Yellow-legged Gull -  Perelle [PER]  -  11/7/2019  -  © Wayne Turner
Yellow-legged Gull - Perelle [PER] - 11/7/2019 - © Wayne Turner

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Owl walk and bar meal - Thursday 27 June
We are planning an evening bar meal at the Longfrie, followed by a walk, hoping to see owls, on Thursday 27 June. We need to know numbers in advance. Please reserve your place by contacting Chris on 07911 130415.

Bird Section Subs 2019
Dear birders, 2019 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 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 -

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Tue 9th Jul
South coast - several thousand Manx and Balearic Shearwaters remain offshore, viewable from Pleinmont.

Tue 25th Jun
Claire Mare - 2 Spoonbills still present. Sark - Mute Swan.

Mon 20th May
Claire Mare - 2 Spoonbills. Pleinmont - 2 Turtle Doves.

Fri 17th May
Grande Mare - Canada Goose

Sightings Summary

July 2019   GUE   ALD
June 2019   GUE   ALD
May 2019   GUE   ALD
April 2019   GUE   ALD
March 2019   GUE   ALD
February 2019   GUE   ALD
January 2019   GUE   ALD
All records 2019   GUE   ALD

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17th Jul: Claire Mare: Spoonbill, Little Ringed Plover. Vale Pond: Greenshank
16th Jul: Grandes Rocques: Mediterranean Gull. L'Eree: Mediterranean Gull. Rocquaine: Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank. Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: Barn Owl. Salerie Corner: Mediterranean Gull
15th Jul: Pleinmont: Cirl Bunting
14th Jul: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Fort Le Crocq: Mediterranean Gull. Rocquaine: Mediterranean Gull. Town Harbour [the pool]: Mediterranean Gull
13th Jul: Chateau a l'Etoc: Mediterranean Gull. Fort Le Crocq: Mediterranean Gull. Pleinmont: Balearic Shearwater
12th Jul: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Jaonneuse: Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Les Beaucamps: Common Crossbill
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18th Jul: Alderney Airport: Fan-tailed Warbler
14th Jul: Giffoine: Fan-tailed Warbler
10th Jul: Mannez Garenne: Hobby
8th Jul: Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Platte Saline: Hobby. Telegraph Tower, Alderney: Fan-tailed Warbler
4th Jul: The Nunnery, Alderney: Black Redstart
29th Jun: Braye Bay: Night-heron. St Anne: Bee-eater, Common Crossbill
24th Jun: Mannez Lighthouse: Siskin
23rd Jun: Mannez Lighthouse: Siskin
22nd Jun: Essex Farm: Hobby
11th Jun: Braye Bay: Barn Owl. Mannez Garenne: Barn Owl. Telegraph Bay: Dartford Warbler
10th Jun: Fort Houmet Herbe: Grey Seal
6th Jun: Essex Hill: Honey-buzzard
4th Jun: Mannez Garenne: Lesser Whitethroat
3rd Jun: Telegraph Bay: Hobby
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Observers submitting records this month

Bob Murphy (283); Peter Vaudin (173); Wayne Turner (51); Ian Le Page (39); Andy Marquis (32); Justin Hart (11); ABO (8); Vic Froome (7); Dave Carre (6); Tony Bisson (6); Mark Guppy (5); Rod Ferbrache (4); Mark Lawlor (4); Nigel Pletts (4); Mary Simmons (2); Peter Ward (1); Jamie Hooper (1); Liz Thomson (1);

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Wild species recorded this year to date: 188

(Species recorded in 2017: 223)
(Species recorded in 2016: 212)
(Species recorded in 2015: 206)
(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 162
ABO - 153
Anthony Loaring - 143
Rod Ferbrache - 134
David Spicer - 130
Vic Froome - 127
Andy Marquis - 122
Mary Simmons - 107
Albert Harvey - 105
Kevin Childs - 101
Ian Le Page - 90
Nigel Pletts - 77
Carolyn Brouard - 63
Paul Veron - 60
Peter Ward - 51
Peter Nason - 40
Adrian Gidney - 31
Frances Browning - 17
Tim Maclure - 2
Stuart Dunn - 1
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