Only 2 Storm Petrels last night, both caught early,...and with a fisherman on a ledge below the net.
With no known breeding birds between Bardsey and the Pembs Islands, we presume the stormies we catch are just passing whilst feeding in the Irish Sea ?
We are not aware of any petrels ringed in Ceredigion before...so with 15 new birds trapped, and 2 controls to date we are delighted with our efforts !
Last night no different - with Wendy extracting - and her call of another control I was delighted - but NO ! On checking the ring we find it is a retrap , 2661483. We ringed it on the 24th July 2012, c3 weeks ago.
Is it regular to find a non-breeding Storm Petrel remaining or repeatedly passing through our inshore waters .........?