Alderney 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 : 1 on 15th (GE);
Gannet Longis Bay: 33 on 12th Apr [Flew past between 19:30 to 19:45] (1/0);
Cormorant Saye Bay: 2 on 27th Apr [Flew NW] (DW);
Shag Longis Bay: 22 on 12th Apr [Flew past between 19:30 to 19:45] (1/0);
Little Egret Braye Bay: 1 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Clonque Bay: 1 on 15th Apr (DW); 1 on 21st Apr (DW);
Purple Heron : 1 on 22nd Apr (ILP); Longis Pond: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr [Db] (Ds/Apl/Jh); 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); Mannez Quarry: 1 on 22nd Apr [Roosted by the pond] (DW);
Shelduck Braye Bay: 2 on 28th Apr (DW); Longis Bay: 2 on 12th Apr [Pair] (1/0); Saye Bay: 2 on 14th Apr [Pair] (DW); 1 on 27th Apr [Male] (DW);
Marsh Harrier Alderney Airport: 1F on 15th Apr (GE); 1F on 16th Apr (GE); Vau de Saou, Alderney: 1 on 15th Apr [Adult female low over fields] (DW);
Hen Harrier Longis Common: 1 on 23rd Apr (Ds/Apl/Db); 1 on 23rd Apr [fem] (APL/et al);
Sparrowhawk : 4 on 22nd Apr (ILP); 1 on 10th May (ILP);
Buzzard : 2 on 15th Apr (GE); Kiln Farm, Alderney: 2 on 9th May (DW);
Kestrel Fort Tourgis: 1 on 15th Apr (DW);
Merlin : 1 on 4th May (ILP);
Hobby Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 24th Apr [Flew over] (JH/DS); 1 on 24th Apr (Ds/Jh); Fort Albert: 1 on 26th Apr (APL/et al);
Corncrake Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 29th Apr [One flushed from grassland near Woodland Bunker] (Daniel Whitelegg/Jack Harper);
Moorhen Longis Pond: 2 on 23rd Apr [Pair] (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Great Bustard : 1 on 2nd May (ILP); Fort Albert: 1 on 2nd May (DW/JW/AI);
Oystercatcher Clonque Bay: 52 on 15th Apr (DW); Longis Bay: 25 on 12th Apr (1/0);
Ringed Plover : 2 on 21st Apr (ILP); Clonque Bay: 4 on 15th Apr [2 Pairs] (DW); 6 on 21st Apr [3 occupied territories] (DW); Longis Bay: 6 on 13th Apr (DW); 2 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Platte Saline: 2 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Saye Bay: 6 on 21st Apr [2 occupied territories] (DW); 4 on 27th Apr [1 breeding pair] (DW); Clonque Bay: 2 on 10th May [Breeding pair] (DW); Platte Saline: c20 on 4th May (DW);
Sanderling Fort Houmet Herbe: 4 on 4th Jan (VF); : 4 on 8th May (ILP); 4 on 12th May (ILP); Platte Saline: 2 on 4th May [Moulting into sp] (DW); 6 on 10th May (DW);
Dunlin Longis Bay: 1 on 13th Apr [Summer plumage] (DW); 3 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); : 1 on 12th May (ILP); Platte Saline: c10 on 4th May [sp] (DW); 1 on 10th May (DW);
Snipe : 1 on 15th Apr (GE);
Bar-tailed Godwit Clonque Bay: 1 on 21st Apr (DW);
Whimbrel : 9 on 22nd Apr (ILP); 18 on 24th Apr (DW); Clonque Bay: 2 on 15th Apr (DW); 7 on 21st Apr (DW); Impot Fields, Alderney: 6 on 20th Apr (DW/0); Longis Bay: 1 on 13th Apr (DW); 1 on 20th Apr (DW); 5 on 21st Apr (DW); 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); Saye Bay: 1 on 14th Apr (DW); 1 on 21st Apr (DW); 16 on 27th Apr (DW); Clonque Bay: 4 on 10th May (DW); Platte Saline: 1 on 4th May (DW);
Curlew Longis Bay: 1 on 13th Apr (DW);
Green Sandpiper Clonque Bay: 1 on 14th Apr (DW); : 1 on 10th May (ILP);
Common Sandpiper : 1 on 15th Apr (GE); 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); Clonque Bay: 1 on 21st Apr (DW); Corblets Bay: 1 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Longis Bay: 1 on 13th Apr (DW); Saye Bay: 1 on 27th Apr (DW); : 1 on 10th May (ILP);
Mediterranean Gull Longis Bay: 1 on 24th Apr [Db] (Ds/Jh/Apl);
Black-headed Gull Braye Bay: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Clonque Bay: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Yellow-legged Gull Crabby Bay: 1 on 25th Apr [Adult] (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 25th Apr [Db] (Ds/Apl/Jh);
Sandwich Tern Longis Bay: 4 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Common Tern : 6 on 3rd May (ILP); 5 on 5th May (ILP);
Guillemot Giffoine: 6 on 25th Apr (Ds/Db/Jh);
Feral Pigeon Braye Harbour: 2 on 25th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); St Anne: c.5 on 25th Apr (JH);
Stock Dove Alderney Community Woodland: 8-10 on 25th Apr [Flock flew over west] (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Cuckoo Val de la Bonne Terre: 2 on 4th May [M/F] (VF);
Short-eared Owl Giffoine: 1 on 24th Apr (Ds/Apl/jh/Db);
Swift Giffoine: 1 on 23rd Apr [Headed east] (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); 1 on 24th Apr (Ds/Apl/jh/Db); Les Etacs: 3 on 24th Apr (DW);
Skylark : 1 on 15th Apr (GE); Vallee des Trois Vaux: 1 on 4th May (VF);
Sand Martin : 1 on 15th Apr (GE);
Swallow : 1 on 15th Apr (GE); Clonque Bay: 1 on 15th Apr (DW); Essex Hill: 7 on 20th Apr (DW); Platte Saline: 20 on 14th Apr [Over flush behind dunes] (DW); Saye Farm (Campsite), Alderney: c35 on 27th Apr (DW); Fort Albert: 30+ on 6th May (DW);
Tree Pipit : 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 28th Apr (DW); Barrackmaster's Lane: 3 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); 2 on 24th Apr [Dropped into field] (JH/DS/APL/DB); 2 on 24th Apr (Ds/Apl/jh/Db);
Rock Pipit Chateau a l'Etoc: 1 on 24th Apr [Displaying] (JH/DS/APL/DB); Longis Bay: 4 on 12th Apr [2 pairs] (1/0);
Yellow Wagtail : 13 on 7th May (ILP); Fort Albert: 10 on 2nd May (DW); 45+ on 6th May (DW); Platte Saline: 6 on 4th May (DW);
Black Redstart South Coast Cliffs, Alderney: 1 on 24th Apr [Male] (DW);
Redstart : 2 on 21st Apr (ILP); Rose Farm, Alderney: 1 on 23rd Apr [Male] (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr [Db] (Ds/Jh/Apl);
Whinchat Alderney golf course: 1 on 28th Apr (DW); : 1 on 7th May (ILP); Fort Albert: 1 on 2nd May (DW);
Stonechat Clonque Bay: 2 on 21st Apr [Pair] (DW); Longis Common: 2 on 24th Apr [Pair near beach] (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Wheatear : 1F on 15th Apr (GE); 21 on 24th Apr (DW); Alderney Airport: 2 on 13th Apr [In ploughed field by perimeter fence ] (DW); 1F on 16th Apr (GE); Clonque Bay: 2 on 14th Apr (DW); Longis Bay: 2 on 21st Apr (DW); Platte Saline: 2 on 14th Apr (DW); Kiln Farm, Alderney: 7 on 9th May [2 male, 5 female] (DW); Platte Saline: 1 on 4th May (DW);
Ring Ouzel Alderney golf course: 1 on 21st Apr [Female] (DW/0); Fort Albert: 3 on 24th Apr (DW);
Fieldfare : 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); Alderney golf course: 1 on 20th Apr (JH); Longis Common: 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); 1 on 25th Apr [Jh] (Ds/Db/Apl);
Fan-tailed Warbler : 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); 1 on 22nd Apr (ILP); 1 on 24th Apr (ILP); Longis Common: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr [Db] (Ds/Apl/Jh); 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); Longis Pond: 1 on 19th Apr (DW); : 1 on 4th May (ILP); Longis Common: 2 on 4th May (VF/ILeP);
Grasshopper Warbler : 1 on 24th Apr (ILP); Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 21st Apr [Heard only] (DW);
Sedge Warbler : 2 on 22nd Apr (ILP); Longis Pond: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr [Apl] (Ds/Jh/Db);
Reed Warbler Longis Pond: 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); 1 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Dartford Warbler : 1M on 15th Apr (GE); 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); Giffoine: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 24th Apr (Ds/Apl/jh/Db); Mannez Garenne: 1 on 19th Apr [Calling male] (DW);
Lesser Whitethroat Alderney golf course: 1 on 28th Apr (DW); : 1 on 9th May (ILP);
Whitethroat : 2 on 23rd Apr (ILP); Alderney Community Woodland: 4 on 28th Apr (DW); Longis Common: 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al);
Blackcap Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 4th May [M/F] (VF/ILeP);
Wood Warbler Barrackmaster's Lane: 3 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); 3 on 25th Apr [Apl] (Ds/Jh/Db); 3 on 25th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Chiffchaff Clonque Bay: 5 on 15th Apr (DW); Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 4th May (VF/ILeP);
Willow Warbler : 1 on 21st Apr (ILP); Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); 4 on 23rd Apr [Db] (Ds/Jh/Apl); Rose Farm, Alderney: 1 on 23rd Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB); Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 4th May (VF/ILeP);
Firecrest : 3 on 15th Apr (GE); Alderney Community Woodland: 1 on 21st Apr (DW); 5 on 24th Apr (DW); 2 on 28th Apr (DW); Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 21st Apr [Singing male] (DW); Essex Farm: 1 on 28th Apr (DW);
Spotted Flycatcher Alderney golf course: 1 on 28th Apr (DW); : 1 on 7th May (ILP);
Pied Flycatcher Barrackmaster's Lane: 1 on 23rd Apr [Female] (JH/DS/APL/DB); 1 on 23rd Apr [Apl] (Ds/Jh/Db); 1 on 23rd Apr (APL/et al); Essex Farm: 1 on 20th Apr [Male] (DW);
Blue Tit Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Starling St Anne: 4 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Greenfinch Barrackmaster's Lane: 2 on 24th Apr (JH/DS/APL/DB);
Linnet Longis Common: c40 on 22nd Apr (DW);
Cirl Bunting : 1 on 11th May (ILP);
Reed Bunting : 2 on 8th May (ILP);