YEAR LIST for 2012

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 7.10 to 16.00 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01 - 40) Robin, Wigeon, Mallard, Lapwing, Crow, Teal, (Cetti's Warbler), Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Coot, Snipe, Moorhen, Song Thrush, Pheasant, Wren, Herring Gull, Kestrel, Shelduck, Magpie, Swan, Little Egret, Brent Geese, Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Curlew, Little Grebe, Greenshank, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipit, Redshank, Rook, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Great Tit, Fieldfare, Dunnock, Starling, Collared Dove, Buzzard Yarmouth 7.10
" (41 - 46) Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Razorbill, Great Northern Diver, Gannet, Guillemot, Fort Victoria 9.10
" (47 -66) Pintail, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Dunlin, Turnstone, Great-crested Grebe, Grey Plover, Knot, Peregrine, Red-breasted Merganser, Goldeneye, Linnet Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Redwing, GOOSANDER, Rock Pipit, Greenfinch, (Bullfinch), Newtown NR 9.45
" (67) Feral Pigeon, Newport
" (68 - 71) Sanderling, Heron, Common Gull, Mistle Thrush, (Pied Wagtail), Ryde Esplanade/ Appley Park 13.15
" (72) Eider, Puckpool 13.35
" (73) Tufted Duck, Hersey NR 13.55
" (74 - 76) Gadwall, Pochard, Bembridge Harbour & Ponds 14.10
" (77 - 81) Long-tailed Tit, (Chiffchaff), Goldcrest, (Jay), Canada Geese. Brading Sewage Wks / Laundry Lane 14.50
Jan 2nd. (82)
(83)
(E1)
(84)
(E2)
(85)
(86)
Shoveler (5)
Grey Wagtail (1)
Greylag Goose (1)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1f)
Black Swan (1)
Mediterranean Gull (4)
Little Owl (2)
Sandown Canoe Lake
Brading Sewage Wks.
Laundry Lane
"
Ryde Canoe Lake
Springvale Beach
Deacon's Lane, Ashey
Jan 3rd. (87)
(88)
Coal Tit (2)
Stock Dove (2)
Quarr Road, Binstead
Appley Park, Ryde
Jan 4th. (89)
(90)
Stonechat (1f)
Shag (1)
Culver Down
Puckpool Point
Jan 5th. (91)
(92)
(93)
(E3)
(94)
(95)
Common Scoter (3E)
Red-throated Diver (4)
Kittiwake (5)
Bar-headed Goose (1)
Short-eared Owl (1)
Barn Owl (1)
Ventnor Esplanade
"
"
Brading Marsh
"
"
Jan 6th. (96)
(97)
(98)
(99)
(100)
(101)
(102)
(103)
Red-legged Partridge (2)
Grey Partridge (1)
Green Woodpecker (2)
Firecrest (1)
Fulmar (1)
Raven (1)
Skylark (1)
Slavonian Grebe (2)
Bleak Down
"
St. Catherine's Point
"
Gore Cliff
"
Whale Chine
Seaview
Jan 7th. (104)
(105)
(106)
(107)
(108)
(109)
Water Rail (H)
Water Pipit (1)
Blackcap (1f)
Marsh Harrier (1f)
Sparrowhawk (1)
Greylag Geese (3)
Laundry Lane, Brading
Brading Sewage Wks.
"
Brading Marsh RSPB
"
"
Jan 8th. (110)
(111)
Siskin (H)
Kingfisher (1m)
Blackwater
Yarmouth Estuary
Jan 9th. (112) Nuthatch (1-2) Quarr Road, Binstead
Jan 10th. (113)
(114)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Yellowhammer (9)
Foreland, Bembridge
Centurion's Copse, Brading
Jan 12th. (115) Treecreeper (1) Appley Park, Ryde
Jan 13th. (116)
(117)
Dartford Warbler (1m)
Lesser-black Backed Gull (1)
West Highdown,
Totland
Jan 15th. (E4)
(E5)
(E6)
Muscovy Duck (1)
Barnacle Geese (c170)
Snow Goose (1)
Apse Heath
Nettlestone
" "
Mainland Trip 20th - 24th January UK Only
Jan 20th. 118
119
120
121
Avocet (c30)
Bearded Tit (1m)
Ring-necked Parakeet (c10)
Red-crested Pochard (6)
Farlington Marsh,
Hants.
Stocker's Lake, Herts.
" "
Jan 21st. 122 Marsh Tit (1m) Paxton Pits, Cambs.
Jan 22nd. 123
124
125
126
127
Whooper Swan (100s)
Ruff (3)
Tree Sparrow (3)
Pink-footed Goose (1)
White-fronted Goose (14)
Welney WWT
Ouse Washes RSPB
Welney WWT
" "
" "
Jan 23rd. 128
129
Redpoll (5)
Egyptian Geese (3)
Titchwell RSPB,
Norfolk
Jan 24th. 130
131
Smew (1m,1f)
Cattle Egret (1)
Paxton Pits
Warblington, Hants
Jan 26th. 132 (118) Sandwich Tern (1) Puckpool Point, IOW
Jan 28th. 133 (119) Merlin (1f/juv) Newtown NR, IOW
Jan 29th. 134 (120)
135 (121)
Black Redstart (1f/juv)
Glossy Ibis (1)
Needles Headland
Laundry Lane

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- FEBRUARY LOCATION
Feb 2nd. ------ (122) Ruff (1) Old Laundry, St. Helens, IOW
Feb 5th. 136 (123)
137 (124)
Jack Snipe (1)
Black-necked Grebe (4)
Laundry Lane
Binstead Beach
Feb 16th. 138 (125) Purple Sandpiper (2) Foreland Ledge, IOW
Feb 17th. 139 (126) Spotted Redshank (1) Yarmouth Ponds, IOW
Feb 19th. 140
141
142
143
144
145
146
DARK-EYED JUNCO (1m, 1st w.)
SPANNISH SPARROW (1m)
Red Kite (3)
Hawfinch (1m)
Crossbill (6)
Brambling (2)
Tawny Owl (1f heard)
Hawkhill Enclosure, NF
Calshot NF
A34/M4
New Fancy Viewpoint, Glos.
" "
" "
Clearwell, Glos.
Feb 20th. 147
148
Mandarin (25)
Goshawk (5)
Cannop, Glos.
Fancy VPt, Glos.
Feb 23rd. 149 Lesser Scaup (1f) Slimbridge, Glos.
Feb 26th. 150 (127)
Ssp. 1
Bittern (2)
Pale-bellied Brent (1)
Brading Marsh RSPB
IOW
Feb 29th. ------ (128) Crossbill (2+) Parkhurst Forest

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- MARCH-APRIL LOCATION
March 14th. 151 (129) Sand Martin (6) Bembridge Ponds, IOW
March 15th. ------ (130) Cattle Egret (1) Brading Marsh RSPB
March 16th. 152 (131) Wheatear (6+) St. Helens Duver, IOW
March 22nd. 153 (132)
154 (133)
Black-throated Diver (1E)
Woodcock (3-5)
St. Catherine's Point
Parkhurst Forest, IOW
March 25th. 155 (134) Green Sandpiper (1) Brading Marsh RSPB
March 29th. 156 (135)
157 (135)
Yellow Wagtail (2-3 heard))
Swallow (2)
St. Catherine's Point
Atherfield
March 30th. 158 (137) Willow Warbler (H) Bembridge Down
April 1st. 159 (138) Sedge Warbler (H) Brading Marsh RSPB
April 7th. 160 (139) Reed Warbler (H) Brading Marsh RSPB
April 10th. 161 (140) Great Skua "Bonxie" (1) St. Catherine's Point
April 13th. 162 (141) Redstart (1m) Bembridge Down
April 22nd. 163 (142)
164 (143)
Whimbrel (2)
House Martin (1+)
Clamerkin Lake, Newtown
St. Helens Bridge
April 18th. 165 (144) Manx Shearwater (22W) "La Falaise", Ventnor
April 19th. 166 (145)
167 (146)
Nightingale (2 heard)
Common Sandpiper (5)
Clamerkin Lake, Newtown
Hersey NR
April 20th. 168
169
Common Tern (4)
Cuckoo (H)
Stocker's Lake, Herts.
" "
April 21st. 170
171
172
Whitethroat (1)
Little Ringed Plover (2)
Grasshopper Warbler (H)
Wilstone, Tring
Startops, Tring
Marsworth, Tring
April 24th. ------ (147) Whitethroat (2) Laundry Lane, Brading
April 25th. 173 (148) Arctic Skua (2 imm.) La Falaise, Ventnor.
April 26th. ------ (149) Common Tern (8) Fishbourne
April 27th. 174 (150)
175 (151)
----- (152)
Garden Warbler (1m)
Long-eared Owl (1)
Cuckoo (H)
Alverstone
Parkhurst Forest
" "
April 28th. 176 (153) Swift (5) St. Helens Bridge.
April 30th. 177
178
179
Wood Warbler (1m)
Woodlark (1m)
Black Tern (2)
Beaulieu Road
" "
Slimbridge

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- MAY-AUGUST LOCATION
May 1st. 180
181
182
183
Tree Pipit (2+H)
Dipper (1)
Pied Flycatcher (4+H)
Hobby (1)
Crabtree Hill
Wenchford
Nagshead NR, RSPB
Ross-on-Wye
May 2nd. 184 Whinchat (c6) Blorenge, Abergavenny
May 6th. ----- (154)
----- (155)
Hobby (3)
Whinchat (1)
St. Catherine's Pt.
Bembridge Marsh RSPB
May 11th. 185 (156) Lesser Whitethroat (1m) Valley to Alum Bay.
May 17th. 186 (157) Bee-eater (1) Hersey NR, Seaview.
May 18th. 187 (158) Turtle Dove (2m) Garlic Farm, Mersley.
May 22nd. 188 (159) Nightjar (c4) Parkhurst Forest.
May 23rd. E7 Wood Duck (F & 3juv) Hersey NR
June 4th. 189 (160) GREAT WHITE EGRET (2) Brading Marsh RSPB.
June 12th. 190 (161) Little Tern (c3) Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.
June 20th. ----- (162) Wood Warbler (1m) Appley Park, Ryde.
June 21st. 191 (163) Osprey (1) Quarr Fish Ponds.
August 7th. 192 (164) Balearic Shearwater (1) Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.
August 13th. 193 (165) Spotted Flycatcher (1) Bembridge Down
August 17th. 194 (166)
195 (167)
Little Stint (1)
Stone Curlew (1)
Newtown NR.
" "
August 18th. 196 (168) Yellow-legged Gull (1) Brading Marsh RSPB.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- AUTUMN LOCATION
September 2nd. 197 (169) Wood Sandpiper (1 juv) Bembridge Airport
September 16th. 198 ----- Long-billed Dowitcher (1) Slimbridge WWT
October 4th. 199 (170) Ring Ouzel (3) Ventnor Downs
October 14th. ------ (171)
------ (172)
Lesser Redpoll (7)
Brambling (H)
Culver Down
" "
October 18th. 200 (173) Iceland Gull (1) St. Catherine's Point.
October 23rd. 201 (174) Snow Bunting (1m) Tennyson Down

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- WINTER LOCATION
November 4th. ------ (175) SPANISH SPARROW (1m) Newchurch
November 5th. 202 (176) Hen Harrier (1m) Brading Marsh
November 29th. 203 Common Crane (4) -introduced Slimbridge WWT, Glos.
December 7th. 204 Waxwing (c50) Aylesbury, Bucks.
December 16th. Ssp. 2 Black Brant (1) Yarmouth Estuary
IOW

That's the total for 2012 so far.

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