YEAR LIST for 2008

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 7.00 to 17.10 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01-33) Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, (Grey Wagtail), Dunnock, Magpie, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Mallard, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Rook, (Wren), Buzzard, Herring Gull, (Goldcrest), Green Woodpecker, Morrhen, Siskin, Blue Tit, Little Owl, Starling,
House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Redwing, Greenfinch, Stock Dove, Great Tit,
Pied Wagtail, Collared Dove, Fieldfare,
Shide to Blackwater 7.00
" (34-35) Pochard, Mute Swan, Carisbrooke Pond 8.55
" E1



(36-57)

Muscovy Duck
Little Grebe, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Brent Geese, Grey Plover,
Black-tailed Godwit, Shelduck, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Curlew, Oystercatcher,
Canada Geese,
Yarmouth 9.15
" (58-60) Cormorant, Greater Black-backed Gull,
Red-breasted Merganser,
Fort Victoria 10.13
" (61-62) Feral Pigeon, BLACK-THROATED DIVER Yarmouth Bridge
" (63-72) Pintail (20+), Great-spotted Woodpecker,
Meadow Pipit, Dunlin (100's), Turnstone (4),
Knot (c100), Rock Pipit (1), Ringed Plover (c10),
Bar-tailed Godwit (1), Yellowhammer (8)
Newtown NR 10.45
" (73-77)


E2
Lapwing (c30), GOLDEN PLOVER (25),
Mediterranean Gull (1), WHIMBREL (1),
Common Gull (1),
Barnacle Goose (1)
Folly Lake (Medina) 11.50
" (78-80)
Great-crested Grebe (8), Sanderling (c80),
Black-necked Grebe (1),
Ryde W. Sands 13.35
" (81) Mistle Thrush (2), Appley Park
" (82-83) VELVET SCOTER (2), Red-throated Diver (1), Seaview Toll-Road 14.15
" (84)
E3
Tufted Duck (4M),
Bar-headed Geese (2)
Hersey NR 14.35
" (85-86) Great Northern Diver (1), Razorbill (2), Seaview Toll-Road (again)
" (87-88) Heron, MARSH HARRIER St Helens Bridge 15.15
" (89) Purple Sandpiper Lane End (Lifeboat Stn.) 15.50
" (90-93) Long-tailed Tit, (Cetti's Warbler), (Water Rail),
Short-eared Owl
Laundry Lane 16.10
Jan 2nd (94)
(95)
(96)
Bullfinch (H)
Jay (1)
Chiffchaff (1)
Firestone Copse
"
Brading, IOW
Jan 4th (97) Red-legged Partridge (13) Bleak Down, IOW
Jan 5th (98)
(99)
(100)
(101)
Stonechat (1M)
Raven(2)
Fulmar (1)
Peregrine (2)
Sudmore
Whale Chine
Gore Cliff
"
Jan 6th (102)
(103)
(104)
(105)
Brambling (1M,1F)
Greylag Geese (2)
Guillemot (1)
Coal Tit (2)
Bembridge Down
Brading Marsh RSPB
Foreland
Garden, Ryde
Jan 7th (106) Gannet (5) Ventnor, IOW
Jan 8th (107)
(108)
Shag (2)
Black Redstart (1f/imm.)
Seaview
Springvale
Jan 9th (109)
(110)
(111)
Sparrowhawk (1)
Skylark (3)
Slavonian Grebe (1)
Centurions Copse
"
Seaview
Jan 10th (112) Blackcap (1F) Ryde Garden, IOW
Jan 12th (113) Nuthatch (2) Binstead Garden, IOW
Jan 14th (114) Treecreeper (1) Alverstone FP, IOW
Jan 18th (115) Kittiwake (2) Ventnor Esp. IOW
Jan 21st (116) Firecrest (3) West High Down, IOW
Jan 22nd (117) Dartford Warbler (1M) Brighstone Down, IOW
Jan 24th (118) Barn Owl (1) St. Helens, IOW

DATE TOTAL FEBRUARY LOCATION
Feb 1st. (119) Common Scoter (2) Seaview, IOW
Feb 3rd. (120) Jack Snipe (2) Sandown Levels, IOW
Feb. 8th to Feb. 12th 1st. trip to Mainland Forest of Dean etc.
Feb. 8th 122 (122)
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
Eider (2 Yarmth, and 3 Lymington)
Gadwall (c20)
Woodlark (3)
Crossbill (1m)
Egyptian Goose (1 White)
Ruff (12)
Bewick Swan (44)
White-fronted Geese (c10)
Cattle Egret (1)
Yarmouth/Lymington
Keyhaven, Hants.
Beaulieu Road, Hants
"
Slimbridge, Glos.
"
"
"
Freherne, Glos.
Feb. 9th 131
132
133
134
Mandarin (4)
Great Grey Shrike (1)
Redpoll (1)
Goshawk (3)
Cannop Ponds, Glos.
Farmer's Green, Cannop
Parkend Ridge, Glos.
New Fancy VPt. Glos.
Feb. 10th 135
136
137
Goosander (2m)
Hawfinch (3)
Marsh Tit (1)
Woorgreens, Glos.
Speech House, Glos.
Redbrook, Glos.
Feb. 11th 138 Dipper (1-2) Wenchford, Glos.
Feb. 12th 139
140
141
142
143
144
Little Stint (1)
Temminck's Stint (1)
Bean Goose (1)
Red Kite (1)
Avocet (3)
Bearded Tit (6+)
Slimbridge, Glos.
"
"
M4, before A34
Farlington, Hants
"
Feb. 13th 145 (123) Water Pipit (2) Brading S.Wks
Feb. 15th 146
147
148
Ring-necked Parakeet (6)
Red-crested Pochard (1m,1f)
Ruddy Duck (4)
Wraysbury
Stockers Lake
Herts
Feb. 17th E4 Black Swan (1) Lea Valley

DATE TOTAL MARCH LOCATION
March 4th ----- (124) Red Kite (1) Brading, IOW
March 7th 149 (125) Green Sandpiper (1) St. Lawrence, IOW
March 15th 150 (126) Wheatear (3m) Bembridge Down, IOW
March 17th 151 (127) Sand Martin (8-12) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
March 19th S.Sp. 1 White Wagtail (1) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
March 23rd 152 (128) Swallow (1) Brading S. Wks, IOW
March 24th ----- (129) Redpoll (1m) Alverstone, IOW
March 26th 153 (130) Great Skua "Bonxie" (1) St. Catherine's Pt, IOW
March 27th 154 (131) Willow Warbler (1m) Brading S. Wks, IOW
March 30th 155
156
Garganey (1m)
Green-winged Teal (1m)
Frampton-on-Severn
"

DATE TOTAL APRIL LOCATION
April 1st. 157 Woodcock (2) Boy's Grave, FOD, Glos.
April 5th 158 (132) Sandwich Tern (1) Yarmouth, IOW
April 7th 159 (133)
------ (134)
Little-ringed Plover (1)
Ruff (2)
Rofford Marsh
Yarmouth, IOW
April 8th 160 (135) Arctic Skua (1 Dark Phase) St. Catherine's Point, IOW
April 15th 161 (136)
162 (137)
Whitethroat (1m)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Medina Valley
Brading Marsh, IOW
April 16th 163 (138) Redstart (3m) Culver Down, IOW
April 17th 164 (139)
165 (140)
----- (141)
Little Gull (11)
Common Tern (c5)
Avocet (4)
St. Catherine's Point
" "
Newtown NR.
April 18th 166 (142) Nightingale (heard) Town Copse, IOW
April 19th ----- (143) Garganey (1m,1f) Newtown NR, IOW
April 20th 167 (144)
168 (145)
Sedge Warbler (c4)
Reed Warbler (H)
Yarmouth
IOW
April 22nd 169 (146)
170 (147)
Yellow Wagtail (1m)
Cuckoo (1f)
St. Catherine's Pt.
Brading Marsh, IOW
April 26th 171 (148)
----- (149)
Grasshopper Warbler (heard)
Woodcock (4+)
West High Down,
Parkhurst Forest
April 27th 172 (150)
173 (151)
174 (152)
Pomarine Skua (3)
Swift (4)
House Martin (2)
St. Catherine's Point
Fort Victoria
" "
April 29th 175 (153) Lesser Whitethroat (M) Culver Down, IOW

DATE TOTAL MAY/JUNE LOCATION
May 1st. 176 (154) Grey Partridge (2) Southford, Whitwell.
May 2nd. 177 (155)
178 (156)
Garden Warbler (1m)
Little Tern (2-3)
Alverstone,
Newtown NR
May 6th. 179 (157) Hobby (4) Bembridge Airport, IOW
May 11th. 180 (158)
181 (159)
Long-eared Owl (1)
Nightjar (1m)
Parkhurst Forest,
IOW
May 14th. 182 (160) Turtle Dove (1+) Brighstone Down, IOW
May 20th. 183 ------- Tree Pipit (1) Linear Park, Cinderford, Glos.
May 21st. 184 -------
185 -------
Wood Warbler (3)
Pied Flycatcher (1m)
Crabtree Hill,
Nashead NR, Glos.
May 28th. 186 ------- RING-BILLED GULL (1, 2nd.s) Slimbridge, Glos.
June 1st. 187 (161) Red-backed Shrike (1f) Brading Marsh, RSPB
June 6th. ----- (162) Ruddy Duck (1m) RSPB Brading, IOW
June 8th. 188 (163) Quail (H) St. Catherine's Down

DATE TOTAL JULY-SEPTEMBER LOCATION
July 4th. 189 (164) Whinchat (1m) Culver Down, IOW
July 5th. 190 Spotted Flycatcher (1ad,2juv) Beaulieu Road, Hants
July 18th. 191 (165) Spoonbill (1juv) Brading Marsh, RSPB
July 19th. 192 (166) Osprey (1m) Newtown NR, IOW.
August 13th. ----- (167) Spotted Flycatcher (1) Brading, IOW
August 24th. 193 Wood Sandpiper (1) Frampton Flashes, Glos.
August 29th. ----- (168)
----- (169)
----- (170)
Crossbill (10)
Tree Pipit (2)
Gadwall (3)
Ventnor Downs,
" "
RSPB Brading, IOW
September 4th. 194 (171) Sooty Shearwater (1W) Ventnor Esplanade, IOW.
September 15th. 195 (172) Merlin (1) Ventnor Downs, IOW.
September 16th 196 Curlew Sandpiper (1) Keyhaven Marsh, Hants.
September 20th 197 Honey Buzzard (1) Stocker's Lake, Herts.
September 21st. ----- (173) Honey Buzzard (1) Luccombe Down, IOW.
September 22nd. 198 (174) Ring Ouzel (1f) Culver Down, IOW.

DATE TOTAL OCTOBER - DECEMBER LOCATION
October 4th. 199 (175) Whooper Swan (3) Newtown NR, IOW.
November 1st. 200 (176) Hen Harrier (1juv) Newtown NR, IOW.
November 12th. 201 Tawny Owl (1 heard, 1 seen) Clearwell, Glos.
December 26th. ---- (177) prob. White-fronted Geese (6) Sandown, IOW.

That's the total for 2008 so far.

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