It was a great team effort in the sun - here the admin talk and colour rings being sorted before starting -
Each bird had a BTO ring and 3 colour rings. Four retraps from last year were also caught.
Jerry and Will fitting a ring
Will releasing a ringed Puffin
It only took a couple of hours to catch the 60 birds required. After that number of extractions it was quite a relief to be holding numbers 59 and 60 before our hands suffered anymore! That bill can inflict a lot of pain.
The Puffins are very tolerant of our presence and readily return to their burrows as soon as the net is taken down.
A documentary is being made for TV about the wildlife and work on Skokholm. We'll let you know when to watch us in action!