YEAR LIST for 2005

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" or 1st on IOW),
(IOW total in Brackets). Feral/Escaped birds (E), Sub-species (Ssp)

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- JANUARY LOCATION
Jan 1st. "Birdrace" from 07.00 to 15.30 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01-04) Robin, Song Thrush, Jackdaw, Wood Pigeon, Shide @7.12
" (05-24) Crow, Rook, Mallard, Moorhen, Teal,
Pheasant, Redshank, Wigeon, Blackbird, (Water Rail), (Green Woodpecker), Blue Tit, Dunnock, Wren, Magpie, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Mute Swan, Redwing,
Freshwater Causeway @7.40
" (25-54) Starling, Pied Wagtail, Feral Pigeon, Little Egret,
Black Tailed Godwit, Curlew, Lapwing, Little Grebe, Grey Plover, Kingfisher, Oystercatcher, Heron, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Coot,
Kestrel, (Cetti's Warbler), Shoveler, Collared Dove, Dunlin, Brent Geese, Shelduck, Greenfinch, Cormorant, Goldeneye,
Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Fieldfare (c10), Stock Dove, House Sparrow,
Yarmouth @8.07
" (55) Pintail Cassey Bridge @9.40
" (56-64) Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Red Breasted Merganser, Turnstone, Knot, Ringed Plover, Great Crested Grebe, Bar Tailed Godwit, Goldcrest, Newtown NR @9.45
" (65-68) Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay,
Long Tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush,
Town Copse to Blackwater @10.35
" (69-70) Sanderling, Common Gull, Ryde Esplanade @13.10
" (71-74)
Shag (1), Mediterranean Gull (1), Razorbill (1),
Greater Black Backed Gull (1),
Puckpool @13.25
" (75)
E1
Pochard (1m)
Barnacle Goose (270)
Hersey NR @13.45
" "
" (76-77) Greenshank (2), Spotted Redshank (1), Bembridge Ponds @14.30
" (78-79) Rock Pipit (1), Purple Sandpiper (5), Lane End @14.10
" (80) Hen Harrier (1juv). Laundry Lane @15.24
Jan 2nd (81)
(82)
(83)
(84)
(85)
E2
E3
(86)
(87)
Coal Tit (1)
Red Legged Partridge (1)
Stonechat (2)
Skylark (4)
Slavonian Grebe (1)
Bar Headed Goose (1)
Greylag Goose (1)
Short Eared Owl (2)
Snipe (2 heard)
Staplers Newport
Appleford Cross
Whale Chine
" "
Puckpool
Laundry Lane
" "
" "
" "
Jan 3rd (88)
(89)
(90)
(91)
(92)
(93)
Sparrowhawk (2)
Chiffchaff (5)
Gannet (1)
Red Throated Diver (1)
Black Redstart (1m)
Grey Wagtail (1)
Quay Lane, Brading
" "
Sandown Esp.
" "
Bembridge Marina
Brading Sewage Wks.
Jan 4th (94)
E4
(95)
Fulmar (1)
Wood Duck (1m)
Goosander (1m,2f)
Shanklin Esp.
Hersey NR.
" "
Jan 5th (96)
(97)
Bullfinch (1f)
Common Sandpiper (2)
Medina Estuary
" "
Jan 6th (98)
(99)
(100)
Water Pipit (1)
Yellowhammer (1m)
Little Owl (1)
Brading Sewage Wks.
Appleford Cross
Gore Cliff, Blackgang
Jan 8th (101)
(102)
Kittiwake (6)
Great Norther Diver (1)
Puckpool, IOW
" "
Jan 9th (103)
(104)
Treecreeper (1)
Pink Footed Goose (1) -possible (E)
Appley Park, Ryde
Laundry Lane, St. Helens
Jan 11th (105)
(106)
Gadwall (1m)
Common Scoter (1)
Puckpool (off shore)
" "
Jan 12th (107)
(108)
Firecrest (1)
Black Necked Grebe (1)
Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin
Puckpool, IOW
Jan 14th (109)
(110)
Reed Bunting (1)
Corn Bunting (1-2)
Dungewood Lane, Atherfield
" "
Jan 15th (111) Linnet (c50) Mottistone NT
Jan 16th (112) Barn Owl (1) Shide to Blackwater FP, Newport
Jan 21st (113)
(114)
Grey Partridge (9)
Peregrine (1)
W. of Whale Chine
(by Military Rd)
Jan 22nd (115)
(116)
Merlin (1f)
Lesser Black Backed Gull (1)
Near Sainsburys
Newport
Jan 23rd (117)
(118)
(119)
Raven (2)
Blackcap (1m)
Greylag Geese (2)
Yarmouth Old Station
" "
Laundry Lane
Jan 24th (120) Eider (1m) Puckpool
MAINLAND
TRIP
Jan 30th
121
122
123
124
Avocet (8)
Waxwing (c170)
Mandarin (7)
Nuthatch (2)
Farlington, Hants
Gloucester
Cannop, Glos.
" "
Forest of Dean
Jan 30th
125
126
127
128
129
Brambling (4+)
Siskin (c40)
Redpoll (1)
Marsh Tit (2)
Crossbill (2)
Speech House
Parkend Church
" "
Wenchford
New Fancy V. Pt

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- FEBRUARY LOCATION
Feb 1st 130
131
132
Hawfinch (1)
Dipper (1)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1)
Cannop Ponds
Wenchford
Beechenhurst
Feb 3rd 133 Goshawk (1) New Fancy V. Pt
Feb 4th 134
135
136
137
138
139
140
Ruff (12)
White Fronted Goose (c600)
Bewick Swan (c80)
Golden Plover (c1000)
Red Kite (2-4)
Ruddy Duck (c6)
Smew (5m, 3f)
Slimbridge, Glos
" "
" "
" "
A40 Oxford
Stocker's Lake, Herts
" "
Feb 5th 141 Ring Necked Parakeet (c8) Staines Moor
Feb 6th 142
143
144
Green Sandpiper (1)
Tree Sparrow (2+)
Bittern (2)
Tyttenhanger Ponds
Tyttenhanger Farm
Marsworth, Tring
Feb 19th 145 (121) Dartford Warbler (1) West High Down, Totland
Feb 24th 146 (122) Guillemot (10) Forelands, Bembridge
Feb 27th 147 (123) Woodlark (7) Mottistone NT.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- MARCH LOCATION
Mar 1st Ssp 1 BLACK BRANT (1) Bembridge Harbour. IOW
Mar 8th 148 (124) Whimbrel (1) Werrer, Medina Estuary, IOW
Mar 14th 149 (125) Wheatear (1m) Culver Down, IOW
Mar 15th 150 (126) Scaup (1f) Corve Farm, Chale, IOW
Mar 18th ------ (127) Golden Plover (3) Newtown NR, IOW
Mar 19th 151 (128) Sandwich Tern (2) Ryde Esplanade, IOW
Mar 20th 152 (129) Sand Martin (4) Laundry Lane, IOW
Mar 23rd Ssp 2 White Wagtail (1) Yaverland, Sandown, IOW
Mar 24th 153 (130) Willow Warbler (1) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
Mar 26th 154 (131)
155 (132)
Swallow (3)
Marsh Harrier (1m)
Alum Bay,
IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- APRIL LOCATION
April 2nd 156 (133) Ring Ouzel (1m) West High Down, IOW
April 3rd 157 (134)
E5
Arctic Skua (8)
SAKER FALCON (1 Hybrid?)
St. Catherine's Point, IOW
Laundry Lane
April 4th 158 (135) Yellow Wagtail (1m) Yaverland, Sandown, IOW
April 5th 159 (136)
E6
Black Throated Diver (1)
HARRIS HAWK (1 esc.)
St. Catherine's Point, IOW
Carpenters Road, St. Helens
April 10th 160 Woodcock (1) Kensley Lodge, Glos.
April 15th 161
162
WILLOW TIT (3)
Pied Flycatcher (1m)
Parkend Church, Glos.
Nagshead RSPB
April 16th 163 (137)
164 (138)
165 (139)
166 (140)
167 (141)
Sedge Warbler (1)
Redstart (1m)
Cuckoo (1m heard)
Whitethroat (1)
House Martin (4)
Sandown Canoe Lake
Brading Marsh
Medina Estuary
" "
" "
April 17th 168 (142) Reed Warbler (1) Yarmouth Marsh, IOW
April 21st 169 (143)
170 (144)
Common Tern (9)
Tree Pipit (2)
St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
" "
April 22nd 171 (145)
172 (146)
173 (147)
Great Skua "Bonxie" (2)
Little Gull (8)
Manx Shearwater (1)
St. Catherine's Pt.
" "
" "
April 24th 174 (148)
175 (149)
Nightingale (2 heard)
Swift (2)
Newchurch, IOW
" "
April 26th ----- (150) Ruddy Duck (1m) Sandown Canoe Lake, IOW
April 28th 176 (151) Lesser Whitethroat (1m) Bembridge Down, IOW
April 30th 177 (152)
178 (153)
----- (154)
179 (155)
Whinchat (1-2)
Turtle Dove (1)
Pied Flycatcher (1m)
Garden Warbler (1)
West High Down, IOW
Needles
Road to Alum Bay
Alum Bay Chine

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- MAY LOCATION
May 1st 180 (156)
181 (157)
Hobby (1)
Little Tern (1)
Yarmouth Ponds, IOW
" "
May 3rd 182 (158) Pomarine Skua (1) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
May 7th 183 (159) Long Eared Owl (1) Firestone Copse, IOW
May 10th 184 (160) Spotted Flycatcher (1) Culver Down, IOW
May 11th 185 (161)
----- (162)
Nightjar (1)
Woodcock (1)
Firestone Copse, IOW
" "
May 27th 186 (163) Woodchat Shrike (1) Bembridge Airport, IOW
May 29th 187
188
189
Bearded Tit (1)
Egyptian Goose (1)
Red Crested Pochard (1m)
Farlington
Titchfield Haven, Hants.
" "
May 30th 190 Wood Warbler (1M heard) Woorgreens, Glos.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- SUMMER LOCATION
June 1st 191 Tawny Owl (juv. heard) Dilke Crematorium, Glos.
June 17th 192 SARDINIAN WARBLER (1m) Farlington Marsh, Hants.
June 18th 193 Little Ringed Plover (1) Staines Moor, Surrey.
July 13th ----- (164) Mandarin (1f) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
July 18th ------------- prob. BALEARIC SHEARWATER Off Yarmouth, IOW
August 1st ----- (165) Green Sandpiper (1) Hersey NR, IOW
August 16th 194 (166) Osprey (1juv) Newtown NR, IOW
August 29th 195 (167)
196 (168)
Wryneck (1)
Honey Buzzard (4)
Luccombe Down, IOW
" "

DATE TOTAL SPECIES- AUTUMN LOCATION
September 1st 197 (169) Grasshopper Warbler (1) Luccombe Down, IOW
September 8th 198 (170) Yellow Legged Gull (1) Atherfield Bay, IOW
September 11th 199 (171) Garganey (1f) Yarmouth Ponds, IOW
September 12th ----- (172) Siskin (c25) Yaverland Cliffs, IOW
September 30th 200 (173) Red Necked Grebe (1) Sandown Bay, IOW
October 15th ----- (174)
----- (175)
Redpoll (1 heard)
Brambling (1 heard)
Culver Down, IOW
October 25th
October 26th
-----------
----- (176)
prob. LONG TAILED SKUA (1juv)
Crossbill (8+ over)
Foreland
Culver Down, IOW
November 3rd 201 (177) SOOTY SHEARWATER (5) Ventnor Esp, IOW
November 13th 202 Whooper Swan (200+) Welney, WWT
November 21st ----- (178) Bittern (1) St. Helens Bridge, IOW

That's the total for 2005 so far.

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