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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) had a "Bird Hide" fashioned as a Signal Box, -now converted to a dining room?


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Raven Chicks
Whale Chine, from19th. April
Ringed Plover
ThornessBay, from 27th April
Turtle Dove (M)
Garlic Farm, from 12th May
Peregrines
Redcliff from 15th May
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Spotted Flycatcher
Luccombe Down, 22nd. August
Sand Martin
Laundry Lane,1st. September
Reed Bunting (Juv)
Brading Marsh, 22nd. July
Peregrine
BembridgeFP. 3rd. August
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Don't forget the next IWOG walk.

"Ventnor Downs"---Sunday, September 2nd. @ 8.00
With Chris Meaney for early Migrants
Meet @ The NT Car Park past the Radar Station
SZ573786 (Click for map).


MY OWN SIGHTINGS, and Reports from other Birders- (GREEN=Confirmed, PURPLE=Single Observer, RED=Unconfirmed.)

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September 2018
Click for monthly species lists, this month's total = 73 (This year's IOW total = 176)
SundayFine Sunny Warm
02/09Luccombe Down to Shanklin DownSpotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 4-7
02/09(7.15 - 11.10)Redstart Click for Picture 2m,2f
02/09-IWOG Walk from 8.00Whinchat Click for Picture 2m, 1f
02/09"Stonechat1m,2f
02/09"Willow Warbler10+
02/09"Chiffchaff2
02/09"Whitethroat6+
02/09"Blackcap2f
02/09"Robin1
02/09"Dunnock5+
02/09"Meadow Pipit1+
02/09"Great Spotted Woodpecker1
02/09"Green Woodpecker1, 1 juv.
02/09"Magpie2
02/09"Blue Tit10+
02/09"Great Tit2+
02/09"Swallow100+
02/09"House Martinc6
02/09"Sand Martinc4
02/09"Swift3
02/09"Stock Dove3
02/09"Raven3
02/09"Kestrel2
02/09"Buzzard2+(+1 distant on flat wings, see below!)
Reported 02/09"HONEY BUZZARD1(Perry F. etc)
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SaturdayFine Sunny, warm pm.
01/09Ryde SandsSanderlingc80
01/09(7.00)Ringed Plover43
01/09"Oystercatcher14
01/09"Curlew8
01/09"Sandwich Tern1
01/09"Great Black-Back Gull6
01/09"Raven1
01/09"Pied Wagtail6
01/09Canoe LakeGrey Wagtail1
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01/09Hersey NRLittle Grebe4
01/09(7.25)Blackbird3
01/09"Moorhen7
01/09"Coot6
01/09"Black Cap1m
01/09"Mallard3
01/09On BeachWheatear1
01/09"Rock Pipit2
01/09"Swallow2
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01/09St. Helens Bridge & PondsGreat White Egret Click for Picture 1(On the Lagoon)
01/09(8.45)Great-crested Grebe2, 1 juv.
01/09"Sand Martinc20
01/09"Heron2
01/09"Tufted Duck8
01/09"Gadwall7
01/09"Teal31
01/09"Lapwing14
01/09"Goldfinch2
01/09"Common Sandpiper1
01/09"Black-tailed Godwit Click for Picture 1
01/09"Long-tailed Tit4+
01/09"Little Grebe5
01/09"Little Egret2
01/09"Buzzard2
01/09"Kestrel1
01/09"Marsh Harrier1 imm.
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01/09Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsHobby1
01/09(15.20 - 16.40)Sand Martin Click for Picture c50
01/09"Swallowc10
01/09"Heron3
01/09"Water Rail1(Heard)
01/09"Yellow Wagtail Click for Picture c8
01/09"Meadow Pipit1
01/09"Linnet8
01/09"Teal62
01/09"Black-tailed Godwit1
01/09"Kestrel3
01/09"Buzzard3
01/09"Marsh Harrier1 imm
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01/09Deacons Lane, AsheyBarn Owl1(Flying at 20.22, but no Little Owl today)
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AUGUST

115 IOW Species seen this month
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FridayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
31/08R. Medina, Newport to PinkmeadRobin10+
31/08(7.35 - 10.15)Collared Dove2
31/08"Stock Dove3
31/08"Great Tit6
31/08"Blue Tit5
31/08"Long-tailed Tit4+(Heard)
31/08"Kingfisher Click for Picture 1-2(Dodnor Pond and Werrar Inlet)
31/08"Coot32
31/08"Heron2
31/08"Curlew2
31/08"Oystercatcher1
31/08"Little Egret5
31/08"Goldfinch16
31/08"Cetti's Warbler1(Heard)
31/08"Green Woodpecker1
31/08"Buzzard1
31/08"Peregrine1(On E. Pylon)
Mammal"Red Squirrel1
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31/08Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsKestrel4
31/08(15.20 - 16.30)Marsh Harrier1 juv.
31/08"Hobby2
31/08"Great White Egret1
31/08"Moorhen2
31/08"Tealc10
31/08"Yellow Wagtailc6
31/08"Linnet3
31/08"Long-tailed Tit4+(Heard)
31/08"Water Rail1(Heard)
31/08"Swallowc30
31/08"Sand Martin50+
Dragonflies"Migrant Hawker Click for Picture c10
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Reported 31/08Mill Copse Scrape, YarmouthSPOTTED REDSHANK1 via Caroline D.(Tony F. & Nick P.)
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ThursdayCloudy to Sunny Intervals
30/08Culver Down & RedcliffWheatear Click for Picture 4
30/08(7.20 - 9.30)Redstart Click for Picture 3m,1f
30/08"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture4
30/08"Whitethroat7
30/08"Linnet5
30/08"Yellowhammer1
30/08"Blue Tit6
30/08"Skylark1
30/08"Swallowc20
30/08"Rookc200
30/08"Robin2
30/08"Green Woodpecker1
30/08"Kestrel3
30/08"Buzzard1
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30/08Newnham Lane, BinsteadBarn Owl1(Flying at 20.40)
Mammal"Fox1
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WednesdayWet to Cloudy, some brighter spells
29/08Appley ParkStock Dove2(Heard
29/08(7.30)Treecreeper1(Heard by Car Park)
29/08"Robin2
29/08"Coal Tit1
29/08"Long-tailed Tit2+
Mammal"Fox1
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29/08PuckpoolPied Wagtail4(Juv.)
29/08(8.30)Collared Dove2
29/08"Magpie4
29/08"Swallow12
29/08BeachSandwich Tern1
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29/08Culver DownKestrel4
29/08(14.05 - 15.00)Whitethroat1
29/08-no sign of Ortolan BuntingGreat Spotted Woodpecker1
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Reported 29/08Culver HeadlandORTOLAN BUNTING1 E. of PH at 11.45, Still present at 18.30 at E. end.(Graham A, etc.)
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TuesdaySunny Intervals
28/08Nansen Hill to Luccombe DownSpotted Flycatcher3(W. side)
28/08(7.40 - 9.40)Willow Warbler10+
28/08"Whitethroat Click for Picture 6
28/08"Wren2(heard)
28/08"Robin1
28/08"Great Spotted Woodpecker1(Heard)
28/08"Green Woodpecker1(Heard)
28/08"Magpie3
28/08"Blue Tit5
28/08"Pheasant1
28/08"Raven3
28/08"Kestrel3
28/08"Buzzard1
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28/08Hersey NRBlack-tailed Godwit1
28/08(15.50 - 16.30)Greenshank1
28/08"Little Egret2
28/08"Heron1
28/08"Little Grebe2
28/08"Oystercatcher1
28/08"Willow Warbler Click for Picture c6
28/08"Chiffchaff1
28/08"Swallowc50(Very high)
28/08"Sand Martin2+
28/08"Stock Dove2
28/08"Coot5
28/08"Moorhen2
Dragonflies"Migrant Hawker10+
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MondayCloudy with Sunny IntervalsSW-NW. Wind
27/08YarmouthCurlew2
27/08(8.00)Black-tailed Godwit124
27/08"Teal16
27/08"Lapwing8
27/08"Dunlin5
27/08"Redshank2
27/08"Oystercatcher5
27/08"Swallowc30
27/08"House Martinc20
27/08"Goldfinch17
27/08"Sparrow10+
27/08"Blue Tit6+
27/08"Willow Warbler1
27/08"Little Grebe1
27/08"Little Egret3
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27/08Fort VictoriaSandwich Tern12
27/08(8.50)Black-headed Gullc20
27/08"Canada Geesec20
27/08"Gannet1W
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27/08Newtown NROsprey Click for Picture1(Flying over Brickfields)
27/08(10.00 - 11.00)Shelduck2
27/08"KNOT Click for Picture 1
27/08"Sanderling1
27/08"Sandwich Tern2
27/08"Turnstone4
27/08"Oystercatcherc20
27/08"Redshank2
27/08"Dunlinc150
27/08"Ringed Ploverc40
27/08"Little Egret4
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SundayCloudy to Persistant RainBrisk SW-S Wind
26/08St. Catherines PointGannet98(59W, 39E)
26/08(7.30 - 8.50)Kittiwake1W(Juv.)
26/08"Herring Gull3
26/08"Cormorant1W
26/08"Shag2E
26/08"Magpie3
26/08"Buzzard4
26/08"Kestrel1
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SaturdaySunny Intervals
25/08Culver Down & RedcliffWheatear Click for Picture 7
25/08(7.30 - 9.15)Whinchat Click for Picture 1
25/08"YELLOW WAGTAILc15(With Cattle on fields to N.)
25/08"Whitethroat6
25/08"Willow Warbler2
25/08"Linnetc10
25/08"Meadow Pipit1
25/08"Skylark2
25/08"Swallowc20
25/08"Goldfinch8
25/08"Green Woodpecker1
25/08"Magpie3
25/08"Kestrel1
25/08"Sparrowhawk1
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25/08Bembridge Ponds and MarshRedshank Click for Picture 30
25/08(14.25 - 16.00)Black-tailed Godwit4
25/08-with CMKestrel3
25/08"Swift1
25/08"Sand Martinc50
25/08"Swallowc10
25/08"Skylark2
25/08"Great-crested Grebe3, 5 juv.
25/08"Snipe2
25/08"Reed Bunting1f
25/08"Green Woodpecker2
25/08"Great White Egret1
25/08"Little Egret3
25/08"Snipe2
25/08"Heron4
25/08"Cormorantc30
25/08"Hobby1
Dragonflies"Migrant Hawker10+ also Ruddy Darter
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FridaySunny Intervals am Heavy Showers pmBrisk W-NW Wind
24/08Newtown NRGREY PLOVER2(N. of the E. Hide, in Summer Plumage)
24/08(7.30 - 10.10)Wheatear Click for Picture 4(On the hide roof!)
24/08"Dunlinc150
24/08"Oystercatcherc15
24/08"Curlewc20
24/08"Ringed Plover Click for Picture 69
24/08"Sandwich Tern Click for Picture 37(On Gull Island and the W. Spit)
24/08"Turnstone1
24/08"Greenshank1
24/08"Redshank3
24/08"Black-tailed Godwit1
24/08"Shelduck5
24/08"Teal4
24/08"Pied Wagtail5
24/08"Little Egret6
24/08"Sparrowhawk1
24/08"Buzzard2
Mammal"Grey Seal Click for Picture 3(By hide)
Spider"Wasp Spider3(By hide)
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Reported 24/08St. Catherine's Pt.MELODIOUS WARBLER1 Briefly NW of Knowles Farm at 8.30, also 20 Yellow Wagtail.(Jon S.)
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ThursdayCloudy with Spots of Rain to Brighter later
23/08Brading Marsh to Centurions CopseSwallow22(On wires)
23/08(7.25 - 9.15)Canada Geese26
23/08"Mallardc20
23/08"Teal2
23/08"Coot30
23/08"Moorhen2
23/08"Kestrel2
23/08"Marsh Harrier1f/juv.
23/08"Heron2
23/08"Pheasant1
23/08"Goldfinchc10
23/08"Collared Dove1
23/08CenturionsWren3(Heard)
23/08"Stock Dove1
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WednesdayCloudy am to Bright Intervals pmNW Wind
22/08Haddon's Pits, LuccombeWhitethroat2
22/08(7.40)Blackcap1f
22/08"Blue Tit4
22/08"Willow Warbler2
22/08"Chiffchaff1+
22/08"Bullfinch1(Heard)
22/08"Stock Dove1(Heard)
22/08"Heron1(Over the sea)
22/08"Green Woodpecker1
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22/08Nansen Hill, Luccombe & Shanklin DownsRedstart Click for Picture 4
22/08(8.45 - 11.45)Tree Pipit Click for Picture 5+
22/08"Spotted Flycatcher Click for Picture 3
22/08"Goldfinchc20
22/08"Willow Warbler25+
22/08"Chiffchaff1+
22/08"Whitethroat3
22/08"Wheatear2
22/08"Stock Dove2
22/08"Robin2
22/08"Magpie3
22/08"Green Woodpecker2
22/08"Raven2
22/08"Kestrel3
22/08"Sparrowhawk1
Moth"Hummingbird Hawkmoth2
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Reported 22/08Newtown NROsprey1(Sightings Book)
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TuesdayCloudy to Sunny Intervals pm.
21/08Culver Down & RedcliffWheatear3
21/08(7.30 - 9.15)Lesser Whitethroat Click for Picture 1
21/08"Whitethroat3
21/08"Meadow Pipit1
21/08"Swallowc20
21/08"Goldfinch8
21/08"Green Woodpecker1
21/08"Rookc130
21/08"Magpie3
21/08"Kestrel4
21/08Brading MarshGreat White Egret1(Distant)
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21/08Laundry Lane to New Bridge PondsGREEN SANDPIPER Click for Picture 4-6
21/08(15.25 - 16.35)Marsh Harrier1 juv.
21/08"Kestrel3
21/08"Coot2+
21/08"Teal1
21/08"Swallow4
21/08"Heron1
Dragonflies"Southern Hawker10+
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MondayCloudy, Drizzle am
20/08YarmouthBlack-tailed Godwit83
20/08(8.15 - 10.00)Curlew2
20/08"Oystercatcher2
20/08"Redshank9
20/08"Lapwing14
20/08"Teal5
20/08"Blue Tit4
20/08"Sparrowc15
20/08"Common Sandpiper Click for Picture 1
20/08"Snipe Click for Picture 2
20/08"Swallow1
20/08"Little Egret7
20/08"Heron1
20/08"Canada Geese10+
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Reported 20/08Newtown NROsprey1(Sightings Book)
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SundayCloudy, Sunny Intervals by afternoonW. Wind decreasing
19/08Hersey NRKingfisher1
19/08(7.15)Black-headed Gull4
19/08"Little Egret2
19/08"Little Grebe2
19/08"Oystercatcher2
19/08"Greenshank1
19/08"Coot4,2 juv.
19/08"Moorhen1
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19/08St. Helens Bridge & FP (E)Great White Egret Click for Picture 1-2(One flew W. one on pool E. of River)
19/08(7.50)Peregrine1 juv.
19/08"Heron4
19/08"Tufted Duck1f
19/08"Gadwall2m,2f
19/08"Lapwing10
19/08"Teal3
19/08"Water Rail2(Heard)
19/08"Swiftc10
19/08"Marsh Harrier1 imm.
19/08Bembridge PondsCommon Sandpiper2
19/08(8.00 - 9.00)Redshank Click for Picture 25
19/08"Black-tailed Godwit2
19/08"Little Grebe3+
19/08"Little Egret4
19/08"Buzzard1
19/08"Kestrel2
19/08"Swallow1
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Reported 19/08Newtown NRSandwich Ternc60 on Gull Island (CROWS Text)
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SaturdayCloudy
18/08Hersey NRLittle Egret1
18/08(7.30)Common Sandpiper1
18/08"Mallard4, 3 dklgs
18/08"Little Grebe2
18/08"Moorhen2
18/08"Coot5
18/08BeachGannet1E
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18/08Puckpool ParkStock Dove2(Seen/Heard)
18/08(7.55)Jackdaw2
18/08"Magpie3
18/08"Blue Tit5
18/08"Dunnock1
18/08"Canada Geese6(Over)
18/08"Swallow12
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18/08Ryde E. SandsSanderling72
18/08(8.15)Ringed Plover8
18/08"Oystercatcher11
18/08"Curlew9
18/08"Sandwich Tern1
18/08"Great Black-Back Gull2
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18/08Appley ParkStock Dove1
18/08(8.40)Swallow3
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18/08Quarr Abbey FPsStock Dove2(Seen/Heard)
18/08(15.35)Jackdaw5
18/08"Magpie1
18/08"Goldcrestc3(Seen/Heard)
18/08"Blackbird2
18/08"Wren1
18/08"Buzzard3
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18/08NorthwoodHobby2 over to NW at 19.00 (SteveP.)
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