For the third consecutive night we walked the transect in our nocturnal catching of Manx Shearwaters, this time catching 97 birds.
We had anticipated a small fall of migrants today but that didn't materialise but the ringing catch was made up of quality rather than quantity with singles of Wheatear, Rock Pipit and Grasshopper Warbler being the pick of the bunch.
It became a touch exciting when at about 11.10am a Collared Pratincole flew in from the south and the length of the island before leaving to the north. Unfortunately not many people managed to see this wanderer.
|Northants Ringing Group shortly|
after arrival on Skokholm.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|Great Black-backed Gull|