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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.


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Yellow Wagtails
Laundry Lane,10th. Sept.
Ringed Plover
ThornessBay, from 27th April
Turtle Dove (M)
Garlic Farm, from 12th May
Peregrines
Redcliff from 15th May
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Spotted Flycatcher
Luccombe Down, 22nd. Aug.
Sand Martin
Laundry Lane,1st. Sept.
Cuckoo (Juv)
Mottistone Down, 4th. Sept.
Wryneck
St. Catherine's Pt. 4th. Sept.
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk

"West Highdown"---Sunday, September 23rd. @ 8.00
With Chris Meaney for Migrants
Meet @ The Quarry Car Park -up the lane past the Highdown Inn

SZ325856 (Click for map).


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

September 2018

Click for monthly species lists, this month's total = 107 (This year's IOW total = 178)

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TuesdayCloudy, light DrizzleStrong SW Wind
18/09St. Catherine's PointGannet5(4E,1W)
18/09(8.00 - 9.20)Great Black-back Gull1
18/09-very quiet at seaHerring Gull2
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Reported 18/09Wheeler's BayManx Shearwater2 west @10:30 (Pete J.)
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18/09Brading MarshTeal9
18/09(15.35 - 16.25)Mallard15
18/09"Lapwing1
18/09"Swallow1
18/09"Coot30
18/09"Heron5
18/09"Canada Geesec130
18/09"Blue Tit4+
18/09"Great Tit2
18/09"Long-tailed Tit2+
18/09"Green Woodpecker1
18/09"Cormorant1
18/09"Kestrel3
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MondaySunny Intervals, warm pm.
17/09Ryde SandsSanderling133
17/09(7.25)Ringed Plover47
17/09"Oystercatcher27
17/09"Sandwich Tern5
17/09"Mediterranean Gull1
17/09"Black-headed Gullc130(1 juv. with Green Ring "RIKA" on L. Leg)
17/09"Sandwich Tern5
17/09"Great Black-Back Gull2
17/09"Pied Wagtail4
17/09"Raven1
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17/09Appley Park, RydeStock Dove3
17/09(8.55)Robin3(Heard)
17/09"Magpie2
17/09"Starling2
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SundayCloudy to Fine SunnySW Wind increasing
16/09Hersey NRGreat White Egret Click for Picture 2
16/09(7.15)Blackbird2
16/09"Swan3
16/09"Moorhen3
16/09"Coot9
16/09"Little Grebe4
16/09"Mallard8
16/09"Jay1
16/09"Great-spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
16/09"Swallow2
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16/09Bembridge HarbourBlack-tailed Godwit1
16/09(7.55)Greenshank1
16/09"Redshank2
16/09"Curlew2
16/09"Teal4
16/09"Little Egret2
16/09"Mediterranean Gull18
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16/09St. Helens Bridge & PondsShoveler8(On the River)
16/09(8.05 - 8.55)Great-crested Grebe2
16/09"Swallowc20
16/09"Heron2
16/09"Tufted Duck8
16/09"Gadwall1m
16/09"Teal10
16/09"Canada Geesec40
16/09"Starlingc15
16/09"Common Sandpiper2
16/09"Black-tailed Godwit2
16/09"Little Grebe8
16/09"Little Egret2
16/09"Buzzard1
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16/09Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsHobby1
16/09(15.20 - 16.40)Cattle Egret Click for Picture 1(With Cattle E. of Lane-3 reported earlier)
16/09"Swallowc10
16/09"Heron1
16/09"Water Rail1(Heard)
16/09"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture c40(Around Cattle and flying over)
16/09"Teal17
16/09"Black-tailed Godwit2
16/09"Kestrel4
16/09"Buzzard3
16/09"Marsh Harrier1f
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SaturdayLong Sunny Spells
15/09Culver Down & RedcliffWheatear1
15/09(7.15 - 8.50)Stonechat2
15/09"Linnetc25
15/09"Blue Tit10
15/09"Blackcap2+
15/09"Whitethroat1
15/09"Chiffchaff4
15/09"Green Woodpecker1 juv.
15/09"Jay10(Flocks of 6 & 4)
15/09"Magpie5
15/09"Swallowc50
15/09"Kestrel2
15/09"Herring Gullc30
15/09"Cormorant2
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15/09Hersey NRHeron1
15/09(15.40 - 16.10)Little Egret1
15/09"Coot10
15/09"Swallow6
15/09"Little Grebe3
15/09"Mallard11
15/09"Herring Gull1
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FridaySunny Intervals
14/09The Parade, CowesCommon Tern Click for Picture 6+
14/09(7.40 - 8.40)Sandwich Tern5+
14/09"Heron2
14/09"Little Egret1
14/09"Starling6
14/09"Jay1
14/09"Collared Dove1
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14/09Newtown NR, BoathouseOsprey1(On post in Clamerkin Channel)
14/09(9.15 - 10.45)Sandwich Tern1
14/09"Turnstone3
14/09"Dunlinc30
14/09"Grey Plover1
14/09"Redshank1
14/09"Ringed Ploverc25
14/09"Oystercatcher32
14/09"Curlew30+
14/09"Pied Wagtail3
14/09"Meadow Mipit1
14/09"Little Egret4
14/09"Peregrine1
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, warm
13/09YarmouthSPOTTED REDSHANK Click for Picture 1
13/09(7.45 - 9.20)Knot Click for Picture 4
13/09"Tealc40
13/09"Wigeon3
13/09"Lapwing8
13/09"Grey Plover1
13/09"Redshank9
13/09"Curlew3
13/09"Oystercatcher2
13/09"Goldfinchc12
13/09"Sparrow6+
13/09"Blue Tit4+
13/09"Great Tit1
13/09"Pheasant2f
13/09"Cormorant3
13/09"Pied Wagtail3
13/09"Little Egret2
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13/09Newtown NR, BoathouseTurnstone2
13/09(10.10 - 10.45)Sandwich Tern2
13/09-brief visitDunlin6
13/09"Grey Plover1
13/09"Ringed Ploverc15
13/09"Oystercatcherc20
13/09"Curlew20+
13/09"Pied Wagtail3
13/09"Meadow Mipit4
13/09"Little Egret7
13/09"Peregrine1
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13/09Bembridge DownWheatear2
13/09(14.30 - 15.00)Kestrel3
13/09Brading Marsh by ScopeGreat-white Egret1
13/09"Great-crested Grebe3
13/09"Canada Geesec100
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WednesdayCloudy to Rain
12/09Culver Down & RedcliffRookc50
12/09(8.00 - 9.20)Stonechat1
12/09"Linnet8
12/09"Great-spotted Woodpecker1
12/09"Green Woodpecker1+
12/09"Magpie5
12/09"Kestrel3
12/09"Buzzard2
12/09Brading Marsh by ScopeGreat-crested Grebe2
12/09"Canada Geesec30
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12/09Laundry Lane & New Bridge PondsTeal30
12/09(18.20 - 19.20)Black-tailed Godwit4
12/09"Starlingc40
12/09"Swallow2
12/09"Whitethroat1
12/09"Heron1
12/09"Canada Geesec40
12/09"Cormorantc20
12/09"Kestrel3
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Reported 12/09Laundry LaneCattle Egret2 With cattle @ 15.45 (Crows Text)
Reported 12/09Newtown NROsprey1(Sightings Book)
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TuesdayCloudyBlustery SW Wind
11/09Newtown NRGrey Plover1
11/09(7.50 - 9.10)Ringed Plover49
11/09"Dunlin32
11/09"Turnstone10
11/09"Oystercatcherc20
11/09"Curlewc15
11/09"Little Egret4
11/09"Shelduck3
11/09"Swan10
11/09"Sandwich Tern5
11/09"Mediterranean Gull9
11/09"Black-tailed Godwit2
11/09"Cormorant1 juv.
11/09"Pied Wagtail3
11/09"Meadow Pipit1
11/09"Kestel2
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11/09R. Medina, Dodnor to WerrarStock Dove1
11/09(9.30 - 10.50)Great Tit2
11/09"Long-tailed Titc8
11/09"Coot36
11/09"Heron1
11/09"Oystercatcher2
11/09"Curlew2
11/09"Black-headed Gullc50
11/09"Tufted Duck3
11/09"Little Egret3
11/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
11/09"Great-spotted Woodpecker1
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Reported 11/09Newtown NROsprey1 pm (Sightings Book)
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MondayCloudy to Sunny IntervalsSW. Wind -increasing pm.
10/09Hersey NRLittle Grebe7
10/09(7.10)Greenshank1
10/09"Moorhen6
10/09"Coot8
10/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
10/09"Water Rail1(In entrance channel)
10/09"Swallow4
10/09"Little Egret1
10/09"Mallard8
10/09"Barnacle Geesec50(Feral, on the hill)
10/09On BeachSandwich Tern5E
10/09"Heron2
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10/09Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
10/09(7.50)Redshankc15
10/09"Curlew1
10/09"Mediterranean Gull1
10/09"Sparrowc30
10/09"Great-spotted Woodpecker1
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10/09ForelandSandwich Tern7
10/09(8.20)Mediterranean Gull14
10/09"Great Black-back Gull4
10/09"Oystercatcher20
10/09"Shag1
10/09"Cormorant6
10/09"Curlew1
10/09"Heron3
10/09"Little Egret8
10/09"Sparrowc30
10/09"Rock Pipit1
10/09"Pied Wagtail2
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10/09Mill Farm, BembridgeGadwall6
10/09(9.00)Great-crested Grebe2(Oxbow Lake)
10/09-Brading Marsh by ScopeWigeonc8
10/09"Tealc15
10/09"Lapwing2
10/09"Goldfinch2
10/09"House Martinc20
10/09"Heron2
10/09"Marsh Harrier1 imm.
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10/09Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsYellow Wagtail Click for Picture1
10/09(15.20 - 16.40)Lapwing2
10/09"Tealc40
10/09"Black-tailed Godwit Click for Picture 1
10/09"Canada Geesec20
10/09"Kestrel4
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SundaySunny Intervals
09/09Fishbourne Beach (WeBS)Sandwich Tern8
09/09(7.10 - 8.20)Black-headed Gullc140(Large flock fishing offshore)
09/09"Herring Gull28
09/09"Cormorant3
09/09"Little Egret11
09/09"Heron3
09/09"Curlew3
09/09"Oystercatcher4
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09/09Firestone Copse & CreekGreenshank3
09/09(8.45)Redshank5
09/09"Teal8
09/09"Little Egret3
09/09"Coal Tit2+
09/09"Robin2
09/09"Great-spotted Woodpecker1
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Reported 09/09Wheelers BaySERIN1 at 10.45 in Gardens (Pete C.)
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SaturdaySunny Intervals
08/09Newtown NRLittle Egret6
08/09(7.35 - 10.10)Ringed Plover34(On Gull Island)
08/09"Dunlin37
08/09"Turnstone11
08/09"Oystercatcher62
08/09"Curlewc20
08/09"Redshank5
08/09"Knot Click for Picture 1 juv.
08/09"Pintail1
08/09"Wigeon3
08/09"Teal36
08/09"Shelduck1
08/09"Swallow2
08/09"Meadow Pipit8
08/09"Pied Wagtail4
08/09"Little Egret5
08/09"Swan2
08/09"Sandwich Tern8
08/09"Black-tailed Godwit7
08/09"Heron1
08/09"Kestrel5
08/09"Buzzard2
Mammal"Grey Seal1(Clamerkin Lake)
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FridayFine Sunny Warm
07/09Haddon's Pits NT, LuccombeWillow Warblerc20
07/09(7.35)Chiffchaff1
07/09"Garden Warbler1
07/09"Blackcap2m+
07/09"Dunnock1
07/09"Blue Tit4
07/09"Collared Dove1
07/09"Meadow Pipit1+
07/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
07/09"Pheasant1m, 2f
07/09"Magpie3
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07/09Luccombe Down to Shanklin DownWhinchat Click for Picture 2
07/09(8.05 - 11.20)Stonechat Click for Picture 1m,1f
07/09"Wheatear2
07/09"Willow Warblerc10
07/09"Chiffchaff2
07/09"Whitethroat9+
07/09"Blackcap1m
07/09"Robin2
07/09"Dunnock1
07/09"Meadow Pipit1+
07/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker2(Heard)
07/09"Green Woodpecker1
07/09"Magpie2
07/09"Swallow20+
07/09"House Martin100+
07/09"Stock Dove1(Heard)
07/09"Raven2
07/09"Kestrel6
07/09"Buzzard3
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ThursdaySunny Intervals
06/09R. Medina, Dodnor to WerrarRobin8
06/09(7.40 - 8.50)Blue Tit2
06/09"Long-tailed Tit2+(Seen/Heard)
06/09"Coot30
06/09"Heron2
06/09"Oystercatcher1
06/09"Little Egret6
06/09"Goldfinch1 juv.
06/09"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
06/09"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
06/09"Tree Pipit (?)1-2(In trees W. of Werrar inlet)
06/09"Buzzard1
06/09"Peregrine2(On E. Pylon)
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06/09Newtown NRLittle Egret6
06/09(9.10 - 10.30)Ringed Plover36(On Gull Island)
06/09"Dunlinc10
06/09"Turnstone6
06/09"Oystercatcherc20
06/09"Curlewc20
06/09"Redshank3
06/09"Shelduck4
06/09"Swallow4
06/09"Buzzard2
Mammal"Grey Seal1(Clamerkin Lake)
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsN. Wind
05/09Culver Down & RedcliffRedstart1m
05/09(7.35 - 9.10)Swallow4
05/09"Robin3
05/09"Magpie5
05/09"Blue Tit3
05/09"Pheasant1
05/09"Sparrowhawk1f
05/09"Kestrel3
05/09"Buzzard1
Mammal"Fox3
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05/09Hersey NRBlack-tailed Godwit1
05/09(18.10 - 18.50)Greenshank1
05/09"Little Egret3
05/09"Heron2
05/09"Little Grebe2
05/09"Coot4
05/09"Moorhen3
05/09"Barnacle Geesec70(Feral, on Nettlestone Hill)
05/09"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
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TuesdaySunny Intervals, warm
04/09Mottistone DownCuckoo Click for Picture1 juv(In Valley by Strawberry Lane)
04/09(7.30 - 8.50)Redstart2-3m
04/09"Whinchat1
04/09"Yellowhammer3
04/09"Whitethroat3
04/09"Blackcap2f
04/09"Red-legged Partridge3
04/09"Pheasant2+
04/09"Stock Dove4
04/09"Swallow7
04/09"Raven1
04/09"Kestrel6
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04/09Newtown NRGrey Plover1(In the Scrape, in Summer Plumage)
04/09(9.05 - 10.30)Sandwich Tern8(On Gull Island)
04/09"Dunlinc20
04/09"Oystercatcherc20
04/09"Curlewc20
04/09"Ringed Plover25
04/09"Turnstone4
04/09"Shelduck1
04/09"Little Egret3
04/09"Meadow Pipit1
04/09"Peregrine1
Mammal"Grey Seal1(Clamerkin Lake)
Spider"Wasp Spider3(By Hide)
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Reported 04/09St. Catherine's Pt.Wryneck1 Just E. of Watershoot Bay at 12.15.(Pete J.)
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04/09St. Catherine's PtWRYNECK Click for Picture 1(150m E. of Watershoot Bay)
04/09(13.45 - 15.00)Wheatear3
04/09"Stonechat2m, 3f/juv
04/09"Yellowhammer1m
04/09"Whitethroat2
04/09"Chaffinch1m
04/09"Linnet6
04/09"Gannet1W
04/09"Swallow4
04/09"Kestrel4
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MondayCloudy with Sunny IntervalsSW-NW. Wind
03/09YarmouthWIGEON Click for Picture 1m
03/09(7.40 - 9.00)Black-tailed Godwit Click for Picture 95
03/09"Teal25
03/09"Lapwing36
03/09"Dunlin9
03/09"Grey Plover1
03/09"Redshank9
03/09"Oystercatcher6
03/09"Goldfinchc6
03/09"Sparrow10+
03/09"Blue Tit4+
03/09"Great Tit1
03/09"Pheasant12
03/09"Cormorant3
03/09"Curlew7
03/09"Water Rail1-2(Heard)
03/09"Jay2
03/09"Little Grebe5
03/09"Little Egret3
03/09"Sparrowhawk1f
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03/09Fort VictoriaEider16(Off Lymington)
03/09(9.15)Canada Geese5
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03/09Newtown NRTurnstone1
03/09(10.20 - 11.10)Shelduck7
03/09"Dunlinc15
03/09"Grey Plover1
03/09"Ringed Plover1
03/09"Oystercatcherc10
03/09"Curlew20+
03/09"Pied Wagtail2
03/09"Wheatear1m
03/09"Jay1
03/09"Little Egret2
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Reported 03/09Luccombe DownRED-RUMPED SWALLOW1 am. (George W.)
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SundayFine Sunny Warm
02/09Luccombe Down to Shanklin DownSpotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 4-7
02/09(7.15 - 11.10)Redstart Click for Picture 2m,2f
02/09-IWOG Walk from 8.00Whinchat Click for Picture 2m, 1f
02/09"Stonechat1m,2f
02/09"Willow Warbler10+
02/09"Chiffchaff2
02/09"Whitethroat6+
02/09"Blackcap2f
02/09"Robin1
02/09"Dunnock5+
02/09"Meadow Pipit1+
02/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
02/09"Green Woodpecker1, 1 juv.
02/09"Magpie2
02/09"Blue Tit10+
02/09"Great Tit2+
02/09"Swallow100+
02/09"House Martinc6
02/09"Sand Martinc4
02/09"Swift3
02/09"Stock Dove3
02/09"Raven3
02/09"Kestrel2
02/09"Buzzard2+(+1 distant on flat wings, see below!)
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02/09Deacons Lane, AsheyLittle Owl2(Heard at 20.24)
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Reported 02/09Newtown NRCattle Egret2 Elm Lane? also 1 Osprey (Sightings Book)
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SaturdayFine Sunny, warm pm.
01/09Ryde SandsSanderlingc80
01/09(7.00)Ringed Plover43
01/09"Oystercatcher14
01/09"Curlew8
01/09"Sandwich Tern1
01/09"Great Black-Back Gull6
01/09"Raven1
01/09"Pied Wagtail6
01/09Canoe LakeGrey Wagtail1
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01/09Hersey NRLittle Grebe4
01/09(7.25)Blackbird3
01/09"Moorhen7
01/09"Coot6
01/09"Black Cap1m
01/09"Mallard3
01/09On BeachWheatear1
01/09"Rock Pipit2
01/09"Swallow2
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01/09St. Helens Bridge & PondsGreat White Egret Click for Picture 1(On the Lagoon)
01/09(8.45)Great-crested Grebe2, 1 juv.
01/09"Sand Martinc20
01/09"Heron2
01/09"Tufted Duck8
01/09"Gadwall7
01/09"Teal31
01/09"Lapwing14
01/09"Goldfinch2
01/09"Common Sandpiper1
01/09"Black-tailed Godwit Click for Picture 1
01/09"Long-tailed Tit4+
01/09"Little Grebe5
01/09"Little Egret2
01/09"Buzzard2
01/09"Kestrel1
01/09"Marsh Harrier1 imm.
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01/09Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsHobby1
01/09(15.20 - 16.40)Sand Martin Click for Picture c50
01/09"Swallowc10
01/09"Heron3
01/09"Water Rail1(Heard)
01/09"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture c8
01/09"Meadow Pipit1
01/09"Linnet8
01/09"Teal62
01/09"Black-tailed Godwit1
01/09"Kestrel3
01/09"Buzzard3
01/09"Marsh Harrier1 imm
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01/09Deacons Lane, AsheyBarn Owl1(Flying at 20.22, but no Little Owl today)
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Reported 01/09 & 31/8Newtown NROsprey1(Sightings Book)
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AUGUST

115 IOW Species seen this month
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FridayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
31/08R. Medina, Newport to PinkmeadRobin10+
31/08(7.35 - 10.15)Collared Dove2
31/08"Stock Dove3
31/08"Great Tit6
31/08"Blue Tit5
31/08"Long-tailed Tit4+(Heard)
31/08"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1-2(Dodnor Pond and Werrar Inlet)
31/08"Coot32
31/08"Heron2
31/08"Curlew2
31/08"Oystercatcher1
31/08"Little Egret5
31/08"Goldfinch16
31/08"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
31/08"Green Woodpecker1
31/08"Buzzard1
31/08"Peregrine1(On E. Pylon)
Mammal"Red Squirrel1
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31/08Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsKestrel4
31/08(15.20 - 16.30)Marsh Harrier1 juv.
31/08"Hobby2
31/08"Great White Egret1
31/08"Moorhen2
31/08"Tealc10
31/08"Yellow Wagtailc6
31/08"Linnet3
31/08"Long-tailed Tit4+(Heard)
31/08"Water Rail1(Heard)
31/08"Swallowc30
31/08"Sand Martin50+
Dragonflies"Migrant Hawker Click for Picture c10
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Reported 31/08Mill Copse Scrape, YarmouthSPOTTED REDSHANK1 via Caroline D.(Tony F. & Nick P.)
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ThursdayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
30/08Culver Down & RedcliffWheatear Click for Picture 4
30/08(7.20 - 9.30)Redstart Click for Picture 3m,1f
30/08"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture4
30/08"Whitethroat7
30/08"Linnet5
30/08"Yellowhammer1
30/08"Blue Tit6
30/08"Skylark1
30/08"Swallowc20
30/08"Rookc200
30/08"Robin2
30/08"Green Woodpecker1
30/08"Kestrel3
30/08"Buzzard1
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30/08Newnham Lane, BinsteadBarn Owl1(Flying at 20.40)
Mammal"Fox1
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