Gannet deaths ~ July 25, 2022

Today two more cases of dead Gannets have been reported to the bird observatory. Please ensure you do not touch or allow your dogs near to sick or dead seabirds. Report the incident immediately to Alderney States works on 822408 so that the birds can be safely collected and examined.
Thank you.

Willow warbler ~ June 24, 2022

Willow warbler ~ June 24, 2022

Migrants are moving south, this morning Willow Warblers and Sedge Warblers ( both migrants here) were amongst 70 birds ringed. Locally it appears that Blackcaps have had a productive breeding season.

Image, one of this morning’s Willow Warblers (JH).


Cuckoo fledgling ~ July 20, 2022

Cuckoo fledgling ~ July 20, 2022

This morning we had a call from a concerned resident explaining that a bird had hit a window and may be injured, we suspected that the subject may be a Sparrowhawk and assistant warden Matt went along to investigate. The result was both positive and exciting as the bird in question had quickly recovered from it’s collision and after a brief inspection flew away strongly,

The bird was in fact a recently fledged Cuckoo – (photo MS)