Hundreds of Kittiwakes passed our north-east coast today along with a Sooty Shearwater and a Balearic Shearwater, the latter species is the latest in the year that Balearic has ever been recorded on Alderney and is perhaps a reflection of the very mild autumn thus far.
Another late mover was a Reed Warbler ringed on the 6th Nov, this was also a new local record never before recorded in November.
Photo (JH) a distant Balearic Shearwater (lowest bird) with a Kittiwake (top) and Mediterranean Gull (middle).

Also today Black Redstart in the lighthouse garden.