Monthly Archives: July 2017

24th-30th July

Shearwaters were passing the island this week, a couple of mornings equipped with NW winds also brought increased numbers of Kittiwakes and Mediterranean Gulls. Little Egret numbers are slowly rising with a peak count of 6 in Longis Bay. Whimbrels … Continue reading

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17th-23rd July

A combination of gales and driving rain put pay our first of this years two Petrel ringing weekends on Burhou Island. The week was dominated by weather fronts hitting us from the West, North-west and South.   On the 18th … Continue reading

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10th-16th July

A late report from last week of 2 Siskin in Barrackmasters Lane on the 9th. The week has seen a steady increase in Black headed Gulls and Mediterranean Gulls. Swallows are fledging from bunkers across the island and one of … Continue reading

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3rd-9th July

  An itinerary packed week was dominated by seabird ringing but also held a few surprises ! The island is awash with butterflies and wild flowers, Pyramidal orchids in particular have done very well this year and baby hedgehogs are … Continue reading

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Stop Press update !

Joint Press Release from the Alderney Wildlife Trust (AWT) and the Alderney Bird Observatory (ABO) With the thrilling news of the recent approval by the States of Alderney of the restoration of the Nunnery, the Alderney Bird Observatory Committee has … Continue reading

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26th June – 2nd July

A week seeing changes on our beaches and shorelines of increases of Curlews and the return of Black headed Gulls and Little Egrets, all non breeders here. Other migrant bird species have also put in appearances and there has been … Continue reading

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Update

This evening had been set aside to finalise this weeks blog. But an unscheduled meeting, the rescue of a baby hedgehog and an improvement in conditions allowing Petrel ringing tonight now mean the ‘full pint’ log will be available here … Continue reading

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