Monday 4 July 2011

Strumble Stormies

A new venture for the TRG last night, ringing Storm Petrels at Strumble Head.
The net was set up below the sea watching lookout.
10 pm and it was still daylight.

Adrian joined the TRG for the night and took some photos for us.
Hundreds of passing Manxies entertained us while waiting for darkness......
The first Storm Petrels were caught at 11.47. This was just after the Rosslare to Fishguard ferry went past so theories were flying around about the boat pushing the birds towards land. Sounded reasonable at the time.
Note the healthy midnight snacks!
Only four were caught but a useful first session to get used to the site and the sound system.
A good way to end a long day that had started at 4.30am for some of us when we opened the nets for

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