Category
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Status
Scarce
Breeding status
First Record
Last Recorded

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena


Red-necked Grebe photographed at Cobo [COB] on 28/3/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
  Red-necked Grebe photographed at Cobo [COB] on 28/3/2010 Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Noted as a regular autumn and winter visitor by Smith, the occurrence of this species has not changed. Although not present every year the species has favoured sites at which they may remain for long periods during winter. Occasionally cold weather force birds off the continent and an influx is noted in local inshore waters.

Normally the species seems to favour sheltered coastal waters and Grandes Havres and Belle Greve seem to be ideal in this regard with the majority of records. However the species has been reported from many bays except those on the south coast.

The first returning birds can be reported in early October but normally it is not until the middle of January that the majority of birds arrive. Numbers tend to remain at the same level with a noticeable decline at the end of March. The last records tend to be in mid April. Most reports are of single birds but small groups have been found involving three birds together at Rousse and Bec du Nez The biggest influx in the past thirty years was in February 1996 with at least ten birds noted at six sites. Interestingly Smith noted a influx in November 1875 when it was reported to be the commonest grebe in the island.

A note by E J Davies on a Red-necked Grebe creating a nest of bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus at Chouet in November 1979 is reported in British Birds 76.3 page 135



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Red-necked Grebe photographed at Cobo [COB] on 28/3/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Red-necked Grebe photographed at Cobo [COB] on 28/3/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Red-necked Grebe photographed at Rousse [ROU] on 22/2/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Red-necked Grebe photographed at Rousse [ROU] on 22/2/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

 


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Red-necked Grebe Rousse 3/12/1994 27/12/1994 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/1/1995 21/1/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Bouvée 7/1/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Herm 28/1/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/2/1995 12/2/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 4/3/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 29/12/1995 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/1/1996 28/1/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/2/1996 29/2/1996 1-3
Red-necked Grebe Pezeries 24/2/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Pembroke 24/2/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Vazon 24/2/1996 25/2/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Fort Doyle 24/2/1996 2
Red-necked Grebe Bec du Nez 27/2/1996 29/2/1996 3
Red-necked Grebe Fort Doyle 1/3/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 2/3/1996 23/3/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 10/3/1996 15/3/1996 1-2
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Rocques 17/3/1996 22/3/1996 1-2
Red-necked Grebe Ladies Bay 2/10/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 16/11/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Pembroke 20/11/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Chouet 23/11/1996 30/11/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 1/12/1996 31/12/1996 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/1/1997 31/1/1997 1
Red-necked Grebe Vazon 10/1/1997 1
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 12/1/1997 3
Red-necked Grebe Fort Le Marchant 2/2/1997 1
Red-necked Grebe Rocquaine 2/2/1997 1
Red-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque 21/12/1997 1
Red-necked Grebe Pulias 11/1/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 13/1/1998 31/1/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe L'Eree 31/1/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 6/2/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe Pecqueries 6/2/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque 14/3/1998 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 1/1/2000 1
Red-necked Grebe Rocquaine 2/1/2000 19/1/2000 1
Red-necked Grebe Perelle 3/1/2000 2
Red-necked Grebe Pezeries 9/1/2000 1
Red-necked Grebe Rocquaine 16/1/2000 2
Red-necked Grebe Herm 26/2/2000 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 15/1/2001 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 3/3/2002 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 24/11/2002 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 24/11/2002 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 12/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 12/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 12/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 13/1/2003 27/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 13/1/2003 2
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 13/1/2003 2
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 13/1/2003 2
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 16/1/2003 19/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 16/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 16/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 18/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 19/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 24/1/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 2/2/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 7/2/2003 14/2/2003 2
Red-necked Grebe Vazon 7/2/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Reservoir 1/3/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Lihou Headland 9/3/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Pulias 7/12/2003 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 5/1/2004 29/1/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 10/1/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Salerie Corner 11/1/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 25/1/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Perelle 25/1/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Perelle 7/2/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 2/3/2004 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse 7/1/2005 1
Red-necked Grebe L'Eree 27/2/2005 1
Red-necked Grebe Perelle 18/3/2005 1
Red-necked Grebe Vazon 21/3/2007 1
Red-necked Grebe L'Eree 26/3/2007 2
Red-necked Grebe L'Eree 6/4/2007 1
Red-necked Grebe Perelle 11/1/2008 1
Red-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 21/3/2007 1
Red-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 26/3/2007 2
Red-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 28/3/2007 1
Red-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 28/3/2010 1
Red-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 28/3/2010 1
Red-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 9/12/2010 1
Red-necked Grebe Jaonneuse [JAO] 9/12/2011 1
Red-necked Grebe Jaonneuse [JAO] 2/2/2013 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 22/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 23/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 23/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 23/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 23/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 24/2/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 9/3/2014 1
Red-necked Grebe Chouet [CHO] 22/11/2015 2
Red-necked Grebe Chouet [CHO] 22/11/2015 2