The Daily Digest 2014

/The Daily Digest 2014

Why Do We Need Conservation?

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave There are 6 major threats to our seabird colonies welfare and continued survival: 1.Direct persecution As we have seen before with the great auk many seabird species have long been persecuted by people throughout history devastating their populations. It is a decreasing threat [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:19+01:00July 8th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Northumberland

Click here to play Read by Charley   It's not just our Travelling Puffins who have been travelling around the British Isles discovering new places, Aurelie has gone to Northumberland to discover the wildlife up there. Northumberland Aurelie - I've moved from Alderney and am now up in [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:21+01:00July 3rd, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Seabird Update VIII

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave ECOLOGIST'S UPDATE Last week I told you all about catching gannets and putting GPS tags on them with Vicky. I also mentioned that we would be trying to get them back last week as well. We went back to Les Etacs last Tuesday, [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:21+01:00July 2nd, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|1 Comment

Young Around Alderney

Click here to play  Read by Dave and Charley It is not just our seabirds that have to care for their young on Alderney, there are many other species around our island raising a family at this time of year. Most other bird species raise their young in similar ways to our seabirds. [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:21+01:00July 1st, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|2 Comments

Defending the Nest

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave Making a nest, incubating the egg and feeding chicks are all expected behaviours when caring for the young. But sometimes parents have to go further to make sure their chicks survive, particularly from predators. Many species will nest in large groups so that [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 30th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Feeding

Click here to play  Read by Charley and Dave As we have seen before shags are pursuit divers and gannets are plunge divers. Puffins can also be described as pursuit divers, whilst common terns are also plunge divers, although they only reach depths of 1-2m compared to a gannets 20m. Common [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 27th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Work of the WATCH Group

Click here to play Read by Dave and Charley Alderney Watch have a blonde hedgehog for their logo WATCH is the junior part of the Wildlife Trusts where young aspiring ecologists can begin learning about and surveying the natural world.  In Alderney St Anne’s School pupils are all group members [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 26th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|1 Comment

Seabird Update VII

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave ECOLOGIST'S UPDATE Back on the 13th June Vicky (PhD student from Liverpool) and I were joined by Phil Atkinson from the British Trust of Ornithology to catch and tag the gannets on Les Etacs. This is to study their foraging behaviour for Vicky's [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 25th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|3 Comments