Another very closely contested Alderney bird race finished this year with Guernsey visiting team the ‘Spice Invaders’ recording the highest total during the day with a winning score of 74 species.
Despite a keen NE wind a wide variety of spring migrants recorded included Cuckoo, Hobby, Ring Ouzel and Redstart, numbers of Yellow Wagtails and Wheatears exceeded 50 individuals across the island, unexpected late moving winter migrants included Fieldfare and Brent Goose amongst 80 species recorded on the day.
So, this year the ‘Alderney Puffin’ trophy goes to Guernsey, well deserved too!
Until next year’s Alderney bird race….
Image ‘ The Spice Invaders’ with their trophy today outside the ABO headquarters.