We have also had an in depth look at how to create a Storm Petrel nest. But the nests of other seabirds, such as Shags and Gulls, have only been fleetingly mentioned so far. So here is a quick guide on the nests of some of the other species around Alderney and Burhou.
Gannets nest in very large colonies, like on Les Etacs (5,800 pairs) and Ortac (2,000 pairs) around Burhou. They will construct nests out of dried vegetation and seaweed on cliff ledges, in the middle or top of the cliff, and lay just 1 egg. Unfortunately, they will also often use fishing nets as nesting material which they can get caught in - luckily this only happens rarely.
Gannet nest and Guillemot chick
Guillemot and Razorbill
Guillemots and Razorbills are very different to all the other seabirds as they do not make a nest at all, but will instead lay their egg and rear the chick on the bare rock of high cliff faces. Remember that their eggs are pear-shaped so that they do not roll off the cliff.