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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) via "Centurion's Copse" also 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.


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Yellow Wagtails
Laundry Lane, 10th. Sept.
Spotted Redshank
Yarmouth, 21st. Sept
Yellowhammer (M)
Mottistone Down,16th. Oct.
Golden Plover
Yarmouth,16th. October
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Kingfisher (F)
Hersey NR, 1st. November
R.B. Merganser (M)
Newtown NR, 25th. Nov.
Fieldfare
Laundry Lane, 26th. Nov.
Wryneck
St. Catherine's Pt. 4th. Sept.
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk

"Medina Valley"---January 27th. @ 9.00

With Dave Hunnybun
Meet @ The Medina Valley Centre in Dodnor Lane
SZ503909 (Click for map).


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

December 2018

Click for monthly species lists, this month's total = 97 (This year's IOW total = 182)

TuesdayMisty to Fine Sunny
11/12Culver DownMeadow Pipit4
11/12(7.45)Skylark1
11/12"Jackdaw20+
11/12"Kestrel3
11/12"Buzzard1
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11/12Brading MarshCattle Egret Click for Picture 1(With Cattle by the Great Sluice Bridge)
11/12(8.50)Little Egret3
11/12"Wigeonc50
11/12"Meadow Pipit2
11/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
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11/12Puckpool PointSlavonian Grebe Click for Picture 4
11/12(10.20)Great-crested Grebe8
11/12"Red-breasted Merganser3m,1f
11/12"Shag1
11/12"Cormorant2
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11/12Seaview EsplanadeCommon Scoter1f(on sea to NE.)
11/12(10.50)Great-crested Grebe1
11/12"Great Black-back Gull1
11/12"Shag2
11/12"Cormorant4
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MondaySunny Intervals, cooler
10/12Fishbourne Beach (WeBS)Redshank6
10/12(7.30)Curlew8
10/12"Swan7(Immature)
10/12"Black-headed Gullc200
10/12"Canada Geese2
10/12"Cormorant1
10/12"Heron4
10/12"Meadow Pipit1
10/12"Oystercatcher10
10/12"Mediterranean Gull6
10/12AlsoBrent Geese32(at 11.30 on sea)
10/12Wootton BridgeRedshank11
10/12(8.40)Swan3
10/12"Curlew21
10/12"Common Gull1
10/12"Teal13
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10/12Laundry LaneFieldfare3
10/12(15.30 - 16.55)Shoveler3
10/12"Wigeonc30
10/12"Tealc20
10/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
10/12"Water Rail3(Heard)
10/12"Magpie2
10/12"Jay1
10/12"Skylark1(Heard)
10/12"Marsh Harrier1f
10/12"Dunnock1
10/12Brading MarshCattle Egret1(With Cattle by Old Sea wall)
10/12"Snipe3(1 seen, 2 heard)
10/12"Canada Geesec100
10/12Quay LaneBarn Owl1(Over Lane at 16.55)
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SundaySunny IntervalsStrong W-NW Wind
09/12Fort VictoriaBlack-headed Gullc20
09/12(7.45)Common Gull3
09/12"Great Black-back Gull4
09/12"Rock Pipit1
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09/12YarmouthSpotted Redshank Click for Picture 1(Still at Mill Copse Scrape)
09/12(8.10 - 11.10)Redshank16
09/12-IWOG Walk from 9.00Lapwing100+
09/12"Black-tailed Godwit100+
09/12"Golden Plover100+
09/12"Greenshank2
09/12"Grey Plover7
09/12"Curlew2
09/12"Dunlin12
09/12"Oystercatcher1
09/12"Snipe4
09/12"Skylark1(Over)
09/12"Mallardc50
09/12"Shelduck6
09/12"Shoveler19
09/12"Gadwall1m.1f
09/12"Tealc50
09/12"Wigeon Click for Picture c30
09/12"Little Grebe3
09/12"Cetti's Warbler1
09/12"Bullfinch3
09/12"Coot4
09/12"Moorhen12+
09/12"Brent Geesec50
09/12"Greenfinch4
09/12"Goldfinch2+
09/12"Reed Bunting6
09/12"Little Egret6
09/12"Heron3
09/12"Kingfisher1
09/12"Fieldfarec6
09/12"Redwingc40(Over)
09/12"Buzzard2
09/12"Kestrel1
09/12"Marsh Harrier1f
09/12"Sparrowhawk1
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SaturdayCloudy to Fine SunnyW. Wind
08/12Bembridge HarbourGadwall9
08/12(7.55)Teal2
08/12"Curlew5
08/12"Greenshank1
08/12"Redshank4
08/12"Black-tailed Godwit14
08/12"Lapwingc50
08/12"Little Grebe1
08/12"Little Egret1
08/12"Mallard11
08/12"Cormorant4
08/12"Pied Wagtail1m
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08/12Foreland, BembridgeRinged Plover14
08/12(8.15)Dunlin9
08/12"Curlew1
08/12"Mallard6
08/12"Shag1
08/12"Oystercatcher6
08/12"Rock Pipit1
08/12"Goldfinch5
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08/12Puckpool PointCommon Gull1
08/12(9.05)Cormorant2
08/12"Great-crested Grebe1
08/12"Brent Geesec30
08/12"Great Black-back Gull3
08/12Field by "Boathouse" PHLittle Egret2
08/12"Magpie5
08/12"Buzzard1
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08/12Firestone CopseSiskin Click for Picture 1m,1f
08/12(10.30)Jay Click for Picture 2
08/12"Goldcrest2(Heard)
08/12"Great Tit1
08/12"Blue Tit2
08/12"Long-tailed Tit10+
08/12"Blackbird2
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FridayVery Wet am, Brighter later.Strong SW. Wind
07/12Puckpool PointCommon Gull2
07/12(13.30)Oystercatcher4
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07/12Seaview EsplanadeGreat Northern Diver Click for Picture 2(On sea off Seagrove Bay moving E.)
07/12(13.50)Brent Geesec25E
07/12"Shag2
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07/12Hersey NRTufted Duck6
07/12(14.30)Little Grebe4
07/12"Coot6
07/12"Moorhen2
07/12BeachMediterranean Gull4
Mammal"Fox1
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Reported 07/12Fort VictoriaLITTLE AUK (?)2 with Guillemot, also Eider and Razorbill 9.45 - 11.30 (Jon S.)
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ThursdayDrizzle, Cloudy, Showers.SW-W. Wind
06/12Quarr Road to AbbeyGreen Woodpecker1+
06/12(7.35)Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
06/12"Goldcrest6
06/12"Chiffchaff?1(Heard by Old Abbey Ruins)
06/12"Blue Tit5
06/12"Long-tailed Tit2+(Heard)
06/12"Great Tit4
06/12"Goldfinch2
06/12"Pheasant2m
06/12"Blue Tit5
06/12"Long-tailed Tit2+(Heard)
Mammal"Red Squirrel3
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06/12Binstead BeachGreat-crested Grebe1W
06/12(8.35)Cormorant2
06/12"Brent Geesec50
06/12"Mediterranean Gull1
06/12"Mallardc40
06/12"Heron1
06/12"Little Egret1
06/12"Buzzard2(On Golf Couse)
06/12FP to ChurchChaffinch2
06/12"Starlingc20
06/12"Blue Tit6
06/12"Jay1
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06/12Puckpool PointGreat Northern Diver1(Distant towards Spinnaker Tower)
06/12(10.35)Eider1f
06/12"Great-crested Grebe3
06/12"Shag2
06/12"Cormorant3
06/12"Oystercatcher10
06/12"Mediterranean Gull1
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06/12Seaview EsplanadeGreat Northern Diver2(On sea towards Fort)
06/12(11.30)Cormorant5
06/12"Shag3
06/12"Mediterranean Gull3
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WednesdayDrizzle, Cloudy to Rain pm.S-SW. Wind
05/12Ryde EsplanadeSanderlingc35
05/12(7.05)Dunlin8
05/12-still dark!Ringed Plover1
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05/12Appley Park, RydeTreecreeper1(Heard)
05/12(7.20)Stock Dove6
05/12"Green Woodpecker2(Heard)
05/12"Song Thrush2(Heard)
05/12"Blackbird2
05/12"Goldfinchc20
05/12"Jay1
05/12"Magpie2
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05/12Puckpool PointGreat-crested Grebe3
05/12(8.10)Cormorant8
05/12"Shag9
05/12"Cormorant6
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05/12Seaview EsplanadeEider1f(On sea to NW)
05/12(10.20)Cormorant3
05/12"Shag2
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TuesdayFrosty to Sunny Intervals
04/12Laundry Lane & Newbridge PondsFieldfarec15(Over)
04/12(8.20)Redwing1
04/12"Wigeonc160
04/12"Tealc100
04/12"Shoveler4
04/12"Snipe2
04/12"Dunnock1
04/12"Blue Tit4
04/12"Long-tailed Tit6
04/12"Meadow Pipit2
04/12"Skylark1
04/12"Chiffchaff1
04/12"Magpie2
04/12"Robin4
04/12"Goldcrest1
04/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
04/12"Marsh Harrier1f
04/12"Canada Geesec200
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04/12Binstead BeachGreat-crested Grebe4
04/12(13.30)Cormorant2
04/12"Sandwich Tern1
04/12"Mediterranean Gull1
04/12"Oystercatcher6
04/12"Heron1
04/12FP to ChurchWren2
04/12"Great Tit6
04/12"Blue Tit10+
04/12"Long-tailed Tit8+
04/12Quarr RoadJay1
04/12"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
04/12"Great Tit4
04/12"Blue Tit4
04/12"Long-tailed Tit2+
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Reported 03 & 04/12Osborne Beach (NB Private)Wheatear1 in the bay, a late one! (Ian R.)
Reported 04/12Puckpool PointSlavonian Grebe4 2 Great Northern and 14 Red-throated Divers @10.30 (Mark B.)
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MondayCloudy, Showers, Bright IntervalsStrong W. Wind
03/12Seaview EsplanadeShag3
03/12(8.25)Cormorant2
03/12"Great-crested Grebe1
03/12"Brent Geesec50(Groups moving E.)
03/12"Great Black-back Gull2
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03/12Bembridge HarbourLapwing4
03/12(8.50)Oystercatcher4
03/12-very high tideLittle Grebe1
03/12"Brent Geesec50
03/12"Mediterranean Gull34
03/12"Cormorant2
03/12"Sparrow10+
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03/12FP to Bembridge PondsLapwingc150(Over R. Yar)
03/12(9.10)Shoveler8
03/12"Pochard18
03/12"Tufted Duck2m,13f
03/12"Little Grebe7
03/12"Great White Egret1
03/12"Heron2
03/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
03/12"Long-tailed Tit6+
03/12"Goldfinch3
03/12"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
03/12"Marsh Harrier1f
03/12"Kestrel1m
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03/12Binstead BeachGreat-crested Grebe4
03/12(14.00)Cormorant2
03/12"Mediterranean Gull2
03/12"Oystercatcher4
03/12FP to ChurchGoldcrest3
03/12"Great Tit6
03/12"Blue Tit10+
03/12"Long-tailed Tit8+
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SundayDrizzle to Bright IntervalsSW. Wind
02/12YarmouthSpotted Redshank1(Still at Mill Copse Scrape)
02/12(8.00 - 9.45)Redshank14
02/12-very high tideLapwing2
02/12"Golden Ploverc15(Over)
02/12"Curlew2
02/12"Snipe5
02/12"Skylark1(Over)
02/12"Mallardc50
02/12"Shelduck3
02/12"Shoveler6
02/12"Pintail1m
02/12"Tealc30
02/12"Wigeon6
02/12"Little Grebe2
02/12"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
02/12"Water Rail1
02/12"Coot12
02/12"Moorhen6
02/12"Brent Geesec50
02/12"Rock Pipit1
02/12"Bullfinch2+
02/12"Goldfinch2+
02/12"Reed Bunting2+
02/12"Great Tit2
02/12"Long-tailed Tit6+
02/12"Starlingc30
02/12"Fieldfare30+
02/12"Peregrine (Hybrid?)1(Larger and Browner that usual, Falconer's escape?)
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02/12Town Quay, Newtown NRGoldeneye1f
02/12(9.55 - 10.35)Red-breasted Merganser2m,2f
02/12"Dunlinc20
02/12"Grey Plover11
02/12"Redshank2
02/12"Pintail8+
02/12"Tealc30
02/12"Wigeonc60
02/12"Shelduckc80
02/12"Great-crested Grebe1
02/12"Shag1
02/12"Cormorant5
02/12"Great Black-back Gull2
02/12"Brent Geesec100
02/12"Little Egret5
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02/12Puckpool PointEider1f(On sea to R. of fort)
02/12(13.05)Common Gull1
02/12"Mediterranean Gull2
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02/12Hersey NRTufted Duck3m,2f
02/12(13.40)Little Grebe9
02/12"Coot18
02/12"Moorhen2
02/12"Teal1
02/12"Little Egret1
02/12"Barnacle Geesec80(Feral flock on Nettlestone Hill)
02/12"Raven1(Over)
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Reported 02/12Whale ChineSnow Bunting1-2 1km N. of Car Park on cliff edge @9am. (James A.)
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SaturdayRain, Misty, Drizzle all dayStrong SW. Wind
01/12Newtown NRPintailc50
01/12(10.00 - 11.20)Red-breasted Merganser2m,2f
01/12-bad visability and strong windRinged Plover20+
01/12"Turnstone2
01/12"Dunlinc300
01/12"Curlew2
01/12"Oystercatcherc10
01/12"Knotc40
01/12"Grey Plover2
01/12"Redshank3
01/12"Greenshank1
01/12"Pintail40+
01/12"Tealc30
01/12"Wigeonc200
01/12"Shelduckc80
01/12"Cormorant3
01/12"Brent Geesec100
01/12"Little Egret4
01/12"Meadow Pipit1
01/12"Rock Pipit2
01/12"Linnetc20
01/12"Great Tit2
01/12"Fieldfare5
01/12"Jay1
01/12"Great Black-back Gull1
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November

120 IOW Species seen this month
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FridaySunny IntervalsW. Wind
30/11Blackwater to Shide FP.Siskin6(On trees by Blackwater Mill)
30/11(8.00 - 9.50)Goldcrest7
30/11"Goldfinch2+
30/11"Chaffinch1m,1f
30/11"Wren5
30/11"Long-tailed Tit8+
30/11"Blue Tit6
30/11"Great Tit3
30/11"Coal Tit1(Heard)
30/11"Robin4
30/11"Dunnock1
30/11"Blackbird3
30/11"Pheasant2m
30/11"Magpie2
30/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
30/11"Green Woodpecker1
30/11"Mallard12
30/11"Moorhen2
30/11"Cormorant3(Over)
30/11"Jay2
30/11"Raven1
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30/11Binstead BeachSlavonian Grebe1(On sea again)
30/11(10.20)Great Northern Diver1 juv.
30/11"Red-breasted Merganser1m.1f
30/11"Great-crested Grebe5
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ThursdayCloudy, ShowersStrong SW. Wind
29/11"La Falaise", VentnorGannet8W,4E
29/11(8.00 - 9.50)Diver Sp.2E(Possibly Black-throated)
29/11"Auk Sp.2E
29/11"Kittiwake1W
29/11"Great Black-back Gull4E
29/11"poss. Manx Shearwater2W(Distant and often lost in the large waves)
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29/11Puckpool PointEider1f(Still present beyond the shingle bank)
29/11(10.10)Cormorant2
29/11"Great-crested Grebe1
29/11"Brent Geesec50
29/11"Mediterranean Gull4(On beach)
29/11"Little Egret4(1 on beach, 3 inland)
29/11"Fieldfare7(Over from Sea)
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29/11Ryde W. SandsGreat Northern Diver1 juv.
29/11(12.50)Oystercatcher5
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29/11Binstead BeachSlavonian Grebe1(On sea L. of the Spinnaker Tower)
29/11(13.15)Cormorant2
29/11"Great-crested Grebe1
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WednesdayShowers, RainStrong SSW Wind
28/11St. Catherine's PointGannet34W,13E
28/11(8.20 - 9.45)Guillemot1W(Landed on Sea)
28/11"Auk Sp.3E(Mostly Guillemots)
28/11"Shag1W
28/11"Great Black-back Gull21(Around fishing boat)
28/11"Great Tit3
28/11"Blue Tit1
28/11"Long-tailed Tit6+
28/11"Goldcrest3+
28/11"Raven1W
28/11"Magpie4
28/11"Kestrel1m
28/11"Sparrowhawk1
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TuesdayFoggy to WetS. Wind
27/11Puckpool PointGreat-crested Grebe7(Includes a group of 4 together)
27/11(10.00)Cormorant5
27/11"Mediterranean Gull1(On beach)
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MondayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsLighter NE. Wind
26/11Ryde W. SandsBrent Geesec650
26/11(7.20)Sanderlingc150
26/11"Swan6
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26/11Puckpool PointSandwich Tern1W
26/11(7.50)Cormorant8
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26/11Seaview EsplanadeCommon Scoter2(On sea to NE)
26/11(8.05)Cormorant1
26/11"Shag2
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26/11Laundry Lane & Newbridge PondsFieldfare Click for Picture 2
26/11(10.12)Redwing3
26/11"Wigeonc160
26/11"Tealc200
26/11"Shoveler4
26/11"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
26/11"Water Rail1(Heard)
26/11"Dunnock1
26/11"Blue Tit2
26/11"Long-tailed Tit1
26/11"Meadow Pipitc8
26/11"Skylark8
26/11"Reed Bunting1f
26/11"Magpie2
26/11"Rookc100
26/11"Common Gull3
26/11"Herring Gull6
26/11"Black-headed Gullc20
26/11"Marsh Harrier1f
26/11"Canada Geesec200
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SundayMisty, Drizzle to Sunny IntervalsNE. Wind
25/11Newtown NRGOLDENEYE3f(E. end of Clamerkin Lake)
25/11(7.45 - 10.25)Red-breasted Merganser Click for Picture 17
25/11"Ringed Plover40+
25/11"Turnstone6
25/11"Dunlinc300
25/11"Curlewc20
25/11"Oystercatcherc20
25/11"Knot2
25/11"Grey Ploverc30
25/11"Redshankc10
25/11"Greenshank3
25/11"Pintail40+
25/11"Tealc30
25/11"Wigeonc60
25/11"Shelduckc80
25/11"Great-crested Grebe1
25/11"Cormorant2
25/11"Lesser Black-backed Gull1
25/11"Brent Geesec100
25/11"Little Egret5
25/11"Kingfisher1m
25/11"Meadow Pipit8
25/11"Mistle Thrush1+
25/11"Goldcrest3
25/11"Great Tit2
25/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
25/11"Kestrel1
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25/11Puckpool PointEIDER1f(On sea to L. of fort)
25/11(13.20)Great-crested Grebe1
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Reported 21 & 23/11Wheelers BayRed-throated Diver1 (Paul J.)
Reported 17 & 21/11Newtown NRLittle Gull1, 1 imm. at 12.30 (Mark B.)
Reported 18/11Newtown NRShort-eared Owl6 @ 14.00 (Crows Text)
Reported 18/11VentnorWOODLARK5E. at 8.00 (Steve J.)
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