Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1962
Last Recorded
1962

Black Stork Ciconia nigra


 photographed at Rue de la Boullerie [BIL] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Wayne Turner
  photographed at Rue de la Boullerie [BIL] on 17/7/2016 Photo: © Wayne Turner (visit site)

Reported by a Mr Keen of Les Prevosts, St Saviours. To quote the finder-"A commotion amongst the chickens had caused my mother-in-law to emerge from the house. She saw a large bird in the trees and immediately called me. I ran out and at a distance of about 50 yards saw the bird perched in an elm tree. It was a very large bird general colouring dark brown similar to the elm tree bark. It had long red legs, red bill like sealing wax and red eye. White belly."

The bird was disturbed by an aircraft from the nearby airport and was not seen again.

1962: 1 at Les Prevosts on 26th April.



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 photographed at Rue de la Boullerie [BIL] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Wayne Turner
photographed at Rue de la Boullerie [BIL] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Wayne Turner (visit site)

 photographed at Les Effards, STS [EFF] on 20/8/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
photographed at Les Effards, STS [EFF] on 20/8/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

 photographed at Mount Row, SPP [MOS] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy
photographed at Mount Row, SPP [MOS] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

 photographed at Camp du Roi [CDR] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Andy Marquis
photographed at Camp du Roi [CDR] on 17/7/2016. Photo: © Andy Marquis (visit site)

 


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Black Stork Rue Mainguy [MAI] 19/8/2010 3
Black Stork Lilyvale? [Unknown Site] 19/8/2010 3
Black Stork Les Beaucamps [BEU] 20/8/2010 3
Black Stork Grande Mare [GMA] 20/8/2010 3
Black Stork Mount Row, SPP [MOS] 17/7/2016 1
Black Stork Rue de la Boullerie [BIL] 17/7/2016 1
Black Stork Camp du Roi [CDR] 17/7/2016 1
Black Stork Pleinmont [PLE] 17/7/2016 1
Black Stork Vale Pond [VAL] 18/7/2016 1
Black Stork Bordeaux [BOR] 18/7/2016 1
Black Stork Vale Pond [VAL] 19/7/2016 1
Black Stork Alderney Airport 20/8/2016 1