Chris Bale took this photo and writes:
I have had the most fun, today. Alderney’s first ever bird race. Honoured to be a member of the Alderney Bird Observatory team led by our superb captain John Horton with Matt Scragg and Ian Le Page.
So many great birds spotted, magical moments, laughs, and at one point tears!
Bird of the day, for me, has to be this Wood Warbler. What an absolute gem!
Off to bed soon, grinning from ear to ear. This day will long be in my memory as one of the best birding days of my life. Good times, indeed!