Kevin Stead: Britain Year List 2023 BOU, All records: Top Blockers Record(s) 1 to 217 of 217 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Seen By Other Listers Other Listers (%) 1 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 388 78.23 2 Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis 63 12.70 3 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 487 98.19 4 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 374 75.40 5 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii 70 14.11 6 Greylag Goose Anser anser 481 96.98 7 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 399 80.44 8 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 299 60.28 9 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 490 98.79 10 Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 258 52.02 11 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 386 77.82 12 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 391 78.83 13 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 477 96.17 14 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 346 69.76 15 Garganey Spatula querquedula 320 64.52 16 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 468 94.35 17 Gadwall Mareca strepera 464 93.55 18 Wigeon Mareca penelope 472 95.16 19 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 489 98.59 20 Pintail Anas acuta 435 87.70 21 Teal Anas crecca 478 96.37 22 Pochard Aythya ferina 455 91.73 23 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 233 46.98 24 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 478 96.37 25 King Eider Somateria spectabilis 76 15.32 26 Eider Somateria mollissima 354 71.37 27 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 257 51.81 28 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 378 76.21 29 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 432 87.10 30 Smew Mergellus albellus 245 49.40 31 Goosander Mergus merganser 434 87.50 32 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 364 73.39 33 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 258 52.02 34 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 314 63.31 35 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 483 97.38 36 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 405 81.65 37 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 228 45.97 38 Swift Apus apus 443 89.31 39 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 389 78.43 40 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia 417 84.07 41 Stock Dove Columba oenas 449 90.52 42 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 490 98.79 43 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 484 97.58 44 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 383 77.22 45 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 488 98.39 46 Coot Fulica atra 483 97.38 47 Crane Grus grus 257 51.81 48 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 466 93.95 49 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 153 30.85 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 American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 100 20.16 58 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 443 89.31 59 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 373 75.20 60 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 479 96.57 61 Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus 120 24.19 62 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 335 67.54 63 Curlew Numenius arquata 465 93.75 64 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 376 75.81 65 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 444 89.52 66 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 204 41.13 67 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 321 64.72 68 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 446 89.92 69 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 408 82.26 70 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 349 70.36 71 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 259 52.22 72 Redshank Tringa totanus 470 94.76 73 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 300 60.48 74 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 375 75.60 75 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 433 87.30 76 Knot Calidris canutus 347 69.96 77 Ruff Calidris pugnax 390 78.63 78 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 267 53.83 79 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 144 29.03 80 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 128 25.81 81 Sanderling Calidris alba 387 78.02 82 Dunlin Calidris alpina 452 91.13 83 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 289 58.27 84 Little Stint Calidris minuta 262 52.82 85 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 113 22.78 86 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 167 33.67 87 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 246 49.60 88 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 194 39.11 89 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 406 81.85 90 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 361 72.78 91 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 284 57.26 92 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 379 76.41 93 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 485 97.78 94 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 385 77.62 95 Common Gull Larus canus 461 92.94 96 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 483 97.38 97 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 454 91.53 98 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 462 93.15 99 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus 66 13.31 100 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 261 52.62 101 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 185 37.30 102 Razorbill Alca torda 372 75.00 103 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 391 78.83 104 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 356 71.77 105 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 215 43.35 106 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 328 66.13 107 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 368 74.19 108 Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea 149 30.04 109 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 274 55.24 110 Gannet Morus bassanus 404 81.45 111 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster 141 28.43 112 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 485 97.78 113 Shag Gulosus aristotelis 393 79.23 114 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 202 40.73 115 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 348 70.16 116 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 293 59.07 117 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 473 95.36 118 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 336 67.74 119 Great White Egret Ardea alba 428 86.29 120 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 484 97.58 121 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 469 94.56 122 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 440 88.71 123 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 319 64.31 124 Red Kite Milvus milvus 467 94.15 125 Black Kite Milvus migrans 32 6.45 126 Buzzard Buteo buteo 487 98.19 127 Barn Owl Tyto alba 413 83.27 128 Little Owl Athene noctua 261 52.62 129 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 203 40.93 130 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 310 62.50 131 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 385 77.62 132 Hoopoe Upupa epops 90 18.15 133 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 433 87.30 134 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 467 94.15 135 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 406 81.85 136 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 486 97.98 137 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 36 7.26 138 Merlin Falco columbarius 280 56.45 139 Hobby Falco subbuteo 352 70.97 140 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 427 86.09 141 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 129 26.01 142 Jay Garrulus glandarius 470 94.76 143 Magpie Pica pica 490 98.79 144 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 488 98.39 145 Rook Corvus frugilegus 476 95.97 146 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 489 98.59 147 Raven Corvus corax 430 86.69 148 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 299 60.28 149 Coal Tit Periparus ater 468 94.35 150 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 335 67.54 151 Willow Tit Poecile montanus 177 35.69 152 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 488 98.39 153 Great Tit Parus major 487 98.19 154 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 291 58.67 155 Skylark Alauda arvensis 469 94.56 156 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris 158 31.85 157 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 443 89.31 158 Swallow Hirundo rustica 453 91.33 159 House Martin Delichon urbicum 444 89.52 160 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 419 84.48 161 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 483 97.38 162 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 166 33.47 163 Pallas's Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 130 26.21 164 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 425 85.69 165 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 465 93.75 166 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 411 82.86 167 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 388 78.23 168 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris 93 18.75 169 Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 25 5.04 170 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 235 47.38 171 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 457 92.14 172 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 365 73.59 173 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 324 65.32 174 Whitethroat Curruca communis 428 86.29 175 Dartford Warbler Curruca undata 184 37.10 176 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 458 92.34 177 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 486 97.98 178 Nuthatch Sitta europaea 447 90.12 179 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 438 88.31 180 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 487 98.19 181 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 472 95.16 182 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 452 91.13 183 Redwing Turdus iliacus 466 93.95 184 Blackbird Turdus merula 490 98.79 185 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 452 91.13 186 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 240 48.39 187 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 322 64.92 188 Robin Erithacus rubecula 485 97.78 189 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 163 32.86 190 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 245 49.40 191 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 313 63.10 192 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 305 61.49 193 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 459 92.54 194 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 413 83.27 195 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 330 66.53 196 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 329 66.33 197 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 488 98.39 198 Dunnock Prunella modularis 481 96.98 199 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 338 68.15 200 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 451 90.93 201 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 478 96.37 202 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 467 94.15 203 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 286 57.66 204 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 32 6.45 205 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 381 76.81 206 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 484 97.58 207 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 234 47.18 208 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 435 87.70 209 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 471 94.96 210 Twite Linaria flavirostris 210 42.34 211 Linnet Linaria cannabina 458 92.34 212 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 345 69.56 213 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 486 97.98 214 Siskin Spinus spinus 425 85.69 215 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 285 57.46 216 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 421 84.88 217 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 463 93.35