YEAR LIST for 2006

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 Seen in- JANUARY LOCATION
Jan 1st. "Birdrace" from 6.40 to 17.30 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01) Snipe (H) Yarbridge @6.40
" (02-21) Mallard, Swan, Shelduck, Black Headed Gull, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Blackbird,
Robin, Rook, Wren, Dunnock, Herring Gull, Crow, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Common Gull, Wood Pigeon, Shag,
Sandown Esplanade @6.50
" (22-37) Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Canada Geese, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker,
Magpie, Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch,
House Sparrow, Kestrel, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldcrest,
Brading @8.00
" (38-41) Green Woodpecker, Buzzard,
Jay, Meadow Mipit,
Newchurch @8.50
" (42-44) Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare,
Red Legged Partridge,
Arreton @8.50
" (45-47) Redwing, Stock Dove, Little Owl,
Blackwater @9.30
" (48-67) Little Egret, Red Breasted Merganser,
Brent Geese, Rock Pipit, Golden Plover,
Grey Plover, Dunlin, Wigeon, Oystercatcher, Greater Black Backed Gull, Knot, Curlew,
Lapwing, Teal, Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Pintail, Redshank, Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher,
Newtown NR @10.18
" (68-74)

E1
Shoveler, Goldfinch, Black Tailed Godwit,
Raven, Heron, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting,
Muscovy Duck
Yarmouth @10.20
" (75) Feral Pigeon, Ryde @13.00
" (76-77) Sanderling, Mediterranean Gull, Puckpool @13.50
" (78) Greenshank, Hersey NR @14.10
" (79-80) Purple Sandpiper, Red Throated Diver, Lane End/Foreland @15.00
" (81-84) Water Rail, Stonechat,
Short Eared Owl, Cetti's Warbler.
Laundry Lane @16.20
Jan 2nd (85)
(86)
(87)
(88)
(89)
E2
E3
(90)
(91)
Song Thrush (H)
Coal Tit (1)
Sparrowhawk (1m)
Black Redstart (1m)
Spotted Redshank (1)
Barnacle Geese (c250)
Snow Goose (2 Dark Phase)
Great Northern Diver (1)
Turnstone (4)
Firestone Copse
"
Bembridge Harbour
" "
Bembridge Ponds
Hersey NR
" "
Seaview
" "
Jan 3rd (92)
(93)
(94)
(95)
(96)
(97)
Bar Tailed Godwit (1)
Eider (1f)
Skylark (1m)
Pochard (1m)
Ringed Plover (10)
Red Necked Grebe (2)
Ryde E. Sands
off St Helens Duver
"
" "
Bembridge Ponds
off Puckpool
Jan 4th (98)
(99)
Fulmar (2)
Razorbill (1)
Foreland
Puckpool
Jan 5th (100)
(101)
(102)
(103)
Gannet (1)
Guillemot(1-2)
Peregrine (1)
Yellowhammer (c20)
Ventnor Esp.
"
Gore Cliff
Atherfield Farm
Jan 6th (104)
(105)
Siskin (c70)
Redpoll (2)
Blackwater
"
Jan 7th (106)
(107)
(108)
HAWFINCH (1F)
Water Pipit (1)
Woodcock (1)
Appley Park, Ryde
Brading S. Wks
Firestone Copse
Jan 8th (109)
(110)
Treecreeper (2)
Long Eared Owl (2)
Appley Park
Mersley Down
Jan 09th
Jan 10th
(111)
(112)
Whimbrel (1)
Marsh Harrier (1juv)
Medina Esty.
Laundry Lane
Jan 11th (113)
(114)
Sandwich Tern (1)
Slavonian Grebe (2)
Ryde Sands
off Puckpool
Jan 13th E4
(115)
Bar Headed Goose (1)
Linnet (c25)
Hasely Manor
Dungewood Farm
Jan 16th (115) Barn Owl (1) Havenstreet
VISIT TO MAINLAND
Jan 17th 116
117
118
119
120
122
123
Avocet (10)
Merlin (1f)
CATTLE EGRET (1juv)
Nuthatch (2)
Marsh Tit (1)
Goosander (1f)
Gadwall (1pair)
Farlington, Hants
"
Warblington, Hants
Cannop, Glos.
"
Woorgreens
"
Jan 18th 124
E5
125
126
127
128
129
130
Lesser Black Backed Gull (1)
Greylag Goose (20+)
Ruff (10)
Bewick Swan (c200)
Ruddy Duck (3)
Whitefronted Goose (1)
Pinkfooted Goose (1)
Mandarin (1)
Slimbridge WWT
"
"
"
"
"
"
Cannop, Glos.
Jan 19th 131 Dipper (2) Cannop, Glos.
Jan 20th S.sp 1
132
133
COMMON REDPOLL (1+)
Goshawk (1)
Red Kite (15)
Littledean, Glos.
New Fancy V.Pt, Glos.
M40, Stokenchurch
Jan 21st 134
135
136
137
Ring Necked Parakeet (50)
Smew (1f)
Red Crested Pochard (1)
Black Necked Grebe (3)
Staines Moor
Wraysbury
"
Staines Reservoir
Jan 22nd 138
E6
139
Egyptian Goose (5)
Black Swan (6)
Bittern (1)
Stockers Lake, Herts
Fisher's Green
"
Jan 23rd. 140 White Headed Duck (1m) Broadwater Lake, Harefield
Jan 24th 141 (117)
------ (E6)
Blackcap (1F)
Greylag Goose (1)
Ryde Garden, IOW
Laundry Lane, IOW
Jan 28th ------ (118)
------ (119)
Lesser Black Backed Gull (1)
Mandarin (1M)
Ventnor Esp,
Ventnor Park IOW
Jan 30th. 142 (120) Brambling (2) Mersley Down, IOW
Jan 31st. 143 (121) Common Scoter (2) S.C.Pt, IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- FEB-MARCH LOCATION
Feb 3rd ------ (122) Black Necked Grebe (1) Binstead Beach, IOW
Feb 5th. 144 (123) Kittiwake (2) "La Falaise", Ventnor, IOW
Feb 9th. E7 WHITE IBIS (1) Orchard Bay, Ventnor, IOW
Feb 25th ------ (124) Gadwall (2) Sandown Canoe Lake, IOW
Mar 5th. 145 Crossbill (1) New Fancy VPt, Glos.
Mar 8th. 146 Tawny Owl (H) Clearwell, Glos.
Mar 20th. 147 (125) Little Ringed Plover (1) Rofford Marsh, Yarmouth, IOW
Mar 21st ------ (126) Merlin (1m) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
Mar 23rd 148 (127) Firecrest (1-2) Landguard, Shanklin, IOW
Mar 24th 149 (128) Wheatear (3-4) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
Mar 27th 150 (129) Willow Warbler (c4) Newtown NR, IOW
Mar 28th 151 (130) Sand Martin (2) Yarmouth, IOW
Mar 29th 152 (131) Dartford Warbler (3+) Ventnor Downs, IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- APRIL LOCATION
April 2nd 153 (132) Common Redstart (2m) Laundry Lane, IOW
April 3rd 154 (133) Swallow (1) Watergate Rd, Newport.
April 4th 155 (134) Hoopoe (1) Sandown GC, IOW
April 8th 156 (135) Whitethroat (1) Headon Warren, IOW
April 13th 157 (136) House Martin (1) Brading S.Wks, IOW
April 15th 158 (137)
159 (138)
160 (139)
161 (140)
------ (141)
162 (142)
163 (143)
Arctic Skua (1)
Common Tern (3)
Black Throated Diver (1)
Swift
RED KITE (1)
Sedge Warbler (1)
Reed Warbler (H)
St. Catherine's Pt.
"
"
"
Chessell
Yarmouth
"
April 16th 164 (144) Great Skua "Bonxie" (1) St. Catherine's Pt. IOW
April 18th 165 (145) Common Sandpiper (1) Hersey NR, IOW
April 19th 166 (146) Cuckoo (1m) Alverstone, IOW
April 21st 167 (147) Velvet Scoter (1) St. Catherine's Pt. IOW
April 22nd 168 (148)
169 (149)
170 (150)
171 (151)
172 (152)
Ring Ouzel (2F)
Lesser Whitethroat (1)
Whinchat (1)
Grasshopper Warbler (H)
Nightingale (H)
West High Down
Headon Warren
"
Alum Bay
Cassey Bridge, Newtown
April 27th 173 (153) Garden Warbler (1-2) Shide FP, IOW
April 29th 174 (154) Little Tern (2) Newtown NR, IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- MAY LOCATION
May 2nd 175 (155) Pomarine Skua (6) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
May 3rd 176 (156) Spotted Flycatcher (1) Appley Park, Ryde, IOW
May 8th 177 (157)
178 (158)
Green Sandpiper (1)
Hen Harrier (1f)
Rofford Marsh,
Yarmouth, IOW
May 10th 179 (159) Turtle Dove (2) Brighstone Down, IOW
May 11th 180 (160) Manx Shearwater (31) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
May 13th 181 (161) Hobby (1) Needles, IOW
May 22nd 182
183
Pied Flycatcher (1m)
Wood Warbler (1m)
Nagshead NR,
Glos.
May 23rd 184 Tree Pipit (1m) Crabtree Hill, Glos.
May 26th 185 (162) Nightjar (1m) Firestone Copse, IOW
May 27th 186 (163) STORM PETREL (1-2) from Shanklin Chine, IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- SUMMER LOCATION
June 3rd ----- (164) NUTHATCH (2ad, 2juv) Binstead, IOW
June 18th 187
188
Honey Buzzard (1)
Woodlark (2)
Beaulieu Rd
Acre Down, Hants.
July 12th ----- (165) Ruddy Duck (1m) St. Helens Bridge, IOW
August 4th 189 (166) Yellow Legged Gull (2) Chale Bay, IOW
August 16th 190 (167) Red Backed Shrike (1m) Dungewood Lane, IOW
August 28th 191 (168) Wryneck (1) Shanklin Down, IOW
August 29th 192 (169) Yellow Wagtail (8+) Culver Down, IOW

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- AUTUMN LOCATION
September 1st 193 (170)
194 (171)
Osprey (1)
Roseate Tern (1)
Newtown NR,
Ryde Esplanade, IOW
September 3rd 195 (172) BALEARIC SHEARWATER (1) Ventnor Esplanade, IOW
September 9th ----- (173) Tree Pipit (4) West High Down, IOW
September 13th 196 (174) Little Stint (1) Yarmouth Ponds, IOW
September 18th 197 (175) Black Tern (1) Fishbourne Beach, IOW
September 24th 198 Bearded Tit (12) Farlington Marsh, Hants
September 25th 199 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1m) New Fancy V.Pt. Glos.
September 28th 200 BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (2juv) Slimbridge, Glos.
October 4th ----- (176) Woodlark (5) Newtown NR, IOW
October 14th 201 (177) Jack Snipe (1) Headon Warren, IOW.
October 28th 202 (178) Grey Partridge (6) near Whale Chine, IOW.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- WINTER LOCATION
November 4th 203
204
S.Sp.1
Bean Goose (1)
Barnacle Geese (4+ with Ferals)
"Pale Bellied" Brent Goose (1)
Slimbridge,
Glos.
November 7th 205 (179) SNOW BUNTING (1F) Ventnor Downs, IOW.
November 12th ------ E6 Black Swan (1) Newport Quay, IOW
December 8th 206 (180) Little Gull (1) Fort Victoria, IOW.
December 9th ------ E8 SCARLET HEADED BLACKBIRD (1) Dodnor Cottage, IOW
December 11th 207 (181) LEACH'S STORM PETREL (1) Fort Victoria, IOW.

That's the total for 2006 so far.

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