Longue Pierre & Grande Amfroque –
16 June 2006
was a late trip out
with Tara and Island Ribs. Jamie, Michelle, Chris Mourant, Catherine
After refuelling we left the harbour –opened the throttles
– swept back the
hair, raised broad grins across our faces and sped across the flat sea
The Humps. Time was running short, so we could only do a couple of the
landing on Longue Pierre. Very interesting in that most of the Shag
large. Quite good numbers, although areas of the islet were pretty much
deserted. Catherine and I ringed 24 Shag chicks. Jamie and Chris added
Shag (including one adult). Total = 43 Shags.
clearly had a very good season with 50+ adults and plenty of young.
a couple of adults from the usual boulder on the top. Finally getting
of the H rings now.
30 minutes we moved quickly on to Grande Amfroque. One Grey Seal
the islet taking a good look at us. Easy landing. Race around to ring 2
Black-backed Gull chicks and 9 Shag chicks (Jamie & Chris added 8
Total = 17 Shags.
home around the back of Herm – opening the throttles for the run
Little Russell. It
was very good of Tara, and Island Ribs, to
take us out after a very full day at work. Exciting and fast
way to get the ringing job done!