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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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Bee-eater (Juv)
Wydcombe NT, 15th. August
Common Gull (Back early)
E. Cowes Esp. 30th. June
Common Tern
Newtown NR,16th. July
Little Ringed Plover (Juv)
"New Bridge" Ponds, 17th. July
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Bee-eaters
Wydcombe NT, 19th. July
Bee-eater
Wydcombe NT, 22nd. July
Kestrel (Imm. M)
Culver Down, 4th. August
Bee-eaters (2ad,1juv)
Wydcombe NT, 15th. August
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk

"Brading Marsh RSBP Reserve"---Sunday, August 31st. @8.00

With Chris Meaney
Meet @ the bottom of Latimer Road.
SZ630886 (Click for map).


MY OWN SIGHTINGS, and Reports from other Birders- (Green=Confirmed, Red=Unconfirmed.)

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August 2014
Click for monthly species lists, total for August =107 (This year's IOW total = 166)
FridayShowers to Sunny IntervalsLight W Wind
22/08Shide FP, NewportMallard53
22/08(8.10)Moorhen5
22/08"Starling25
22/08"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
Mammal"Rat4
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22/08Newtown NRBlack-headed Gullc60
22/08(10.05 - 11.10)Curlewc10
22/08High TideRedshank1
22/08"Dunlinc10
22/08"Ringed Ploverc20
22/08"Little Egret3
22/08"Pied Wagtail1
22/08"Kestrel2
22/08"Sandwich Tern2
22/08"Common Tern1
Mammal"Grey Seal1 on E. Spit
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ThursdaySunny IntervalsW Wind
21/08Newtown NRTurnstone3
21/08(7.40)Curlewc10
21/08-brief visitGrey Plover Click for Picture 7
21/08"Dunlinc50
21/08"Redshank7
21/08"Greenshank1
21/08"Ringed Ploverc40
21/08"Sandwich Tern1
21/08"Common Tern1
21/08"Oystercatcher10+
21/08"Little Egret7
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21/08Yarmouth, Estuary and PondsRUFF Click for Picture 1 juv.
21/08(8.30 - 9.30)Black-tailed Godwitc80
21/08From the "Off the Rails" bird hideGreen Sandpiper2
21/08"Tealc20
21/08"Canada Geese75
21/08"Little Egret3
21/08"Heron2
21/08"Redshank12
21/08"Swallowc20
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21/08Heathfield RoadBarn Owl2(In nestbox @ 9.40)
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21/08West Highdown, TotlandDartford Warbler2f/juv
21/08(10.00 - 11.00)Stonechat6+(3m, 2f, 1juv etc.)
21/08"Whinchat1
21/08"Wheatear17
21/08"Whitethroat2, 1 juv.
21/08"Meadow Pipit3
21/08"Linnet2
21/08"Gannet1
21/08"Kestrel2
Butterflies"Painted Lady1 c10 Meadow Brown, c4 Gatekeeper.
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Reported 21/08Wydcombe NTBee-eater8 There are now 5 juv. with the 4 Adults -fantastic
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsNW Wind
20/08River Medina, W.SideCommon Sandpiper2(Werrar)
20/08(8.15 - 10.30)Kingfisher1(Dodnor)
20/08"Water Rail1(Heard)
20/08"Swan11
20/08"Sparrow17
20/08"Starling12
20/08"Chiffchaff7
20/08"Garden Warbler1
20/08"Blackcap1f
20/08"Oystercatcher2
20/08"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
20/08"Swallow10+
20/08"Sparrowhawk1(Chased by Swallows)
20/08"Buzzard2
20/08"Lesser Black-baxked Gull1(On roof)
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TuesdaySunny IntervalsNW. Wind
19/08Quarr Road, Binstead.Treecreeper3(2 by Abbot's Close, 1 by Quarr Close)
19/08(7.55)Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
19/08"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
19/08"Coal Tit2(Heard)
19/08"Blue Tit4
19/08"Robin3
Mammal"Red Squirrel2
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19/08Hersey NRLittle Egret1(+4 more on the beach)
19/08(14.30 - 15.15)Moorhen3
19/08"Coot4
MothBy SeawallHummingbird Hawk-moth Click for Picture 1
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Reported 19/08Yarmouth Ponds (early)Ruff1juv also Green SP and 2 Greenshank (Stephen P.)
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FridaySunny IntervalsCool NW Wind
18/08Ryde EsplanadeSANDERLING1(My first returning bird)
18/08(7.50)Ringed Plover19
18/08"Sandwich Tern5
18/08"Mediterranean Gull2
18/08"Black-headed Gullc150
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18/08Firestone CopseGoldcrestc6(2 seen, others heard)
18/08(8.25)Coal Tit5
18/08CreekHeron6
18/08"Little Egret8
Mammal"Red Squirrel2
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18/08Newtown NRShelduck3 imm.
18/08(14.35 - 16.10)Curlewc20
18/08"Redshank1
18/08"Dunlin50+
18/08"Ringed Ploverc40
18/08"Oystercatcher20+
18/08"Little Egret5
18/08"Pied Wagtail4
18/08"Kestrel2
18/08"Peregrine2
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SundaySunny Intervals, Showers
17/08Bembridge & Culver DownsWheatear8(Along Cliff edge, and on fields)
17/08(8.40 - 9.50)Fulmar1
17/08"Green Woodpecker1(heard)
17/08"Goldfinch1
17/08"Linnet1
17/08"Magpie3
17/08"Swallow6
17/08"Buzzard3
17/08"Kestrel1f
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17/08Hersey NRGreenshank1
17/08(15.30)Moorhen2
17/08Hide LockedCoot2
17/08On beachMediterranean Gull1
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Reported 17/08"Nightjar Click for Picture 1 found dead in my sister's garden, Binstead
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsSW Wind
16/08Wydcombe Estate (NT) SZ510788 (Click for map). Bee-eater2-3(flying over)
16/08(5.55 - 8.45)Bullfinch1m
16/08-On Car Park dutyYellowhammer1m,1f
16/08"Willow Warbler2
16/08"Chiffchaff1
16/08"Whitethroat2(and poss. Lesser Whitethroat)
16/08"Linnet10+
16/08"Greenfinch4
16/08"Swallow1
16/08"Stock Dove2
16/08"Buzzard2
Mammal"Red Squirrel1
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16/08Newtown NRTurnstone1
16/08(9.15 - 11.45)Curlewc20
16/08"Whimbrel2
16/08"Redshank15
16/08"Black-tailed Godwit5
16/08"Dunlin12
16/08"Ringed Ploverc50
16/08"Sandwich Tern2ad,1juv.
16/08"Oystercatcher10+
16/08"Little Egret4
16/08"Golden Plover1
16/08"Pied Wagtail3
16/08"Meadow Pipit1
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FridaySunny IntervalsCool NW Wind
15/08Ryde EsplanadeHeron1
15/08(7.30)Great Black-back Gull4
15/08"Curlew9
15/08"Oystercatcher11
15/08Canoe LakeBlack Swan1(Feral)
15/08Appley ParkRaven1(Heard)
15/08"Wheatear1f(On the Archery Field)
15/08"Stock Dove1
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15/08Wydcombe Estate (NT) SZ510788 (Click for map). Bee-eater Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture Click for Picture 7(The 4 Adults plus 3 new fledglings)
15/08(10.15 - 11.40)Spotted Flycatcher1
15/08"Garden Warbler1
15/08"Whitethroat1
15/08"Linnet4
15/08"Goldfinch6
15/08"Buzzard2
Reported 15/08"Bee-eaterPic a great picture sent in from John D'Arcy, click here for Guest Pics
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Reported 10/08La Falaise, VentorManx Shearwater6 (Chris D.)
Reported 10/08Newtown NRCurlew Sandpiper1 from Boathouse (CROWS Text)
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Sun 10th to Thurs 14thMAINLAND TRIPSlimbridge WWT, FramptonForest of Dean, Glos.
Thursday 14th.
SlimbridgeGreen Sandpiper Click for Picture 13 1 Common Crane Click for Picture , 2 Common Tern Click for Picture ,2 Oystercatcher, 1 Wigeon
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-Holden TowerYellow Wagtail2 2 Raven.
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-Zeiss HideGreenshank2 1 Snipe, 20+ Teal, 1f Shoveler, 3 Avocet
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M4/A34Red Kite2
Wednesday 13th.
Crabtree HillWillow Warbler4+ 2 Raven, 3 Linnet, 3 Green Woodpecker, 8 Fallow Deer, 1f Boar.
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BeechenhurstTreecreeper3 2 Pied Wagtail,
Tuesday 12th.
WenchfordDipper Click for Picture 1m singing by entrance.
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Nagshead RSPBBlackcap1f 2 Stock Dove, 1+ Goldcrest.
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Cannop PondsMandarin1f 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Raven, 6 Siskin.
Monday 11th.
Combe Hill MeadowsGreen Sandpiper1 1 Kingfisher, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff Click for Picture , 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 1 Little Egret, 1 Whitethroat (?)
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Speech HouseFIRECREST1m 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Stock Dove.
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Cannop PondsSiskin1m,1f 5 Tufted Duck
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Ross-on-WyeSparrowhawk15 Sand Martin, 6+ Swallow, 3 Goldfinch.
Sunday 10th
SlimbridgeYELLOW-LEGGED GULL1 3 Ruff, 127 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Avocet, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5juv Shelduck.
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Cannop PondsNuthatch2 1f Mandarin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Raven.
TOTALS85 Species seen on tripYearlist now=198~
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SaturdaySunny IntervalsW Wind
09/08Wydcombe Estate (NT) SZ510788 (Click for map). Bee-eater3 - 4(2 in tree -rather distant Click for Picture , 1 on wires, 2 chasing Sparrowhawk, 1 flying over with food)
09/08(8.05 - 9.40)Sparrowhawk1
09/08"Jay1
09/08"Chaffinch3
09/08"Greenfinch4
09/08"Swallow6+
09/08"Buzzard2
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09/08Bembridge PondsGreen Sandpiper1
09/08(14.30)Common Sandpiper1
09/08-with CM.Greenshank1
09/08"Little Egret1
09/08"Sand Martinc5
09/08"Heron1
09/08"Teal1
09/08"Tufted Duck2
09/08"Little Grebe2
09/08"Swan2, 6 Cygnets
09/08Bembridge Marsh (RSPB)Wheatear Click for Picture 4
09/08(14.50 - 16.50)Skylark4
09/08"Shoveler1
09/08"Gadwall12
09/08"Wigeon2m,2f
09/08"Teal8
09/08"Snipe3
09/08"Great-crested Grebe2(On Dynamite Pool)
09/08"Swallowc20
09/08"Swift1
09/08"Sand Martinc25
09/08"Swan5, 8 Cygnets
09/08"Canada Geesec80(1 Hybrid)
09/08"Barnacle Goose1
09/08"Heron4
09/08"Little Egret2
09/08"Kestrel3, 2 juv.
09/08"Buzzard3
09/08"Mediterranean Gullc6
Dragonfly"Black-tailed Skimmer4 2 mating
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FridayMainly Cloudy, Warm
08/08Luccombe DownWheatear5
08/08(8.15 - 11.00)Willow Warbler9+(With Chiffchaffs)
08/08"Redstart1f
08/08"Bullfinch1m,1f(Nansen Hill)
08/08"Blue Tit6
08/08"Whitethroat15
08/08"Meadow Pipit3
08/08"Linnet5
08/08"Chiffchaff6
08/08"Wren4(Heard)
08/08"Green Woodpecker1
08/08"Dunnock1
08/08"Kestrel1f
08/08"Magpie5
08/08"Swallowc20
08/08Shanklin Down (E. side)Redstart1m,1f
08/08"SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Click for Picture 1
08/08"Sedge Warbler Click for Picture 1
08/08"Blackcap1f
08/08"Willow Warblerc25(With Chiffchaffs and a Tit Flock)
08/08"Buzzard1
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08/08Fishbourne Beach (WeBS)Mediterranean Gull6
08/08(14.15 - 15.10)Common Gull8
08/08"Curlew7
08/08"Oystercatcher3
08/08"Little Egret8
08/08"Heron2
08/08"Common Tern2
08/08"Herring Gull79
08/08"Black-headed Gull296
08/08"Greater Black-back Gull1
08/08"Cormorant6
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ThursdaySunny Intervals, WarmSW Wind
07/08FP to Bembridge PondsSedge Warbler Click for Picture 1-2
07/08(8.40)Whitethroat2+
07/08"Little Egret3
07/08"Swallow26
07/08"Heron1
07/08"Canada Geesec60
07/08"Water Rail1(Heard)
07/08"Kestrel1
07/08"Sparrowhawk1(Mobbed by Swallows)
Dragonfly"Common Darter2
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Reported 07/08CowesGREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO (?)1 @10.45 (Birdguides)
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WednesdaySunny IntervalsSW Wind
06/08Norton Grange, YarmouthGulls Click for Picture c500(Mainly Black-headed)
06/08(8.00 - 9.10)Common Ternc80
06/08"Sandwich Tern2( a possible Black Tern flew N.)
06/08"Oystercatcher2W.
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06/08Yarmouth, Estuary and PondsGreen Sandpiper1
06/08(9.20 - 10.15)Black-tailed Godwit14
06/08From the new bird hideRedshank13
06/08(Above the "Off the Rails" cafe)Little Egret5
06/08"Heron2
06/08"Greenshank1
06/08"Oystercatcher2
06/08"Whimbrel1
06/08"House Martin6
06/08Rofford MarshReed Warbler3(2 seen. 1 sang briefly)
06/08"Water Rail1(Heard)
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06/08Newtown NRTurnstone1
06/08(10.30 - 11.20)Curlewc20
06/08"Dunlin21
06/08"Ringed Plover7
06/08"Common Tern2
06/08"Oystercatcher10+
06/08"Little Egret3
06/08"Peregrine1
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ButterfliesRowlands Lane, HavenstreetClouded Yellow3 1 Silver-washed Flitillary, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Peacock, 4 Common Blue, c15 Meadow Brown, c4 Gatekeeper.
Dragonflies"Black-tailed Skimmer4 6 Southern Hawker.
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06/08Wydcombe Estate (NT) SZ510788 (Click for map). Bee Eater1(Flying over)
06/08(18.30 - 20.10)Linnet6
06/08"Mistle Thrush1
06/08"Chaffinch2
06/08"Whimbrel1(Over)
06/08"House Martin4
06/08"Swallow6+
06/08"Buzzard1
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TuesdayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
05/08Ryde EsplanadeRinged Plover6
05/08(7.55 - 8.50)Great Black-back Gull1
05/08"Black-headed Gullc200
05/08Canoe LakeMANDARIN Click for Picture 1m(In "Eclipse" plumage)
05/08Black Swan1(Escape)
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05/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper2
05/08(14.45 - 15.30)Greenshank2
05/08"Coot2
05/08"Moorhen2, 2 juv.
05/08"Mallard10
05/08"Little Egret1
05/08"Heron2
05/08"Swallowc20
05/08On beachCommon Gull1
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Reported 05/08Off Norton Grange, YarmouthROSEATE TERN1 at 8.40, also 1 Black Tern, c500 Gulls (Simon C.)
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MondaySunny Intervals, Showers
04/08Bembridge & Culver DownsWheatear Click for Picture 7(Along Cliff edge)
04/08(7.20 - 9.30)Green Woodpecker Click for Picture 1 juv.
04/08"Willow Warbler4+
04/08"Chiffchaff6+
04/08"Yellowhammer1m, 2 juv.
04/08"Linnet1
04/08"Magpie3
04/08"Swallow10+
04/08"Buzzard1
04/08"Kestrel Click for Picture 1 imm. M
Weather"Waterspout Click for Picture 1 out in Sandown Bay around 8.30
Butterflies"Chalkhill Blue10+ c10 Meadow Brown, c4 Gatekeeper.
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04/08Parkhurst ForestNightjar3+(1f/juv at 21.10, amale "churring" at 21.15 and a male settled on the path right in front of me!)
04/08(20.30 - 21.40)Jackdawc200(Coming in to roost with 100+ Rooks)
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SundaySunny IntervalsSW Wind
03/08"New Bridge" Ponds, (SW of Carpenters Farm)Snipe3
03/08(7.20 - 10.15)Teal1
03/08"Canada Geesec80
03/08"Lapwing3, 3 juv.
03/08"Moorhen4, 6 juv.
03/08"Heron3
03/08"Little Egret6
03/08"Lesser Whitethroat1
03/08"Whitethroat3
03/08"Kestrel1
03/08Laundry LaneChiffchaff2
03/08"Sand Martin4+
03/08"House Martin2
03/08"Swallowc30
Fly"Tapered Drone Fly Click for Picture 1
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03/08Yarmouth, Estuary and PondsGreen Sandpiper1
03/08(14.20 - 15.40)Black-tailed Godwit15
03/08The new bird hide is openDunlin8
03/08Part of the "Off the Rails" cafeLittle Egret5
03/08"Heron1
03/08"Greenshank1
03/08"Redshank12
03/08"Greenfinch2
03/08"Goldfinch1
03/08"Curlew1
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03/08Newtown NRLittle Owl1 juv.(At nest hole)
03/08(16.00 - 16.40)Curlew3
03/08"Oystercatcher10+
03/08"Little Egret2
03/08"Great Black-back Gull2
03/08"Kestrel2
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SaturdayHeavy Showers & Sunny IntervalsBrisk W. Wind
02/08Quarr Road, Binstead.Song Thrush2
02/08(7.55)Green Woodpecker1
02/08"Long-tailed Tit6
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02/08Hersey NRCommon Sandpiper Click for Picture 2
02/08(9.00 - 9.30)Greenshank3
02/08"Coot2
02/08"Moorhen2, 2 juv.
02/08"Mallard20
02/08"Marbled Teal2(Escapes)
02/08"Barnacle Geese12(Escapes))
02/08"Little Egret1
02/08"Heron1
02/08"Willow Warbler4+(Some singing in the birches)
02/08On beachMediterranean Gull1
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02/08Newtown NRWhimbrel Click for Picture 1(Just NE of Boathouse)
02/08(14.00 - 15.50)Dunlin6
02/08"Ringed Plover12
02/08"Curlew3
02/08"Common Sandpiper1(In scrape)
02/08"Oystercatcher6
02/08"Little Egret2
02/08"Swan4
02/08"Meadow Pipit2
02/08"Linnet1m
02/08"Pied Wagtail1m
02/08"Common Tern6
02/08"Lesser Black-backed Gull1
02/08"Kestrel3
02/08"Peregrine1
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02/08Deacon's Lane, AsheyLittle Owl1(Out at 20.45)
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Reported 02/08Wydcombe Estate (NT)EUROPEAN BEE-EATER4 The pair seems to have 2 "Helpers" not just one.
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FridayCloudy to Fine Sunny
01/08Ryde EsplanadeCommon Gull4
01/08(7.45)Great Black-back Gull8
01/08"Curlew15
01/08"Oystercatcher6
01/08"Sandwich Tern1
01/08"Raven1
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01/08Bembridge HarbourGreenshank1
01/08(7.45)Curlew2
01/08"Little Egret2
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01/08St. Helens BridgeKingfisher1
01/08(8.00)Teal3
01/08FP to PondsChiffchaff2
01/08"Whitethroat4+
01/08"Willow Warbler2+(In bush by river)
01/08"Stock Dove1
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01/08Wydcombe Estate (NT) SZ510788 (Click for map). Bee Eater2+(In a distant bare tree today, 1 briefly on the wires)
01/08(12.40 - 14.20)Linnet4
01/08"Chaffinch1f
01/08"Greenfinch2
01/08"Buzzard2
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