Friday, 15 July 2011

Return to Hartland

We spent a long night at Hartland point last night and overnight trapped, ringed and released 13 Storm Petrels. Late evening and early morning ringing near the caravan also produced: a few Whitethroats and Blackcaps, a couple of Chiffchaffs, 4 Linnets, 3 Stonechats, 2 Swallows, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3 Yellowhammers and a Dipper (a juv) along with a few common species. Overall a worthwhile return to a former ringing site.

A good passage of Manx Shearwaters heading north this morning.