Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 30th & 31st

Two memorable days on the island of Burhou targeting Storm Petrels ended our 2016 scheduled seabird ringing program. For me, this was definitely a case of saving the best until last. We were very lucky with the weather both nights, … Continue reading

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July 29th

Just a short blog with this mornings moth trap highlights, as we are off to Burhou today to complete the final phase of this year’s seabird ringing program, the Storm Petrels. Moths this morning included 3 more Garden Tigers and … Continue reading

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July 28th

This morning I took the moth trap into our ringing room for examination as it was a bit blowy. I was surprised to see a passerine fly in through the open window and perch up on the handle of a … Continue reading

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July 27th

Yesterday I received our moth trap back from a fellow AWT researcher and checking the trap this morning there were over 20 species despite the overnight rain. Below a Waved Umber Moth. I have to admit that I really enjoy … Continue reading

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July 26th

There is a belated report of a Redshank near Mannez lighthouse from yesterday. Today 4 Little Egrets were in Longis Bay this evening and a second pair of Swallows nesting in the German bunker opposite the Obs gates successfully fledged … Continue reading

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July 25th

A very still morning gave us the chance to swap over to ring our Essex Farm site which gave up yet another healthy crop of recently fledged birds. 38 new birds ringed also included our first Willow Warbler heading south … Continue reading

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July 24th

Ringing was at Longis Reserve today. Plenty of early morning fog seemed to keep the birds from moving around too much and it was a very quiet session consisting mainly of local breeding birds. It’s a fascinating time of year … Continue reading

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July 23rd

This afternoon there were 3 Buzzards over the airfield, they looked to be an adult pair with a juvenile. Paul Veron reports the following today: North-east from Houmet Herbé – 1830-1930  – 350+ Common Terns feeding and then moving south … Continue reading

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July 22nd

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 … Continue reading

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July 21st

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 … Continue reading

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