Honey-buzzard -  Mount Row, SPP [MOS]  -  19/6/2017  -  © Mark Guppy
Honey-buzzard - Mount Row, SPP [MOS] - 19/6/2017 - © Mark Guppy

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JUNE BIRD SECTION MEETING (Thursday 01 June, 1830hrs) - Evening trip to The Humps
This month's Section meeting will be a boat trip on Thursday June 1st. We will meet on the Fish Quay at 1830 for a trip to The Humps. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the mixed seabird colonies. Places are limited to 12 people - please reserve your place by calling Chris on 07911 130415.

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.

New Rare Bird Report 2015 published
The latest report detailing sightings of rare and scarce birds in the Bailiwick of Guernsey has been published and is available for download - click on the Downloads link in the top menu bar.

Guernsey Birds Facebook Group
For informal chat about local birds and more photos, everyone is welcome to join our Guernsey Birds Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/399693560103149/

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 19th Jun
Mount Row - Honey-buzzard over

Sun 18th Jun
Jerbourg - Common Crossbill photographed

Sat 27th May
Rue des Hougues - Rook still present.

Mon 15th May
Alderney - Royal Tern briefly in Longis Bay, then heading north.

Sightings Summary

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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Interesting records submitted online


23rd Jun: Chouet: Great Skua
20th Jun: Fauxquets Valley: Hobby
19th Jun: Mount Row, SPP: Honey-buzzard
17th Jun: lancresse: Barnacle Goose. Rue de la Boullerie: Barn Owl
16th Jun: Chouet: Unidentified tern. Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. L'Eree: Grey Seal
15th Jun: Chouet: Unidentified shearwater, Balearic Shearwater. Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler. Rue des Hougues, STA: Rook
14th Jun: Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler. Pleinmont: Hobby, Balearic Shearwater. The Swinge: Pomarine skua
13th Jun: Chouet Hide: Barn Owl
12th Jun: Chouet Hide: Storm Petrel. Jaonneuse: Barn Owl, Storm Petrel


22nd Jun: The Nunnery, Alderney: Black Redstart
21st Jun: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Crabby Bay: Yellow-legged Gull. Telegraph Tower, Alderney: Hobby
19th Jun: Clonque Bay: Balearic Shearwater. Cocque Lihou, Alderney: Bottle-nosed Dolphin
17th Jun: Corblets Bay: Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Fort Quesnard: Grey Seal. Saye Bay: Grey Seal
11th Jun: Barrackmaster's Lane: Serin, Cuckoo. Essex Farm: Serin
10th Jun: Fontaine David: Turtle Dove
9th Jun: Barrackmaster's Lane: Cuckoo, Serin. Val de la Bonne Terre: Cuckoo
8th Jun: Barrackmaster's Lane: Serin
7th Jun: Essex Farm: Serin
4th Jun: Bibette Head, Alderney: Greylag Goose (Wild). Fort Houmet Herbe: White Stork (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Bob Murphy (242); John Horton (48); Wayne Turner (39); Julie Davis (29); Paul Veron (23); Andy Marquis (19); Kevin Childs (15); Jamie Hooper (9); Peter Ward (8); Mark Guppy (5); Albert Harvey (5); Tony Bisson (5); David Spicer (4); Anthony Loaring (3); Liz Thomson (2); Mark Lawlor (1); Dave Andrews (1); Rod Ferbrache (1); Paul Richardson (1); Barry Wells (1); Ian Elkins (1); Andrew Smith (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1986 Guernsey's second record of Bee-eater (3 birds) was found at Cas Rouge, Forest.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 179

(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 - 158
Liz Thomson - 157
Jamie Hooper - 153
Anthony Loaring - 149
David Spicer - 144
Andy Marquis - 136
Rod Ferbrache - 135
Vic Froome - 135
Albert Harvey - 122
Paul Veron - 121
Kevin Childs - 119
Julie Davis - 108
Mary Simmons - 103
Carolyn Brouard - 94
Nigel Pletts - 75
Ian Le Page - 55
Sarah Garrard - 53
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 29
Jay Friend - 12
Adrian Bott - 12
Dan Scott - 2
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