Herring Gull -  Fort Le Crocq [FLC]  -  4/7/2017  -  ©  Rockdweller
Herring Gull - Fort Le Crocq [FLC] - 4/7/2017 - © Rockdweller

Announcements / news items

Bird section has organized a boat trip to ALDERNEY for this Saturday (15 July). Weather permitting, the two Gannetries and Burhou will be viewed, followed by a leisurely lunch stop and walk in Alderney. The trip costs £45 (lunch not included). Please call Chris on 07911 130415 for further details and to book your place.

JULY BIRD SECTION MEETING (Thursday 06 July, 1930hrs)
This month's Section meeting will be an indoor meeting, held at Candie at 1930hrs. Everyone is welcome. Call Chris on 07911 130415 for further details.

Protection for local waders
Over the last 40 years, local populations of many wading birds have plummeted and some species have been lost entirely. The long-running 'Wader Count' survey shows that disturbance is a major factor in the decline. If you agree that our waders need urgent protection at key sites, please email the States of Guernsey Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Service (ACLMS) at this address - aclms@gov.gg

Bird Section Subs 2017
Dear birders, 2017 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. Each year, the annual subs pay for costs such as the hosting of this website, nestboxes on La Societe's nature reserves and upkeep of the seven public bird hides. By paying just £5, you will be supporting and promoting local birdlife. Please send payment to Jamie Hooper, 1 Trinity Cottages, Torteval, GY8 0QD. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

Guernsey Birds Facebook Group
For informal chat about local birds and more photos, everyone is welcome to join our Guernsey Birds Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/399693560103149/

Alderney Bird Observatory website
The ABO site is now live and has daily blogs from John Horton, the ABO warden. Well worth a look - http://www.alderneybirdobservatory.org

New Guernsey Birds book published

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Latest News (more...)

Thu 20th Jul
Offshore - Cory's Shearwater a few miles SE of Jerbourg Point.

Sat 15th Jul
Jaonneuse - Great Shearwater, possible Cory's Shearwater.

Mon 19th Jun
Mount Row - Honey-buzzard over

Sun 18th Jun
Jerbourg - Common Crossbill photographed

Sightings Summary

July 2017   GUE   ALD
June 2017   GUE   ALD
May 2017   GUE   ALD
April 2017   GUE   ALD
March 2017   GUE   ALD
February 2017   GUE   ALD
January 2017   GUE   ALD
All records 2017   GUE   ALD

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Last Updated on July 25, 3:20 PM BST
Situation Mostly Cloudy
Wind WSW at 12 mph
Temp 18°C
Pressure 1017 Mbar.

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Interesting records submitted online


25th Jul: Jaonneuse: Common Scoter, Grey Seal, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull, Unidentified shearwater, Great Skua, Storm Petrel, Common/Arctic Tern
24th Jul: Fort Hommet: Balearic Shearwater. Jaonneuse: Sooty Shearwater, Unidentified shearwater, Storm Petrel, Balearic Shearwater, Common/Arctic Tern, Common Scoter, Bottle-nosed Dolphin
23rd Jul: Chouet: Balearic Shearwater. Rue des Bergers: Little Grebe
22nd Jul: Cobo: Mediterranean Gull


25th Jul: Longis Pond: Green Sandpiper. Rose Farm, Alderney: Honey-buzzard, Hen Harrier
24th Jul: Chateau a l'Etoc: Mediterranean Gull, Balearic Shearwater. Longis Bay: Grey Seal, Royal Tern
22nd Jul: Chateau a l'Etoc: Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull. Vaindsaire / Court Liage / Voueme, Alderney: Hen Harrier
19th Jul: Corblets Bay: Grey Seal. Longis Bay: Grey Seal
16th Jul: Longis Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Mannez Lighthouse: Balearic Shearwater
15th Jul: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Chateau a l'Etoc: Common Scoter, Mediterranean Gull, Balearic Shearwater. Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Bob Murphy (172); Wayne Turner (75); John Horton (68); Paul Veron (47); Ian Le Page (42); Andy Marquis (34); Peter Howlett (31); Sarah Garrard (28); Kevin Childs (28); Tony Bisson (18); Julie Davis (17); Mark Lawlor (14); Nigel Pletts (12); Anthony Loaring (6); Jamie Hooper (5); Mark Guppy (4); Liz Thomson (4); Julian Medland (3); Adrian Bott (2); Jean Brown (1); Peter Ward (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1950 Guernsey's first record of Great Shearwater (flocks birds) was found in the Little Russell by C.C.Carey & E.Enevoldsen.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 186

(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)
(Species recorded in 2012: 215)
(Species recorded in 2011: 208)
(Species recorded in 2010: 210)

Personal year list totals
Bob Murphy - 160
Liz Thomson - 159
Jamie Hooper - 154
Anthony Loaring - 153
David Spicer - 144
Andy Marquis - 138
Vic Froome - 135
Paul Veron - 126
Albert Harvey - 122
Kevin Childs - 121
Julie Davis - 109
Mary Simmons - 103
Carolyn Brouard - 94
Nigel Pletts - 76
Ian Le Page - 61
Sarah Garrard - 60
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 30
Adrian Bott - 14
Jay Friend - 12
Dan Scott - 2
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