Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1967
Last Recorded
1993

Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus


Penduline Tit photographed at Mannez, Alderney on 24/10/2016. Photo: © Paul Veron
  Penduline Tit photographed at Mannez, Alderney on 24/10/2016 Photo: © Paul Veron (visit site)

Penduline Tits have a wide breeding distribution in continental Europe ranging from Finland southwards through France to Spain and eastwards into Russia. The British Isles is one of the few areas in Eurasia where it does not breed!

Penduline Tits are a vagrant to Guernsey with only a handful of records from the island's reedbeds. The first was trapped at the St Sampson's Marais on 4 February 1967 by Tony Bisson and was seen again on the 12th. The remaining records come from the Vale Pond and are all autumn records from 1975, 1990 and 1993. The1993 record involved 2 adults and a juvenile. One bird was colour-ringed with a pink or orange ring on the left leg and a metal on the right and had originally been ringed as a nestling at Malmö, Sweden on 30 June 1993. The birds occurred in the reeds but also spent a large amount of time feeding on Sea Aster Aster tripolium.

1967: 1 trapped at the St Sampson's Marais on 4 February by Tony Bisson. Subsequently recorded again on 12 February.

1975: 1 bird at the Vale Pond on 23-24 October

1990: 2 on 1 November at the Vale Pond [check this record]

1993: A pair of birds with a juvenile seen at the Vale Pond between 7-10 November.



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Penduline Tit photographed at Mannez, Alderney on 24/10/2016. Photo: © Paul Veron
Penduline Tit photographed at Mannez, Alderney on 24/10/2016. Photo: © Paul Veron (visit site)



View database records (7)
Penduline Tit Vale Pond 7/11/1993 10/11/1993 3
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 22/10/2016 1
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 22/10/2016 1
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 23/10/2016 1
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 28/10/2017 1
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 30/10/2017 1
Penduline Tit Mannez Quarry 30/10/2017 1