Another wonderful day out with the Pembs Ringing Group. This was a trip to Skokholm Island to colour ring Puffins as part of a research project for Oxford University (E.G.I.).
Den and Renate extracting from the 2 x 60ft nets through a small part of the Puffin colony.
Part of the ringing team in action including Jerry, the Skokholm warden.
Each bird was fitted with a unique combination of 3 colour rings and a BTO metal ring.
Biometrics including bill depth, number of grooves on the bill and head to bill tip were taken.
And weighed. Puffins weigh around 360 - 400g.
The sample required by EGI is 150 birds. This is Skokholm 99 taking a final bite before release!!Back to the boat after a very successful day out on Skokholm hoping this will be a valuable contribution to ongoing seabird research.