A terrific sea-watch for an hour from first light this morning, a strong WSW wind brought an almost unbroken chain of Kittiwakes heading west with too many to count at times but a conservative total of 1300 in an hour would be fair. Auks, mostly Razorbills with some 300 on the sea just off Mannez Lighthouse and at least 3 times that amount also heading West. A real joy to see such large numbers of birds of any species given the increasing pressures they have faced in recent years.
2024 is shaping up to be another exciting and progressive year working on a variety of research projects as we continue to learn about and evidence the importance of Alderney for migratory birds; Happy Christmas everyone.