunny IntervalsLight W. Wind
02/03Newtown NRGoldeneye3f
02/03(9.10 - 11.15)Knot Click for Picture c450
02/03"Brent Geesec400
02/03"Linnet3
02/03"Mediterranean Gull7(In Scrape)
02/03"Black Tailed Godwitc25
02/03"Ringed Plover1
02/03"Great Crested Grebe1(Off Harbour entrance)
02/03"Red Breasted Merganser3m,2f
02/03"Rock Pipit4
02/03"Turnstone2
02/03"Reed Bunting1m
02/03"Starling100+
Reported
( Rob G.)
"
"Tundra" Bean Goose
(on 18th February)
1

with Canadas on MOD Land

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02/03Puckpool to SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe7(Another 7 W. of Ryde Pier)
02/03(13.40)Red Breasted Merganser2m,2f
02/03"Sanderling1(Toll Road Beach)
02/03"Mediterranean Gull5
02/03"Common Scoter1m,1f(Some way out on sea)
02/03"Turnstone2(Seaview Beach)
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02/03Lane End, BembridgePurple Sandpiper4(Under slipway at end of LB Pier)
02/03(14.30)Shag2
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02/03Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(by Causeway Pond)
02/03(15.00)Redshank4
02/03"Tufted Duck2m,3f
02/03"Greenshank2
02/03"Snipe3
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Reported
Yarmouth
Gadwall1m Rofford Marsh, (George & Pat W.)
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Reported
Mersley Down
"Ringtail" Hen Harrier1f flew NE over Sheep Field @6.45, (Graham S.)
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsSnow ShowersCold NW. Wind
01/03Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc70(c50 W. of Pier)
01/03(10.15)Pochard4m(back on Canoe Lake)
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01/03Appley Park, RydeHawfinch2+(2 feeding on ground 10m S. of Car Park!)
01/03(8.15)Redwingc30
01/03"Mistle Thrush2
~
01/03Bembridge HarbourKingfisher1m
01/03(8.45)Black Tailed Godwit5
01/03"Tealc60
01/03"Shelduck10
01/03"Curlew19
01/03"Dunlin2
~
01/03Bembridge PondsGreenshank4
01/03(9.10)Redshank1
01/03"Snipec8(c6 Lagoon, 2 Causeway Pond)
01/03"Heron3(in reed bed)
01/03"Buzzard1
~
01/03Brading Sewage WksWater Pipit Click for Picture Click for Picture 2(On filter beds)
01/03(14.30)Sparrowhawk1m(Attacked Water Pipit, but it got away)
01/03"Meadow Pipit1
01/03"Grey Wagtail1
01/03"Pied Wagtail Click for Picture 3
01/03"Reed Bunting2f
01/03"Chiffchaff3
01/03"Goldcrest4
~
01/03Brading MarshWigeon14
01/03(15.10)Buzzard3
01/03"Lapwingc80(Marsh and Fields)
01/03"Starlingc120(Marsh and Fields)
01/03Centurion's CopseReed Bunting8+(Flushed from Stubble Field)
01/03"Skylark2"
~

FEBRUARY 2006
Click for monthly species lists, February total = 118

TuesdaySunny to Snow ShowersNW. Wind
28/02"La Falaise", VentnorRed Throated Diver2(1 on sea, 1W)
28/02(8.00 - 9.00)Auk Sp.4(W. in one group)
28/02"Common Scoter (?)1(W. distant, all dark, fast wingbeats)
28/02"Gannet3(W. but distant)
28/02"Fulmar3(Local birds)
28/02"Raven2(Fighting noisily overhead)
~
28/02Luccombe Down, VentnorBuzzard4
28/02(10.00)Kestrel2
28/02"Sparrowhawk1(Dashing around bushes)
~
28/02Puckpool to SeaviewSANDWICH TERN1(W. along Solent at 14.15)
28/02(14.05)Red Breasted Merganser7(4m,3f)
28/02"Mediterranean Gull5(On beach)
~
28/02ForelandRed Breasted Merganser1f
28/02(14.50)Brent Geesec50
28/02"Mediterannean Gull2
28/02"Purple Sandpiper2+(Out on ledge @ water's edge)
28/02"Dunlin6
28/02"Ringed Plover3
28/02"Curlew3
~
28/02Attrill's Lane, St HelensBarn Owl1(Flew over Road @ 15.22)
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MondayCloudyLight N. WindSea Calm
27/02Appley Park, RydeStock Dove4
27/02(11.10)Starling50+
27/02"Redwingc30
27/02"Mistle Thrush3
27/02"Song Thrush1
~
27/02PuckpoolMediterranean Gull8
27/02(11.30)Red Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
27/02"Slavonian Grebe3(1 close in, 2 further out to E.)
27/02"Great Crested Grebe3
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SundaySunny IntervalsCold NE Wind
26/02Bembridge HarbourLesser Black Backed Gull22(Big influx)
26/02(7.30)Greater Black Backed Gull2
26/02"Tealc100
26/02"Shelduck12
26/02"Little Grebe3
~
26/02RSPB Reserve VisitBlack Tailed Godwit6(Over to Harbour)
26/02(10.00)Pintail1m(over)
26/02"Greylag Geese10(Numbers up - 7 reported before)
26/02"Shovelerc10
26/02"Wigeon100+
26/02"Lapwingc200(1 Golden Plover reported)
26/02"Lanner Falcon Type1(Causing panic)
26/02"Kestrel2
~
26/02Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1
26/02(11.00)Kingfisher1f
26/02"Greenshank3
26/02"Redshank4
26/02"Snipec10(c7 Lagoon, 2 Causeway Pond)
26/02"Shoveler1
26/02"Pochard3(2m,1f)
26/02"Heron2(1 in reed bed)
26/02"Buzzard1
~
26/02ForelandLesser Black Backed Gull11(5 Foreland, 6 Black Rock)
26/02(15.00)Brent Geesec80
26/02"Cormorantc10
26/02"Little Egret6(3 beach, 3 fields)
26/02"Heron2
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Reported
(Robin A.)
Rookley
"
Brambling
Yellowhammer
185
110
and 210 Chaffinch

~
SaturdayFine but Bitter ColdStrong NE. Wind
25/02Appley Park, RydeMistle Thrush5(no Hawfinches, but see below)
25/02(10.20)Redwing20+
25/02"Kestrel1
~
25/02Sandown Canoe LakeGADWALL2(m&f on N. side by reeds)
25/02(16.40 -17.15)Tufted Duck13(8m,5f)
~
Reported
(Chris M.)
Foreland
(from Clifftop fields)
Goosander
Peregrine
1f
1
Feeding off Black Rock Ledge
Over the fields -flew off to Culver
~
Reported
(Robin A.)
Appley Park, Ryde
"
Hawfinch
Firecrest
7
1
Feeding briefly then flew into Nunnery, 55 Redwing
-In the evergreen oaks along the boundry path.
~
FridaySnow Showers, Sunny Int. pmV. Cold E. Wind
24/02Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc70(c20 W. of Pier)
24/02(10.15)Pochard4m(Canoe Lake)
~
24/02Appley Park, RydeMistle Thrush4(Didn't locate the Hawfinches)
24/02(10.25)Starling40+
~
ThursdaySnow Showers, Cold
23/02Ryde EsplanadeMediterranean Gull2+(On sandbank)
23/02(10.20)Pochard4m(Canoe Lake)
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23/02Appley Park, RydeHAWFINCH5(Numbers up - On treetops in Nunnery Grounds)
23/02(10.30)Starling50+
23/02"Redwing57(Best count so far)
23/02"Mistle Thrush2
23/02"Song Thrush2
~
23/02Puckpool to SeaviewMediterranean Gull23(including 20 on Puckpool Beach)
23/02(14.30)Red Breasted Merganser3(1m,2f)
23/02"Great Crested Grebe2(No Divers recently)
~
TuesdaySunny IntervalsShowersCold NE Wind
21/02Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
21/02(8.20)Dunlin16
21/02FP to PondsFieldfarec10(Field behind cattle shed)
21/02Bembridge PondsSnipe8
21/02(9.00)Pochard1m(Back of Causeway Pond)
21/02"Tufted Duck1m
~
21/02Laundry LaneLanner Falcon Hybrid1(Causing general panic)
21/02(9.30)Hybrid Barnacle1(Dark)
21/02"Barnacle Geese8
21/02"Canada Geesc80(Field at Laundry end)
21/02"Lapwingc300
21/02"Starlingc50(Up with Lapwings)
21/02"Buzzard3
21/02"Kestrel2
~
21/02FP N. of Sandown GCRedpoll Click for Picture c25(Alders between Clubhouse & River)
21/02(13.30)Siskin1+(Small flock with Redpoll)
21/02"Buzzard1
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MondayCloudyBitter NE Wind
20/02Newport Quay to DodnorPied Wagtailc30(On Playing fields E of Medina)
20/02(8.00 - 10.00)Kingfisher1
20/02(FP Flooded)Little Grebe16
20/02"Little Egret1
~
20/02Newport to Blackwater FPLittle Owl1
20/02(10.30 - 12.10)Treecreeper1
20/02"Siskinc30(in Alders, with c10 on Feeders S. of "Matalan")
20/02"Grey Wagtail2
20/02"Buzzard3
20/02"Goldcrest2
20/02"Red Legged Partridge1
20/02"Long Tailed Tit6+
~
SundayWETCold NE Wind
19/02Ryde East SandsRed Throated Diver2(E off sand bank)
19/02(8.45)Dunlin22
19/02"Sanderling8
19/02"Lesser Black Backed Gull7(High count for this location)
19/02"Greater Black Backed Gull10+
~
19/02Hersey NR, SeaviewPochard2m,1f
19/02(15.00)Tufted Duck1m
19/02"Teal22
19/02"Shelduck1
19/02"Barnacle Geesec60(Feral, Nettlestone Fields)
19/02"Snow Geese2(Feral, 1 Blue Phase)
19/02From SeawallGreat Crested Grebe1(Off Puckpool)
~
SaturdayCloudy, Light Showers
18/02FP to W of AlverstoneJay4
18/02(9.00)Siskin18
18/02"Song Thrush4(Singing along FP)
18/02"Shoveler1(Over)
18/02"Buzzard1
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FridaySunny int & ShowersW Wind
17/02Woodside to Kings QuayBrent Geesec50
17/02(7.50 - 9.05)Great Creasted Grebe2
17/02"Red Breasted Merganser6(3m,3f)
17/02"Redshank1
~
17/02Appley Park, RydeRedwing12
17/02(9.30)Greenfinch10+(No Hawfinch today)
17/02"Mistle Thrush1
17/02"Stock Dove2
~
17/02PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe4
17/02(13.30)Red Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
17/02"Slavonian Grebe1(Still here)
17/02"Shag1
17/02"Canada Geesec150
~
17/02Brading Sewage Wks.Grey Wagtail1
17/02(15.40)Pied Wagtail3
17/02"Bullfinch1m
17/02"Buzzard2(Marsh)
17/02"Kestrel1
17/02"Chaffinch Click for Picture 6
~
17/02Laundry LaneBarnacle Geese9(and a dark hybrid)
17/02(16.15 - 17.10)Peregrine1m(In dead tree, N. End)
17/02"Canada Geesec150
17/02"Greylag Goose1(Feral/Hybrid type)
~
ThursdaySunny int & ShowersW Wind
16/02Deacon's Lane, AsheyCommon Gullc250(Fields by Little Upton Fm.)
16/02(11.30)Black Headed Gullc100
~
16/02PuckpoolGreat Crested Grebe Click for Picture 6
16/02(13.20)Red Breasted Merganser4(3m,1f)
16/02"Slavonian Grebe1
~
WednesdaySunny start, CloudySW Wind
15/02ForelandGreenshank1(Unusual here)
15/02(8.05)Brent Geesec100
15/02"Mediterannean Gull2(More on Black Rock Ledge)
15/02"Rock Pipit1
15/02"Purple Sandpiper1(On small rock off ledge)
15/02"Red Throated Diver1(SE)
15/02"Great Crested Grebe1
15/02"Fulmar1
15/02"Red Breasted Merganser7(3m,4f)
15/02"Shag2
15/02"Chiffchaff1(Bushes behind seawall)
~
15/02SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe1
15/02(10.30)Red Breasted Merganser4(2m,2f)
15/02"Slavonian Grebe1
~
15/02Hersey NR, SeaviewWigeon1(Scarce here)
15/02(11.00 Hide Open)Greenshank1
15/02"Teal28
15/02"Shelduck1
15/02"Tufted Duck1m
15/02"Cetti's Warbler1(Calling from reedbed by entrance)
~
TuesdaySunny Intervals
14/02FP to W of AlverstoneRed Legged Partridge2
14/02(8.00 - 10.30)Siskin2(Flocks of 30+ reported recently)
14/02"Mistle Thrush2
14/02"Stock Dove2
14/02"Buzzard3
14/02"Great Spotted Woodpecker3+(2 seen, 3Drumming)
~
14/02Puckpool (13.20)Great Crested Grebe4
~
14/02Alverstone NRTreecreeper1m(Wood by Sandown Water Wks.)
14/02(13.50 - 16.00)Siskinc6(c12 Redpoll reported near Sandown GC)
14/02"Mediterranean Gull3(Unusual here)
14/02"Goldcrest4
Mammals
"Red Squirrel 3at feeders and inside Hide
~
MondayCloudy & Wet
13/02Fishbourne BeachRed Breasted Merganser10(6 off Creek, 4 more distant)
13/02(7.30 - 8.50)Great Crested Grebe4
13/02"Black Necked Grebe1(Off Binstead by small black marker buoy again)
13/02"Brent Geese167
13/02"Shelduck2
13/02"Reed Bunting1(Reedbed at Quarr ponds)
13/02"Pheasant3(1 on beach!)
~
~
13/02Wootton BridgeCommon Gull114(I've never seen so many here before)
13/02(10.30 - 11.00)Black Headed Gull153(all on Lake S. of Bridge)
13/02"Redshank42
13/02"Curlew48(At roost on E. Side)
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SundayCloudy & Wet
12/02Ryde EsplanadeRinged Plover12
12/02(8.10 - 8.45)Dunlin15(near Plovers)
12/02"Sanderlingc40
12/02"Bar Tailed Godwit1(Water's edge)
12/02"Mediterranean Gull1(W. of Pier)
12/02Canoe LakeSwan50+
12/02"Pochard2m
12/02"Stock Dove7
~
Reported
(Graham S.)
Foreland
(Seawatch 10.30 -12)
Auks
Kittiwake
c300
40
SW, including 107 Razorbill, 6 Guillemot
27 Gannet, 3 RT Diver & Firecrest in Scrub
~
Reported
(David A.)
Brading Marsh
(RSPB WeBS Count)
Wigeon
Shoveller
450
40
12 Pintail, 28 Snipe, 30 Curlew, 1m Merlin
4 Black Tailed Godwit,1 Spotted Redshank,
4 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 150 Lapwing
~
SaturdayFrosty start, Bright Int.
11/02Culver DownLesser Black Backed Gull1(E. along cliff)
11/02(8.10 - 9.30)Fulmar4
11/02"Greenfinchc20
11/02Ammo Hut ScrapePintail3m(Hard to ID any Fem at this distance)
11/02(by Telescope)Shovelerc20
11/02"Wigeonc100
~
11/02Laundry LaneBarnacle Geese11(With Canadas again)
11/02(16.30 - 17.50)Peregrine1m(Causing panic across the marsh)
11/02"Stonechat1m,1f
11/02"Wigeon100+
~
FridayFrosty start, Sunny
10/02Ryde EsplanadeRinged Plover6(On beach)
10/02(8.20)Dunlin3(With Plovers)
10/02"Sanderling2(100+ @14.30)
10/02"Pochard3m(Canoe Lake)
~
10/02Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1m(Singing S. of Car Pk.)
10/02(8.30 - 9.20)Greenfinch30+
10/02"Redwingc30
10/02"Mistle Thrush4
10/02"Stock Dove2
10/02"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(Drumming)
~
10/02SeaviewGreat Crested Grebe8
10/02(15.00)Red Breasted Merganser5(Including 2m,3f)
10/02"Shag1
10/02"Mediterranean Gull3(Just offshore)
~
ThursdayFrosty to Sunny Intervals
09/02Newnham LaneBarn Owl1(S. of Lane at 7.30)
09/02Firestone CopseCoal Titc7
09/02(7.40)Jay1
09/02"Goldcrest4+
~
09/02Island HarbourWhimbrel Click for Picture 1
09/02(10.20)Turnstone12
09/02"Dunlinc30
09/02"Redshank13
09/02"Wigeon40+
09/02"Brent Geesec150
~
09/02Orchard Bay FPWHITE IBIS Click for Picture 1(Escape? -in Sheep field on Cliff edge)
09/02(14.10 - 15.30)Fulmar1
09/02"Sparrowhawk1
~
WednesdaySunny Intervals
08/02Cowes GardenBrambling Click for Picture c15
~
08/02Appley Park, RydeHAWFINCH Click for Picture Click for Picture 2 (m&f)(Maple Tree, S of Car Pk.)
08/02(11.30 - 12.30)Redwing35+
08/02"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
08/02Canoe Lake, RydePochard3m
~
Reported
(Ventnor Grp)
Old "Rare Breeds Park",
St Lawrence
WHITE IBIS

1

At pond and in the nearby fields
viewed from Cliff FP till 12.00.
~
08/02Orchard Bay and CoastRed Throated Diver Click for Picture 1(Fishing offshore)
08/02(14.30 - 16.30)Little Egret3(No sign of Ibis)
08/02"Gannet1E
08/02"Grey Wagtail1
~
TuesdayCloudy
07/02ForelandRazorbill9(1E and "Raft" of 8 on sea to NE)
07/02(9.05)Brent Geesec110
07/02"Mediterannean Gull2
07/02"Rock Pipit3
~
07/02Bembridge HarbourBlack Tailed Godwit5
07/02(10.30)Greenshank1
07/02"Kingfisher1-2
07/02Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1
07/02Laundry LaneSparrowhawk1
~
MondayCloudy, Cold Start
06/02Appley Park, RydeHawfinch1f(Tree by Compost Silo, SW corner of Car Pk.)
06/02(8.10 - 9.15)Greenfinch30+
06/02"Redwingc25
06/02"Goldfinchc10
06/02"Starlingc40
06/02"Song Thrush8(3+ singing)
06/02"Mistle Thrush6
06/02"Stock Dove6
06/02"Goldcrest2
06/02"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Drumming)
~
06/02Appley Park, RydeHawfinch Click for Picture 1f(Poplars to W. in Convent grounds)
06/02(2nd visit 11.00)Green Woodpecker1
~
06/02PuckpoolRed Breasted Merganser6(3m,3f)
06/02(11.40)Great Crested Grebe6
06/02"Sanderlingc30
~
Reported (Jim C.)
Newtown NRBlack Brant1With c300 Brent SE of Main Hide, (By E. Hide on Sun)
~
SundaySunny Int bit warmerCold NW Wind
05/02"La Falaise", VentnorKittiwake2(E. at 8.55)
05/02(8.30 Seawatch)Fulmar1(Local bird, otherwise quiet at sea today)
~
05/02Gore Cliff, BlackgangLittle Owl Click for Picture 1(On cliff, SW of Car Park)
05/02(9.50)Stock Dove4
05/02"Raven1
05/02"Fulmar Click for Picture 12+(7 on ledges)
05/02"Linnet30+(W. Over Car Park)
~
05/02Bembridge MarinaBlack Redstart1m(On roofs W. of River @ 15.30)
05/02Bembridge PondsSnipe1
05/02(15.45)Pochard8(Back of Causeway Pond)
05/02"Tufted Duck9"
~
05/02Laundry LaneLanner Falcon Hybrid Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(Caught Moorhen, attacked Buzzard and Crows)
05/02(16.40 - 17.50)Hybrid Barnacle? Click for Picture 1(Dark flanks with white cheeks about "Brent" sized)
05/02"Lapwingc400
05/02"Golden Ploverc10(Up with Lapwings)
05/02"Wigeonc100(Field at Laundry end)
05/02"Short Eared Owl1(On ground @ 17.33)
~
Reported
(Graham S.)
Brading Marsh RSPB

Water Pipit
Golden Plover
Reed Bunting
2
20
27
@ Sewage Wks, 1 well marked
(with c400 Lapwing)
(Stubble field E of Centurions Copse)
~
Reported
Rookley, Stubble fieldsBrambling170exceptional,
(Robin A.)
"Yellowhammer80& 350 Chaffinch
~
SaturdayCloudy and Cold
04/02Appley Park, RydeRedwingc10(Hawfinch not seen since 28/1)
04/02(8.15)Greenfinch50+
04/02"Goldfinchc25
04/02"Starlingc40
04/02"Song Thrush7(3 singing)
04/02"Mistle Thrush6
04/02"Stock Dove1m(Singing)
04/02"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(Drumming)
~
04/02Bembridge HarbourBlack Tailed Godwit5
04/02(9.15)Dunlin30+
04/02"Teal50
04/02"Lapwingc200
~
04/02Bembridge PondsSnipe3
04/02(9.40)Water Rail1(Heard)
04/02"Little Grebe4(and a dead one)
04/02"Tufted Duck3m,2f
04/02"Kestrel1
04/02"Goldcrest3
~
04/02My Garden, RydeBlackcap1m,1f(Got 2 now!)
~
04/02Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe1(Near fort@14.50)
04/02(14.40)Slavonian Grebe1(With the RN Grebe)
04/02"Sanderlingc50(Puckpool Beach)
04/02"Red Breasted Merganser10
04/02"Great Crested Grebe3
~
04/02Hersey NR, SeaviewRedshank1(With 1 Snipe in water)
04/02(15.10 Hide Locked)Greenshank1
~
04/02Laundry LaneBarnacle Geese8(With Canadas again)
04/02(16.40 - 17.50)Barnacle Hybrid1(Dark flanks with white cheeks about "Brent" sized)
04/02"Short Eared Owl1(Flew rapidy across marsh @ 17.30, very odd)
~
Reported
Werrar, Medina Esty.Short Eared Owl3flushed from a day time roost (Graham S.)
~
Reported
Appley ParkHawfinch1S. of Car Pk 11.00 -11.15, then flew W.
(Robin A.)
Ryde to Bembridge coastMediterranean Gull87& 1 Sandwich Tern (Ryde Sands)

St. Helens DuverDartford Warbler1

Brading MarshGreylag Geese7& 210 Wigeon, 15 Golden Plover
~
FridayDull and ColdBitter NE Wind
03/02Shide to Blackwater FPLittle Owl1
03/02(8.00 - 9.40)Little Egret1(Ditch by FP)
03/02"Siskin60+(includes Mobile flock of 50+)
03/02"Bullfinch1m
03/02"Chiffchaff1
03/02"Kestrel3(2 displaying)
03/02"Long Tailed Tit13+(2 flocks along path)
~
03/02Binstead BeachBLACK NECKED GREBE1("Hiding" next to small Buoy)
03/02(11.50)Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f
~
Reported
Mottistone AreaYellowhammer65 Mixed Flocks @ Strawberry Lane
(Graham S.)
"Brambling3+with 135 Chaffinch, 100 Linnet, 1 Woodcock flushed.
ThursdayMisty Murky and ColdBitter NE Wind
02/02Yarmouth Estuary & PondsSpotted Redshank1(Scrape)
02/02(8.45 - 10.00)Dunlin175
02/02"Black Tailed Godwit33
02/02"Shoveler4m
02/02"Goldeneye1f
02/02"Lapwingc200
02/02"Kingfisher1f
02/02"Skylark2(Over to W.)
02/02"Muscovy Duck1
~
02/02Newtown NRGoldeneye10f
02/02(10.15 - 11.15)Knot300+(540 reported yesterday)
02/02"Red Breasted Merganser Click for Picture 4m,3f(Pair mating by Boathouse)
02/02"Rock Pipit3
02/02"Turnstone4
02/02"Reed Bunting2f
~
02/02Puckpool to SeaviewRed Necked Grebe2(Off Puckpool@13.15)
02/02(13.00)Red Breasted Merganser14(Including 4m,3f)
02/02"Sanderlingc30(Toll Road Beach)
02/02"Mediterranean Gull4(Just offshore)
02/02"Great Crested Grebe1(Seaview Esp.)
~
02/02Lane End, BembridgePurple Sandpiper5(Under slipway at end of LB Pier)
02/02(13.45)Shag1
02/02"Rock Pipit9(On grass by Car Park)
~
02/02Bembridge PondsGreenshank1
02/02(8.40)Redshank1(Causeway Pond)
~
02/02Attrill's Lane, NettlestoneFieldfarec30(@Stubble field with 40+ Starlings)
02/02My Garden, RydeBlackcap1f
~
Reported (Graham S.)
off Binstead BeachBlack Necked Grebe1(4th year running, also 2 Gt. N. Diver)
Reported (Dave H.)
Cowes GardenBrambling34(Numbers increasing)
~
WednesdayCloudy and Cold
01/02Bembridge HarbourDunlinc40
01/02(8.15)Shelduck13
01/02"Coal Tit1(Pine tree by flats)
~
01/02Bembridge PondsSnipe3
01/02(8.40)Water Rail1(Ran across the lane!)
01/02"Teal16
01/02"Tufted Duck1f
01/02"Fieldfare1
01/02"Goldcrest2
~
01/02St Helens BeachShag10+(Rocks by Fort)
01/02(9.15)Great Crested Grebe5(E. of Fort)
~
01/02Brading Sewage WksWater Pipit1(Filter Beds)
01/02(10.00)Meadow Pipit2
01/02"Grey Wagtail1
01/02"Pied Wagtail2
01/02"Bullfinch1m,1f
~
01/02Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc90
01/02(11.30)Ringed Plover7
01/02"Turnstone Click for Picture 3(With Sanderlings-Unusual here)
~
01/02Hersey NR, SeaviewWater Rail1(Swimming across channel)
01/02(13.00)Barnacle Geesec200(On the hill)
01/02Seaview BeachMediterranean Gull5
01/02"Sanderling5
~
01/02Laundry LaneBarnacle Geese8(With Canadas, usually just one here)
01/02(16.40 - 17.30)Bar Headed Goose1(Esc. With Canadas)
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JANUARY 2006
Click for monthly species lists, January total = 121

TuesdayCloudyCold E Wind
31/01St Catherine's Pt.Common Scoter2m(E. @9.05 & 9.14)
31/01(Seawatch 8.15 - 9.15)Red Throated Diver4(W. 1 landed on sea for a while)
31/01"Auk Sp.4E(1 Razorbill, 1 on Sea)
31/01"Fulmar7W(Local Birds)
31/01"Gannet3(1W,2E)
31/01"Red Breasted Merganser1m(W. @8.36)
31/01"Heron1W(Along Cliffs)
31/01"Shag1W(Along Cliffs)
31/01"Kestrel2
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Reported
King's Quay, WoodsideGoosander1fand 1 Common Sandpiper
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MondayCloudy to Sunny IntCold NE Wind
30/01Mersley Down (S. Side)Blackbirdc6(FP "SA16", to Arreton)
30/01(14.35 - 16.15, with Chris M.)BRAMBLING Click for Picture Click for Picture 1-2m,1f(Hawthorns by Game feeders @ 15.15)
30/01"Chaffinchc50
30/01"Yellowhammer6
30/01"Reed Bunting1
30/01"Goldfinch14
30/01"Stonechat1f
30/01"Raven2(Over Ashey Down)
30/01"Peregrine1
30/01"Kestrel1
30/01"Buzzard5
30/01"Stock Dovec15
30/01"Dunnock3
30/01"Robin3
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SundayFine SunnyCold NE Wind
29/01Arreton (FP to S.)Sparrowhawk1
29/01(8.35)Wood Pigeon200+
29/01"Stock Dove4
29/01"Crows/Rooksc500
29/01"Red Legged Partridge5
29/01"Skylark3
29/01"Meadow Pipit4(just a few Chaffinch today)
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29/01Mersley LaneSong Thrushc6
29/01(9.45)Fieldfarec6
29/01"Redwing2
29/01"Crows/Rooksc500
29/01"Buzzard2
29/01"Chaffinchc10(no Brambling)
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29/01Ryde EsplanadeSanderling113
29/01(14.10)Dunlin1
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29/01Seaview to PuckpoolRed Necked Grebe1 Click for Picture (Off Hersey outflow)
29/01(14.30)Great Crested Grebe4
29/01"Mediterranean Gull10+(7 on Puckpool Beach)
29/01"Common Gull24(15 on Puckpool Beach)
29/01"Turnstone1(On Seaview T. Rd beach)
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SaturdayCloudy to Clear IntCold E Wind
28/01"La Falaise",VentnorLesser Black Backed Gull1E(Very quiet today)
28/01(8.25)Fulmar1W(Local bird)
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28/01Ventnor ParkMandarin Click for Picture 1m(Small pond/Stream)
Reported
Morrison's Car Pk, LakeFirecrest1(From Yesterday, not found today)
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MondayCloudy and ColdNE Wind
27/01Hersey NR, SeaviewLapwing12
27/01(11.30)Greenshank1
27/01"Barnacle Geesec250(On the hill)
27/01"Snow Goose1(Escape, with Barnacles)
27/01OffshoreShag1
27/01"Great Crested Grebe1
27/01On BeachSanderling2
27/01"Mediterranean Gull1
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Reported
St Catherine's Pt.Red Throated Diver18& 32 Auks, including 13 Razorbill,
Firecrest at Bridge Cottage.
(Graham S.)
Atherfield AreaGrey Partridge4(Dungewood), 12 Golden Plover,
Firecrest @ Cowlease Chine
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ThursdayFrosty start, SunnyNE. Wind
Mammal
St Catherines Pt.Fox 1
26/01Whale ChineBlack Redstart Click for Picture 1m(Cliffs just W. of Chine Mouth)
26/01(9.00)Stonechat1f
26/01"Linnetc100(Field N. of Car Park)
26/01"Herring Gullc100"
26/01"Skylark1+
26/01"Kestrel1
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26/01AtherfieldGolden Plover27+(on Fields W. of Ash Hill Farm))
26/01(10.00 - 11.00)Lapwing16(Flying over)
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WednesdayFrosty start, CloudyE. Wind
25/01Ryde EsplanadePochard2m(Canoe Lake)
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25/01Laundry LaneShort Eared Owl1(Flying @ 17.03 E. of Lane)
25/01(16.30 - 17.20)Barn Owl1(In front of Centurions Copse @17.13)
25/01"Stonechat1m,1f
25/01"Water Rail2(Heard)
25/01"Canada Geese100+
25/01"Kestrel1
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TuesdayFrosty start, SunnyE. Wind
24/01Ryde GardenBlackcap Click for Picture 1f(On feeders)
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24/01Bembridge MarinaBlack Redstart Click for Picture 1m(On roof of Flats)
24/01(10.20)Sparrowhawk1(Over low)
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24/01Laundry LaneStonechat2m,1f(Laundry End)
24/01(10.50)Water Rail1(Heard)
24/01"Canada Geese200+(With 1 Greylag-Escape)
24/01"Lapwing300+(Over Marsh)
24/01"Peregrine1(Flushing Lapwings etc.)
24/01"Buzzard2
24/01"Kestrel4
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24/01Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc50
24/01(15.30)Ringed Plover8
24/01"Dunlin1
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17th - 23rdTrip to Mainland
Tue 17th
FarlingtonAvocet Click for Picture 16also Ruff & Merlin.
"
WarblingtonCATTLE EGRET Click for Picture 1juv
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Wed 18th
SlimbridgePinkfooted Goose1White Fronted Geese, Bewick Swan, Ruff
Thur/Fri
Forest of DeanGoshawk1Dipper, Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, Common Redpoll
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Sat 21st
Staines/Wraysbury
Stockers Lake
Smew
Egyptian Geese
1f
5
Ring Necked Parakeet, Red Crested Pochard, Black Necked Grebe, Smew, Goosander
Sun 22nd
Fisher's GreenBittern1Hawfinch, Smew,
Mon 23rd
Broadwater Lake
Warblington
White Headed Duck Click for Picture
Cattle Egret
1m
1f
and 150 Ruddy Duck!
still there, and 5 Avocet at Farlington
MondayCloudy, Light Rain
16/01FP, SW. of Havenstreet Stn.Barn Owl1(Field by Deadmans Brook)
16/01(7.15)Little Owl1(Heard at 7.15)
16/01"Buzzard1(sitting in field)
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16/01St Helens Duver (Beach)Brent Geesec70
16/01(8.20)Dunlinc25(Flying out from Harbour)
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16/01Bembridge Coastal PathOystercatcher27(Flying E.)
16/01(9.00)Shag1
16/01"Purple Sandpiper(?)4(Distant view, on LB Stn. Slipway)
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16/01Bembridge PondsPochard6m,4f(Numbers increased)
16/01(10.00)Tufted Duck10m,11f
16/01"Shelduck2
16/01"Snipe8(No Spotted Redshank today)
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Report
(Gary H.)
Laundry Lane

Hen Harrier

1m

seen at 4.30 and came in to roost at 4.45

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SundayCloudy, Bright Int.
15/01Wootton CreekRedshank7(N. of Wootton Bridge
15/01(8.00)Brent Geese142(Along beach)
15/01"Great Crested Grebe3(Offshore and Creek entrance)
15/01"Red Breasted Merganser6(4m,2f offshore)
15/01"Curlew21
15/01"Heron8(Trees at back of Lakeside)
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15/01

Appley Park, Ryde

Hawfinch Click for Picture Click for Picture

1f

(Still here! Just S. of Car Pk
At top of trees, watched it feeding etc.)
15/01(10.35 - 11.45)Redwingc20
15/01"Greenfinch70+
15/01"Treecreeper1
15/01"Mistle Thrush4
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SaturdayCloudy to RainS. Wind
14/01below Paradise Walk, VentnorRaven3(over calling)
14/01(10.30)Goldcrest4+
14/01"Sparrowhawk1
14/01"Jay2
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FridayCloudy to Brighter laterSW Wind
13/01HavensteetBuzzard1
13/01(7.20)Heron2
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13/01Newchurch to Haseley ManorMoorhen25(Mostly at Haseley Ponds)
13/01(8.10)Shoveler1(Flushed near ponds)
13/01"Canada Geesec70
13/01"Barnacle Goose1(Escape)
13/01"Bar Headed Goose1(Escape, with Canadas from Laundry Lane?)
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13/01AtherfieldLapwingc200(Overhead)
13/01(9.25)Peregrine2(On field by road at Atherfield Fm.)
13/01"Fieldfare56(S. of Dungewood Farm, with 50+ Starling)
13/01"Canada Geese4(Potato fields)
13/01"Red Legged Partridge7(E. of Ash Hill Farm)
13/01"LINNETc25(Dungewood Lane, W. of Farm)
13/01"Kestrel2
13/01"Stonechat1m,1f
13/01Ash Hill PondMallard30+
13/01"Tufted Duck1m,1f
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13/01FP GL7 (E. of Cridmore Farm)Mallardc30
13/01Large Pond by R. MedinaWigeon5
13/01(10.35)Fieldfare14
13/01"Mistle Thrush3
13/01"Linnet2
13/01"Pheasant6
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13/01Laundry LaneFieldfarec25(Laundry End)
13/01(16.40)Water Rail1(Heard)
13/01"Canada Geese150+
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Report (Nick E.)
(George & Pat)
Appley Park
"
Hawfinch
"
Sandwich Terns
1f
"
2
11-11.30 Trees just S. of Appley Tower.
showing well @ 10.30,
on the groyne opposite Hersey NR @11am.
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ThursdayFine Frosty to Cloudy
12/01Havensteet to Combley Fm.Cormorant13(2 on pond 11 flying, unusual numbers inland)
12/01(7.30)Great Tit10+
12/01"Mallard38
12/01"Buzzard3
12/01"Stock Dove1
12/01"Mistle Thrush8(Most in field opposite Station Car Pk)
12/01"Meadow Pipit3(With Mistle Thrush)
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12/01Ryde East Sands (10.20)Sanderling54(beach by marina)
12/01"Dunlin3(beach by marina)
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12/01Appley Park, RydeChaffinch6
12/01(10.30)Great Spotted Woodpecker1
12/01"Greenfinch9
12/01"Mistle Thrush2
12/01"Stock Dove3
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12/01Ryde West Sands (12.45)Sanderling2
12/01"Great Crested Grebe Click for Picture 2
12/01"Rock Pipit1
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12/01Averstone NRShoveler1m
12/01(15.45 - 17.20)Teal2
12/01"Yellowhammer2
12/01"Buzzard1
12/01"Little Egret1(Unusual here)
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Reported
(David B.)
Laundry Lane

Marsh Harrier

1juv

showing very well, at 10.30 and 12.15

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WednesdayWet early, Sunny laterMild S. Wind
11/01Ryde East Sands (13.35)SANDWICH TERN1(Landed on end of Sandbank briefly, @low tide)
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11/01Appley Park, RydeChaffinch6(Didn't find Hawfinch, see report below)
11/01(13.50)Redwingc20
11/01"Greenfinch6
11/01"Mistle Thrush5
Reported
(David B.)
" (at c12.00)

Hawfinch

1f

With the large flock of Greenfinch.
feeding on the ground beneath Hornbeam tree.
Flew W of Ticket hut, by road to car-park.
11/01PuckpoolSlavonian Grebe Click for Picture Click for Picture 2(Just offshore at low tide)
11/01(14.30)Red Necked Grebe1
11/01"Great Crested Grebe1(Close in)
11/01"Red Breasted Merganser1m
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TuesdayCloudySW Wind
10/01St Helens BridgeMARSH HARRIER1f(Flying over reedbed to SW @8.12)
10/01Laundry LaneMarsh Harrier Click for Picture Click for Picture 1juv(seen again, 8.22 - 8.44, may be tagged)
10/01(8.20 - 8.50)Peregrine1(On the Dead Tree)
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10/01Seaview to PuckpoolRed Breasted Merganser5m,1f(5 together & 1m further E.)
10/01(11.30)Great Crested Grebe1
10/01"Sanderling4(E.)
10/01"Shag1(Close in at Seaview)
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10/01Appley Park, RydeGreat Spotted Woodpecker2(No sign of Hawfinch)
10/01(11.00 - 11.50)Redwingc20
10/01"Greenfinch6(Larger flock also missing)
10/01"Mistle Thrush2
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MondayCloudy, Drizzle
09/01Bembridge HarbourKnot1(with Redshank)
09/01(8.30)Kingfisher1m(Hovering over water)
09/01"Dunlinc50
09/01"Lapwing250+(c15 in Harbour, c250 over Marsh inland)
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SundayCloudy to RainCold NE Wind
08/01

Appley Park, Ryde
@9.00 - 9.20, & 11.15
HAWFINCH Click for Picture Click for Picture

1f

(Just S. of Car Pk around the treetops,
and feeding in Beech, great views!)
08/01(8.00 - 9.25 & 11.00 - 11.30)Redwingc15
08/01"Treecreeper2
08/01"Mistle Thrush1
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08/01Newport Shute, MersleyLong Eared Owl2(seen briefly flying further into cover)
08/01(With Chris M. 13.50 - 15.10)Jay1
08/01Rowlands LaneBuzzard2
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SaturdayCloudy
07/01

Appley Park, Ryde
@8.41, 9.32, 9.51, 10.09 &10.14
HAWFINCH Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture

1f

(Just S. of Car Pk around the treetops,
feeding with Greenfinch. Seen several times,
by 5 Birders, till 10.15 at least )
07/01(8.10 - 10.20)Redwing Click for Picture c25
07/01"Song Thrush2
07/01"Mistle Thrush2+
07/01"Sparrowhawk1
07/01"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
07/01"Green Woodpecker1
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07/01Brading Sewage WksWater Pipit1(Filter Beds)
07/01(12.00)Meadow Pipit3(Filter Beds)
07/01"Buzzard1
07/01"Fieldfare6(Over)
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07/01Newport Shute, MersleyGoldcrest2(No Long Eared Owls)
07/01(15.05 - 16.30)Jay1
07/01"Buzzard1
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Reported
(Chris M.)
Newport Shute, Mersley

Long Eared Owl

5

1 in a tree on the north side of the road,
4 flushed by a passing van
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07/01Firestone CopseWoodcock1(Over clearing E. of Road@16.50)
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FridayCloudyCold E Wind
06/01Shide to Blackwater FPSiskin Click for Picture c70(One flock of c50 Sandy Lane)
06/01(8.05 - 10.20)Redpoll Siskin & Redpoll 2+(With 4 Siskin and Long T. Tits)
06/01"Redwingc10(Over N.)
06/01"Goldcrest3
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06/01FP GL7 (E. of Cridmore Farm)Mallardc70(No sign of Gadwall)
06/01Large Pond by R. MedinaWigeon2
06/01(10.35)Teal3
06/01"Tufted Duck1m,2f
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Reported
(Graham S.)
Newport Shute, Mersley

Long Eared Owl

c10

@ the roost 15.30, just yards from lane
+ 1 Brambling & c100 Chaffinch @ Mersley Road
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ThursdayCloudy, Snow FlurriesV. Cold E Wind
05/01"La Falaise",VentnorGannet1E(Very quiet today)
05/01(8.20 - 9.00)Guillemot1E(and 1 Auk Sp. E.)
05/01"Oystercatcher1W(Close in)
05/01"Cormorant1E
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05/01Gore CliffPeregrine1(On Cliffs)
05/01(9.15)Little Owl1(On cliff overlooking Blackgang Pk)
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05/01AtherfieldYellowhammerc20(E of Atherfield Farm by road)
05/01(10.10)Meadow Pipit6+(Over stubble, & poss. 40+ on distant wires)
05/01"Fieldfare6(Dungewood Farm, with 20+ Starling)
05/01"Canada Geese10(Potato fields)
05/01"Red Legged Partridge12(E. of Ash Hill Farm)
05/01"Pheasant25+(Everywhere!)
05/01"Kestrel2
05/01Ash Hill PondMallard60+
05/01"Tufted Duck1f
05/01"Teal1m
05/01"Little Grebe1
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WednesdayCloudy, Spots of RainCold N-NE Wind
04/01ForelandPintail1m(In pool between rocky ledge and beach)
04/01(8.50 - 9.30)Red Breasted Merganser1m,1f(With Pintail)
04/01"Fulmar2(Distant off Sandown)
04/01"Cormorant10+
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04/01PuckpoolRazorbill1(Off Ryde Sandbank@11.30)
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04/01Brading Sewage WksGrey Wagtail1(Filter Beds with 1 Meadow Pipit)
04/01(14.30)Chiffchaff4+(Flycatching in hedge by Filter Beds)
04/01"Fieldfare40+(Flying around Marsh)
04/01"Bullfinch1(Heard)
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TuesdayCloudy, Spots of Rain
03/01St Helens Duver (Beach)EIDER Click for Picture 1f(W of Fort @8.45)
03/01(8.40)Red Breasted Merganser7
03/01"Great Crested Grebe1
03/01"Skylark1(Flying over beach!)
03/01"Great Crested Grebe1
03/01"Rock Pipit2
03/01"Purple Sandpiper8(Distant view, on LB Stn. Slipway)
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03/01Bembridge PondsPochard1m(Very Scarce this year)
03/01(9.40)Greenshank2
03/01"Redshank1
03/01"Snipe2
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03/01Brading MarshGrey Wagtail1(Sewage Works)
03/01(10.00)Chiffchaff8-10(Flycatching in hedge by Filter Beds)
03/01"Goldfinch20+
03/01"Buzzard1
03/01"Kestrel1
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03/01Ryde East SandsRinged Plover10
03/01(11.20)Dunlin34(Beach by Wimpy Kiosk)
03/01"Turnstone2(Unusual here)
03/01(7.00)Bar Tailed Godwit1(Seen earlier @ low tide)
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03/01PuckpoolRED NECKED GREBE2(1 distant W. of Fort, 1 closer with Gt.C Gb.)
03/01(11.30)Great Crested Grebe6
03/01"Sanderling10(on beach)
03/01"Red Breasted Merganser4m,2f
03/01"Great Northern Diver1
03/01"Shag1
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MondayCloudy, Short Sunny Intervals
02/01Bembridge HarbourGolden Plover Click for Picture 2(with Lapwing, -unusual here)
02/01(8.50)Kingfisher Click for Picture 1m
02/01"Sparrowhawk1m(Swooped over Harbour, causing panic)
02/01"Black Redstart1m(On roofs at Marina)
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02/01Bembridge PondsSpotted Redshank1(@Lagoon, missed it yesterday)
02/01(9.30)Greenshank2(1 @ each pond, 3rd one seen in Harbour)
02/01"Redshank1
02/01"Water Rail2(Heard)
02/01"Snipe2
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02/01HNR, SeaviewSnipe Click for Picture 5(Feeding just infront of hide)
02/01(10.30)Greenshank1
02/01"Stonechat1m(At back of ponds)
02/01OffshoreGreat Northern Diver1
02/01"Great Crested Grebe7
02/01"Red Breasted Merganser8
02/01On BeachTurnstone4(Landed on outlet pier))
02/01"Oystercatcherc25(Arrived noisily)
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02/01Newchurch PlantationGreen Woodpecker3(No sign of Woodlarks)
02/01(13.40)Great Spotted Woodpecker2
02/01"Redwing6(Over Cyclepath)
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Reported (Robin A.)
Ryde PierheadSlavonian Grebe1 & Great Northern Diver again today.
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SundayWindy, Sunny Intervals, ShowersSW to NW WindHappy New Year
01/01YarmouthBlack Tailed Godwitc30(Flew over to Marsh)
01/01(8.10)Raven2
01/01"Reed Bunting1m
01/01"Bullfinch1f
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01/01ForelandPurple Sandpiper5(2 under LB Stn, 3 on Ledge)
01/01(15.00)Shag4
01/01"Mediterranean Gull4
01/01"Grey Plover1
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01/01Laundry LaneShort Eared Owl1(Out @ 16.30)
01/01(16.20)Water Rail1(Showing well)
01/01"Stonechat1m,1f
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Reported
(Margaret)
Atherfield Farm

CORN BUNTING

1

On wires by road

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MY NEW YEAR BIRDRACE;-


YARBRIDGE 6.40
01 Snipe,

SANDOWN ESP 6.50
Mallard, Swan, Shelduck, Black Headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Blackbird,
10 Robin, Rook, Wren, Dunnock, Herring Gull, Crow, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Common Gull
20 Wood Pigeon, Shag,

BRADING 8.00
Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Canada Geese, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Grey Wagtail,
30 Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldcrest,

NEWCHURCH 8.50
Green Woodpecker, Buzzard,
40 Jay, Meadow Mipit,

ARRETON 8.50
Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Red Legged Partridge,

BLACKWATER 9.30
Redwing, Stock Dove, Little Owl,

NEWTOWN NR 10.18
Little Egret, Red Breasted Merganser,
50 Brent Geese, Rock Pipit, Golden Plover (1), Grey Plover, Dunlin, Wigeon, Oystercatcher, Greater Black Backed Gull, Knot (100+), Curlew,
60 Lapwing, Teal, Goldeneye (2f), Little Grebe, Pintail (11), Redshank, Great Crested Grebe (1), Kingfisher (1),

YARMOUTH 11.30
Shoveler, Goldfinch,
70 Black Tailed Godwit (c30), Raven (2), Heron, Bullfinch (1f), Reed Bunting (1m),

RYDE 13.00
Feral Pigeon,

PUCKPOOL 13.50
Sanderling, Mediterranean Gull,

HERSEY NR 14.15
Greenshank,

LANE END / FORELAND 15.00
Purple Sandpiper (5),
80 Red Throated Diver (2),

LAUNDRY LANE 16.20
Water Rail (1), Stonechat (2), Short Eared Owl,
84 Cetti's Warbler (H).

Dips-the one's I could have seen!
Pochard, Siskin (poss), Dartford Warbler, Bearded Tit, Merlin, Water Pipit, Black Redstart, Yellowhammer,

Reported by Robin A. today, (Additional Species)

Wilderness (Cridmore) and Rookley area
Barn Owl, Gadwall (5), Pintail (3), Pochard, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Grey Partridge,
Rookley to Blackwater via Birchmore
Merlin, Brambling (2), Siskin (35)
Blackwater Mill
Marsh Tit (calling in woods W of the Mill)
Yarmouth
Bearded Tit (4 @11.05), Red Thoated Diver, Gannet, Kittiwake flying past
Foreland to Bembridge Spit
Razorbill, Fulmar, Blackcap (2), Firecrest,
Laundry lane to Brading
Hen Harrier ("Ringtail") nr St Helens @ 14.30
Ryde Pier Hd
Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe
Ryde Sands
Bar Tailed Godwit (2), Ringed Plover
(Total of 118, WOW!)


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