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13-19th November

13th – After two days of strong gales overnight Northerly winds brought in a further deluge of Thrushes and finches. Ringing totalled 118 birds, Redwing dominated figures again with 50, other highlights were 4 Fieldfares, 5 Bramblings, 1 Bullfinch and … Continue reading

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6th – 12th Nov

6th – A crisp, fresh and windless morning saw flocks of Thrushes and Finches passing through and over Mannez quarry reserve. I flushed up 4 Woodcocks whilst opening the ringing nets just prior to first light. A female ring Ouzel … Continue reading

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30th Oct-5th Nov

Another superb week as follows.. 30/10 – At Mannez a Great white Egret, the Penduline Tit still in residence, also seen, 2 Ring Ouzels and 3 Hawfinches, 18 Skylarks and 500+ Fieldfare. At least 2 Water rails in the reed … Continue reading

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23rd-29th Oct

A fantastically busy week of thousands of birds passing through, amazing birding and ringing experiences that only islands such as this can offer. Though the week began with storm force conditions we went on to benefit from the odd spell … Continue reading

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16th-22nd October

16th As promised here are the results of Alderneys participation in the National Moth nights. Thanks to David Wedd our resident moth guru for providing us with this data. NATIONAL MOTH NIGHTS   OCTOBER   13  +  14  + 15 28009   … Continue reading

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8th-14th Oct

We are now taking bookings for 2018 ! The renovations at the Nunnery (home of the bird observatory) are going well and we expect to be completed in advance of our opening date of 1st April 2018. Prices below are … Continue reading

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1st -7th Oct

A blustery week of mostly unhelpful Westerly winds included a touch of north here and there bringing us falls of migrant birds.  Marsh Harrier was recorded daily 1st-7th  (2 on the 2nd). An increase in both Sparrowhawks and Kestrels has … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER

We are now revamped upgraded improved polished and back in the room ! Sorry for the delay in bringing you the weekly blog, information of note has been placed on our ABO facebook site but I shall now provide a … Continue reading

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28th August – 3rd Sept

This week conditions allowed ringing most days and we returned around 500 new birds. A good week for Grasshoppers Warblers, Redstarts and Garden Warblers and an increase in Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs on Saturday. We have no similar records for last … Continue reading

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21st-27th August

The ABO 2016 Annual Report has gone out to ABO members in ‘online’ format today ! This week we got back into the ringing saddle and aided by good conditions ringed around 500 new birds this week. The totals largely … Continue reading

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