Returning to Alderney 23rd August following a very worthwhile few days at the Bird Fair Rutland. There can be little doubt that the Obs is igniting the national and international interest of birders, ringers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Bird Fair hosted over 800 exhibitors incorporating the ornithological best from around the globe. It was fantastic to showcase the Obs and Alderney as a wildlife holiday destination of choice. Thanks to all those who showed support for the ABO and a big welcome to all the ‘show joining’ new ABO members. We estimated that around 800 people spent time on our stand over 3 days, the photo below was taken at the end of day 3, shortly before we collapsed.



I will catch up with all the bird records from the last few days and report them on my return. Hopefully my return is not too late for us to record Aquatic Warbler this year.

News from Paul Veron is that today he ringed a Sparrowhawk that he safely recovered from inside a residents house ! The bird was checked over and found to be uninjured then released.

Thanks to Guernsey Press magazine ‘ Nature Matters’ for publishing today an article on the ABO ‘Top Flight Island’.