Britain and Ireland Local Patch Life List

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Rank Name Nationality Total Highlights


Andy Roadhouse

Spurn, East Yorkshire 326
additions in 2014, Ring-necked Duck, Green Woodpecker, Terek Sandpiper, Masked Shrike, Blackpoll Warbler 7+ Spurn birders with bigger lists (inc Barry Spence with 366)


Will Brame

british Felixstowe Peninsula 324
Lesser Scaup. Cattle Egret.. Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Forsters Tern,White-tailed Eagle, Great Reed Warbler, Red-throated Pipit Gull-billed Tern


Paul Woolnough

Cley Bird Club area 314
2019 Black Guillemot Local mega Squacco Heron Top target bagged Hoopoe 2018 Stejneger's Stonechat Common Rosefinch Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler 2017 Long-billed Dowitcher Iberian Chiffchaff 2016 bogey (three) Black-necked Grebes past Cley 2015 county bogey Paddyfield Warbler 2014 Pallas's Warbler Western Bonelli's Warbler Franklin's Gull Glossy Ibis Cley self re-found by river Glaven 300th area tick Balearic Shearwater x 2 25 August 2013 Megas previously - Western Sandpiper 2011; Alder Flycatcher 2010; Trumpeter Finch and White-crowned Sparrow 2008; Dark-eyed Junco 2007; Ross's Gull 2005; Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler 2001 and Corncrake Norfolk mega 2000


Justin Zantboer

Felixstowe Peninsula, Suffolk 311
30 years of birding on the peninsula have produced many top drawer rarities with the best including Forster's Tern, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pacific Swift, Crested Lark, Spectacled Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper, Stejneger's Stonechat, Blyth's Pipit, Trumpeter Finch and Lark Sparrow! I have also seen some very good patch birds including Blue-winged Teal (x2), Ferruginous Duck (x2), Great Shearwater, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, White Stork, Black Kite, Gull-billed Tern, Lesser Grey Shrike and Desert Wheatear. Of course though, I have missed some major birds over the years including Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lanceolated Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike and Yellow-breasted Bunting to name but a few! Most recent additions: 2017: Hooded Crow, Great Reed Warbler and Red-throated Pipit.


Paul Oldfield

Felixstowe Peninsula, Suffolk 309 BOU
2017; Red-throated Pipit, Great Reed Warbler, 2016; Kentish Plover, Stejnegers Stonechat, Blyth's Reed Warbler, 2015; Lesser Scaup, Black-winged Stilt, Cattle Egret. Highlights; Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Leach's Petrel, Storm Petrel, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Black Stork, Glossy Ibis, Tundra Bean Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Honey Buzzard, Montagu's Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Spotted Crake, Crane, Stone Curlew, American Golden Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Dotterel, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua, Sabine's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Roseate Tern, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Puffin, Snowy Owl, Pallid Swift, Pacific Swift, Nightjar, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Richards Pipit, Blyth's Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Citrine Wagtail, Thrush Nightingale, Bluethroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, Siberian Stonechat, Isabelline Wheatear, Pied Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Marsh Warbler, Booted Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Barred Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Subalpine Warbler (Eastern and Western), Greenish Warbler, Arctic Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Radde's Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Raven, Rose-coloured Starling, Spanish Sparrow, Serin, Trumpeter Finch, Common Rosefinch, White-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting and Rustic Bunting.


Mike Pennington

Unst 303
Red-eyed Vireo and Long-tailed Tit in 2012. Two-barred Crossbill, Baltimore Oriole and Cape May Warbler in 2012.


James Brown

Lowestoft recording area 286
Many great birds seen on patch in last few years including the likes of Ross` Gull, Alpine Accentor, Kildeer, Olive-backed Pipit, Great Snipe and Black-headed Bunting to name a small few. Surely one of the most productive patches in the country, watched by a very dedicated band of observers.


Ilya Maclean

UK 280
Highlights: Dalmatian Pelican, Brown Booby, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Green Warbler, Black-browed Albatross, Fea's Petrel, Brown Shrike, Bufflehead, Pallid Harrier, Pacific Diver, Ross's Gull



Christchurch Habour. 274
Isabelline shrike, Grey Partridge.


Paul Woolnough

Lowestoft Area 273
2019 Pacific Golden Plover Savi's Warbler Iberian Chiffchaff Green-winged Teal 2018 Blyth's Reed Warbler Barred Warbler American Bittern


Kevin Rylands

Dawlish Warren, Devon 268 (266 BOU)
Uptodate list on Bubo. Highlights Long-billed Murrelet, Semi P Plover & Sand, Raddes & Dusky Warbler, Baird's Sand, Laughing Gull and GW Egret (3), all found, plus Red eyed Vireo, GS Cuckoo, LG Shrike, Elegant & Caspian Tern, Broad-billed Sand (3)...latest Pink-footed Goose Sep 10, Smew Jan 10, Western Sandpiper Apr 09, Marsh Harrier Mar 2009, Mealy Redpoll Nov 2008, Semi-palmated Sandpiper Aug 2008, Purple Heron May 2008, Cattle Egret Feb 2008, Nightjar Sept 2007, Ortolan Bunting May 2007, Cetti's Warbler Dec 2006, Long-billed Murrelet Nov 2006, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Long-tailed Skua Sept 2006, Spotted Crake, Laughing Gull Aug 2006, Red Kite & Short-toed Lark Nov 2005, Nuthatch Aug 2005, Marsh Tit July 2005, Willow Tit March 2005, Mandarin Nov 2004. 247 self found. Non BOU Elegant Tern & South Polar Skua. To find out more about the reserve visit


Barry Hunt

Reculver - Kent 264
Some reasonable birds include Squacco Heron, Marsh Sandpiper, Bonapartes Gull, Alpine Swift, Pied and Desert Wheater, Booted, Subalpine, Greenish, Arctic, Hume's Leaf, Dusky and Western Bonelli's Warblers. Sub-rarities include Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Goshawk, Richards and Tawny Pipit, RB Fly, Golden Oriole, Serin, Kentish Plover, Purple Heron and Pallas's Warbler. Still a few easy ones to add but if I've not seen them in 25 years they can't be that easy! Oops forgot Blue-winged Teal for 264.


Ivan Lakin

Dawlish Warren, Devon 258
Site on 300 (counting pending SOUTH POLAR SKUA (which also seen in Dorset), ELEGANT TERN and WESTERN SANDPIPER). Other highlights: LONG-BILLED MURRELET, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. REV, Broad-b, Semi-p, Bairds, W-r & Buff-b Sand, GS Plover, Caspian Tern, GS Cuckoo, LG Shrike. Vis mig highlights: 35860 W'pig in a day.


Steve Lister

Rutland Water 255
Icterine Warbler 29.06.21, Bonaparte's Gull 20.04.21. Amazing Cory's Shearwater 02.11.17. 2 Cranes 08.04.16, Roseate Tern 12.07.16, Tundra Bean Goose 23.10.16 and Surf Scoter 28.12.16.


Terry Smith

Exmouth, Devon 229
All species recorded within the Exmouth Civil Parish Boundary and directly offshore. Latest 2017 - Barnacle Goose (Oct 29). Highlights include Sardinian, Pallas's & Dusky Warblers, Cory's Shearwater, Whiskered Tern, Laughing Gull, American Wigeon, Woodchat Shrike, Cattle Egret, [Black Brant], Stone Curlew (2), Waxwings, Wryneck and pending Elegant Tern and Western Sandpiper.


David Roche

Snettisham Norfolk 223
Highights: White Stork, Snow Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Ferruginous Duck and Surf Scoter (both found), Black-eared Kite, Crane, Greater Sand Plover, Dotteral, White-rumped Sandpiper (found), Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper x3 (1 found), Roseate Tern (found), Wryneck x4, Richards pipit (found), Dartford Warbler (found), Willow Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Hooded Crow (2), Serin, Hawfinch, Little Bunting (found) Sooty Shearwater, Bittern and Nightingale probably most obvious gaps.


Darren Haley

St Mary's Lighthouse North Tyneside 218
NEW for 2014 Latest Highlights American Golden Plover, Hulmes Leaf Warbler, Blue Winged Teal, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Pallid Swift


Mark Robinson

Hornsea Mere, East Yorks 218
Latest - Goshawk, Pacific Swift, Baikal Teal, Yellow-browed Warbler, Long-eared Owl, Great Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Stone Curlew, Black-throated Diver 31/12/13, Caspian Gull 22/11/13, Spotted Crake 24/10/13, Green-winged Teal 24/04/13, Arctic Skua 11/05/12, Short eared Owl 8/05/12, 18/11/11 Richard's Pipit, 13/10/11 Glossy Ibis, 15/05/11 White-tailed Eagle, 9/05/11 Crossbill, 04/05/11 Gannet, Nuthatch Dec '10 - Mar '11, Waxwing Nov '10, other birds Cattle Egret, Red F Falcon, Pec Sand (2), Great W Egret, WWB Tern (5+), Grey Phal (4+), RN Phal (3), Osprey (8+), Spoonbill (6+), Common Crane (13), Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow (2), Rough-legged Buzzard (2), Lesser Scaup (2), Ring-necked Duck (3), Ferruginous Duck, Velvet Scoter (3), RT Diver (6+), Great N Diver (4), Wood Warbler, Red Kite (7+), Bearded Tits, Bonxie, Glaucs/Iceland Gulls, Kittiwakes, Fulmar (4), Tundra/Taiga Bean Geese, Temminck's Stint (2), Avocets, Water Pipit, Pied Fly (4), Ring Ouzel (6+)


Michael Cross

Christchurch Harbour 218
Spurred on by recent additions (Woodlark, BN Grebe, and WF Goose) resolved to ignore dog walkers and other assorted disturbance merchants and visit more often and give it a go to try and get to 225 by end of 2011 (Base = 213). Highlights to date: Bobolink, Fan Tailed Warbler, Terek Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper.


Darren Haley

St Mary's Lighthouse area Northumberland 207
Latest 11/10/10 Red Flanked Bluetail, Highlights, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Hume's Yellow Browed, Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Nightjar,


Niall T. Keogh

Kilcoole/Newcastle/Blackditch - Co. Wicklow 202
A c.6.5km stretch of coastline between Kilcoole, Newcastle & Blackditch East Coast Nature Reserve in an area known as 'The Murrough'. Habitats include shingle beach, low sand dunes, Phragmites reedbed, coastal grazing marsh, rough grazing, freshwater & brackish pools and channels, a small estuary, some salt marsh, fen, wet birch woodland, arable farmland & country laneways. Have been birding the area since 1995. 2013 patch ticks: Crane, Whinchat & LESSER WHITETHROAT (200th patch tick!). 2012 patch ticks: Bittern, Grey Phalarope, Long-eared Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crossbill (8+), 'Siberian' Chiffchaff, Rough-legged Buzzard & Tundra Bean Goose (x2). IRBC rarity finds: Green-winged Teal (2), Ring-necked Duck (1st site record), Hobby, Long-tailed Skua (2), American Golden Plover (2), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2), Little Ringed Plover (2), Gull-billed Tern (1st county record), Short-toed Lark (1st county record) & Water Pipit (2). Best scarce finds: Bewick's Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Garganey, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Goosander, Ruddy Duck (1), Balearic Shearwater (3), Osprey (1), Marsh Harrier, Pectoral Sandpiper (1), Spotted Redshank (2), Wood Sandpiper (3), Grey Phalarope (1), Pomarine Skua (5), Glaucous Gull (4), Roseate Tern, Black Tern, Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Yellow Wagtail (flavissima), Garden Warbler (1), Black Redstart (1), Crossbill, Lapland Bunting (flock of 11) & Snow Bunting. Other highlights: Blue-winged Teal, Smew, Cattle Egret, Spoonbill, Osprey (total of 2), Hobby (total of 6), Gyrfalcon, Little Ringed Plover (total of 3), American Golden Plover (total of 4), White-rumped Sandpiper (total of 3), Pectoral Sandpiper (total of 2), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (total of 7), Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope (total of 3), Red-necked Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua (total of 3), Sabine's Gull, Ring-billed Gull (total of 2), White-winged Black Tern, Little Auk, Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Blue-headed Wagtail, Tawny Pipit & Yellow-browed Warbler. Patch Bogey: Iceland Gull.


Jack Bucknall

St. Mary's Island, Northumberland 199
Water Pipit, Garganey, Red-Flanked Bluetail, Merlin (2), Lapland Bunting (2), Jack Snipe (4), Red-Necked Grebe, Storm-Petrel (18), Roseate Tern, Yellow-Browed Warbler (15), Black Tern (2), Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Greenish Warbler, Sabine's Gull, Pomarine Skua, Dusky Warbler, Long-Eared Owl, Glaucous Gull (3), Black Redstart (3), Ring Ouzel, Long-Tailed Skua (2 Adults, 1 Juvenile), Red-Backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Hobby, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, American Golden Plover, Brambling, Bluethroat, Firecrest (2), Tundra Bean Goose (3), Iceland Gull, Wryneck, Little Stint (2), Red-Breasted Flycatcher, Great Shearwater, Black Guillemot, Pallas's Warbler, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Waxwing, American Wigeon (site first!)


Paul Woolnough

Mid Yare Valley Norfolk TG30 square 194
2018 25 Mar Spoonbill 2017 4 May white-tailed eagle Buckenham 2016 17 Dec Brent goose Cantley Cock crossroads 4 Dec cattle egret Surlingham 5 Nov rose-coloured starling Limpenhoe 2 Apr Firecrest followed by penduline tit both Strumpshaw 2015 17 Oct great grey shrike Strumpshaw 22 Aug bogey great white egret Strumpshaw 2014 3 Mar Iceland gull Limpenhoe


Paul Walsh

Brownstown Head, Waterford 189
Or 209 spp including adjacent Tramore Bay & Backstrand. Coverage since 1977, latest additions: Buzzard 30/3/2013, Moorhen 9/10/2012, Sabine's Gull 15/9/2012, Cory's Shearwater 23/7/2011, Hobby 1/5/2011, Black-throated Diver 26/4/2011, Woodchat Shrike 16/4/2011. Brownstown highlights (self-found) include Iberian Chiffchaff (2010), also [Yelkouan-type Shearwater 2010], Little Bittern, Osprey, Quail (at moth trap!), Corncrake, Bluethroat, Melodious Warbler (4), Icterine Warbler (2), Subalpine Warbler, Barred Warbler (4), Western Bonelli's Warbler (2), Greenish Warbler (2), Wood Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Yebwa (15+), Red-breasted Fly, Rose-coloured Starling, Hawfinch, Common Rosefinch, Northern Parula, Blackpoll Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo; also (not found) Wryneck, Tawny Pipit, Red-backed Shrike. See



Galley Head, Cork 189
Highlights: It's often a slog but I have found 2 fea's petrels, marsh warbler, 2 pallas's warbler, spotted crake, richard's pipit, icterine, melodious, wryneck (5), woodchat, ring-necked duck, cattle egret, black-headed bunting, red-backed shrike, wilson's petrel & ortolan since 2003. Plus seen swainson's thrush & red-flanked bluetail! Kwality! Last patch tick - Garden Warbler - 1/05/2012. check out


Paul Bowyer

Brean Down 182
All self found: Sardinian Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Greenish Warbler, 3x Rosy Starlings, Wryneck, Hoopoe, Tawny Pipitm, 2x Richard Pipits, Red Kite, Whooper Swan. Other highlights: American Black Tern, Goshawk, yellow-browed warbler, chough. Latest additions all self found: Little Ringed Plover, savi's warbler, barred warbler, little bunting, great northern diver, Cetti's Warbler


Matt Jordan

Derbyarian living nr. Rame Head 176
S.E.Owl. Quail, heard only, latest addition. Desert Warbler by bike!


Joshua Jenkins Shaw (age 16)

English- Bough Beech Reservoir, Kent 132
Smew and Woodcock (10/1/2010) Redshank (finally!) MARSH SANDPIPER, Waxwing, Knot, Goldeneye, GBBG, Water rail, Med gull, Great-northern Diver,Bearded tit ( 3rd Site record, 15/11/08)Slavonian grebe (2/11/08) Marsh tit, Dunlin, House sparrow, GREY PHALAROPE ( 11/9/08)Skylark, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Meadow pipit, Treecreeper, Avocet, Kittiwake, Black-necked grebe, Little-ringed plover, Opsrey, Honey buzzard, Hobby, Nightingale, Lesser whitethroat, Little tern, Arctic tern, Black tern, Pectoral sandpiper, Black-tailed godwit, Greenshank, Brambling, Turtle dove, Tawny owl, Marsh harrier, Pintail, Mandarin, Scaup, Goosander, Ruff, Wood sandpiper, Little gull, Yellow wagtail, Spotted flycatcher, Wheatear, Meadow pipitm Siskin


Edward Betteridge

British 94
Slimbridge wwt highlights buff-breasted sandpiper, long-billed dorwitcher, ruddy shelduck, curlew sandpiper and spotted redshank


Tom Giles

British 74
Square SJ29. Little gull. Grasshopper warbler.


john byrne

british 60
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