Paul Ward: Britain Year List 2023 BOU, All records: Top Blockers Record(s) 1 to 241 of 241 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Seen By Other Listers Other Listers (%) 1 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 387 77.87 2 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 488 98.19 3 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 375 75.45 4 Greylag Goose Anser anser 482 96.98 5 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 399 80.28 6 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 299 60.16 7 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 491 98.79 8 Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 258 51.91 9 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 386 77.67 10 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 392 78.87 11 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 478 96.18 12 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 346 69.62 13 Garganey Spatula querquedula 320 64.39 14 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 469 94.37 15 Gadwall Mareca strepera 465 93.56 16 Wigeon Mareca penelope 473 95.17 17 American Wigeon Mareca americana 148 29.78 18 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 490 98.59 19 Pintail Anas acuta 435 87.53 20 Teal Anas crecca 479 96.38 21 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina 204 41.05 22 Canvasback Aythya valisineria 80 16.10 23 Pochard Aythya ferina 456 91.75 24 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 80 16.10 25 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 233 46.88 26 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 479 96.38 27 Scaup Aythya marila 318 63.98 28 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 134 26.96 29 Eider Somateria mollissima 354 71.23 30 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 257 51.71 31 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 378 76.06 32 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 283 56.94 33 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 433 87.12 34 Smew Mergellus albellus 245 49.30 35 Goosander Mergus merganser 434 87.32 36 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 364 73.24 37 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 258 51.91 38 Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus 14 2.82 39 Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix 137 27.57 40 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 314 63.18 41 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 484 97.38 42 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 405 81.49 43 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 228 45.88 44 Swift Apus apus 444 89.34 45 Great Bustard Otis tarda 23 4.63 46 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 389 78.27 47 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia 418 84.10 48 Stock Dove Columba oenas 450 90.54 49 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 491 98.79 50 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 174 35.01 51 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 485 97.59 52 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 383 77.06 53 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 489 98.39 54 Coot Fulica atra 484 97.38 55 Little Crake Zapornia parva 40 8.05 56 Crane Grus grus 257 51.71 57 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 466 93.76 58 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 468 94.16 59 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 229 46.08 60 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 253 50.91 61 Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 155 31.19 62 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 471 94.77 63 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 225 45.27 64 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 433 87.12 65 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 375 75.45 66 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 421 84.71 67 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 443 89.13 68 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 374 75.25 69 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 480 96.58 70 Kentish Plover Anarhynchus alexandrinus 73 14.69 71 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 335 67.40 72 Curlew Numenius arquata 466 93.76 73 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 376 75.65 74 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 444 89.34 75 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 151 30.38 76 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 321 64.59 77 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 446 89.74 78 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 409 82.29 79 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 349 70.22 80 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 19 3.82 81 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 259 52.11 82 Redshank Tringa totanus 471 94.77 83 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 128 25.75 84 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 300 60.36 85 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 375 75.45 86 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 433 87.12 87 Knot Calidris canutus 347 69.82 88 Ruff Calidris pugnax 390 78.47 89 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 267 53.72 90 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 144 28.97 91 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 128 25.75 92 Sanderling Calidris alba 387 77.87 93 Dunlin Calidris alpina 453 91.15 94 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 289 58.15 95 Little Stint Calidris minuta 262 52.72 96 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 113 22.74 97 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla 57 11.47 98 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 246 49.50 99 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 194 39.03 100 Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri 85 17.10 101 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 271 54.53 102 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 406 81.69 103 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 361 72.64 104 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 284 57.14 105 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 379 76.26 106 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini 92 18.51 107 Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia 26 5.23 108 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 486 97.79 109 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 385 77.46 110 Common Gull Larus canus 462 92.96 111 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 484 97.38 112 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 222 44.67 113 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 455 91.55 114 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 463 93.16 115 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus 66 13.28 116 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 261 52.52 117 Puffin Fratercula arctica 260 52.31 118 Razorbill Alca torda 372 74.85 119 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 391 78.67 120 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 356 71.63 121 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 215 43.26 122 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 328 66.00 123 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 368 74.04 124 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis 137 27.57 125 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 274 55.13 126 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 94 18.91 127 White Stork Ciconia ciconia 72 14.49 128 Gannet Morus bassanus 404 81.29 129 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 486 97.79 130 Shag Gulosus aristotelis 393 79.07 131 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 202 40.64 132 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 348 70.02 133 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 293 58.95 134 Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax 186 37.42 135 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 474 95.37 136 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 337 67.81 137 Great White Egret Ardea alba 429 86.32 138 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 485 97.59 139 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 304 61.17 140 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 92 18.51 141 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 470 94.57 142 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 241 48.49 143 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 440 88.53 144 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 113 22.74 145 Red Kite Milvus milvus 468 94.16 146 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 164 33.00 147 Buzzard Buteo buteo 488 98.19 148 Barn Owl Tyto alba 414 83.30 149 Little Owl Athene noctua 261 52.52 150 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 203 40.85 151 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 310 62.37 152 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 385 77.46 153 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 433 87.12 154 Bee-eater Merops apiaster 77 15.49 155 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 468 94.16 156 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 407 81.89 157 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 487 97.99 158 Merlin Falco columbarius 281 56.54 159 Hobby Falco subbuteo 353 71.03 160 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 427 85.92 161 Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 326 65.59 162 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 129 25.96 163 Jay Garrulus glandarius 471 94.77 164 Magpie Pica pica 491 98.79 165 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 210 42.25 166 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 489 98.39 167 Rook Corvus frugilegus 477 95.98 168 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 490 98.59 169 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 210 42.25 170 Raven Corvus corax 431 86.72 171 Coal Tit Periparus ater 469 94.37 172 Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus 73 14.69 173 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 335 67.40 174 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 489 98.39 175 Great Tit Parus major 488 98.19 176 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 291 58.55 177 Woodlark Lullula arborea 219 44.06 178 Skylark Alauda arvensis 469 94.37 179 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris 158 31.79 180 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 443 89.13 181 Swallow Hirundo rustica 454 91.35 182 House Martin Delichon urbicum 444 89.34 183 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 419 84.31 184 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 484 97.38 185 Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei 87 17.51 186 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 166 33.40 187 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 426 85.71 188 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 466 93.76 189 Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola 30 6.04 190 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 412 82.90 191 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 388 78.07 192 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 458 92.15 193 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 365 73.44 194 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 324 65.19 195 Whitethroat Curruca communis 428 86.12 196 Dartford Warbler Curruca undata 184 37.02 197 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 252 50.70 198 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 459 92.35 199 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 487 97.99 200 Nuthatch Sitta europaea 447 89.94 201 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 439 88.33 202 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 488 98.19 203 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 472 94.97 204 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 453 91.15 205 Redwing Turdus iliacus 467 93.96 206 Blackbird Turdus merula 491 98.79 207 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 453 91.15 208 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 322 64.79 209 Robin Erithacus rubecula 486 97.79 210 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 163 32.80 211 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 245 49.30 212 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 305 61.37 213 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 459 92.35 214 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 413 83.10 215 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 330 66.40 216 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 329 66.20 217 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 489 98.39 218 Dunnock Prunella modularis 482 96.98 219 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 338 68.01 220 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 452 90.95 221 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 479 96.38 222 Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 55 11.07 223 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 467 93.96 224 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 286 57.55 225 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 381 76.66 226 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 485 97.59 227 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 316 63.58 228 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 234 47.08 229 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 436 87.73 230 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 472 94.97 231 Linnet Linaria cannabina 458 92.15 232 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 345 69.42 233 Scottish Crossbill Loxia scotica 21 4.23 234 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 239 48.09 235 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 487 97.99 236 Siskin Spinus spinus 425 85.51 237 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 244 49.09 238 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 285 57.34 239 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 421 84.71 240 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 464 93.36 241 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys 56 11.27