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The Island's only RSPB reserve is at "Brading Marsh", (Marshland S. of Bembridge Harbour to Brading and Centurion's Copse).

NOTE; There is no public access.
-It can only be viewed from the perimeter footpaths - such as the "Laundry Lane" Cycleway from St. Helens to Brading, or from Gander Down. - - - - - - -
The FP from Brading to Bembridge Windmill (NT) passes though "Centurion's Copse" has gives views over the marsh.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The "New Bridge" Pools to the West of Laundry Lane are excellent for waders and Ducks.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

A "must see" is the "Hersey NR" at Seaview Duver, excellent public hide with good views of Waders, Herons etc.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

There are many National Trust (NT) properties on the Island, the largest being Newtown Nature Reserve, which has a Visitor's Centre and 3 hides. - -

The new "Off the Rails" cafe at the old Railway Station (Yarmouth) has a Bird Hide fashioned as a Signal Box, it gives good views of the pond and marsh.

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Bee-eater (Juv)
Wydcombe NT, 15th. August
RingOuzel (Imm) (Back early)
West Highdown, 28th. August
Tree Pipit
Haddons Pits, 3rd. Sept.
Spotted Flycatcher
Luccombe Down, 3rd. Sept.
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Red-backed Shrike (1st w.)
Shepherds Chine,10th. Sept.
Whinchat (M)
Bembridge Down,17th. Sept.
Kestrel (Imm. M)
Culver Down, 4th. August
Bee-eaters (2ad,1juv)
Wydcombe NT, 15th. August
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk

"Culver Down"---Sunday, September 28th. @8.00

With Chris Meaney for Autumn Migrants.
Meet @ the main Car Park past the "Culver Haven" PH.
SZ636856 (Click for map).


MY OWN SIGHTINGS, and Reports from other Birders- (Green=Confirmed, Red=Unconfirmed.)

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September 2014
Click for monthly species lists, total for September =112 (This year's IOW total = 171)
TuesdayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsCool NE Wind
17/09Bembridge Down/RedcliffWhinchat Click for Picture 1m
17/09(8.00 - 9.30)Redstart1m
17/09"Wheatear1
17/09"Yellow Wagtail6+
17/09"Goldfinchc20
17/09"Meadow Pipit25+
17/09"Swallowc40
17/09"Kestrel2
17/09"Buzzard1(very pale)
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17/09New Bridge PondsHobby Click for Picture 3+
17/09(15.15 - 17.00)Redstart1m
17/09"Tealc30
17/09"Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
17/09"Moorhen10+
17/09"Coot2
17/09"Canada Geese8
17/09Laundry LaneHeron2
17/09"Gadwallc12
17/09"Lapwing2
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TuesdayOvercast to Sunny IntervalsNE Wind
16/09Garlic Farm, MersleyGoldcrest2
16/09(7.25)Great Tit2
16/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
16/09"Peacock1m(Escape)
16/09Later visit @17.00Mistle Thrush1
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16/09Foreland, BembridgeGannet1
16/09(8.40 - 9.20)Little Egret16
16/09Great Black-back Gullc10
16/09"Common Gull1
16/09"Black-headed Gullc50
16/09"Sandwich Tern1
16/09"Oystercatcher20
16/09"Herring Gullc40
16/09"Cormorant7
16/09"Heron3
16/09"Rock Pipit4
16/09"Pied Wagtail5
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16/09Bembridge HarbourRedshank12
16/09(9.30 - 10.15)Little Egret1
16/09"Mediterranean Gull21
16/09St. Helens BridgeGreat-crested Grebe1
16/09"Gadwall5(over)
16/09"Grey Wagtail1
16/09"Moorhen4
16/09"Coot2
16/09"Stock Dove1
16/09"Jay1
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16/09Alverstone, Old Mill RaceGrey Wagtail1m(@15.00)
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Reported 16/09W. of Laundry LaneBee-eater12 at the new bridge ponds, around 50ft above ,they were heading towards Brading at 4pm (Danny V.)
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MondayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
15/09Shide to Blackwater FPSong Thrush1
15/09(8.20 - 10.20)Blackcap2
15/09"Goldcrest3(heard)
15/09"Chiffchaff5
15/09"Whitethroat2
15/09"When1
15/09"Pheasant33
15/09"Jay1
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15/09Hersey NRBlack-tailed Godwit2
15/09(18.10 - 18.50)Little Grebe2
15/09"Water Rail Click for Picture 1
15/09"Snipe4
15/09"Little Egret7
15/09"Moorhen2
15/09"Black-headed Gull4
15/09"Greenshank1
15/09"Little Grebe2
15/09"Cetti's Warbler2(heard)
15/09"Heron1
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SundayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsNE Wind
14/09Bembridge Down/RedcliffSpotted Flycatcher1
14/09(8.00 - 9.20)Redstart4
14/09"Whitethroat5
14/09"Blackcap4
04/09"Willow Warbler2
14/09"Whinchat1
14/09"Stonechat3 f/juv.
14/09"Swallowc20
14/09"House Martinc40
14/09"Meadow Pipit2
14/09"Sparrowhawk1
14/09"Kestrel1
14/09"Buzzard3(1 very pale)
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SaturdayOvercast to Sunny Intervals
13/09Newtown NRLITTLE STINT Click for Picture 1-2(Just W. of Boathouse)
13/09(8.05 - 11.00)Curlew Sandpiper1
13/09=15 Wader Species!Redshankc25
13/09"Greenshank1(Scrape)
13/09"Ringed Ploverc70
13/09"Knot1
13/09"Ruff1 juv.
13/09"Dunlinc100
13/09"Oystercatcherc30
13/09"Lapwing12
13/09"Curlewc40
13/09"Golden Plover1
13/09"Grey Ploverc10
13/09"Black-tailed Godwit4
13/09"Turnstonec10
13/09"Sandwich Tern1
13/09"Heron2
13/09"Little Egret12
13/09"Pied Wagtail2
13/09"Meadow Pipit3
13/09"Swallow6
13/09"Canada Geesec20
13/09"Osprey1
13/09"Peregrine1(E. Spit)
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13/09Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull9
13/09(13.50)Cormorant2
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13/09Bembridge Marsh (RSPB)Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture c25
13/09(14.15)Hobby Click for Picture 5+
13/09-with CM.Shoveler4
13/09"Heron3
13/09"Little Egret19
13/09"Gadwall8
13/09"Teal20+
13/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
13/09"Wheatear1
13/09"Cootc20
13/09"Swan2, 4 cyg.
13/09"Black Swan1(with c40 Canada Geese)
13/09"Curlew1
13/09"Lapwing2
13/09"Mediterranean Gull3
13/09"Lesser Black-backed Gull2
13/09"Great Black-back Gull7
13/09"Skylark3
13/09"Raven1
13/09"Kestrel2, 2 juv.
13/09"Peregrine1
13/09Bembridge PondsGreenshank7
13/09(17.00)Kingfisher1(Heard)
13/09"Redshank18
13/09"Black-tailed Godwit2
13/09"Water Rail2(Heard)
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Reported 13/09Laundry LaneBee-eaters2-3 heard going over (Danny V.)
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FridayFine Sunny
12/09Ryde West SandsBRENT GEESE3(Back already!)
12/09(7.35)Curlew13
12/09-and E. Sands.Oystercatcher14
12/09"Raven1
12/09"Little Egret3
12/09"Heron4
12/09"Pied Wagtail2
12/09Canoe LakeBlack Swan1(Feral)
12/09Appley ParkGoldcrest2
12/09(8.00)Stock Dove2
12/09"Robin7
12/09"Starling22
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsCool NE Wind
11/09West Highdown, TotlandWheatear3
11/09(8.15 - 11.00)Whinchat3
11/09"Stonechat7
11/09"Lesser Whitethroat Click for Picture 2
11/09"Whitethroat15
11/09"Dartford Warbler Click for Picture 1 juv.
11/09"Blackcap Click for Picture c10
11/09"Spotted Flycatcher1
11/09"Rock Pipit14
11/09"Meadow Pipitc30
11/09"Linnet2
11/09"Skylark2(Heard)
11/09"Goldfinch3
11/09"Dunnock3
11/09"Jay3
11/09"Magpie3
11/09"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture c10(With cattle)
11/09"Swallowc100
11/09"House Martinc50
11/09"Kestrel3
11/09"Sparrowhawk1-2
11/09"Peregrine1
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsE. Wind
10/09Bleak DownRed-legged Partridge42
10/09(7.30)Pheasantc40
10/09"Guinea Fowl3(Escapes)
10/09"Buzzard2
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10/09Shepherd's ChineRED-BACKED SHRIKE Click for Picture 1 (1st.w.)
10/09(7.50 - 9.40)Blackcap1m
10/09"Whitethroat2
10/09"Stonechat1m,2f
10/09"Red-legged Partridge8
10/09"Linnetc30
10/09"Goldfinchc10
10/09"Grey Wagtail1
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10/09Gore CliffRaven1
10/09(9.45 - 10.30)Stock Dove2
10/09"Jackdawc50
10/09"Sand Martinc10
10/09"House Martinc100
10/09"Swallowc50
10/09"Sparrowhawk1
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TuesdaySunny Intervals
09/09Fishbourne Beach to Wootton Bridge (WeBS)Gannet1E
09/09(7.30 - 11.30)Great Black-back Gull1
09/09"Redshank26(New Road Wootton)
09/09"Oystercatcher9
09/09"Curlew7
09/09"Common Sandpiper1(Opposite the ferry terminal)
09/09"Mediterranean Gull1
09/09"Common Gull4
09/09"Black-headed Gull81
09/09"Common Tern1
09/09"Herring Gull56
09/09"Mallard10
09/09"Cormorant2
09/09"Little Egret27
09/09"Heron9
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09/09Quarr Road, BinsteadTreecreeper1
09/09(9.00)Coal Tit1(Heard)
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Reported 09/09Field W. of Shepherds ChineRED-BACKED SHRIKE1 at 9.30, Map ref; , SZ449799 (Click for map).also Grey Wagtail in Chine (Iain O.)
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MondaySunny Intervals
08/09Yarmouth Estuary & PondsLittle Grebe Click for Picture 8(In a group together)
08/09(8.20 - 9.40)Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 1
08/09"Black-tailed Godwit35
08/09"Green Sandpiper2
08/09"Tealc50
08/09"Lapwing4
08/09"Redshank12
08/09"Greenshank2
08/09"Sparrow Click for Picture 10+
08/09"Dunlin1
08/09"Little Egret6
08/09"Heron1
08/09"Water Rail1(Heard)
08/09"Sparrowhawk1
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08/09Fort VictoriaLittle Egret1(Keyhaven side)
08/09(10.30)Common Ternc6
08/09"Swallowc50
08/09"Herring Gull2
08/09"Black-headed Gullc20
08/09"Common Ternc10
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SundayMisty to Sunny Intervals
07/09Luccombe and Shanklin DownsRedstart Click for Picture c12
07/09(7.50 - 10.50)Blackcap4
07/09-IWOG walk from 8.00Willow Warbler2
07/09"Chiffchaffc10
07/09"Wheatear7
07/09"Whinchat1
07/09"Garden Warbler1
07/09"Goldfinch12
07/09"Yellow Wagtailc20
07/09"Meadow Pipit50+
07/09"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture c15
07/09"House Martinc50
07/09"Swift2
07/09"Swallow50+
07/09"Kestrel1
07/09"Sparrowhawk1
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07/09Hersey NRBlack-tailed Godwit2
07/09(18.20 - 19.30)Little Grebe1
07/09"Heron1
07/09"Little Egret1
07/09"Moorhen5
07/09"Black-headed Gull7
07/09BeachGreenshank1
07/09"Heron1
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SaturdayOvercast to Sunny Intervals
06/09New Bridge PondsWhinchat Click for Picture 2(FP to North Marsh)
06/09(7.50)Redstart1
06/09"Sedge Warbler Click for Picture 4
06/09"Snipe2(heard)
06/09"Gadwall3
06/09"Tealc20
06/09"Cetti's Warbler1
06/09"Lapwing1
06/09"Kingfisher1
06/09"Coot7
06/09"Canada Geesec45
06/09Laundry LaneWhitethroat4
06/09(8.45)Gadwall1+
06/09"Blackcap4
06/09"Cormorant18
06/09"Sparrowc10
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06/09Bembridge HarbourOystercatcher2
06/09(13.05)Great Black-back Gull1
06/09"Heron1
06/09"Little Egret2
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06/09Bembridge PondsCommon Sandpiper1
06/09(13.20)Kingfisher2
06/09-with CM.Cootc15
06/09"Little Egret1
06/09Bembridge Marsh (RSPB)Yellow Wagtailc10
06/09(13.35 - 16.20)Hobby2
06/09"Shoveler2
06/09"Gadwall16
06/09"Teal40+
06/09"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
06/09"Water Rail2(Heard)
06/09"Whinchat4
06/09"Wheatear2
06/09"Coot20
06/09"Swan1
06/09"Green Sandpiper2
06/09"Lapwing9
06/09"Skylark16
06/09"Heron4
06/09"Little Egret2
06/09"Raven1
06/09"Snipe1
06/09"Kestrel2, 2 juv.
06/09"Peregrine1
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Reported 06/09Luccombe DownHoney Buzzard1 Circled 10mins then flew SE at 9.35 (Perry F.)
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FridayDull, Overcast
05/09Ryde EsplanadeSanderling21
05/09(7.35)Ringed Plover38
05/09"Common Tern1
05/09"Pied Wagtail5
05/09Canoe LakeBlack Swan Click for Picture 1(Feral)
05/09"Mallardc200
05/09"Common Tern1
05/09"Pintail Click for Picture 1f(Esc. Ringed, from Hersey?)
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05/09Bembridge HarbourMediterranean Gull26
05/09(8.20)Little Grebe2
05/09"Cormorant2
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05/09Marina to St. Helens BridgeMarsh Harrier1m(The one with the White and Green Wingtags is back)
05/09(8.45)Great-crested Grebe Click for Picture 1
05/09"Common Sandpiper1
05/09"Swallow2, 2 juv.(2 chicks at nest but they flew around later)
05/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
05/09"Kingfisher1(Heard)
05/09"Cormorant18
05/09"Sand Martin4
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05/09to Bembridge PondsWhitethroat4
05/09(9.00)Little Grebe2
05/09"Greenshank1
05/09"Redshank7
05/09"Black-tailed Godwit1
05/09"Tufted Duck2m,1f
05/09"Teal3
05/09"Heron2
05/09"Little Egret7
05/09"Long Tailed Tit3+
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsNW Wind
04/09Bembridge DownSpotted Flycatcher6
04/09(7.40 - 9.00)Redstart Click for Picture 4
04/09"Lesser Whitethroat Click for Picture 1
04/09"Whitethroat4
04/09"Blackcap5
04/09"Swallowc30
04/09"House Martinc20
04/09"Meadow Pipit1
04/09"Sparrowhawk1
04/09"Kestrel1
04/09"Buzzard2
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04/09Newtown NROsprey1(In tree on skyline)
04/09(14.20 - 16.15)Curlew Sandpiper Click for Picture 1(In scrape)
04/09"Redshank2
04/09"Little Owl1(From Hide)
04/09"Ringed Plover4
04/09"Grey Plover6
04/09"Common Tern1
04/09"Little Egret7
04/09"Pied Wagtail1
04/09"Oystercatcherc50
04/09"Shelduck2
04/09"Meadow Pipit1
04/09"Canada Geesec100
04/09"Lesser Whistling Duck1(Escape, still in scrape)
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WednesdaySunny Intervals
03/09Haddon's Pits NT, LuccombeSpotted Flycatcher4
03/09(7.45 - 8.50)Blackcapc20
03/09"Garden Warbler Click for Picture 1
03/09"TREE PIPIT Click for Picture 1
03/09"Raven2
03/09"Sparrowhawk1
03/09"Buzzard1
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03/09Nansen Hill to Luccombe DownHONEY BUZZARD Click for Picture 1-2(Over at 9.38 and 9.58)
03/09(9.05 - 11.10)Blackcap1m
03/09"Willow Warbler3
03/09"Chiffchaff2
03/09"Redstart3
03/09"Meadow Pipit22
03/09"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture c10
03/09"House Martinc10
03/09"Swallow50+
03/09"Kestrel2
03/09"Buzzard2
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03/09Deacon's LaneLittle Owl1(by Stable Block at 20.15)
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