Guernsey Birds - Monthly Summaries
2018

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


Little Grebe Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 1 on 19th (JDH);
Manx Shearwater Chouet: 4 on 20th Jul [All single birds.] (RJM/LT); hermetier (Rat's Island): 3 on 3rd Jul [Sitting in the water - 1 immature] (AE); Pleinmont: 80+ on 7th Jul (AH/APL);
Balearic Shearwater Pleinmont: 250+ on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C); est.50 on 5th Jul [In three rafts of Manx] (JH); 10 on 7th Jul (AH/APL); 10 on 7th Jul [Part of a raft of mixed Shearwaters, heat haze making ID difficult.] (APL/AH);
Gannet Chouet: 44 on 20th Jul [Al west ] (RJM/LT); Jaonneuse: 25+ on 20th Jul (RJM/LT); Little Russell: 2 on 3rd Jul [Circling over a patch of water] (AE); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: +30 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Cormorant Fort Doyle: 1 on 11th Jul [Flyover] (RJM/LT); Lihou Island: 20 on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH); Perelle: 2 on 6th Jul (PJW);
Shag Lihou Island: 10 on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 4 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Little Egret Catioroc: 2 on 6th Jul (PJW); Claire Mare: 2 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); 2 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); Colin Best NR: 2 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); L'Eree: 1 on 19th Jul (WRT); Lihou Island: 5 on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 2 on 19th Jul (JDH); Salerie Corner: 1 on 9th Jul (ADM);
Grey Heron Colin Best NR: 7 on 15th Jul (PJW); 4 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); L'Eree: 1 on 5th Jul (WRT); 1 on 19th Jul (WRT); La Capelle Dom Hue: 5 on 6th Jul (PJW); Lihou Island: 2 on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 1 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 2 on 4th Jul [Flew north east calling at 19:55 hrs] (WRT); Vale Pond: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C);
Shelduck Fort Saumarez: 11 on 16th Jul [All adults.] (RJM/LT); Houmet Paradis Island: 2 on 1st Jul (KC); Lihou Island: 10 on 7th Jul (PJW);
Teal Claire Mare: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT);
Mallard Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 5 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Marsh Harrier Claire Mare: 1 on 19th Jul [Female] (NP);
Sparrowhawk Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 11th Jul [Flew under harden arch and down over chicken run.. No birds on feeders!!] (PJW); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 7th Jul [male.] (APL); Rue des Landes, Forest: 1 on 4th Jul [In the chase 20:50 hrs] (WRT);
Buzzard Forest Road: 2 on 11th Jul (Pjv/Jev); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 2 on 19th Jul (JDH); Vale Pond: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C);
Kestrel Chouet: 3 on 7th Jul (AH); Colin Best NR: 1 on 16th Jul [Juvenile.] (RJM/LT); La Corniche: 1 on 10th Jul (NP); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 2 on 13th Jul [Flew over together] (WRT/TRT); Vale Pond: 2 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C);
Hobby Rocquaine: 1 on 10th Jul [Flew south along the ridge btn Le Coudre and Valniquets at 07:45 hrs] (WRT); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 10th Jul [North along ridge at 16:30 hrs] (WRT/TRT);
Peregrine Les Vardes, SPP: 3 on 4th Jul [1 Immature - feeding the young on the side of the quarry] (AE); Richmond [RIC/VAZ]: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT);
Pheasant Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 5 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Water Rail Claire Mare: 1 on 19th Jul [Swimming fr.one reed bed to another!] (NP); Saumarez Park: 1 on 5th Jul [running across the road] (AE);
Moorhen Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 2 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Coot Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 3 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Oystercatcher Fort Doyle: 4 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Haute Banque: 10 on 6th Jul (PJW); Jaonneuse: 2 on 10th Jul (PJW); L'Eree: 18 on 19th Jul [Total at water's edge (AM)] (WRT); La Capelle Dom Hue: 50+ on 6th Jul (PJW); Lihou Island: 100+ on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 40 on 19th Jul (JDH); Perelle: 50+ on 6th Jul (PJW); Richmond [RIC/VAZ]: 24 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); Salerie Corner: 3 on 9th Jul (ADM);
Ringed Plover Fort Hommet: 1 on 1st Jul (JB/AS);
Whimbrel Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 14th Jul (AJB); 2 on 17th Jul (AJB); Grandes Rocques: 1 on 18th Jul [over West] (MPL); L'Eree: 1 on 10th Jul [Feeding AM] (WRT); La Capelle Dom Hue: 30+ on 6th Jul [Put as we kayaked around Capelle] (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 5 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Curlew Fort Le Crocq: c.40 on 17th Jul (AJB); Houmet Paradis Island: 16 on 1st Jul (KC); L'Eree: 1 on 19th Jul (WRT); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 6 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rocquaine: 4 on 2nd Jul [Roosting on rocks below The Imperial Hotel] (WRT); Shingle Bank: 6 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT);
Greenshank Shingle Bank: 1 on 16th Jul [Flyover calling] (RJM/LT); Vale Pond: 1 on 4th Jul [walking about through the reeds] (AE); 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C);
Mediterranean Gull Belle Greve Bay: 2 on 2nd Jul [Adults] (DJRA); 1 on 3rd Jul (NP); 5 on 5th Jul [inc.1 Imm.] (NP); 2 on 9th Jul (PJW); 13 on 10th Jul (Pjv/0); 27 on 10th Jul [Roosting on the high tide with Black headed gulls] (MAG); 3 on 11th Jul [Adult] (APL); 50 on 19th Jul [14.00 on high tide roost] (MAG); Chouet: 1 on 20th Jul [Adult west early a.m.] (RJM/LT); Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 1st Jul [Adult] (AJB); 1 on 15th Jul [Juvenile. Possibly Vazon bird.] (AJB); Fort Saumarez: 2 on 16th Jul [Both juveniles.] (RJM/LT); Grandes Rocques: 3 on 16th Jul [1 ad 2 juv] (MPL); Havelet Bay: 3 on 3rd Jul (NP); 4 on 10th Jul [Inc.1 Imm.] (NP); L'Eree: 1 on 12th Jul [Juvenile at water's edge (AM)] (WRT); 4 on 13th Jul [1 x adult (with metal ring right leg), 3 x juvenile (AM)] (WRT); 18 on 15th Jul [13 juveniles and 5Adults] (MAG); 4 on 16th Jul [1 Adult & 3 juveniles.] (RJM/LT); 2 on 17th Jul (AH/MH); 5 on 19th Jul [All juveniles at water's edge (AM)] (WRT); Little Russell: 2 on 19th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 6 on 19th Jul (JDH); Richmond [RIC/VAZ]: 2 on 4th Jul [Adults] (RJM/LT); Richmond: 2 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Rocquaine: 1 on 12th Jul [Adult on beach in front of The Imperial (AM)] (WRT); Salerie Corner: 17 on 9th Jul [Mostly adults] (ADM); Vazon: 1 on 14th Jul [Ad. Richmond end.] (AJB); 1 on 15th Jul [Juvenile] (JB/AS/AB); 1 on 15th Jul [Juvenile at Richmond end.] (AJB/et al); 2 on 18th Jul [Juv. & 1st S. at Richmond end.] (AJB);
Little Gull Jaonneuse: 1 on 20th Jul [13:30hrs Adult west close in.] (RJM/LT); 1 on 20th Jul [Adult west 1:30p.m.] (LT/RJM);
Black-headed Gull Albecq: 1 on 1st Jul (PJW); Fort Hommet: 2 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Fort Saumarez: 22 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); Haute Banque: 8 on 6th Jul (PJW); Havelet: 8 on 16th Jul (PJW); Houmet Paradis Island: 1 on 1st Jul (KC); Jaonneuse: 7 on 10th Jul (PJW); 6 on 20th Jul (RJM/LT); L'Eree: 15 on 2nd Jul [Flock] (WRT); c12 on 3rd Jul [Including two juveniles] (WRT); 15 on 11th Jul [14 x adult, 1 x juvenile] (WRT); 16 on 12th Jul [All adults] (WRT); 85 on 13th Jul [Incl. c.6 juveniles (AM)] (WRT); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 39 on 19th Jul (JDH); Picquerel: 50+ on 10th Jul (PJW); Richmond [RIC/VAZ]: 19 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); Richmond: 14 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Rocquaine: 4 on 12th Jul [Adults on beach in front of The Imperial (AM)] (WRT); Salerie Corner: 10+ on 9th Jul (ADM); Vale Pond: 5 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT);
Common Gull Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 16th Jul [2nd. S.] (AJB); L'Eree: 1 on 2nd Jul [Sub-adult with Black-headed Gull flock @15:50 hrs] (WRT); 1 on 19th Jul [Adult in gull roost behind ice cream van at 9am (N.B. different bird from the recent sub-adult)] (WRT); Vazon: 1 on 15th Jul (JB/AS/AB); 1 on 15th Jul [2nd S. at Richmond end.] (AJB/et al); 1 on 16th Jul [Sub adult] (MAG); 1 on 17th Jul [2nd. S still present at Richmond end.] (AJB); 1 on 18th Jul [Still present 2nd S. at Richmond end.] (AJB);
Lesser Black-backed Gull Jaonneuse: 2 on 10th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 20 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Herring Gull Catioroc: 8 on 6th Jul (PJW); Havelet: 11 on 16th Jul (PJW); Lihou Island: 100+ on 7th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 70 on 19th Jul (JDH); Perelle: 16 on 6th Jul (PJW); Salerie Corner: 8 on 9th Jul (ADM);
Yellow-legged Gull L'Eree: 1 on 17th Jul (APL); 1 on 18th Jul [Adult in small flock] (JH/MH); L’Eree bay: 1 on 17th Jul [Adult 13.33] (MAG);
Great Black-backed Gull Bailiff's Cross: 1 on 5th Jul (PJW); Havelet: 2 on 16th Jul (PJW); La Capelle Dom Hue: 1 on 6th Jul (PJW); Lihou Island: 100+ on 7th Jul [As kayaked around the Island] (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 17 on 19th Jul (JDH); Perelle: 15 on 6th Jul (PJW);
Common Tern Beaucette Marina: 1 on 11th Jul [Fishing] (RJM/LT); Houmet Paradis Island: 8 on 1st Jul (KC); Jaonneuse: 3 on 12th Jul [2+1 east] (RJM/LT); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 24 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Puffin Jethou: 6 on 9th Jul [South of Jethou] (MAG);
Stock Dove Colin Best NR: 2 on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); Vale Pond: 4 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT/P Le C);
Woodpigeon Chouet: 8 on 7th Jul (AH); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 21 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Trinity: 1 on 5th Jul [ On nest in blackthorn.] (JH);
Collared Dove Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 1 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Long-eared Owl Chouet: 1 on 7th Jul (AH);
Swift Chouet: 2 on 7th Jul (AH); Cobo: 4 on 10th Jul [Feeding over coast together at 6pm] (WRT); Delisles Church, Castel: 6+ on 9th Jul [Colony breeding in roof of Castel Pre-School building opposite church] (WRT/ASt); Salerie Corner: 4 on 9th Jul (ADM); Vauvert: 25 on 9th Jul (Pjv/Jev);
Swallow Chouet: 7 on 7th Jul (AH); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 55 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Blue-tailed Damselfly Rue des Bergers: 1 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Black-tailed Skimmer Rue des Bergers: 1 on 8th Jul (AJB);
House Martin Bailiff's Cross: 5 on 10th Jul (PJW); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Green Lizard Fort George: 1 on 18th Jul (MAG);
Meadow Pipit Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 44 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Rock Pipit Fort Hommet: 6 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Perelle: 2 on 6th Jul (PJW); Rousse: 1 on 5th Jul (PJW); Salerie Corner: 1 on 9th Jul (ADM);
Pied/White Wagtail Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 2 on 19th Jul (JDH);
White Wagtail (alba) Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 14th Jul (AJB);
Bottle-nosed Dolphin Fort Hommet: 6+ on 15th Jul [Feeding off end of Fort headland] (JB/AS); Jerbourg: 9 on 3rd Jul [Min 9 close in heading east ] (Pjv/Jev); L'Ancresse: 3 on 18th Jul (Pjv/Jev); Little Russell: 7 on 10th Jul [Seen from Belgreve bay] (MAG); 7+ on 18th Jul [16.00 in front of Jetou] (MAG);
Wren Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 21 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Dunnock Chouet: 3 on 7th Jul (AH); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 7 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 2 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT);
Robin Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 2 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Stonechat Fort Hommet: 4 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 18 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT);
Blackbird Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 19 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Song Thrush Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 7 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Cetti's Warbler Claire Mare: 1 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Reed Warbler Claire Mare: Present on 16th Jul (RJM/LT); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 6+ on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Dartford Warbler Pleinmont: 1 on 5th Jul [Perched on top of the gorse] (AE);
Whitethroat Fort Doyle: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 4 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 6 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); 4 on 11th Jul (NP);
Blackcap Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 5 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 11th Jul [Male singing] (RJM/LT);
Chiffchaff Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Goldcrest Rue du Gains, Torteval: 1 on 15th Jul [Singing on territory] (WRT);
Pied Flycatcher Gouffre: 1 on 3rd Jul [Male] (PJW);
Long-tailed Tit Vauvert: 5 on 4th Jul (Pjv/Jev);
Blue Tit Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 1 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Great Tit Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 17 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Short-toed Treecreeper Saumarez Park: 1 on 9th Jul (NP);
Magpie Chouet: 3 on 7th Jul (AH);
Carrion Crow Chouet: 14 on 7th Jul (AH); Jaonneuse: 1 on 10th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 18 on 19th Jul (JDH); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Raven Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 2 on 10th Jul [Soaring together PM] (WRT); 4 on 15th Jul [Circling and calling together AM] (WRT); 2 on 16th Jul [Flew south AM] (WRT);
Starling La Garenne Road: 100+ on 9th Jul (PJW); Les Amarreurs: 100+ on 9th Jul (PJW); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 12 on 8th Jul [Flock] (WRT);
Rose-coloured Starling Route des Pecqueries: 1 on 9th Jul [Juvenile 11:45 on chimney pots opposite feeders on main rd] (RJM);
House Sparrow Fort Doyle: 6+ on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Fort Hommet: 17 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Les Fauconnaires: 5 on 14th Jul [2nd brood of 3 are about to take to wing from box with camera in.] (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 18 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Chaffinch Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 3 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Greenfinch Fort Doyle: 6 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Fort Hommet: 11 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Les Fauconnaires: 2 on 20th Jul (PJW); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 37 on 19th Jul (JDH);
Goldfinch Fort Doyle: 9+ on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Fort Hommet: 5 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 20 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 8 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); Vauvert: 2 on 4th Jul [Regular to drink ] (Pjv/Jev); 2 on 11th Jul (Pjv/Jev);
Linnet Chouet: 7 on 7th Jul (AH); Fort Doyle: 9 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Fort Hommet: 4 on 1st Jul (JB/AS); Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: 13 on 19th Jul (JDH); Pleinmont: 6 on 4th Jul (RJM/LT); 4 on 11th Jul (NP); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 6th Jul [Flew SW at 7pm] (WRT);
Bullfinch Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 5th Jul (WRT);
Grey Seal Little Russell: 6 on 3rd Jul [Heads bobbing out of the water - 2 immature] (AE);
Common Blue Fort Doyle: 3 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Red Admiral Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 5th Jul (WRT); 1 on 6th Jul (WRT); Rue de Valniquets: 1 on 11th Jul (WRT);
Small Tortoiseshell Fort Hommet: 1 on 1st Jul (AJB);
Peacock Butterfly Fort Hommet: 1 on 16th Jul (AJB); Pleinmont: 1 on 11th Jul (NP); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 1st Jul (WRT); 1 on 4th Jul (WRT); 1 on 6th Jul (WRT); 1 on 7th Jul (WRT);
Speckled Wood Rue de Valniquets: Sev on 11th Jul (WRT);
Grayling Fort Doyle: 2 on 11th Jul (RJM/LT); Pleinmont: 3 on 11th Jul (NP); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 12th Jul [In garden] (WRT/TRT);
Gatekeeper Fort Doyle: 25+ on 11th Jul (RJM/LT);
Meadow Brown Rue de Valniquets: Sev on 11th Jul (WRT);
Hummingbird Hawkmoth La Corniche: 1 on 10th Jul (NP); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 1st Jul (WRT); Rue des Ralles VAL: 1 on 2nd Jul (NP);
Silver Y Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 6th Jul (WRT); Valnord Road: 1 on 10th Jul (NP);