-  Fort Hommet  -  17/6/2024  -  © Wayne Turner
- Fort Hommet - 17/6/2024 - © Wayne Turner

Announcements / news items

Next Outdoor Meeting - Friday 16th August
The next outing will be on Friday 16th August, starting at 7pm with a bar meal at the Imperial Hotel. This will be followed by an owl watch at the Scramble Track car park. The meal is for members and family but the walk is open to all.

Next Indoor Meeting - Thursday 5th September
The next indoor meeting will be Thursday 5th September, 7.30pm at Candie. There will not be a meeting in July. Please email ornithology@societe.org.gg if there is any topic you would like added to the agenda. The meeting will include a talk by Harry Ewing of the BTO on his fieldwork with Curlews.

Bird Section Subs 2024
Dear birders, 2024 Bird Section subscriptions can be paid now. 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. Cash or online payments only please - please email jamie.hooper@cwgsy.net for banking details. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

Barn Owl Survey 2023
Many thanks to the volunteers who monitored known nest sites. This work was helped by more trail cams purchased with a grant from the Nature Commission. There was confirmed breeding at 19 sites, a further seven boxes were used for roosting. At least 34 chicks fledged successfully. Together with adults, we had a minimum population of 81 birds. We were unable to get information from two of the 2022 breeding sites and breeding failed at another two sites. Overall, numbers are up on 2022, mainly because we added six sites to the survey.

Colin Best NR - hide access
At present La Societe does not hold a lease on this nature reserve. The hide overlooking the freshwater Scrape is still in situ but is in a state of disrepair. The landowner remains happy for people to access the hide (only) but visitors will not be covered by La Societe's insurance.

Use of uploaded photographs
We are always pleased for people to upload their photos to the website. For clarification, from now on, by submitting photos to this website, you agree that they may be used by the Ornithology Section and La Société Guernesiaise for publications such as newsletters, event posters, reports, surveys etc. Photos will be credited where possible. Sharing photos and sightings on this website helps to improve out wildlife knowledge and contributes to science and conservation.

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 - aclms@gov.gg

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Jerbourg Road - probable Indigo Bunting photographed at a garden feeder.

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Bordeaux - Cirl Bunting

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Pulias - Cirl Bunting

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Bordeaux - Nightjar

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Interesting records submitted online


21st Jun: Rue des Bergers: Green Sandpiper, Greenshank
18th Jun: Vale Pond: Greenshank
16th Jun: Trinity: Long-eared Owl
8th Jun: Pleinmont: Balearic Shearwater
7th Jun: La Maraive, Vale: Cuckoo. Reservoir: Cuckoo
4th Jun: Pleinmont: Hen Harrier
1st Jun: Gallotin Quarry: Cetti's Warbler
30th May: Chouet Hide: Balearic Shearwater. Chouet: Balearic Shearwater
28th May: Grande Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Pezeries: Grey Seal
27th May: Co-operative supermarket car park, St. Martin's: Hobby
26th May: Hanois: Balearic Shearwater
25th May: Fort Hommet: Spotted Flycatcher. Rue du Monnaie: Tufted Duck
24th May: Bordeaux: Spotted Flycatcher, Cirl Bunting. Fort Le Crocq: Storm Petrel
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Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (101); Julie Davis (88); Dave Carre (6); Tony Bisson (6); Eleanor Atkinson (4); Anthony Loaring (3); Vic Froome (2); Jamie Hooper (2); Mark Lawlor (1); Mark Guppy (1);

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Wild species recorded this year to date: 166

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