Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31st

Roland Gauvian manager of the AWT shows a Greater White toothed Shrew to the group attending the small mammal trapping session of Wildlife week on Longis Common this morning. These shrews are only found at two locations in the British … Continue reading

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May 30th

Its Wildlife week on Alderney with the Alderney Wildlife Trust team putting on a superb variety of events for all ages (see AWT website for details) For the next few days we will focus our efforts on Wildlife Week and … Continue reading

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May 29th

There were 6 Whimbrel on Longis Common first thing, and a single Black headed Gull  and Common Tern in Longis Bay today. A Redpoll flew over the Obs this morning. Paul and Catherine Veron report that there are now around … Continue reading

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May 28th

The sea mist that arrived late afternoon yesterday was heavier this morning. There was very little breeze, we opened a few nets around Essex farm and processed just 10 birds. The focus on passerines will soon switch to seabirds with … Continue reading

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May 27th

It was still,warm and humid at first light this morning, there had clearly been a fair bit of overnight rain. The Swallows prominent yesterday had all cleared out overnight. There was a Yellow Wagtail feeding around Longis pond  and 2 … Continue reading

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May 26th

Late news from yesterday of a Yellow Legged Gull on Bray Beach, our first record this year for this species. A second day of Easterly winds made quite a difference here with lots of new birds around. There was a … Continue reading

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May 25th

The singing Nightingale was heard again this morning at the same location on Longis reserve. I had a female Peregrine over the reserve early afternoon and it was good to see a 30 strong group of Starlings consisting of at … Continue reading

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May 24th

Today a Black Kite was over the golf club at 1330hrs (I finally caught up with one) Robert Manzano Rubio reported a Nightingale singing on Longis Nature reserve at 10am and again at 11am, the naturetrek group were lucky enough … Continue reading

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May 23rd

There were 6 Whimbrel on Longis Common this morning and a male Serin flew over the reserve at about 10am. A late report from yesterday is of a Black Kite over Giffoine observed by Steve Roberts. Ringing on Longis nature … Continue reading

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May 22nd

Today, the latest visiting Naturetrek group had a productive session emptying the moth traps with our resident expert David Wedd and they later reported a Spotted Flycatcher from Longis nature reserve. Caroline Yates reports: “While walking  towards Gannets/Giffoine, just past … Continue reading

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