Total – 297

Latest 3 Lifers:

297: Buff-breasted Sandpiper – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 19/05/17

296: Spotted Sandpiper – Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire 17/05/17

295: Subalpine Warbler -CWT Red Rocks, Cheshire 10/05/17

 

SF = Self Found

Scarce: 53

Rare: 22

MEGA: 12

 

Mute Swan

Tundra Swan

Whooper Swan

Taiga Bean Goose: (6) – Spurn YWT, East Yorkhire

Tundra Bean Goose: (2) – Spurn YWT, East Yorkshire

Pink-footed Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

  • Anser a. albifrons (Greenland)
  • Anser a. flaviorostris (European)

Greylag Goose

Snow Goose: (1)

  • Anser c. caerulescens (Lesser) – Nateby, Lancashire

Greater Canada Goose

Barnacle Goose

Brent Goose

  • Branta b. bernicla (Dark-bellied)
  • Branta b. hrota (Pale-bellied)

Red-breasted Goose: (1) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire (05.01.17)

Egyptian Goose

Ruddy Shelduck

Common Shellduck

Mandarin Duck

Eurasian Wigeon

Gadwall

Eurasian Teal

Green-winged Teal: (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Garganey

Northern Shoveler

Red Crested Pochard

Northern Pochard

Ferruginous Duck: (1) – WWT Washington, Co. Durham (26.01.17)

Tufted Duck

Greater Scaup

Common Eider

King Eider: (1) – Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire (26.06.16)

Long-tailed Duck

Common Scoter

Black Scoter: (1) – Goswick, Northumberland (26.06.17)

Velvet Scoter

Surf Scoter: (1) – Meols, Cheshire

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER: (1)

  • Melanitta d. deglandi (American) – Blackdog, Aberdeenshire (26.06.16)

Common Goldeneye

Smew

Red-breasted Merganser

Goosander

Ruddy Duck

European Quail

Red-legged Partridge

Willow Grouse

Black Grouse

Grey Partridge

Common Pheasant

  • Phasianus c.colchicus (Ring-necked)
  • Phasianus c.versicolor (Green)

Golden Pheasant

Red-throated Diver

Black-throated Diver

PACIFIC DIVER: (1) – Druridge Bay CP, Northumberland (26.01.17)

Great Northern Diver

Northern Fulmar

Sooty Shearwater

Manx Shearwater

Balearic Shearwater: (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd  (2 SF)

European Storm Petrel

Leach’s Storm Petrel: (1) – New Brighton, Wirral (SF)

Northern Gannet

Great Cormorant

  • Phalacrocorax c. carbo (Atlantic)
  • Phalacrocorax c. sinensis (Continental)

European Shag

Great Bittern

Little Bittern: (1) – RSPB Old Moor, Yorkshire (05.06.16)

Black-crowned Night Heron: (1) – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Western Cattle Egret: (7) – (2) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

                                                 – (1) Burton Marsh, Cheshire (1 SF)

                                                – (1) RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

                                                – (1) Shotton, Clwyd (SF)

                                                – (3) Birkdale, Lancashire

Little Egret

Great White Egret: (41)   – (13) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (4 SF)

                                               – (12) Burton Marsh, Cheshire (4 SF)

                                                – (2) Denhall Quay, Cheshire (1 SF)

                                               – (3) RSPB Ynys Hir, Ceredigion (1 SF)

                                               – (10) Parkgate, Cheshire (3 SF)

Grey Heron

Glossy Ibis: (1) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

Eurasian Spoonbill: (14) – (1) Parkgate, Wirral (SF)

                                              – (12) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (1 SF)

                                             – (1) Birkenhead Docks, Wirral (SF)

PIED-BILLED GREBE: (1) – RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire (26.04.15)

little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Slavonian Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

European Honey Buzzard: (1) – Undisclosed Site, Wales (SF)

Red Kite

Western Marsh Harrier

Hen Harrier

Pallid Harrier: (1) – Whitendale, Lancashire (03.05.17)

Montagu’s Harrier: (2) – RSPB Blacktoft Sands, Yorkshire

Northern Goshawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Common Buzzard

Rough-legged Buzzard: (1) – Undisclosed Site, Wales (SF)

Osprey

Water Rail

Spotted Crake: (2) – (1) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

                                   – (1) CWT Red Rocks, Cheshire

Corncrake: (1) – Hale, Cheshire

Common Moorhen

WESTERN SWAMPHEN (UK 1ST): RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk (03.08.16)

Eurasian Coot

Common Crane: (7) – Lakenheath Fen RSPB, Suffolk

Stone Curlew: (9) – (2) Undisclosed Site, Suffolk

                                  – (3) Undisclosed Site, Norfolk

   – (4) RSPB Minsmere Suffolk

Black-winged Stilt: (2) – WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire (June 2004*c)

Pied Avocet

Eurasian Oystercatcher

European Golden Plover

Grey Plover

Eurasian  Dotterel: (1) – Brynteg, Caernarfon (SF)

Common Ringed Plover

  • Charadrius h. hiaticula (British)
  • Charadrius h. psammodromas (Greenland)
  • Charadrius h. tundrae (Tundra)

Little Ringed Plover

Northern Lapwing

Kentish Plover: (1) – Audenshaw Reservoir, Greater Manchester

Whimbrel

Eurasian Curlew

Black-tailed Godwit

  • Limosa l. limosa (Continental)
  • Limosa l. islandica (Icelandic)

Bar-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

GREAT KNOT: (1) – Scolt Head Island NNR , Norfolk (20.06.16)

Red Knot

  • Calidris c. cantus (Greenland)
  • Calidris c. islandica (Siberian)

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint: (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Sanderling

Dunlin

  • Calidris a. alpina (Siberian)
  • Calidris a. schinzii (British)
  • Calidris a. arctica (Greenland)

Purple Sandpiper

Little Stint

Buff-breasted Sandpiper: (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Pectoral Sandpiper: (4) – All RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Red-necked Phalarope: (3) – All RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire

Grey Phalarope: (2, Both SF) – (1) Seacombe Ferry, Cheshire

                                                       –  (1) Liverpool Bay, Irish Sea

Common Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper: (1) – Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire (17.05.17)

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Wood Sandpiper

Common Redshank

Eurasian Woodcock

Common Snipe

  • Gallinago g. faeroeensis (Northern)
  • Gallinago g. gallinago (Continental)

Jack Snipe

Pomarine Skua: (4) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd (2 SF)

Arctic Skua

Long-tailed Skua: (1) – New Brighton, Cheshire

Great Skua

Atlantic Puffin

Black Guillemot

Razorbill

Common Guillemot

Little Tern

Whiskered Tern: (2) – Sandbach Flash, Cheshire (07.05.16)

Black Tern

Sandwich Tern

ORANGE-BILLED TERN SP: (1) – New Quay, Ceredigion (29.08.15 – SF)

Common Tern

Roseate Tern: (1) – Birkenhead Docks, Cheshire (SF)

Arctic Tern

Sabine’s Gull: (1) – Pennington Flash, Gtr Manchester

Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-headed Gull

Little Gull

Laughing Gull: (1) – New Brighton, Cheshire (21.2.15)

Mediterranean Gull

Common Gull

Ring-Billed Gull: (1) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire (SF, 1st site record)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

  • Larus f. graellsii (British)
  • Larus f. intermidius (Scandinavian)

European Herring Gull

  • Larus a. argenteus (European)
  • Larus a. argentatus (Scandinavian)

Yellow-legged Gull

Caspian Gull: (1) – New Ferry, Cheshire (SF)

Iceland Gull: (2) – (1) Birkenhead Docks, Cheshire (SF)

                                – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

Glaucous Gull: (3) – (1) Seacombe Ferry, Cheshire (SF)

                                   – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

                                   – (1) Elton Hall Flash, Cheshire

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Dove

Stock Dove

Common Woodpigeon

Eurasian Collared Dove

European Turtle Dove

Common Cuckoo

Barn Owl

Little Owl

Tawny Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

European Nightjar

Common Swift

Eurasian Hoopoe: (1) – New Brighton, Cheshire

European Bee-Eater: (2) – Brampton, Cumbria (24.08.15)

Common Kingfisher

Eurasian Wryneck: (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd (1 SF)

Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker

European Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Common Kestrel

Red-footed Falcon: (1) – Chatterley Whitefield, Staffordshire (11.07.15)

Merlin

Eurasian Hobby

Peregrine Falcon

Ring-necked Parakeet

Eurasian Golden Oriole: (1) – Undisclosed Site, Suffolk (SF)

Red-backed Shrike: (1) – Meols, Cheshire

Great Grey Shrike: (2) – (1) Little Woolden Moss, Gtr Manchester

                                           – (1) Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire

Red-billed Chough

Black-billed Magpie

Eurasian Jay

Western Jackdaw

Rook

Carrion Crow

Hooded Crow

Northern Raven

Goldcrest

Common Firecrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Willow Tit

Marsh Tit

Bearded Reedling

Common Skylark

Woodlark

Horned Lark: (3) – (1) Spurn YWT, Yorkshire

                                – (1) Hartlepool, Cleveland

                               – (1) Hilbre Island, Cheshire

European Sand Martin

Barn Swallow

Northern House Martin

Cetti’s Warbler

Long-tailed Tit

Arctic Warbler: (1) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire (08.10.16)

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler: (5) – (1) Heswall, Cheshire

                                                   – (1) Easington, Yorkshire

                                                   – (2) YWT Spurn, Yorkshire

                                                  – (1) Flamborough, Yorkshire

Yellow-browed leaf Warbler: (12) – (1) Gilroy NP, Wirral (SF)

                                                       – (2) Leasowe, Wirral

                                                       – (2) Bidston Moss, Wirral (SF)

                                                       – (4) Flamborough, East Yorkshire

                                                       – (3) Spurn YWT , East Yorkshire

Radde’s Warbler: (1) – YWT Spurn, Yorkshire (15.10.16)

Dusky Warbler: (4) – (1) Flamborough, Yorkshire (08.10.16)

                                   – (3) YWT Spurn, Yorkshire (15.10.16)

Wood Warbler

Common Chiffchaff

  • Phylloscopus c. tristis (Siberian)
  • Phylloscopus c. collybita (European)
  • Phyllosopus c. abietinus (Scandinavian)

Willow Warbler

Common Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Lesser Whitethroat

Common Whitethroat

Dartford Warbler

Subalpine Warbler: (1) – CWT Red Rocks, Cheshire (10.05.17)

Common Grasshopper Warbler

Savi’s Warbler: (1) – RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk (10.05.17)

Booted Warbler: (1) – Great Orme, Conwy (04.10.2016)

Icterine Warbler: (4) – (1) RSPB Ynys Hir, Ceredigion (SF)

                                        – (3) Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Melodious Warbler: (3) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Sedge Warbler

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Bohemian Waxwing: (50) – (11) Back Garden, Wirral (SF)

                                                 – (30) St Asaph, Clyde 

                                                 – (9) Thingwall, Wirral

Tree Nuthatch

Eurasian Treecreeper

Winter Wren

Common Starling

White-throated Dipper

Ring Ouzel

European Blackbird

DUSKY THRUSH: (1) – Beely, Derbyshire (11.12.16)

Black-throated Thrush: (1) – St Asaph, Denbigh (22.12.16)

Fieldfare

Song Thrush

  • Turdus p. philomelos (Continental)
  • Turdus p. clarkie (British)

Redwing

  • Turdus i. iliacus (Continental)
  • Turdus i. coburni (Icelandic)

Mistle Thrush

Spotted Flycatcher

European Robin

  • Erithacus r. rubecula (Continental)
  • Erithacus r. melophilus (British)

Bluethroat: (1) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire

European Pied Flycatcher

Western Black Redstart

EASTERN BLACK REDSTART: – (1) Skinningrove, Cleveland (15.10.16)

Common Redstart

BLUE ROCK THRUSH: (1) – Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (31.12.16)

Common Whinchat

Common Stonechat

  • Saxicola r. hibernans (British)
  • Saxicola r. rubicola (Continental)

Northern Wheatear

  • Oenanthe o. oenanthe (Northern)
  • Oenanthe o. leucorhoa (Greenland)

Desert Wheatear: (1) – Fairhaven Lake, Lancashire (19.11.16)

Dunnock

SIBERIAN ACCENTOR: (1) – Spurn, Yorkshire (15.10.16)

House Sparrow

European Tree Sparrow

Western Yellow Wagtail

  • Motacilla f. flava (Blue-headed)
  • Motacilla f. flavissima (Yellow-crowned)
  • Motacilla f. flava X flavissima (Channel)

Citrine Wagtail: (1) – Morfa Madryn, Gwynedd (07.05.17)

Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail

  • Motacilla a. yarrelli (Pied)
  • Motacilla a. alba (White)

Richard’s Pipit: (2) – (1) CWT Red Rocks

                                  – (1) Bidston Moss NR

Olive-backed Pipit: (1) – Easington, Yorkshire (09.10.16)

Tree Pipit

Meadow Pipit

  • Anthus p. pratensis (Eurasian)
  • Anthus p. whistleri (Hebridean)

Eurasian Rock Pipit

  • Anthus p. petrosus (European)
  • Anthus p. littoralis (Scandinavian)

Water Pipit

BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT: (1)

  • Anthus r. rubescens (American) – Burton Marsh, Cheshire (21.12.13)

Brambling

Common Chaffinch

European Bullfinch

European Greenfinch

Linnet

Twite

Common Redpoll

  • Acanthis f. cabaret (Lesser)
  • Acanthis f. flammea (Mealy)

Common Crossbill

European Goldfinch

Eurasian Siskin

Snow Bunting

  • Plectrophenax n. insulae (Iceland)
  • Plectrophenax n. nivalis (Scandinavian)

Lapland Bunting: (1) – CWT Red Rocks, Cheshire

Corn Bunting

Ortolan Bunting: (1) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd

Yellowhammer

PINE BUNTING: (1) – Venus Pool, Shropshire (04.01.17)

Common Reed Bunting

Little Bunting: (1) – Spurn Point, Yorkshire

One thought on “British Life List

  1. Tony Akhaloma says:

    Great piece of nostalgia. I remember the days when I used to self find rare birds every time I went somewhere New. Then I grew up. Thanks for the memories this list has invoked. Pure youthful fantasy

    Like

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