A locally unusual Rook was spotted today, just 2 records in over 200 years in Alderney prior to the commencement of the ABO.
The observatory has now recorded 4 individuals during the last 6 years. Singles birds spotted in 2017, 2020, 2021 and now 2022 suggest that whilst this unlikely species is indeed rare here, it occurs most years.

Photo (JH) of todays Rook with a Crow behind it offering some comparison between the two species.