CHAN­NEL IS­LANDS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

JERSEY: A mas­sive mi­gra­tion over Noir­mont in­cluded up to 500 Yel­low Wag­tails per day, tens of thou­sands of hirundines, mostly Swal­lows and House Martins, a few Wry­necks and Richard’s Pip­its, up to four Tawny Pip­its per day, a Zit­ting Cis­ti­cola (4th), fly­catch­ers, war­blers, Firecrests, up to 100 Tree Pip­its per day, larks, thrushes, Hob­bies, a Hen Har­rier, many Marsh Har­ri­ers, a prob­a­ble Green­ish War­bler, Or­tolan Bunt­ings, Ring Ouzels, Blue-headed Wag­tails and hun­dreds of Wheatears, in­clud­ing many Green­land-race birds. Wry­necks were also at Sorel and at Les Lan­des, along with the res­i­dent Choughs. St Ouen’s Bay logged two Black Terns, 40 Cor­morants, 30 Mediter­ranean Gulls, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 200 Her­ring Gulls, 60 Great Black-backed Gulls, Lap­wings, six Lit­tle Egrets, eight Herons, 45 Tufted Ducks, 11 Lit­tle Grebes and 24 Pochards. The odd Great White Egret was seen. Good num­bers of shore­birds moved through in­clud­ing Curlew Sand­pipers and Lit­tle Stints. A Spoonbill flew over Le Braye. Terns in­clud­ing Arc­tic and hun­dreds of Sand­wich and Com­mon Terns moved through Grou­ville Bay. Also there were 30 Mediter­ranean Gulls, the first Brent Geese, four Slavo­nian Grebes, 20 Great Crested Grebe, many Balearic Shear­wa­ters and a cou­ple of Storm Pe­trels and skuas. A Bee-eater flew over the south-west coast (13th). Ber­tram Bree

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