Saturday night was utterly magical. Six of us set up three nets on a headland near the Blannan and caught and ringed Storm-petrels until we ran out of A2 rings, with 317 new birds caught along with four BTO controls. Handling these special birds under a perfect night sky during a meteor shower in such pleasant company goes down as an unforgettable life experience.
|my first of many Storm-petrels ringed! (pic by Phil)|
|Storm-petrels from the Cape Clear pelagic|
|the formidable and legendary seawatching site that is the Blannan|
|some of Ireland's finest seabirders|
|Cape Clear looking fine...|