Yesterday, my son Merlin and I went over to Sark to monitor the breeding gulls.The weather picked up quickly from early morning mist to a wonderful sunny day with a gentle breeze - perfect for landing at several of the small gull colonies scattered around the island's cliff coastline. The overall number of breeding gulls for all three species seemed a little down again (subjective not objective assessment), but productivity of the Herring Gulls looked reasonable..although the season is perhaps seven to ten days later than "average". We ringed 26 Herring Gull and two Great Black-backed Gulls in what was a thoroughly enjoyable day's work. Our thanks once again to Andy Cook for his expert seamanship to enable us to obtain this data.
23rd August 2017
7 hours ago