Guernsey Birds - Monthly Summaries
2024

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


Fulmar Corbiere: 1 on 1st (VF/JF); Herm: 15 on 6th Apr (VF); Jaonneuse: 1 on 5th Apr (KC); Jethou: 14 on 6th Apr (VF); La Valette, SPP: 1 on 1st Apr [South] (VF/JF);
Manx Shearwater Pleinmont: 1 on 1st Apr [Heading north] (JH); 4 on 4th Apr (APL/JH/DS); 6 on 4th Apr (Ds/Apl/Jh); 4 on 5th Apr (AJB);
Gannet Miellette: 3 on 7th Apr [Offshore] (JD);
Cormorant Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 6 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Shag Omptolle: 3 on 7th Apr (JD);
Night-heron Rue des Bergers: 1 on 15th Apr (VF/APL/ds);
Cattle Egret Rue des Houges, SSV: 1 on 6th Apr (MAG);
Little Egret Claire Mare: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Spoonbill Claire Mare: 1 on 13th Apr [Via JH] (David Earl);
Canada Goose Vale Pond: 4 on 14th Apr (Pjv/0);
Brent Goose Jethou: 8 on 6th Apr (VF);
Shelduck Claire Mare: 2 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Teal Claire Mare: 7 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Mallard Grands Marais/Pre: 3 on 5th Apr (JD); 12 on 5th Apr [3 family groups] (JD); 3 on 5th Apr [Female] (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Paradis: 3 on 5th Apr (JD);
Black Kite Colin Best NR: 1 on 13th Apr (ADM); 1 on 14th Apr (ds); Courtil de Bas, STS: 1 on 14th Apr (VF/JF); Fermain: 1 on 13th Apr [Heading west at 11.44] (MAG);
Marsh Harrier Bordeaux: 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 2 on 13th Apr (ADM/et al); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 2nd Apr (SD); 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 15th Apr (Pjv/0);
Sparrowhawk Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 7th Apr (TJB/JD); 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0);
Buzzard Herm: 2 on 6th Apr (VF); Icart: 1 on 12th Apr (JD); Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Pleinmont: 2+ on 13th Apr (ADM/et al); Reservoir: 3 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 4 on 11th Apr (Pjv/Jev);
Osprey Herm: 1 on 6th Apr (VF);
Kestrel Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Pheasant Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0);
Moorhen Rue des Bergers: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0);
Coot Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Oystercatcher Houmet Paradis Island: 1 on 7th Apr (JD); Miellette: 18 on 7th Apr (JD);
Golden Plover Pleinmont: 4 on 8th Apr [Flew low over fields.] (JH); 4 on 8th Apr (MAG); 1 on 10th Apr [LSG west field. Male in full breeding plumage.] (DJC/LJC);
Purple Sandpiper Jaonneuse: 1 on 6th Apr (KC); 12 on 13th Apr (MPL);
Bar-tailed Godwit Shingle Bank: 1 on 16th Apr [In flight with a group of Curlew] (APL/JH/DS); 1 on 16th Apr [In passing flock of 7 Curlew] (JH/DS/APL);
Whimbrel Shingle Bank: 3 on 11th Apr (Ds/Apl/Jh); 1 on 12th Apr (AJB);
Redshank Miellette: 1 on 7th Apr (JD);
Greenshank Grande Mare: 1 on 15th Apr (GD/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 15th Apr [Flew in.] (JH); 1 on 15th Apr (EDA);
Common Sandpiper Jaonneuse: 1 on 11th Apr (MAG); Reservoir: 1 on 13th Apr (VF/JF); 1 on 14th Apr (MPL); Vale Pond: 2 on 13th Apr (EDA/RDA); 1 on 14th Apr (Pjv/0);
Turnstone Castle emplacement: 4 on 3rd Apr (Pjv/Jev); Jaonneuse: 31 on 6th Apr (KC); 21 on 9th Apr (Pjv/Jev); Town Harbour: 3 on 7th Apr (JD/0);
Great Skua Mont Cuet: 1 on 12th Apr (3/0);
Lesser Black-backed Gull Houmet Paradis Island: 3 on 7th Apr (JD);
Herring Gull Bordeaux: 28 on 7th Apr (JD); Houmet Paradis Island: 69 on 7th Apr (JD); Icart: 5 on 12th Apr (JD); Omptolle: 10 on 7th Apr (JD); Paradis: 2 on 5th Apr (JD); Petils Bay: 5 on 7th Apr (JD);
Great Black-backed Gull Bordeaux: 3 on 7th Apr (JD); Icart: 1 on 12th Apr (JD); Omptolle: 6 on 7th Apr [3 apparently occupied sites] (JD);
Sandwich Tern Belle Greve Bay: 6 on 3rd Apr (MPL); Fort Doyle: 6 on 6th Apr [Close in passing fort] (Chris W/0); Grandes Havres: 1 on 8th Apr (MPL); Herm: 8 on 6th Apr (VF); Perelle: 2 on 4th Apr (JH); Rocquaine: 1 on 4th Apr (JH/DS/APL); Shingle Bank: 2 on 3rd Apr (Pjv/Jev); Town Harbour: 2 on 7th Apr (JD/0); Vazon: 2 on 4th Apr (JH/DS/APL);
Guillemot Jethou: 20+ on 6th Apr (VF); L'Ancresse: 2 on 1st Apr (CAL); Little Russell: 8 on 6th Apr (VF);
Razorbill Herm: 1 on 6th Apr (VF); Jethou: 30+ on 6th Apr (VF);
Stock Dove Reservoir: 3 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Woodpigeon Foulon: 4 on 14th Apr (JD); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 3 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 10 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 2 on 5th Apr (JD);
Collared Dove Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD);
Turtle Dove Le Bigard: 1 on 12th Apr [seen and heard] (VF);
Cuckoo Les Tracheries: 1 on 10th Apr (1/0);
Short-eared Owl L'Ancresse: 1 on 1st Apr [roosting in the rewilding area of the golf course] (DJC/LJC);
Bee-eater Les Traudes: 1 on 14th Apr (RAF); St Martin (Parish): 1 on 14th Apr (RAF);
Hoopoe Fermain Road off Becquet Road, St. Peter Port: 1 on 11th Apr [Incidental. In garden. Poor quality photo obtained. ] (Chris Legge); Val Longis: 1 on 12th Apr (via PKV);
Great Spotted Woodpecker Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Sand Martin Claire Mare: 3 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); Fauxquets Valley: 100+ on 13th Apr (VF/JF); Grande Mare: 2 on 1st Apr (CAL/0); c.10 on 2nd Apr (MPL); Grands Marais/Pre: 3 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 6 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 4 on 11th Apr (Ds/Apl/Jh);
Swallow Grande Mare: 3 on 2nd Apr (MPL); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 7th Apr (TJB/JD); 4 on 9th Apr [Feeding over the newly-scraped reed beds.] (JD/0); 3 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); Herm: 8 on 6th Apr (VF); L'Ancresse: 1 on 1st Apr (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 2 on 13th Apr (ADM/et al); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 5th Apr (CAL); 15+ on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); 20 on 11th Apr (Ds/Apl/Jh); Rue des Hougues, STA: 2 on 6th Apr (MAG); Shingle Bank: 2 on 1st Apr (AJB); 1 on 1st Apr (APL); Vale Pond: 1 on 6th Apr (KC);
House Martin Pleinmont: 1 on 12th Apr (MAG); Saumarez Park: 1 on 11th Apr (APL/JH/DS); 1 on 11th Apr [In small group of hirundines over pond] (JH/DS/APL); 1 on 11th Apr (Ds/Apl/Jh);
Rock Pipit Town Harbour: 1 on 7th Apr (JD/0);
Yellow Wagtail Pleinmont: 4 on 12th Apr [LSG fields east] (DJC); 2 on 12th Apr (MAG); 1 on 12th Apr [LSG fields] (JH); 3 on 12th Apr (APL); 2 on 13th Apr (VF/JF); 11 on 13th Apr [lsg fields east 18-15 seperate to the scramble track birds] (DJC/LJC); 6 on 13th Apr [in sheep field next to scramble track 18-10] (DJC/LJC); 4 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0); 3 on 13th Apr (CAL);
White Wagtail (alba) Lihou Island: 7 on 12th Apr (AJB); Pleinmont: 10 on 12th Apr (MAG); 5 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0);
Wren Grands Marais/Pre: 4 on 5th Apr [One with nesting material.] (JD); icart: 4 on 7th Apr [Between Icart and Le Jaonnet.] (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 2 on 5th Apr (JD);
Dunnock Bordeaux: 2 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Icart: 2 on 12th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Robin Bordeaux: 2 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Foulon: 5 on 14th Apr (JD); Grands Marais/Pre: 2 on 5th Apr (JD); Les Fauconnaires: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Paradis: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 3 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 5th Apr (Pjv/0);
Redstart Lihou Island: 1 on 12th Apr [Male] (AJB);
Stonechat Pleinmont: 2+ on 13th Apr (ADM/et al);
Wheatear Fort Hommet: 3 on 12th Apr (AJB); Fort Le Marchant: 5 on 5th Apr (AJB); Jaonneuse: 7 on 5th Apr (DJC); 4 on 5th Apr (KC); 4 on 11th Apr (MAG); Lihou Island: 8+ on 12th Apr (AJB); Petils Bay: 1 on 5th Apr (Pjv/Jev); Pleinmont: 3 on 5th Apr [In LSG fields] (JH); 6 on 6th Apr (MAG); c20 on 12th Apr [East of the scramble track on the muck heaps] (DJC); 1 on 13th Apr [lsg field east] (DJC/LJC); Rue des Hougues, CAT: 1 on 6th Apr (EDA/RDA); Shingle Bank: 5 on 5th Apr (MAG); 3 on 12th Apr (AJB);
Ring Ouzel Les Buttes: 2 on 5th Apr (VF/DC/APL); 1 on 5th Apr (CAL); Les Prevosts Road: 2 on 5th Apr (DJC); 2 on 5th Apr [Female-types] (JH); 2 on 5th Apr [Male and female ] (MAG); Rue des Hougues, STA: 1 on 6th Apr [Female ] (MAG);
Blackbird Foulon: 4 on 14th Apr (JD); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 4th Apr [Female collecting nesting material] (JD/0); Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 2 on 5th Apr [Males] (JD);
Song Thrush Les Truchots, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Rue du Clos, St Sampson: 1 on 6th Apr (KC);
Redwing Jaonneuse: 1 on 11th Apr (MAG); Pleinmont: 3 on 3rd Apr [Foraging on bare ground] (JH); 1 on 12th Apr [BBC Field] (JH); Rue des Hougues, STA: 9 on 6th Apr (MAG); Rue du Clos, St Sampson: 1 on 6th Apr (KC);
Cetti's Warbler Grands Marais/Pre: 3 on 5th Apr (JD); 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 1 on 12th Apr [Singing above Pezzeries] (MAG); 1 on 13th Apr (1/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 15th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Grasshopper Warbler Creux Mahie: 1 on 13th Apr (VF);
Sedge Warbler Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 8th Apr [Singing in reeds at the back of the pond.] (TJB/JD); Jaonneuse: 1 on 13th Apr (MPL); Vale Pond: 1 on 14th Apr (VF);
Reed Warbler Rue des Bergers: 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 14th Apr (Pjv/0);
Lesser Whitethroat Pleinmont: 1 on 16th Apr (VF); 1 on 16th Apr [Heard & seen] (APL/JH/DS); 1 on 16th Apr [Singing occasionally around Camping Field] (JH/DS/APL);
Whitethroat Creux Mahie: 1 on 13th Apr (VF); Pleinmont: 1 on 13th Apr (ADM/et al);
Garden Warbler Bordeaux: 1 on 12th Apr [Heard and seen ] (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 14th Apr [Seen] (VF); 1 on 16th Apr (APL/ILP/NJ);
Blackcap Bordeaux: 2 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 5th Apr [Male] (JD); 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Herm: 5 on 6th Apr (VF); Icart: 1 on 12th Apr (JD); Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Paradis: 1 on 5th Apr [Male] (JD); Pezeries: 21 on 5th Apr (MAG); Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 1 on 6th Apr (EDA/RDA); 1 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Chiffchaff Bordeaux: 4 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); 2 on 12th Apr [One with pollen horns.Both ringed at site.] (JD); 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Herm: 16 on 6th Apr (VF); Icart: 4 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0); Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Lihou Island: 1 on 12th Apr [In tamarisks] (AJB); Reservoir: 6 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 6 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0);
Willow Warbler Chouet Refuse Tip: 1 on 5th Apr (KC); Claire Mare: 2 on 14th Apr (ds); Herm: 2 on 6th Apr (VF); Jerbourg: 1 on 6th Apr (VF); Lihou Island: 1 on 12th Apr [In tamarisks] (AJB); Pezeries: 1 on 5th Apr (MAG); Reservoir: 5 on 4th Apr (MAG); 1 on 6th Apr (EDA/RDA); Rue de la Corderie, Vale: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th Apr (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 5th Apr (Pjv/0);
Firecrest Foulon: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Pezeries: 2 on 5th Apr (MAG); Reservoir: 3 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 5 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 1 on 5th Apr (JD);
Pied Flycatcher Delancey Park: 1 on 14th Apr (VF); Route de St Andre: 1 on 11th Apr (APL/JH/MAG); 1 on 11th Apr [Male] (MAG); Route de St André: 1 on 11th Apr [Male] (JH/MAG/APL); Route de St André : 1 on 11th Apr [In trees along main road at bottom of dip] (EDA/RDA/PGPA); St Andrew (Parish): 1 on 11th Apr (CAL);
Long-tailed Tit Bordeaux: 2 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Rue du Clos, St Sampson: 2 on 6th Apr (KC);
Blue Tit Bordeaux: 1 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Foulon: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Fauconnaires: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 3 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 3 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 1 on 5th Apr (JD);
Great Tit Bordeaux: 4 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Foulon: 3 on 14th Apr (JD); Grands Marais/Pre: 2 on 5th Apr (JD); Icart: 2 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 5 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Rue de la Corderie, Vale: 2 on 5th Apr (JD); Vauvert: 1 on 5th Apr (Pjv/0);
Golden Oriole Rue des Hougues, CAT: 2 on 14th Apr (MPL); 2 on 14th Apr [Males] (JH/APL/CL/MPL);
Magpie Foulon: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Grands Marais/Pre: 3 on 5th Apr (JD); Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD);
Jackdaw Colin Best NR: 1 on 14th Apr (ds); Creux Mahie: 1 on 13th Apr (CAL); Pleinmont: 2 on 12th Apr (MAG);
Rook Fauxquets Valley: 1 on 8th Apr (MAG);
Carrion Crow Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 6 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0); Rue de L'Epine, VAL: 4 on 5th Apr (JD);
Raven Bordeaux: 2 on 12th Apr (Pjv/0); Petils Bay: 1 on 5th Apr (Pjv/Jev); Reservoir: 1 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
House Sparrow Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 4 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 2 on 14th Apr (JD);
Chaffinch Foulon: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Icart: 6 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0); Les Fauconnaires: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Ruettes, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 15 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 17 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Greenfinch Icart: 2 on 13th Apr (Pjv/0); Reservoir: 4 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0); 2 on 16th Apr (Pjv/0);
Goldfinch Icart: 1 on 12th Apr (JD); Les Truchots, St Andrew: 1 on 14th Apr (JD); Paradis: 1 on 5th Apr (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 4th Apr (Pjv/0);
Linnet Icart: 4 on 12th Apr (JD); Pleinmont: 20+ on 13th Apr (ADM/et al); Tielles: 2 on 13th Apr (EDA/RDA);
Grey Seal Pezeries: 1 on 5th Apr (MAG);
Peacock Butterfly Bordeaux: 3 on 3rd Apr (MAG);
Comma Bordeaux: 1 on 3rd Apr (MAG);
Large Tortoiseshell Les Raies : 1 on 4th Apr (MAG);