Isle of Wight ( IOW ) Birds, Latest Sightings 2014

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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

"Newtown NR"---Sunday, November 23rd. @9.00

With John Wilmot for Winter Waders.
Meet @ the NT Car Park opposite the Old Town Hall.
SZ423905 (Click for map).


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

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November 2014
Click for monthly species lists, total for November =110 (This year's IOW total = 173)
SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsS. Wind
20/11Ryde EsplanadeBrent Geesec50
20/11(7.30 - 8.45)Sanderlingc50
20/11"Little Egret1
20/11Canoe LakeSwan22
20/11"Black Swan1
20/11"Coot10
20/11"Moorhen2
20/11"Mallardc150
20/11Appley ParkStarlingc15
20/11"Greenfinch2
20/11"Redwingc45
20/11"Robin4
20/11"Goldcrestc3
20/11"Long-tailed Tit4
20/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
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20/11Binstead to Quarr Abbey FarmBlackbird3
20/11(10.10)Fieldfare8(Over)
20/11"Jackdawc10
20/11"Robin4
20/11"Goldcrestc3
20/11"Little Egret1
20/11"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
20/11"Buzzard1
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WednesdayCloudy start, Sunny IntervalsSE Wind
19/11West Highdown, TotlandDartford Warbler1
19/11(8.00 - 10.10)Stonechat4(1m,2f.1 imm.)
19/11"Linnet1
19/11"Chiffchaff1
19/11"Rock Pipit4
19/11"Meadow Pipit4
19/11"Goldcrest1
19/11"Blackbird6
19/11"Robin3
19/11"Wren4
19/11"Raven3-5(1 single and 2 groups of 2)
19/11"Kestrel2
19/11"Peregrine2
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19/11Heathfield RoadBarn Owl1(In nest box@10.20)
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TuesdayRain early to Sunny IntervalsE. Wind
18/11Shide to Blackwater FPBlackbird12
18/11(8.30 - 9.45)Jay3
18/11"Great-spotted Woodpecker2
18/11"Goldcrest4
18/11"Chiffchaff1
18/11"Goldfinchc30(In Alders)
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18/11Hersey NRChiffchaff Click for Picture 2
18/11(13.35 - 14.40)Pied Wagtail1
18/11-no sign of S. StonechatLapwing1
18/11"Tufted Duck3m,1f
18/11BeachSANDWICH TERN Click for Picture 1(@Puckpool Beach)
18/11"Mediterranean Gull2
18/11"Oystercatcher3
18/11"Little Egret5
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MondayShowers and Rain all day
17/11Hillis Gate, Parkhurst.Coal Tit1
17/11(10.15)Chaffinch3
17/11"Great Tit2
17/11"Blue Tit3
17/11"Sparrow4
17/11"Collared Dove1
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17/11Newtown NRSHORT-EARED OWL Click for Picture 1
17/11(14.50 - 16.00)Red-breasted Merganser8
17/11"Redshank4
17/11"Grey Ploverc20
17/11"Curlewc20
17/11"Brent Geesec100
17/11"Shelduckc40
17/11"Little Grebe2
17/11"Little Egret3
17/11"Reed Bunting3f
17/11"Yellowhammer6
17/11"Rock Pipit1
17/11Coleman's LaneBullfinch1m
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SundayShowers to Heavy Rain all day
16/11Quarr Road, BinsteadGoldcrest4
16/11(9.00)Great-spotted Woodpecker1(heard)
16/11"Mistle Thrush2
Mammal"Red Squirrel1
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16/11My Garden, RydeFirecrest1(a welcome addition to the Garden List @ 13.20)
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Reported 16/11Newtown NRBLACK BRANT1 (Crows Text)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals, Showers
15/11Newtown NRYellowhammer1m,1f
15/11(7.50 - 10.35)Golden Ploverc300
15/11"Redshank10
15/11"Grey Ploverc15
15/11"Turnstone3
15/11"Dunlinc100
15/11"Knotc40
15/11"Ringed Ploverc20
15/11"Lapwingc20
15/11"Curlewc20
15/11"Brent Geesec150
15/11"Red-breasted Merganser3
15/11"Shelduck54
15/11"Wigeonc100
15/11"Tealc35
15/11"Pintailc25
15/11"Little Grebe2
15/11"Gret-crested Grebe1
15/11"Little Egret3
15/11"Reed Bunting3f
15/11"Meadow Pipitc30
15/11"Stonechat1m
15/11"Peregrine1
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15/11Foreland, BembridgeBrent Geesec140
15/11(13.50)Cormorant5
15/11"Little Egret3
15/11"Heron3
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15/11Laundry Lane, BradingFieldfare Click for Picture c30
15/11(14.25 - 16.10)Shoveler1m
15/11"Tealc20
15/11"Wigeonc10
15/11"Mallard6
15/11"Snipe1
15/11"Starlingc70
15/11"Lapwingc150
15/11"Greylag Geese2
15/11"Canada Geesec120
15/11"Cootc15
15/11"Moorhen6
15/11"Heron3
15/11"Blackbird2
15/11"Stonechat1m
15/11"Sparrowhawk1
15/11"Marsh Harrier1f/imm.
15/11"Peregrine1
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FridayRain to Sunny IntervalsSW. Wind
14/11Laundry Lane, BradingFIELDFARE6+
14/11(7.30 - 9.20)Shovelerc15
14/11"Tealc60
14/11"Wigeonc20
14/11"Mallard6
14/11"Snipe5
14/11"Starlingc25
14/11"Lapwingc40
14/11"Cetti's Warbler3(1 seen)
14/11"Bar-headed Goose1(Feral)
14/11"Canada Geesec60
14/11"Cootc20
14/11"Moorhen6
14/11"Heron3
14/11"Blackbird8
14/11"Meadow Pipit4
14/11"Swan2, 1cyg.
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14/11Puckpool PointGreat-crested Grebe2
14/11(13.55)Cormorant1
14/11"Brent Geesec20
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14/11Hersey NRSiberian Stonechat Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(E. side of entrance around the Luxury "Beach Huts")
14/11(14.15 - 16.00)Little Grebe3
14/11"Kingfisher1f
14/11"Cetti's Warbler1
14/11"Greenshank1
14/11"Mallard10
14/11BeachTurnstone2
14/11"Great-crested Grebe1
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Reported 14/11Newtown NRShort-eared Owl1around the salt pans and meadow this afternoon. 2 Ravens (Dave N.)
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ThursdayCloudy to WetSE. Wind
13/11St. Catherine's PointGannet29(2W, 20E, 7 fishing offshore)
13/11(8.00 - 9.30)Kittiwake2E,1W
13/11"Auk Sp.2E
13/11"Brent Geese5W
13/11"Raven1
13/11"Magpie13
13/11"Goldcrest3(Heard along lane)
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13/11Deacon's Lane, AsheyLittle Owl Click for Picture 1(@16.45, picture taken at ISO 2000 in the dark!)
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Reported 13/11Laundry LaneHOUSE MARTIN1 a very late one -over the Triangular Field (Mick C.)
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WednesdayCloudy with showersSW. Wind
12/11Ryde West SandsBLACK-NECKED GREBE1(Rather distant -in line with the Fawley Chimney)
12/11(7.15)Oystercatcher5
12/11"Brent Geesec700(Numbers increasing)
12/11"Sanderlingc125
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12/11Puckpool PointGREAT NORTHERN DIVER1(To W. of Forts)
12/11(7.40)Oystercatcher8
12/11"Mediterranean Gull2
12/11"Cormorant2
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12/11Hersey NRCetti's Warbler1(Heard)
12/11(8.00)Little Grebe4
12/11-Siberian Stonechat reported laterTufted Duck1m
12/11"Snipe1
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12/11Laundry Lane, BradingRedwingc25
12/11(15.20 - 16.10)Shoveler2m
12/11"Pheasant2f
12/11"Mallard6
12/11"Starlingc20
12/11"Lapwing6
12/11"Rook10+
12/11"Cetti's Warbler1(heard)
12/11"Canada Geesec40
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12/11Deacon's Lane, AsheyFIELDFARE1
12/11(16.30)Kestrel1
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Reported 12/11Brading MarshHEN HARRIER1fRingtail hunting E. of Laundry Lane@10.00 (FB Group)
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TuesdayWet spellsS-SE. Wind
11/11"La Falaise" VentnorKittiwake2W
11/11(7.30 -8.50)Gannet3W,3E
11/11"Common Scoter2W
11/11"Great Black-back Gull2W
11/11"Heron2E
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Reported 11/11Camphill, ParkhurstLESSER REDPOLL1 and 1 Siskin on garden feeders. (FB Group)
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MondayCloudy to Wet
10/11Newtown NRYellowhammer Click for Picture 3m,1f
10/11(8.20 - 10.15)Golden Ploverc300
10/11"Redshank10
10/11"Grey Ploverc15
10/11"Turnstone3
10/11"Dunlinc100
10/11"Ringed Ploverc20
10/11"Lapwing54
10/11"Curlewc20
10/11"Brent Geesec150
10/11"Red-breasted Merganser8
10/11"Shelduck16
10/11"Wigeonc40
10/11"Tealc35
10/11"Pintail8
10/11"Little Egret4
10/11"Reed Bunting3f
10/11"Rock Pipit1
10/11"Meadow Pipit16
10/11"Song Thrush1
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SundayShowers and Sunny Intervals
09/11Fishbourne Beach (WeBS)RED-THROATED DIVER4W(Landed in Osborne Bay?)
09/11(7.20 - 8.45)Grey Plover1
09/11"Redshank41
09/11"Moorhen6
09/11"Mallard59
09/11"Curlew8
09/11"Little Egret16
09/11"Heron2
09/11"Mediterranean Gull1
09/11"Common Gull9
09/11"Cormorant7
09/11"Great Black-back Gull2
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09/11Hersey NRSiberian Stonechat Click for Picture 1imm.
09/11(10.20 - 11.30)Black Redstart1imm.(on the luxury "Beach Huts")
09/11"Reed Bunting Click for Picture 3f
09/11"Cetti's Warbler Click for Picture 2
09/11"Little Egret1
09/11"Heron2
09/11"Chiffchaff2
09/11"Water Rail1(Heard)
09/11BeachMediterranean Gull1
09/11"Rock Pipit5
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09/11Bembridge Ponds and Marsh (RSPB)Pochard4m,1f
09/11(14.30 - 16.45)Marsh Harrier Click for Picture 1m, 1f/imm.
09/11-with CM.Shoveler24
09/11"Gadwall11
09/11"Wigeonc100
09/11"Tufted Duck1m,4f
09/11"Moorhen16
09/11"Black Swan2
09/11"Bar-headed Goose1
09/11"Canada Geesec170
09/11"Brent Geesec100
09/11"Snipe16
09/11"Lapwingc40
09/11"Greenshank2
09/11"Curlew2
09/11"Cetti's Warbler2(Heard)
09/11"Little Egret2
09/11"Heron2
09/11"Common Gull5
09/11"Great Black-back Gull12
09/11"Skylark10
09/11"Meadow Pipit4
09/11"Starlingc150
09/11"Buzzard1
09/11"Cormorant65(A large count)
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Reported 09/11Foreland, BembridgeSwallow2 Late ones (FB Group)
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SaturdayHeavy Showers, bright intervalsStrong S. Wind
08/11Hersey NRSiberian Stonechat Click for Picture 1imm.
08/11(7.25 & 10.20)Black Redstart1imm.(on the luxury "Beach Huts")
08/11"Kestrel Click for Picture 1m(Eating a vole)
08/11"Little Egret1
08/11"Heron2
08/11"Chiffchaff2
08/11"Goldfinchc15
08/11BeachMediterranean Gull1
08/11"Rock Pipit3
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Reported 08/11St. Catherines PointLITTLE AUKin 2 groupsand 1 Sooty Shearwater etc. (Gary H.)
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FridayHeavy Showers, bright intervalsStrong W. Wind
07/11"La Falaise" VentnorKittiwake9W
07/11(7.50 -8.40)Gannet1W,2E
07/11"Razorbill7W
07/11"Auk Sp.21W,1E(Razorbills/Guillemots)
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07/11Hersey NRGreenshank2
07/11(10.40)Pied Wagtail1(and 3 on beach)
07/11-no sign of S. StonechatLittle Egret1
07/11"Snipe10
07/11BeachMediterranean Gull2
07/11"Redshank1
07/11"Rock Pipit3
07/11"Sanderling Click for Picture 5
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Reported 07/11"SIBERIAN STONECHAT1 again at Hersey late afternoon (Stuart S.)
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, Cloudy later with showersW. Wind
06/11Medina Cycleway, Medham, CowesREDWING1-2
06/11(8.00 - 9.30)Bullfinch3(1 heard, 1m and 1f seen)
06/11"Goldcrest10+
06/11"Blackbird10
06/11"Mistle Thrush1
06/11"Jay3
06/11"Heron1
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06/11Hersey NRSIBERIAN STONECHAT Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(By entrance briefly)
06/11(13.20 - 14.10)Little Grebe5
06/11"Tufted Duck4m,8f
06/11"Little Egret1
06/11"Barnacle Geesec100(Escape/Feral)
06/11"Snipe4
06/11BeachMediterranean Gull2
06/11"Oystercatcher6
06/11"Sanderling3
06/11"Redshank1
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsNW. Wind
05/11Culver DownStonechat1m,1f
05/11(7.35)Pied Wagtail5
05/11"Skylark2
05/11"Meadow Pipit2
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05/11Laundry Lane, BradingGreat-spotted Woodpecker1
05/11(8.25)Wigeonc40
05/11"Shoveler1m
05/11"Mallard6
05/11"Long-tailed Tit8
05/11"Chiffchaff1
05/11"Heron1
05/11"Cetti's Warbler2(heard)
05/11"Goldcrest2(heard)
05/11"Chaffinch11
05/11"Song Thrush2
05/11"Canada Geesec120
05/11"Sparrowhawk1
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05/11Yarmouth EstuaryBlack-throated Diver1(In summer plumage)
05/11(14.00 - 15.00)Black-tailed Godwitc20
05/11"Heron1
05/11"Little Egret3
05/11"Lapwingc45
05/11"Little Grebe10
05/11"Wigeonc150
05/11"Tealc50
05/11"Shoveler4
05/11"Redshank12
05/11"Red-breasted Merganser3f
05/11"Brent Geesec150
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05/11Newtown NRBar-tailed Godwit2
05/11(15.15 - 16.15)Black-tailed Godwitc40
05/11-trying out new camera.Golden Plover Click for Picture 200+
05/11"Redshank10
05/11"Grey Ploverc15
05/11"Dunlinc50
05/11"Knot4
05/11"Ringed Ploverc20
05/11"Lapwing6
05/11"Shelduck14
05/11"Curlewc20
05/11"Brent Geesec50
05/11"Tealc20
05/11"Little Egret4
05/11"Rock Pipit2
05/11"Meadow Pipit6
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TuesdaySunny Intervals to ShowersSW Wind
04/11FP to Bembridge PondsTufted Duck1m,8f
04/11(8.00 - 10.15)Pochard2m,1f
04/11"Shoveler12
04/11"Little Grebe12
04/11"Coot2
04/11"Moorhen5
04/11"Jay2
04/11"Cetti's Warbler3(Heard)
04/11"Kingfisher2
04/11"Long-tailed Tit3
04/11"Robin5
04/11"Goldcrest2(Heard)
04/11"Goldfinch3
04/11"Water Rail1(Right by path)
04/11"Common Gull4
04/11St. Helens BridgeStonechat3f
04/11"Marsh Harrier1f/imm.
04/11"Skylark2
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MondayWet to Sunny Intervals pm.SW. Wind
03/11Puckpool to SeaviewRed-breasted Merganser1m
03/11(8.15 - 9.00)Shag1
03/11"Cormorant8
03/11"Brent Geesec30
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03/11Yarmouth EstuaryBlack-throated Diver Click for Picture Click for Picture 1(In summer plumage still)
03/11(14.15 - 15.20)Black-tailed Godwit4
03/11-watching the Diver againHeron1
03/11"Little Egret3
03/11"Lapwingc40
03/11"Little Grebe7
03/11"Wigeonc150
03/11"Tealc50
03/11"Shoveler3
03/11"Redshank12
03/11"Common Gull1
03/11"Mediterranean Gull1
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03/11Newtown NRRed-breasted Merganser7
03/11(15.40 - 16.15)Tealc30
03/11"Golden Plover180+
03/11"Redshank10
03/11"Grey Ploverc15
03/11"Black-tailed Godwitc40
03/11"Lapwingc20
03/11"Shelduck9
03/11"Curlewc20
03/11"Brent Geesec50
03/11"Wigeonc50
03/11"Little Grebe8
03/11"Little Egret4
03/11"Rock Pipit4
03/11"Meadow Pipit12
03/11"Dunlinc100
03/11"Ringed Plover1
03/11"Buzzard1
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SundayMist & Heavy Showers, brighter laterStrong SE-S Wind
02/11Blackgang ViewpointRaven1
02/11(7.40 - 9.20)Jackdawc30
02/11-IWOG WalkRobin2
02/11-cut short by the weather.Goldcrest1(heard)
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02/11Laundry Lane, BradingGadwall2
02/11(15.30 - 16.30)Wigeonc30
02/11"Tealc10
02/11"Mallard6
02/11"Starlingc40
02/11"Lapwing6
02/11"Rook10+
02/11"Heron1
02/11"Cetti's Warbler3(heard)
02/11"Goldcrest4+
02/11"Canada Geesec220
02/11"Bar-headed Goose1
02/11"Sparrowhawk1
02/11"Buzzard1
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SaturdayShowers to Sunny IntervalsS. Wind
01/11Ryde EsplanadeBrent Geesec450
01/11(7.10 - 10.15)Sanderlingc150
01/11"Common Gull2
01/11"Oystercatcher13
01/11"Great Black-back Gull1
01/11"Heron1
01/11"Little Egret4
01/11Canoe LakeTufted Duck1f
01/11"Black Swan1
01/11Appley ParkStarling26
01/11"Greenfinch10
01/11"Goldfinch15
01/11"Goldcrestc6
01/11"Stock Dove1(Heard)
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01/11Bembridge Ponds and Marsh (RSPB)Stonechat6
01/11(15.00 - 17.30)Marsh Harrier1f
01/11-with CM.Shovelerc40
01/11"Tealc50
01/11"Wigeonc100
01/11"Tufted Duck2f
01/11"Moorhen12
01/11"Kingfisher2
01/11"Black Swan1
01/11"Greylag Geese4-6
01/11"Canada Geesec200
01/11"Brent Geesec80
01/11"Stock Dove1
01/11"Snipe21
01/11"Lapwing8
01/11"Black-tailed Godwit10
01/11"Curlew18
01/11"Cetti's Warbler4(Heard)
01/11"Little Egret2
01/11"Heron4
01/11"Common Gull5
01/11"Great Black-back Gull24
01/11"Skylark18
01/11"Meadow Pipit4
01/11"Starling20
01/11"Pied Wagtailc20(In to roost at reedbed)
01/11"Buzzard1
01/11"Stonechat1f
01/11"Cormorantc60(A large count)
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