In keeping with the recent run of birds of prey featured on the blog, Dr. Robertson has sent in this great shot of a juvenile Kestrel. We have not determined that Kestrel has bred on Alderney this year and, without any sightings since the spring, we may now be looking at passage migrants. After a long drought, during the last week Kestrel has been reported most days, so perhaps these are birds passing through on migration.
Nobody in the field today so one from the larder that I’ve not had the chance to share until now.
This quite wonderful bird was one of two Peregrine Falcon chicks we ringed on the Observatory recording area at the beginning of July. Now safely fledged, these two, that we considered to be both females because of their large size, are now whizzing around the island enjoyed by many as one of Alderneys many fantastic wildlife experiences.