Guernsey Birds - Monthly Summaries
2023

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


Fulmar Pelagic: 1 on 9th (JD); St Martins Point: 2 on 1st Sep [pair flying close in south to the point] (VF);
Cory's Shearwater Jaonneuse: 18 on 2nd Sep (KC); Pelagic: 1 on 9th Sep (JD); 1 on 9th Sep [Hurd Deep ] (JH/et al); Pleinmont: c10 on 2nd Sep [Circling over a mile SW of headland @9am ] (WRT);
Sooty Shearwater Jaonneuse: 11 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Manx Shearwater Jaonneuse: 4 on 2nd Sep (KC); 1 on 23rd Sep (KC); 4 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Balearic Shearwater Jaonneuse: 7 on 2nd Sep (KC); 2 on 23rd Sep (KC); 59 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Gannet Jaonneuse: 85 on 2nd Sep (KC);
Cormorant Reservoir: 5 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Shag Fort Grey: 5 on 21st Sep [High tide roost] (WRT);
Cattle Egret Les Grantez, CAT: 4 on 23rd Sep (MAG); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 7th Sep (VF/JF); 1 on 12th Sep (DJC/et al);
Little Egret Rocquaine: 1 on 5th Sep [Old Fish Factory reef roost] (WRT); Shingle Bank: 14 on 17th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Vale Pond: 13 on 1st Sep (KC); 5 on 9th Sep (Pjv/0);
Great White Egret Belle Greve Bay: 1 on 9th Sep [flying north, veering west] (VF/JF); Talbot Valley: 1 on 18th Sep [Seen at 10.57] (MAG); 1 on 18th Sep (AJB); 1 on 18th Sep [Feeding on the Pond] (DJC); 1 on 18th Sep [18:00 pond] (MCS); 1 on 18th Sep [On Dave Best's pond] (JH); 1 on 18th Sep [Thanks mark] (Ds); 1 on 19th Sep (MCS); 1 on 21st Sep (MCS); 1 on 22nd Sep [13.10] (MAG); 1 on 30th Sep (MAG); Vale Pond: 1 on 9th Sep (APL/CAL);
Grey Heron Fort Grey: 1 on 21st Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Perelle: 6 on 7th Sep [Vocal flock migrating high SW @08:30 hrs] (WRT); Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Rocquaine: 3 on 5th Sep [Old Fish Factory reef roost] (WRT); Vale Pond: 4 on 1st Sep (KC); 2 on 9th Sep (Pjv/0);
Teal Colin Best NR: 4 on 17th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Perelle: 1 on 4th Sep [Migrant juvenile with Oystercatchers on shoreline] (WRT); Rue des Bergers: 2 on 8th Sep (JD);
Shoveler Grande Mare: 1 on 22nd Sep (GD/0);
Honey-buzzard Barrackmaster's La ne: 2 on 12th Sep (PKV/CMV);
Hen Harrier Pleinmont: 1 on 29th Sep [male] (VF/JF);
Sparrowhawk Pleinmont: 1 on 6th Sep [pm] (AJB); Route des Cornus, SM: 1 on 30th Sep (WRT); Rue del la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 8th Sep (WRT); Vauvert: 1 on 3rd Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 4th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 15th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 23rd Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Buzzard Bulwer Avenue: 1 on 13th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Camp du Roi: 1 on 26th Sep (Pjv/Jev); La Trelade Hotel: 2 on 22nd Sep (Pjv/Jev); Les Vauxbelets: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Mt. Herault: 2 on 23rd Sep (DJC); Petils Lane: 1 on 5th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Reservoir: 2 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 1st Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 2nd Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 1 on 23rd Sep (Pjv/0); 1 on 29th Sep (Pjv/0); 2 on 30th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Osprey Pleinmont: 1 on 30th Sep [Headed east at 7.44 am] (MAG);
Merlin Jaonneuse: 1 on 25th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Water Rail Claire Mare: 1 on 9th Sep (DJC); Grands Marais/Pre: 2 on 9th Sep (JD);
Moorhen Reservoir: 3 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Coot Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Oystercatcher Fort Grey: c120 on 21st Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); 120 on 28th Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Imperial Hotel, Rocquaine: 36 on 18th Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Jaonneuse: 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH); La Capelle Island: 70 on 17th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Lihou Island: 199 on 17th Sep (Pjv/Jev); Rocquaine: c200 on 5th Sep [Old Fish Factory reef roost] (WRT); c50 on 17th Sep [Old Fish Factory beach] (WRT);
Ringed Plover L'Eree: 5 on 3rd Sep (MCS); sev on 5th Sep (ADM/AJB/APL); 1 on 11th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 5 on 22nd Sep (Pjv/0); Rocquaine: c30 on 17th Sep [Old Fish Factory beach] (WRT);
Golden Plover L'Eree: 1 on 20th Sep (Ds/Jh); 1 on 20th Sep [On high tide with 2 Turnstone] (JH/DS); 1 on 22nd Sep (Pjv/0); Pleinmont: 2 on 14th Sep [Flew south together calling @09:40 hrs] (WRT); Rocque Poisson: 1 on 16th Sep [Feeding on tideline] (WRT);
Knot L'Eree: 1 on 5th Sep (VF); 1 on 6th Sep (Ds); Rocquaine: 1 on 2nd Sep (APL/JH);
Sanderling L'Eree: 1 on 5th Sep (JH); Rocquaine: 1 on 17th Sep [Old Fish Factory beach] (WRT); Vazon: 2 on 24th Sep (MAG);
Little Stint L'Eree: 2 on 5th Sep (APL/et al); 1 on 5th Sep (VF); 2 on 5th Sep (AJB/ADM/APL); 3 on 5th Sep (JH); 2/3 on 5th Sep (ADM/AJB/APL); 2 on 6th Sep (Ds);
Curlew Sandpiper Rue du Douit du Moulin: 1 on 14th Sep (APL); 1 on 14th Sep [With c.50 Ringed Plovers] (JH); 1 on 14th Sep (VF);
Dunlin L'Eree: sev on 5th Sep (ADM/AJB/APL); 1 on 17th Sep (WRT); 2 on 22nd Sep (Pjv/0);
Snipe Claire Mare: 4 on 22nd Sep (DJC);
Bar-tailed Godwit L'Eree: 2 on 11th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 2 on 12th Sep (WRT); 1 on 14th Sep (WRT); 1 on 15th Sep (WRT); 1 on 16th Sep (WRT); 1 on 17th Sep (WRT); 1 on 25th Sep [Feeding] (WRT); 3 on 28th Sep [Feeding together] (WRT); Perelle: 1 on 9th Sep (WRT); Vazon: 2 on 8th Sep (MPL); 2 on 10th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Whimbrel Chouet Hide: 1 on 1st Sep (KC); Perelle: 1 on 9th Sep (WRT);
Curlew Fort Grey: 10 on 21st Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Imperial Hotel, Rocquaine: 1 on 18th Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Rocquaine: 28 on 5th Sep [Old Fish Factory reef roost] (WRT);
Redshank Claire Mare: 1 on 22nd Sep (DJC); Perelle: 1 on 8th Sep (WRT); 1 on 9th Sep (WRT); 1 on 20th Sep [Feeding at Driftwood Inn beach] (WRT); 1 on 24th Sep [Driftwood Inn beach] (WRT); 1 on 25th Sep (WRT);
Greenshank Claire Mare: 1 on 13th Sep (JH/DS);
Solitary Sandpiper Pre d'Enfer: 2 on 12th Sep [Identified by tail patterns when in close flight and cf Collins. Seen previously in company of Jamie Hooper and Mark Lawlor. ] (Rockdweller/Mike Cunningham); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 5th Sep (MPL); 1 on 5th Sep [17.30 to 18.00 seen with others] (SAB); 1 on 5th Sep (APL/et al); 1 on 7th Sep [beautiful bird disturbed by 2 Herons , returned calling and flight display] (VF/JF); 1 on 7th Sep (DJC); 1 on 8th Sep (DJC); 1 on 9th Sep (DJC); 2 on 12th Sep (AJB/et al);
Common Sandpiper Shingle Bank: 1 on 28th Sep (MAG); 1 on 30th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Turnstone Fort Grey: 6 on 21st Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); L'Eree: 1 on 3rd Sep (MCS); sev on 5th Sep (ADM/AJB/APL); 5 on 11th Sep (Pjv/Jev); 2 on 22nd Sep (Pjv/0); Perelle: 10 on 5th Sep (WRT); 10 on 30th Sep (WRT); Town Harbour: 3 on 9th Sep (JD);
Pomarine Skua Jaonneuse: 1 on 2nd Sep (KC);
Arctic Skua Jaonneuse: 1 on 2nd Sep (KC);
Long-tailed Skua Pelagic: 1 on 9th Sep (MCS); 1 on 9th Sep [Hurd Deep] (JH/et al);
Great Skua Jaonneuse: 1 on 2nd Sep (KC); Pelagic: 1 on 9th Sep (MCS); 1 on 9th Sep [Hurd Deep] (JH/et al);
Mediterranean Gull Chouet Hide: 1 on 19th Sep (Pjv/0); Cobo: 13 on 28th Sep [Roosting flock] (WRT); Imperial Hotel, Rocquaine: 3 on 18th Sep [High tide roost] (WRT); Jaonneuse: 2 on 23rd Sep (KC); L'Eree: 11 on 16th Sep (WRT); 2 on 28th Sep (WRT); Perelle: 2 on 28th Sep (WRT); Rocquaine: 19 on 17th Sep [Flock on beach below The Imperial Hotel] (WRT); Vazon: 1 on 17th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Sabine's Gull Pelagic: 1 on 9th Sep (MCS); 1 on 9th Sep [Adult near Hurd Deep ] (JH/et al);
Black-headed Gull Jaonneuse: 1 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Common Gull Perelle: 1 on 13th Sep [Juvenile on beach south of petrol station slipway] (WRT); Vazon: 1 on 24th Sep (MAG);
Yellow-legged Gull L'Eree: 1 on 13th Sep [Adult (AM)] (WRT/DMurray); 1 on 13th Sep [Adult] (JH/DS); 1 on 13th Sep (Ds/Jh); 1 on 21st Sep [Adult] (WRT); 1 on 23rd Sep [Adult] (WRT); Perelle: 1 on 1st Sep [Juvenile in Driftwood Inn gull roost] (WRT); 1 on 2nd Sep [Adult] (WRT); Sev on 3rd Sep [Including 1 x adult] (WRT); 6 on 8th Sep [1 x adult, 1 x 3CY, 1 x 2CY, 3 x 1CY] (WRT); 1 on 13th Sep [Adult (PM)] (WRT); 1 on 17th Sep [Adult] (WRT); 1 on 19th Sep [Adult] (WRT); 1 on 20th Sep [Adult] (WRT); 2 on 25th Sep [Both 2CYs] (WRT); 1 on 29th Sep [Adult] (WRT);
Great Black-backed Gull Perelle: c500 on 9th Sep [Roosting on Le Jaune Pont (6pm)] (WRT);
Kittiwake Jaonneuse: 1 on 2nd Sep (KC); 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (adult + juvenile)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Sandwich Tern Belle Greve Bay: 1 on 5th Sep (VF); 25 on 9th Sep (VF/JF); Jaonneuse: 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Black Tern Pelagic: 4 on 9th Sep (MCS); 4 on 9th Sep [12 miles north-west of island ] (JH/et al);
Guillemot Jaonneuse: 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Razorbill Jaonneuse: 6 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Puffin Pelagic: 2 on 9th Sep [4-5 miles NW of island ] (JH/et al);
Woodpigeon Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep [Singing male] (WRT); 5 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 2 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Collared Dove Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 9th Sep [Singing male] (WRT); Vauvert: 2 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Barn Owl L'Eree: 1 on 15th Sep (MPL);
Kingfisher Grande Mare: 1 on 22nd Sep (GD/0); Jaonneuse: 1 on 11th Sep [17-00] (DJC); Petils Bay: 1 on 25th Sep (KC); Reservoir: 1 on 28th Sep [Perched along west arm] (WRT); Rue des Bergers: 1 on 11th Sep [Very flighty] (Chris W/0); Vale Pond: 1 on 1st Sep (KC); 1 on 10th Sep [first for 8 months!] (VF); 2 on 14th Sep (JD/DJC);
Wryneck La Lague, Torteval: 1 on 30th Sep [In garden] (per Derek Howlett); Pleinmont: 1 on 6th Sep (JH); Rue De La Corderie, Vale: 1 on 15th Sep (JD);
Great Spotted Woodpecker Reservoir: 1 on 7th Sep [In west arm pines] (WRT);
Short-toed Lark Pleinmont: 1 on 16th Sep [In/off low from the south calling @10:45 hrs then flew west along coast and north round Pleinmont Point car park] (WRT);
Skylark Pleinmont: 1 on 16th Sep [Calling flyover @10:55 hrs] (WRT);
Swallow Reservoir: 25+ on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 2 on 1st Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Tree Pipit Pleinmont: 6 on 3rd Sep [5 over together, plus another] (TJB); 1 on 14th Sep (WRT);
Meadow Pipit Fort Doyle: 100+ on 30th Sep [in of sea] (MPL); Pleinmont: 1 on 12th Sep (WRT); c500 on 29th Sep [Total in large flocks flying SW in middle of the day] (WRT); 100+ on 29th Sep [flocks of40s] (VF/JF); Scramble Track: 5 on 16th Sep (WRT); c10 on 17th Sep [Feeding flock] (WRT);
Yellow Wagtail Baubigny: 1 on 15th Sep (MPL); Fort Hommet: 1 on 5th Sep (MPL); Mt. Herault: 3 on 28th Sep [In the field with the Pony’s ] (MAG); Pleinmont: c40 on 2nd Sep [Flock in flight circling the headland calling] (WRT); 4 on 14th Sep [Flock in flight (AM)] (WRT); Scramble Track: 20+ on 14th Sep [Flock on deck @5pm] (WRT); 4 on 16th Sep (WRT);
Bottle-nosed Dolphin Jaonneuse: 5 on 23rd Sep (KC); La Vallette, SPP: 3 on 7th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Robin Reservoir: 2 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Redstart Pleinmont: 1 on 11th Sep [Female, Camping Field.] (AJB); 1 on 14th Sep [Male] (JH); 2 on 16th Sep (MPL);
Whinchat Fort Hommet: 1 on 7th Sep (AJB); Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd Sep (WRT); 1 on 4th Sep (WRT); c.6 on 5th Sep (JH/DS); 2 on 6th Sep [pm] (AJB); 1 on 7th Sep (DJC); 1 on 11th Sep (AJB); 2 on 14th Sep (JH); 2 on 16th Sep (MPL); 2 on 17th Sep [LSG Fields (E)] (WRT); Rue des Hougues, CAT: 2 on 9th Sep (AJB);
Wheatear Ladies Bay: 1 on 1st Sep (KC); Mt. Herault: 11 on 23rd Sep (DJC); Pleinmont: 1 on 2nd Sep (WRT); 2 on 4th Sep (WRT); 3 on 16th Sep (MPL); Rue des Hougues, CAT: 2 on 9th Sep (AJB);
Wheatear (Greenland) L'Eree: 1 on 13th Sep (WRT/DMurray);
Blackbird Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Grasshopper Warbler Pleinmont: 1 on 14th Sep (JH);
Whitethroat Pleinmont: 1 on 6th Sep [pm] (AJB); 1 on 7th Sep (AJB);
Blackcap Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Chiffchaff Pezeries: 7 on 27th Sep (MAG); Pleinmont: 2 on 7th Sep (AJB); 20+ on 16th Sep (MPL);
Willow Warbler Guernsey Showground: 1 on 8th Sep [Singing early morning] (SAB); Pleinmont: 1 on 12th Sep (WRT); 5+ on 16th Sep (MPL); Rue De La Corderie, Vale: 1 on 1st Sep (JD); Vauvert: 1 on 1st Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Goldcrest Pezeries: 3 on 27th Sep (MAG); Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Firecrest Pezeries: 4 on 27th Sep (MAG); 3 on 28th Sep (MAG); Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Spotted Flycatcher Le Guet: 1 on 22nd Sep (MPL); Les Picques, SSV: 1 on 1st Sep (JH); Pezeries: 3 on 27th Sep (MAG); Pleinmont: 1 on 7th Sep [Chatsworth large pines] (DJC); 1 on 7th Sep [Chatsworth] (AJB); 2 on 16th Sep (MPL); The Bowl: 2 on 6th Sep (JH);
Pied Flycatcher Fort Hommet: 1 on 8th Sep [Near pines South side. ] (AJB); Pleinmont: 1 on 5th Sep (JH/DS); 1 on 7th Sep [Chatsworth large pines] (DJC); 1 on 7th Sep [La Mare pines] (AJB); 1 on 16th Sep (MPL); Trinity: 1 on 5th Sep [In my garden] (JH);
Blue Tit Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Great Tit Reservoir: 1 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0); Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Short-toed Treecreeper Pezeries: 2 on 27th Sep (MAG);
Woodchat Shrike Le Parcq lane: 1 on 25th Sep [Juv, thanks AJB] (MCS/AJB et al); Le Parcq Lane, Vale: 1 on 25th Sep [Juvenile.] (AJB/et al); Le Parq lane: 1 on 26th Sep (DJC/AH/AS); Le parq lane: 1 on 26th Sep (Pjv/Jeb/Et al); Parcq Lane, VAL: 1 on 25th Sep (Ds/Et all); 1 on 26th Sep [Juvenile] (JH); 1 on 29th Sep (DJC/AD/LH); 1 on 30th Sep (JD/CB); 1 on 30th Sep [juv] (MPL); 1 on 30th Sep (DJC); Petils Bay: 1 on 25th Sep (VF/JF/APL); Petils Bay/ le Parq lane: 1 on 25th Sep [found by Tony Bisson] (DJC/AJB/DS);
Magpie Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Carrion Crow Reservoir: 2 on 21st Sep (Pjv/0);
Raven Vauvert: 2 on 1st Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Starling Fort Grey: c50 on 26th Sep [Flock] (WRT); Grandes Rocques: c200 on 30th Sep [Whirling flock] (WRT); Perelle: c20 on 28th Sep [Flock] (WRT); Rocque Poisson: c30 on 2nd Sep [Flock on house roofs] (WRT); c25 on 16th Sep [Flock on house roofs] (WRT); Rue de la Rocque: c35 on 2nd Sep [Flock on house roofs] (WRT); c40 on 5th Sep [Flock on house roofs] (WRT); c25 on 25th Sep [Flock on house roofs] (WRT);
Chaffinch Vauvert: 1 on 8th Sep (Pjv/Jev);
Goldfinch Pleinmont: c200 on 29th Sep [flocks of 50s] (VF/JF);
Linnet Pleinmont: 6 on 12th Sep [Flock] (WRT);
Common Crossbill Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 1 on 21st Sep [Flew west calling @11:40 hrs] (WRT);
Bullfinch Reservoir: 2 on 25th Sep [Calling] (WRT); Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: 2 on 3rd Sep [In copse behind allotment] (WRT);
Brown Argus Pleinmont: 1 on 3rd Sep [Chough Gully] (WRT);
Painted Lady Pleinmont: 1 on 12th Sep (WRT);
Hummingbird Hawkmoth Pleinmont: 2 on 3rd Sep [One nectaring on Red Campion on cliff edge] (WRT);
Swallowtail Pleinmont: 1 on 6th Sep [In The Clearing] (JH);
Common/Arctic Tern Jaonneuse: 24 on 2nd Sep (KC); 4 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (flock)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Unidentified auk Jaonneuse: 3 on 29th Sep [Total east btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (Guillemot/Razorbill)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH); 5 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (Guillemot/Razorbill)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Unidentified shearwater Jaonneuse: 200+ on 2nd Sep (KC);
Unidentified Swift Jaonneuse: 200+ on 2nd Sep (KC);
Unidentified shearwater Jaonneuse: 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (Manx/Balearic)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);
Unidentified Swift Jaonneuse: 2 on 29th Sep [Total west btn 07:05-10:20 hrs (Manx/Balearic)] (WRT/VEF MAG/CIM JH);