It's taken three years, but this weekend I finally managed to see the first colour ringed Great Cormorant from our own project, based in Guernsey. We only colour ring c 40 chicks each year, and with reports from NW France, SW England and Northern Spain so far, it's clear that our young birds disperse away from the islands quite quickly. However, Black AV ringed at Lihou, Guernsey in our first year (2012) was on the rocks off Chouet Landfill Beach on Friday. Let's hope it doesn't take me another three years to find the next one!
|Great Cormorant Black AV at Chouet, Guernsey (c) PKV|