Alderney Birds - Monthly Summaries
2017

These are records that have been entered by observers and it
should be noted that these have not necessarily been authenticated.


Little Grebe Longis Pond: 3 on 1st (JDH);
Manx Shearwater : 1 on 2nd May [southwest coast] (PKV/CMV); Chateau a l'Etoc: 3 on 1st May [Heading west about 1/2 mile out] (JDH); Clonque Bay: 5 on 6th May [Heading north in evening] (JH/APL/DS/KJ); Giffoine: 6 on 6th May (Ds/Jh/kj/Apl); 3 on 6th May (APL/JH/DS / KJ);
Grey Heron Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 22nd May (PKV/CMV);
Shelduck Longis Bay: 1 on 28th May (JH/JW); Saye Bay: 1 on 26th May (JH/AIB);
Mallard Platte Saline: 8 on 30th May [Female adult + 7 chicks] (SAR);
Shoveler Longis Pond: 1 on 25th May [Male] (JDH);
Common Scoter Clonque Bay: c.18 on 6th May [Heading north in evening] (JH/APL/DS/KJ);
Red Kite Alderney Airport: 1 on 28th May [and later seen at barrackmasters lane] (PKV/CMV); Essex Hill: 1 on 28th May [0810HRS] (JW/JDH/JH);
Marsh Harrier Alderney Airport: 1 on 14th May (JH); Fort Albert: 1 on 3rd May (JDH);
Sparrowhawk Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 22nd May (PR/0); Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 28th May (PKV/CMV);
Buzzard Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); Giffoine: 1 on 16th May (SAR); Longis Common: 1 on 30th May [Tatty. On ground being harrased by crows ] (SAR); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 1 on 11th May (PKV/CMV);
Osprey Clonque Bay: 1 on 1st May (LLL);
Kestrel Alderney Airport: 1 on 31st May (SAR); Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 10th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); Longis Common: 2 on 4th May (PKV/CMV);
Hobby Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 28th May (PKV/CMV);
Peregrine Clonque Bay: 1 on 21st May (JH); Essex Farm: 2 on 5th May (JDH); Essex Hill: 1 on 2nd May (PKV/CMV); 2 on 10th May (PKV/CMV);
Grey Partridge Alderney Airport: 1 on 7th May (PKV/CMV);
Oystercatcher Platte Saline: 7 on 16th May (SAR); 8+ on 30th May (SAR); 7 on 31st May (SAR);
Ringed Plover Saye Bay: 8 on 10th May (JDH);
Sanderling Platte Saline: 1 on 14th May (AF); 7 on 21st May (JH); 7 on 22nd May (PKV/CMV); 4 on 30th May (SAR); 4 on 31st May (SAR); Saye Bay: 2 on 10th May (JDH);
Dunlin Longis Bay: 6 on 18th May (JDH); Platte Saline: 2 on 22nd May (PKV/CMV); Saye Bay: 5 on 10th May (JDH);
Black-tailed Godwit Clonque Bay: 1 on 14th May (AF/0);
Bar-tailed Godwit Braye Bay: 1 on 12th May (JH); Longis Bay: 2 on 4th May (JDH);
Whimbrel Longis Bay: 3 on 1st May (JDH); 1 on 10th May (JDH); 1 on 11th May (JDH); 3 on 13th May (JDH); 1 on 18th May (JDH); 2 on 28th May (JH/JW); Mannez Quarry: 1 on 4th May (PKV/CMV);
Common Sandpiper Longis Bay: 1 on 27th May (JDH);
Turnstone Longis Bay: 2 on 28th May (JH/JW/JDH);
Lesser Black-backed Gull Crabby Bay: 185 on 28th May (JH/JDH);
Herring Gull Crabby Bay: 70 on 28th May (JH/JDH);
Yellow-legged Gull Crabby Bay: 1 on 28th May (JH/JDH);
Royal Tern Fort Houmet Herbe: 1 on 16th May (JH); Longis Bay: 1 on 15th May (JH/JDH);
Common Tern Saye Bay: 35 on 31st May [nesting on houmet des pieds] (PKV/CMV);
Puffin Giffoine: 12 on 7th May [Plus] (APL /JH/DS/KJ); 12 on 7th May (Ds/Apl/Jh/kj);
Turtle Dove Mannez Quarry: 1 on 12th May (JH/JDH);
Cuckoo Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 18th May (JH); Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 28th May (PKV/CMV); Mannez Quarry: 1 on 7th May [Calling] (Ds/Pkv/Chv); Rose Farm, Alderney: 1 on 20th May (MA);
Nightjar Rose Farm, Alderney: 1 on 14th May (JH/AIB);
Swift : 100 on 5th May (PKV/CMV); Essex Farm: 4 on 4th May (JDH); 6 on 5th May (JDH); Longis Common: 10 on 4th May (JDH); 9 on 5th May (JDH); 6 on 5th May (APL /JH/DS/KJ); 6 on 27th May (AIB); 1 on 27th May (AIB); Longis Pond: 3 on 1st May (JDH); Mannez Garenne: 12 on 4th May (JDH/JH); Mannez Quarry: 200 on 4th May (PKV/CMV);
Great Spotted Woodpecker Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 6th May (Ds);
Skylark Alderney Airport: 1 on 7th May (APL /JH/DS/KJ); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 3 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); 2 on 23rd May (PKV/CMV);
Swallow : 20 on 28th May (PKV/CMV); Essex Hill: 200 on 3rd May (PKV/CMV); Giffoine: 5+ on 30th May (SAR); 10+ on 31st May (SAR);
House Martin Longis Bay: 23 on 11th May (JDH); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 6 on 28th May (PKV/CMV);
Tree Pipit Bibette Head, Alderney: 1 on 10th May (JDH);
Meadow Pipit Giffoine: 3+ on 30th May (SAR); 4+ on 31st May (SAR); Longis Common: 4+ on 30th May (SAR);
Yellow Wagtail Alderney Airport: 2 on 21st May (DC); Fort Albert: 15 on 4th May (PKV/CMV); Longis Common: 8 on 2nd May [Single flock passing over] (JDH); 30 on 4th May (JDH); 15 on 6th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 11th May (JDH); 1 on 14th May (JDH); 2 on 29th May (JDH); Longis Pond: 1 on 1st May (JDH); 8 on 9th May (JRW);
Yellow Wagtail (flavissima) Longis common: 3 on 13th May (JDH); Longis Common: 1 on 18th May (JDH);
Yellow Wagtail (Black-headed) Longis Common: 1 on 6th May (PKV/CMV);
White Wagtail (alba) Fort Tourgis: 3 on 15th May (JH/JDH);
Wren Giffoine: 4 on 16th May (SAR);
Dunnock Fort Houmet Herbe: 1 on 18th May (SAR); Giffoine: 3+ on 16th May (SAR); 1 on 18th May (SAR); 3+ on 30th May (SAR); 4 on 31st May (SAR);
Nightingale Newtown: 1 on 22nd May (PR); Rose Farm, Alderney: 1 on 20th May (MA);
Whinchat Longis Common: 1 on 4th May (JDH); 1 on 8th May [female] (JDH); 2 on 9th May [male and female] (JH/JDH);
Stonechat Essex Hill: 2 on 10th May [breeding] (PKV/CMV); Longis Common: 1 on 16th May (SAR); Mannez Garenne: 1 on 31st May (SAR); Tourgis Hill: 2 on 31st May [Male and female] (SAR);
Wheatear Alderney Airport: 1 on 14th May (JH/AIB); Braye Bay: 1 on 21st May (JH); Clonque Bay: 1 on 8th May (JDH); Fort Tourgis: 1 on 15th May (JH/JDH); Longis Common: 15 on 3rd May [13 female 2 male] (JDH); 3 on 4th May (JDH); 3 on 5th May (JDH); 7 on 8th May (JH); 2 on 9th May (JH/JDH); Longis common: 2 on 13th May (JDH); Longis Common: 2 on 14th May (JDH); 3 on 18th May (JDH); 2 on 20th May (JDH); 1 on 21st May (JH); 2 on 21st May (JDH); 1 on 23rd May (JDH); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 3 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); Tourgis Hill: 1 on 28th May (JH/JDH); 2 on 30th May (JH); Whitegates, Alderney: 3 on 10th May (JDH); 1 on 12th May (JH); 2 on 16th May (SAR);
Dartford Warbler : 2 on 28th May [possibly with young] (PKV/CMV); Essex Hill: 1 on 2nd May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 7th May (JH/APL/DS/KJ); 1 on 10th May [male ringed] (PKV/CMV); Giffoine: 1 on 28th May (PKV/CMV); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 1 on 28th May (PKV/CMV);
Whitethroat : 20 on 28th May (PKV/CMV); Essex Hill: 10 on 10th May [breeding] (PKV/CMV); Giffoine: 4 on 16th May [singing] (SAR); Mannez Garenne: 4 on 31st May (SAR);
Wood Warbler Val de la Bonne Terre: 1 on 7th May (Ds/Apl/Kj/jh);
Spotted Flycatcher Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 5th May (APL /JH/DS/KJ); 1-2 on 5th May (JH/APL/DS/KJ); 1 on 10th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 11th May (PKV/CMV); Longis Pond: 1 on 18th May (JH/JW/JDH); Telegraph Tower, Alderney: 1 on 11th May (PKV/CMV);
Carrion Crow Longis Common: 2 on 30th May (SAR);
Hooded Crow Giffoine: 1 on 12th May (JH); Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 5th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 5th May [In crow flock] (JH/APL/DS/KJ);
Raven Essex Hill: 4 on 2nd May (PKV/CMV); 5 on 3rd May [2 adults with 3 young] (PKV/CMV); 2 on 10th May (PKV/CMV); Giffoine: 6 on 23rd May (PKV/CMV);
Serin Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 2nd May [singing in garden] (PKV/CMV); 1 on 3rd May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 4th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 5th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 5th May [Singing male] (JH/APL/DS/KJ); 1 on 6th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 7th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 8th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 9th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 10th May (PKV/CMV); 1 on 20th May [singing male] (JDH); 1 on 22nd May (PKV/CMV);
Greenfinch Giffoine: 1 on 16th May (SAR); 1 on 18th May (SAR); 2 on 30th May (SAR); 2 on 31st May (SAR); Mannez Garenne: 2 on 31st May (SAR);
Siskin Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 22nd May (PR/0);
Linnet Giffoine: 3 on 30th May (SAR);