Patrick Safford: Britain Year List 2023 BOU, All records: Top Blockers Record(s) 1 to 239 of 239 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Seen By Other Listers Other Listers (%) 1 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 388 78.23 2 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 487 98.19 3 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 375 75.60 4 Greylag Goose Anser anser 481 96.98 5 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 399 80.44 6 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 299 60.28 7 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 490 98.79 8 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 386 77.82 9 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 391 78.83 10 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 477 96.17 11 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 346 69.76 12 Garganey Spatula querquedula 320 64.52 13 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 468 94.35 14 Gadwall Mareca strepera 464 93.55 15 Wigeon Mareca penelope 472 95.16 16 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 489 98.59 17 Pintail Anas acuta 435 87.70 18 Teal Anas crecca 478 96.37 19 Pochard Aythya ferina 455 91.73 20 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 478 96.37 21 Scaup Aythya marila 318 64.11 22 King Eider Somateria spectabilis 76 15.32 23 Eider Somateria mollissima 354 71.37 24 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 257 51.81 25 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 378 76.21 26 Black Scoter Melanitta americana 11 2.22 27 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 283 57.06 28 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 432 87.10 29 Goosander Mergus merganser 434 87.50 30 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 364 73.39 31 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 258 52.02 32 Ptarmigan Lagopus muta 30 6.05 33 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 314 63.31 34 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 483 97.38 35 Quail Coturnix coturnix 103 20.77 36 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 405 81.65 37 Swift Apus apus 443 89.31 38 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 389 78.43 39 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia 417 84.07 40 Stock Dove Columba oenas 449 90.52 41 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 490 98.79 42 Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis 2 0.40 43 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 484 97.58 44 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 383 77.22 45 Corncrake Crex crex 40 8.06 46 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 488 98.39 47 Coot Fulica atra 483 97.38 48 Crane Grus grus 257 51.81 49 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 466 93.95 50 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 467 94.15 51 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 229 46.17 52 Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 155 31.25 53 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 471 94.96 54 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 432 87.10 55 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 375 75.60 56 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 421 84.88 57 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 443 89.31 58 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 373 75.20 59 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 479 96.57 60 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 335 67.54 61 Curlew Numenius arquata 465 93.75 62 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 376 75.81 63 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 444 89.52 64 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 151 30.44 65 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 204 41.13 66 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 321 64.72 67 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 446 89.92 68 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 408 82.26 69 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 349 70.36 70 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 259 52.22 71 Redshank Tringa totanus 470 94.76 72 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 300 60.48 73 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 375 75.60 74 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 433 87.30 75 Knot Calidris canutus 347 69.96 76 Ruff Calidris pugnax 390 78.63 77 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 267 53.83 78 Sanderling Calidris alba 387 78.02 79 Dunlin Calidris alpina 452 91.13 80 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 289 58.27 81 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 167 33.67 82 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 246 49.60 83 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 194 39.11 84 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 271 54.64 85 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 406 81.85 86 Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 93 18.75 87 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 361 72.78 88 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 284 57.26 89 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 379 76.41 90 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 485 97.78 91 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 385 77.62 92 Common Gull Larus canus 461 92.94 93 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 200 40.32 94 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 483 97.38 95 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 222 44.76 96 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 454 91.53 97 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 67 13.51 98 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 462 93.15 99 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 109 21.98 100 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus 66 13.31 101 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 261 52.62 102 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 91 18.35 103 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 185 37.30 104 Puffin Fratercula arctica 260 52.42 105 Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 195 39.31 106 Razorbill Alca torda 372 75.00 107 Brunnich's Guillemot Uria lomvia 2 0.40 108 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 391 78.83 109 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 356 71.77 110 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 215 43.35 111 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 328 66.13 112 White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii 32 6.45 113 Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 142 28.63 114 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 368 74.19 115 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis 137 27.62 116 Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea 149 30.04 117 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis 118 23.79 118 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 274 55.24 119 Gannet Morus bassanus 404 81.45 120 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 485 97.78 121 Shag Gulosus aristotelis 393 79.23 122 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 348 70.16 123 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 293 59.07 124 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 473 95.36 125 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 336 67.74 126 Great White Egret Ardea alba 428 86.29 127 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 484 97.58 128 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 304 61.29 129 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 91 18.35 130 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos 101 20.36 131 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 469 94.56 132 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 241 48.59 133 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 440 88.71 134 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 319 64.31 135 Red Kite Milvus milvus 467 94.15 136 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 164 33.06 137 Buzzard Buteo buteo 487 98.19 138 Barn Owl Tyto alba 413 83.27 139 Little Owl Athene noctua 261 52.62 140 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 203 40.93 141 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 310 62.50 142 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus 12 2.42 143 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 385 77.62 144 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 433 87.30 145 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 87 17.54 146 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor 102 20.56 147 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 467 94.15 148 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 406 81.85 149 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 486 97.98 150 Merlin Falco columbarius 280 56.45 151 Hobby Falco subbuteo 352 70.97 152 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 427 86.09 153 Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 326 65.73 154 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 129 26.01 155 Jay Garrulus glandarius 470 94.76 156 Magpie Pica pica 490 98.79 157 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 210 42.34 158 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 488 98.39 159 Rook Corvus frugilegus 476 95.97 160 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 489 98.59 161 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 210 42.34 162 Raven Corvus corax 430 86.69 163 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 299 60.28 164 Coal Tit Periparus ater 468 94.35 165 Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus 73 14.72 166 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 335 67.54 167 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 488 98.39 168 Great Tit Parus major 487 98.19 169 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 291 58.67 170 Woodlark Lullula arborea 219 44.15 171 Skylark Alauda arvensis 469 94.56 172 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris 158 31.85 173 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 443 89.31 174 Swallow Hirundo rustica 453 91.33 175 House Martin Delichon urbicum 444 89.52 176 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 419 84.48 177 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 483 97.38 178 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 425 85.69 179 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 465 93.75 180 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 411 82.86 181 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 388 78.23 182 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 235 47.38 183 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 457 92.14 184 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 365 73.59 185 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 324 65.32 186 Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae 6 1.21 187 Whitethroat Curruca communis 428 86.29 188 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 252 50.81 189 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 458 92.34 190 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 486 97.98 191 Nuthatch Sitta europaea 447 90.12 192 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 438 88.31 193 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 487 98.19 194 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 472 95.16 195 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 452 91.13 196 Redwing Turdus iliacus 466 93.95 197 Blackbird Turdus merula 490 98.79 198 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 452 91.13 199 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 240 48.39 200 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 322 64.92 201 Robin Erithacus rubecula 485 97.78 202 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 78 15.73 203 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 263 53.02 204 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 245 49.40 205 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 313 63.10 206 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 305 61.49 207 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 459 92.54 208 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 413 83.27 209 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 330 66.53 210 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 329 66.33 211 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 488 98.39 212 Dunnock Prunella modularis 481 96.98 213 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 338 68.15 214 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 26 5.24 215 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 451 90.93 216 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 478 96.37 217 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 467 94.15 218 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 286 57.66 219 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 32 6.45 220 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 205 41.33 221 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 381 76.81 222 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 484 97.58 223 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 316 63.71 224 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 234 47.18 225 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 435 87.70 226 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 471 94.96 227 Twite Linaria flavirostris 210 42.34 228 Linnet Linaria cannabina 458 92.34 229 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea 121 24.40 230 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 345 69.56 231 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 239 48.19 232 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 486 97.98 233 Siskin Spinus spinus 425 85.69 234 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus 72 14.52 235 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 244 49.19 236 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 285 57.46 237 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 421 84.88 238 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus 93 18.75 239 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 463 93.35