YEAR LIST for 2016

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 16.15 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
-6.40 (01 - 04) Robin, Blackbird, (Wren), (Wood Pigeon) "Lidl" Newport
-7.15 (05 - 48) Crow, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, (Cetti's Warbler), Pheasant, Teal, GREY PHALAROPE, (Water Rail),
Black-tailed Godwit, Wigeon, Brent Geese, Swan, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Little Egret, Shelduck,
Little Grebe, Curlew, Lapwing, Redshank, Greenshank, Mediterranean Gull, Moorhen, Canada Geese,
Magpie, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Great Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Redwing,
(Green Woodpecker), Greenfinch, Oystercatcher, Jackdaw, Feral Pigeon. Starling,
Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Shoveler, Rook, Coot, Sparrow
Yarmouth
-9.10 (49 - 52) Rock Pipit, Guillemot, Gannet Fort Victoria
-9.28 (53) Barn Owl (At nest-box). Heathfield Road, Freshwater
-9.35 (54) Great Northern Diver Yarmouth Swing Bridge
-10.00 (55 - 70)
Jay, Buzzard, Pintail, Meadow Pipit, Red-breasted Merganser,
Bar-tailed Godwit, Peregrine, Golden Plover, Turnstone, Dunlin,
Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Goldeneye
Newtown NR
-11.06 (71 - 74) Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit Hillis Gate, Parkhurst
-11.25 (75 - 76) Fieldfare, Mandarin Dodnor Pond
-12.50 (77 - 78) Sanderling, Pied Wagtail Ryde W. Sands
-13.15 (79) Kittiwake, Puckpool
-13.30 (80 - 81) Snipe, Heron Hersey NR
-14.20 (82 - 87) Marsh Harrier, Greylag Geese, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Gadwall, Collared Dove. FP to Bembridge Ponds
-15.06 (88) Kestrel Brading Marsh
-16.14 (89) Little Owl Deacon's Lane, Ashey
Jan 2nd. (90 - 92) Bullfinch (1m), Raven (1), Short-eared Owl (1) Werrar, R. Medina
Jan 3rd. (93)
(94)
Black-necked Grebe (1)
Shag (3)
Ryde W. Sands
Puckpool Point.
Jan 4th. (95)
(96)
(97)
Black Redstart (1m,1f)
Grey Wagtail (1m)
Stock Dove (2)
Wheelers Bay, Ventnor
Tower Cottage Gardens, Shanklin
Appley Park, Ryde
Jan 5th. (98)
(99)
(100)
(101)
(102)
(103)
(104)
(105)
Linnet (c30)
Stonechat (1m,1f)
Yellowhammer (1m)
Red-legged Partridge (6)
Mistle Thrush (1)
Siskin (c20)
Nuthatch (1)
Sandwich Tern (1)
Culver Down
" "
Merstone
Bleak Down
Blackwater
" "
Hillis Gate, Parkhurst
Puckpool Point
Jan 6th. (106)
(107)
Red-throated Diver (2)
Fulmar (2)
Ventnor
Gore Cliff. Blackgang
Jan 7th. (108) Crossbill (c12) Bouldnor Forest, Yarmouth
Jan 9th. (109) Slavonian Grebe (1) Newtown NR.
Jan 11th. (110) Greater Yellowlegs (1) N. of Folly Inn, Whippingham.
Jan 12th. (111) Yellow Legged Gull (1) Newtown NR
Jan 13th. (112)
(113)
Chiffchaff (1)
Blackcap (1f)
Brading
Wheelers Bay Car Park.
Jan 14th. (114)
(115)
Eider (1m)
Treecreeper (H)
Fishbourne Beach
Appley Park, Ryde
Mainland Visit Farlington, Stockers Lake, St. Neots, Welney, Titchwell RSPB Jan 15th-19th
Jan 15th. 116
117
118
119
120
121
Avocet (c40)
Red Kite (2)
Ring-necked Parakeet (1)
Egyptian Geese (2)
Red-crested Pochard (4)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (4)
Farlington Marsh
Springwell Lake
" "
Stockers Lake, Herts
" "
" "
Jan 16th. 122
123
Whooper Swan (c300)
Tree Sparrow (1)
Welney WWT
" "
Jan 17th. 124
125
126
127
Pink Footed Geese (c60)
Skylark (2)
Common Scoter (c30)
Bewick Swan (1)
Titchwell RSPB
" "
" "
" "
Welney WWT
Jan 18th. 128 Goosander (1f) Grafham Water
Jan 19th. 129 Redpoll (2m,2f) Paxton Pits
IOW - - -
Jan 20th. 130 (116) Sparrowhawk (1) St. Helens Bridge
Jan 22nd. 131 (117) Firecrest (1-2) Quarr Close, Binstead
Jan 23rd. ----- (118)
----- (119)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1)
Skylark (1)
Taylor Rd. Gunville.
Bembridge RSPB
Jan 26th. ----- (120)
132 (121)
Common Scoter (1)
Black-throated Diver (1-3?)
St. Catherine's Pt.
" "
Jan 28th. 133 (122) Dartford Warbler (1f) Tennyson Fenceline, West Highdown

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - FEB-MARCH LOCATION
Mainland Visit Pennington, Gloster and the Forest of Dean Feb. 5th - 9th
Feb. 5th 134
135
PENDULINE TIT (2m)
Dipper (2)
Horsbere Brook, Gloster by A40
Parkend, Glos.
Feb. 7th 136
137
Hawfinch (6+)
Goshawk (1-2)
Parkend
New Fancy V. Pt.
Feb. 9th 138
139
140
141
Common Crane (3)
Scaup (2f)
White-fronted Geese (60+)
Ruff (8)
Slimbridge WWT
" "
" "
" "
IOW - - -
Feb 21st. 142 (123) Razorbill (1-2) St. Catherine's Point
Feb 22nd. 143 (124) Hen Harrier (1m) Laundry Lane, Brading Marsh RSPB
Feb 26th. ----- (125) Redpoll (2) Shide to Blackwater FP
Feb 27th. 144 (126) Brambling (1m) NE of MOD Huts, Bouldnor Forest
March 11th. ----- (127)
145 (128)
Common Crane (1
Great White Egret (1)
Mill Farm
St. Helens, (Brading Marsh RSPB)
March 14th. 146 (129) Merlin (1f/imm) Whale Chine
March 21st. 147 (130) Wheatear (2m) Culver Down
March 27th. 148 (131)
149 (132)
Sand Martin (1)
Swallow (2)
Yarmouth Ponds
Laundry Lane
March 29th. 150 (133) Willow Warbler (1m) Laundry Lane
March 31st. 151 (134)
152 (135)
Little Ringed Plover (1)
Woodcock (1m)
Ponds W. of Laundry Lane
Parkhurst Forest

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - APRIL LOCATION
April 3rd. 153 (136) Ring Ouzel (2m) Redcliff, Culver Down
April 5th. 154 (137) House Martin (1) Laundry Lane
April 9th. 155 (138) Redstart (1m) Mottistone Down
April 10th. 156 (139)
157 (140)
Common Tern (21)
Arctic Skua (3, Dark Phase)
St. Catherine's Pt.
" "
April 11th. 158 (141) Reed Warbler (1 heard) Bembridge Ponds
April 12th. 159 (142) Common Sandpiper (2) Canoe Lake. Ryde
April 14th. 160 (143)
161 (144)
Sedge Warbler (3m)
Whitethroat (1m)
Brading Marsh
" "
April 17th. 162 (145)
163 (146)
164 (147)
Nightingale (2 heard)
Whimbrel (1)
Lesser Whitethroat (1 heard)
Clamerkin, Newtown NR
" "
Yarmouth Estuary
April 19th. 165 (148) Grasshopper Warbler (1 heard) Bembridge Down, S. of Fort
April 23rd. 166 (149) Swift (1) Brading Marsh RSPB
April 28th. 167 (150)
168 (151)
Whinchat (1m)
Yellow Wagtail (1m)
St. Catherine's Pt.
St. Catherine's Down
April 29th. 169 (152)
170 (153)
171 (154)
Manx Shearwater (1W)
Cuckoo (1m)
Garganey (1m,1f)
St. Catherine's Pt.
Laundry Lane
" "
April 30th. 172 (155) Spotted Flycatcher (1) Redcliff, Culver Down

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - MAY - JULY LOCATION
May 1st. 173 (156) Green Sandpiper (1) New Bridge Ponds, Laundry Lane
May 4th. 174 (157) Garden Warbler (1m) Mottistone Down
May 5th. 175 (158) Pomarine Skua (5E) St. Catherine's Pt.
May 6th. 176 (159) Hobby (4) Brading Marsh
Mainland Visit Farlington, Rickmansworth, Paxton, Welney, Lakenheath May 13th - 17th
May 14th. 177 Black Tern (2) Welney WWT
May 15th. 178
179
Black Tern (2)
Bittern (3+)
Lakenheath RSPB
" "
May 16th. 180 Great Reed Warbler (1m) Paxton Pits
May 17th. 181 Corn Bunting (2) Shire Lane, Maple Cross
IOW - - -
May 20th. 182 (160)
183 (161)
Nightjar (2)
Long-eared Owl (3+ juv)
Parkhurst Forest
" "
May 23rd. 184 (162) Little Tern (1) Fort Victoria
May 26th. 185 Tree Pipit (4) Hawkhill, New Forest
June 2nd. 186 (163) Spoonbill (1) "New Bridge Ponds", Laundry Lane
Mainland Visit Forest of Dean June 12th - 17th
June 12th. 187 Tawny Owl (H) Huntley. Glos.
June 13th. 188
189
Pied Flycatcher (1f)
Marsh Tit (1)
Nagshead RSPB
Cannop Ponds
June 27th. 190 (164) Turtle Dove (1m) Mersley Garlic Farm
July 24th. 191 (165) Wood Sandpiper (1) "New Bridge" Ponds

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - AUG. - DEC. LOCATION
Mainland Visit St. Neots etc. Aug 19th - 23th
August 21st. 192 Curlew Sandpiper (2) Titchfield RSPB Norfolk
August 25th. 193 (166) Osprey (1-2) Newtown NR.
August 27th. ----- (167) Ruff (1f) Brading Marsh RSPB
September 1st. 194 (168)
195 (169)
Wryneck (1)
Red-backed Shrike (1juv.)
Redcliff Pit
Cuver Down, N. Slope
September 9th. 196 (170) Pectoral Sandpiper (1 juv.) New Bridge Ponds.
September 22nd. 197
198
Little Stint (2 juv.)
SPOTTED CRAKE (1)
Slimbridge, WWT
" "
October 4th. ----- (171) Tree Pipit (1) St. Catherine's Pt.
October 11th. 199 (172) Yellow-browed Warbler (1-2 heard) Warbler Valley, St. Caths.
October 20th. ----- (173) White-fronted Geese (4) Laundry Lane
November 12th. ----- (174) Goosander (1f) Wootton Bridge.
November 12th. ----- (174) Goosander (1f) Wootton Bridge.
November 18th. ----- (175) Scaup (1f) Ryde W. Sands.
November 28th. 200 Smew (1f) Stockers Lake, Herts
December 9th. 201 (176) Purple Sandpiper (2) Foreland, Bembridge
December 11th. 202
203
Spotted Redshank (4)
Siberian Stonechat (1f)
Pennington Marsh
" "
December 12th. 204 Great Grey Shrike (1) Crabtree Hill, Glos,

That's the total for 2016 so far.

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