Glossy Ibis -  near St Saviours church  -  21/11/2017  -  © Adrian Deane
Glossy Ibis - near St Saviours church - 21/11/2017 - © Adrian Deane

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This month's Bird Section meeting will be held at Candie at 1930hrs on Thursday 02 Nov.

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 -

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.

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

New Guernsey Birds book published

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

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Tue 21st Nov
Les Prevosts Road - 5+ Glossy Ibis still roaming farmland. Saumarez Park - 4-5 Coal Tits.

Sat 18th Nov
Rue des Hougues, Castel - Glossy Ibis. Foulon - 2-3 Hawfinch. Pulias - Spoonbill.

Thu 9th Nov
Rue Marquand, SA - 1+ Hawfinch.

Sun 5th Nov
Rue des Hougues - Corn Bunting, Brambling, Snow Bunting.

Sightings Summary

November 2017   GUE   ALD
October 2017   GUE   ALD
September 2017   GUE   ALD
August 2017   GUE   ALD
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 November 24, 5:20 AM GMT
Situation Scattered Clouds
Wind WSW at 5 mph
Temp 8°C
Pressure 1008 Mbar.

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Interesting records submitted online


23rd Nov: Rue des Hougues, STA: Golden Plover, Hawfinch. Vale Pond: Spoonbill
22nd Nov: Colin Best NR: Raven. Foulon: Siskin, Hawfinch. Saumarez Park: Coal Tit, Merlin. Vale Pond: Spoonbill, Spoonbill
21st Nov: Foulon: Great Spotted Woodpecker. L'Ancresse: Merlin. Les Prevosts Road: Glossy Ibis. Saumarez Park: Coal Tit, Coal Tit, Hawfinch
20th Nov: Chouet: Little Gull, Black-throated Diver. Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Foulon: Hawfinch


21st Nov: Essex Farm: Coal Tit (Continental). Mannez Quarry: Reed Bunting
18th Nov: Mannez Quarry: Reed Bunting, Brambling
17th Nov: Essex Farm: Black Redstart, Coal Tit. Impot Fields, Alderney: Woodlark. Longis Bay: Water Pipit. Saye Farm (Campsite), Alderney: Snow Bunting
16th Nov: Barrackmaster's Lane: Brambling, Coal Tit. Rose Farm, Alderney: Raven, Brambling, Siskin
15th Nov: Barrackmaster's Lane: Siskin, Brambling, Hawfinch. Braye Harbour: Black Redstart. Essex Farm: Brambling. Mannez Lighthouse: Great Northern Diver (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Bob Murphy (264); Wayne Turner (235); John Horton (173); Julie Davis (117); Albert Harvey (104); Paul Veron (94); Andy Marquis (57); Mary Simmons (45); Carolyn Brouard (42); Mark Lawlor (37); Mark Guppy (25); Tony Bisson (19); Nigel Pletts (18); Kevin Childs (13); Anthony Loaring (11); Shirley Ford (9); Jamie Hooper (8); Rod Ferbrache (8); Vic Froome (6); Peter Vaudin (5); Andrew Smith (4); David Spicer (4); Ian Le Page (3); Jean Brown (3); Liz Thomson (2); david laurent (2); Barry Wells (2); Adrian Gidney (2); Christopher Massey (1); Peter Ward (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1923 Guernsey's sixth record of Stone Curlew was found at Mont Durand cliffs.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 221

(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
Liz Thomson - 188
Bob Murphy - 186
Jamie Hooper - 182
Anthony Loaring - 180
David Spicer - 168
Andy Marquis - 161
Vic Froome - 154
Rod Ferbrache - 150
Paul Veron - 141
Albert Harvey - 139
Kevin Childs - 136
Julie Davis - 130
Carolyn Brouard - 112
Mary Simmons - 110
Nigel Pletts - 86
Ian Le Page - 68
Sarah Garrard - 60
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 30
Jay Friend - 12
andre mignot - 6
Tony Grange - 4
Daniel Mignot - 3
James Walker - 2
Dan Scott - 2
Judy Down - 1
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