Lihou Island, a quick tour

I like exploring islands and during a week’s holiday to Guernsey with my girlfriend I had the opportunity to explore more! On our first day we found ourselves overlooking a small island off Guernsey’s west coast. As I constantly repeated how much I’d like to go to this little rock, like a petulant child, Alex…

Migration Through Flat Holm

Recently I found myself once again speeding towards Flat Holm Island for a weekend of bird ringing. Unlike the last visits, we were not after gull chicks but targeting the islands smaller birds. Landing on the island late afternoon, the first thing that struck me was the noise, or more precisely the lack of it.…

Spot the Flycatcher

At this time of year, birds that have made the UK their home during the summer are packing their proverbial bags for the journey south. Over at Cardiff Riding School the “resident” swallows are joined by others of their kind but at this time of year it is the species visiting the paddocks that begin to interest…