Heavily cropped photo taken in fairly awful conditions this morning of a Gadwall with 3 Mallards within our census area. This species is locally rare here and the first Alderney record since early March 2018; when 2 males stayed for almost a week having turned up during the ‘beast from the east’ at the end of February that year. Also this morning an unseasonal and very vocal Whimbrel on the NE coastline. Photo (JH) male Gadwall present this morning (last bird on the right).