Ring Ouzel -  Herm [HER]  -  18/4/2018  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Ring Ouzel - Herm [HER] - 18/4/2018 - © Rod Ferbrache

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This month's meeting will be a birding visit to the Vale Pond and other nearby sites on Saturday 7th April. Meet in the main car park at 0800. Everyone is welcome. There will be no indoor meeting this month.

Bird Section Subs 2018
Dear birders, 2018 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.

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

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 12th Apr
Claire Mare - 2 Garganey. Capelle Island - Osprey.

Mon 2nd Apr
Rue des Hougues - up to 3 Little Ringed Plovers in potato field.

Sat 24th Mar
Colin Best NR - Black-tailed Godwit. Alderney - Bluethroat.

Fri 16th Mar
Foulon - around a dozen Hawfinches now present.

Sightings Summary

April 2018   GUE   ALD
March 2018   GUE   ALD
February 2018   GUE   ALD
January 2018   GUE   ALD
All records 2018   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Last Updated on April 20, 5:20 PM BST
Situation Clear
Wind NNE at 9 mph
Temp 17°C
Pressure 1022 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


20th Apr: Fort Hommet: Redstart, Redstart. Pleinmont: Redstart. Salerie Corner: Royal Tern
19th Apr: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Colin Best NR: Glossy Ibis. Rousse: Purple Sandpiper. Saumarez Park: Wood Warbler. Saumarez Park nature trail.: Spotted Flycatcher. South Coast Cliffs: Dartford Warbler
18th Apr: Fort Le Crocq: Royal Tern. Herm: Grey Seal, Ring Ouzel, Wood Warbler, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Redstart. Jethou: Ring Ouzel. Rue des Bergers: Glossy Ibis, Grasshopper Warbler
17th Apr: Barrackmaster's Lane: Siskin


20th Apr: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Tree Pipit, Redstart
19th Apr: Crabby Bay: Iceland Gull. Longis Common: Honey-buzzard. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Tree Pipit, Honey-buzzard
18th Apr: Crabby Bay: Iceland Gull. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Tree Pipit, Green Sandpiper. Mannez Quarry: Montagu's Harrier
16th Apr: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Common Scoter
15th Apr: Crabby Bay: Iceland Gull. Essex Farm: Brambling. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Merlin, Tree Pipit, Brambling, Black Redstart. The Nunnery, Alderney: Black Redstart
14th Apr: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal
13th Apr: Barrackmaster's Lane: Brambling (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (926); Bob Murphy (322); Albert Harvey (180); Ian Le Page (140); Tim Earl (121); Wayne Turner (113); Mary Simmons (77); Peter Vaudin (60); Rod Ferbrache (56); Tony Bisson (55); Andy Marquis (39); Paul Veron (37); Liz Thomson (32); Jamie Hooper (26); Vic Froome (26); Carolyn Brouard (25); Mark Guppy (22); Jean Brown (21); Anthony Loaring (16); Mark Lawlor (13); Andrew Smith (11); Kevin Childs (11); David Spicer (9); Abbs Domaille (7); Abby Domaille (6); Nigel Pletts (6); Mike Cunningham (4); Dave Carre (4); Shirley Ford (2); Julie Davis (2);

On this day...
On this date in 1952 Guernsey's eleventh record of Stone Curlew was found at Les Martins, SPdB by R.Tostevin.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 164

(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 - 144
Bob Murphy - 141
Vic Froome - 134
Anthony Loaring - 129
ABO - 125
David Spicer - 121
Andy Marquis - 118
Jamie Hooper - 115
Mary Simmons - 114
Albert Harvey - 109
Carolyn Brouard - 107
Kevin Childs - 96
Julie Davis - 88
Ian Le Page - 79
Nigel Pletts - 75
Paul Veron - 64
Peter Ward - 17
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