Ringing was at Longis Reserve today. Plenty of early morning fog seemed to keep the birds from moving around too much and it was a very quiet session consisting mainly of local breeding birds. It’s a fascinating time of year to ring with the majority of juvenile and adult birds at various stages of moult.

The afternoon was spent strimming and cutting the net rides on Mannez Nature Reserve not used since May. Ringing will begin again at this location early next month and it looks to be a very exciting venue for autumn migration, very similar in habitat to that of Lower Moors on St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.

6 Curlew in Longis Bay this evening and a good time now to be looking for various less common shorebirds passing through Alderney on migration.