Sunday, 5 June 2016

Storm Petrels

Myself & Walrus joined the Teifi Ringing Group at Strumble last night for a try at catching a few Storm Petrels. Set up by approx 23.30 & success was almost instant & 5 birds were ringed in not much over an hour as well as plenty of activity around the net area. A Manx Shearwater managed to bounce out of the net a bit later on & the decision was made to pack up & nets were down by 2 a.m. One of the birds trapped had it's right foot missing, something seen fairly often apparently due to attacks from below surface predators while at sea.