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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) had a "Bird Hide" fashioned as a Signal Box, -now converted to a dining room?


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Yellowhammer (M)
Mottistone Down, 7th. May
Little Tern
Newtown NR, 16th. May
Sandwich Tern
Wootton Bridge,15th. April
Whinchat (M)
Mottistone Down, 19th. April
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Hoopoe A
Haddons Pits, 25th. April
Hoopoe B
Haddons Pits, 25th. April
White Wagtail
Puckpool, 28th. April
PURPLE HERON (Wow)
Laundry Lane, 5th. May
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk.

"Parkhurst Forest"---Saturday, May 26th. @ 20.30
With Derek Hale for Nightjar & Woodcock etc.
Meet @ The Main Car Park.
SZ479900 (Click for map).


MY OWN SIGHTINGS, and Reports from other Birders- (GREEN=Confirmed, PURPLE=Single Observer, RED=Unconfirmed.)

May 2018
Click for monthly species lists, this month's total = 118 (This year's IOW total = 171)
FridayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
18/05Shide to Blackwater CyclewayBlackcap7(Seen/Heard)
18/05(7.20 - 9.40)Chiffchaff5(Heard)
18/05"Treecreeper1(Heard)
18/05"Goldcrest3(Seen/Heard)
18/05"Long-tailed Tit2
18/05"Great Tit5
18/05"Wren9(Seen/Heard)
18/05"Chaffinch3m
18/05"Song Thrush4(Heard)
18/05"Sparrow2
18/05"Moorhen2
18/05"Pheasant1
18/05"Buzzard1
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18/05Dodnor FP, R. MedinaTufted Duck1m,1f
18/05(10.00 - 10.30)Song Thrush2(Adult and Juv.)
18/05"Long-tailed Tit2
18/05"Blackbird2(Heard)
18/05"Chaffinch2m
18/05"Chiffchaff2(Heard)
18/05"Dunnock1
18/05"Sparrow5
18/05"Wren2(Heard)
18/05"Mallard6
18/05"Coot2
18/05"Swan4
18/05"Swallow1
18/05"Kestrel1m
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsNE. Wind
17/05Fishbourne Beach, (WeBS)Mediterranean Gull4
17/05(7.30 - 9.15)Shelduck1
17/05"Sandwich Tern1
17/05"Common Tern3
17/05"Oystercatcher3
17/05"Mallard2
17/05"Heron2
17/05"Little Egret1
17/05"Cormorant1
17/05"Canada Geese4
17/05Wootton BridgeGreat-crested Grebe Click for Picture 2
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17/05Wheelers BayDunnock1
17/05(14.50 - 15.50)Sparrowc10
17/05"Jackdaw6+
Butterflies"Glanville Flitillary Click for Picture c6 2 Small Blue Click for Picture , 4 Common Blue Click for Picture , 1 Orange Tip, 4 Large White.
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17/05Parkhurst ForestNightjar2(Heard)
17/05(20.20 - 21.30)Woodcock1
17/05"Song Thrush5+(Heard)
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WednesdayCloudy Bright Intervals & ShowersN. Wind
16/05Thorness BayRinged Plover1
16/05(7.25 - 8.30)Oystercatcher2
16/05"Shelduck2
16/05"Whitethroat1m
16/05"Goldfinch6
16/05"Sedge Warbler1m(Heard)
16/05"Blackbird3
16/05"Swallow2
16/05"Little Egret1
16/05"Canada Geese2
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16/05Newtown NRLittle Tern Click for Picture 2(On Gull Island)
16/05(8.45 - 10.30)Swan8
16/05"Shelduck4
16/05"Whimbrel1
16/05"Curlew1
16/05"Oystercatcherc10
16/05"Gadwall1m
16/05"Little Egret4
16/05"Mediterranean Gull5
16/05"Black-headed Gullc200
16/05"Great Black-back Gull2
16/05"Canada Geesec20
16/05"Peregrine1
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TuesdayFine Sunny Warm
15/05Sandown Beach, RedcliffRock Pipit2
15/05(7.15 - 8.30)Linnetc10
15/05"Goldfinch8
15/05"Fulmar1
15/05"Wren2(Heard)
15/05"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard)
15/05"Sparrowc8
15/05"Peregrine2
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15/05Sandown to Alverstone FPGoldcrest1(Heard)
15/05(8.40 - 9.20)Chiffchaff3(Heard)
15/05"Chaffinch2(Heard)
15/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
15/05"Mistle Thrush2
15/05"Reed Warblerc5(Heard)
15/05"Whitethroat1
15/05"Jay1
15/05"Great-spotted Woodpecker1
15/05"Mallard5
15/05"Buzzard1
Invertebrates"White Legged Snake Millipede Click for Picture 1
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MondayFine Sunny, Warm
14/05Bembridge PondsGreat White Egret Click for Picture 1
14/05(7.30 - 8.15)Great-crested Grebe Click for Picture 2(Performing the courtship dance)
14/05"Heron3
14/05St. Helens BridgeCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
14/05"Gadwall1m,1f
14/05"Tufted Duck2m,2f
14/05"Swiftc6
14/05"Cormorant12
14/05"Marsh Harrier1f
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14/05Hersey NRChiffchaff1(Heard)
14/05(14.10)Shelduck1
14/05"Gadwall1m,1f
14/05"Moorhen1
14/05"Coot2
14/05"Black-headed Gull4
14/05"Barnacle Geesec10(Feral Flock)
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Reported 14/05FreshwaterRed Kite15+ + others seen in W. Wight (Crows Text)
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SundayCloudy to Fine Sunny
13/05Headon Warren, TotlandDartford Warbler Click for Picture 2m
13/05(7.45 - 9.00)Whitethroat4+
13/05"Greenfinch6+
13/05"Meadow Pipit3
13/05"Stonechat1m
13/05"Robin2
13/05"Dunnock3
13/05"Blackbird1
13/05"Yellowhammer5
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13/05Newtown NRLITTLE TERN Click for Picture 2(On a Spit on W. side of Harbour entrance)
13/05(9.15)Shelduck2
13/05"Mallard5
13/05"Mediterranean Gull7
13/05"Black-headed Gullc300
13/05"Redshank2
13/05"Oystercatcher2
13/05"Swan3
13/05"Cuckoo1(Heard towards Shalfleet)
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SaturdayBright Intervals Rain pm.
12/05Mersley, Garlic Farm areaSong Thrush2
12/05(7.15 - 8.25)Mistle Thrush Click for Picture 2
12/05"Blackbird6
12/05"Goldfinch1
12/05"Great Tit2
12/05"Jay1
12/05"Chiffchaff1(Heard)
12/05"Robin2
12/05"Chaffinch2
12/05"Swallow3
12/05"Green Woodpecker1
12/05"Red-legged Partridge2
12/05"Pheasant2
12/05"Buzzard1
12/05Fishing PondCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
12/05"Canada Geese2(Over)
12/05"Tufted Duck2m,2f
12/05"Little Egret1
Mammal"Hare Click for Picture 1 on ploughed field
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12/05Quarr Abbey areaSong Thrush4(Heard)
12/05(9.55 - 10.55)Coal Tit1(Heard)
12/05"Blackbird2
12/05"Goldfinchc6
12/05"Great Tit1
12/05"Blackcap3(Heard)
12/05"Chiffchaff2(Heard)
12/05"Robin2
12/05"Chaffinch2
12/05"Wren3(Heard)
12/05"Swallow3
12/05"Stock Dove2(Heard)
12/05"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
12/05"Greenfinch2
12/05"Pheasant2m
12/05"Heron1
12/05Fishing PondMallard3m,2f
12/05"Coot1
12/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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FridayFine Sunny to Cloudy pm.Cold SE. Wind
11/05St. Catherine's PointBlack-throated Diver Click for Picture 7E
11/05(6.50 - 10.10)Fulmar7
11/05"Gannet Click for Picture 262E, 57W(+Many not counted)
11/05"Kittiwake Click for Picture 18E
11/05"Manx Shearwater18E
11/05"Pomarine Skua3E
11/05"Arctic Skua1E
11/05"Auk Sp.10E(At least one Razorbill)
11/05"Shag2E
11/05"Cormorant1W
11/05"Common Scoter48E
11/05"Sandwich Tern2E,1W
11/05""Commic" Tern14E
11/05"Linnet12
11/05"Swallow6E
11/05"Whitethroat2
11/05"Magpie3
Mammals"Grey Seal1 close in
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11/05Laundry LaneSwiftc25
11/05(14.00 - 15.30)Swallowc10
11/05"Lapwing3
11/05"Shelduck3
11/05"Tufted Duck2m,1f
11/05"Chaffinch2
11/05"Gadwall3m,3f
11/05"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
11/05"Canada Geesec30
11/05"Little Egret2
11/05"Reed Warblerc5(Heard)
11/05"Whitethroat2
11/05"Chiffchaff1(Heard)
11/05"Pied Wagtail1m
11/05"Hobby1
11/05"Buzzard1
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ThursdayLong Sunny PeriodsCool NW. Wind at first
10/05YarmouthBlack-tailed Godwitc25
10/05(7.15 - 9.15)Wigeon1m
10/05"Gadwall1m
10/05"Mallardc15
10/05"Whimbrel Click for Picture 1
10/05"Cuckoo Click for Picture 1(In tree W. side of estuary, N. of Freshwater Causeway)
10/05"Chiffchaff2
10/05"Blackcap2m
10/05"Whitethroat2+
10/05"Canada Geese5
10/05"Goldfinch4
10/05"Linnet2
10/05"Reed Warblerc4(Heard)
10/05"Green Woodpecker1
10/05"Robin Click for Picture 2, 1 juv
10/05"Dunnock1
10/05"Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 1
10/05"Blackbird2
10/05"House Martin1
10/05"Little Egret3
10/05"Oystercatcher8
10/05"Shelduck7
10/05"Redshank4
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10/05Fort VictoriaCommon Tern3(Many more at Lymington?)
10/05(9.30)Black-headed Gullc6
10/05"Greater Black-back Gull1W
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10/05Main Hide, Newtown NRMediterranean Gull3
10/05(10.15)Redshank2
10/05-brief visitOystercatcher4
10/05"Black-headed Gullc300
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10/05Firestone CopseLong-eared Owl1 juv.(Seen "branching", well grown)
10/05(20.45 - 21.20)Hobby1(Over to N.)
10/05"Song Thrush3(Heard)
10/05Newnham LaneBarn Owl1(Flying at 21.25)
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WednesdayLong Sunny IntervalsSW Wind
09/05Shide to Blackwater CyclewayBlackcap12
09/05(7.20 - 9.20)Chiffchaff8
09/05"Long-tailed Tit Click for Picture 2(Seen/Heard)
09/05"Blue Tit3
09/05"Great Tit3
09/05"Wren13(Seen/Heard)
09/05"Goldcrest2(Heard)
09/05"Song Thrush2
09/05"Mistle Thrush2
09/05"Chaffinch3m
09/05"Red-legged Partridge2
09/05"Pheasant4
09/05"Little Owl1
09/05"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
09/05"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
09/05"Kestrel Click for Picture 1m
09/05"Buzzard2
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09/05Riverway NewportLesser Black-backed Gull Click for Picture 2
09/05(10.00)Herring Gullc15
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09/05Fishbourne BeachCurlew1
09/05(14.00)Oystercatcher2
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09/05Parkhurst ForestNIGHTJAR1(Heard "Churring" at 21.08)
09/05(20.20 - 21.35)Woodcock2+(1 seen, others heard 4 times)
09/05"Hobby1
09/05"Song Thrush3(Heard)
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TuesdayFine Sunny WarmLight E. Wind
08/05St. Catherine's PointPOMARINE SKUA1E
08/05(7.15 - 9.20)Fulmar7
08/05"Gannet97E, 9W
08/05"Kittiwake1E
08/05"Razorbill1E(With Scoter)
08/05"Common Scoter33E
08/05"Oystercatcher2E
08/05"Sandwich Tern2E
08/05"Whitethroat1
08/05"Chaffinch2m
08/05"Linnetc6
08/05"Magpie2
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08/05Foreland, BembridgeGannet1
08/05(13.40)Cormorant11
08/05"Gannet97E, 9W
08/05"Heron1
08/05"Sandwich Tern2
08/05"Pied Wagtail2m
08/05"Sparrow6
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08/05Mill Farm, BembridgeHOBBY2
08/05(14.15)Little Egret1
08/05"Lapwing3
08/05"Swan4
08/05"Canada Geesec40
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MondayFine Sunny WarmLight NE Wind
07/05Mottistone DownWheatear Click for Picture 1m,1f(Late migrants)
07/05(7.25 - 9.45)Garden Warbler Click for Picture 1m
07/05"Meadow Pipit2
07/05"Yellowhammer Click for Picture c8
07/05"Whitethroat3m
07/05"Linnet18
07/05"Chiffchaff4m(Heard)
07/05"Blackcap1m(Heard)
07/05"Stock Dove2
07/05"Swallow2(Over)
07/05"Mistle Thrush2
07/05"Herring Gull10
07/05"Pheasant6+
07/05"Buzzard2
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Reported 07/05Newtown NRAvocet1 in scrape pm. (Hide Sightings Book)
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SundayFine Sunny Warm
06/05St. Helens BridgeBITTERN1(Heard "Booming" on W. side of river)
06/05(6.40)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
06/05"Reed Warbler2(Heard)
06/05"Cormorantc20
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06/05Mill Farm FP, Bembridge WindmillBITTERN1(Heard "Booming" again! from a mile away)
06/05(7.05)Heron3
06/05-no sign of Great White EgretLittle Egret2
06/05"Cormorantc20
06/05"Gadwall4
06/05"Swan4
06/05"Sparrowhawk1
06/05"Marsh Harrier1m,1f
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06/05Nansen Hill and Luccombe DownLinnet7
06/05(9.20 - 10.50)Meadow Pipit6
06/05"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
06/05"Blackcap1m(Heard)
06/05"Whitethroat2
06/05"Chiffchaff2(Heard)
06/05"Stonechat1m
06/05"Swallow2
06/05"Raven1
06/05"Kestrel1f
06/05"Buzzard3
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SaturdayFine Sunny Warm
05/05Laundry LanePURPLE HERON Click for Picture 1(In reeds W. of Lane at Bexley Point)
05/05(7.20-9.00 & 19.05-21.30)Swallowc10
05/05"Lapwing5
05/05"Shelduck2
05/05"Teal1m
05/05"Gadwall1m,1f
05/05"Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
05/05"Canada Geesec50
05/05"Little Egret3
05/05"Reed Warblerc6(Heard)
05/05"Reed Bunting1m(Heard)
05/05"Whitethroat3(Seen/Heard)
05/05"Tufted Duck8
05/05"Great-crested Grebe1
05/05"Heron4
05/05"Marsh Harrier1m,1f
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05/05Redcliff, Culver DownSwallow4
05/05(9.20)Chiffchaff1(Heard)
05/05-rather quiet!Linnet1f
05/05"Blackcap1m(Heard)
05/05"Skylark1+
05/05"Whitethroat1m(Heard)
05/05"Raven1
05/05"Peregrine1
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FridaySunny Intervals, Warm Later
04/05Langbridge FP (W.&E.)Blackcap7
04/05(7.30 - 9.15)Yellowhammer2m
04/05"Dunnock4
04/05"Chiffchaff3
04/05"Chaffinch5
04/05"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
04/05"Whitethroat4
04/05"Reed Warbler3(Heard)
04/05"Canada Geese3
04/05"Little Egret2
04/05"Collared Dove2
04/05"Jay2
04/05"Buzzard4
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04/05Firestone CopseBlackcap2m(Heard)
04/05(14.00 - 15.15)Coal Tit1(Heard)
04/05"Goldcrest2(Heard)
04/05"Blue Tit3
04/05"Chiffchaff2
04/05"Wren1+
04/05"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
04/05"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
04/05"Jay3
04/05"Buzzard2
04/05Stream and CreekLittle Egret3
04/05"Whimbrel1
04/05"Greenshank1
04/05"Shelduck1
04/05"Swan1
04/05"Mistle Thrush2
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Reported 04/05Laundry LanePURPLE HERON1 by lane in tree at 19.50 (Graham A.)
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ThursdayFine Sunny
03/05West Highdown, TotlandRedstart1f(Against the light so hard to get any detail)
03/05(7.30 - 9.30)Meadow Pipit3
03/05"Greenfinch6+
03/05"Meadow Pipit6
03/05"Chiffchaff2
03/05"Blackcap2
03/05"Linnet Click for Picture c12
03/05"Green Woodpecker1
03/05"Robin4
03/05"Dunnock2
03/05"Song Thrush2
03/05"Skylark3(heard)
03/05"Blackbird4
03/05"Yellowhammer1(Heard)
03/05"Whitethroat Click for Picture 5+
03/05"Jay1
03/05"Pheasant2m
03/05"Kestrel1m
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03/05YarmouthGreenshank1(Mill Copse Scrape)
03/05(9.50 - 10.45)Oystercatcher4
03/05"Reed Warbler1(Heard)
03/05"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
03/05"Dunnock2
03/05"Goldfinch3
03/05"Shelduck7
03/05"Swan1(With Orange Ring "K3N")
03/05"Swallow2+
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03/05Parkhurst ForestLONG-EARED OWL1 juv(Heard)
03/05(20.20 - 21.30)Woodcock1-2(2 seen, 1 Heard)
03/05"Nightingale1(Heard)
03/05"Song Thrush4(Heard)
03/05"Robin2
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WednesdayVery Wet & Misty am, Sunny Intervals pm.SW Wind
02/05Ryde EsplanadeSanderling33(Suprising so many are still here)
02/05(7.10)Great Black-back Gull4
02/05Canoe LakeTufted Duck2
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02/05Newtown NRBar-tailed Godwit1
02/05(10.20 - 11.10)Redshank5
02/05-wet and mistyShelduckc10
02/05"Whimbrel1
02/05"Sandwich Tern5
02/05"Yellow Wagtail1(Just N. of Boathouse)
02/05"Mediterranean Gull11
02/05"Black-headed Gullc300
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02/05Laundry LaneEgyptian Goose1+(On New Bridge Ponds)
02/05(13.30 - 15.20)Swallowc10
02/05"Lapwing1
02/05"Shelduck3
02/05"Wigeon1m,1f
02/05"Gadwall1m
02/05"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
02/05"Canada Geesec50
02/05"Little Egret2
02/05"Reed Warblerc6(Heard)
02/05"Reed Bunting1m(Heard)
02/05"Whitethroat2(Heard)
02/05"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard)
02/05"Wheatear1m
02/05"Heron2
02/05"Marsh Harrier1f
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02/05Deacons Lane, AsheyLittle Owl1(On a post at the stables at 20.50)
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TuesdayFine Sunny to Sunny IntervalsCold W. Wind
01/05St. Catherine's PointMANX SHEARWATER1E
01/05(7.15 - 10.20)Fulmar5
01/05"Gannet23E. 14W
01/05"Kittiwake5W
01/05"Auk Sp.3E(Guillemots?)
01/05"Shag2E
01/05"Cormorant1W
01/05"Whitethroat3
01/05"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard)
01/05"Stonechat1f
01/05"Whinchat Click for Picture 1m
01/05"Yellowhammer2
01/05"Linnetc25
01/05"Sparrow1m
01/05"Red-legged Partridge2
01/05"Magpie3
01/05"Kestrel1m
01/05"Sparrowhawk1
01/05"Peregrine1
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01/05Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
01/05(13.55)Shelduck1
01/05"Moorhen2
01/05"Coot4
01/05"Little Egret1
01/05"Black-headed Gullc10
01/05"Swan1
01/05"Swallow2
01/05"Barnacle Geesec10(Feral Flock)
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01/05St. Helens Bridge & FP to PondsTufted Duck3m,3f
01/05(14.30 - 15.25)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
01/05"Little Egret2
01/05"Cormorantc25
01/05"Heron2
01/05"Little Grebe1
01/05"Great-crested Grebe1
01/05"Chiffchaff2(Heard)
01/05"Willow Warbler1(Heard)
01/05"Gadwall3
01/05"Swan4
01/05"Swallowc25
01/05"Swiftc10
01/05"Buzzard2
01/05"Marsh Harrier1f
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APRIL

136 IOW Species seen this month
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MondayCloudy with ShowersCold NE Wind
30/04"New Bridge Ponds" & Laundry LaneReed Warbler4+(Heard)
30/04(7.20)Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
30/04"Skylark1
30/04"Whitethroat2(Heard)
30/04"Blackcap1(Heard)
30/04"Chaffinch1m
30/04"Long-tailed Tit4+
30/04"Lapwing1(Numbers are very low this spring)
30/04"Cootc15
30/04"Shelduck2
30/04"Gadwall1m,2f
30/04"Mallardc10
30/04"Tufted Duck6
30/04"Swan5
30/04"Canada Geesec30
30/04"Little Egret1
30/04"Heron1
30/04"Black-headed Gullc20
30/04"Herring Gullc20
30/04"Sparrowhawk1
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30/04Dodnor Ponds and R. MedinaSparrow12
30/04(13.45)Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
30/04"Blue Tit3
30/04"Whitethroat2(Heard)
30/04"Blackcap1(Heard)
30/04"Reed Warbler1+(Heard)
30/04"Long-tailed Tit2
30/04"Moorhen2
30/04"Coot2
30/04"Chaffinch1m
30/04"Mallardc10
30/04"Swan4
30/04"Canada Geese5
30/04"Black-headed Gullc20
30/04"Herring Gullc30
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30/04R. Medina, S. of "Matalan"Grey Wagtail1m
30/04(14.30)Great Tit2
30/04"Blue Tit3
30/04"Dunnock2
30/04"Goldfinchc4
30/04"Mallard6
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SundayDull, CloudyLight NE. Wind
29/04St. Catherine's PointCommon Scoter13E
29/04(7.15 - 10.25)Fulmar6
29/04-IWOG Walk from 7.00Gannet5E. 99W
29/04"Bar-tailed Godwit35E
29/04"Sandwich Tern5E
29/04"Shag1E
29/04"Cormorant1W
29/04"Whitethroat4
29/04"REDSTART1m
29/04"Whinchat Click for Picture 4
29/04"Wheatear Click for Picture 5
29/04"Willow Warbler2(Heard)
29/04"Yellowhammer1
29/04"Linnetc15
29/04"Bullfinch2
29/04"Stonechat2
29/04"Swallowc15
29/04"Sparrow1m
29/04"Magpie4
29/04"Peregrine1(Catching Migrants over the sea)
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29/04Bleak DownSwift1
29/04(10.40)Buzzard1
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29/04Puckpool, Field next to PHWhite Wagtail1
29/04(15.45)Pied Wagtail1m
29/04"Little Egret1
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SaturdayMisty, Cloudy, brighter laterNW. Wind
28/04Redcliff, Culver DownWheatear Click for Picture 2m
28/04(7.30)Chiffchaff1
28/04-rather quiet!Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
28/04"Blackcap1f
28/04"Skylark5+
28/04"Whitethroat Click for Picture 3m
28/04"Stonechat1f
28/04"Swallow4
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28/04Puckpool, field by "Boathouse" PH"WHITE WAGTAIL" Click for Picture 1
28/04(10.30)Canada Geese2
28/04"Collared Dove1
28/04"Pied Wagtail1m
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28/04Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2(At the E. end)
28/04(10.40 - 11.20)Oystercatcher2
28/04"Moorhen3
28/04"Coot1
28/04"Gadwall2m,1f
28/04"Little Egret1
28/04"Black-headed Gullc10
28/04"Swan1
28/04"Reed Warbler1m(Heard)
28/04"Swallow8
28/04"Greenfinch2
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Reported 28/04Newtown NRSpoonbill2 early on (Bob G.)
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FridayCloudy, Showers, then Wet pm.Variable Wind
27/04Thorness BaySandwich Tern1E
27/04(7.10 - 8.30)Wheatearc6(On beach)
27/04"Turnstone12
27/04"probable Common Sandpiper2(Seen landing at E. end of bay but rather distant)
27/04"Oystercatcher4
27/04"Reed Warbler3+(Heard)
27/04"Skylark3
27/04"Goldfinchc15
27/04"Whitethroat2
27/04"Linnetc10
27/04"Reed Bunting1(Heard)
27/04"Stock Dove1
27/04"Shelduck2
27/04"Kittle Egret1
27/04"Swallowc30(About 60 reported later in the Solent)
27/04"House Martin2+
27/04"Sand Martin6+
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, an odd showerW. Wind
26/04Redcliff, Culver DownSkylark2+
26/04(7.30)Chiffchaff3+
26/04-rather quiet!Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
26/04"Willow Warbler1(Heard)
26/04"Kestrel1m
26/04"Buzzard1
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26/04Quarr Abbey AreaMistle Thrush2
26/04(10.20)Chiffchaff Click for Picture 2
26/04"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
26/04"Willow Warbler1(Heard)
26/04"Blackcap5(Seen/Heard)
26/04"Chaffinch3(Seen/Heard)
26/04"Greenfinch1m(Heard)
26/04"Goldfinch8(Seen/Heard)
26/04"Song Thrush1
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Reported 26/04Haddons Pits, LuccombeHoopoe1 still here till 15.45 at least. (Saun D.)
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WednesdayFine Sunny
25/04Clamerkin and Town Copse, NewtownNIGHTINGALE1m(Heard)
25/04(7.15)Whimbrel2
25/04"Redshank2
25/04"Chiffchaff2+(Heard)
25/04"Blue Tit3
25/04"Mediterranean Gullc4(Heard)
25/04"Mistle Thrush1(Heard)
25/04"Stong Thrush1(Heard)
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25/04Mottistone DownBlackcap1m
25/04(7.50)Yellowhammer2m
25/04"Whitethroat1m
25/04"Linnet4
25/04"Dunnock2
25/04"Robin2
25/04"Pheasant4+
25/04"Chiffchaff2
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25/04Brighstone DownGARDEN WARBLER2m(2 Heard & 1 also seen)
25/04(8.15)Yellowhammer4m
25/04"Stong Thrush1
25/04"Linnet6
25/04"Dunnock1
25/04"Robin2
25/04"Blackcap1m(Heard)
25/04"Pheasant1
25/04"Chiffchaff2
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25/04Haddons Pits, Luccombe (13.30)HOOPOE Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(On Tennis Court beyond the top fence)
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Reported 25/04Yarbridge, BradingWHITE STORK1 low over road at 10.56 (Alan B.)
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TuesdayFoggy Start, Cloudy to Misty Drizzle pm.W. Wind
24/04St. Catherine's PointGreat Skua "Bonxie"1E(Flying quite high)
24/04(7.15 - 9.10)Fulmar7
24/04"Gannet69E. 1W
24/04-clear over the seaGuillemot2+E(Also 2 Auk Sp.)
24/04"Kittiwake4E
24/04"Shag1W
24/04"Cormorant1W
24/04"Whitethroat3
24/04"Willow Warbler1(Heard)
24/04"Yellowhammer1(Heard)
24/04"Linnet3
24/04"Bullfinch1m
24/04"Stonechat1m
24/04"Sparrow1m
24/04"Magpie6
Mammals"Grey Seal Click for Picture 1 close in
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24/04St. Helens BridgeSWIFT Click for Picture c10(Flying over the marsh and river)
24/04(13.55)Cormorantc30
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24/04Brading Marsh (From Windmill Farm Bembridge)Great White Egret1(Left side of marsh on a pool)
24/04(14.15)Sand Martin2
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MondayCloudy, Sunny IntervalsCold NW Wind
23/04Luccombe DownLinnet11
23/04(7.15 - 9.05)Meadow Pipit8
23/04-very quietSkylark4
23/04"Dunnock1
23/04"Whitethroat1m(Heard)
23/04"Stock Dove1+
23/04"Robinc4
23/04"Swallow1(Over)
23/04"Magpie5
23/04"Kestrel1m
23/04"Buzzard1
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23/04Town Quay, NewtownWhimbrel Click for Picture 2
23/04(9.45)Canada Geese4
23/04"Swan2
23/04"Shelduck4
23/04LaneCuckoo1(Heard by entrance to Town Copse)
23/04Main HideMediterranean Gullc20
23/04-brief visitShelduckc25
23/04"Redshank2
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Reported 23/04"New Bridge" PondsOsprey1 Over to N. at 10.10 (CAlan B.)
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SundayFine SunnyCool W. Wind at first
22/04West Highdown, TotlandSWIFT (?)1(Brief view so cannot be certain)
22/04(7.15 - 10.00)Grasshopper Warbler1m("Reeling" by path to Beacon)
22/04"Greenfinch2+
22/04"Meadow Pipit6
22/04"Chiffchaff2
22/04"Linnet4
22/04"Green Woodpecker1
22/04"Robin2
22/04"Dunnock2
22/04"Skylarkc10(Seen/heard)
22/04"Blackbird4
22/04"Yellowhammer3m,2f
22/04"Swallow2+
22/04"Shag3
22/04"Guillemot3
22/04"Raven2
22/04"Peregrine2
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22/04YarmouthBlack-tailed Godwit Click for Picture 6(Coming into Summer Plumage)
22/04(10.20)Wigeon1m
22/04-brief visitReed Warbler1(Heard)
22/04"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard)
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22/04Laundry LaneEgyptian Geese Click for Picture 3(Field W. of Lane towards the S. end)
22/04(15.45 - 16.35)Wheatear1m
22/04"Sedge Warbler1m(Heard)
22/04"Reed Warbler2m(Heard)
22/04"Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
22/04"Skylark3+
22/04"Canada Geesec30
22/04"Little Egret1
22/04"Swallowc7
22/04"Sand Martin3
22/04"Marsh Harrier1f
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SaturdayHazy but Warm and Sunny
21/04"New Bridge Ponds" & Laundry LaneSedge Warbler Click for Picture 1m
21/04(7.10)Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
21/04"Skylark2(Heard)
21/04"Oystercatcher2
21/04"Cootc20
21/04"Shelduck2
21/04"Gadwall1m,1f
21/04"Teal12
21/04"Tufted Duck7m,4f
21/04"Swan2
21/04"Canada Geesec30
21/04"Black-headed Gull2
21/04"Little Egret2
21/04"Heron1
21/04"Buzzard1
21/04"Marsh Harrier1f
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21/04Redcliff, Culver DownYELLOW WAGTAIL Click for Picture 1m(With Longhorn Cattle)
21/04(8.15)Skylark4+
21/04-rather quiet!Swallow2
21/04"Willow Warbler1(Heard)
21/04"Lesser Whitethroat1(Heard)
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21/04Bembridge HarbourWhimbrel Click for Picture 1 imm.
21/04(11.00)Greenshank1
21/04"Redshank1
21/04"Little Egret1
21/04"Linnet3
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Reported 21/04VentnorHOOPOE1 on Madiera Road @7.40 briefly (Nick L.)
Reported 21/04Brading MarshGreat White Egret1+ Just E. of St. Helens bridge but mobile (Chris M.)
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