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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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Mediterranean Gulls,11th. Oct.
Bembridge Marsh (RSPB)
Goldfinch
St. Catherines Down, 28th. Oct.
Black Redstart (imm M)
Culver Haven, 30th. Oct.
Sanderling
Seaview Beach, 7th. Oct.
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Siberian Stonechat (Imm.)
Hersey NR, 8th. Oct.
Kestrel (M)
Hersey NR, 8th. Oct.
Lapwing
Yarmouth, 21st. Sept.
Snipe (3)
Hersey NR, 8th. October
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk

"Medina Estuary"---Sunday, January 25th. 2015 @9.00

With Dave Hunnybun for Widlfowl & Waders.
Meet @ Medina Valley Centre.
SZ503909 (Click for map).


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

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December 2014
Click for monthly species lists, total for December =106 (This year's IOW total = 174)
FridayShowers to Sunny IntervalsNW. Wind
19/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc140
19/12(8.15)Great-crested Grebe2
19/12"Brent Geesec30
19/12"Pied Wagtail2
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19/12PuckpoolCommon Scoter1f
19/12(8.45)Cormorant6
19/12"Mediterranean Gull1
19/12"Great-crested Grebe2
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19/12SeaviewGreat Northern Diver1W(Then turned N.)
19/12(9.10)Shag2
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19/12Foreland, BembridgeShag1
19/12(14.30 - 15.20)Cormorant12
19/12"Brent Geesec30
19/12"Red-breasted Merganer2m,1f
19/12"Razorbill1(On sea, off ledge)
19/12"Sandwich Tern2
19/12"Great Black-back Gull4
19/12"Oystercatcher8
19/12"Curlew10
19/12"Grey Plover3
19/12"Little Egret9
19/12"Heron3
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ThursdayWindy, Cloudy, ShowersGusty WSW Wind
18/12"La Falaise", VentnorRed-throated Diver4W
18/12(7.35 - 8.40)Gannet10W(1 fishing offshore)
18/12"Kittiwake12+W(I missed a few in the gloom)
18/12"Great Black-back Gull1
18/12"Auk Sp.2W
18/12"Common Gull2W
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WednesdayWet, Cloudy, Showers
17/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc50
17/12(11.00)Great-crested Grebe1
17/12"Common Gull32
17/12"Oystercatcher6
17/12"Great Black-back Gull1
17/12"Pied Wagtail2
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17/12Tower Cottage Gardens, ShanklinGoldcrest3
17/12(14.40)Great-crested Grebe1
17/12"Robin3
17/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
17/12"Jay2
17/12By Shanklin Chine entranceGrey Wagtail1
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TuesdayFrosty, Foggy to Sunny Intervals
16/12Binstead beachBlack-necked Grebe3(To NE)
16/12(10.40 - 11.10)Great-crested Grebe6
16/12"Curlew1
16/12"Oystercatcher6
16/12"Common Gull1
16/12"Black-headed Gullc30
16/12"Heron1
16/12"Brent Geesec15
MammalQuarr Road etc.Red Squirrel3
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16/12Hersey NRGreenshank1
16/12(14.05 - 14.30)Snipe1
16/12"Tufted Duck4m,2f
16/12"Teal3
16/12"Little Egret1
16/12"Mallardc40
16/12"Little Grebe3
16/12"Marbled Teal1(Escape)
16/12BeachSanderling4
16/12"Little Egret2
16/12"Oystercatcher4
16/12"Heron1
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MondayCloudy with Short bright intervalsSW. Wind
15/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderling7
15/12(8.10)Great Black-back Gull1
15/12"Oystercatcher21
15/12"Pied Wagtail2
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15/12PuckpoolEIDER Click for Picture 1m(Just offshore along Springvale)
15/12(8.35)Shag1
15/12Sanderling4
15/12"Oystercatcher4
15/12"Great-crested Grebe3
15/12"Brent Geesec60
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15/12SeaviewSLAVONIAN GREBE Click for Picture 1(To L. of Forts but rather distant)
15/12(9.00)Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 1(On rocks with Black-headed Gulls)
15/12-no sign of RN GrebeShag3
15/12"Cormorant4
15/12"Mediterranean Gull2
15/12"Great-crested Grebe1
15/12"Red-breasted Merganser1m
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SundaySunny Intervals Heavy ShowersSW. Wind
14/12YarmouthGadwall2m,2f
14/12(8.05 - 11.30)Goldeneye1m
14/12IWOG Walk from 9.00.Kingfisher1
14/12"Black-tailed Godwitc70
14/12"Golden Ploverc380
14/12"Grey Plover2
14/12"Curlew2
14/12"Turnstone2
14/12"Little Grebe6
14/12"Lapwingc200
14/12"Brent Geesec50
14/12"Little Egret2
14/12"Heron1
14/12"Wigeonc100
14/12"Tealc50
14/12"Stonechat1m, 1f
14/12"Pheasant1
14/12"Greenshank1
14/12"Redshank10
14/12"Dunlin4
14/12"Reed Bunting2+
14/12"Kestrel1
14/12"Buzzard1
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14/12Bembridge Ponds and Marsh (RSPB)Pochard3
14/12(14.30 - 16.00)Tufted Duck1m, 3f
14/12-with CM.Shoveler16
14/12"Redwing4(Over)
14/12"Marsh Harrier1m,1f
14/12"Tealc40
14/12"Wigeonc50
14/12"Shelduck8
14/12"Tufted Duck6
14/12"Greenshank1
14/12"Canada Geesec100
14/12"Brent Geesec200
14/12"Moorhen24
14/12"Pied Wagtail2
14/12"Snipe6
14/12"Lapwingc200
14/12"Black-tailed Godwit6
14/12"Water Rail1(heard)
14/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
14/12"Little Egret2
14/12"Stonechat1m, 1f
14/12"Great Black-back Gull2
14/12"Skylark1
14/12"Meadow Pipit4
14/12"Starlingc80
14/12"Buzzard1
14/12"Cormorant70(A large count)
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Reported 14/12Puckpoolposs. Red-necked Grebe1 R. of Forts, and 1 Sandwich Tern, pm.(Chris D.)
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SaturdayCloudy with Drizzle drier laterCold N. Wind
13/12Laundry Lane, Brading FPMarsh Harrier1f/imm.
13/12(7.30 - 8.45)Sparrowhawk1
13/12"Shoveler4
13/12"Mallard10
13/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
13/12"Chiffchaff1
13/12"Moorhen6
13/12"Heron2
13/12"Blackbird6
13/12"Bullfinch2(1m seen, another heard)
13/12"Chaffinch3
13/12"Dunnock3
13/12"Goldcrest2
13/12"Long-tailed Tit6+
13/12"Robin5
13/12"Fieldfare3
13/12"Lapwingc60
13/12"Wigeonc60
13/12"Teal4
13/12"Canada Geesec250
13/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
13/12"Magpie5
13/12"Buzzard3
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13/12PuckpoolEIDER Click for Picture Click for Picture 1m(Just offshore on Shingle Back)
13/12(10.45)Sanderling14
13/12"Oystercatcher4
13/12"Great-crested Grebe6
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13/12Deacon's LaneLittle Owl1(By nest box at 16.25)
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FridayWet to Sunny IntervalsNW. Gales, decreasing
12/12Fishbourne Beach (WeBS)Great-crested Grebe6
12/12(9.50 - 10.45)Cormorant6
12/12"Red-breasted Merganer1m,2f
12/12Oystercatcher8
12/12"Brent Geese104
12/12"Little Egret1
12/12"Curlew2
12/12"Snipe15(At Quarr Fish-ponds)
12/12"Grey Wagtail1
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12/12Ryde W. SandsBlack-necked Grebe1(W. of Pier)
12/12(14.05)Great-crested Grebe1
12/12"Red-breasted Merganer1m
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12/12PuckpoolGreat-crested Grebe2
12/12(14.20)Sanderling1
12/12"Oystercatcher6
12/12SpringvaleTurnstone1
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Sun 10th to Thurs 14thMAINLAND TRIPSlimbridge WWT, FramptonForest of Dean, Glos.
Wednesday 10th.
SlimbridgeBewick Swanc50 4 Ruff, c200 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Treecreeper 3 Goldcrest.
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Holden TowerLittle Stint1 3 Ruff, c150 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard)
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M4/A34Red Kite5
Tuesday 9th.
Cannop PondsMandarin16m,6f 1 Raven, 5m,2f Tufted Duck, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
Monday 8th.
WenchfordDipper1
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Crabtree HillGreat Grey Shrike Click for Picture 1 2 Raven, c20 Crossbill Click for Picture , c10 Siskin, 5 Fallow Deer.
Sunday 7th
Pennington, HantsKnot3 c50 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover
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M4 Membury ServicesRed Kite2
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SlimbridgePINK-FOOTED GOOSE1 5 Ruff, c150 Black-tailed Godwit, 10+ White-fronted Geese, 2 Common Crane Click for Picture .
TOTALS85 Species seen on tripYearlist now=206~
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SaturdayFrosty Start, Sunny IntervalsCold N. Wind
06/12Culver DownPied Wagtail6
06/12(7.45)Chaffinch5
06/12"Linnet3
06/12"Stonechat1f
06/12"Skylark3
06/12"Meadow Pipit4
06/12"Song Thrush4
06/12"Mistle Thrush2
06/12"Robin4
06/12"Jay1
06/12"Magpie8
06/12"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
06/12"Kestrel1
06/12"Buzzard1
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06/12PuckpoolGreat Northern Diver2(1 on sea, 1 flew E.)
06/12(14.00)Common Gull2
06/12"Red-breasted Merganser5m,6f
06/12"Great-crested Grebe5
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06/12Hersey NRTufted Duck10m,8f
06/12(14.20 - 15.00)Barnacle Geesec150(Feral)
06/12"Mallardc40
06/12"Greenshank1
06/12"Little Egret2
06/12"Water Rail1(Heard)
06/12"Robin2
06/12"Wren2
06/12BeachSanderling7
06/12"Oystercatcher6
06/12"Greenshank1
06/12"Little Egret2
06/12"Heron1
06/12"Common Gull4
06/12"Rock Pipit1
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Reported 06/12AtherfieldHen Harrier1f pm.(Chris M.)
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FridayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsNW. Wind
05/12Ryde W. and E. SandsBLACK-NECKED GREBE1(To NW of Pier)
05/12(7.45)Great-crested Grebe2
05/12"Sanderlingc140
05/12"Brent Geesec200
05/12"Little Egret2
05/12"Common Gull4
05/12"Pied Wagtail3
05/12Canoe LakeSwan38
05/12"Black Swan1(Feral)
05/12"Mallardc200
05/12Appley ParkLong-tailed Tit6
05/12(8.15)Greenfinchc25
05/12"Starling22
05/12"Robin3
05/12"Goldcrest2+
05/12"Goldfinch2
05/12"Jay1
05/12"Magpie2
05/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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05/12Quarr Road BinsteadGoldcrest6
05/12(10.15)Coal Tit2
05/12FieldLong-tailed Tit6
05/12"Jay1
05/12"Magpie2
05/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
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05/12YarmouthGadwall1m,1f
05/12(14.00 - 15.10)Little Grebe9
05/12"Black-tailed Godwit19
05/12"Grey Plover2
05/12"Curlew2
05/12"Brent Geesec200
05/12"Little Egret3
05/12"Pied Wagtail1
05/12"Wigeonc100
05/12"Tealc100
05/12"Pheasant7
05/12"Water Rail1(heard)
05/12"Greenshank1
05/12"Redshank17
05/12"Dunlin10
05/12"Kestrel1
05/12"Buzzard1
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05/12Newtown NRShelduck29
05/12(15.20)Brent Geesec200(Over)
05/12-looking for SEO, but no sign.Song Thrush2
05/12"Redshank2
05/12"Wren1
05/12"Rock Pipit3
05/12"Kestrel1
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ThursdayCloudy with DrizzleCold E. Wind
04/12Newtown NRAVOCET Click for Picture 1(Clamerkin Channel at 8.15)
04/12(8.05 - 10.20)Red-breasted Merganser Click for Picture 29+
04/12"Shelduck30+
04/12"Lapwingc100
04/12"Grey Ploverc20
04/12"Curlewc20
04/12"Brent Geese100+
04/12"Little Grebe4
04/12"Little Egret3
04/12"Dunlin100+
04/12"Wigeonc30
04/12"Rock Pipit4
04/12"Yellowhammer6+
04/12"Reed Bunting4+
04/12"Stonechat1f
04/12ScrapeGoldeneye1f
04/12"Red-breasted Merganser3m,2f
04/12"Teal6
04/12"Grey Plover1
04/12"Greenshank2
04/12"Redshank5
04/12"Oystercatcher2
04/12"Curlew1
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsCold NE. Wind
03/12Bembridge HarbourRedshank18
03/12(8.05)Shelduck1
03/12"Rock Pipit2
03/12"Oystercatcher2
03/12"Swan4
03/12"Cormorant3
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03/12FP to PondsLapwingc60
03/12(8.25 - 9.15)Marsh Harrier1m(With the wing tags)
03/12"Buzzard2
03/12"Greylag Geese2
03/12"Brent Geesec50
03/12"Canada Geesec100
03/12"Cormorantc30
03/12"Teal3
03/12"Heron1
03/12"Raven1
03/12LagoonKingfisher1
03/12"Greenshank2
03/12"Little Grebe3
03/12Causeway PondPochard5m, 1f
03/12"Mallard5
03/12"Shoveler3
03/12"Teal4
03/12"Little Grebe2
03/12"Tufted Duck1f
03/12"Black-headed Gull28
03/12"Coot6
03/12"Moorhen1
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TuesdayCloudy with Drizzle drier laterCold N. Wind
02/12Laundry Lane, Brading FPGoldfinch3
02/12(7.45 - 8.45)Shoveler1
02/12"Shelduck2
02/12"Wigeon12
02/12"Mallard18
02/12"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
02/12"Canada Geesec150
02/12"Moorhen5
02/12"Heron2
02/12"Blackbird8
02/12"Swan2
02/12"Chaffinch3
02/12"Dunnock3
02/12"Goldcrest2
02/12"Long-tailed Tit4
02/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker2
02/12"Buzzard3
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02/12Newtown NRBar-tailed Godwit2
02/12(13.45 - 15.20)Red-breasted Merganser2m, 4f
02/12"Shelduck87
02/12"Redshank2
02/12"Grey Ploverc10
02/12"Curlewc20
02/12"Brent Geese4
02/12"Little Grebe2
02/12"Little Egret4
02/12"Dunlin200+
02/12"Knotc50
02/12"Rock Pipit1
02/12"Peregrine1
02/12ScrapeWigeon2
02/12"Teal123
02/12Cassey BridgePintailc20
02/12"Golden Plover200+
02/12"Lapwingc100
02/12"Greenshank1
02/12"Wigeonc30
02/12"Tealc100
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MondayCloudyCold N. Wind
01/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderling3
01/12(7.30)Great-crested Grebe1
01/12"Brent Geesec60
01/12"Oystercatcher8
01/12"Cormorant1
01/12"Pied Wagtail8
01/12Canoe LakeTufted Duck2m,2f
01/12"Black Swan1(Feral)
01/12Appley ParkLong-tailed Tit8
01/12"Fieldfarec50(Over to W.)
01/12"Stock Dove1
01/12"Song Thrush1(Heard)
01/12"Robin2
01/12"Goldcrest2+
01/12"Goldfinch2
01/12"Jay1
01/12"Magpie2
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01/12PuckpoolGreat-crested Grebe2
01/12(9.00)Common Gull2
01/12FieldGrey Wagtail1
01/12"Pied Wagtail1
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01/12Hersey NRWHITETHROAT1(By the Hide then moving E. with Chiffchaffs)
01/12(9.20 - 10.20)BLACKCAP1f
01/12"Chiffchaff Click for Picture 4-5(The picture shows features of the tristis Siberian Chiffchaff)
01/12"Goldcrest2
01/12"Stonechat1f
01/12"Snipe3
01/12"Mallard12
01/12"Cormorant1
01/12"Little Grebe3
01/12"Little Egret1
01/12"Kestrel1m
01/12BeachSanderling15
01/12"Oystercatcher10
01/12"Little Egret1
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01/12Deacon's Lane, AsheyLittle Owl1(Heard @ 16.40)
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