Hi everyone, my name is Tim Morley and I have recently joined the Alderney Wildlife Trust as their Seabird Ecologist. I grew up in Nottingham, England with a keen interest in wildlife and have dedicated my studies and working life to the conservation of the environment. I started by completing a BSc in Ecology, Economics and the Environment and an MSc in Marine Environmental Management (both from the University of York).

I am now 25 years old and have worked around the world, taking part in conservation projects in Egypt, Ecuador, Madagascar and the UK; but I am particularly interested in Seabirds (my favourite is the Razorbill).

I have joined AWT for 2013 so that I can monitor most of the seabirds residing on Alderney and Burhou. These include: Puffin, Storm Petrel, Gannet, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Shag, Common Tern, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher.

Tim with a Kittiwake during a tagging study

Tim with a Kittiwake during a tagging study

Recording the population levels and breeding success of these species is highly important as the management strategy of Alderney and Burhou's coastal habitats is adjusted to protect the species that rely on them.

Come rain, shine or high winds you can be sure I will be out braving the elements to bring in all the latest information on the progress of the season. So keep up with the Daily Digests for my updates on the Seabird season on Burhou.