Claire Thorpe - AWT

/Claire Thorpe - AWT
Claire Thorpe - AWT

About Claire Thorpe - AWT

Claire studied biology at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2013. Her main focus became the ecology modules, leading to a dissertation on the effects non-native tree species can have on biodiversity. A year off included volunteering for the Wildlife Trust in the Scilly Isles and teaching English in China. Claire then completed her MSc in Conservation at UCL. Her thesis looked at the policy and objectives surrounding a marine protected area in Jamaica, and research involved interviews with politicians, researchers and community members. Post-graduation Claire worked for a natural health charity as their campaign coordinator, gaining experience in article writing, social media and communications.

Fledglings Return

Fascinating behavior recorded on the seabird webcam nest on the 10th of July, with two of the fledged Shag chicks returning, recorded in the attached photo at 7.45 in the morning.  It seems that even once they have fledged the nest, they continue to return, presumably to roost at night. - Guernsey Seabird Team

By | July 14th, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments

Left the Nest

It seems the shag babies have at last fledged the nest on a rather wet and windy day.  We noticed that only one baby Shag was sat on the nest yesterday afternoon.  It is probably worth checking again tonight in case they return. -Guernsey Seabird Team

By | July 8th, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments

Fledglings

The Shag chicks are almost ready to fledge now with their adult water proof feathers covering most of their body and only a small amount of fluff left on their heads.  We expect them to leave the nest any day now and head for the sea where they will spend the next month or so [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments

Nestcam Update

I'm delighted to report that the Shag camera family continues to do very well. Here's an image from a few minutes earlier this morning where both adults are back resting at the nest with three very healthy looking fledglings! Let's hope all three youngsters fledge the nest successfully fairly shortly! Chris Mourant ringed two of [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments

JUNE 25 1940

EVENING PRESS Guernsey, Tuesday, June 25, 1940 FRANCO-ITALIAN ARMISTICE SIGNED End of War in the West FRANCE OBSERVES DAY OF MOURNING IT WAS ANNOUCED LAST NIGHT THAT THE ARMISTICE BETWEEN FRANCE AND ITALY HAD BEEN SIGNED AND THAT HOSTILITIES IN FRANCE WOULD CEASE AT 15 MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT (BRITISH SUMMER TIME). The war in the [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Sheltering Chicks

The three shag chicks are growing fast and now have the start of feathers showing through the downy fluff.  The attached photo shows Mum standing near the nest on a cold wet June day.  She still feeds the chicks and protects them from the elements. - Guernsey Seabird Team

By | June 22nd, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments

Proud Mum

The first shag chick has hatched and if you link in regularly you may be able to see the featherless chick sitting under the parent bird.  We hope that the other two eggs will shortly hatch.  Please let us know if you spot the chicks

By | May 28th, 2015|Webcam Blog|0 Comments