YEAR LIST for 2018

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 7.30 to 17.30 in order of sightings. (IOW only)
7.45 (01 - 42) Robin, Blackbird, Herring Gull, Brent Geese, Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, Canada Geese, Crow, Wigeon, Great-crested Grebe,
Great Black-back Gull, Shelduck, Meadow Pipit, Goldeneye, Grey Plover, Teal, Dunlin, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Redshank, Wren,
Fieldfare, Feral Pigeon, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, (Reed Bunting), Pintail, Peregrine, Ringed Plover, Stonechat,
Dunnock, Snipe, Skylark, Starling, (Jay), Wood Pigeon, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Mallard, Jackdaw,
Newtown NR
10.05 (43 - 46) Shoveler, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Rook, Rofford Marsh
10.10 (47 - 52)
Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Song Thrush, Kittiwake, Mediterranean Gull, Shag,
Fort Victoria
11.10 (53 - 66) Sparrow, Coot, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, (Cetti's Warbler), Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch,
Rock Pipit, Swan, Greenshank, Pheasant, Buzzard,
Yarmouth
12.20 (67) Collared Dove Forest Road
12.40 (68 - 71) (Great-spotted Woodpecker),Stock Dove, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Quarr Road
13.40 (72) Sanderling, Ryde Esplanade
14.10 (73 - 76) Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Slavonian Grebe Puckpool
14.00 (77 - 78) Raven, Eider, Hersey NR to Seaview
15.20 (79 -84) Gadwall, Marsh Harrier, Heron, (Water Rail), Pochard, (Goldcrest), Bembridge Harbour to Ponds
16.25 (85) CATTLE EGRET Laundry Lane
Jan 2nd. (86) Glossy Ibis (1) Laundry Lane
Jan 3rd. (87)
(88)
(89)
(90)
(91)
(92)
(93)
Black-necked Grebe (1)
Redwing (c6)
Linnet (c60)
Brambling (c30)
Yellowhammer (1m)
Kestrel (1)
Turnstone (1)
Ryde W. Sands
Appley Park
Fields S. of Borthwood
" "
" "
Ashey Down
Seaview Beach
Jan 4th. (94)
(95)
(96)
(97)
(98)
(99)
Purple Sandpiper (1)
Gannet (c6)
Red-throated Diver (1)
Fulmar (2)
Black-throated Diver (1)
Chiffchaff (1)
E. Cowes Esplanade
St. Catherine's Point
" "
" "
" "
Laundry Lane
Jan 5th. (100)
(101)
(102)
(103)
(104)
Blackcap (1m)
Black Redstart (1f/imm)
Sparrowhawk (1m)
Firecrest (1)
Great Northern Diver (3)
St. Catherine's St.
" "
Shanklin Pond
Quarr Road, Binstead
Springvale, Puckpool.
Jan 6th. (105)
(106)
(107)
(108)
(109)
Little Owl (1)
Mistle Thrush (1)
Redpoll (1+)
Siskin (c10)
Red-legged Partridge (1)
Blackwater to Shide FP
" "
" "
" "
Bleak Down
Jan 7th. (110)
(111)
Mandarin (1m)
Jack Snipe (6)
Dodnor Pond
Werrar, (R. Medina)
Jan 8th. (112)
(113)
Golden Plover (c150)
Knot (1)
Newtown NR
" "
Jan 9th. (114)
(115)
(116)
Greylag Geese (16)
Sandwich Tern (4)
White-fronted Geese (16)
Laundry Lane
Seaview
Laundry Lane
Jan 10th. (117)
(118)
(119)
Lesser Whitethroat (1)
Short-eared Owl (1)
Barn Owl (1)
St. Catherines St. Steps, Ventnor
Samber Hill
Bohemia Lane
DATE TOTAL Mainland Trip, 12th-16th. Cambs, Norfolk
Jan 12th. 120
121
122
123
124
125
Bearded Tit (2)
Avocet (37)
Ring-necked Parakeet (6+)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (4)
Red-crested Pochard (3m, 1f)
Treecreeper (1)
Farlington Marsh
" "
Stockers Lake
" "
" "
" "
Jan 13th. 126
127
Tree Sparrow (4+)
Whooper Swan (100+)
Ouze Washes RSPB
& Welney WWT
Jan 14th. 128
129
130
131
132
Pink-footed Geese (c300)
Common Scoter (c20)
Guillemot (1)
Egyptian Goose (1)
Bar-tailed Godwit (c20)
Titchwell RSPB
" "
" "
" "
" "
Jan 15th. 133
134
Red Kite (2)
Goosander (4m,3f)
Paxton Pits/St. Neots
Grafham Water
Jan 17th. ----- (120) Common Scoter (1) Puckpool Point
Jan 19th. ----- (121) Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Newtown NR
Jan 20th. 135 (122)
136 (123)
----- (124)
BLACK GUILLEMOT (1st. w,)
Red-necked Grebe(1)
Guillemot (1)
Seaview Esplanade
Puckpool
" "
Jan 20th. ----- (125)
137 (126)
Treecreeper (1)
Great White Egret)
Mottistone Down
Clamerkin, Newtown
Jan 26th. 138
139
140
141
Bewick Swan (c50)
Little Stint (1)
Ruff (2)
Common Crane (5)
Slimbridge WWT
" "
" "
" "
Jan 27th. 142
143
144
145
146
Tawny Owl (H)
Hawfinch (8)
Nuthatch (2)
Penduline Tit (1m)
Dipper
Speech House
Parkend Sports Ground
" "
Plonk Court NR
Wenchford
Jan 28th. 147
148
Great Grey Shrike (1)
Crossbill (5)
Crabtree Hill
" "

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - FEB-MARCH LOCATION
Feb 4th. 149 (127) Spoonbill (2) Clamerkin, Newtown
Feb 7th. ----- (128) Hawfinch (1) Shalfleet Churchyard
Feb 17th. 150 (129) Dartford Warbler (1-2) Luccombe Down
Feb 19th. ----- (130) Lesser Black-backed Gull (2) Briddlesford Road
Feb 20th. 151
152
Goshawk (2)
Marsh Tit (2)
Pipers Wait, Hants
Eyeworth Pond, Hants
March 4th. ----- (131) Avocet (2) Yarmouth
March 11th. 153 (132) LITTLE BUNTING (1) Doctors Lane, Brading
March 17th. 154 (133) Iceland Gull (1) Seaview Esplanade
March 26th. 155 (134) Wheatear (3) West Highdown, Totland
March 27th. 156 (135) Sand Martin (6+) St. Helens Bridge
March 31st. 157 (136) Woodcock (2+) Tuckers Gate, Parkhurst

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - APRIL LOCATION
April 2nd. 158 (137) Arctic Skua (2 dark) St. Catherine's Pt.
April 3rd. 159 (138) Willow Warbler (2+) Rofford Marsh, Yarmouth
April 4th. 160 (139) Common Tern (4) St. Catherine's Pt.
April 5th. 161 (140)
162 (141)
163 (142)
Whimbrel (2)
Little Gull (5+)
Swallow (1)
St. Catherine's Pt.
" "
Bierley
April 8th. 164 (143) Osprey (1) Newtown NR
April 9th. 165 (144)
166 (145)
House Martin (c20)
Garganey (3m)
Yarmouth Marsh
Pond E. side of St. Helens Bridge
April 10th. 167 (146) Reed Warbler (H) Laundry Lane
April 11th. 168 (147) Sedge Warbler (H) Brading Marsh
April 12th. 169 (148) Ring Ouzel (2) Alum Bay (Valley)
April 14th. 170 (149) Common SP (1) R. Medina S. of Medham
April 16th. 171 (150) Great Skua (8E) St. Catherine's Pt.
April 17th.
- day trip to the New Forest.
172
173
174
175
176
Redstart (1m,1f)
Woodlark (1)
Little-ringed Plover (2)
Cuckoo (H)
Hobby (1)
Eyeworth Woods
Pipers Wait
Blashford Lakes
Acres Down
" "
April 19th. 177 (151)
----- (152)
Whinchat (1-2)
Cuckoo (H)
Mottistone Down
Yarmouth Estuary
April 20th. 178 (153)
179 (154)
----- (155)
Grasshopper Warbler (H)
Whitethroat (3)
Egyptian Geese (3)
Brading Marsh
Laundry Lane
" "
April 21st. 180 (156) Yellow Wagtail (1m) Redcliff, Culver Down.
April 24th. 181 (157) Swift (c10) St. Helens Bridge
April 25th. 182 (158)
183 (159)
184 (160)
Nightingale (H)
Garden Warbler (2)
Hoopoe (1)
Clamerkin Lake
Brighstone Down
Haddon's Pits, Luccombe
April 28th. Ssp. 1 "White Wagtail" (1) Field at Puckpool
April 29th. ----- (161) Redstart (1m) St. Catherine's Pt.

DATE TOTAL SPECIES Seen - Summer LOCATION
May 1st. 185 (162) Manx Shearwater (1E) St. Catherine's Pt.
May 3rd. 186 (163) Long-eared Owl (H) Parkhurst Forest
May 5th. 187 (164) PURPLE HERON (1) Laundry Lane
May 6th. 188 (165) Bittern (H) St. Helens Bridge
May 8th. 189 (166)
190 (167)
Pomarine Skua (1E)
Hobby (2)
St. Catherine's Pt.
Mill Farm, Bembridge
May 9th. 191 (168) Nightjar (H) Parkhurst Forest
May 12th. 192 (169) TBA TBA
May 13th. 193 (170) Little Tern (2) Newtown Harbour
May 19th. (Mainland Trip) 194 Tree Pipit (5) Crabtree Hill, FOD
May 20th. 195
196
Wood Warbler (1)
Pied Flycatcher (H)
Nagshead NR
Cannop Ponds
May 31st. ----- (171) Little-ringed Plover (1E) St. Catherine's Pt.
June 2nd. 197 Spotted Flycatcher (1) Tempsford, A1
June 3rd. 198 Stone Curlew (2) Weeting Heath
June 29th. 199 (172) Black Tern (1) Fort Victoria
July 5th. 200 (173) Green Sandpiper (1) New Bridge Ponds, Laundry Lane

That's the total for 2018 so far.

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