Whooper Swan -  Rue des Hougues, CAT [HO3]  -  25/11/2017  -  © Andy Marquis
Whooper Swan - Rue des Hougues, CAT [HO3] - 25/11/2017 - © Andy Marquis

Announcements / news items

This month's Bird Section meeting will be held at Candie at 1930hrs on Thursday 07 December. All are welcome.

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.

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...)

Mon 4th Dec
Foulon - 3 Hawfinch still present, Yellow-browed Warbler.

Fri 24th Nov
Rue des Hougues, Castel - returning Whooper Swan. Vale Pond- Spoonbill still.

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.

Sightings Summary

December 2017   GUE   ALD
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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Latest Weather

Last Updated on December 12, 12:29 AM GMT
Situation Partly Cloudy
Wind SW at 1.8 mph
Temp 3.1°C
Pressure 1002 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


11th Dec: Portelet: Royal Tern
10th Dec: Chouet: Royal Tern. La Vallette, SPP: Black Redstart
9th Dec: Reservoir: Whooper Swan, Tufted Duck. Rue de la Boullerie: Siskin. Rue des Hougues, CAT: Whooper Swan
8th Dec: Chouet: Snow Bunting. Foulon: Hawfinch. L'Eree: Royal Tern, Slavonian Grebe. Rue des Hougues, CAT: Whooper Swan. Saumarez Park: Coal Tit
7th Dec: Reservoir: Whooper Swan
6th Dec: Foulon: Hawfinch. Reservoir: Whooper Swan, Tufted Duck, Whooper Swan, Tufted Duck
5th Dec: Belle Greve Bay: Slavonian Grebe


11th Dec: Longis Bay: Great Northern Diver, Water Pipit
9th Dec: Longis Common: Water Pipit
4th Dec: Alderney Airport: Brambling. Mannez Quarry: Siskin, Snow Bunting
3rd Dec: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Mannez Quarry: Short-eared Owl
1st Dec: Alderney golf course: Mistle Thrush. Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common: Water Pipit
29th Nov: Rose Farm, Alderney: Siskin, Brambling
26th Nov: Longis Pond: Little grebe
25th Nov: Longis Common: Water Pipit
24th Nov: Barrackmaster's Lane: Chiffchaff (Siberian - tristis). Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Bay: Great White Egret
23rd Nov: Longis Bay: Water Pipit
21st Nov: Essex Farm: Coal Tit (Continental) (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Wayne Turner (87); Ian Le Page (80); Albert Harvey (60); Bob Murphy (48); Julie Davis (40); John Horton (36); Andy Marquis (28); Kevin Childs (11); Nigel Pletts (9); Mary Simmons (6); Tony Bisson (6); Anthony Loaring (5); Jamie Hooper (2); Mark Lawlor (1); Adrian Gidney (1); Peter Vaudin (1); Mark Guppy (1); David Spicer (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1988 Guernsey's fourteenth record of Little Auk was found at Chouet.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 222

(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 - 190
Bob Murphy - 188
Jamie Hooper - 183
Anthony Loaring - 181
David Spicer - 171
Andy Marquis - 163
Vic Froome - 156
Rod Ferbrache - 151
Albert Harvey - 142
Paul Veron - 141
Kevin Childs - 139
Julie Davis - 134
Carolyn Brouard - 116
Mary Simmons - 113
Nigel Pletts - 88
Ian Le Page - 72
Sarah Garrard - 60
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 30
Jay Friend - 12
andre mignot - 6
Tony Grange - 4
Daniel Mignot - 3
Dan Scott - 2
James Walker - 2
Judy Down - 1
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