Grey Seal -  Jaonneuse [JAO]  -  26/9/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Grey Seal - Jaonneuse [JAO] - 26/9/2017 - © Wayne Turner

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Tuesday 19th September 7.30pm The Work of the RSPB
A presentation to be given by Nick Bruce-White, Regional Director of the South West Region, and Paul Buckley, Regional Conservation Manager of the South West Region. La Villette Hotel (Perry’s p30 A2) Members and non-members welcome.

The Annual Bird Section BBQ will be held at Blanchelande Park on Saturday 09 September from 6pm onwards. The cost is £10pp to cover BBQ food but please bring your own drinks or any additional food you wish to contribute. To book a place and for further details, call Chris on 07911 130415. (Note - no monthly Section meeting this September).

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

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Latest News (more...)

Mon 25th Sep
Pecqueries - Curlew Sandpiper. Colin Best NR - 2 Ruff.

Wed 20th Sep
Fort Le Crocq/Vazon - possible Bonaparte's Gull. Claire Mare - Little Stint still present.

Fri 15th Sep
Jaonneuse this week - Sabine's Gull, Black Tern, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Common Scoter & various common species.

Mon 11th Sep
Colin Best NR - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present on saltmarsh.

Sightings Summary

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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Latest Weather

Last Updated on September 26, 10:29 PM BST
Situation Clear
Wind ESE at 3.3 mph
Temp 13.2°C
Pressure 1022 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


26th Sep: Jaonneuse: Arctic Skua, Common Scoter, Mediterranean Gull, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Seal, Bottle-nosed Dolphin. L'Eree: Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow-legged Gull. Rue des Hougues, STA: Rook. Vale Pond: Kingfisher
25th Sep: Claire Mare: Green Sandpiper. Colin Best NR: Ruff. Fort Doyle: Golden Plover. Jaonneuse: Mediterranean Gull, Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater


24th Sep: Mannez Quarry: Pied Flycatcher
21st Sep: Fort Albert: Wryneck. Mannez Lighthouse: Black Redstart
20th Sep: Longis Common: Alpine Swift
18th Sep: Mannez Quarry: Spotted Flycatcher
17th Sep: Clonque Bay: wryneck
16th Sep: Chateau a l'Etoc: Great Skua
15th Sep: Chateau a l'Etoc: Sooty Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull, Great Skua. Fort Houmet Herbe: Mediterranean Gull, Great Skua, Yellow-legged Gull
14th Sep: Longis Bay: Grey Seal, Mediterranean Gull. Val de la Bonne Terre: Honey-buzzard
13th Sep: Chateau a l'Etoc: Balearic Shearwater
12th Sep: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Essex Farm: Spotted Flycatcher. Saye Bay: Grey Seal (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Wayne Turner (411); Bob Murphy (356); John Horton (93); Albert Harvey (84); Mark Lawlor (68); Kevin Childs (65); Andy Marquis (55); Julie Davis (48); Tony Bisson (46); Paul Veron (36); Liz Thomson (24); Mark Guppy (24); Jamie Hooper (14); Rod Ferbrache (14); Carolyn Brouard (13); Anthony Loaring (11); David Spicer (7); andre mignot (6); Nigel Pletts (5); Tony Grange (4); Peter Vaudin (2); (1); Julian Medland (1); Adrian Gidney (1); Paul Richardson (1); lorna harborow (1); Christopher Massey (1); Eloise Ballay (1); Daniel Mignot (1); Barry Wells (1); Rheya Sarre (1); Jacquie Lawrence (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1965 Guernsey's second record of Bluethroat was found at Foote's Lane, SA by J.W.Enticott.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 205

(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 - 174
Liz Thomson - 174
Jamie Hooper - 170
Anthony Loaring - 168
David Spicer - 157
Andy Marquis - 151
Vic Froome - 149
Rod Ferbrache - 141
Kevin Childs - 130
Paul Veron - 129
Albert Harvey - 127
Julie Davis - 116
Mary Simmons - 103
Carolyn Brouard - 101
Nigel Pletts - 79
Ian Le Page - 62
Sarah Garrard - 60
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 30
Jay Friend - 12
andre mignot - 6
Tony Grange - 4
Dan Scott - 2
James Walker - 2
Daniel Mignot - 2
Judy Down - 1
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