Saturday, 1 August 2015

Skokholm adventure...


Saturday today but the days and nights are merging in to one as the ringing and birding activities continue on the Pembrokeshire island of Skokholm...

Due to a change in the forecast, the petrel ringing session planned for last night was put back a night and we went out looking for Manx Shearwaters, with a small number caught. Prior to that, some pleasant sunny conditions allowed us to enjoy insects whizzing around the island and fresh migrants included a Little Egret and a handful of common waders.

The ringing of passerines continued with small numbers of birds being processed and a Herring Gull was caught and ringed.

Today (Saturday), and the conditions are a touch greyer but with some warm sunny interludes. Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail and Wheatear were all caught and ringed this morning and we await calmer conditions this afternoon to see what new migrants arrive...


Neil M

Emperor Dragonfly
laying eggs in a small
pond by The Wheelhouse,
Courtesy of Jacob Spinks


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