Monday, 25 June 2012

Storm Petrels

Last night saw the first chance this year to have a go at ringing Storm Petrels at Strumble by the Teifi Ringing Group. Richard , Wendy , Karen & Dawn from the TRG joined by myself & SB all hoping for a bit of success with the conditions looking quite good given the offshore wind & cloud cover. In all 5 birds were caught between 11.55 & 01.30 , immature/likely non breeding adults the latter 2 birds showing varying stages of wing moult you can just see in the picture of the 2 birds that were caught together. See the TRG blog for a more detailed discussion.