YEAR LIST for 2013

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 6.50 to 17.15 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01 - 46) Robin, Blackbird, Crow, Moorhen, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Canada Geese, Reed Bunting, Coot,
Little Grebe, Wren, Herring Gull, (Water Rail), Mute Swan, Black-tailed Godwit, Brent Geese,
Black-headed Gull, Curlew, Redshank, Grey Plover, Magpie, Little Egret, Heron, Goldeneye,
Wood Pigeon, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Tufted Duck, Goldcrest, Greenfinch,
Pied Wagtail, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Golden Plover, Starling,
Goldfinch, Collared Dove, Pheasant, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Shoveler, Jackdaw,
Yarmouth 7.05
" (47 - 46) Shag, Razorbill, Great Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Fort Victoria 8.50
" (51 - 69) Rook, Oystercatcher, Pintail, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Dunlin, Knot, Shelduck,
Linnet, Ringed Plover, Raven, Bar-tailed Godwit, Buzzard,
Red-breasted Merganser, Turnstone, Peregrine, Rock Pipit, Greenshank, Chaffinch,
Newtown NR 9.20
" (70 - 76) Common Gull, Great-crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, (Green Woodpecker),
(Great-spotted Woodpecker),Coal Tit, Nuthatch,
Binstead Beach/ Quarr Road
" (77 - 78) Sanderling, Feral Pigeon, Ryde Esplanade 13.15
" (79 - 81) Mediterranean Gull, Slavonian Grebe, Red-throated Diver, Puckpool 13.35
" (82 - 83) Pochard, Gadwall, Bembridge Harbour & Ponds 14.10
" (84 - 86)
E1
Chiffchaff, (Bullfinch), Barn Owl.
Bar-headed Goose (1)
Brading Sewage Wks
Laundry Lane 14.50
Jan 2nd. (87)
(88)
(89)
E2
Grey Wagtail (1)
Greylag Geese (4)
Stock Dove (3)
Barnacle Geese (c150)
Brading Sewage Wks.
"
Deacons Lane, Ashey
Hersey NR
Jan 3rd. (90)
(91)
(92)
(93)
E3
(94)
(95)
Little Owl (1)
Red-legged Partridge (6)
Gannet (1)
Fulmar (1)
Helmeted Guineafowl (1)
Song Thrush (1)
Marsh Harrier (1f)
Deacon's Lane
Bleak Down
St. Catherine's Point
"
Bleak Down
Brading Marsh
"
Jan 4th. (96)
(97)
(98)
(99)
(100)
Mistle Thrush (1)
Fieldfare (c20)
Redwing (c10)
Treecreeper (1)
Great Northern Diver (1)
Lynch Lane, Calbourne
"
"
Shide to Blackwater
Seaview
Jan 5th. E4
(101)
(102)
(103)
Black Swan (1)
Skylark (27)
Snipe (5)
Sandwich Tern (4)
Ryde Canoe Lake
Centurion's Copse
"
Seaview
Jan 6th. (104)
(105)
Green Sandpiper (1)
Cetti's Warbler (H)
Brading Marsh RSPB
"
Jan 7th. E5 Muscovy Duck (2) Atherfield Road
Jan 8th. (106) Long-tailed Duck (1m) Puckpool Point
Jan 9th. (107)
(108)
Siskin (c60)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1)
Blackwater to Shide FP
Foreland Ledge
Jan 11th. (109)
(110)
Dartford Warbler (1)
Stonechat (1f)
West Highdown
Freshwater Bay
Jan 14th. (111) Common Sandpiper (1) Wootton Creek
Jan 16th. (112)
(113)
Firecrest (1)
Smew (1f)
Shanklin Old Village
Bembridge Ponds
Jan 23rd. (114) Brambling (1m) Borthwood, Newchurch.
Jan 24th. (115)
(116)
Water Pipit (1)
White-fronted Geese (8)
Laundry Lane
(St. Helens)
Jan 26th. (117) Common Scoter (1f) Foreland, Bembridge
Jan 30th. (118) Yellowhammer (2) Merstone
Jan 31st. (119) Kittiwake (2) St. Catherine's Pt.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- FEBRUARY LOCATION
Feb 1st-5th Mainland Visit - -
Feb 1st 120
121
122
Ring-necked Parakeet (1)
Red Kite (2)
Red-crested Pochard (1m)
Springwell Lake
Stocker's Lake,
Herts
Feb 2nd 123
124
125
Ruff (c20)
Avocet (14)
Egyptian Geese (17)
Titchwell RSPB
" "
Snittisham
Feb 3rd 126
127
Whooper Swan (c50)
Goosander (1m)
Welney WWT
Paxton Pits, Cambs.
Feb 10th. 128 (120) Black-throated Diver (1) La Falaise, Ventnor
Feb 14th. 129 (121) Merlin (1f/imm.) Bembridge Harbour
Feb 19th. 130 (122) Short-eared Owl (1) Brading Marsh
Feb 20th. S.Sp.1 "Pale-bellied Brent" (1) Foreland, Bembridge.
Feb 28th. 131 (123) Purple Sandpiper (3) Foreland, Bembridge.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- MARCH LOCATION
March 8th. ----- (124) Goosander (1m,1f) Newtown NR.
March 9th. 132 (125) Lesser Redpoll (1) Alverstone FP
March 10th
(Mainland Trip 10-14th March)
133
134
135
136
137
Spotted Redshank (1)
Eider (5M)
Hen Harrier (1m)
Mandarin (28)
Sand Martin (4)
Pennington Marsh
" "
Shatterford, New Forest
Cannop Ponds, Glos.
" "
March 11th 138
139
Dipper (1)
Marsh Tit (1)
Wenchford, Glos
" "
March 12th 140 Goshawk (1) New Fancy Viewpoint, Glos
March 14th 141
142
143
Bewick Swan (c70)
Bittern (1)
Common Crane (4) -Introduced,
Slimbridge, Glos
" "
" "
March 22nd. 144 (126) Whimbrel (2) "La Falaise" Ventnor
March 23rd. ----- (127) Sand Martin (2) Brading Marsh RSPB
March 24th. 145 (128)
146 (129)
Black Redstart (4/5)
Wheatear (3)
St. Catherines Point, IOW
" "
March 27th. 147 (130) Bluethroat (1m) St. Helens Duver (NT)
March 31st. 148 (131) Little-ringed Plover (1) St. Helens Duver (NT)

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- APRIL LOCATION
April 4th. ----- (132) Avocet (1) Mill Copse Scrape, Yarmouth.
April 7th. 149 (133) Woodcock (1m) Parkhurst Forest
April 8th. 150 (134) Arctic Skua (2) St. Catherines Point
April 10th. 151 (135) Ring Ouzel (1m) Alum Bay to Needles
April 11th. 152 (136)
153 (137)
154 (138)
Blackcap (c20)
Willow Warbler (1)
Common Redstart (1m)
St. Catherines Point, IOW
" "
" "
April 12th. 155 (139) Swallow (7) Fishbourne Beach
April 14th. 156 (140) House Martin (2) Laundry Lane
April 15th. 157 (141) Great White Egret (1) Yarmouth
April 16th. 158 (142)
159 (143)
160 (144)
Pied Flycatcher (1m)
Yellow Wagtail (2 heard)
Common Tern (c50)
St. Catherines Point, IOW
" "
" "
April 17th. 161 (145)
162 (146)
163 (147)
S.Sp. 2
S.Sp 3
Cuckoo (Heard)
Nightingale (Heard)
Whitethroat (1m)
Blue-headed Wagtail (2m)
White Wagtail (1)
Newtown NR
" "
" "
Brading Marsh
" "
April 20th. ----- (148) Whooper Swan (2E) St. Catherine's Point
April 21st. 164 (149)
165 (150)
Reed Warbler (H)
Whinchat (1m)
Thorley, Yarmouth
West Highdown
April 24th. 166 (151) Sedge Warbler (1m) St. Helens Bridge
April 27th. 167 (152) Great Skua (1E) St. Catherine's Point
April 28th. 168 (153)
169 (154)
Lesser Whitethroat (1m)
Hobby (1))
St. Catherine's Point
Bembridge Marsh

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- SUMMER LOCATION
May 2nd. 170 (155) Little Tern (1) Newtown NR
May 3rd. 171 (156)
172 (157)
Garden Warbler (1m)
Nightjar (3m)
Firestone Copse
Parkhurst Forest
May 4th. 173 (158) Swift (5) Bembridge Marsh RSPB
May 10th. 174 Bearded Tit (3) Farlington Marsh, Hants.
May 11th. 175 Stone Curlew (3) Weeting Heath
May 22nd. 176 (159) Spotted Flycacher (2) Bembridge Down
May 26th. 177 (160) Turtle Dove (Heard) Knighton Woods
June 2nd. 178 Little Gull (1, 1st w.) Combe Hill Meadows, Glos.
June 3rd. 179
180
181
Red-necked Phalarope (1f)
Tree Pipit (3)
Tawny Owl (H)
Combe Hill Meadows
Crabtree Hill, Cinderford
Huntley, Glos.
June 4th. 182 Wood Warbler (2m) Nagshead RSPB, Glos.
June 9th. 183 (161)
184 (162)
SQUACCO HERON (1)
Red-rumped Swallow (1)
Bembridge, Mill Farm
Dynamite Pond RSPB
June 11th. 185 (163) BLACK-HEADED BUNTING (1m) Compton Down
June 18th. 186 (164) WILSON'S PHALAROPE (1f) - a new one for the IOW Yarmouth Ponds
July 6th. 187 (165) Osprey (1) Bembridge RSPB
July 21st. 188 ----- Corn Bunting (4) West Hyde, Herts
July 28th. 189 (166) Crossbill (1m) Luccombe Down
August 3rd. 190 (167) Wood Sandpiper (1) W. of Laundry Lane
August 11th. 191
192
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Spoonbill (1)
Farlington
Slimbridge WWT
August 18th. 193 (168) Ganganey (2) Bembridge RSPB

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- AUTUMN LOCATION
September 4th. ----- (169) Curlew Sandpiper (1) Newtown NR
September 20th. 194 (170) GREY PHALAROPE (1) Thorness Bay
September 22nd. ----- (171) Ruff (1 juv) Yarmouth Scrape
October 2nd. 195 (172)
196 (173)
Wryneck (1)
Red-backed Shrike (1 juv.)
West Highdown
Shepherd's Chine, IOW
October 5th. 197 (174) Grasshopper Warbler (1) Culver Down
October 15th. E7 Yellow-crowned Bishop (1) Brading Marsh
October 20th. 198 (175) Glossy Ibis (1 juv.) E. Afton, Freshwater.
October 25th. 199 (176) Snow Bunting (1m.) Stenbury Down.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- WINTER LOCATION
November 2nd. 200 (177) Little Stint (1 juv.) Newtown NR.
November 3rd. 201 (178) Grey Plover (1-released) St. Catherines Point.
November 10th. 202 Pink-footed Geese (68) Snettisham RSPB.
November 29th. ----- (179) Mandarin (1m) Dodnor Pond
December 10th. 203 Two-barred Crossbill (6) Serridge, Brierley, Glos.
December 11th. 204 Hawfinch (1) Kensley Lodge, Glos.
December 17th. ----- (180) Hen Harrier (1f) Yarmouth, IOW.
December 18th. ----- (181) Eider (2f) Newtown NR, IOW.
December 19th. 205 (182) Red-breasted Goose (1) Newtown NR, IOW.
December 26th. 206 (183) Red-necked Grebe (1) Seaview, IOW.

That's the total for 2013 so far.

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