CHAN­NEL IS­LANDS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings August - Bertram Bree

JER­SEY: St Ouen’s logged hun­dreds of Reed and Sedge War­blers, 50 Yel­low Wag­tails, Wood Sand­piper, 20 Green Sand­pipers, 10 Common Sand­pipers, Red-crested Pochard, 20 Med Gulls, 19 Pochards, 10 Teal, 450 Coots, 20 Lit­tle Egrets, Cetti’s War­blers, three Shov­el­ers, two Gad­wall, Hob­bies, Marsh Har­ri­ers, Pere­grines and 10 Buz­zards. Two Pere­grines fre­quented St Thomas Church. Choughs bred at Sorel. Good num­bers of Sand­wich Terns moved through, with the odd Roseate and Arc­tic. A Great White Egret com­muted between Han­dois, Dan­nemarche and Mil­brook Reser­voirs. Nine Curlew Sand­pipers, 150 Ringed Plovers, 10 Dun­lin, 10 San­der­ling, Turn­stones, 20 Lit­tle Egrets and a Cuckoo were at La Rocque. Some 500 Balearic 50 Manx and a Sooty Shear­wa­ter passed (21st). Noir­mont had Or­tolan Buntings, Whin­chats, Red­starts, hun­dreds of Tree Pip­its, Dart­ford War­blers and Wry­neck. A Honey Buz­zard was over Trin­ity (24th). Long-eared Owls were on the west of the is­land. An Ic­ter­ine War­bler was on the Min­quiers (30th). The Queen’s Val­ley Green­shank roost in­creased.

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