Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 30th

Todays blog illustrates one of the reports put together by the Chanel Islands ringing scheme. In bird ringing terminology we call it a ‘recovery’. This is effectively covers a number of scenarios; either a bird originally ringed in Alderney later … Continue reading

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June 29th

The star of the day was a very obliging Grey seal that was present with the rising tide in Longis Bay from about 2pm and still around at 5pm. Cathy and I watched him from the Obs first floor windows … Continue reading

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June 28th

Two recently fledged White Wagtails were on the path towards the Target Wall this morning. Before the rain set in an Egret on Longis beach gave me a scare: the bird had entirely greeny/yellow legs raising hopes of a white … Continue reading

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June 27th

A good morning’s mist netting by the visiting seabird ringers saw 37 more new birds ringed including our first 2016 hatch Linnet, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Meadow Pipit. A further recently fledged Song Thrush makes 15 young Song Thrushes ringed this … Continue reading

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June 26th

Last day for the seabird ringers who today visited the offshore islet of Cocque Lihou. A total of  16 Guillemots, 7 Razorbills, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls, 9 Shags and 3 Oystercatchers (one pictured below) were ringed. These auk figures are … Continue reading

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June 25th

Another excellent day for the seabird ringing team, this afternoon visiting the Ortac gannetry.  Thanks again to all involved today another fantastic effort, the combination of experience, enthusiasm, determination and teamwork made for another superb professional incident free day.  12 … Continue reading

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June 24th

Some early ringing down by the target wall this morning produced 2 juvenile Stonechat and the male Linnet pictured below. The afternoon featured our assembled 10 strong visiting seabird ringing team heading out to Les Etacs. The weather was kind … Continue reading

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June 23rd

Heavy mist again this morning hampered ringing/birding activities. Some limited ringing around Essex farm did produce our first Long tailed Tit since 23rd of March, this one a moulting adult bird that hopefully has just completed successful breeding. Other species … Continue reading

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June 22nd

At first light there were 3 Curlew and 4 Black headed Gulls on Longis Beach, these included a juvenile. The large Starling flock present all day yesterday had departed, a group of 6 remaining Starling were the focus of a … Continue reading

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21st June

Another 32 new birds were ringed this morning. A flock of around 50 Starlings have arrived on Longis Common and 13 of these found our nets. Other species ringed included Chifchaff, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush and Goldfinch. Les Etacs looked pretty … Continue reading

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