Though one or two birds usually over-winter here, one of the early moving and returning migrants we look out for in Alderney is the Lesser black backed Gull. This species has a well established breeding colony on Burhou island just offshore from mainland Alderney. The warmer weather seems to have set things in motion and today was the first small influx of these attractive Gulls. Photo (JH) a few of the 32 Lesser black-backed Gulls recorded today.