BIRDING ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT ( IOW )
And elsewhere in the U.K. (Index Page)

Including 100's of pictures of Birds, Insects, Mammals and views of the Isle of Wight, by Derek Hale

SAMPLE PICTURES - See "Picture Galleries" for more

Hoopoe, 7/4/06
Sandown Golf Course
Bluethroat
(St, Helens, 1/4/13)
Glanville Fritillary
(Wheelers Bay 22/5/10)
Red Squirrel
(Alverstone NR, 5/4/10)
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Waxwing
(Sandown, 18/12/10)
Black-winged Stilt
(Yarmouth, 6/4/10)
Red-backed Shrike (J)
Shepherds Chine, 5/10/13
Ring Ouzel (M)
Culver Down, 15/9/05
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If you liked these then read on....Hundreds of pictures inside!

The Isle of Wight will be covered in detail

Other places covered in less detail,
Keyhaven, Farlington, the New Forest (Hants), and the Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire)

Reserves
-Newtown Nature Reserve (use NT Car Park by the Old Town Hall)
National Trust, with 3 hides. The East Hide can be reached from Town Copse FP, (follow the road E for this),
The Clamerkin Hide is further on, take FP though Clamerkin Farm, follow the signposts for the hide located in a wood by the Lake.
The Main Hide is locked in Winter, (keys can be obtained from the NT) but is open between 10am and 4pm in the Summer

-The Island's only RSPB Reserve is; "Brading Marsh" (Between Brading and Bembridge Harbour).
NB. THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THIS RESERVE, no Hides no Walks! (fishermen are allowed though) use FPs around edges, eg "Laundry Lane" (part of the dismantled Brading to Bembridge Railway Track).
There are occasional guided walks, on Saturday or Sunday at 10am (charge-even for members), see local press for details

-The "Hersey Nature Reserve" at Seaview Duver, (E. of the Flamingo Park)
This is Council Owned, with an excellent public hide(Open approx. 8am-Dusk daily), the entrance is on the Puckpool to Seaview coastal road.
-Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve
1 Large hide. Use FP -S. of old railway line, there's a combination lock on the door, but there's also a covered area -good for Red Squirrels.

Click any Blue link below to visit that page.

Isle of Wight Pages

Elsewhere,

Hersey Nature Reserve.

Hersey NR- 'panoramic' view from hide

Some more good Birding Links.

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MAINLAND LINKS



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