Category
A
Status
Very rare
Breeding status
First Record
1958
Last Recorded
2004

Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator


Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
  Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009 Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

The Woodchat Skrike breeds mostly in the western Palearctic from Portugal to to the Caucasus and from Poland to North Africa. It is a vagrant to the Bailiwick.

Neither Smith or Dobson list the Woodchat Shrike as occuring in the Bailiwick. The first Bailiwick record is of a bird seen by Kevin Le Cocq in Alderney on 14 May 1956 (Conder). The first Guernsey record is of a bird seen in Herm during a five-day visit between 8-12 May 1958. The only other old records come from Sark. One was ringed by A. Le Sueur on 4 September 1960 and a further bird was seen at Pointe Robert on 2 June 1967 (Rountree, Transactions).

In the period under review, there have been four records from Alderney, one in Sark and six records from Guernsey, including an immature trapped and ringed at the Vale Pond on 3 September 1974. In autumn, records span from August to October but the majority of birds are seen in September. There have been three spring records, one in Alderney on 22 May 1980; one at Pleinmont on 12 May 1996 and one at Les Niaux on 13 June 1996.



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Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Fish Factory on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Fish Factory on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Jacque Sparrow
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Jacque Sparrow (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Jacque Sparrow
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Jacque Sparrow (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 31/8/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 31/8/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Fish Factory on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Fish Factory on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 15/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 30/8/2009. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 25/6/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Torteval [TOR] on 26/6/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 29/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Route de Pleinmont, TOR on 24/6/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 16/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 17/4/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 27/6/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 27/6/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 31/8/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Pleinmont on 31/8/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion (visit site)

Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 18/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodchat Shrike photographed at Rocquaine [ROC] on 18/4/2011. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

 


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Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont 12/5/1996 1
Woodchat Shrike Les Niaux 13/6/1996 1
Woodchat Shrike Jerbourg 19/5/2002 1
Woodchat Shrike Claire Mare 6/8/2004 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 29/8/2009 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 30/8/2009 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 15/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 15/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 15/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 16/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 16/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 16/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 16/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Rocquaine [ROC] 16/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 17/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Fish Factory 17/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Rocquaine [ROC] 17/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Old Fish Factory 18/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Rocquaine [ROC] 18/4/2011 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [TOR) 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [TOR) 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 24/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 25/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 25/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 25/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 26/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Rue de la Rocque TOR 26/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 26/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 27/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 27/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont [PLE] 27/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 28/6/2014 1
Woodchat Shrike Route de Pleinmont, TOR 29/6/2014 1