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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.
Thu 9th Nov Rue Marquand, SA - 1+ Hawfinch.
Sun 5th Nov Rue des Hougues - Corn Bunting, Brambling, Snow Bunting.
Sat 4th Nov St Saviours - 10 Glossy Ibis still roaming farmland.
Wed 1st Nov Rue des Hougues area, Castel - at least 3 Glossy Ibis still present. Various sites - passage of scarce finches continues with Hawfinch, Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin & Serin reported today.
Fri 27th Oct L'Ancresse area - flock of 10 Glossy Ibis flying over c.0830, later landing at Colin Best NR at around 11:00.
Wed 25th Oct Pleinmont - Hawfinch, Brambling, Siskin. Jaonneuse - Grey Phalarope. Fort Hommet - Snow Bunting still.
Tue 24th Oct Mount Row - 2 Hawfinch. Chouet - Short-eared Owl.
Thu 19th Oct Rue des Valniquets - significant southward finch passage recorded with 53 Hawfinch, c.500 Siskin, 2000+ Chaffinches, 8 Common Crossbills, c.8 Bramblings passing over.
Tue 17th Oct Pezeries - Red-breasted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler. Valniquets - Yellow-browed Warbler. Colin Best NR - Ruff.
Sun 15th Oct Pezeries & Vaux de Monel - Red-breasted Flycatchers. Pleinmont - Brambling, Siskin. Bordeaux - Yellow-browed Warbler.
Fri 13th Oct Herm - Royal Tern, Osprey. Les Pecqueries - Curlew Sandpiper. Claire Mare - Spotted Redshank.
Thu 12th Oct Icart - Hen Harrier reported.
Thu 5th Oct Fort Hommet - Snow Bunting reported.
Wed 4th Oct Les Petils & Valniquets - Yellow-browed Warbler. Bordeaux - Honey-buzzard. Jaonneuse - Long-tailed Skua.
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.
Sat 9th Sep Colin Best NR - Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Ruff.
Tue 5th Sep Mt. Herault - Short-toed Lark.
Fri 1st Sep Icart - Ruff. Rue des Hougues, SSV - Wryneck. Grantez Mill - Red-rumped Swallow reported.
Tue 29th Aug Les Petils - Wryneck.
Sat 26th Aug Fauxquets - 2 Honey-buzzards.
Tue 22nd Aug Claire Mare - Melodious Warbler ringed, Wood Sandpiper briefly in evening.
Mon 21st Aug Claire Mare - Melodious Warbler. Jaonneuse - Black Tern, Pomarine Skua.
Wed 16th Aug Paradis - Royal Tern reappeared (after four month absence).
Mon 14th Aug Pelagic - 20 Black Terns, Wilson's Petrel, 2 Arctic Terns, many Storm Petrels and Common Terns, Balearic Shearwater, Puffin, Yellow-legged Gull. Also Blue-fin Tuna, Harbour Porpoise, 4 Ocean Sunfish.
Fri 11th Aug Portinfer - adult Rose-coloured Starling.
Thu 10th Aug Chouet/Jaonneuse - good seawatching this week with a range of species recorded including Manx & Balearic Shearwaters, Arctic, Great & Pomarine Skuas, Arctic Tern, Common Scoter, Knot etc. St Peter Port - Golden Eagle reported.
Wed 26th Jul Chouet - Great Shearwater lingering offshore with large numbers of Manx & Balearic Shearwaters.
Thu 20th Jul Offshore - Cory's Shearwater a few miles SE of Jerbourg Point.
Sat 15th Jul Jaonneuse - Great Shearwater, possible Cory's Shearwater.
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.
Fri 12th May Castel and La Vrangue - Purple Heron over.
Thu 11th May Rue des Hougues - Dotterel.
Tue 9th May Claire Mare - Black-winged Stilt.
Thu 4th May Les Effards - Great White Egret.
Mon 1st May Chouet - 2 Little Terns past.
Sun 30th Apr Grande Pre - Bittern.
Fri 28th Apr Vale Pond - Cattle Egret.
Sun 23rd Apr Shingle Bank - 2 Mute Swans in bay in evening. Both were ringed at Abbotsbury, Dorset in July 2013 and were both there in July 2015. Colour ring CBT is the female and CBF is the male.
Sat 22nd Apr Claire Mare- Little Stint.
Thu 20th Apr Rocquaine - Osprey.
Tue 18th Apr Les Vauxbelets - 4 Black-winged Stilts photographed.
Fri 14th Apr Les Rouvets Lake (private) - Redpoll sp.. Good selection of migrants elsewhere but low numbers.
Tue 4th Apr Le Gouffre - Hoopoe. Alderney - Iberian Chiffchaff ringed.
Fri 31st Mar Bordeaux - Royal Tern.
Mon 27th Mar Trinity - Alpine Swift in early evening.
Sun 26th Mar Colin Best NR - 3 Black-tailed Godwit. Rue des Hougues - 2 Little Ringed Plover. Grand Pre & Rue des Bergers - Garganey. Various sites (north) - Royal Tern still.
Wed 22nd Mar Desert Wheatear - sighted at Fort Tourgis Alderney, resting in stubble field
Tue 21st Mar Bordeaux - Royal Tern.
Mon 20th Mar Claire Mare/Les Bordes - Royal Tern headed towards Shingle Bank, 10am.
Fri 17th Mar Rue des Bergers NR - 2 Garganey on pond this morning. Colin Best NR - Black-tailed Godwit.
Mon 13th Mar Pecqueries - Royal Tern.
Sun 12th Mar Grande Pre - Cetti's Warbler. Claire Mare - Cetti's Warbler.
Sat 11th Mar Grande Pre - 2 Bearded Tits.
Fri 3rd Mar Fort Le Crocq - Royal Tern past heading into Vazon at noon.
Thu 2nd Mar Claire Mare - possible Great White Egret reported in evening. Town Harbour - Iceland Gull still present.
Wed 1st Mar Perelle - Royal Tern.
Sun 26th Feb Vazon - Royal Tern at southern end this morning.
Wed 15th Feb Belle Greve Bay - Black-necked Grebe. L'Eree - flyover Great White Egret at dusk.
Sun 12th Feb Grandes Havres & Belle Greve - Royal Tern still present (Day 8).
Fri 10th Feb Belle Greve - Royal Tern present for a sixth day. Fish Quay - Iceland Gull.
Mon 6th Feb Grandes Havres to Grandes Rocques - Royal Tern roaming between sites this morning.
Sun 5th Feb MEGA ALERT! Miellette - Royal Tern. Seen several times from 12:50 to 16:30.
Sat 4th Feb Chouet - 2 Glaucous Gulls, Iceland Gull, presumed hybrid gull.
Thu 2nd Feb Vazon & other sites - the roaming white-winged gull is currently presumed to be a hybrid. Watch this space!
Sun 29th Jan Le Grantez etc - at least 9 Cattle Egrets still present.
Fri 27th Jan Grande Mare - ♀ Pochard (later found dead).
Thu 12th Jan Jaonneuse - Long-tailed Duck.
Fri 6th Jan Pembroke - 2 Mute Swans.
Wed 28th Dec Fauxquets Valley - At least 15 Cattle Egrets now present.
Thu 22nd Dec Castel- flock of 8 Cattle Egrets feeding with cows. Pembroke/Jaonneuse - Long-tailed Duck still present.
Sun 18th Dec Jaonneuse - relocated Long-tailed Duck.
Sat 17th Dec Pembroke - Long-tailed Duck close inshore.
Sat 3rd Dec Longstore - ♀ Common Scoter inshore.
Thu 1st Dec Claire Mare - Bittern seen briefly.
Wed 30th Nov Alderney news: Pallas's Warbler trapped (new to the island)
Tue 29th Nov Alderney news: Crane over Barrackmasters Lane at 12:30.
Sun 27th Nov L'Eree - Avocet on beach.
Sat 12th Nov Gallotin Quarry - Pochard with Tufted Ducks.
Sun 6th Nov Pleinmont - Pine Bunting photographed. The bird shows signs of hybridization with Yellowhammer.
Fri 4th Nov Colin Best NR - Cattle Egret still. Reservoir - returning adult Whooper Swan with 2 juveniles in fields.
Thu 3rd Nov Colin Best NR - Cattle Egret.
Tue 1st Nov Rue des Valniquets - Red-breasted Flycatcher still present.
Sun 30th Oct Rue des Valniquets - Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler.
Sun 23rd Oct Wide selection of migrants passing through this weekend, including Ring Ouzel, Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Brambling, Siskin, Short-eared Owl, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Redstart, Black Redstart, Reed Bunting.
Sat 22nd Oct Alderney news: Penduline Tit in Mannez Quarry. Also present on 23rd.
Mon 17th Oct Fort Le Crocq - 2 Snow Buntings. Pleinmont - late Redstart still.
Sun 16th Oct Pleinmont - up to six Yellow-browed Warblers in the sheltered valleys over the weekend.
Fri 7th Oct Vaux de Monel and Pezeries - Yellow-browed Warblers.
Wed 5th Oct Alderney news: A total of 4 (yes four!) Yellow-browed Warblers ringed in Mannez Quarry today.
Mon 3rd Oct Route Militaire - first-year Rose-coloured Starling (present in private garden for about 10 days).
Sun 2nd Oct Jaonneuse - great seawatch including Long-tailed Skua, Sabine's Gull, Black Tern, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater. Icart - Ortolan Bunting.
Fri 30th Sep Alderney news: Blyth's Reed Warbler trapped Mannez Quarry.
Thu 29th Sep Chouet - Snow Bunting.
Thu 22nd Sep Herm - Richard's Pipit. Mt. Herault - Richard's Pipit.
Wed 21st Sep Fort Doyle - Caspian Tern, Short-eared Owl. Mt. Herault - large pipit sp.
Tue 20th Sep L'Eree - Osprey, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull.
Sun 18th Sep Rue Des Hougues - Ortolan Bunting.
Fri 16th Sep Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark and Lapland Bunting still present am. Colin Best NR - Rose-coloured Starling.
Thu 15th Sep Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark, Lapland Bunting.
Wed 14th Sep L'Eree - Knot on beach.
Mon 12th Sep Colin Best NR - Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Mon 12th Sep Colin Best NR - Buff-breasted Sandpiper.
Tue 30th Aug Claire Mare - Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Wood Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Greenshank.
Wed 24th Aug Pleinmont - Osprey, Hen Harrier, Wryneck, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat with scattered Wheatears & Willow Warblers.
Sat 20th Aug Claire Mare - Ruff, Gadwall, Little Ringed Plover.
Wed 17th Aug Juvenile Black Stork at Rose Farm in Alderney
Tue 16th Aug Bordeaux - Wryneck.
Mon 15th Aug Fauxquets Valley - 3-4 Honey-buzzards.
Tue 2nd Aug Claire Mare - Little Stint (still) present.
Sat 23rd Jul Jaonneuse - Black Tern past.
Tue 19th Jul Claire Mare - Little Stint.
Mon 18th Jul Vale Church - Black Stork over, heading east, 0940
Sun 17th Jul Various sites - Black Stork roaming widely, last seen in St Andrews. Vale Pond - 2 Spoonbills early morning.
Fri 15th Jul Claire Mare - Temminck's Stint, Greenshank.
Wed 6th Jul Rue des Berbers - Great White Egret reported briefly.
Fri 17th Jun Alderney - 1 Bee-eater seen at several sites, including Longis. 1 White Stork over Fort Clonque.
Thu 9th Jun Les Vardes - Black Kite reported.
Mon 6th Jun Alderney - Melodious Warbler - 1 trapped this morning
Tue 31st May Le Gouffre - Yellowhammer
Fri 20th May Alderney news: 1 Osprey over Longis Road, 6 Bee-eaters over Longis Common
Tue 17th May Alderney: 1 Nightjar reported
Thu 12th May Vale Pond - 3 Avocets briefly.
Mon 9th May Alderney news: another record of Black Kite.
Sun 8th May Black Kite - 1 reported over several areas of the island. Alderney news: second Subalpine Warbler of the spring trapped and ringed.
Sat 7th May Grande Havre - Kentish Plover still present this morning.
Fri 6th May Kentish Plover - 1 in Grande Havre opposite the Peninsula Hotel at 15:45 until 17:00 at least. Alderney news: White Stork over Mannez Quarry, 4 Black Kites over the Nunnery, several Hobby, Hoopoe at Houmet Herbe and Bee-eater heard over Mannez Quarry.
Thu 5th May Alderney news: SE winds today brought flyover White Stork and Osprey. Serin - 1 at Mannez Garenne
Wed 4th May Spotted Sandpiper at Jaonneuse this evening. Seen and photographed by one lucky observer but had moved on by the morning.
Fri 29th Apr Longis Common: Western Bonelli's Warbler. 4th for Channel Islands. After the 3,100 birds ringed this spring and the Subalpine Warbler yesterday, ABO is really showing its potential!
Thu 28th Apr Alderney news: Essex Farm: Nightingale, Subalpine Warbler. Longis Pond: Nightingale. Check out the new Alderney Bird Observatory website - www.alderneybirdobservatory.org
Wed 20th Apr Fauxquets - ringtail Hen Harrier flew east.
Tue 19th Apr Rue des Grons - 2 Black Kites. Mount Row - Purple Heron over.
Mon 18th Apr Rue Des Monts - Hoopoe relocated.
Wed 13th Apr Pleinmont - Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit
Mon 11th Apr Home Farm - Cuckoo. Grand Pre - Cuckoo
Sun 3rd Apr Rue Des Bergers - Purple Heron
Fri 1st Apr Herm - Hoopoe
Sat 26th Mar Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover
Fri 18th Mar Grand Pre - 3 Sand Martins. Alderney - Red Kite.
Tue 15th Mar Grand Pre - first Swallow seen. Jaonnet - first Wheatear.
Fri 4th Mar Town Harbour - 2 Iceland Gulls still present.
Wed 10th Feb Town Harbour - 2 Iceland Gulls still present.
Tue 19th Jan Mont Varouf - Whooper Swan. Perelle & L'Eree - Red-breasted Mergansers.
Sun 10th Jan Town Harbour/ Havelet - first-year Iceland Gull.
Wed 30th Dec Fort Le Crocq - Little Swift around house and over beach until 1300hrs at least.
Sat 19th Dec Town Harbour - Black-throated Diver still present.
Tue 8th Dec Rousse - Great Northern Diver. Perelle - Great Crested Grebe.
Sun 6th Dec Reservoir - the Whooper Swan spent the weekend on the east arm. Chouet - Short-eared Owl.
Sat 5th Dec Various sites - Black Redstarts have been reported from a number of locations in recent days.
Wed 2nd Dec Rocquaine/Portelet - Red-breasted Merganser.
Mon 30th Nov Town Harbour & Grandes Havres - Great Northern Diver.
Sun 22nd Nov Seawatching has dominated the weekend's birding with significant movements of Gannets, Kittiwakes and auks. A range of other seabirds were recorded including Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Northern Diver, Common Gull.
Sun 8th Nov Quesnard, Alderney. 1 1st-winter male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in tamarisk hedge. First Bailiwick record for 28 years and 3rd record overall. Previous records: one in Sark on 26 September 1975 and one in Guernsey from 10-13 October 1987. Great find!
Sat 31st Oct Fantastic migration day today at Pleinmont. Lots of common species (e.g. 3000 Chaffinch, 250 Skaylark, 100 Song Thrush, 200+ Siskin, 1000+ Starling) plus some less common stuff - Pezeries: Coal Tit (Continental). Pleinmont: Reed Bunting, Brambling, Short-eared Owl, Mistle Thrush, Richard's Pipit. Portelet: Coal Tit (Continental). Rocquaine: Coal Tit (Continental). Rue de Valniquets: Brambling. Scramble Track: Woodlark, Merlin
Wed 28th Oct Vale Pond - Glossy Ibis circled pond at 1430 (1st record for Guernsey).
Tue 20th Oct Fort Hommet - Dartford Warbler, two Snow Buntings. Pezeries - three Coal Tits.
Mon 19th Oct Herm - Dartford Warbler.
Sun 18th Oct Pleinmont - a good selection of migrants over the weekend including Brambling, Ring Ouzel, Woodlark, Short-eared Owl, Siskin and growing numbers of finches and thrushes.
Tue 13th Oct Fort Le Crocq - Snow Bunting still present.
Mon 12th Oct A flock of c.24 birds flying southwards in a V-formation over Torteval at 1745hrs were probably Cranes.
Mon 5th Oct Bordeaux - Spotted Redshank still present 16h15.
Sun 4th Oct Pleinmont area - migrants passing through including Common Crossbill, Lapland Bunting, Lesser Redpoll. Pezeries/Vaux de Monel - Yellow-browed Warbler. Bordeaux - Spotted Redshank, Little Gull.
Fri 2nd Oct Fort Saumarez - Great White Egret flying to Lihou. Vaux de Monel - Yellow-browed Warbler
Sun 27th Sep Pleinmont - Great White Egret, Richard's Pipit amongst other migrants. Airport - Rose-coloured Starling.
Sat 26th Sep Pleinmont - Juvenile Red-backed Shrike in hedge next to weedy field N of BBC field. Ortolan Bunting briefly nr Societe fields and later at Mt. Herault.
Sun 20th Sep Vaux du Monel - probable Melodious Warbler.
Tue 15th Sep Fort Hommet - Rose-coloured Starling still present.
Sun 13th Sep Colin Best NR: Yellow-legged Gull. Pleinmont: Honey-buzzard, Tawny Pipit, Ortolan Bunting,
Sat 12th Sep L'Eree - Yellow-legged Gull, Little Tern. Pezeries - Coal Tit. Shingle Bank - Knot. Lihou Island - Wryneck.
Mon 7th Sep Herm - Barred Warbler reported.
Sun 6th Sep Fort Hommet - Rose-coloured Starling. Les Grantez - Honey-buzzard.
Tue 1st Sep Rue des Bergers and Pleinmont - Wryneck.
Mon 31st Aug Colin Best NR - Ruff.
Thu 27th Aug Pleinmont - 2 Melodious Warblers now present.
Sun 23rd Aug Pleinmont - Melodious Warbler. Le Gouffre - Osprey headed south.
Fri 21st Aug Rue Sauvage - possible Cattle Egret flew over this evening.
Mon 17th Aug Flurry of sightings today: Pleinmont - Melodious Warbler, Nightingale, Whinchat. Claire Mare - Spoonbill. Fort Le Marchant - Wryneck.
Sun 9th Aug La Claire Mare - Aquatic Warbler trapped
Sun 2nd Aug Rue des Bergers - Great White Egret briefly.
Fri 24th Jul L'Eree - Spoonbill, relocated to Claire Mare. Catioroc - Purple Heron flew west.
Thu 23rd Jul Claire Mare - Little Ringed Plover
Fri 26th Jun Pleinmont - 2 Common Crossbills in Chatsworth garden area.
Fri 19th Jun Claire Mare: Pochard. Courtil de Bas, STS: Bee-eater. Longis Common, Alderney: Bee-eater. Reservoir: Pochard. Rue de Valniquets: Bee-eater
Sun 14th Jun Fort Doyle - Tree Sparrow seen briefly at midday but not refound.
Mon 8th Jun Longis Common, Alderney - 2 Bee-eaters flying over west
Thu 4th Jun Reservoir - 4 Bee-eaters, Hobby. Rue de la Marette - Golden Oriole.
Wed 3rd Jun Trinity, Pleinmont - c.10 Bee-eaters.
Mon 1st Jun La Grande Mare - Canada Goose. Lihou headland - 2 Spoonbills reported flying past.
Fri 29th May La Claire Mare - Temminck's Stint
Fri 22nd May Jerbourg - Black-headed Bunting.
Wed 20th May Grande Mare & Claire Mare - Black-tailed Godwit.
Sat 16th May A selection of late migrants recorded this week including Cuckoo, Golden Oriole, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Turtle Dove.
Mon 11th May Rue Des Hougues - returning Rough-legged Buzzard.
Sun 10th May Val des Terres & Jerbourg - Golden Oriole.
Mon 4th May Lihou headland - Serin.
Sun 3rd May Grande Mare - Red-rumped Swallow.
Tue 28th Apr L'Ancresse - Short-eared Owl.
Sun 26th Apr Claire Mare - Little Ringed Plover.
Sat 25th Apr Airport - two Dotterels. Lihou headland - Hoopoe.
Fri 24th Apr Airport - ringtail Hen Harrier. Colin Best NR - Hoopoe briefly in evening.
Thu 23rd Apr Various sites - good selection of migrants recorded across the island through this week. St Peters Church - Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Firecrest.
Sat 18th Apr Richmond - Short-toed Lark on beach with wagtails.
Fri 17th Apr Torteval Church - Cattle Egret reported in field towards main road this morning.
Thu 16th Apr Claire Mare - Spoonbill. Pleinmont - Hawfinch arrived in off the sea, heading east.
Wed 15th Apr Good selection of migrants around the island at the moment, including first two Cuckoos.
Tue 14th Apr Route du Crolier, Pleinmont - Cattle Egret in horse field at top of hill. Perelle - Black-tailed Godwit.
Sun 12th Apr Bee-eater and Serin at Bordeaux this morning. Smattering of Ring Ouzels around the island.
Sat 11th Apr Pont Vaillant - Hoopoe reported in a garden.
Thu 9th Apr Lihou Island - Redstart, Pied Flycatcher. Rue des Hougues - Hen Harrier, Tree Pipit.
Wed 8th Apr Pleinmont - up to 6 Ring Ouzels. Rue des Bergers - Greenshank and 2+ Green Sandpipers.
Wed 8th Apr Pleinmont - up to 6 Ring Ouzels. Rue des Bergers - Greenshank and 2+ Green Sandpipers.
Mon 6th Apr Herm - 2 Dotterels on the Common.
Sun 5th Apr Fauxquets Valley area - Osprey roaming. Colin Best NR - 2 Little Ringed Plovers on saltmarsh. Pleinmont - Woodlark briefly.
Sat 4th Apr Colin Best NR - Whooper Swans left early. Also Little Ringed Plover and Garganey present.
Fri 3rd Apr Colin Best NR - 2 Whooper Swans arrived at midday. Claire Mare - male Garganey. Saline Bay - female Red-breasted Merganser.
Sun 29th Mar Salerie - Black-necked Grebe offshore.
Sat 28th Mar Rue des Bergers area - Gadwall.
Fri 27th Mar Colin best NR - first Swallow reported.
Fri 20th Mar Colin Best NR - Ruff with Redshanks on scrape.
Thu 19th Mar Herm - first Puffins back.
Sat 14th Mar Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl. Richard's Pipit still present.
Sun 8th Mar Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit in BBC Field.
Sat 7th Mar Fort Le Marchant - Short-eared Owl.
Tue 17th Feb Very little of note recently. Saumarez Park - regular Great Spotted Woodpecker. Shingle Bank - Common Gull at high tide.
Tue 27th Jan Various sites - typical winter fare recorded in recent days such as Black-necked Grebe, Reed Bunting, Water Pipit, Gadwall etc.
Tue 13th Jan Rousse - Black-necked Grebe still present. Colin Best NR - 2 Pintail.
Mon 12th Jan Salerie Corner - Water Pipit.
Sun 11th Jan Belle Greve - Black-necked Grebe.
Sun 4th Jan Rousse - Black-necked Grebe.
Sat 3rd Jan Reservoir - Adult Yellow-legged Gull.
Fri 2nd Jan L'Ancresse - Spoonbill at dusk.
Thu 1st Jan Marais Nord/Vale Marais - Reed Bunting. Pulias - possible Water Pipit. Bas Capelles - Coal Tit reported.
Fri 26th Dec Claire Mare - Spoonbill.
Fri 19th Dec Marais Nord - Tufted Duck x Mallard hybrid (originally thought to be a Scaup).
Wed 3rd Dec Bordeaux - two possible Whooper Swans headed south.
Fri 21st Nov Alderney - Great Bustard still present this morning, but wearing a green ring, indicating it is from the UK reintroduction scheme.
Tue 18th Nov Alderney - Great Bustard relocated this morning.
Sat 15th Nov Mont Herault - Corn Bunting this morning, plus Lapland Bunting.
Sun 9th Nov West coast - several Common Gulls recorded over recent days. Spoonbill also roaming between sites. Colin Best NR - Pintail.
Mon 3rd Nov Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit still present.
Sat 1st Nov Pulias - Water Pipit, Snow Bunting. Marais Nord - Yellow-browed Warbler. Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit. Colin Best NR - Spoonbill still present. Silbe - Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis).
Fri 31st Oct Vale Pond - first-year Goosander, flew off NE.
Wed 29th Oct Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit. Mt. Herault - Golden Plover, Reed Bunting, Serin, possible Dark-breasted Barn Owl. Colin Best NR - 4 Spoonbill on scrape.
Mon 27th Oct Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl at dusk.
Sun 26th Oct Scramble Track - Reed Bunting briefly, with 3 Woodlarks also reported. Silbe - two Yellow-browed Warblers with another at Vaux de Monel.
Fri 24th Oct Vale Pond - Spoonbill still present.
Sun 19th Oct Pleinmont - flyover Lapland Bunting.
Thu 16th Oct Vale Pond - Spoonbill still present. Pleinmont - several Ring Ouzels.
Sun 12th Oct Vaux de Monel - Red-breasted Flycatcher briefly in top lane. Headed towards VDM woods.
Sat 11th Oct L'Eree: Grey Phalarope. Silbe: Yellow-browed Warbler. Vale Pond: Spoonbill
Thu 9th Oct L'Eree area - Spoonbill still present.
Mon 6th Oct Colin Best NR area - Spoonbill. L'Eree - Grey Phalarope.
Sun 5th Oct Pleinmont - Rose-coloured Starling.
Tue 30th Sep Paddyfield Warbler trapped at St Ouen's Pond in Jersey last night.
Sat 27th Sep Claire Mare - Rose-coloured Starling relocated.
Fri 26th Sep Perelle - Rose-coloured Starling. First-year bird near hotel with starling flock.
Tue 23rd Sep West coast - Osprey fished in Perelle then headed north.
Mon 22nd Sep Pleinmont - Osprey, Wryneck. Herm - Barred Warbler.
Sun 21st Sep Pleinmont - Common Rosefinch seen briefly on Scramble Track. North of island - Osprey still present.
Sat 20th Sep North of the island - Osprey.
Tue 16th Sep Rue des Bergers - Great White Egret reported in evening.
Sun 14th Sep Colin Best NR - 3 Little Stints and Ruff on saltmarsh.
Fri 12th Sep Herm - Osprey. Flew to Guernsey, 1030. Colin Best NR & Herm - Little Stint. Rue Des Bergers - Pintail.
Wed 10th Sep Talbot Valley - Hen Harrier. 1130. Ringtail flew over.
Tue 9th Sep Bordeaux - Barred Warbler.
Mon 8th Sep Vazon - Little Stint. Roosted at Fort Hommet in evening with Wryneck on headland nearby.
Sun 7th Sep Wide selection of migrants recorded at coastal sites today.
Sat 6th Sep Pleinmont & Bordeaux tip - Wryneck.
Fri 5th Sep L'Eree - 4 Knot on beach this morning.
Thu 4th Sep Fort Hommet & Pulias - Wryneck
Wed 3rd Sep Grande Pre - Icterine Warbler ringed this morning. Fort Hommet - juvenile Rose-coloured Starling with Starlings, mostly around Crabby Jacks.
Tue 2nd Sep Pleinmont - first-year Rose-coloured Starling in gardens along Route du Crolier (the approach road to Pleinmont).
Mon 1st Sep Shingle Bank/Colin Best NR - Knot still present.
Sun 31st Aug Fort Doyle - Wryneck.
Wed 27th Aug Richmond - Curlew Sandpiper with other waders briefly mid-morning and again in the evening.
Sun 24th Aug Pelagic Trip - three skua species, Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Minke Whales, Common Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise, 2 By-the-wind-sailors.
Wed 20th Aug Fort Le Marchant - Wryneck.
Thu 14th Aug Chouet - Cory's Shearwater seen around rafts of Balearic Shearwaters at 1320hrs and 1510hrs.
Wed 13th Aug Claire Mare - Ruff with Green & Common Sandpipers
Sat 2nd Aug Rue des Bergers - Purple Heron seen at midday. Claire Mare - a seasonally early Aquatic Warbler ringed this morning.
Tue 22nd Jul Rue Des Bergers - Purple Heron flew from reeds in evening but not refound.
Sun 6th Jul Pleinmont - the offshore raft of mostly Balearic Shearwaters, and a proportion of Manx Shearwaters, now numbers 1000+ birds.
Fri 27th Jun Pleinmont - 4 Common Crossbill. In pines in Chatsworth garden, 1050
Thu 26th Jun Route de Pleinmont - Woodchat Shrike still present this morning.
Wed 25th Jun Route de Pleinmont - Woodchat Shrike still present (Perrys p26 A3, top right of square)
Tue 24th Jun Route de Pleinmont, TOR - Woodchat Shrike. In hawthorns in green lane down from Rue des Pointes (continue uphill past lane to Mt Herault, take next left, look for green lane after 200m).
Sun 15th Jun 0800 - Night Heron seen at Saumarez Park.
Wed 11th Jun L'Eree - Hen Harrier. Pleinmont - raft of c.30 Balearic Shearwaters offshore.
Sat 7th Jun Rue des Bergers - 2 Great White Egrets headed north overhead, 1250.
Thu 29th May Rue Des Hougues - Rough-legged Buzzard still present in the area through this week.
Sun 25th May Rue des Hougues, STA - Rough-legged Buzzard. Hunting 09:30 hours (hovering etc.) then wandered east at 1100.
Tue 6th May Rue des Hougues - Stone-curlew in ploughed fields this morning. Grande Mare - male Garganey on lake in evening.
Wed 30th Apr Vale Pond - Black-winged Stilt at 0950. Vaux de Monel & Trinity - Lesser Whitethroat.
Tue 29th Apr Fauxquets Valley - male Hen Harrier.
Mon 28th Apr Fauxquets Valley - Goshawk reported, with several Buzzards in the area.
Mon 21st Apr Good selection of migrants today including Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat, Ring Ouzel and many others.
Sat 19th Apr Trinity - Hawfinch. Top of green lane heading towards Les Valniquets 0750. Seems to still be around top of valley but elusive. Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover.
Fri 18th Apr Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover.
Wed 16th Apr Fort Le Marchant - up to four Ring Ouzels present around the headland.
Sat 12th Apr Pleinmont - Subalpine Warbler relocated in blackthorn scrub across road from German tower.
Fri 11th Apr Rue des Hougues, STA - Rook. Mobile, near Airport runway lights, also Rue des Buttes. Pleinmont - Cuckoo between Vaux de Monel and camping field.
Thu 10th Apr Pleinmont - Subalpine Warbler. 10.45am in scrub southeast of tower. Still present at midday, foraging in a southwest direction.
Tue 8th Apr Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover on scrape.
Wed 2nd Apr Icart - a Hoopoe seen on the cliffs early morning. The same or another reported from a St Peter Port garden this week.
Tue 1st Apr Scramble Track - Hen Harrier. Ringtail 0900, later seen at Lihou headland at 1200.
Sat 29th Mar Colin Best NR - pair of Garganey on scrape. Pleinmont - 2 Ring Ouzels on cliffs.
Fri 21st Mar Mt. Herault - Rook in crow flock. Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit still in BBC field area (please do not enter the field).
Thu 20th Mar Les Gravees, SPP - Osprey. 1240 hrs heading in SW direction.
Wed 19th Mar Mt. Herault - Short-eared Owl. Heading east, 1030. Perelle - Black-necked Grebe close in, 1810hrs.
Sat 15th Mar Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit in BBC Field area.
Fri 14th Mar Colin Best NR - 4 Black-tailed Godwits on scrape.
Sun 9th Mar A small flurry of early migrants, including Sand Martin, Swallow, Ring Ouzel and Wheatear.
Wed 5th Mar Claire Mare - 2 Mute Swans flew along west coast from Vazon in the evening.
Sat 22nd Feb Rousse - Red-necked Grebe early afternoon.
Sat 15th Feb Good selection of rare gulls still at various sites - 1- 2 Iceland Gulls, 1-2 Kumlien's Gulls, adult Glaucous Gull and two Little Gulls.
Thu 13th Feb Pecqueries - 1 Glaucous Gull. Adult near shooting range, 1245
Sun 2nd Feb Shingle Bank - Glaucous Gull, Kumlien's Gull and Common Gull at high tide.
Tue 28th Jan Town Harbour - Kumlien's Gull and Glaucous Gull still present. Cobo - first-winter Iceland Gull.
Sun 26th Jan Town Harbour - Kumlien's Gull and Glaucous Gull still present.
Wed 22nd Jan Pembroke - first-winter Iceland Gull on beach
Sat 18th Jan Town Harbour - Kumlien's Gull and Glaucous Gull still present.
Wed 15th Jan Town Harbour - adult Kumlien's Gull on pontoons with Glaucous Gull.
Fri 10th Jan Town Harbour - Glaucous Gull still present. Les Pecqueries - Red-breasted Merganser. Island-wide - lots of auks driven inshore by storms.
Sun 5th Jan Town Harbour - Glaucous Gull still present.
Fri 3rd Jan Town Harbour - Glaucous Gull relocated here after being found at Chouet over New Year.
Fri 27th Dec Shingle Bank - juvenile Little Gull. Also at Perelle on 26th.
Tue 17th Dec Le Vauquiedor - Great Spotted Woodpecker coming to garden feeder.
Sun 8th Dec Trinity - Lesser Whitethroat ringed at 1600.
Thu 5th Dec Perelle - very late Swallow.
Tue 3rd Dec Perelle - Black-throated Diver. Vazon - four female Common Scoters.
Sat 30th Nov Grandes Rocques - two female Common Scoters.
Thu 28th Nov Colin Best NR - 5 Avocet present in the evening
Sun 24th Nov Brock Road, St. Sampsons - Pallas's Warbler seen 0820 in trees opposite Martel's Funeral Parlour.
Thu 21st Nov Colin Best NR - Avocet on scrape.
Tue 19th Nov Pembroke - Desert Wheatear still present around car park.
Mon 18th Nov L'Ancresse/Pembroke - Desert Wheatear along sea wall between kiosk and cafe.
Thu 14th Nov Jaonneuse - seawatching in recent days has produced late Balearic and Sooty Shearwaters, Great and Pomarine Skuas, all three diver species, Little Gull, Common Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser and many Kittiwakes.
Wed 13th Nov Fort Doyle - 3 Snow Buntings.
Tue 12th Nov Colin Best NR - Black-tailed Godwit.
Thu 7th Nov Claire Mare - Lesser Whitethroat, possibly of eastern origin, in Willow in right corner. Also two Reed Buntings there.
Mon 4th Nov Rousse - 2 Snow Buntings. Vazon - Red-breasted Merganser
Sat 26th Oct Heritage Walk: Yellow-browed Warbler. Jaonneuse: Goosander, Slavonian Grebe. Pleinmont: Brambling. Rue des Bergers: Little Grebe. Rue des Hougues, STA: Merlin
Mon 21st Oct North of Alderney: Black-browed Albatross seen from Condor.
Sun 20th Oct Chouet - Snow Bunting on beach.
Fri 18th Oct Richmond/Perelle - Pale-bellied Brent Goose, moving between sites.
Thu 17th Oct Mont Marche, Forest - Brambling. Delancey Park area - Yellow-browed Warbler.
Wed 16th Oct Les Valniquets - Yellow-browed Warbler present in willows.
Thu 3rd Oct Vaux de Monel - Yellow-browed Warbler this morning
Wed 2nd Oct Pezeries - Yellow-browed Warbler. In Sycamores along road.
Tue 1st Oct La Claire Mare & L'Eree: Rose-coloured Starling still around this morning. Rue des Bergers: Jack Snipe from bottom hide. Wrynecks continuing their good run with birds at Fort le Crocq and Pleinmont.
Mon 30th Sep Lots of interesting migrants around over the past few days. Today: La Claire Mare: Rose-coloured Starling. Fort Le Crocq: Wryneck. Pleinmont: Ring Ouzel. Scramble Track: Richard's Pipit. Vazon: Mediterranean Gull.
Sun 29th Sep Bordeaux: Melodious Warbler. Cobo: Mediterranean Gull. Mares a Fils, Beaucette: Wryneck. Pleinmont: Lapland Bunting, Wryneck. Les Bordes (Claire Mare): Wryneck
Sat 28th Sep Icart: Wood Warbler
Thu 26th Sep Bordeaux - Melodious Warbler still present.
Tue 24th Sep Bordeaux - the Hippolais warbler has been identified as Melodious Warbler.
Mon 23rd Sep Colin Best NR - Little Stint on saltmarsh.
Sun 22nd Sep Pleinmont - Common Rosefinch. In maize fields just north of scramble track. Creux Mahie, TOR - Tawny Pipit. In fields next to track, left of pumping station. Hoopoe in front of hide at Colin Best NR 1145-1215.
Sat 14th Sep Jaonneuse - good selection of species recorded during seawatching in recent days, including Guernsey's 10th Long-tailed Skua, with more likely next week. Island wide - numbers of common migrants increasing now.
Sat 7th Sep Fort Le Marchant - Osprey arrived in off the sea in the evening and headed inland.
Wed 4th Sep Rocquaine - Wryneck in garden near the old Fish Factory.
Mon 2nd Sep Prevote - Melodious Warber on cliff steps on west side, although probably left valley, heading west at 1040.
Sat 31st Aug Fort Le Marchant - Wryneck still present.
Tue 27th Aug Fort Pezeries - Wryneck.
Fri 23rd Aug Fort Le Marchant - Wryneck near main car park.
Wed 21st Aug Pleinmont - Hen Harrier still present
Sat 17th Aug Claire Mare - 2 Aquatic Warblers ringed this morning.
Thu 15th Aug Route Militaire - adult Rose-coloured Starling still present. Scramble Track - ringtail Hen Harrier hunting late evening.
Wed 14th Aug Route Militaire - adult Rose-coloured Starling in a back garden near to LaserWash. Present for several days.
Sun 11th Aug Claire Mare - Aquatic Warbler ringed this morning.
Sat 10th Aug Mt. Herault - Wryneck in gorse in small valley 100m west of clay pigeon shooting range.
Mon 29th Jul Rue des Bergers NR - 2 juvenile Purple Herons. In reeds and willows at bottom of pond.
Sat 27th Jul Claire Mare - Spoonbill passed over at 0640
Sun 21st Jul St Martins - possible Alpine Swift reported arriving in the evening, ahead of the thundery showers.
Mon 15th Jul Large raptor reported over St Peter Port yesterday and a similar report from Sark this morning.
Sat 13th Jul Trinity - Common Crossbills headed west.
Fri 12th Jul Claire Mare - Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover.
Tue 25th Jun Rue des Bergers - unconfirmed report of an Avocet there at the weekend.
Sun 2nd Jun Petit Bot valley - Golden Oriole south of Manor Hotel singing occasionally.
Thu 9th May Claire Mare - Spoonbill still present.
Wed 8th May La Claire Mare - Spoonbill present, moving to the Colin Best NR occasionally.
Sun 5th May BIRD RACE DAY - No rarities but good selection of migrants recorded including Redstart, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Golden Plover, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Hobby, Short-eared Owl.
Fri 26th Apr Hoopoe - next to Les Nicolles residential home 09:30
Sat 20th Apr Short-toed Lark still at Rue des Bergers and Rook at Pleinmont
Fri 19th Apr Rue des Bergers - Short-toed Lark in potato field along minor lane above reserve, 1930
Thu 18th Apr Fort Le Crocq - Short-toed Lark. 16:00, around car park entrance.
Wed 17th Apr First Sedge Warblers and Swift
Mon 15th Apr First Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher
Sun 14th Apr Wide range of migrants reported. First Tree Pipit, Grasshopper Warbler and Whitethroat.
Sat 13th Apr Good numbers of Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps have arrived this week. A thin scattering of other migrants too.
Tue 2nd Apr Bon Port - first Yellow Wagtails of the spring (3 birds) flew over.
Mon 1st Apr St. Sampsons Harbour - Osprey. Richmond - 2 Water Pipits still present.
Sun 31st Mar Rue des Hougues, STA - Woodlark. 10:35 In flight calling over field the flock was photographed in last November.
Thu 28th Mar Vale Pond - drake Garganey this afternoon. First House Martins today at Pleinmont.
Wed 27th Mar Jerbourg - Hen Harrier. 13:35. Ringtail heading south. [in Sark, a White-spotted Bluethroat was seen in a garden at Vallon d'Or this afternoon]
Mon 25th Mar Scramble Track - Snow Bunting. On restored gun emplacement between road and cliff path.
Sun 24th Mar Rue des Hougues - Stone-curlew, flushed from fields, not refound. Colin Best NR - 2 Little Ringed Plovers on scrape. Mont Herault - 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl.
Sat 23rd Mar Claire Mare & Baubigny - first Swallows seen.
Fri 22nd Mar Jerbourg - Ring Ouzel.
Thu 21st Mar Reservoir - Osprey took off from trees and headed east, 1720.
Wed 13th Mar Fort Le Crocq - Short-toed Lark reported, with Meadow Pipits/Rock Pipits. Colin Best NR - one Avocet still present and 1 Little Ringed Plover. 2pm. Vazon - Black-necked Grebe.
Tue 12th Mar Colin Best NR - 2 Avocet. Imperial Hotel - drake Pintail, Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gulls.
Sat 9th Mar First Wheatear and Sand Martin today! Reservoir - Rook in crow roost at dusk.
Thu 7th Mar Rue des Belles - Pintail. Drake (possibly the Vale Pond bird) in fields just west of Rue des Bergers.
Wed 6th Mar Rue des Bergers - Reed Bunting in potato fields west of reserve. Mont Marche, Forest - overwintering Turtle Dove has re-appeared.
Mon 4th Mar Shingle Bank - 2 Knot. 10.30 In with Oystercatchers. Pleinmont - Dartford Warbler near camping field.
Sat 2nd Mar Colin Best NR - White-fronted Goose (European race). Flock of 12 birds present.
Sun 24th Feb Vale Pond - 2 Pintail. Pair swimming with Shovelers
Tue 19th Feb Pleinmont - Rook. 10.30 Nr Scramble Track, in fields with wrapped green hay bales.
Sat 2nd Feb Chouet - Sooty Shearwater, with good passage of Kittiwakes and Gannets. Red-necked Grebe also reported past there.
Wed 30th Jan Cobo - Little Gull. First-winter feeding over the tideline.
Sun 20th Jan Islandwide - large numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares on farmland and playing fields, often with scattered Golden Plovers and Lapwings.
Fri 18th Jan West Coast - Cold weather movement so far includes numerous flocks of thrushes and Lapwings arriving in off the sea eg. 200 Lapwing, 50 Redwing, 2 Wigeon at Vazon at 10.30.
Mon 14th Jan Les Croutes, St Peter Port: Waxwing
Tue 8th Jan Fort Hommet - Eider offshore on north side of headland.
Mon 7th Jan Reservoir - Pochard. Pulias - Red-breasted Merganser
Sun 6th Jan Late news of a Waxwing in a garden at the Ville au Roi. The garden backs onto the grassy area between the Ville au Roi and the PEH. Might be worth a look from Rue Mignot. Photos show this to be the released bird.
Sat 5th Jan Injured Waxwing rehabilitated and released.
Wed 2nd Jan Belle Greve Bay - 2 Black-throated Divers & a Great Northern Diver, plus Water Pipit at Halfway. Fort le Crocq - Black Brant still present.
Mon 24th Dec Vazon - Black Brant still present this morning opposite kiosk.
Sun 23rd Dec Vazon - Black Brant at Vazon this morning (this is the American race of Brent Goose).
Sat 22nd Dec Grande Mare - Bittern. 10:00 flew towards Rue Des Bergers.
Wed 12th Dec Heritage Walk - Red Kite. 10.50 heading north.
Mon 10th Dec Upper St. Jacques - 9 Waxwings. On TV aerials, fully viewable from road around Orchard Rise Clos.
Sun 9th Dec Richmond - Desert Wheatear still present.
Wed 5th Dec Richmond - Desert Wheatear on beach below bunker 200m east of slipway.
Tue 4th Dec Belated news from the weekend - Richmond - Desert Wheatear on Saturday & Sunday morning.
Mon 3rd Dec Pembroke: Eider
Sat 1st Dec Ladies Bay: Eider. Richmond: Water Pipit
Thu 29th Nov St. Martins - 2 Waxwings outside the Rihoy & Son offices at Longue Rue House.
Mon 26th Nov Les Amarreurs Beach. Unusual record of a Great Skua feeding with Carrion Crows near the top of the beach.
Sun 25th Nov Weekend roundup: various Great Northern Divers and Slavonian Grebes in bays. Woodlarks still in Rue des Hougues. Pink-footed Goose still at Vale Pond and the flock still at the Colin Best NR on Friday.
Fri 16th Nov Colin Best NR - Pink-footed Geese still present (with single bird still at Vale Pond). Rousse - Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver
Sat 10th Nov Rue des Hougues - still 6 Woodlarks in fields there at 9 am.
Thu 8th Nov Rue des Hougues, STA - at least one Woodlark still present
Wed 7th Nov Rue des Hougues, STA - 6 Woodlark. Flock feeding in field opposite Les Hougues House
Tue 6th Nov Heritage Walk - 2 Coal Tits. 10.00 near picnic area. Saumarez Park - 2 Common Crossbills. 11.20 In pine trees near pond. Jaonneuse - seawatching produced 5 Pintails, several Great Northern Divers and steady passage of auks and Kittiwakes.
Sat 3rd Nov Ivy Castle/Chateau des Marais - Waxwing seen at 1100 (but no sign since after search).
Thu 1st Nov Ladies' College - Bluethroat. 10.45 in bushes in College (private property).
Sun 28th Oct Lots of scarce migrants still around: Colin Best NR: Pink-footed Goose. Courtil de Bas, STS & Pleinmont: Merlin. Fort Le Marchant: Snow Bunting. Icart: Coal Tit, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel. Various sites: Brambling, Siskin and a welcome return to having Mistle Thrushes on the island! Also good passage of common migrants - e.g. Skylarks and Chaffinch passing through in big numbers
Sat 27th Oct Icart - Red-breasted Flycatcher. Showing well west side of car-park.
Fri 26th Oct L'Eree Bay - Avocet seen at c.3pm. Jerbourg - juv Hen Harrier. Rue des Hougues - Hen Harrier and Woodlark.
Tue 23rd Oct Lots of scarce migrants around today, eg Pleinmont - Lapland Bunting, Lesser Redpoll, Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, Whinchat, Wryneck, Reed Bunting, Merlin, Black Redstart. Fort Le Marchant - Snow Bunting, Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart.
Sun 21st Oct Pleinmont - Woodlark, Lapland Bunting, Short-eared Owl. Rue des Hougues - Hen Harrier. Vale Pond & Colin Best NR - Pink-footed Geese still present at both sites.
Sat 20th Oct Colin Best NR - c.16 Pink-footed Geese. Pleinmont - good passage today, including Short-eared Owl, Woodlark, Tree Pipit, Siskin, Redpoll, Brambling, Crossbill. Vale Pond - Pink-footed Goose still present. Rue des Hougues - 2 Woodlarks briefly, plus 5 Water Pipits. Fort Doyle - Wryneck.
Fri 19th Oct Vale Pond - Pink-footed Goose in field beyond pond (to the southwest). Fort Doyle - Wryneck, Snow Bunting.
Thu 18th Oct Pezeries Road - Coal Tit in feeding party. Castle Cornet - belated report of one or two Snow Buntings over last weekend.
Mon 15th Oct Heritage Walk - Yellow-browed Warbler between bridge over road and La Mare pond at lunchtime.
Sun 14th Oct Colin Best NR - 2 Spoonbills still present. Vaux du Monel - Yellow-browed Warbler.
Sat 13th Oct Vau de Monel - Red-breasted Flycatcher still present, with Pied Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler. Rue du Douit - Honey-buzzard flew over, 10.10.
Fri 12th Oct Vaux de Monel - Yellow-browed Warbler 1100. Red-breasted Flycatcher, in car park area, 1145
Thu 11th Oct Trinity - Yellow-browed Warbler ringed this morning. Vale Pond - the 2 Spoonbills relocated here before flying over the Claire Mare mid-afternoon.
Wed 10th Oct L'Eree - the 2 Spoonbills headed SW over the bay at 0950 and at Fort Le Crocq at lunchtime. Airport - Yellow-browed Warbler. In Hawthorns around fuel depot near Aero Club, 1610
Tue 9th Oct The two Spoonbills were present at the Colin Best NR. Thanks to Tony Loaring for the details of the other colour-ringed bird!
Mon 8th Oct Perelle Bay - 2 Spoonbill. 10:00 Still present. The colour-marked Spoonbill was ringed as a nestling on the German Wadden Sea island of Mellum on 30 May 2012. It then moved to nearby Wilhelmshaven 11-24 August before being seen in Guernsey. Very late Turtle Dove feeding with Collared Doves at Mont Marche. Colin Best NR - 2 Pintail. On scrape, 1425.
Sun 7th Oct Claire Mare - 2 Great White Egrets. c.0945, disturbed from back of reedbed, flew towards Reservoir. 1 later seen over Fauxquets Valley heading towards the Reservoir at 11.40. Also seen flying inland from the Shingle Bank at 13.30. Rue des Hougues, STA - Dotterel. 10.30, dropped into fields. Rocquaine - 2 Spoonbills flying around bay at 1500, landing off Fort Le Crocq at 16.00. Honey-buzzard at two sites.
Sat 6th Oct Cobo - two Pale-bellied Brent Geese today.
Sun 30th Sep Fort Doyle - Richard's Pipit. Last seen at 1pm, on LHS approaching car park.
Sat 29th Sep Jaonneuse - Long-tailed Skua, 0930. Also Great Skua, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater. Claire Mare - Jack Snipe still.
Thu 27th Sep La Corbiere - Red Kite over fields, headed NW.
Wed 26th Sep Vale Pond - Purple Heron. Flew from reeds to head north.
Mon 24th Sep Colin Best NR - 1 Grey Phalarope @ 10:15.
Sun 23rd Sep Richmond, Vazon - Curlew Sandpiper, Knot. Claire Mare - Jack Snipe. Colin Best Nature Reserve - Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Ruddy Shelduck.
Sat 22nd Sep Le Long Cavaleux - Barred Warbler. In scrub above cliff path at end of Dotterel field. Glategny Esplanade - Spoonbill. Flying in direction of Herm Island. Rue de la Boullerie, St Andrew's - Red Kite. Mont Herault - Ortolan Bunting in potato fields. Belle Elizabeth - Wryneck.
Fri 21st Sep Vazon Bay, Fort Hommet end. - Little Stint. 08:55 With Ringed Plovers and Dunlins. East of Mt. Herault - Dotterel in cattle field. Claire Mare - Great Skua on pond.
Sat 15th Sep Pleinmont - Osprey heading SW in the morning.
Thu 13th Sep Pleinmont - Wryneck by the Scramble Track.
Wed 12th Sep Jaonneuse - Black Guillemot. 13:40 First-winter flying west
Tue 11th Sep L'Eree - Caspian Gull. Probable juvenile on beach with green ring XCDP, 1730. Possibly ringed in the Lausitz area in eastern Germany near the Polish border. Jaonneuse - juvenile Pomarine Skua west this morning.
Mon 10th Sep Herm - Wryneck and Wood Warbler
Sun 9th Sep Les Fauconnaires - a White Stork seen briefly this morning.
Sat 8th Sep Icart - a Barred Warbler seen briefly this morning on cliff path by pines.
Fri 7th Sep Trinity - Common Crossbills. Party of five flew west from pines, calling, 0830. Pleinmont - Melodious Warbler. In mixed feeding party, Chatsworth garden.
Wed 5th Sep La Claire Mare - Pectoral Sandpiper; Jaonneuse - Rose-coloured Starling still.
Tue 4th Sep No sign of the Upland Sandpiper today. Pectoral Sandpiper still at Colin Best NR. Good numbers of Pied Flycatchers, Whinchats, Wheatears etc seen across the island. Second earliest autumn record of Common Gull ever at Vazon (earliest 5/7/2007)
Mon 3rd Sep Lihou Island - Upland Sandpiper. Flushed from grassland along spine twice, then settled on the beach and not relocated before causeway closed. Tomorrow's causeway 14:21 - 17:16. Colin Best NR - Pectoral Sandpiper with the 2 Ruff. Jaonneuse - Rose-coloured Starling still present. Grapevine back to normal this morning.
Sun 2nd Sep *NB*GRAPEVINE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE WORKING TODAY (C&W ISSUE) WE ARE LOOKING INTO IT**. Jaonneuse - Rose-coloured Starling on beach and juv Long-tailed Skua flew past about 0920.
Sun 2nd Sep GRAPEVINE UPDATE @13:50: messages to 07781 numbers are delayed. 07911 numbers are unaffected.
Fri 31st Aug Seawatching today produced 2 Sabine's Gulls along with Arctic & Great Skuas, Balearic & Sooty Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver.
Wed 29th Aug Fort Saumarez - Melodious Warbler seen briefly late afternoon.
Tue 28th Aug Fort Saumarez - Melodious Warbler just up from Shingle Bank car park. Fort Doyle - Black Tern and Pomarine Skua headed west.
Sun 26th Aug Scramble Track - Osprey headed east at midday. Mont Herault - Hen Harrier.
Thu 23rd Aug Saumarez Park - a party of up to 5 White Storks. Seen soaring high over Town shortly after.
Wed 22nd Aug Rue des Hougues - the harrier has been confirmed as Hen Harrier.
Tue 21st Aug Lihou headland - Wryneck still present this morning.
Mon 20th Aug Lihou headland - Wryneck in gorse scrub near tower (may have been present for more than two weeks). Fort Saumarez - fall of migrants this morning.
Sun 19th Aug Claire Mare - Little Stint seen this morning. Rue des Hougues - a probable ringtail Montagu's Harrier just before midday.
Sat 18th Aug Claire Mare - Wood Sandpiper.
Sun 12th Aug Pleinmont - Common Crossbills
Fri 3rd Aug Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull. Also, waders now becoming more obvious eg. Claire Mare - Green & Common Sandpipers. Trinity - Greenshank.
Sat 28th Jul Lihou headland - the Black-browed Albatross seen heading west with Gannets at 0600hrs (it may be worth seawatching at this time of day to see if this sighting is repeated).
Thu 26th Jul Pleinmont - Black-winged Stilt reported landing at a garden pond briefly this evening, before heading off north.
Sat 21st Jul Reservoir - 1 Ruddy Shelduck.
Sun 15th Jul Some returning autumn migrants in the past week - Mediterranean Gull, Tufted Duck, Common Scoter, Black-tailed Godwit, Cuckoo and a flyover Dotterel. This year has been a terrible breeding season in the UK so we might expect to see the southward migration start a bit earlier this year.
Wed 4th Jul Colin Best NR - 2 Greenshank early this morning
Fri 22nd Jun Alderney - Black-browed Albatross again at a fishing boat northwest of the island this afternoon.
Sun 17th Jun Alderney - the albatross reported again from a fishing boat 20 miles north-west of the island. From photos this can be positively identified as a Black-browed Albatross. Jerbourg - possible Red Kite early am.
Wed 6th Jun Route Militaire - Swallowtail
Tue 5th Jun Claire Mare - Wood Sandpiper
Mon 4th Jun 100m south of Richmond kiosk - Swallowtail butterfly at 14.00
Sun 3rd Jun Claire Mare - two Wood Sandpipers
Sun 27th May Black Kite seen top of Pleinmont heading towards Les Tielles, and presumably the same bird seen on Herm around midday. [No sign of Greenish Warbler today.]
Sat 26th May Pezeries road - Greenish Warbler singing from Sycamores over the road just west of large fallen pine. Black Kite - one over at c. 10.40 being chased by Buzzard. Also Hobby over as well. Bee-eater over Chene Hill at lunchtime. Pleinmont - Honey Buzzard in off the sea at 15.30 and headed inland.
Fri 25th May An albatross reported 20 miles west of Guernsey yesterday.
Wed 23rd May Pleinmont - Bee-eater seen again, just west of BBC Field early this morning. La Manche Estate, Vale - tentative Common Rosefinch. On dead tree at NE corner by grassed area. Flew off NW
Tue 22nd May Pleinmont - Bee-eater. 10.50 Flew over down towards Pezeries area.
Sat 19th May Pleinmont - Bee-eater heard between BBC Field and Tower
Fri 18th May Pleinmont - Corn Bunting. 09.10 In scrub opp. TV tower. Claire Mare - Wood Sandpiper
Thu 17th May Perelle - Osprey flew North along coast at 1910. Vale Pond - Black-tailed Godwit still. [Hoopoes seen at Route des Farras, Forest from 6th to 11th May, and at La Ramee on 15th]
Sun 13th May Pleinmont - 2 Golden Orioles flew east past camping field, 0940.
Sat 12th May Pleinmont - Bee-eater photographed on wires between top of Les Valniquets and Pleinmont Hill late afternoon.
Fri 11th May Another good selection of migrants around over the last week. Eg Herm today - Golden Oriole, Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler
Sat 5th May Giffoine, Alderney: Hoopoe.
Thu 3rd May Pleinmont - Dotterel. 10.15 In flight and calling, near TV mast. Marais Nord/Vale Marais - Cuckoo.
Wed 2nd May Pleinmont - male Hen Harrier, flew towards Lihou. Mont Herault - Short-eared Owl
Tue 1st May Lihou Headland - Serin - also seen the previous day.
Mon 30th Apr Saumarez Park - Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher
Sat 28th Apr Rue des Bergers - Red-rumped Swallow refound. Shingle Bank - Knot. Vazon - female Common Scoter inshore.
Migrants widespread across the island today eg Pleinmont - Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, House Martin, Whinchat, Swift, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Ring Ouzel, Redstart, with Swallows, Wheatears, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps numerous.
Thu 26th Apr Pezeries - Pied Flycatcher, with Grasshopper Warbler and Redstart (also Orange-tip butterfly) nearby. Large fall of Greenland Wheatears across the island today. eg c.10 around Shiloh Church, c.50 at Jaonneuse
Tue 24th Apr Sous L'Eglise - Honey Buzzard still present. 09.45 St Saviour's Church Area
Mon 23rd Apr Reservoir - Honey Buzzard. 16.15 headed west towards Pleinmont.
Thu 19th Apr L'Ancresse area - Iceland Gull still present this week
Thu 12th Apr Bon Port - an Osprey west over the cliffs this morning.
Tue 10th Apr Grande Mare - Red-rumped Swallow still present.
Mon 9th Apr La Grande Mare - Bittern. 17:30hrs - along main track. Red-rumped Swallow still over lake.
Fri 6th Apr Red-rumped Swallow again at La Grande Mare. Two long staying scarcities still present - Iceland Gull over L'Ancresse Lodge Hotel, Yellow-browed Warbler at the Marais Nord.
Thu 5th Apr Grande Mare - Red-rumped Swallow again, feeding over fields by Rue des Bergers.
Wed 4th Apr MEGA ALERT: Fort Saumarez - adult Red-rumped Swallow in with Swallows. 12.20. Still present at 15.00 but Swallow flock ranging widely over Colin Best NR. Later over La Grande Mare main lake at 18.15
Sun 1st Apr Claire Mare - male Garganey. Colin Best NR - 2 Little Ringed Plovers.
Sat 31st Mar Swift - first of the year today. Very early date.
Wed 28th Mar Marais Nord/Vale Marais - Yellow-browed Warbler. 1530 calling & showing well at back of lake.
Mon 26th Mar Lihou Island - Ring Ouzel
Sun 25th Mar Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover, Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl.
Wed 21st Mar Venture Garage - first Redstart of the year
Mon 19th Mar Vale Pond - first Swallow today
Fri 16th Mar Colin Best NR - Little Ringed Plover. 11.25 On scrape with Lapwing & Dunlin. Also Black-tailed Godwit & Mistle Thrush there.
Wed 14th Mar Pleinmont - Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush & Golden Plover
Tue 13th Mar Pleinmont - Woodlark. Midday - Pezeries side of Pleinmont. Herm - first Puffins today. Belle Greve - Merlin

Mon 12th Mar Vale Pond - Black-tailed Godwit
Sun 11th Mar Jaonneuse - first 2 Wheatears of the spring on the beach. Jerbourg - first 4 Sand Martins
Sat 10th Mar L'Ancresse - Hoopoe. 08.45 Seen near to what was L'Ancresse Lodge Hotel.
Wed 7th Mar Pulias - 1 Avocet.
Mon 27th Feb La Moye, Vale - presumably the same Hoopoe as Friday seen today [it was on the grass triangle at Rue de la Corderie and flew off towards the Common near the track to Fort le marchant].
Sun 26th Feb L'Ancresse - Dartford Warbler. 08.30 in scrub on 9th fairway by the roadside.
Fri 24th Feb Bordeaux - Hoopoe in field opposite Woodies kiosk at 11:45.
Mon 20th Feb Grand Pre - Cetti's Warbler singing from pond.
Wed 15th Feb Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull. 13.55 Right hand side of beach.
Mon 13th Feb Chouet - the 1st-winter Iceland Gull on rubbish tip this afternoon.
Sat 11th Feb Marais Nord - Bittern this morning; flew into neighboring field. Mont Cuet: Yellow-legged Gull, Iceland Gull
Fri 10th Feb Fort Le Crocq - Knot & female Goosander. Pecqueries - female Red-breasted Merganser
Wed 8th Feb Claire Mare - at least 5 male Goosanders on beach. Also Bittern showed briefly at lunchtime and again late afternoon. Pochard still present.
Sat 4th Feb Claire Mare - Bittern at 13.25 - flew into reedbed at back of pond. Also female Pochard on pond.
Sun 29th Jan Pleinmont - singing male Dartford Warbler. Vale Marais - Glaucous Gull
Fri 27th Jan Chouet - Sabine's Gull west at 8 am, also Glaucous Gull on the tip.
Wed 25th Jan Petils Bay - 1 Black-necked Grebe. 12.05 far end of path towards Miellette Bay
Tue 17th Jan Rocquaine - the Great Northern Diver rescued from a fishing net in L'Eree last month, identified by tongue hanging through lower mandible (old injury).
Mon 16th Jan Perelle & Salerie Corner - Black-necked Grebe
Sun 15th Jan Pleinmont - Dartford Warbler. 10.40 Along east side wire fence of BBC (Mabel's) field. Please do not enter field.
Sat 14th Jan Richmond - Water Pipit. 10 am by drain on beach. Pleinmont - Dartford Warbler. 11am In scrub south of TV mast. Pembroke - possible Little Auk. 14.30 Right hand side of bay.
Fri 13th Jan Grande Mare - Jack Snipe. 08.15 From Vazon coast entrance, small pond on rhs.
Thu 12th Jan Bon Port - female Hen Harrier flying west at 10:15
Wed 11th Jan Grandes Havres - Glaucous Gull still present. Belle Greve - Black-necked Grebe
Tue 10th Jan Marais Nord/Vale Marais - Yellow-browed Warbler. 14.45
Sun 8th Jan Marais Nord - Northern race Chiffchaff. This is most likely the Scandinavian race abietinus due to the fact is it so grey but, at the moment, the Siberian race tristis can not be ruled out entirely. Hearing the call/song will help identify it.
Sat 7th Jan Chouet - the Iceland Gull on beach and the Glaucous Gull on rubbish tip this morning.
Fri 6th Jan Grandes Havres - first-winter Iceland Gull. 12:45 Just near outfall where the boats are over wintered. Rousse - 1 sub-adult Glaucous Gull. 13:30 on rock with pole
Tue 3rd Jan Barras Lane - the party of five White-fronted Geese is assumed to be of feral origin as at least one adult is ringed.
Mon 2nd Jan Richmond of Vazon: 1st winter Iceland Gull at 14.45 which then flew toward the Vazon tearooms. Water Pipit at Fort le Crocq
Sun 1st Jan Marais Nord - a Yellow-browed Warbler this morning.
Thu 29th Dec Relatively quiet over Christmas but still plenty of Auks and Kittiwakes offshore. L'Eree - Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Great Crested Grebe. Fort Hommet - Purple Sandpiper. Mt. Herault - Short-eared Owl.
Sun 18th Dec A first-winter Iceland Gull suffering with suspected botulism was picked up at Petit Bot yesterday. Sadly, it died in care this morning.
Sat 17th Dec Chouet - adult Sabine's Gull passed offshore, heading west this morning. Also good numbers of auks (mainly Razorbills), Kittiwakes and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers there.
Sun 11th Dec Grandes Havres area - Great Northern Diver, four Great Crested Grebes, flyover Black-tailed Godwit, up to five Sandwich Terns. Rue Godfrey Quarry - eight Tufted Ducks.
Thu 8th Dec Nothing exceptional to report over the last week but typical winter species, such as grebes and ducks, have been recorded from various bays. Also lots of auks and kittiwakes and still occasional skuas offshore. Male Common Scoter in QE2 Marina at the weekend.
Wed 30th Nov Chouet - Sooty Shearwater. Vazon - Great Northern Diver. West Coast - lots of Auks passing by.
Tue 29th Nov West coast - a few large feeding flocks of Kittiwakes with a few skuas chasing them. Fort le Crocq - 2 male Red-breasted Mergansers flew west.
Tue 22nd Nov West Coast - Water Pipits seen at various sites this week. Claire Mare - 2 Gadwall.
Tue 22nd Nov Jaonneuse - another 3 Greylag Goose past today. With 200 past Jersey this autumn and thousands past various sites in Normandy, these are most likely Swedish birds passing through to winter in Spain.
Tue 15th Nov Scramble Track - Desert Wheatear still present.
Mon 14th Nov Richmond - Water Pipit. Jaonneuse - offshore flock of 17-18 Greylag Geese headed east (probably 'non-feral' birds)
Sun 13th Nov Fort Hommet - a young Red-backed Shrike. Fort le Crocq - a Grey Phalarope off the slipway, plus another past Jaonneuse this morning. Pleinmont - Desert Wheatear still at Scramble Track.
Sat 12th Nov Pleinmont - female Desert Wheatear still present at the Scramble Track.
Fri 11th Nov Pleinmont - DESERT WHEATEAR at the Scramble Track this morning.
Tue 8th Nov Pleinmont - 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail). 09.45 Flew west over the scramble track, then returned to open fields to the east. Has been seen since by several observers.
Fri 4th Nov Rue de Valniquets - 1 Woodlark. 10:00 among a number of Skylarks. Pleinmont - 1 Short-eared Owl (seen at 10:10) near to the camp site
Thu 3rd Nov Fort Saumarez - Pied Flycatcher. Vazon - 2 Swifts. L'Eree - Snow Bunting, Mistle Thrush.
Wed 2nd Nov Snow Buntings at L'Eree and Longue Hougue
Tue 1st Nov Beach opposite Imperial Hotel: Water Pipit at 12.00 with 2 Black Redstarts & 1 Grey Wagtail. Mistle Thrush on Lihou Headland in bare ploughed field.
Mon 31st Oct Colin Best NR / Lihou Headland - Snow Bunting. Mont Herault - Reed Bunting & Lapland Bunting in potato fields.
Sun 30th Oct L'Eree area - Snow Bunting still present but mobile. L'Eree - 3 Mediterranean Gulls
Sat 29th Oct Beach opposite Claire Mare - Snow Bunting. Pleinmont - 12 Common Crossbills passed over camping field.
Fri 28th Oct Mt. Herault - Lapland Bunting still present. L'Eree - 2 Curlew Sandpipers
Wed 26th Oct L'Eree - Adult Yellow-legged Gull on high tide (a different bird has also been seen recently at Vazon)
Tue 25th Oct Mont Herault - Lapland Bunting in potato fields at 12:20. Also Woodlark heard overhead. Claire Mare - Jack Snipe
Late news for Sun 23rd - Snow Bunting at Miellette
Fri 21st Oct Mont Herault - a Woodlark put up from fields but flew East.
Wed 19th Oct Grands Pre - Olive-backed Pipit. 08.30 on lawn 2nd garden RHS, near 1st shed. An Arctic Tern was seen at three locations today - Perelle, Cobo and Grandes Rocques
Tue 18th Oct Olive-backed Pipit at Grande Pre first seen at 12:00 today and then throughout the afternoon to dusk where it appeared to roost. Take the right hand path and it was skulking in shrubs in the first garden you come to (see map in photos section). A Bailiwick first.
Mon 17th Oct Pleinmont - Osprey. 11:30 top of cliffs heading north toward Pezeries, then eastwards along south coast
Sun 16th Oct Pleinmont - a Woodlark seen today.
Sat 15th Oct Mont Herault - 5 Short-eared Owls this morning. Rousse - Yellow-browed Warbler still present. First Fieldfare and Redwings of the autumn recorded.
Fri 14th Oct Rousse - 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at 1550 in bushes by childrens play area
Sat 8th Oct Chouet/Jaonneuse - seawatching 0830-1145 & 1330-1710 : 110+ Great Skua, 30+ Sooty Shearwater, 13+ Arctic Skua, 4 Pomarine Skua.
Fri 7th Oct Perelle - Eider still
Wed 5th Oct Perelle - male Eider this morning
Tue 4th Oct Richmond end of Vazon: 2 Rose-coloured Starlings & fem Red-breasted Merganser
Mon 3rd Oct Richmond end of Vazon: now 2 Rose-coloured Starlings present! Also fem Red-breasted Merganser and Black Tern off there.
Sat 1st Oct Richmond end of Vazon - juv Rose-coloured Starling. Mont Herault - Richard's Pipit. L'Eree - 2 Pectoral Sandpipers still present.
Fri 30th Sep Colin Best NR/Old Aero - 2 Pectoral Sandpipers this lunchtime.
Mon 26th Sep Pulias - Wryneck still
Sun 25th Sep Pelagic - Sabine's Gull, Arctic Skua, Balearic Shearwater, Little Tern, Kingfisher, Arctic Tern, Storm Petrel, Great Skua, Sooty Shearwater.
Sat 24th Sep Lihou Headland - Wryneck still
Fri 23rd Sep Pulias - Wryneck still. L'Eree beach - ad Yellow-legged Gull. [Unfortunately the Claire Mare Pectoral Sandpiper was killed by a cat this afternoon].
Thu 22nd Sep Wrynecks still at Pulias and Lihou Headland.
Wed 21st Sep Pulias - Wryneck in tamarisks
Tue 20th Sep Claire Mare - juv Pectoral Sandpiper still. Trinity - first Siskin of the autumn
Mon 19th Sep Claire Mare - Pectoral Sandpiper.
Sat 17th Sep Paradis - a Wryneck. Portelet - a Coal Tit.
[N.B. - a visitor photo'd a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fort le Marchant on 4th September - a different bird]
Fri 16th Sep Les Tielles - Purple Heron with 4 Grey Herons. Rested on cliff before heading off SE across sea. Cory's Shearwater close in 13:05 heading west.
Thu 15th Sep Trinity - Melodious Warbler trapped this morning. Pleinmont - juvenile Honey-buzzard.
Tue 13th Sep L'Ancresse Golf Course - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still near children's playground to 5.30pm at least. Colin Best NR - Tawny Pipit still.
Mon 12th Sep L'Ancresse Golf Course - Buff-breasted Sandpiper near children's playground. Colin Best NR - Tawny Pipit still.
Sun 11th Sep Colin Best NR - Tawny Pipit at West end of saltmarsh, plus Little Stint, Ruff and Pintail.
Sat 10th Sep Cambridge Park - Osprey south at 1405. Lihou Headland - 1 Wryneck still.
Sun 4th Sep Fort le Marchant - a second Buff-breasted Sandpiper photographed by a visitor
Sat 3rd Sep Claire Mare - Bluethroat trapped and ringed at Claire Mare this morning (not seen since release), also Little Stint there. Wrynecks today at Fort Doyle and Lihou Headland (where a Hippolais was seen this evening which might have been an Icterine - please keep an eye out - was in gorse slope N of tower)
Wed 31st Aug L'Eree - 2 Little Stints. Grand Pre - a Wryneck trapped today.
Mon 29th Aug Pleinmont - Barred Warbler along the path tocamping field, just beyond the tower.
Thu 18th Aug Pleinmont - male Yellowhammer briefly on scramble track at 14:45, flew north and lost to view
Sun 14th Aug Pleinmont - Dotterel still present this morning.
Sat 13th Aug Pleinmont - Dotterel in Mabel's field to 3.30 at least
Sat 6th Aug La Claire Mare - Melodious Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler
Fri 5th Aug Pleinmont - Melodious Warbler and Dartford Warbler this morning
Wed 3rd Aug Grand Pre/Marais - juv Purple Heron seen in reeds today. Hougue Fouque - Black Kite flew East late afternoon.
Tue 2nd Aug Claire Mare - Spotted Crake trapped and ringed at 0530. No news whether it is has showed since.
Thu 28th Jul La Claire Mare - 2 Grasshopper Warblers and Water Rail
Sun 24th Jul Reservoir - Wood Sandpiper
Sat 23rd Jul Seawatching today : 9 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Arctic Skua and 7 Great Skua.
Fri 15th Jul Vale Pond - Green Sandpiper. Fort Hommet - female Black Redstart. Pembroke - Common Scoter still present.
Wed 13th Jul Pembroke - drake Common Scoter.
Thu 7th Jul Fort le Crocq - 12 Mediterranean Gulls today (inc. 9 juvs)
Wed 6th Jul More autumn migrants back: Colin Best NR: Greenshank.
Sun 3rd Jul At least 5 Mediterranean Gulls in L'Eree/Fort le Crocq area
Sat 2nd Jul Few birds moving around: Fermain & St Andrews Church - Honey-buzzard. Fort Le Crocq & Lihou Island: Mediterranean Gull. La Prevote: Black Redstart. Mount Row, SPP: Tawny Owl heard hooting briefly at 23.00. Portinfer: Goosander
Sun 26th Jun Pleinmont - Honey Buzzard mid-afternoon. Ft Grey - flock of 11 Common Buzzards seen today. Also 2 or 3 Hobbys seen.
Mon 13th Jun Pleinmont - Subalpine Warbler still present.
Sat 11th Jun Pleinmont - very elusive male Subalpine Warbler still present in same area mid-morning. Also present this evening when it was ringed. La Passee - male Siskin visiting feeders.
Fri 10th Jun Pleinmont - a male Subalpine Warbler today, in the dense vegetation just north of the furthest west car park - very elusive it seems!
Thu 9th Jun [Sark - Tree Sparrow reported today]
Mon 30th May Female Hen Harrier or Montagu's Harrier flew over Castel Hospital towards Beaucamps 0640hrs. Storm Petrels again from a number of sites and a trickle of late migrants around.
Sat 28th May Many Storm Petrels seen today from the northern coasts in helpful weather conditions.
Wed 25th May Two Honey Buzzards seen today - at Pleinmont and over Deslisle Church.
Wed 18th May Mont Cuet area - a Nightjar reported at dusk this evening (9:15) opposite the driving range.
Mon 16th May Mont Cuet - Yellow-legged Gull trapped during the gull-ringing session.
Sun 15th May Chouet - seawatching for 2 hours in morning; 1 Arctic Skua, 16 Manx Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Storm Petrel (the latter have been seen most evenings this last week)
Tue 10th May Pulias Pond - Black-winged Stilt still present at 10:30
Mon 9th May Pulias Pond - 1 Black-winged Stilt late afternoon.
Thu 5th May Perelle - breeding-plumaged Slavonian Grebe has moved here.
Tue 3rd May Route de Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl. L'Ere - 18 Black-tailed Godwits.
Sun 1st May Claire Mare - male Garganey, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover. L'Eree - Knot. Herm - 1st-year Common Gull. Chouet - 1 Storm Petrel in evening. Other migrants included Ring Ouzels, Whinchat, 2 Hobby, Wood Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and others.
Sat 30th Apr Pleinmont - singing Grasshopper Warbler. Claire Mare - 2 Little Ringed Plovers plus Wood Sandpiper.
Fri 29th Apr Cobo - 1 Kittiwake. Marais Nord - Cuckoo still present.
Thu 28th Apr Claire Mare - Wood Sandpiper.
Tue 26th Apr Rue de la Corderie - Wood Warbler.
Mon 25th Apr L'Eree - Spanish Yellow Wagtail seen again .Rue du Dos d'Ane - Hoopoe flying around large farm this morning. Claire Mare - Greenshank. L'Eree - Richard's Pipit.
Fri 22nd Apr L'Eree - Richard's Pipit flew towards Le Catioroc calling. Pembroke - Red-throated Diver. Chouet - 1st-year Glaucous Gull today.
Wed 20th Apr Both a Black-headed Wagtail (feldegg) at the Claire Mare and a Spanish Yellow Wagtail (iberiae) at L'Eree Shingle Bank were photographed today - both potential first for the island. Also, CM - Greenshank & Wood Sandpiper. Colin Best NR - Black-tailed Godwit. Rohais - another singing Wood Warbler near the chippy.
Tue 19th Apr Claire Mare - 2 Wood Sandpipers still + Greenshank. Jerbourg - Ring Ouzel + Grasshopper Warbler singing. Pleinmont - 2 Blue-headed Wagtails. Marais Nord - Wood Warbler still singing.
Mon 18th Apr Claire Mare/CBNR - 2 Wood Sandpipers on rear pond. Rocquaine - Woodchat Shrike still present.
Sun 17th Apr Rocquaine - Woodchat Shrike still present adjacent to the sea wall. Herm - Ring Ouzel.
Sat 16th Apr Rocquaine - Woodchat Shrike still present this morning in fields behind and adjacent to light industrial site.
Fri 15th Apr Rocquaine - Woodchat Shrike by the seawall opposite the fish factory. Pleinmont - a Hoopoe and Ring Ouzel this morning.
Wed 13th Apr Marais Nord - Wood Warbler singing for last few days. Claire Mare - Green Sandpiper.
Sun 10th Apr Claire Mare/CBNR - 2 Black-winged Stilts this morning at the rear pond along Claire Mare lane (same place as the three last year). Still present this evening.
Fri 8th Apr L'Eree area - Blue-headed Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Slavonian Grebe. Pleinmont - Hen Harrier, Redstart. Marais Nord - Cuckoo.
Thu 7th Apr Pleinmont - Blue-headed Wagtail. Fort Saumarez - male Pied Flycatcher.
Wed 6th Apr Pleinmont - Ring Ouzel. Rue des Bergers - Green Sandpiper. L'Eree Shingle Bank - breeding-plumaged Slavonian Grebe. Rue des Huriaux - Cattle Egret.
Mon 4th Apr Jerbourg - Siberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed. L'Eree - Slavonian Grebe off shingle bank. Pleinmont - 1 Yellow Wagtail.
Sun 3rd Apr Claire Mare - a Purple Heron seen today.
Fri 1st Apr Pembroke - Long-tailed Duck still present. CBNR - Little Ringed Plover.
Wed 30th Mar Mont Cuet - Yellow-legged Gull.
Sat 26th Mar Grande Mare - Purple Heron seen briefly both here and Rue des Bergers this morning. Les Adams - Hoopoe still present in a private garden in this area. Claire Mare - Little Ringed Plover.
Fri 25th Mar Vazon - Black-necked Grebe. L'Eree Old Aero - 2 Ruff. Grande Mare - Green Sandpiper. [Hoopoe seen in a private garden in St. Peters]
Thu 24th Mar Prevote - A Hoopoe, on approach road, 100m after water troughs.
Wed 23rd Mar Old Aerodrome - 1 Ruff. Vale Pond - Garganeys still present. This evening Swallows and Sand Martins arriving from the south.
Tue 22nd Mar Vale Pond - 2 male and 1 female Garganey. L'Ancresse Bay - Long-tailed Duck still present. More Sand Martins in today plus a Swallow.
Tue 15th Mar L'Eree area - 2 Little Ringed Plovers at La Claire Mare and and Richard's Pipit still
Mon 14th Mar L'Eree - yesterday's Tawny Pipit has been re-identified as a Richard's Pipit. It was seen in the large grassy field just NW of 'triangle'.
Sun 13th Mar L'Eree - a Tawny Pipit seen briefly in the grassy field by the 'triangle'. Ruette Julienne, Castel - Cattle Egret still. Grande Mare - Goldeneye still. Jerbourg - first Swallow of the year seen today.
Thu 10th Mar First Wheatears today - Fort Doyle and Pulias.
Wed 9th Mar First Sand Martins today! Keep an eye out for arriving migrants...
Wed 9th Mar First summer migrants today with 5 Sand Martin at Fort Hommet.
Mon 7th Mar Mute Swan still at Havelet and the Cattle Egret now at Rouette Julienne, Castel. [N.B. a Black Vulture was seen near Cap de la Hague, Cherbourg this afternoon - please keep an eye out!]
Sun 6th Mar Havelet - a Mute Swan in the bay.
Sun 20th Feb The long-staying Goldeneye and Long-tailed Duck are still present.
Sat 19th Feb The Cattle Egret is still present in the Rue des Hougues area.
Wed 16th Feb Les Ammareurs - Black-necked Grebe. Grande Mare - female Goldeneye still.
Tue 15th Feb Mont Cuet - ad Yellow-legged Gull. L'Ancresse Bay - 1-w male Long-tailed Duck still.
Sun 6th Feb L'Eree - Black-necked Grebe + 2 Goosander. Foulon - 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers + Siskin.
Sat 5th Feb Fort le Crocq - Purple Sandpiper. Mont Cuet - Yellow-legged Gull.
Fri 4th Feb Rue des Hougues - Cattle Egret still present.
Sat 29th Jan The wandering Cattle Egret is now at Rue des Hougues, St. Andrews. L'Eree - 2 Goosander. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still.
Thu 27th Jan Grandes Havres area - The Pacific Diver was seen again today in Ladies Bay.
Fri 21st Jan Few new arrivals during this week. The Goldeneye and Long-tailed Duck are still at Grande Mare and Pembroke respectively.
Fri 14th Jan Rue des Bergers - Merlin. The Long-tailed Duck at Pembroke, Water Pipit at Richmond Vazon, and Black-necked Grebe at Cobo are all still present.
Tue 11th Jan Baie de Pecqueries - Mute Swan
Mon 10th Jan Grandes Havres - Pacific Diver seen again today. Rue des Morts - Cattle Egret still. Grande Mare - Goldeneye and Pochards still present.
Sun 9th Jan Cattle Egret - Rue des Morts. Rousse - Pacific Diver. Rue Du Presbytere - Waxwing, right of the traffic lights at the top of the hill. Still present at 4pm and 4:30-4:45pm feeding on heavy laden Cotoneaster bush at traffic lights by Castel Church - according to the owner present for its second day and also occasionally feeding in their back garden on Rose Hips
Sat 8th Jan Grandes Havres - Pacific Diver
Fri 7th Jan Vazon - 2 Goosander. At various times during the last week, the Long-tailed Duck, Goldeneye and up to 4 Waxwings have been seen.
Tue 4th Jan L'Ancresse - Short-eared Owl
Sat 1st Jan The Long-tailed Duck, Cattle Egret, Goldeneye and Waxwings have all been seen in the same places today.
Fri 31st Dec Castel - 7 Waxwings briefly this morning by Hotel de Beauvoir, with one bird showing well there all morning.
Thu 30th Dec Castel - 3 Waxwings at Highland Estate still. KGV fields - 4 Waxwings feeding on apples opposite Hotel de Bouvoir. Rue de la Quevillette - Cattle Egret still. Grande Mare - Goldeneye still. Grande Pre - Bittern still. Pembroke - Long-tailed Duck still.
Wed 29th Dec Castel - A single first-winter Waxwing has been present all day at Highland Estate. (walk up the clos, turn right at the 'T' and it has been mainly in the second last garden on the right).
Tue 28th Dec Grand Pre - Bittern showing very well today. St. Andrews/St. Martins - A Cattle Egret in a cow field along Les Varioufs/La Quevillette this afternoon. Pembroke Bay - first-winter male Long-tailed Duck still at East end. [LATE NEWS : 4 Waxwings seen in a garden at Highland Estate, near L'Aumone on Christmas Day]
Sun 26th Dec Pembroke/L'Ancresse Bay - Long-tailed Duck at the East end of the bay this morning.
Sat 25th Dec Vale - a Cattle Egret seen with cows both by La Rochelle Road and also near Cuckoo Lane.
Sat 18th Dec Grande Mare - Goldeneye still present. Chouet - male Eider flew West.
Fri 17th Dec Today Jack Snipes were seen at Grande Mare and Colin Best NR, L'Eree.
Sun 12th Dec Grande Mare - Goldeneye still. Fort le Crocq - 2 Goosanders. Belle Greve Bay - 1 Goosander. Vazon - Water Pipit.
Sat 11th Dec Vale Pond - Bittern this morning.
Fri 10th Dec L'Eree area - 13 White-fronted Geese still, 1 Knot and 3 Curlew Sandpipers. Mont Herault - 1 Lapland Bunting in seaweedy field. Grande Mare - 2 Common Gulls.
Thu 9th Dec Grande Mare - female Goldeneye present. Vazon - Lapland Bunting first seen in between Vazon cafe and the 'Martello' tower on beach side of road, then in small car park area opposite slipway.
Wed 8th Dec La Claire Mare - Bittern at 10.40 this morning
Mon 6th Dec Grandes Havres - 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Goosander. Grandes Rocques - 1 Great Northern Diver.
Sat 4th Dec L'Eree - similar species to yesterday but perhaps less numbers, + Ruff and 13 White-fronted Geese still.
Fri 3rd Dec L'Eree area - 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Knot, 5 Goosander, plus lots of 'winter' wildfowl and waders. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit. Belle Greve Bay - 3 Knot. Bordeaux - Common Gull.
Thu 2nd Dec L'Eree area - lots of wildfowl with the 12 White-fronted Geese still present, 5 Goosander and 13 Gadwall. Lots of Lapwings moving through island today with some Golden Plovers also.
Wed 1st Dec L'Eree area - 1 Avocet (on beach), 12 White-fronted Geese (prob. wild birds?), 10 Gadwall, 1 Ruff. Grandes Havres - 1 Slavonian Grebe & 1 Common Gull. Vazon - 2 Common Gull.
Sun 28th Nov Belle Greve Bay - Red-breasted Merganser & Great Northern Diver. Vazon - Water Pipit. Also the cold weather has brought flocks of Siskin, Teal and Lapwings to the island, amongst others.
Fri 26th Nov Trinty - Lesser Whitethroat trapped today. Possibly Siberian race blythi
Sun 21st Nov Report of 8 swans flying from the TV mast towards Icart Point this morning at 0750
Sat 20th Nov Les Ammareurs - Black-throated Diver. Jerbourg - Short-eared Owl. Bordeaux - Common Gull.
Fri 19th Nov L'Ancresse Bay - Red-throated Diver. Fort le Crocq - Lapland Bunting.
Tue 16th Nov Trinity Cott, Pleinmont - Yellow-browed Warbler ringed. In last couple of days, 1000's of Woodpigeons migrating south over the island.
Sun 14th Nov Claire Mare - Grey Phalarope on back pond, plus Black-tailed Godwit.
Sun 7th Nov A report of 3 White Storks over Landes du Marche at 1530.
Wed 3rd Nov Lihou Island - Snow Bunting & Wheatear. Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still.
Mon 1st Nov Claire Mare - Pintail. Pleinmont - Hobby.
Sun 31st Oct L'Eree Old Aero - 3 Spoonbills in afternoon, also seen over La Corbiere. Pleinmont - Yellow-browed Warbler (Vau de Monel) & Snow Bunting (Pezeries). Corbiere - ringtail Hen Harrier then later over Jerbourg. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit.
Fri 29th Oct Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still - it may well have settled in for the winter.
Wed 27th Oct Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup. 53 Skylark over Mt Herault.
Mon 25th Oct Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup. Pleinmont - Lapland Bunting. Route De Sous L'Eglise: Woodlark.
Sun 24th Oct Various sites - small numbers of Brambling. Pleinmont - Ring Ouzel and Merlin. Jerbourg - good numbers of common migrants. REMINDER - please keep on recording the commoner autumn migrants, eg thrushes, larks, pipits etc. They often get overlooked when submitting records!
Sat 23rd Oct Fort le Crocq - 1 Water Pipit
Fri 22nd Oct Pezeries - Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 at junction of Rue de la Mare & La Folie. Mont Herault - 2 Woodlark
Thu 21st Oct Mount Row - Hawfinch - 1 briefly in a garden then flew to Havilland Hall. Pleinmont - Yellow-browed Warbler in Vaux de Monel.
Mon 18th Oct Claire Mare - 1 Pintail
Sun 17th Oct Pleinmont - Richard's Pipit, 2 Redpoll & 2 Lapland Bunting (plus a variety of other uncommon migrants).
Fri 15th Oct Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark still present (near the Fort). Sous L'Eglise - Great Spotted Woodpecker. Grand Pre - Redstart. Rue de la Boullerie - Brambling.
Thu 14th Oct Claire Mare - Snow Bunting. Pleinmont - Merlin, Ring Ouzel, Brambling. Mount Row - Hobby.
Sun 10th Oct Havilland Hall - a Bee-eater sp. seen briefly flying over here.
Sat 9th Oct Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark still. Old Aerodrome - Grey Phalarope still. Pleinmont/Mont Herault - 2 Snow Bunting, Short-eared Owl, 4 Ring Ouzel. Talbot - Honey Buzzard. Les Ammareurs - Arctic Skua.
Fri 8th Oct Party of 7 Spoonbills flying from Fort le Crocq to Fort Saumarez/Lihou - 9:35
Wed 6th Oct Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark on flat area by top car park to early afternoon at least. L'Eree Old Aero - Grey Phalarope still.
Tue 5th Oct Old Aerodrome - Grey Phalarope this afternoon
Sun 3rd Oct La Corbiere - a report of a female Red-backed Shrike today in this area. (The sandpiper at Pulias is probably a Common.)
Fri 1st Oct Pulias - the sandpiper pictured right has been identified by some people on the internet as Spotted Sandpiper. This has yet to be confirmed and hopefully the bird will be there tomorrow.
Sat 25th Sep seawatching from Jaonneuse/Chouet - 8 Sooty, 5+ Manx and 6+ Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Arctic and 10+ Great Skuas, 2+ Common Scoter.
Wed 22nd Sep Lihou - 3 Lapland Buntings on the east side of the island. Le Long Cavaleux - 1 Ortolan Bunting calling from weedy field, then flew off NE. Vazon (North End) - 1 Curlew Sandpiper
Mon 20th Sep L'Ancresse - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on golf course. Pulias - Curlew Sandpiper still present.
Sun 19th Sep Pelagic Trip - 3 Sooty Shearwaters, c.10 Storm Petrels, 2 Great Skuas.
Sat 18th Sep seawatch from Jaonneuse - 1 Sooty & 3 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Arctic & 1 Great Skua.
Fri 17th Sep Seawatching off Jaonneuse - 24 Sooty & 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic & 5 Great Skuas.
Thu 16th Sep L'Ancresse - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Airport - Merlin.
Wed 15th Sep L'Ancresse - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still. Fort Doyle - Lapland Bunting along shingle/path towards Fort le Marchant. Les Tielles: 4 Lapland Buntings.
Tue 14th Sep L'Ancresse - Buff-breasted Sandpiper still in same spot on golf course.
Mon 13th Sep Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on middle of 5th hole this morning 07:35-07:50. Pulias Headland - 3 Lapland Buntings showing very well this morning.
Sun 12th Sep L'Ancresse Golf Course - a Buff-breasted Sandpiper late afternoon (was on 5th fairway). Portinfer - 1 Lapland Bunting. Lihou Headland - 1 Wryneck still. L'Eree area - Knot & Black-tailed Godwit. Belle Greve Bay - 7 Mediterranean Gulls. Seawatching from Jaonneuse - 3 Sooty & 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua.
Sat 11th Sep Pulias beach - Curlew Sandpiper. Grandes Havres - Black-necked Grebe. Lihou Headland - Wryneck. Albecq - Hobby.
Fri 10th Sep Lihou Headland - 2 Wrynecks today at lunchtime.
Thu 9th Sep Lihou (L'Eree) Headland - Wryneck still present (possibly 2). Grandes Havres - Black-necked Grebe just off Vale Pond car park.
Tue 7th Sep Lihou Headland - 1 Wryneck above South beach.
Sun 5th Sep An Osprey spent some time in the L'Eree/Perelle area around lunchtime. Fermain - Honey Buzzard. Port Soif - Curlew Sandpiper. Pleinmont - a large pipit (Richard's/Tawny) seen briefly.
Sat 4th Sep Lihou Headland (L'Eree) - Wryneck & Pied Flycatcher.
Fri 3rd Sep Pleinmont - a Quail seen at the Scramble Track this morning.
Thu 2nd Sep Claire Mare - an Osprey over this morning and then over L'Eree a couple of hours later. Pleinmont - Wryneck still present.
Wed 1st Sep Pleinmont - Wryneck still present (on clifftop by camouflaged gun)
Tue 31st Aug Pleinmont - Redstart, Wryneck and Ortolan Bunting (Scramble Track area). Airport - Merlin. Petit Bot - Hobby.
Mon 30th Aug Pleinmont - Dotterel on clifftop turf just beyond Mabel's field.
Sun 29th Aug Seawatching from Jaonneuse - 3+ Balearic and 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 8+ Arctic and 7+ Great Skuas, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Sat 28th Aug Seawatching from Jaonneuse - 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua. Colin Best NR - 1 Little Ringed Plover. L'Eree Shingle Bank - 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Sun 22nd Aug Vazon - 3 Knot. Claire Mare/CBNR - 1 Ruff & 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Fri 20th Aug Black Storks - the three birds seen again mid-morning over Rue Mainguy, then drifted NE and went low over Oatlands towards Vale, but not reported since. Claire Mare - Wood Sandpiper.
Thu 19th Aug This evening 3 Black Storks were seen in flight between 5 and 6 pm in the area between KGV playing fields and Barras Lane fields.
Mon 16th Aug Claire Mare - Aquatic Warbler trapped and ringed at 0630.
Sun 15th Aug Jaonneuse/Chouet - 4 Great Skua & 60+ Black-tailed Godwit past. Jerbourg - 2 Tree Pipit. Belle Greve Bay - 5 Mediterranean Gulls.
Fri 13th Aug Jaonneuse - 19 Manx, 3 Sooty & 1 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Common Scoter, 3 Black Terns.
Thu 12th Aug Jaonneuse - 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty & 8 Balearic Shearwaters. La Hougette -1 Hobby.
Wed 11th Aug Jaonneuse - 2 Balearic Shearwaters. 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Med Gulls at various sites.
Tue 10th Aug Jaonneuse - 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater.
Mon 9th Aug Fort Hommet - 2 Green Sandpipers.
Sun 8th Aug Pelagic Trip - 20 Storm Petrels, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Great Skuas, 20 Common Terns. Claire Mare - Black-tailed Godwit.
Tue 3rd Aug Miellette - Grasshopper Warbler + 8 Common Sandpipers. Mont Cuet Tip - Yellow-legged Gull. Green Sandpipers at Claire Mare and Rue des Bergers.
Thu 29th Jul Chouet - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, plus 1 Balearic Shearwater past.
Sun 25th Jul Rue des Bergers - Green Sandpiper
Fri 23rd Jul Mont Arrive - probable Hen Harrier over
Tue 20th Jul Saumarez Park - 8+ Crossbills. Rue de la Boullerie - 1 Crossbill over.
Mon 19th Jul Vale Pond - Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank & Green Sandpiper.
Sat 17th Jul Four Crossbills flying over Rue des Grons towards pines at the Villette Hotel
Fri 16th Jul Colin Best NR - 1 Black-tailed Godwit. Claire Mare - 1 Green Sandpiper. Various Med Gulls dotted along coasts.
Thu 15th Jul Vale Pond - Greenshank. Chouet - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls.
Wed 14th Jul Vale Pond - 1 Greenshank. Claire Mare - 1 Green Sandpiper. Vazon - 2 Mediterranean Gulls.
Sun 11th Jul Vazon - 1 adult and 3 juv Mediterranean Gulls
Sun 4th Jul Pleinmont - Up to 30 Crossbills present today. Reservoir - Cuckoo.
Fri 2nd Jul Fauxquets Valley - Black Kite over late afternoon, flew towards Reservoir.
Thu 1st Jul Rocquaine - a Hooded Crow frequenting gardens in the Fort Grey area today. Pleinmont - 14 Crossbills in pines by camping field. Also 2 Crossbills over Rue de la Boullerie this morning. Reservoir - Hobby.
Sun 27th Jun Pleinmont - Honey Buzzard west over Fort Pezeries. Rue des Bergers - Cuckoo.
Sat 26th Jun Pleinmont - flock of c.22 Crossbill over Trinity. A few sightings of Honey Buzzards around the centre of the island today. Claire Mare - 1 Green Sandpiper.
Wed 23rd Jun Miellette - a Tawny Pipit today (where the geese usually are)
Tue 22nd Jun Vale Pond - 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Fri 18th Jun Claire Mare - an Osprey over Claire Mare heading towards Reservoir earlier today.
Fri 11th Jun Colin Best NR - 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Wed 9th Jun Catioroc - 1 Cuckoo.
Wed 2nd Jun Claire Mare - 3 Black-winged Stilts on pond at rear of reserve, plus 9 Spoonbill over this evening.
Mon 31st May Les Vauxbelets - 1 Hobby.
Sat 29th May Les Ammarreurs - 3rd yr Yellow-legged Gull. Chouet - 3 Storm Petrel, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Puffin, 1 Kittiwake.
Mon 24th May Talbot Valley - as many as 4 Golden Orioles calling around the bottom of the valley early morning.
Sun 23rd May Pleinmont - a Nightingale singing at the camping field.
Sat 22nd May Fauxquets Valley - male Golden Oriole briefly this morning, plus a Hobby. L'Eree area - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper.
Fri 21st May Baubigny, St Sampsons - Bee-eater at 1845 but just briefly. Herm - 2 Knot. Jaonneuse - flock of 10 Common Scoter.
Thu 20th May Grande Mare - Lesser Whitethroat. Vazon - 8 Sanderling.
Wed 19th May Marais Nord area - Cuckoo calling.
Tue 18th May Mont Herault - Rook still present.
Sun 16th May Mont Herault - Rook still present (in horse paddock at end of approach road this morning).
Fri 14th May St. Andrews Reservoir - Golden Oriole late morning. Mont Herault - Rook. Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark briefly but not since.
Thu 13th May Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark
Wed 12th May Claire Mare - Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper on rear pool.
Mon 10th May Lihou Headland (at L'Eree) - male Serin singing this afternoon.
Sun 9th May Pleinmont - Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, Redstart. Claire Mare - Black-tailed Godwit.
Sat 8th May Pleinmont - Wood Warbler, Redstart & 2 Lesser Whitethroats. Claire Mare - Black-tailed Godwit. Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull.
Reservoir - 3 Common Sandpipers.
Fri 7th May Claire Mare - Honey Buzzard in off sea this afternoon. Lihou Headland - 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. Pembroke - ad Yellow-legged Gull. Pulias - male Whinchat. Valniquets - Lesser Whitethroat still singing.
Thu 6th May Claire Mare - drake Garganey on rear pond. Valniquets - male Lesser Whitethroat singing.
Mon 3rd May Pleinmont - a male Serin singing at the top of vaux de monel this afternoon. Rue des Bergers - Black-tailed Godwit. Claire Mare - Spoonbill still present.
Sun 2nd May Claire Mare - a male Grey-headed Wagtail present for a short time this morning (the Scandinavian race of Yellow Wagtail). Also Spoonbill still present.
Sat 1st May Claire Mare - a Spoonbill present this morning.
Fri 30th Apr Airport - one Golden Plover today.
Thu 29th Apr L'Eree Shingle Bank - Greenshank + 2 Bar-tailed Godwits.
Tue 27th Apr L'Eree Shingle Bank - a Stone Curlew today.
Mon 26th Apr Jaonneuse - Short-eared Owl at dusk. Pleinmont - Ring Ouzel, Cuckoo, Hobby. Lihou - Ring Ouzel.
Sun 25th Apr Les Beaucamps - Honey Buzzard over. Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull.
Sat 24th Apr Pleinmont - 8 Ring Ouzel, 1 Whinchat & male Serin at Scramble Track. Herm - Grasshopper Warbler & 2 Ring Ouzels.
Fri 23rd Apr L'Eree - many wagtails on Shingle Bank, with up to 50 Whites and 30 Yellows (plus the mystery wagtail). Pleinmont area - Hobby, 2 Ring Ouzels, Mistle Thrush, Redstart, Swift. The Mute Swan has reappeared off Lihou Island. Mont Herault - 1 Rook. Les Tielles - 4 Ring Ouzels.
Thu 22nd Apr Fort le Crocq - a Mute Swan early afternoon. Vale Pond - Green Sandpiper. Talbot V. - Greenshank over, plus one at L'Eree. Lots of White Wagtails in L'Eree area (please look out for an unusual dark-headed bird which is of interest).
Wed 21st Apr L'Eree - a Blue-headed Wagtail. Pleinmont - male Pied Flycatcher & 1 Ring Ouzel. Many Wheatears, White Wagtails and other migrants in today. Mont Cuet - ad Yellow-legged Gull.
Mon 19th Apr Marais Nord - Swift. Prevote - Turtle Dove. Pleinmont - Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart & 3 Ring Ouzels.
Sun 18th Apr Pleinmont - Osprey flew North at 1730, 6+ Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel and other migrants. Rue de la Ronde Cheminee - male Ring Ouzel. Vale Pond - Greenshank.
Sat 17th Apr Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl, 2 Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush. Marais Nord - Cuckoo.
Fri 16th Apr Pleinmont - Hoopoe this morning just south of Mabel's Field. Mont Cuet - ad Yellow-legged Gull.
Thu 15th Apr Pleinmont - 4 Ring Ouzels + 1 Short-eared Owl. Mont Cuet Tip - 1st-yr Glaucous Gull still.
Wed 14th Apr Pleinmont - 6 Ring Ouzels
Tue 13th Apr Pleinmont - 2 male Ring Ouzels. Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still present.
Sun 11th Apr Pleinmont - male Yellowhammer. A few Green Sandpipers seen today. Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still.
Fri 9th Apr Pleinmont - 2 Redstart & Firecrest. Herm - Cetti's Warbler & Garden Warbler.
Thu 8th Apr Old Aerodrome - Little Ringed Plover still in front of hide overlooking Colin Best fields. Also 100+ Meadow Pipits & 40 White Wagtails. Mont Cuet - Glaucous Gull. Jerbourg - Garden Warbler. Ft Hommet - Redstart. Good numbers of Willow Warblers island wide.
Wed 7th Apr Influx of migrants island wide. L'Eree - Yellow Wagtail & Little Ringed Plover. Miellette - Sedge Warbler & Whitethroat.
Tue 6th Apr Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still.
Mon 5th Apr Grande Mare -1 Lesser Scaup still. Pezeries - 2 Whimbrel. Herm - 3 male Ring Ouzel, Marsh Harrier & a diver sp. by Jethou which may have been the Pacific.
Sun 4th Apr Track Marais - the Crane is still present. Chouet - 2 Balearic Shearwater past today. Herm - Snowy Owl still present. Track Marais - 2 Redstart, 1 Reed Bunting.
Fri 2nd Apr L'Eree - Crane still present this morning but flew inland at 11-ish, then went East over Les Effards, St. Sampsons at 1230, then seen near The Track in the afternoon. Claire Mare - male Garganey at the back of reserve. Snowy Owl roosting in pines above Belvioir, Herm at 1830.
Thu 1st Apr L'Eree Aerodrome - a Crane on the grass close to the back of the Claire Mare.
Mon 29th Mar Cobo - 10 Common Terns this morning. La Capelle (island off Claire Mare) - 1st-yr Glaucous Gull this evening. Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still. Fort Hommet - Richard's Pipit still. [N.B. - The Snowy Owl seen and photographed on Herm during weekend].
Sun 28th Mar Perelle - Pacific Diver relocated here this morning. Fort Hommet - Richard's Pipit. Cobo Bay - Red-necked Grebe.
Sat 27th Mar Reservoir - a Stone Curlew this afternoon in fields between middle arm and western arm of the Reservoir. L'Eree - Yellow-legged Gull + Merlin this evening.
Fri 26th Mar Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still present.
Thu 25th Mar Fort Saumarez - 4 Firecrest.
Wed 24th Mar Claire Mare - Willow Warbler singing. L'Eree Shingle Bank - 2 Black-necked & 3 Slavonian Grebes seen off there today. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still. There have been tens of Sand Martins and a few Swallows passing through today.
Tue 23rd Mar Mont Cuet - Glaucous Gull again. L'Eree - Common Sandpiper. Merlins seen at Grand Pre, L'Eree and Lihou.
Mon 22nd Mar Pulias - Snow Bunting briefly. Mont Cuet - Yellow-legged Gull.
Sun 21st Mar Le Guet - Snowy Owl. Lihou - Ring Ouzel and Swallow.
Fri 19th Mar Lihou - Snowy Owl still. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still. Mont Cuet Tip - 1st-winter Glaucous Gull + ad Yellow-legged Gull. Migrants today included Swallows at Perelle and Claire Mare, plus widespread Wheatears.
Thu 18th Mar Mont Cuet landfill - first-winter Glaucous Gull and Yellow-legged Gull.
Wed 17th Mar Longfrie - Osprey flew over northwards. Lihou - Snowy Owl still. Pulias - Richard's Pipit still present. Colin Best NR - first Sand Martins today.
Tue 16th Mar Snowy Owl, Richard's Pipit and Water Pipit all still present.
Mon 15th Mar Lihou - Snowy Owl still present. Pulias - Richard's Pipit still present in large field between car parks. Snow Bunting on sea wall by the slipway near the Claire Mare.
Sun 14th Mar Lihou - Snowy Owl present again, on rocks just off the Priory.
Sat 13th Mar Lihou - the Snowy Owl was seen for an hour late morning just south of the priory. Jaonneuse - Wheatears present.
Fri 12th Mar Jaonneuse - 1 Wheatear. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still. Track Marais - Reed Bunting.
Thu 11th Mar Vale Pond - Cattle Egret reported in a field with cows at the back of the pond
Wed 10th Mar Pulias - Richard's Pipit still present.
Tue 9th Mar Mont Cuet - 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull
Mon 8th Mar Pulias - Richard's Pipit still present this afternoon.
Sun 7th Mar Pulias - Richard's Pipit seen again this morning. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still. Fort le Crocq - 1 Water Pipit still.
Fri 5th Mar Pulias Headland - a Richard's Pipit this afternoon. L'Eree Shingle Bank - 1 Wheatear. Mont Cuet Tip - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls today. L'Eree Bay - 7 Slavonian Grebes.
Thu 4th Mar Lihou - presumably the same as last year's bird, a Snowy Owl was seen today.
Tue 2nd Mar Pembroke - a Snow Bunting seen today.
Mon 1st Mar Marais Nord - 1 Raven overhead.
Sun 28th Feb Two 1st-winter Glaucous Gulls this morning - one at Chouet and one at Barras Lane fields. Mont Cuet Tip - Yellow-legged Gull again. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup with 12 Tufted Duck. Old Aerodrome - Mistle Thrush & 4 Gadwall still.
Sat 27th Feb Track Marais - 1 Reed Bunting.
Fri 26th Feb Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup still present. L'Ancresse - adult Mediterranean Gull.
Wed 24th Feb Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaups today.
Sun 21st Feb Chouet - Glaucous Gull reported again today. Belle Greve Bay - Snow Bunting again on grass by Bulwer Avenue.
Sat 20th Feb Belle Greve Bay - Snow Bunting at Bulwer Avenue end. Chouet - adult Yellow-legged Gull on tip this morning.
Fri 19th Feb Chouet - Glaucous Gull again on rubbish tip. Colin Best NR at L'Eree - Ruff still present.
Tue 16th Feb Mont Cuet Landfill - Glaucous Gull seen again. Claire Mare - Ruff at back of reserve.
Mon 15th Feb Colin Best NR - Ruff. Pembroke - Great Northern Diver. Grandes Rocques - Slavonian Grebe.
Sun 14th Feb Mont Cuet - the Glaucous Gull seen again this morning apparently. Belle Greve Bay - Great Northern Diver + Slavonian Grebe.
Sat 13th Feb Mont Cuet Landfill - 1st-winter Glaucous Gull this morning.
Thu 11th Feb Belle Greve Bay - Common Gull.
Wed 10th Feb Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still. Omptolle - Purple Sandpiper.
Mon 8th Feb Pezeries - Common Sandpiper.
Sun 7th Feb Baubigny - a Turtle Dove in trees by the Prison access road. Port Grat - probable sighting of the Pacific Diver distantly off there today. Rousse - Black-necked Grebe. L'Ancresse - Black-throated Diver. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup. Cobo - Common Sandpiper again.
Fri 5th Feb Grand Pre - Bittern heard today. Cobo beach - a Common Sandpiper.
Wed 3rd Feb Port Grat - Black-necked Grebe.
Mon 1st Feb Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still present. Reservoir - a Chestnut Teal seen today (an escape)
Sat 30th Jan Grandes Havres - Great Northern Diver
Thu 28th Jan Grande Mare - Lesser Scaup still.
Wed 27th Jan Grand Pre - Bittern seen again. Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup.
Mon 25th Jan La Coutanchez - a Bittern seen by a garden pond. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaups again today.
Sun 24th Jan Grand Pre - Bittern seen from hide. L'Ancresse - Black-throated Diver.
Sat 23rd Jan Talbot Valley - Great Spotted Woodpecker. Grandes Havres - 2 Great Northern Diver. Belle Greve Bay - Slavonian Grebe. KGV playing fields - Mistle Thrush. Old Aerodrome - Black-tailed Godwit. Various Marsh Harrier sightings.
Fri 22nd Jan Rousse - 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull at 11:50. L'Ancresse - Black-throated Diver.
Wed 20th Jan Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still present. Reservoir - 2 Pochard still.
Tue 19th Jan Les Padins, near Reservoir - a Bittern seen on the grass. Old Aerodrome - Black-tailed Godwit still present.
Sun 17th Jan Claire Mare - Bittern seen at back of reserve. Old Aerodrome - Black-tailed Godwit. Grandes Havres - Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe and Black-necked Grebe. Paradis - 7 Gadwall. Reservoir - 2 Pochard.
Sat 16th Jan Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup, 2 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall. At least 5 Mistle Thrushes seen around the island today.
Fri 15th Jan Grand Pre - Bittern and 2 Woodlark over this morning. Claire Mare - Bittern. Reservoir - 2 male Pochards. Chouet Landfill - near-adult Yellow-legged Gull. Les Amarreurs - Black-necked Grebe.
Thu 14th Jan One or more Bitterns seem to be roving around the island - there have been reports today of birds flushed at Les Sages, Torteval and at Les Rouvets. Port Grat - Pacific Diver. Chouet - Black-necked Grebe.
Wed 13th Jan Still lots of winter birds around - e.g. in fields at Rue du Marais, Castel today were 460+ Lapwing, 500+ Redwing, 500+ Fieldfare, 50+ Skylark, Mistle Thrush, 3 Gadwall. Pulias - Avocet flew south.
Tue 12th Jan Reservoir - Bittern seen on road at back of Reservoir this morning. L'Eree - Black-tailed Godwit on Old Aerodrome.
Mon 11th Jan Pleinmont - 2 Woodlark, 130+ Skylark, 1 Merlin, 1 Jack Snipe.
Sun 10th Jan Pulias - Pacific Diver in bay opposite pond today. Vale Pond - Avocet. Grandes Havres - Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes & Great Northern Diver. L'Eree - Avocet (presumed same as above), 7 Gadwall, 90 Wigeon. Rue des Bergers - 7 Gadwall.
Sat 9th Jan Grande Mare - a Bittern flushed from beside central track (by 6th green), with a Ruff, Mistle Thrush, 2 Gadwall and one Lesser Scaup there. Grandes Havres - Pacific Diver again today. L'Eree - Avocet still on saltmarsh. Colin Best NR - 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Fri 8th Jan Grandes Havres - Pacific Diver still present. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup still plus 2 Gadwall & Mistle Thrush.
Thu 7th Jan There were 4 Woodlarks this morning near Rue des Bergers, in a field at the corner of Sous les Jardins lane. L'Eree Old Aerodrome - 1 Avocet, a few Common Gulls & 2 Pintail this morning. Rousse - Pacific Diver seen again. Lots of Lapwing, Fieldfare, Redwing and Skylark at the moment.
Wed 6th Jan Port Grat - Pacific Diver reported there between 12.40 and 13.00. Grandes Havres - Pacific Diver again this morning, ranging all around the bay. Also 2 Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver.
Tue 5th Jan Grandes Havres - no definite sign of the Pacific Diver today despite searching. Note that as well as the 2 Great Northern Divers there was also a 'normal' Black-throated Diver in the bay today. Also a Great Skua seen in same area today.
Mon 4th Jan Grandes Havres - The diver with the 2 Great Northern Divers was present again today and is a probable PACIFIC DIVER. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest you do!
Sun 3rd Jan Grandes Havres - 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sandwich Terns.
Sat 2nd Jan Rousse - 2 Great Northern Divers & 1 Black-throated Diver. L'Eree - 1 Knot. Pezeries - 1 Whimbrel.
Fri 1st Jan Jaonneuse - 4 Long-tailed Ducks past this morning. Fort le Crocq - Red-breasted Merganser.
Thu 31st Dec Claire Mare - 2 Gadwall.
Wed 30th Dec Grandes Havres - both Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver at high tide.
Mon 28th Dec Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit. Vazon - Slavonian Grebe.
Fri 25th Dec St. Martins - A Jay flew over Le Hurel around midday, disappearing towards Moulin Huet.
Thu 24th Dec L'Eree - 4 Gadwall, c.250 Lapwing & c.50 Golden Plover on Aerodrome, Slavonian Grebe off Shingle Bank. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup + Pochard. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit.
Wed 23rd Dec Airport - Common Gull in fields at West end.
Tue 22nd Dec Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup and male Pochard, + 3 Buzzards.
Mon 21st Dec L'Eree Old Aerodrome - 4 Gadwall & 100 Lapwing. Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup.
Sun 20th Dec Reservoir - male Pochard in East arm. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup still.
Thu 17th Dec Rousse - Great Northern Diver
Wed 16th Dec Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup still. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still.
Sat 12th Dec Town Harbour - Great Northern Diver. Reservoir - 6 Tufted Ducks.
Fri 11th Dec Vazon - 2 Common Gulls. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaups.
Thu 10th Dec Fort Pezeries - Great Northern Diver offshore.
Wed 9th Dec Paradis Quarry - 2 Gadwall. Fort Doyle - Great Northern Diver. Pulias - 8 Black Redstarts.
Sun 6th Dec Cobo - Little Gull. Pulias - 7 Black Redstart. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup.
Sat 5th Dec Clos des Pecqueries - a Richard's Pipit this morning in grassy field by black cinder track just to south of the houses. Les Gravees, SPP - Merlin over. Reservoir - one Lesser Scaup.
Fri 4th Dec Seawatching from Jaonneuse today - 7 Arctic Skuas, single Black-throated and Great Northern Divers, 4 Common Scoter, numerous Kittiwakes & Razorbills. Reservoir - one Lesser Scaup and 2 Tufted Ducks. Black-throated Divers at Port Grat and Perelle. Belle G Bay - Great Northern Diver.
Thu 3rd Dec Seawatching from the northern headlands today - 1 Leach's Petrel, 1 petrel sp., 2 skua sp., 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater plus many Kittiwake. Grande Mare - 2 Lesser Scaup still + Merlin in area.
Wed 2nd Dec Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still present. Reservoir - one Lesser Scaup in East arm.
Sun 29th Nov Grande Mare - 1 Lesser Scaup there today. Claire Mare - Merlin plus Marsh Harrier. Town Harbour - Red-breasted Merganser + Great Northern Diver still present.
Sat 28th Nov Town Harbour - Red-breasted Merganser and Great Northern Diver still present.
Fri 27th Nov Town Harbour - Red-breasted Merganser + Great Northern Diver.
Wed 25th Nov Red Lion Beach - 2 Mediterranean Gulls (ad + 1st-w). Grande Mare - at least one Lesser Scaup still.
Mon 23rd Nov Grande Mare - the 2 Lesser Scaups back on Golf Course lakes this afternoon.
Sun 22nd Nov The 2 Lesser Scaups have moved to St. Saviours Reservoir this afternoon, and have been seen in the East arm.
Sat 21st Nov Grande Mare - the two ducks have been identified as Lesser Scaups and were still present today. L'Eree - Lapwing & 2 Wigeon.
Fri 20th Nov Grande Mare - 2 Scaup present still (ID still being investigated)
Tue 17th Nov Grande Mare - Scaup still present on small lake (note there is some debate over the ID)
Mon 16th Nov Grande Mare - juvenile Scaup still present today.
Sun 15th Nov Grande Mare - 2 Swallows and juvenile Scaup on lake.
Fri 13th Nov Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit still present.
Mon 9th Nov Fort le Crocq - Merlin
Sun 8th Nov Seawatching from Chouet - 0730 to 1140 : 2 Great Northern Divers, 8 Manx, 2 Balearic & 1 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Great & 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Common Gulls, 400+ Kittiwakes. Jerbourg - 5 Woodcock at dusk.
Sat 7th Nov Blue Mountains - 4 Black Redstart.
Fri 6th Nov L'Eree Bay - adult Great Northern Diver. Also, a wrecked Great Northern Diver was released at the Reservoir today.
Mon 2nd Nov L'Eree - an Arctic Tern over the headland this afternoon.
Thu 29th Oct Jerbourg ringing site - a Yellowhammer amongst many finches and a few buntings there (please view only from paths, do not enter field)
Wed 28th Oct Pleinmont - grounded migrants included c.1000 Fieldfare, c.300 Redwing and a Ring Ouzel.
Tue 27th Oct Pleinmont - a Woodlark flew over Fort Pezeries this morning.
Mon 26th Oct Les Effards - Red-throated Pipit flew over SW at 1230.
Sun 25th Oct Pleinmont - Pied Flycatcher in Valniquets.
Fri 23rd Oct Pleinmont - Yellow-browed Warbler at Pezeries. Fort le Crocq - Water Pipit seen again.
Thu 22nd Oct Vazon - Snow Bunting seen in 'surfer's' car park early morning.
Wed 21st Oct St. Peters - a Woodcock new in today.
Sun 18th Oct Rue de la Boullerie, St. Andrews - a Red Kite flew West at 1625. Pleinmont - counts here included 3 Ring Ouzel, 10 Firecrest, 20 Siskin, 6 Brambling, 1 Dartford Warbler. Icart - 2 Ring Ouzel.
Sat 17th Oct Visible migration today with Redwings, Skylarks, Fieldfares noted heading over. Also Black Redstarts at Fort Hommet and St. Andrews.
Fri 16th Oct Fort le Crocq - a Water Pipit by the slipway at lunchtime. Pleinmont - 3 Ring Ouzel.
Thu 15th Oct Fort Hommet - Black Redstart, 22 Skylarks and a redhead Goosander flew NE. Trinity, Pleinmont - 1 Crossbill again.
Wed 14th Oct Le Guet - 1 Crossbill flew off NE. Pleinmont - 1 Crossbill Trinity. Arrival of Redwings last night with flocks of 100+ today. Rocquaine - 1 Merlin.
Sun 11th Oct Seawatch, 2hrs from Jaonneuse - 16 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Common Scoter. Icart - 1 Ring Ouzel.
Sat 10th Oct Pleinmont area - Whinchat & Dartford Warbler.
Fri 9th Oct Old Aerodrome - 3 Spoonbills this morning but flew off South at lunchtime. Pleinmont - 1 Dotterel briefly.
Sun 4th Oct Jaonneuse - 3 hr seawatch in a.m. - 1 Pomarine Skua, 9 Sooty, 9 Balearic + 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua.
Thu 1st Oct Reservoir - 2 Wigeon.
Sun 27th Sep A Wryneck in a St. Peter Port garden. [N.B. the Siberian Stonechat could not be found today]
Sat 26th Sep Pleinmont - Siberian Stonechat late afternoon, to right of road just past Mabel's Field [2nd Guernsey record].
Thu 24th Sep Herm - Wryneck seen in NW corner.
Wed 23rd Sep Chouet - 3 Barn Owls hunting in evening including one showing characters of Dark-breasted Barn Owl.
Mon 21st Sep L'Eree Old Aero - Ruff. Fort le Marchant - Lesser Whitethroat.
Sun 20th Sep Bordeaux - Wryneck in area with pines. Herm - 2 Wrynecks, Short-eared Owl. L'Eree - Pied Flycatcher. Pleinmont - Lesser Whitethroat. Plenty of Redstarts seen today.
Sat 19th Sep Pleinmont - Wryneck just SE of TV mast field, plus Ortolan Bunting again, Whinchats, Redstart, Golden Plovers. Rue de la Boullerie, SA - Honey Buzzard over midday.
Fri 18th Sep Pleinmont - Ortolan Bunting at Scramble Track.
Wed 16th Sep Vale Pond - Black-tailed Godwit. Claire Mare - Ruff.
Sun 13th Sep Mont Herault - a Richard's Pipit in various grassy fields early afternoon. Also in Pleinmont area today - Hobby, Redstart, Black Redstart. Herm - a Wryneck in SW corner of island.
Sat 12th Sep Pleinmont - Ortolan Bunting. L'Eree - 2 Knot on beach + Golden Plover on Aerodrome. Grande Mare Lake - ad Yellow-legged Gull. Mount Row - Redstart & Spotted Flycatcher.
Fri 11th Sep Grande Mare Lake - Black-tailed Godwit. Fort Doyle - 6 Whinchat.
Mon 7th Sep Saumarez Park - a Honey Buzzard circling with 6 Common Buzzards early afternoon.
Sun 6th Sep Pulias - Spotted Flycatcher. Pleinmont - Whinchat.
Sat 5th Sep Jaonneuse seawatch 0700-1100 and 1610-1710 : 106 Manx, 23 Sooty and 7 Balearic Shearwaters, 30 Arctic and 16 Great Skuas.
Fri 4th Sep Jaonneuse/Chouet seawatching this morning - 5 Sooty Shearwaters & a Great Skua
Tue 1st Sep Fauxquets - 1 dark Honey Buzzard this evening.
Mon 31st Aug Fauxquets - 2 pale Honey Buzzards. Pleinmont - The Woodchat Shrike still present this evening (with a second bird reported from there at 5 pm). Fort le Marchant - Lesser Whitethroat.
Sun 30th Aug Pleinmont - Woodchat Shrike still present today.
Sat 29th Aug Pleinmont - juvenile Woodchat Shrike in area east of the scramble track, immediately west of clay pigeon range. Also Long-eared Owl and Whinchat there. Seawatch off Jaonneuse : 10 Sooty and 1 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Arctic Skua and probable Leach's Petrel.
Sun 23rd Aug Pied Flycatchers at Pleinmont & Fort Saumarez. [A very large raptor flew from L'Eree towards Pleinmont early afternoon.]
Sat 22nd Aug Claire Mare - 2 Honey Buzzards over early morning.
Fri 21st Aug Pezeries - Pied Flycatcher. Rue des Bergers - Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Thu 20th Aug Cobo - 6 Med Gulls.
Wed 19th Aug Grand Pre - Pied Flycatcher.
Tue 18th Aug Claire Mare - Nightingale trapped at the ringing station.
Mon 17th Aug Fort Doyle - Whinchat.
Sun 16th Aug Pleinmont - Melodious Warbler in Mabel's Cottage area. Fort Doyle - Wryneck and a large pipit sp.
Fri 14th Aug Pulias - 2 Tree Pipits. Baie des Pecqueries - 1 Greenshank. Vale Pond - 1 Greenshank.
Wed 12th Aug 2 Balearic, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper at Jaonneuse. Fort Saumarez - Pied Flycatcher.
Mon 10th Aug Jerbourg - 3 Quail were flushed from a private field this morning but have not been seen since.
Sun 9th Aug Jaonneuse Pt. - 2 Black Terns past this morning.
Sat 8th Aug Chouet - Seawatch 05:38 to 08:00 - 10 Grey Phalarope, 3 Great Skua, 5 Balearic + 1 Sooty Shearwater. Pleinmont - Short-eared Owl, Redstart, Sedge Warbler, 2 Turtle Dove.
Fri 7th Aug Claire Mare - Little Ringed Plover. Chouet - two hrs seawatching this evening : 2 Great + 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Balearic + 4 Manx Shearwaters, c.260 Common/Arctic Terns.
Mon 3rd Aug Pleinmont - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Green Sandpiper. L'Ancresse Common - the Snowy Owl was reported here in the morning.
Sat 1st Aug Belle Greve Bay - ad Little Gull early afternoon. Both Wheatears and Willow Warblers arriving back in island at moment.
Fri 31st Jul Two Honey Buzzards today - over Mount Row at 1145 and over Les Effards at 1435. Green Sandpipers - two at Rue des Bergers and one over Rue de la Boullerie, St. Andrews. The Fan-tailed Warblers still at Port Soif.
Tue 28th Jul A Black Kite reported by a visitor at a road kill in St. Saviours.
Mon 27th Jul Vazon - one Knot present today.
Sun 26th Jul Top of Talbot Valley - Honey Buzzard seen. Rue des Bergers - Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Sat 25th Jul Pleinmont - ringtail Hen Harrier
Fri 24th Jul Saumarez Park - Snowy Owl seen in a large Pine beyond the play area from around 6pm.
Thu 23rd Jul A few returning migrants today with Whimbrel, Wheatear and Common Sandpiper reported.
Wed 22nd Jul Lihou - Snowy Owl seen again today.
Sun 19th Jul St. Martins Point - 7 Manx Shearwaters past.
Fri 17th Jul Belle Greve Bay - 5 Med Gulls
Mon 13th Jul Vale Pond - 2 Common Sandpipers
Thu 9th Jul Grandes Havres - 1 Med Gull.
Wed 8th Jul Vale Pond - 1 Common Sandpiper. Fort le Crocq - 3 Manx Shearwaters.
Mon 6th Jul Grandes Havres - 1 Med Gull.
Sun 5th Jul Belle Greve Bay - 3 Med Gulls. Claire Mare - Black-tailed Godwit & Green Sandpiper. Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still.
Tue 30th Jun Prevote - 7 Manx Shearwaters past offshore.
Mon 29th Jun The Spoonbill has moved to the Vale Pond.
Sun 28th Jun Claire Mare - A Spoonbill present late morning & Green Sandpiper.
Chouet - a young Cuckoo.
Fri 26th Jun Les Vauxbelets - a Red Kite over the Little Chapel mid-morning.
Fauxquets - female Hen Harrier & Great Spotted Woodpecker in afternoon. Claire Mare - Green Sandpiper.
Thu 25th Jun Airport - 3 Lapwings
Mon 22nd Jun Lihou - Snowy Owl present in afternoon
Sun 21st Jun Pleinmont - Snowy Owl seen late afternoon.
Sun 14th Jun Fauxquets Valley - 2 adult and a juvenile Buzzard today indicating successful breeding at last. Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still.
Sun 7th Jun Confirmation today that a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers have bred at a site on the outskirts of St. Peter Port - which is (as far as I know) the first breeding record for the island.
Sat 6th Jun The Fan-tailed Warblers and Snowy Owl still present
Fri 5th Jun Lihou - Snowy Owl still present
Wed 3rd Jun Icart - a Hobby.
Tue 2nd Jun An unseasonal male Siskin in a St. Sampsons garden.
Sat 30th May Kings Mills - Honey Buzzard over today. Hobby over St. Andrews.
Thu 28th May Lihou - Snowy Owl still present.
Tue 26th May A male Black-headed Bunting visiting feeders in a garden near Doyle Monument, Jerbourg this morning (present since Sunday).
[Snowy Owl still on Lihou on Sunday]
Mon 25th May Fauxquets - singing Firecrest. Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still present. [Painted Ladies still passing through in heavy numbers this morning but slowed down a lot in the afternoon]
Sun 24th May Havilland Hall - 2 male Golden Orioles early morning, plus a Great Spotted Woodpecker. [a massive influx of Painted Ladies today with spot-counts suggesting in excess of 50,000 insects flying North through the island today].
Sat 23rd May The wandering Snowy Owl was seen off St. Martins Point in the evening today.
Fri 22nd May Le Villocq - Hobby today
Wed 20th May Le Villoq, Castel - a Black Kite drifted over at about 1230. In the evening an Osprey near Talbot Valley.
Mon 18th May Herm - the Snowy Owl has been seen on the beaches and islets off Herm both today and on 13th May.
Fri 15th May Grand Pre - a Purple Heron present today. Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still.
Wed 13th May Rocquaine - Curlew Sandpiper below Imperial. Pleinmont - Whinchat. Claire Mare - 2 Greenshank.
Tue 12th May Vazon - 1 Knot
Sun 10th May Grand Pre - Bittern still present.
Sat 9th May Jerbourg - Coal Tit trapped today.
Thu 7th May Snowy Owl still present on Lihou
Mon 27th Apr Old Aerodrome - Little Ringed Plover. Lots of Whimbrel and a few more Swifts arrived today.
Sun 26th Apr Mount Row, SPP - Honey Buzzard over West today. L'Eree Shingle Bank - 2 Blue-headed Wagtails.
Sat 25th Apr The elusive second Snowy Owl was found at the Reservoir late morning at 10:45 and took up residence in a ploughed field along the lane opposite Mont Varouf School. Fan-tailed Warblers still present at Port Soif. L'Eree Sh. Bank - 4 Bar-tailed Godwit & 12 Whimbrel. Grande Mare - Cuckoo calling today.
Wed 22nd Apr Fort Doyle - Hoopoe still present.
Tue 21st Apr Fort Doyle - Ring Ouzel. Talbot Valley - Hen Harrier & Swift.
Mon 20th Apr There were Grasshopper Warblers at Grandes Rocques and Fort Hommet this morning.
Sun 19th Apr Fort Doyle - 2 Redstart and Hoopoe seen at 1130. Fort le Marchant - 8 Ring Ouzels. Fort Hommet - 2 Redstart. Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still. Rue des Hougues, SA - Blue-headed Wagtail.
Sat 18th Apr Fort le Marchant - a Hoopoe present late morning, moving to Fort Doyle early afternoon, where there was also Lesser Whitethroat and 2 or 3 Redstart. Pleinmont - Redstart.
Fri 17th Apr Grand Pre - Bittern calling again late afternoon.
Pleinmont - Dotterel (Mont Herault), 3 Ring Ouzels, Fieldfare, Golden Plover & Grasshopper Warbler.
Wed 15th Apr Pleinmont - 1 Ring Ouzel. Lihou Headland - 1 Ring Ouzel.
Vale Pond - 3 Common Sandpipers & a Green Sandpiper.
Tue 14th Apr Pleinmont - 6 Grasshopper Warblers, Merlin, Redstart and 60 Wheatears. Fort le Crocq - 2 Whimbrel.
[The Lihou Snowy Owl was still present over the Easter weekend and one was reported on Herm last Wednesday. A satellite-tagged Osprey named 'Nimrod' was migrating over Jethou at midday yesterday - click here for details]]
Sun 12th Apr A Red Kite flew over Baubigny at about 4:20, and was also seen over Camp du Roi and the Heritage Walk nature trail, before going SW over Pleinmont at 4:50.
Grand Pre - the Bittern showed well from the hide.
Sat 11th Apr This afternoon, an Osprey through the North of the island.
Fri 10th Apr Claire Mare - Sedge Warbler, House Martin + other hirundines.
Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still present.
Thu 9th Apr Marais Nord - Sedge Warbler singing
Mon 6th Apr Lihou - Snowy Owl still present (also Alderney bird still present on 3rd April). Fan-tailed Warbler still at Port Soif.

Sun 5th Apr Les Tielles - an Osprey flew East along south coast early morning. Pleinmont - a Rook seen today.

Sat 4th Apr The Snowy Owl visited Pleinmont in the evening.
Pleinmont - a male Redstart at Chatsworth.
[Snowy Owl still present on Alderney]
Fri 3rd Apr Grand Pre - a Bittern flushed from near the pond.
Chouet - Yellow-legged Gull
[Snowy Owl apparently still present last Saturday on Lihou]
Thu 2nd Apr Mont Cuet Tip - adult Yellow-legged Gull
Tue 31st Mar Track Marais - Jack Snipe
Mon 30th Mar
Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still present.
Small Swallow passage today up west coast.
Fri 27th Mar Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still present.
Wed 25th Mar Saumarez Park - G S Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Swallow
Sun 22nd Mar Port Soif - Fan-tailed Warblers still present. Fort Hommet - 2 Purple Sandpipers. Moulin Huet - G S Woodpecker drumming.
Sat 21st Mar Port Soif - a pair of Fan-tailed Warblers showing very well this morning in the rough ground between the football pitches and the main road. The male singing regularly. Also a Short-eared Owl past there at 2 o'clock.
Fri 20th Mar Port Soif - a Fan-tailed Warbler was present today in the bramble scrub by the road, between the football pitches and the Grandes Rocques Hotel. Possibly another bird present.
Guernsey Water site in St. Andrews (Bests Brickfield) - a Hoopoe seen this morning.
Thu 19th Mar Pembroke - adult Common Gull
Sun 15th Mar Fort Hommet - large flock of 12 Purple Sandpipers. Albecq - 1 Common Sandpiper. Cobo - 1 Purple Sandpiper + 1st-w Med Gull. Marais Nord area - female G S Woodpecker.
[NB - Snowy Owl seen at Beaucamps again on 9th March]
Fri 13th Mar Migrants were in today with a few Wheatear and Sand Martins along the coast, plus 2 Swallows at Pleinmont and a House Martin at Lihou Headland. Snowy Owl still on Lihou.
Rook -  Rue des Hougues, STA [H04]  -  10/11/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Rook - Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] - 10/11/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Lapland Bunting -  Fort Le Crocq [FLC]  -  8/11/2017  -  © Mike Cunningham
Lapland Bunting - Fort Le Crocq [FLC] - 8/11/2017 - © Mike Cunningham

Brambling -  Rue des Hougues, STA [H04]  -  7/11/2017  -  © Albert Harvey
Brambling - Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] - 7/11/2017 - © Albert Harvey

Hawfinch -  Rue de Valniquets [RDV]  -  19/10/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Hawfinch - Rue de Valniquets [RDV] - 19/10/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Red-breasted Flycatcher -  Pezeries [PEZ]  -  15/10/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Red-breasted Flycatcher - Pezeries [PEZ] - 15/10/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Snow Bunting -  Select location  -  9/10/2017  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Snow Bunting - Select location - 9/10/2017 - © Rod Ferbrache

Long-tailed Skua -  Jaonneuse [JAO]  -  5/10/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Long-tailed Skua - Jaonneuse [JAO] - 5/10/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Ruff -  Claire Mare  -  12/9/2017  -  © Mike Cunningham
Ruff - Claire Mare - 12/9/2017 - © Mike Cunningham

Buff-breasted Sandpiper -  Colin Best NR [CNR]  -  11/9/2017  -  © Anthony Loaring
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Colin Best NR [CNR] - 11/9/2017 - © Anthony Loaring

Honey Buzzard -  Select location  -  26/8/2017  -  © Anthony Loaring
Honey Buzzard - Select location - 26/8/2017 - © Anthony Loaring

Great Skua -  Pelagic [PEL]  -  14/8/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Great Skua - Pelagic [PEL] - 14/8/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Yellow-legged Gull -  Pelagic [PEL]  -  14/8/2017  -  © Mark Guppy
Yellow-legged Gull - Pelagic [PEL] - 14/8/2017 - © Mark Guppy

Rose-coloured Starling -  Portinfer [POR]  -  11/8/2017  -  © Wayne Turner
Rose-coloured Starling - Portinfer [POR] - 11/8/2017 - © Wayne Turner

Great Shearwater -  Chouet Hide [CHH]  -  26/7/2017  -  © Andy Marquis
Great Shearwater - Chouet Hide [CHH] - 26/7/2017 - © Andy Marquis

Great Shearwater -  Chouet Hide [CHH]  -  26/7/2017  -  © Andy Marquis
Great Shearwater - Chouet Hide [CHH] - 26/7/2017 - © Andy Marquis

Cuckoo -  Rue des Bergers [BER]  -  3/7/2017  -  © Anthony Loaring
Cuckoo - Rue des Bergers [BER] - 3/7/2017 - © Anthony Loaring

Turtle Dove -  Rue du Felconte, SPI  -  24/5/2017  -  © Jamie Hooper
Turtle Dove - Rue du Felconte, SPI - 24/5/2017 - © Jamie Hooper

Dotterel -  Rue des Hougues, STA [H04]  -  11/5/2017  -  ©  Rockdweller
Dotterel - Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] - 11/5/2017 - © Rockdweller

Spotted Flycatcher -  Pleinmont [PLE]  -  8/5/2017  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Spotted Flycatcher - Pleinmont [PLE] - 8/5/2017 - © Rod Ferbrache

Pied Flycatcher -  Colin Best NR [CNR]  -  6/5/2017  -  © Andy Marquis
Pied Flycatcher - Colin Best NR [CNR] - 6/5/2017 - © Andy Marquis

Little Ringed Plover -  Colin Best NR  -  5/5/2017  -  © Adrian Bott
Little Ringed Plover - Colin Best NR - 5/5/2017 - © Adrian Bott

Whitethroat -  Pleinmont [PLE]  -  3/5/2017  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Whitethroat - Pleinmont [PLE] - 3/5/2017 - © Rod Ferbrache

Grasshopper Warbler -  Les Vicheris [VI3]  -  29/4/2017  -  © Dave Andrews
Grasshopper Warbler - Les Vicheris [VI3] - 29/4/2017 - © Dave Andrews

Marsh Sandpiper -  Longis Pond  -  26/4/2017  -  © Paul James
Marsh Sandpiper - Longis Pond - 26/4/2017 - © Paul James

Mute Swan -  Shingle Bank  -  23/4/2017  -  ©  Rockdweller
Mute Swan - Shingle Bank - 23/4/2017 - © Rockdweller

Mute Swan -  Shingle Bank  -  23/4/2017  -  ©  Rockdweller
Mute Swan - Shingle Bank - 23/4/2017 - © Rockdweller

Black-winged Stilt -  Les Vauxbelets [VAX]  -  18/4/2017  -  © J. Naftel
Black-winged Stilt - Les Vauxbelets [VAX] - 18/4/2017 - © J. Naftel