A big change in the weather here on Skokholm today, hence why a blog at this time! Strong winds and horizontal rain has islanders scuttling for shelter. Sea-watching has been a rather damp and difficult affair and to date only common sea-birds have been noted, albeit in impressive numbers and close.
Last night we worked on catching Storm Petrels again, finishing at about 2.30am. Working as a team with mist net extractors, ringers and recorders , we managed to catch just over a hundred birds, with just a few recaptured birds from the previous session.
The below images were taken on Skokholm in the sunshine yesterday...
Neil H and Neil M
Juvenile Herring Gull
(exceptionally white upper
tail for this species at this age)
Two big influences on
Skokholm - Rabbit and