Catching up: on the 30th over 200 birds were ringed for the second day running along with 4 foreign ‘controls’ – a French ringed Robin and 3 UK ringed Chiffchaffs, over 120 Willow Warblers ringed over the two mornings is the highest total for the month of March since the ABO began monitoring Alderney’s birds. 4 Ring Ouzels were present together at Longis reserve. 31st; a single male Ring Ouzel was at the hospital car park, an adult Yellow legged Gull and 4 Dark bellied Brent Geese at Longis Bay. April got off to a good start with a species spotted that has only three previous local records the most recent of which was in 1995, with little or no suitable wetland habitat to attract this species,
Little Ringed Plover is a local rarity. Image below of this morning’s Plover (JH).