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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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14th-20th August

A belated report from the 11th of 20+ Bottle nose Dolphins observed from Mannez lighthouse. This week small movements of Swifts early in the week, migrants continue to pass through the island as we begin to see the winding down … Continue reading

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7th-13th August

This week I’ve been in England flying the flag for Alderney and the Channel Islands by attending the Sandwich Bay bird observatory ringing training course. This well established observatory on the Kent coast has excellent facilities and pedigree. It was … Continue reading

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31st July – 6th Aug

This week has whizzed by. Meetings and paperwork have taken precidence with an ABO committee meeting this week along with preparations for the renovations of the Observatory scheduled to begin 4th September. After the disappointment of the 2nd Petrel ringing … Continue reading

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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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