Alderney floods attract ducks to prolong visit

  • 8 January 2014
  • From the section Guernsey
Female Gadwell duck
Image caption The Wildlife Trust is encouraging residents to take advantage of the influx of the Gadwell

Recent flooding and mild temperatures have encouraged ducks to make extended stays on Alderney.

The new residents - a pair of Gadwell ducks and two Northern Shovelers - are enjoying the overflow at Longis nature reserve.

The species normally only visit for a day, but the group have remained at the location for more than a month.

Roland Gauvain, from Alderney Wildlife Trust, said it "is indicative of environmental change".