Category
A
Status
Very rare
Breeding status
First Record
Last Recorded
2003

Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus


Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Barry Wells
  Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010 Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Smith knew that Waxwings occurred in Guernsey although he had never seen them himself and relied upon reports by his collector, MacCulloch, who wrote to him 'I have known the Bohemian Waxwing killed here on several occasions, but have not the dates'. Dobson records 2 birds, one at Fermain on 12 December 1946 and another in Mount Row on January 19 1947. The next record is not until 1965 when Guernsey experienced an irruption with up to 40 sightings mostly in the St Peter Port area. Since then there have been sporadic records of birds which tend to coincide with irruption years. The following are in the period under review:

1970: 1 at Ivy Gates, 6-7 December

1974: 1 at Les Amballes, 18-20 November

1974: 1 at Jerbourg, 17 November

1990: 1 at Paradis Quarry, 17 November

1996: 1 in a garden at Rue des Grons, St Martin, 3-4 February



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Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Barry Wells
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Tony Bisson
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Tony Bisson (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Jamie Rigler
Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Jamie Rigler (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Du Presbytere on 9/1/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Waxwing photographed at Rue Du Presbytere on 9/1/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 5/1/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 5/1/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Marion Carre
Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Marion Carre (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Paul Bretel
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Paul Bretel (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Select location on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Select location on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Ville au Roi, SPP on 6/1/2013. Photo: © Gerry Alford
Waxwing photographed at Ville au Roi, SPP on 6/1/2013. Photo: © Gerry Alford (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Tony Bisson
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Tony Bisson (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 11/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 11/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © David Spicer
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © David Spicer (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 11/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 11/12/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Royston Carré
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate, Castel on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Jamie Rigler
Waxwing photographed at L\'Aumone on 26/12/2010. Photo: © Jamie Rigler (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Longue Rue House, St. Martins on 29/11/2012. Photo: © R.Galsworthy
Waxwing photographed at Longue Rue House, St. Martins on 29/11/2012. Photo: © R.Galsworthy (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 2/1/2011. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at hotel de beauvoir on 1/1/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel
Waxwing photographed at hotel de beauvoir on 1/1/2011. Photo: © Paul Bretel (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Royston Carré
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Waxwing photographed at Highland Estate on 30/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at La Mare Road [LAR] on 7/2/2003. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Waxwing photographed at La Mare Road [LAR] on 7/2/2003. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Waxwing photographed at Rue Cohu [COH] on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Waxwing photographed at Hotel de Beauvoir on 31/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Waxwing photographed at Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] on 10/12/2012. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Waxwing photographed at Highlands Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Waxwing photographed at Highlands Estate on 29/12/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)



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Waxwing Rue des Grons. STM 3/2/1996 4/2/1996 1
Waxwing Les Landes, SPW 28/12/2000 1
Waxwing Houguette Road, CAT 7/2/2003 2
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 29/12/2010 1
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 29/12/2010 1
Waxwing La Neuve Rue 29/12/2010 1
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 29/12/2010 1
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing KGV Fields [KGV] 30/12/2010 4
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing Highlands Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 30/12/2010 3
Waxwing Hotel de Beauvoir 31/12/2010 7
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 31/12/2010 2
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 31/12/2010 3
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 31/12/2010 3
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 31/12/2010 1
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 1/1/2011 3
Waxwing Hotel de Beauvoir 1/1/2011 1
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 1/1/2011 1
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 1/1/2011 3
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 1/1/2011 1
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 1/1/2011 2
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 1/1/2011 1
Waxwing L'Aumone 1/1/2011 4
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 2/1/2011 1
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 2/1/2011 3
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 2/1/2011 3
Waxwing Hotel de Beauvoir 2/1/2011 1
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 2/1/2011 2
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 2/1/2011 3
Waxwing Rue Cohu [COH] 2/1/2011 1
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 3/1/2011 6
Waxwing L'Aumone 4/1/2011 4
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 4/1/2011 4
Waxwing Highland Estate, Castel 6/1/2011 1
Waxwing Castel Church 8/1/2011 1
Waxwing Rue Du Presbytere 9/1/2011 1
Waxwing Rue du presbytere 9/1/2011 1
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 9
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 6
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 6
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 6
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 7
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 7
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 1
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 10/12/2012 6
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 11/12/2012 1
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 11/12/2012 1
Waxwing St. Pierre Park 11/12/2012 3
Waxwing Upper St. Jacques [UPJ] 11/12/2012 1
Waxwing Ville au Roi, SPP 6/1/2013 1
Waxwing Les Croutes, St Peter Port 14/1/2013 1