Guernsey Birds - Monthly Summaries
2021

These are records that have been entered by observers and it
should be noted that these have not necessarily been authenticated.


Little Grebe Undisclosed Site: 1 on 2nd (AJB);
Fulmar Icart: 1 on 4th May (ADM); Tielles: 1 on 1st May [In flight close to cliffs] (WRT); 7 on 2nd May [6 on sea together offshore + 1 in flight] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 2 on 3rd May (MCS);
Manx Shearwater Chouet: 3 on 17th May [I +. 2 20 08 East to West] (VF); Hanois: C50 on 2nd May [Group of 20 &30] (VF/JF); Lihou Headland: c20 on 2nd May [on water beyond Lihou] (MCS/JPD); Pleinmont: 40 on 2nd May [estimate] (APL/et al); Tielles: c10 on 2nd May [In flight and loafing offshore with gulls] (WRT/MAG/MPL); c.5 on 2nd May (MPL);
Storm Petrel Fort Doyle: 1 on 17th May (APL);
Gannet Big Russell: 2 on 7th May (GE);
Cormorant Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 3 on 18th May (Pjv/0);
Cattle Egret Rue des Bergers: 3 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 2nd May [Feeding together in field of Guernsey cows] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 3 on 2nd May (MPL); 3 on 4th May (AJB); 1 on 5th May (Pjv/0); 2 on 10th May (Pjv/0);
Little Egret Claire Mare: 3 on 1st May (MCS); 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 2 on 8th May (NP); Vazonnorth: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Grey Heron Claire Mare: 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 2nd May (MCS); Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May [Vic's Field] (WRT/APL); 1 on 9th May [Still around Vic's Field] (WRT); Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 2 on 8th May (NP); 2 on 10th May (MCS); 4 on 10th May (MPL);
Brent Goose Perelle: 3 on 2nd May (MCS);
Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) Perelle: 3 on 2nd May [Feeding together] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 7th May (WRT);
Shelduck Claire Mare: 2 on 1st May (MCS); Perelle: 11 on 7th May [5 pairs + 1] (WRT); Richmond: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Vale Pond: 1 on 8th May (NP);
Teal Track Marais: 1 on 1st May (MPL); 1 on 2nd May [Drake] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Tufted Duck Grande Mare: 1 on 17th May (MAG);
Honey-buzzard Rue Des Paysans: 1 on 11th May (CB/PA); Vauvert: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Marsh Harrier Airport: 1F on 11th May (GE); Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May (MCS); 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Herm: 1 on 18th May (GE); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (Pjv/Ajb);
Sparrowhawk Airport: 1 on 3rd May (GE); Claire Mare: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Fort Doyle: 1 on 2nd May (WRT/MAG/MPL); Pleinmont: 1 on 12th May [Hunting male] (WRT); Vauvert: 1 on 10th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 16th May [male perched] (MCS);
Buzzard Icart: 2 on 4th May (ADM); Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 6th May (DW); Reservoir: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 8th May (NP); Vauvert: 1 on 1st May (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 11th May (Pjv/Jev);
Kestrel Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Hobby Les Laurens, Torteval: 1 on 1st May [Hunting small passerines in dives and swoops (PM)] (WRT); Talbot Valley: 1 on 2nd May [Flyover @18:15 hours] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Coot Reservoir: 2 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 7/8 on 2nd May [pair still have 5/6 young] (MCS/JPD); 6 on 5th May (ADM); Vale Pond: 3 on 8th May (NP);
Great Bustard Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 6th May (DW);
Oystercatcher Perelle: 37 on 7th May (WRT); Richmond: 9 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Ringed Plover L'Eree: 5 on 6th May [Feeding together along tideline] (WRT); Richmond: 12 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 10th May (MCS); 1 on 13th May [Feeding in southerly corner] (WRT); Vazonnorth: 3 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Grey Plover L'Eree: 3 on 6th May [Feeding together along tideline] (WRT); Rousse: 1 on 2nd May [Winter-plumaged bird roosting on rocks offshore] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Sanderling L'Eree: 2 on 6th May [Feeding together along tideline] (WRT);
Dunlin L'Eree: 9 on 6th May [Feeding together along tideline] (WRT); Richmond: 21 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 7 on 10th May (MCS); 9 on 13th May [Summer-plumaged flock feeding in southerly corner] (WRT); Vazonnorth: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Snipe Vale Pond: 1 on 2nd May (MCS);
Bar-tailed Godwit Grandes Havres: 1 on 2nd May (KC); Richmond: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Shingle Bank: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Whimbrel Fort Le Crocq: 10 on 9th May (AJB); Grandes Havres: 5 on 2nd May (KC); Richmond: 5 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Rousse: 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); Shingle Bank: 4 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); 25 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 1 on 5th May (ADM); 3 on 5th May (Pjv/Jev); Vazon: 3 on 9th May (MCS);
Greenshank Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May (MCS); 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 2nd May [Possibly same bird as earlier seen at Perelle] (WRT/MAG/MPL); Perelle: 1 on 2nd May (MCS); 1 on 2nd May [Possibly same bird as later seen at FLC] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL); Vale Pond: 1 on 10th May (MCS); 1 on 13th May (MCS); 1 on 15th May (APL); 1 on 16th May (VF);
Common Sandpiper Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 9th May (AJB); Herm: 1 on 18th May (GE); Reservoir: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 15th May (APL);
Turnstone Fort Le Crocq: 9 on 9th May (AJB); Grandes Havres: 2 on 2nd May (KC); Vazonnorth: 5 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Great Skua Tielles: 1 on 2nd May [Migrated east @07:04 hours] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Common Gull Leale's Yard: 1 on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott);
Herring Gull Impot Fields, Alderney: 30+ on 6th May (DW);
Sandwich Tern Fort Doyle: 3 on 2nd May [Roosting on buoys offshore (2 + 1)] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 3 on 2nd May (MPL);
Guillemot Little Russell: 1 on 2nd May [Feeding mid-channel] (WRT/MAG/MPL);
Razorbill Tielles: 2 on 2nd May [Sat on sea offshore with a Puffin] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 2 on 2nd May (MPL);
Puffin Herm: 4 on 7th May (GE); Jethou: 5 on 7th May (GE); Tielles: 1 on 2nd May [Sat on sea offshore with 2 Razorbills] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Feral Pigeon Leale's Yard: 5 on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott);
Stock Dove Reservoir: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Vale Pond: 1 on 8th May (NP);
Woodpigeon Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 6th May (DW); Leale's Yard: 1 on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 4 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 3 on 5th May (ADM);
Cuckoo Courtil de Bas, STS: 1 on 1st May [Around Le Plichans lane 5 visits] (VF/JF); Golf Range [Unknown Site]: 1 on 8th May (VF); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 4th May (APL/DC); Jerbourg: 1 on 7th May [Near Pea Stacks] (AJB); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th May (JH); 1 on 10th May (Ds); 1 on 15th May (MAG); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 8th May (GE);
Barn Owl Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (Pjv/0); St Saviour's: 1 on 10th May (GE); undisclosed: 1 on 2nd May (MPL); Undisclosed site, St. Peter's: 1 on 2nd May (WRT/MAG/MPL);
Long-eared Owl Chouet: 1 on 2nd May [Seen briefly on the wing at dusk] (WRT); Torteval: 1 on 5th May (GE);
Short-eared Owl Pleinmont: 1 on 14th May (MAG); Tielles: 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Swift Airport: 7 on 10th May (GE); 5 on 11th May (GE); Capelles: 1 on 8th May (VF); Courtil de Bas, STS: 6 on 9th May [Welcome back you little darlings] (VF/JF); Grande Mare: 1 on 2nd May [Flyover @18:40 hours] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL); Les Laurens, Torteval: 3 on 1st May [Feeding in hirundine flock] (WRT); Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May (VF/MAG/WT); c10 on 9th May (MCS/JPD); Town: 1 on 4th May (VF); Vauvert: 1 on 1st May (Pjv/Jev); 4 on 10th May (Pjv/0); 9 on 11th May (Pjv); 4 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Great Spotted Woodpecker Saumarez Park: 1 on 2nd May [Scaling tree and in flight] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (JH/DS/APL/JB);
Short-toed Lark Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May [Briefly in LSG fields] (JH/CM);
Skylark Airport: 1+ on 10th May (GE);
Sand Martin Claire Mare: 3 on 1st May (MCS); Pleinmont: 1 on 9th May [Flew east with a handful of Swallows] (WRT);
Swallow Claire Mare: c15 on 1st May (MCS); Impot Fields, Alderney: 2 on 6th May (DW); Vale Pond: 2 on 8th May (NP); Vauvert: 1 on 7th May (Pjv);
House Martin Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 6th May (DW); Pleinmont: 3 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Green Lizard Soldier's Bay: 1 on 5th May [Above Soldiers bay] (MAG);
Yellow Wagtail Chouet: 3 on 2nd May (KC); Claire Mare: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 8th May (MCS); 3 on 10th May (MCS); 2 on 15th May (MCS); Jaonneuse: 2 on 8th May (MAG); Pembroke Golf Practice Field: 1 on 9th May (AJB); Pleinmont: 3 on 2nd May (MPL); 2 on 9th May (MCS/JPD); 1 on 12th May [Calling male flyover] (WRT); Rue des Bergers: 7+ on 4th May (AJB); Shingle Bank: 1 on 5th May (ADM);
Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed) Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 11th May (MAG); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 4th May (AJB);
Yellow Wagtail (flavissima) Pleinmont: 1 on 11th May [Male in LSG Fields (E)] (WRT);
White Wagtail (alba) Richmond: 2 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Dunnock Claire Mare: 2 on 1st May (MCS); Leale's Yard: 4 + pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott);
Robin Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May (MCS); Leale's Yard: 4 on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0);
Black Redstart Portelet: 1 on 2nd May [Male on rocks below the kiosk (PM)] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Redstart Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May [Female near Swallow Bunkers (PM)] (WRT); 1 on 8th May (APL);
Whinchat Mt. Herault: 1 on 2nd May [Perched atop clifftop vegetation @19:25 hours] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL); Parcq Lane, VAL: 1 on 9th May (AJB); Pembroke Golf Practice Field: 1 on 9th May (AJB); Pleinmont: 3 on 1st May [At 'Amphitheatre' pm] (AJB); 3 on 8th May (MAG); 8+ on 8th May (JH); 3 on 8th May (MCS); 3 on 8th May [Together at Pezeries Top Path (E)] (WRT/MAG); 1 on 8th May (MPL);
Wheatear Chouet: 2 on 2nd May (KC); Fort Hommet: 2 on 2nd May (Pjv/0); Fort Le Crocq: 5+ on 9th May (AJB); Icart: 2 on 4th May (ADM); Jaonneuse: 5 on 9th May (AJB); Pembroke Golf Practice Field: 8 on 9th May (AJB); Pleinmont: 5+ on 1st May [pm] (AJB); 2 on 8th May (Pjv/0); c.30 on 8th May (MPL); 1 on 11th May [Male in LSG Fields (E)] (WRT); 2 on 14th May [LSG Fields (E)] (WRT); Pulias: 3 on 15th May (Pjv/0); Vazonnorth: 2 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Wheatear (Greenland) Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May [LSG Fields (E)] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 5 on 8th May [Big and bright colours] (VF); 1 on 12th May [LSG Fields (E)] (WRT);
Ring Ouzel Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May [Male on cliffs below Mabel's Cottage (PM)] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL); 1 on 8th May (MAG); 1 on 8th May [Female] (VF);
Blackbird Leale's Yard: 1 male + 1 pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 4 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 6 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (ADM);
Song Thrush Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 3 on 18th May (Pjv/0);
Cetti's Warbler Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May (MCS); 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (ADM); Track Marais: 2 on 1st May (MPL); Vale Pond: 1 on 10th May [heard] (MCS);
Sedge Warbler Claire Mare: 3 on 1st May (MCS); Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May (MPL); Rue de Valniquets: 1 on 8th May (VF/APL); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (ADM); 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); Rue Godfrey: 1 on 1st May (MPL);
Reed Warbler Claire Mare: 2 on 1st May (MCS); Grand Pre: 1 on 17th May (CRS); Pleinmont: 1 on 14th May [Migrant singing from Blackthorn stand at Mabel's Cottage crossroads] (WRT); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 5th May (ADM);
Melodious Warbler Pleinmont: 1 on 10th May [Above Pezzeries ] (MAG); 1 on 11th May (MAG);
Whitethroat Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May (MCS); Creve Coeur: 1 on 9th May (AJB); Jaonneuse: 1 on 2nd May (KC); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May [pm] (AJB); 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 8th May (Pjv/0); 2 on 8th May (VF); 3 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Rue de Valniquets: 2 on 8th May [Migrants in bottom half of valley] (WRT);
Garden Warbler Pezeries: 1 on 11th May (MAG); Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May (APL); Rue de Valniquets: 1 on 8th May [Singing and showing half way up valley] (WRT); Vale Pond: 1 on 15th May (APL);
Blackcap Fauxquets Valley: 1M on 3rd May (GE); Impot Fields, Alderney: 1 on 6th May (DW); Mont d'aval: 1 on 2nd May [m] (MCS); Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 1M on 1st May (GE); 1F on 8th May (GE);
Chiffchaff Mont d'aval: 2 on 2nd May (MCS); Reservoir: 6 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 8 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD);
Willow Warbler Pleinmont: 2 on 8th May (MPL); 1 on 9th May (MPL); Talbot Valley: 1 on 2nd May (WRT/MAG/MPL); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 8th May [Singing] (WRT);
Goldcrest Reservoir: 1 on 1st May (Ds/Jb); Saumarez Park: 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Firecrest Bruce Russell's: 1 on 10th May (GE); Fauxquets Valley: 5 on 3rd May (GE); 3 on 18th May (GE); Foulon: 3 on 18th May (GE); Herm: 3 on 18th May (GE); Les Buttes, SPW: 1 on 10th May (GE); Les Picques, SSV: 1 on 9th May (GE); Les Rouvets: 1 on 1st May (GE); Patey Lane: 2 on 3rd May (GE); Petit Bot: 5 on 10th May [separate territories] (GE); Reservoir: 5 on 2nd May (GE); 3 on 3rd May [All separate locations to 2nd] (GE); 1 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue a Gots: 2 on 2nd May (GE); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Vallees, CAT: 2 on 2nd May (GE); Ruette des Norgiots: 1 on 10th May (GE); Saumarez Park: 2 on 1st May (GE); 6 on 17th May (GE); Shingle Bank: 1 on 8th May (VF); Talbot Valley: 4 on 2nd May (GE); 7 on 12th May [7 territories] (GE); Trepied Headland: 1 on 1st May (GE); Vaux de Monel: 2 on 8th May [Separate territories] (GE);
Spotted Flycatcher L'Ancresse Golf Range: 1 on 8th May (APL); L’Ancresse: 2 on 8th May (MAG); Les Hures: 1 on 8th May [(Hedgerow of practice green along side road] (VF); Pleinmont: 1 on 8th May (MAG); 1 on 8th May [In LSG fields] (JH); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 8th May (GE);
Pied Flycatcher Sausmarez Manor: 1 on 8th May [Male] (NH);
Long-tailed Tit Mont d'aval: 1 on 3rd May (MCS); Reservoir: 1 on 1st May (Ds/Jb); Vaux de Monel: 2 on 8th May (GE);
Blue Tit Leale's Yard: 1 + pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 4 on 18th May (Pjv/0);
Great Tit Leale's Yard: 2 + pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 2 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 2 on 18th May (Pjv/0);
Short-toed Treecreeper Saumarez Park: 2 on 2nd May [At nest site] (JH/DS/APL/JB);
Woodchat Shrike Pleinmont: 1 on 16th May [In the LSG fields west.] (MAG); 1 on 16th May (VF/APL); 1 on 17th May [Female same bird as day before ] (MAG); 1 on 17th May (Pjv/0);
Jackdaw Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May [In weedy corridor field] (WRT/MAG/MPL); 1 on 2nd May (MPL);
Carrion Crow Impot Fields, Alderney: 90+ on 6th May (DW); Leale's Yard: pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 3 on 18th May (Pjv/0);
Raven Tielles: 1 on 3rd May (MCS);
House Sparrow Claire Mare: 3 on 1st May (MCS); Leale's Yard: many + many young on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott);
Chaffinch Reservoir: 4 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 6 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 2nd May (MCS/JPD); 3 on 5th May (ADM);
Greenfinch Pleinmont: 20 on 8th May (VF);
Goldfinch Leale's Yard: 1 + pair on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott); Reservoir: 2 on 18th May (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 2 on 1st May (Pjv/Jev);
Linnet Pleinmont: 30 on 8th May (VF);
Harbour Porpoise Fort Doyle: 1 on 2nd May [Offshore (Late AM)] (WRT); Tielles: 1 on 1st May [Feeding offshore] (WRT); 2 on 2nd May [Offshore (Early AM)] (WRT);
Grey Seal Humps: 12 on 7th May (GE); Pezeries: 1 on 8th May (MAG); 1 on 11th May (MAG);
Painted Lady Pleinmont: 1 on 10th May (MAG); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 15th May (MAG);
Greylag Goose (Feral) Rue des Bergers: 2 on 5th May (ADM);
Unidentified duck Leale's Yard: 3 on 7th May (Nina Elliott/Phil Elliott);