Another Icterine Warbler was ringed this morning at Longis Nature reserve.
The reserve’s “Naturetrek Hide” ringing station has seen some lovely birds this week.
Also ringed this morning Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, 2 Wheatears and 3 Whinchats.
Photo: this morning’s Icterine Warbler by Matt Scragg.
Working on our new observatory HQ this afternoon Matt and I downed tools to watch an Osprey drift overhead.
Ringing this morning included Spotted and Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat and Garden Warbler, Whitethroat again the most common migrant.
Photo a record shot of this afternoon’s Osprey.
Today 2 Wrynecks, 3 Redstarts, Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher and 6 Whinchats were the pick of a productive morning’s ringing.
Photo: one of today’s Wrynecks. You can see the video here
At first light flyover migrants included Redshank, Turtle Dove and Yellow Wagtail. The ringing again produced bird of the day with a Nightingale at Longis, Alderney has precious few records of this species historically and it is likely that our ringing research is now providing the first realistic picture of the their numbers passing through Alderney on migration.
4 Tree Pipits, 3 Redstarts, 2 Garden Warblers and a Pied Flycatcher were also ringed this morning.
Photo: this morning’s Nightingale by Asst. Warden Matt Scragg.