Common Rosefinch -  Pleinmont [PLE]  -  6/11/2018  -  ©  Rockdweller
Common Rosefinch - Pleinmont [PLE] - 6/11/2018 - © Rockdweller

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BIRD SECTION MEETING - Thursday 01 November
This month's Bird Section meeting will be held at Candie on Thursday 01 November, at the slightly later time of 8pm. All are welcome.

Bird Section Subs 2018
Dear birders, 2018 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. Each year, the annual subs pay for costs such as the hosting of this website, nestboxes on La Societe's nature reserves and upkeep of the seven public bird hides. By paying just £5, you will be supporting and promoting local birdlife. Please send payment 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.

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 -

Alderney Bird Observatory website
The ABO site is now live and has daily blogs from John Horton, the ABO warden. Well worth a look -

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Mon 5th Nov
Pleinmont - Common Rosefinch in LSG fields.

Mon 29th Oct
Pleinmont - Penduline Tit still present.

Thu 25th Oct
Pleinmont - first-year Penduline Tit in LSG seeded fields.

Sat 20th Oct
PLeinmont - various migrant including Short-eared Owl, Lesser Redpoll, Woodlark, Reed Bunting, Mistle Thrush, Brambling, Ring Ouzel. Claire Mare - Spoonbill.

Sightings Summary

November 2018   GUE   ALD
October 2018   GUE   ALD
September 2018   GUE   ALD
August 2018   GUE   ALD
July 2018   GUE   ALD
June 2018   GUE   ALD
May 2018   GUE   ALD
April 2018   GUE   ALD
March 2018   GUE   ALD
February 2018   GUE   ALD
January 2018   GUE   ALD
All records 2018   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Last Updated on November 15, 5:30 PM GMT
Situation Mostly Cloudy
Wind South at 0 mph
Temp 13.3°C
Pressure 1019 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


15th Nov: Trinity: Brambling
14th Nov: Richmond: Kingfisher. Rue de Valniquets: Brambling. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret, Jack Snipe
13th Nov: Claire Mare: Reed Bunting, Water Pipit. Pulias: Black Redstart. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret, Jack Snipe. Shingle Bank: Black Redstart
12th Nov: Claire Mare: Water Pipit, Spoonbill. Fort Saumarez: Black Redstart. Pezeries: Grey Seal, Yellow-browed Warbler. Pleinmont: Common Crossbill, Reed Bunting, Lapland Bunting. Rue des Bergers: Cattle Egret
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14th Nov: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Siskin, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler
12th Nov: Chateau a l'Etoc: Mediterranean Gull
10th Nov: Chateau a l'Etoc: Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull
8th Nov: Alderney golf course: Mistle Thrush. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull
6th Nov: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Reed Bunting, Siskin, Rough-legged Buzzard, Brambling, Cetti's Warbler, Mediterranean Gull
5th Nov: Fort Houmet Herbe: Rough-legged Buzzard. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Brambling. Mannez Quarry: Woodlark
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Observers submitting records this month

ABO (315); Albert Harvey (114); Bob Murphy (90); Wayne Turner (78); Ian Le Page (70); Peter Vaudin (49); Paul Veron (22); Mark Lawlor (21); Mary Simmons (20); Mark Guppy (19); Andy Marquis (17); Dave Carre (13); Nigel Pletts (12); Peter Ward (9); Tony Bisson (6); Anthony Loaring (4); Liz Thomson (1); Andrew Smith (1); Nicholas Gaudion (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1997 Guernsey's tenth record of Long-tailed Duck was found at Pembroke by V.E.Froome.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 217

(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)
(Species recorded in 2012: 215)
(Species recorded in 2011: 208)
(Species recorded in 2010: 210)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 195
Bob Murphy - 191
Anthony Loaring - 186
Jamie Hooper - 184
ABO - 171
David Spicer - 168
Vic Froome - 165
Andy Marquis - 156
Mary Simmons - 149
Rod Ferbrache - 149
Albert Harvey - 146
Paul Veron - 131
Kevin Childs - 124
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Nigel Pletts - 99
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 87
Peter Ward - 73
Tim Earl - 72
Dave Carre - 37
Phil Atkinson - 2
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