YEAR LIST for 2015

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 16.40 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
" (01 - 31)


E1
Jackdaw, (Snipe), Mallard, Blackbird, Robin, Coot, Crow, Heron, Pheasant, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon,
Black-headed Gull, Wren, Magpie, Herring Gull, Kestrel, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Wigeon, Buzzard,
Common Gull, (Green Woodpecker), Rook, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Shoveler, Teal, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Lapwing
"Bar-headed Goose"
Brading Marsh 7.10
" (35 - 45) Pied Wagtail, Starling, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Greenfinch, Great-crested Grebe, Great Black-back Gull,
Sanderling, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Swan, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Gadwall, Moorhen,
Ryde Esplanade 8.35
" (46 -49) Jay, (Stock Dove), Treecreeper, (Coal Tit), Appley Park 9.12
" (50 - 52)
Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Shag, Puckpool 9.50
" (53 - 56)
E2
Turnstone, (Water Rail), Little Grebe, Little Egret
"Barnacle Geese"
Hersey NR & Beach 10.05
" (57 - 58) Guillemot, Mediterranean Gull, Seaview 13.20
" (59 - 63) Redshank, Brent Geese, Black-tailed Godwit, Shelduck, Curlew Bembridge Harbour 11.00
" (64) Marsh Harrier FP to Ponds 11.10
" (65 - 66) Purple Sandpiper (6), Sparrow Foreland 11.30
" (67 - 70) Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Redwing (c60), Mistle Thrush (2) Blackwater FP 13.10
" (71 -77) Goldeneye (5), Pintail (10), Red-breasted Merganser (3), Grey Plover, Knot (4), Song Thrush, Golden Plover (c40). Newtown NR 13.45
Jan 2nd. (78 - 80) Greenshank, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting (2f) Hersey NR
" (81 - 82) Great Northern Diver (2), Black-necked Grebe (1) Seaview / Ryde W. Sands
" (83 -88) Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greylag Geese (2), Meadow Pipit, Raven (2), Skylark (5), Stonechat (2). Bembridge Marsh RSPB
Jan 3rd. (89 - 91) Gannet (6), Fulmar (1)
Chiffchaff (2)
La Faliase, Ventnor
Blackwater
Jan 4th. (92 - 96) Merlin (1f), Rock Pipit (1), Kingfisher (1), Peregrine (1)
Mandarin (1m)
Newtown NR
St. Mary's Hospital pond.
Jan 5th. (97 -99) Nuthatch (1)
Bullfinch (H)
Yellowhammer (2m,3f)
Hillis Gate, Parkhurst.
Medham, Cowes
Merstone FP
Jan 6th. (100 - 101) Sandwich Tern (1)
Little Owl (1)
Puckpool
Deacon's Lane, Ashey
Jan 7th. (102 - 106) Red-legged Partridge (1)
Black-throated Diver (2), Kittiwake (4), Red-throated Diver (3), Razorbill (1+)
Bleak Down
St. Catherine's Point
Jan 11th. (107)
(108)
Sparrowhawk (1)
Slavonian Grebe (1)
St. Georges Down
Puckpool
Jan 14th. (109) Lesser Black-backed Gull (1-2) Brading Marsh RSPB
Mainland Visit Farlington, Stockers Lake, St. Neots, Welney, Snettisham, Titchwell RSPB Jan 16th-20th
Jan 16th. 110
111
112
113
Avocet (c30)
Ring-necked Parakeet (4)
Red Kite (1)
Smew (1m)
Farlington Marsh
Stockers Lake, Herts
" "
" "
Jan 17th. 114
115
116
Whooper Swan (c50)
Ruff (5)
Goosander (2m,2f)
Welney WWT
" "
Paxton Pits
Jan 18th. 117
118
119
120
Egyptian Goose (1)
Common Scoter (2f)
Bar-tailed Godwit (c20)
Barn Owl (1)
Snettisham RSPB
Titchwell RSPB
" "
Welney WWT
Jan 19th. 121 Fieldfare (c30) Brampton, near Grafham Water
Jan 20th. 122 Green Sandpiper (1) Scotsbridge, Rickmansworth.
Jan 21st. ------ (110) Fieldfare (3) Dungewood Lane
Jan 22nd. 123 (111) Linnet (7) Culver Down
Jan 23rd. 124 (112) Common SP (1) Wootton Bridge
Jan 25th. 125 (113) Jack Snipe (1-2) Werrar, R. Medina
Jan 26th. ------ (114) Barn Owl (1) Heathfield, Freshwater
Jan 30th. 126 (115) Yellow Wagtail (1 Eastern type?) Shepherd's Chine

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- FEB - MARCH LOCATION
Feb 7th. 127 (116) Firecrest (1) Rylstone Gardens
Feb 27th. 128 (117) Dartford Warbler (2) Headon Warren
March 1st. 129 (118) Velvet Scoter (1) Ryde W. Sands
March 6th. 130
131
132
133
Eider (6m,2f)
Spoonbill (2)
Common Crane (4)
White-fronted Geese (c50)
Lymington Estuary
Pennington Marsh
Slimbridge WWT
" "
March 7th. 134
135
136
137
138
139
Great Grey Shrike (1)
Redpoll (c40)
Crossbill (2+)
Siskin (c10)
Goshawk (3)
Dipper (1)
Crabtree Hill
" "
" "
" "
New Fancy V.Pt.
Parkend "Fountain PH"
March 8th. 140 Hawfinch (15) Parkend Church
March 14th. 141 (119) Wheatear (1m) St. Catherines Point
March 15th. Ssp. 1
----- (120)
"Pale-bellied Brent" (1)
Spoonbill (1)
Newtown NR
Ashey
March 17th. 142 (121) Garganey (1m,1f) Pond E. of St. Helens Bridge
March 21st. ----- (122)
143 (123)
Eider (6m) off Lymington again
Sand Martin (6)
Fort Victoria
St. Helens Bridge
March 24th. 144 (124) Blackcap (H) Nansen Hill.
March 25th. 145 (125) Little-ringed Plover (2) Laundry Lane
March 26th. ----- (126) Common Scoter (9) St. Catherine's Point
March 29th. 146 (127) Swallow (1) Bembridge Ponds

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- APRIL LOCATION
April 8th. 147 (128) Ring Ouzel (1imm M) Luccombe Down
April 9th. 148 (129)
149 (130)
Tree Pipit (1 over)
Woodcock (3+)
St. Catherine's Point
Parkhurst Forest
April 10th. 150 (131)
151 (132)
Arctic Skua (8)
Common Tern (1)
St. Catherine's Point
" "
April 11th. 152 (133) Willow Warbler (H) Bembridge Ponds
April 12th. 153 (134) Common Redstart (2m) West Highdown, Totland
April 13th. 154 (135) Whimbrel (1) Dodnor, R. Medina
April 14th. 155 (136)
156 (137)
Sedge Warbler (1m)
Whitethroat (1)
Brading Marsh
" "
April 17th. 157 (138) Manx Shearwater (2) St. Catherine's Point
April 18th. 158 (139)
159 (140)
Reed Warbler (2H)
House Martin (4+)
Bembridge Ponds
and Marsh
April 19th. 160 (141) Nightingale (H) Clamerkin Lake, Newtown
April 20th. 161 (142)
162 (143)
Cuckoo (1m)
Lesser Whitethroat (H)
Gander Down
Bembridge Down
April 22nd. 163 (144) Garden Warbler (1m) Alum Bay Cottages
April 23rd. ----- (145)
164 (146)
Green Sandpiper (1)
Hobby (3)
New Bridge Ponds
& Laundry Lane
April 25th. 165 (147)
166 (148)
Great Skua "Bonxie" (10)
Pomarine Skua (1 dark)
St. Catherine's Point
" "
April 26th. 167 (149) Whinchat (2m) St. Catherine's Point
April 30th. 168 (150) Swift (1) St. Helens Bridge

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- SUMMER LOCATION
May 2nd. ------ (151) Bar-tailed Godwit (40+) St. Catherine's Point
May 9th. 169 Bearded Tit (1) Farlington Marsh
May 10th. 170
171
172
Stone Curlew (2)
Spotted Flycatcher (1)
Bittern (3H)
Weeting Heath
" "
Lakenheath
May 11th. 173 Black Tern (3) Grafham Water
May 12th. 174 Corn Bunting (2) Shires Lane, West Hyde
May 13th. 175 (152) Nightjar (2m+) Parkhurst Forest
May 24th. 176
177
Little Tern (5)
Woodlark (1)
Pennington Marsh
Hawhhill, NF
May 25th. 178
179
Wood Warbler (1m)
Pied Flycatcher (2m,1f)
Nagshead RSPB
" "
May 26th. 180 Temminck's Stint (1) Coombehill Meadows, Tewksbury.
May 28th. 181 Red-necked Phalarope (1f) Slimbridge WWT
May 30th. ------ (153) Little Tern (2) Fort Victoria
June 6th. 182 (154) Long-eared Owl (2) Parhurst Forest
June 7th. 183 (155) Turtle Dove (H) Lime Kiln Shute, Mersley
June 18th. ------ (156) Avocet (2) Yarmouth Ponds
June 22nd. 184 Willow Tit (1) Cannop Ponds
June 23rd. 185 Tawny Owl (1 juv) Edge End to Worrel Hill
July 18th. 186 (157) Osprey (1) Newtown NR.
August 2nd. 187 (158) Wood Sandpiper (1, 1 juv.) Brading Marsh RSPB
August 10th. ------ (159) Spotted Flycatcher (1 juv.) Haddons Pits, Luccombe
August 25th. 188 (160) Balearic Shearwater (13?) St. Catherine's Point
August 29th. 189 (161) Dotterel (1 juv) Afton Down, Freshwater.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- AUTUMN/WINTER LOCATION
September 7th. 190 Marsh Tit (1) Cannop Ponds, Glos.
September 11th. 191 (162) Little Gull (1 imm.) St. Catherine's Point
September 15th. ------ (163) Siskin (16) Culver Down
September 21st. 192 Scaup (1m) Wilstone Reservoir, Herts.
September 23rd. 193 (164) GREATER YELLOWLEGS (1) Folly Lake, R. Medina
October 2nd. ------ (165) Redpoll (3) W. Highdown
October 8th. ------ (166)
194 (167)
Crossbill (10)
Short-eared Owl (1)
Culver Down
" "
October 23rd. 195 (168) Black Redstart (1f/juv) St. Catherines Point
November 8th. 196 Bewick Swan (11) Slimbridge WWT
December 27th. 197 (169) Grey Phalarope (1) Yarmouth Ponds

That's the total for 2015 so far.

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