YEAR LIST for 2003

A list of all the species I've seen this year.
Gives an idea of what can be seen at the various locations
and at what date they first appear.

Birds in CAPITALS are first time sightings,("Lifers"),
(IOW sightings in Brackets). Feral/Escaped birds (E), Sub-species (Ssp)

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- JANUARY LOCATION
Jan 1st. IWOG Birdrace from 07.25 to 16.30 in order of sightings. IOW only
(1/1 to 3/1)
" (01-44) Song Thrush, Sparrow, Robin, Blackbird, Moorhen, Jackdaw, Crow, Wren, Swan, Shelduck, Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Goldcrest, Heron, Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Pheasant, Tree Creeper, Rook, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Greylag Goose (1), Wood Pigeon, Snipe, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Water Pipit (2+), Meadow Pipit (3+), Stonechat (1M), Chaffinch, Brent Goose, Redwing (1), Stock Dove, Lapwing, Dunnock, Buzzard (1), Lesser Black Backed Gull (1), Chiffchaff (1+), Long Tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail (3), Pied Wagtail (2), En Route;

then

Laundry Lane & Brading
" (45-57) Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Greenfinch,
Gannet, Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake,
Red Throated Diver, Meditteranean Gull, Shag,
Red Breasted Merganser, Greater Black-backed Gull, Starling,
Foreland, Bembridge
" (58-59) Rock Pipit, Purple Sandpiper (12), Lane End, Bembridge
" (64-66) Coot, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (1), Magpie (1), Pintail (2), Gadwall (2), Curlew, St. Helens Bridge / Ponds/ Harbour
" (67-70)

E1
Oystercatcher, Great Northern Diver (1), Great Crested Grebe(10), Slavonian Grebe (1),
Barnacle Geese (c250 Feral)
Seaview Toll Road
" (71-78) Ringed Plover (1), Dunlin (10+), Sanderling(40+), Pochard (4+), Tufted Duck (6+), Common Gull (1+), Goldfinch (4) Ryde Esplanade
& Canoe Lake
" (78-80) Kestrel (1), Red-Legged Partridge (4), Jay (1), Mersley Down
" (81-82) Woodlark (6), Reed Bunting (1F) Newchurch
" (83-85) Redshank (10+), Goldeneye (M&F), Scaup (1M) Island Harbour and Medina
" (86) Mandarin (1F) Carisbrooke Pond
" (87) Great Spotted Woodpecker, Walters Copse Newtown
" (88-95) Little Egret (17 in fields), Golden Plover (300+),
Grey Plover (50+), Knot (30+), Black-tailed Godwit (50+), Turnstone (1), Bar-tailed Godwit (2+),
Spotted Redshank (1)
Newtown NR
Jan 2nd (96)
(97)
(98)
(99)
(100)
(101)
(102)
Great Tit (2)
Missle Thrush (2)
Raven (1)
Hen Harrier (1M)
Green Woodpecker (1)
Sparrowhawk (2)
Short Eared Owl (1)
Appley Park
" "
Bembridge Ponds
Laundry Lane
" "
Firestone
Brading Marsh
" "
Jan 3rd (103)
(104)
(105)
(106)
(107)
(108)
Barn Owl (3)
Siskin (20+)
Little Owl (1)
Yellowhammer (3m, 1f)
Linnet
Skylark
Shide to
Blackwater FP
" "
Sandy Lane
Werrer,
Medina, (IOW)
Jan 4th BIRDS Including the Mainland; ---
Jan 4th 109
110(E?)
111
112
Avocet (1)
Ferruginous Duck (1m-hybrid?)
Ruddy Duck (200+)
Fieldfare (3)
Farlington, (Hants)
& Budds Farm
Staines Res.
" "
Jan 5th 113
114
Smew (1F)
Bittern (1-2)
Fisher's Green,
Lee Valley
Jan 6th 115
116
117
Green Sandpiper (1)
Goosander (6M, 2F)
Bullfinch (1M)
Scotsbridge, Ricky
Stockers Lake
(Middx.)
Jan 7th
Jan 9th
Jan 10th
118
119
120
Nuthatch (3)
Coal Tit (1H)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2H)
Park Wood, Ruislip
Pinner Park
Black Park, (Bucks)
Jan 11th 121
122
123
124
Red Kite (8)
Marsh Tit (3)
Ring Necked Parakeet (5)
Peregrine (1)
Aston Rowant, A40
" "
Staines Moor, (Surrey)
" "
Jan 18th 125
126
127
128
Whooper Swan (c300)
Bean Goose (8, "Tundra")
Ruff (3)
Bewick Swan (1)
Welney WWF
" "
" "
(Norfolk)
Jan 19th 129
130
Great Grey Shrike (1)
Dartford Warbler (1++)
Thursley Common,
(Hants)
Jan 21st ------(109)
------(110)
Coal Tit (2)
Peregrine (1)
Firestone Copse
Brading Marsh
Jan 22nd 131 (111)
------(112)
132 (113)
------(114)
Eider Duck (1M, 2F)
Bullfinch (1M)
Black Redstart (1F/juv)
Bean Geese (2, "Tundra")
Newtown NR
Medina Estuary
St Helens Mill
Laundry Lane, (IOW)
Jan 23rd
Jan 24th
133 (115)
------(116)
Fulmar (1)
Fieldfare (20+)
Culver Down, Brading
Deacon's Lane. Ashey
Jan 25th
Jan 26th
Jan 27th
134 (117)
135 (118)
136 (119)
Blackcap (1M)
Black-Necked Grebe (1)
Greenshank (1)
Garden, Ryde
Puckpool Pt.
Bembridge Harbour
Jan 28th 137 (120) Common Scoter (4) off Fishboune, (IOW)

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- FEBRUARY LOCATION
Feb 2nd E4 SAKER FALCON? (1) Cheesefoot Head, (Hants)
Feb 4th 138
139
Crossbill (c40)
TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL (1)
Hedgerley,
(Bucks)
Feb 9th
Feb 10th
Feb 11th
140
141
142
Black-throated Diver (1)
Redpoll (4)
White-fronted Goose (c100)
Staines Reservoir
Stockers Lake, Ricky
Slimbridge WWT
Feb 11th
Feb 12th
Feb 12th
143
144
145
Tawny Owl (heard)
Dipper (1M)
Hawfinch (2+)
Drybrook, (Glos)
Cannop Ponds
Parkend Church
Feb 12th
Feb 13th
146
147
Woodcock (1)
Goshawk (1F)
Tidenham Chase
(Glos.)
Feb 14th 148 Red-crested Pochard (1M)-feral? Stockers Lake, Ricky
Feb 15th 149
150
151
Bearded Tit (heard)
Merlin (2F)
Marsh Harrier (1F)
Farlington Marsh
(Hants)
Feb 16th
Feb 22nd
Feb 25th
Feb 27th
----- (121)
----- (122)
152 (123)
153 (124)
White-fronted Goose (5)
Dartford Warbler (2)
Corn Bunting (1)
Greylag Geese (2) -Genuine?
Laundry Lane,
Ventnor Downs,
Whale Chine, (IOW)
Laundry Lane

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- MARCH LOCATION
March 7th 154 COMMON CRANE (3) Glympton, (Oxon.)
March 9th
March 10th
155
156
Lesser Scaup (1M)
Sand Martin (1)
Regent's Park, London.
Bury Lake, Ricky.
March 16th 157 Waxwing (11) by Canal, Aldershot, (Hants.)
March 19th
March 23rd
March 28th
158 (125)
159 (126)
E5
Wheatear (1M)
Sandwich Tern (3)
Cape Shelduck (2)
West High Down, (IOW)
St Catherine's Pt. IOW
St. Helens Bridge, (IOW)
March 30th 160
161
Little Ringed Plover (1)
Willow Warbler (1 heard)
Staines Moor, (Surrey)
Wraysbury

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- APRIL LOCATION
April 2nd
April 5th
162
163
Swallow (1)
Arctic Tern (1)
Canal, Harefield, Middx
Staines Reservoir
April 12th 164
165
House Martin (1)
Common Tern (1)
Staines Moor
Staines Reservoir, (Surrey)
April 13th 166
167
168
Whimbrel (3)
Sedge Warbler (1 heard)
Long-tailed Duck (2)
Farlington Marshes
" "
(Hants.)
April 14th ----- (127)
----- (128)
169 (129)
----- (130)
170 (131)
Swallow (4)
Whimbrel (30)
Arctic Skua (1 Pale Ph.)
Common Tern (2),
Reed Warbler (1 heard)
St. Catherine's Pt
" "
" "
(IOW)
Bembridge Ponds
April 15th ----- (132)
171 (133)
Black-throated Diver (2)
Whitethroat (1M)
St. Catherine's Pt
(IOW)
April 16th ----- (134)
----- (135)
Willow Warbler (1)
Sedge Warbler (1M heard)
St. Catherine's Pt
Laundry Lane, (IOW)
April 17th 172 (136) Osprey (1) Newtown NR, (IOW)
April 18th 173 (137)
174 (138)
175 (139)
Great Skua "Bonxie" (1E)
Little Gull (c25E)
Tree Pipit (1 over)
all at,
St. Catherine's Pt, (IOW)
April 20th 176 (140)
----- (141)
Swift (1 in off sea)
House Martin (1)
St. Catherine's Pt
Alverstone
April 21st 177 (142)
178 (143)
Pomarine Skua (1)
Manx Shearwater (2)
St. Catherine's Pt
(IOW)
April 22nd
" "
" "
April 23rd
179 (144)
180 (145)
181 (146)
182 (147)
Velvet Scoter (1E)
Yellow Wagtail (1 heard)
Cuckoo (1M heard)
Nightingale (1m)
St. Catherine's Pt,
" "
Laundry Lane, (IOW)
Cassey Bridge, Newtown
April 26th 183
184
Lesser Whitethroat (1 heard)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Farlington Marshes
Titchfield Haven, (Hants)
April 27th 185 Garden Warbler (1m) Stockers, (Herts)

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- MAY LOCATION
May 2nd 186
187
Woodchat Shrike (1m)
Egyptian Goose (1)
Langley Park
(Bucks)
May 3rd 188 Winchat (M&F) Staines Moor, (Surrey)
May 4th 189
190
191
Grasshopper Warbler (heard)
Black Tern (1)
Hobby (1)
Wendover Woods,
Wilstone Res, Tring
(Herts)
May 7th
May 8th
" "
May 9th
192
193
194
195
Wood Warbler (1M)
Redstart (1F)
Pied Flycatcher (1M+)
Turtle Dove (1M)- also Tree Pipit (1)
Crabtree Hill, Cinderford,
Nagshead RSPB
" " (Parkend)
Crabtree Hill, (Glos)
May 17th 196
197 (148)
----- (149)
Little Tern (30+)
STONE CURLEW (1)
Lesser Whitethroat (heard)
Hayling Oyster Beds, (Hants)
Little Atherfield Fm, (IOW)
Culver Down, (IOW)
May 19th 198 (150)
----- (151)
----- (152)
Spotted Flycatcher (1+)
Sand Martin (1)
Garden Warbler (2)
Appley Park, (Ryde)
Yarmouth, (IOW)
Shide/Blackwater FP, (IOW)
May 20th
May 21st
----- (153)
199 (154)
Hobby (1M)
Grey Partridge (1F)
Shide/Blackwater FP, (IOW)
near Whale Chine, (IOW)
May 24th 200 (155)
----- (156)
Nightjar (2 heard)
Woodcock (2+)
Parkhurst Forest, (IOW)
May 26th ----- (157)
201 (158)
202 (159)
Little Tern (6+)
Roseate Tern (3)
Long-Eared Owl
Fort Victoria, Yarmouth
" "
Mottistone "Longstone", (IOW)
May 31st. 203 Wood Sandpiper (1) Stockers Farm, Rickmansworth

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- JUNE/JULY LOCATION
June 24th
June 26th
-----(160)
-----(161)
Winchat 1F
Turtle Dove 1
Brading Marsh,
Brighstone Down, IOW
July 8th -----(162) Common Sandpiper (1) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
July 19th 204 Spoonbill (1juv) Tichfield Haven, Hants

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES IN- AUGUST/SEPTEMBER LOCATION
August 7th 205 LEAST SANDPIPER (1) "Startops" Res, Tring.
August 9th
August 10th
" "
-----(163)
-----(164)
-----(165)
Pied Flycatcher (1juv)
Crossbill (2 over)
Marsh Harrier (1juv)
Appley Park, Ryde,
Mottistone Common,
" "
August 13th -----(166) Redstart (1F) St C.Pt. IOW.
August 21st 206 Temminck's Stint (1) Farlington Marsh, Hants
August 23rd 207 Garganey (1F) Staines Moor, Surrey
August 31st Ssp 1 Blue Headed Wagtail (1M) WWT, Welney
September 1st E6 CHILOE WIGEON (1M) Springwell Lake, Ricky.
September 2nd 208 White Headed Duck (1M) Broadwater Lake, Harefield
September 9th 209 Curlew Sandpiper (2) Farlington Marsh, Hants
September 20th 210 Little Stint (1) Keyhaven Marsh, Hants
September 27th Ssp.2 Dunlin (1 Alpina) Wilstone Res, Tring

DATE TOTAL NEW SPECIES FOR-
OCTOBER to DECEMBER
LOCATION
October 15th 211 (167) Ring Ouzel (1F) St C.Pt. IOW.
October 17th 212 (168) Firecrest (1M) Carisbrooke Pond. IOW.
October 20th 213 (169) Pinkfoot Goose (1?) Foreland. IOW.
October 27th 214 GREY PHALAROPE (1juv) Wilstone Res. Tring
November 1st
" "
" "
215
216
217
Tree Sparrow (10+)
RED-BREASTED GOOSE (1)
BARNACLE GOOSE (over 50, some genuine)
Martin Mere WWT,
Lancashire
November 19th 218 (170) YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (1) Sandown Station, IOW.
November 20th 219 (171) BLUETHROAT (1M) Werrar, Medina Esty, IOW.
December 17th 220 (172) ICELAND GULL (1 imm) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW.
December 22nd 221 (173) Jack Snipe (1) Werrar, Medina, IOW.

That's the total for 2003 so far.

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