We were, however, beaten by the Nanjizal CES near Land's End, which netted 87 birds including a couple of Grasshopper Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher and this surprisingly rather smart young male Common Rosefinch!
Today we were then able to get over to Mullion Island to ring a few Cormorants from the 51 nests we counted earlier in the season. There were a surprisingly large number of young birds (perhaps as many as 70), many quite well-grown, but we were able to corall a good number and colour-ringed 18 birds as part of our monitoring on the island.
|With the outboard still dead, it was a long row out|
|The Cormorant colony can be seen just left of centre above the mallow|
|Some of the newly colour-ringed Cormorants|
|The three island explorers counting gull nests, as seen from the mainland|
Thanks to Emma for the Mullion photos from the mainland and Kester for the gripping rosefinch pic.