Brambling -  Vazon [VAZ]  -  22/11/2021  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Brambling - Vazon [VAZ] - 22/11/2021 - © Rod Ferbrache

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Section Walk - Wednesday 06 October
Meet at Jerbourg car park at 0900 for a walk along the cliffs mainly to watch migrating hirundines. All are welcome.

Recent website maintenance
We have recently made improvements to the running of the website in order to address minor problems such as display issues of certain features and login difficulties. Please let us know through the 'contact us' option (below) if such problems persist. Thanks

Poisoning of Peregrines
Over the last 18 months, four Peregrines and a Buzzard have been found deliberately poisoned, mainly in the north of the island. An unknown number of birds will have been killed but the bodies not found. Pigeon baits laced with deadly chemicals have been used to kill the falcons. Bird Section and La Societe as a whole have so far contributed £2000 in addition to the £7000 anonymous pledges held by Animal Aid. Many local birders have also pledged money. The reward currently stands at over £17,000 which would be paid for information leading to a successful criminal prosecution. Further pledges to this fund can be made by emailing the Section treasurer:

Bird Section Subs 2021
Dear birders, 2021 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. Annual subs pay for costs such as the hosting of this website, nestboxes on La Societe's nature reserves and upkeep of seven public bird hides. By paying just £5, you will be supporting and promoting local birdlife. Online payments preferred - please email for banking details. Alternatively, cheques (payable to La Societe Guernesiaise Ornithology Section) can be sent to Jamie Hooper, 1 Trinity Cottages, Torteval, GY8 0QD. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

Barn Owl Survey 2021
As part of the ongoing Barn Owl survey, we are looking to locate as many breeding sites as possible. If you know of a box, barn or natural site which is being used, please submit the details as a sighting on this website or contact the Guernsey Biological Records Centre. Tel 233571 or email: Records will be treated confidentially.

Protection for local waders
Over the last 40 years, local populations of many wading birds have plummeted and some species have been lost entirely. The long-running 'Wader Count' survey shows that disturbance is a major factor in the decline. If you agree that our waders need urgent protection at key sites, please email the States of Guernsey Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Service (ACLMS) at this address -

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Thu 11th Nov
Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark

Wed 27th Oct
Pleinmont - Hen Harrier still.

Tue 26th Oct
Various sites - small arrival of 3 Snow Buntings

Sat 9th Oct
Ivy Castle - Yellow-browed Warbler ringed.

Sightings Summary

November 2021   GUE   ALD
October 2021   GUE   ALD
September 2021   GUE   ALD
August 2021   GUE   ALD
July 2021   GUE   ALD
June 2021   GUE   ALD
May 2021   GUE   ALD
April 2021   GUE   ALD
March 2021   GUE   ALD
February 2021   GUE   ALD
January 2021   GUE   ALD
All records 2021   GUE   ALD

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26th Nov: Fort Hommet: Snow Bunting
25th Nov: Perelle: Mediterranean Gull
24th Nov: Mt. Herault: Siskin, Brambling
23rd Nov: Colin Best NR: Canada Goose. Ivy Castle / Chateau des Marais: Cattle Egret. Mt. Herault: Mistle Thrush. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret
22nd Nov: Colin Best NR: Canada Goose. Perelle: Mediterranean Gull. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret. Vazon: Brambling
21st Nov: Damouettes Lane: Mistle Thrush. Perelle: Mediterranean Gull. Rue de la Corderie, Vale: Brambling. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret. Vazon: Brambling
20th Nov: Pleinmont: Siskin. Pulias: Black Redstart. RDB : Cattle Egret
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25th Nov: St Anne: Black Redstart
22nd Nov: St Anne: Black Redstart
20th Nov: Essex Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler
19th Nov: Essex Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler
18th Nov: Essex Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler. Platte Saline: Black Redstart. St Anne: Black Redstart
17th Nov: Essex Farm: Yellow-browed Warbler. Kiln Farm, Alderney: Cattle Egret, Mistle Thrush
16th Nov: Crabby Bay: Black Redstart
12th Nov: Longis Bay: Purple Sandpiper
10th Nov: Essex Farm: Siskin. St Anne: Black Redstart, Coal Tit
9th Nov: Alderney Community Woodland: Coal Tit
8th Nov: Essex Farm: Coal Tit. St Anne: Coal Tit, Brambling. Vau de Saou, Alderney: Coal Tit, Brambling
7th Nov: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Corbletts Quarry, Alderney: Pochard. Longis Bay: Mediterranean Gull
3rd Nov: Fort Houmet Herbe: Snow Bunting
30th Oct: Braye Bay: Snow Bunting
28th Oct: Giffoine: Siskin. St Anne: Siskin
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Observers submitting records this month

Wayne Turner (191); Peter Vaudin (122); Daniel Whitelegg (64); Mark Lawlor (34); Mark Guppy (32); Dave Carre (23); Julie Davis (20); Tony Bisson (14); Mary Simmons (11); Nina Elliott (10); Anthony Loaring (8); Chris Sharman (7); Carolyn Brouard (6); Rod Ferbrache (3); Stuart Dunn (2); David Spicer (2); Kevin Childs (2); Ian Le Page (1); Andy Marquis (1); Tim Bishop (1); Albert Harvey (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1993 Guernsey's ninth record of Water Pipit was found at La Claire Mare.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 195

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