My IOW Monthly Sightings in 2018


MAY -Total= 118 & 3E
(E)=Ferals/Escapes, "Brackets"= heard, "Caps"=Rare or Special - (unseasonal, 1st Sightings etc.), Quotes=SSp. Possibles

Swans, Geese-
Mute Swan.
Brent, Canada, Egyptian, Greylag (E),Barnacle (E).
Ducks-
Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Tufted, Aylesbury (E)
Common Scoter.
Game/Water-
Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant.
Divers / Grebes-
Great-crested & Little Grebes,
Black-throated Diver.
Manx Shearwater.
Fulmar, Gannet.
Cormorant, Shag.
Herons etc-
PURPLE HERON, (BITTERN), Great White & Little Egrets, Heron,
Moorhen, Coot.
Raptors-
Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard,
HOBBY, Kestrel, Peregrine,
Waders-
Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling,
Woodcock, Black & Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank,
Skuas-
POMARINE & Arctic Skuas.
Gulls / Terns / Auks-
Black Headed, Mediterranean, Herring, Lesser & Great Black-back Gulls, Kittiwake.
LITTLE, Common & Sandwich Terns.
Razorbill, Guillemot.
Pigeons-
Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove*
Cuckoo.
Owls-
Barn & Little & Long-eared Owls
(NIGHTJAR), Swift
Woodpeckers -
Green & Great Spotted.
Hirundines -
House Martin & Swallow.
Larks / Pipits -
Skylark
Meadow & Rock Pipits.
Yellow, Pied Wagtails, Wren, Dunnock, Robin.
(Nightingale)
Starts/Chats-
Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Stonechat.
Thrushes-
Blackbird, Song & Mistle Thrushes.
Warblers-
(Cetti's), , Sedge & (Reed), Blackcap, Garden, Whitethroat. (Lesser Whitethroat), Dartford, Chiffchaff,
Goldcrest.
Tits-
Long Tailed, Coal, Blue & Great.
(Treecreeper)
Crows-
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, Sparrow,
Finches-
Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet,
Buntings-
Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.


APRIL -Total= 136 2E, 1 SSp.
(E)=Ferals/Escapes, "Brackets"= heard, "Caps"=Rare or Special - (unseasonal, 1st Sightings etc.), Quotes=SSp. Possibles

Swans, Geese-
Mute Swan.
Brent, Canada, Greylag, EGYPTIAN, Barnacle (E).
Ducks-
Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail,
GARGANEY, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted, Aylesbury (E)
Common Scoters.
Game/Water-
Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant.
Divers/Grebes-
Red & Black-throated Divers.
Great-crested & Little Grebes,
Fulmar, Gannet.
Cormorant, Shag.
Herons etc-
GREAT WHITE & Little Egrets, Heron,
Moorhen, Coot.
Raptors-
Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard,
OSPREY, Kestrel, Peregrine,
Waders-
Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling, Dunlin,
Snipe, Woodcock, Black & Bar-tailed Godwits, WHIMBREL, Curlew, COMMON SANDPIPER, Greenshank, Redshank, Turnstone.
Skuas-
ARCTIC & GREAT SKUAS.
Gulls / Terns / Auks-
Black Headed, Mediterranean, Common Gull, Herring, Lesser & Great Black-back Gulls, LITTLE GULL, Kittiwake.
COMMON & Sandwich Terns.
Guillemot.
Pigeons-
Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove.
(CUCKOO).
Owls-
Barn & Little Owls
SWIFT, HOOPOE.
Woodpeckers -
Green & Great Spotted.
Hirundines -
HOUSE & Sand Martins & SWALLOW.
Larks / Pipits -
Skylark
Meadow & Rock Pipits.
YELLOW, Grey, "WHITE" & Pied Wagtails, Wren, Dunnock, Robin.
(NIGHTINGALE)
Starts/Chats-
REDSTART, WHINCHAT, Wheatear, Black Redstart, Stonechat.
Thrushes-
RING OUZEL, Blackbird, Song & Mistle Thrushes.
Warblers-
Cetti's, (GRASSHOPPER), SEDGE & (REED), Blackcap, GARDEN, WHITETHROAT. LESSER WHITETHROAT, Dartford, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler.
Firecrest, Goldcrest.
Tits-
Long Tailed, Coal, Blue & Great.
Treecreeper.
Crows-
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, Sparrow,
Finches-
Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Bullfinch.
Buntings-
Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.

Also seen in the New Forest this month, making a total of ;- 145

Mandarin, Goosander, HOBBY, LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER, WOODLARK, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Brambling, Siskin.


MARCH -Total= 120, 1 possible and 2E
(E)=Ferals/Escapes, "Brackets"= heard, "Caps"=Rare or Special - (unseasonal, 1st Sightings etc.), Quotes=SSp. Possibles

Swans, Geese-
Mute Swan.
White-fronted, Greylag, Brent, Canada, Barnacle (E).
Ducks-
Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted, Aylesbury (E)
Pintail, Goldeneye, Eider, Common Scoter, Red Breasted Merganser.
Game/Water-
Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant.
Divers/Grebes-
Red-throated Diver.
Great-crested, Little & Slavonian Grebes,
Fulmar, Gannet.
Cormorant, Shag, Little & GREAT WHITE Egrets, Heron,
Spoonbill.
(Water Rail), Moorhen, Coot.
Raptors-
Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine,
Waders-
AVOCET, Oystercatcher, Ringed, Golden & Grey Plovers, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin,
WOODCOCK, Snipe, Black & Bar Tailed Godwits, Curlew, Greenshank, Redshank, Turnstone.
Gulls / Terns / Auks-
Black Headed, Mediterranean, Common Gull, Herring, Lesser & Great Black-back Gull, Kittiwake.
ICELAND GULL
Sandwich Tern.
Guillemot, Black Guillemot
Pigeons-
Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove.
Owls-
Little Owls.
(Kingfisher).
Woodpeckers -
Green & Great Spotted.
Hirundines -
SAND MARTIN.
Larks / Pipits -
Skylark.
Meadow & Rock Pipits.
Grey & Pied Wagtails, Wren, Dunnock, Robin.
Starts/Chats-
WHEATEAR, Stonechat.
Thrushes-
Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird, Song & Mistle Thrushes.
Warblers-
(Cetti's), Blackcap, Chiffchaff.
Goldcrest.
Tits-
Long Tailed, Coal, Blue & Great.
Crows-
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, Sparrow,
Finches-
Brambling (?), Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet, (Redpoll), HAWFINCH, (Bullfinch).
Buntings-
LITTLE BUNTING, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.


FEBRUARY -Total= 123 and 2E
(E)=Ferals/Escapes, "Brackets"= heard, "Caps"=Rare or Special - (unseasonal, 1st Sightings etc.), Quotes=SSp. Possibles

Swans, Geese-
Mute Swan.
White-fronted, Greylag, Brent, Canada, Barnacle (E).
Ducks-
Mandarin, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted, Aylesbury (E)
Pintail, Goldeneye, Common Scoter, Red Breasted Merganser.
Game/Water-
Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant.
Divers/Grebes-
Great Northern, Black & Red-throated Divers.
Great-crested, Little, Slavonian, Red and Black-necked Grebes,
Fulmar, Gannet.
Cormorant, Shag, Little & Cattle Egrets, Heron,
Glossy Ibis, SPOONBILL.
(Water Rail), Moorhen, Coot.
Raptors-
Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine,
Waders-
Oystercatcher, Ringed, Golden & Grey Plovers, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin,
Snipe, Black & Bar Tailed Godwits, Curlew, Greenshank, Redshank, Turnstone.
Gulls / Terns / Auks-
Black Headed, Mediterranean, Common Gull, Herring, LESSER & Great Black-back Gull, Kittiwake.
Guillemot.
Pigeons-
Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove.
Owls-
Barn & Little & Short-eared Owls.
Kingfisher.
Woodpeckers -
Green & Great Spotted.
Larks / Pipits -
Skylark.
Meadow & (Rock) Pipits.
Grey & Pied Wagtails, Wren, Dunnock, Robin.
Starts/Chats-
Black Redstart, Stonechat.
Thrushes-
Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird, Song & Mistle Thrushes.
Warblers-
(Cetti's), DARTFORD, BLACKCAP, Chiffchaff.
Firecrest, Goldcrest.
Tits-
Long Tailed, Coal, Blue & Great.
Treecreeper.
Crows-
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, Sparrow,
Finches-
Brambling, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet, Redpoll, HAWFINCH, Bullfinch.
Buntings-
Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.

Also seen in the New Forest this month making a total of ;- 130

Eider, Goosander, Red Kite, GOSHAWK, MARSH TIT, Nuthatch, Crossbill


JANUARY -Total= 126 + 2 (E)
(E)=Ferals/Escapes, "Brackets"= heard, "Caps"=Rare or Special - (unseasonal, 1st Sightings etc.), Quotes=SSp. Possibles

Swans, Geese-
Mute Swan.
WHITE-FRONTED, Brent, Canada, Barnacle (E).
Ducks-
MANDARIN, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted, Aylesbury (E)
GOLDENEYE, EIDER, COMMON SCOTER, Red Breasted Merganser.
Game/Water-
RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE, Pheasant.
Divers/Grebes-
RED-THROATED, BLACK-THROATED & GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS.
SLAVONIAN, BLACK-NECKED, Great-crested & Little Grebes,
FULMAR, GANNET.
Cormorant, Shag, Little Egret, Heron,
GREAT WHITE & CATTLE EGRETS, GLOSSY IBIS.
(Water Rail), Moorhen, Coot.
Raptors-
MARSH HARRIER, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine,
Waders-
Oystercatcher, Ringed, Golden & Grey Plovers, Lapwing, KNOT, Sanderling, Dunlin,
JACK SNIPE, Snipe, BAR & Black Tailed Godwits, Curlew,
Greenshank, Redshank, Turnstone.
Gulls / Terns / Auks-
Black Headed, Mediterranean, Common Gull, Herring, Great Black-back Gulls, KITTIWAKE.
SANDWICH TERN
BLACK GUILLEMOT, GUILLEMOT,
Pigeons-
Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove.
Owls-
BARN, SHORT-EARED & LITTLE OWLS.
KINGFISHER.
Woodpeckers -
Green & Great Spotted.
Larks / Pipits -
SKYLARK.
Meadow & Rock Pipits,
Grey & Pied Wagtails, Wren, Dunnock, Robin.
Starts/Chats-
BLACK REDSTART, STONECHAT.
Thrushes-
REDWING, FIELDFARE, Blackbird, Song & Mistle Thrushes.
Warblers-
(CETTI'S), BLACKCAP, LESSER WHITETHROAT, CHIFFCHAFF,
FIRECREST, Goldcrest.
Tits-
Long Tailed, Coal, Blue & Great.
TREECREEPER,
Crows-
Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, RAVEN, Starling, Sparrow,
Finches-
Chaffinch, BRAMBLING, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, SISKIN, LINNET, REDPOLL, BULLFINCH.
Buntings-
YELLOWHAMMER, Reed Bunting.

Also seen on the Mainland this month making a total of ;- 148

WHOOPER & BEWICK SWANS, EGYPTIAN & PINK-FOOTED GEESE, RED-CRESTED POCHARD, GOOSANDER, COMMON CRANE, RED KITE, AVOCET, LITTLE STINT, RUFF,
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RING-NECKED PARAKEET, (TAWNY OWL), BEARDED & PENDULINE TITS, NUTHATCH, DIPPER, GREAT GREY SHRIKE, TREE SPARROW, CROSSBILL, HAWFINCH