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 Herm: 6 on 3rd (0/0); 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Petit Bot: 3 on 1st May (JD); Shingle Bank: 1 on 5th May [In flight] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Manx Shearwater Jaonneuse: 20+ on 5th May (MPL); c20 on 5th May [Loitering offshore] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 100+ on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DC); Pleinmont: 50 on 18th May (EDA/JH); Rousse: 100+ on 1st May (MPL); Shingle Bank: 20+ on 5th May (MPL); c20 on 5th May [Loitering offshore] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Balearic Shearwater Jaonneuse: 5+ on 5th May (VF);
Storm Petrel Jaonneuse: 1 on 5th May [Feeding offshore @20:30 hours] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Cormorant Herm: 5 on 3rd May (0/0); Reservoir: 6 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Shag Herm: 20 on 3rd May (0/0);
Little Egret Herm: 1 on 3rd May (0/0); 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 4 on 1st May (JD); Vingtaine de L'Epine: 1 on 2nd May (AJB);
Great White Egret Vale Pond: 1 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DC); 1 on 5th May (EDA);
Grey Heron Reservoir: 1 on 5th May [1st-summer on east raft] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Spoonbill Vale Pond: 1 on 1st May (Ds); 1 on 3rd May (KC);
Shelduck Claire Mare: 3 on 14th May [pair with one young] (MCS); Herm: 5 on 3rd May (0/0);
Shoveler Reservoir: 1 on 5th May (MPL); 1 on 5th May [Drake in flight @05:30 hrs] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Marsh Harrier Claire Mare: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Herm: 1 on 3rd May (0/0); Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/Jev); Shingle Bank: 1 on 17th May (Pjv/Jev); Vingtaine de L'Epine: 1 on 2nd May [Male] (AJB);
Sparrowhawk Fauxquets Valley: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Vauvert: 1 on 19th May (Pjv/Jev);
Buzzard Herm: 1 on 3rd May (0/0); 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Vauvert: 2 on 4th May (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 2 on 1st May (JD);
Osprey Capelles: 1 on 8th May (RAF);
Kestrel Herm: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Merlin Jaonneuse: 1 on 11th May (KC); Rocquaine: 1 on 5th May [Flew low inland at the Old Fish Factory @06:30 hrs] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 1 on 5th May (MPL);
Hobby Grande Mare: 1 on 5th May (KC); Pleinmont: 1 on 11th May (MAG/CJM/JH); 1 on 11th May [Headed east] (JH/MAG/CM);
Pheasant Herm: 3 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Moorhen Vale Pond: 1 on 1st May (JD);
Coot Vale Pond: 4 on 1st May [2 adults and 2 chicks] (JD);
Oystercatcher Herm: 8+ on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Golden Plover Vazon: 1 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DJC);
Grey Plover Vazon: 2 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 1 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 5th May [CB, Summer] (VF/KC/DJC);
Knot Les Bordes, [Claire Mare]: 1 on 13th May [Breeding plumage] (JH);
Sanderling Shingle Bank: 1 on 5th May [Roosting on offshore rocks with Turnstone] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Dunlin Vazon: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 1 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DJC); 1 on 14th May (MCS);
Bar-tailed Godwit Fort Le Crocq: 1 on 5th May (MCS); Grandes Havres: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Perelle: 2 on 6th May (CAL);
Whimbrel Fort Le Crocq: 12 on 5th May (MCS); Shingle Bank: 1 on 1st May (Pjv/Jev);
Curlew Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Greenshank Vale Pond: 1 on 12th May (KC);
Common Sandpiper Albecq: 1 on 6th May [In bay] (AJB); Bordeaux: 1 on 1st May (Pjv/Jev); Reservoir: 1 on 10th May (MCS); Shingle Bank: 1 on 11th May (VF);
Lesser Black-backed Gull Petit Bot: 2 on 1st May (JD);
Herring Gull Petit Bot: 20 on 1st May (JD);
Great Black-backed Gull Petit Bot: 4 on 1st May (JD);
Kittiwake Jaonneuse: c6 on 5th May [Loitering offshore] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 2 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DC); Shingle Bank: c6 on 5th May [Loitering offshore] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Sandwich Tern Fort Doyle: 2 on 5th May (KC);
Common Tern Fort Doyle: 3 on 5th May (MPL); 2 on 5th May (KC);
Guillemot Fort Doyle: 2 on 5th May [Separate individuals flying east] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Herm: 2 on 5th May (KC);
Razorbill Herm: 2 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Puffin Herm: 2 on 5th May (KC); 6 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Stock Dove Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Woodpigeon Herm: 4 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Portelet: 3 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 4 on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Collared Dove Vauvert: 1 on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Turtle Dove Pleinmont: 1 on 5th May (MPL); 1 on 5th May [Perched in tree in back garden of 'La Mare' @17:25 hrs] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Cuckoo Pezeries: 1 on 14th May (MAG); Pleinmont: 1 on 10th May [Camping field Pines] (MAG);
Barn Owl Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (MPL);
Nightjar Rocquaine: 1 on 5th May [Jb] (Ds/Apl/Jh); 1 on 5th May (APL/JH/DS/JB); 1 on 5th May [Sat in road at 0450] (JH/DS/APL/JB);
Swift Grande Mare: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Le Villocq: 1 on 2nd May (DJC); Les Delisles, CAT: 3 on 10th May (MCS); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (MAG); 1 on 7th May (CAL); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Salerie Corner: 1 on 5th May [Jb] (Ds/Apl/Jh); 1 on 5th May (APL/JH/DS/JB); Vale Pond: 1 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DC); Vauvert: 3 on 4th May (Pjv/0); 4 on 6th May (Pjv/0); 3 on 7th May (Pjv/Jev); 14+ on 8th May (Pjv/Jev); 10+ on 10th May (Pjv/Jev); 15 on 11th May (MAG); 15+ on 11th May (Pjv/0); 6 on 11th May (MAG); Vingtaine de L'Epine: 1 on 2nd May (AJB);
Hoopoe Route de Pleinmont, TOR: 1 on 8th May [Around lane to Creux Mahie] (Via JH);
Great Spotted Woodpecker King's Mills: 1 on 15th May (MAG); Reservoir: 1 on 5th May [Jb] (Ds/Apl/Jh); Rue des Hougues, CAT: 1 on 6th May [Male] (AJB);
Sand Martin Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (KC); Vingtaine de L'Epine: c.70 on 2nd May (AJB);
Swallow Herm: 20+ on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); Pleinmont: 30 on 1st May (JD); Vingtaine de L'Epine: c.30 on 2nd May (AJB);
House Martin Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); 2 on 1st May (EDA/RDA/PWA); Rue de Valniquets: 7 on 1st May (JD); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th May (KC);
Tree Pipit Pleinmont: 1 on 5th May (MPL);
Meadow Pipit Herm: 4 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Jaonneuse: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Yellow Wagtail Herm: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Mt. Herault: 5 on 5th May (MPL); 5 on 5th May [Feeding flock] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Shingle Bank: 3 on 5th May (KC); Vingtaine de L'Epine: 2 on 3rd May (AJB);
Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed) Mt. Herault: 1 on 5th May (MPL); 1 on 5th May [Male in feeding flock with 5 Yellow Wagtails] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
White Wagtail (alba) Vingtaine de L'Epine: 2 on 2nd May (AJB);
Wren Herm: 10 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 3 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 4 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Dunnock Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Petit Bot: 3 on 1st May (JD); Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); Vauvert: 1 on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Robin Herm: 4 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Petit Bot: 1 on 1st May (JD); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 3 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Nightingale Icart: 1 on 11th May [Singing at the blue bell walk at 16.10] (MAG);
Whinchat La Valette, SPP: 1 on 2nd May (VF/JF); Pleinmont: 2 on 5th May (MPL); 2 on 5th May [Male + female at weedy corridor (6pm) ] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); 1 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 5th May [CB] (VF/KC/DJC); 1 on 10th May (MAG); 1 on 11th May (CAL);
Stonechat Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May [Male] (JD);
Wheatear Fort Hommet: 3 on 10th May (AJB); Fort Le Marchant: 2 on 1st May (AJB); Herm: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Jaonneuse: 1 on 5th May (MCS); Les Amarreurs: 1 on 5th May (MCS); Lihou Island: 6 on 10th May (AJB);
Blackbird Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 3 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Song Thrush Herm: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Petit Bot: 1 on 1st May (JD); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Cetti's Warbler Catioroc: 1 on 3rd May [Heard] (AJB); Claire Mare: 1 on 1st May [singing male] (PWA/RDA/EDA); 1 on 5th May [Singing male] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Grande Mare: 1 on 10th May [heard near soc orchid field] (MCS); Grands Marais/Pre: 3+ on 3rd May (Pjv/0); 2 on 17th May (Pjv/0); Herm: 3 on 3rd May (Section Meeting); Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); 1 on 14th May (MAG); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 1st May [singing male] (PWA/RDA); 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 1st May [singing male] (PWA/RDA); 1 on 1st May (JD);
Sedge Warbler Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 5th May (KC); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 8th May (CAL);
Reed Warbler Grands Marais/Pre: 6+ on 3rd May (Pjv/0); 1 on 5th May (KC); 4 on 17th May (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 1 on 11th May [Camping field] (MAG); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 9th May (EDA); Saumarez Nature Trail: 1 on 11th May [Mare de Carteret Reedbed] (AJB); Vingtaine de L'Epine: 2 on 2nd May (AJB);
Dartford Warbler The Odeon: 1 on 1st May (VF);
Lesser Whitethroat Creux Mahie: 1 on 11th May [sitting up singing close views] (VF/JF); Icart NR: 1 on 9th May [Poss 2] (VF);
Whitethroat Fort Hommet: 1 on 10th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 11th May (AJB); Icart NR: 3+ on 9th May (VF); Pleinmont: 3 on 1st May (JD); 2 on 1st May (EDA/RDA/PWA);
Garden Warbler Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 16th May (MAG); Le Bigard: 1 on 10th May [east on cliff path] (VF); Rue Patey : 1 on 10th May [Reservoir end of green lane, middle arm ] (MCS);
Blackcap Herm: 10 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Icart: 1 on 12th May (Pjv/0); Jerbourg: 2 on 5th May (Pjv/Jev); Petit Bot: 1 on 1st May (JD); Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 2 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 5th May (KC); 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 2 on 1st May (JD);
Chiffchaff Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 17th May [Carrying food] (Pjv/0); Herm: 6 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Icart: 1 on 12th May (Pjv/0); Petit Bot: 1 on 1st May (JD); Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 2 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 6 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 1st May (JD);
Willow Warbler Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May [Singing ] (EDA/RDA/PWA);
Goldcrest Barn Tearoom: 1 on 1st May (VF);
Firecrest Pezeries: 1 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Saumarez Park: 1 on 5th May (MCS/JPD); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 1st May (JD);
Spotted Flycatcher Fort Hommet: 1 on 10th May (AJB); 1 on 10th May [Active in Pines] (Chris Wilkinson/0); 1 on 10th May [in Pines] (DJC/LJC); 1 on 10th May (VF/JF); 2 on 11th May (CAL); 3 on 11th May [In pines ] (AJB); Pleinmont: 1 on 11th May [perched in bush] (Chris W/0); 1 on 11th May [Camping field] (MAG); 1 on 14th May (VF); Saumarez Nature Trail: 1 on 11th May [In trees adjacent to Mare de Carteret Playing Field] (AJB);
Long-tailed Tit Pleinmont: 1 on 17th May (Pjv/Jev); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May [At nest] (Pjv/0); Rue de Valniquets: 1 on 1st May (JD); Talbot Valley: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Blue Tit Barn Tearoom: 2 on 1st May (VF); Herm: 1 on 7th May (Pjv/0);
Great Tit Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 2 on 1st May (JD); Vauvert: 1 on 11th May (Pjv/0); 1 on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Short-toed Treecreeper Saumarez Park: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Magpie Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Jackdaw Creux Mahie, TOR: 2 on 5th May (MPL); Tielles: 2 on 5th May [In horse field (PM)] (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM);
Carrion Crow Portelet: 3 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0);
Hooded Crow Catioroc: 1 on 1st May (MAG); 1 on 2nd May (VF/JF);
Raven Herm: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Mt. Herault: 1 on 5th May (WRT/MAG MPL/CJM); Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd May (Pjv/Jev); Portelet: 1 on 1st May [Over] (JD);
House Sparrow Petit Bot: 2 on 1st May (JD); Vauvert: 30+ on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Chaffinch Herm: 4 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pezeries: 2 on 1st May (JD); Portelet: 3 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 16 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vaux de Monel: 1 on 1st May (JD);
Greenfinch Pleinmont: 1 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 1 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 1st May (JD);
Goldfinch Herm: 3 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pezeries: 4 on 1st May (JD); Reservoir: 2 on 14th May (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 2 on 7th May (Pjv/Jev); 2 on 12th May (Pjv/Jev);
Linnet Herm: 6 on 7th May (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 10 on 1st May (JD);
Bullfinch Jerbourg: 2 on 4th May [pair] (MCS);
Grey Seal Pezeries: 4 on 14th May (MAG);
Painted Lady Grands Marais/Pre: 1 on 16th May (MAG);
Green Hairstreak Fort Hommet: 2 on 16th May (MAG); Pezeries: 3 on 14th May (MAG);