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26th June – 2nd July

A week seeing changes on our beaches and shorelines of increases of Curlews and the return of Black headed Gulls and Little Egrets, all non breeders here. Other migrant bird species have also put in appearances and there has been … Continue reading

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Update

This evening had been set aside to finalise this weeks blog. But an unscheduled meeting, the rescue of a baby hedgehog and an improvement in conditions allowing Petrel ringing tonight now mean the ‘full pint’ log will be available here … Continue reading

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19th-25th June

The T.A.G. project is now in its third year, using GPS tags to transmit live data on the Ortac Gannets’ foraging habits. The data will help AWT and the ABO to learn more about the health of Alderney’s waters and … Continue reading

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Update

This week has been swallowed up leading a Naturetrek tour. Instead of a rushed blog put together this evening I’ll complete a comprehensive one in the morning. Thanks for your patience.

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June 12th-18th

A huge week for Alderney bird observatory. States members (local MP’s) gathered on Wednesday evening at the local government chambers to decide on whether to pass a motion to renovate the Nunnery, home of the newly established bird observatory & … Continue reading

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5th-11th June

A late record from last week of 6 White Storks in off the sea over Mannez lighthouse, the lucky observer was Nigel Clarke AWT board member who watched the impressive spectacle with a group of visiting french birders. A single … Continue reading

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29th May – 4th June

This week we welcomed Simon Barnes to Alderney and the ABO. Simon is an established and successful author and journalist producing books, columns and articles on a range of conservation and the environment matters. We are delighted that he has … Continue reading

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May 22nd-28th

Catching up: We are delighted to have gotten underway a small area sewn with Wild flower bird friendly winter seed crop aimed at attracting finches and Buntings this autumn/winter. Thanks to the all who came and helped out but in … Continue reading

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15th-21st May

An exciting week with records including another first for Alderney ! The Serin continued singing at Barrackmaster Lane all week but is becoming elusive. A pair of Wheatear remained on Longis common all week and may be establishing a territory, our single pair … Continue reading

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8th-14th May

Evidence of the late migration of many species continued this week as we  ringed more Redstarts and saw good numbers of Sand Martins.  Wheatears were reported from several locations (mostly singles) to the week-end, well beyond last springs dates. Though we’ve not been … Continue reading

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