18 July 2014

First Cormorant sighting

After a couple of years ringing, and colour ringing, Cormorants on Mullion Island we've finally had our first sighting! So a big thanks to Mike Morse who saw TBB at West Bexington, Dorset, on Wednesday and sent us the following photos.

TBB was one of 18 birds ringed on the Island on 17th May (see blog post here), so made a pretty quick movement east: West Bexington is just short of 200km  from Mullion Island.

The only previous recovery we've had of one of our birds was at a fish farm in Ponsanooth in October last year. It got tangled in netting trying to steal fish, but was released OK.

Just one more photo of TBB
In other news, a few extra Barn Owls ringed yesterday brings our total to 69 for the year, so fingers crossed that our last site to visit next week will take us over the 70-mark, and who could resist adding a video of the release of some roosted Swallows from our first catch of the year at Gunwalloe...

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