YEAR LIST for 2017

A list of all the species I've seen this year.
Gives an idea of what can be seen at the various locations
and at what date they first appear.

Birds in CAPITALS are first time sightings,("Lifers" or 1st on IOW),
(IOW total in Brackets). Feral/Escaped birds (E), Sub-species (Ssp)

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen in- JANUARY LOCATION
Jan 1st.-- "Birdrace" from 7.05 to 16.00 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
7.05 (01 - 47) Robin, Wood Pigeon, Moorhen, (Snipe), Teal, Mallard, Crow, Blackbird, Coot,
Wren, (Cetti's Warbler), Pheasant, Wigeon, Rook, Brent Geese, Dunnock, Magpie,
Shoveler, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Oystercatcher,
Swan, Canada Geese, Little Grebe, Lapwing, Great Black-back Gull, Greenshank,
(Goldcrest), Little Egret, Grey Plover, Redshank, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Rock Pipit,
Sparrow, Blue Tit, Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Shelduck, Bullfinch,
Cormorant, Feral Pigeon, Jackdaw, Starling,
Yarmouth
9.05 (48 - 53) Green Woodpecker, Common Gull, Great Tit, Raven, Gannet, Song Thrush, Fort Victoria
10.00 (54 - 70)
Pintail, Long-tailed Tit, Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Goldeneye,
Goldfinch, Peregrine, Golden Plover, Knot, Ringed Plover, Turnstone,
Meadow Pipit, Red-breasted Merganser, Dunlin, Kingfisher, Buzzard,
Newtown NR
11.06 (71 - 73) Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tit, Hillis Gate, Parkhurst
11.55 (74) Greenfinch Ryde Garden
12.50 (75) Stock Dove Quarr Road
13.05 (76 - 78) Great-crested Grebe, Sanderling, Tufted Duck, Ryde Sands
13.30 (79 - 81) Eider, Shag, Chiffchaff, Puckpool
14.00 (82) Heron Hersey NR
14.30 (84) Gadwall Bembridge Harbour
14.45 (85 - 86) Pochard, Marsh Harrier Bembridge Ponds
Jan 2nd. (86 - 89) Water Rail (H), Slavonian Grebe (1), Barn Owl (1) Laundry Lane, Puckpool, Brading Marsh
Jan 3rd. (90)
(91)
Reed Bunting (2)
Linnet (1)
Newtown NR
Jan 4th. (92)
(93)
(94)
(95)
(96)
(97)
(98)
Red-legged Partridge (1)
Black Redstart (1imm.)
Skylark (7)
Yellowhammer (2)
Treecreeper (1-2)
Nuthatch (1)
Little Owl (1)
Bleak Down
Whale Chine to Atherfield
" "
Merstone Old Station
Quarr Road, Binstead
" "
Deacon's Lane. Ashey
Jan 5th. (99)
(100)
Stonechat (1f)
Spoonbill (1 imm.)
Culver Down
Yarmouth
DATE TOTAL Mainland Trip Cambs, Norfolk
Jan 6th. 101
102
103
104
105
106
Avocet (34)
Ring-necked Parakeet (1m)
Siskin (1m)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (4)
Goosander (1m)
Smew (1f)
Farlington Marsh
Springwell Lake
" "
Stockers Lake
" "
" "
" "
Jan 7th. 107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
Pink-footed Geese (20+)
Brambling (2f)
Bar-tailed Godwit (c20)
Common Scoter (c100)
Velvet Scoter (1+)
Long-tailed Duck (40+)
Whooper Swan (c200)
Bewick Swan (2)
Greylag Geese (c50)
White-fronted Geese (5)
Titchfield RSPB
" "
" "
" "
" "
" "
Welney WWT
" "
" "
" "
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Jan 8th. 117
118
Tree Sparrow (c40)
Ruff (c15)
Ouse Washes RSPB
Welney WWT
Jan 9th. 119
120
121
Red Kite (1)
Red-necked Grebe (1)
Grey Wagtail (1)
Grafham Water, Cambs
" "
" "
Jan 11th. 122 (101)
----- (102)
Firecrest (1)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2)
Blackwater Cycle Track
Puckpool Beach
Jan 12th. 123 (103) Red-throated Diver (1) Puckpool Point
Jan 13th. 124 (104) Woodcock (2) Bouldnor Forest
Jan 14th. 125 (105) White-fronted Geese (3) Horringford FP
Jan 15th. 126 (106)
127 (107)
Sandwich Tern (1)
Black-necked Grebe (2)
Puckpool Point
" "
Jan 16th. 128 (108) Guillemot (6E) Ventnor Esplanade
Jan 17th. SSp. 1
129 (109)
Pale-bellied Brent (1)
Fulmar (5)
Fishbourne Beach
Lake Cliffs
Jan 18th. ----- (110) Grey Wagtail (1) by Co-op, Ryde
Jan 21st. 130 (111) Merlin (1f/juv) Laundry Lane (N)
Jan 22nd. 131 (112)
132 (113)
------ (114)
Cattle Egret (3)
Mandarin (1m)
Greylag Geese (7)
Puckpool Point
St. Mary's Hospital Pond
Laundry Lane
Jan 24th. ----- (115) Siskin (c10) Medina FP, Newport
Jan 25th. 133 (116) Crossbill (1m,1f) Parkhurst Forest
Jan 26th. 134 (117)
135 (118)
Razorbill (c6)
Kittiwake (3)
St. Catherines Point
" "
Jan 28th. ----- (119) Bar-tailed Godwit (2) Newtown NR
Jan 29th. 136 (120) Black-throated Diver (1-2) off Puckpool Point
Jan 30th. 137 (121) Great Northern Diver (1) off Seaview Esplanade
Jan 31st. 138 (122) Blackcap (1f) My Garden, Ryde

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - FEB-MARCH LOCATION
Feb 3rd. 139 (123) Water Pipit (1) Laundry Lane
Mainland Visit Pennington, Slimbridge and the Forest of Dean Feb. 4th - 6th
Feb 4th. 140 Common Crane (3) Slimbridge WWT
Feb 5th. 141
142
143
144
Hawfinch (c10)
Dipper (1)
Goshawk (1)-not 100%
Marsh Tit (1)
Park End, Glos.
" "
New Fancy V..Pt.
Cannop Ponds
Feb 6th. 145 Great-grey Shrike (1) Crabtree Hill
Feb 9th. ----- (124) Brambling (1f) S. of Mersley Garlic Farm
Feb 17th. 146 (125) Glossy Ibis (1) Thorncross Fishing Lake
Feb 24th. 147 (126) Dartford Warbler (1m) West Highdown, Totland
Feb 26th. ----- (127) Common Scoter (1m) Puckpool Point
Mainland Visit New Forest March 2nd
March 2nd. 148
149
Egyptian Geese (2)
Redpoll (1m)
Blashford Lake
" "
March 13th. 150 (128) Wheatear (1m) above Rocket Site, Needles
March 17th. 151 (129) Sand Martin (c20) "New Bridge" Ponds, St. Helens
March 19th. 152 (130) Willow Warbler (1) Hersey NR, Seaview
March 22nd. 153 (131)
154 (132)
Manx Shearwater (3-4)
Little-ringed Plover (1)
"La Falaise", Ventnor
"Triangle Field", Laundry Lane
March 28th. 155 (133)
------ (134)
Arctic Skua (3-4 Dark Phase)
Velvet Scoter (6)
St. Catherine's Point
" "
March 30th. 156 (135) Black-winged Stilt (1) "Triangle Field", Laundry Lane

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - APRIL LOCATION
April 1st. 157 (136)
158 (137)
Swallow (1)
Sedge Warbler (1)
Laundry Lane
" "
April 2nd. ----- (138) Red Kite (2) Thorncross Fishing Lake
April 5th. 159 (139) House Martin (1) Culver Down
April 8th. 160 (140) Common (or Arctic) Tern (3) St. Catherine's Point
April 9th. 161 (141) Reed Warbler (2+ heard) Laundry Lane, Brading RSPB
April 10th. 162 (142) Yellow Wagtail (2m) Warren Farm, Alum Bay
April 11th. 163 (143) Common Sandpiper (1) Hersey NR, Seaview
April 12th. 164 (144) Nightingale (1 heard) Clamerkin, Newtown NR
April 13th. 165 (145) Whitethroat (heard) Great Sluice, Brading Marsh RSPB
April 14th. 166 (146)
167 (147)
168 (148)
169 (149)
Grasshopper Warbler (1-2 Heard)
Redstart (2m)
Lesser Whitethroat (Heard)
Great White Egret (1)
Woody Bay
Shanklin Down
Bembridge Airport FP
Bembridge Marsh RSPB
April 15th. 170 (150) Whimbrel (2) Clamerkin, Newtown NR
April 21st. 171 (151) Cuckoo (1m) Langbridge Cycleway (W)
April 22nd. 172 (152) Ring Ouzel (1m) Culver Down
April 23rd. 173 (153) Whinchat (1m) Headon Warren
April 25th. 174 (154) Green Sandpiper (1) New Bridge Ponds, St. Helens
April 26th. 175 (155) Pectoral Sandpiper (1 juv) New Bridge Ponds, St. Helens
April 27th.
(New Forest Trip)
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
Black Tern (1)
Osprey (1)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1st.w)
Little Gull (2)
Swift (c40)
Woodlark (2)
Tree Pipit (1)
Hobby (1m)
Blashford Lake
" "
" "
" "
" "
Pipers Wait
Acres Down
Shatterford
April 29th. 184 (156) Greta Skua "Bonxie" (30) a record! St. Catherine's Point

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - MAY-AUGUST LOCATION
May 1st. 185 (157) Garden Warbler (1m) Laundry Lane
May 3rd. ----- (158)
----- (159)
Swift (1)
Hobby (1m)
Brading Marsh
" "
May 4th. 186 (160)
187 (161)
Nightjar (1m)
Long-eared Owl (1)
Parkhurst Forest
" "
May 7th. 188 Little Tern (c6) Pennington Marsh
May 8th. 189 Pied Flycatcher (c3) Nagshead RSPB
May 25th. 190 (162) Turtle Dove (Heard) E. Wight
May 26th. 191
192
Bearded Tit (c2f)
Red-crested Pochard (5m)
Farlington Marsh
Bury Lake, Rickmansworth
May 27th.
(Suffolk Trip)
193
194
195
196
Stone Curlew (1)
Bittern (3+)
Marsh Warbler (1m)
Spotted Flycatcher (3)
Weeting Heath
Lakenheath
" "
Tempsford Church (A1)
May 28th. 197 Garganey (2m) Wicken Fen (NT)
June 22nd. 198 (163) LESSER GREY SHRIKE (1) Carpenters Road, St. Helens
June 25th. ----- (164) Little Tern (3) Fort Victoria
July 1st. ----- (165) Bittern (1 over) FP to Bembridge Ponds
July 25th. (New Forest Trip) 199 Little Stint (1-2) Pennington
August 5th. ----- (166) Spotted Flycatcher (1-2) Harbour Farm, Bembridge
August 12th. ----- (167) Osprey (1) Newtown NR

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER LOCATION
September 9th. 200 (168) Short-eared Owl (1) Redcliff, Culver
September 28th. ----- (169) Redpoll (3) Culver (Far end)
October 1st. 201 (170) Hoopoe (1) Seaview Duver
October 13th. 202
203
Spotted Redshank (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Pennington Marsh
S. Lake, Slimbridge
October 15th. 204 Tawny Owl (3 heard) Speech House, Glos.
October 18th. (Escape) White Stork (1) Brighstone Church
October 26th. ----- (171) Hawfinch (1) Culver (Far end)
November 3rd. ----- (172) Bearded Tit (1m) Yarmouth Station Ponds

That's the total for 2017 so far.

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