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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bird ringing trip to Skokholm - Lynne Barnett

Lynne with a Manx Shearwater


At the beginning of May 2014, I was fortunate enough to be included as a trainee with a party of experienced bird ringers from the Northamptonshire Ringers Group on a ringing expedition to the Pembrokeshire island of Skokholm. Our quarry was in particular Manx shearwater but anything with wings was fair game (except, as it turned out, storm petrels and auks, whose habitat or breeding season were too fragile to disturb at the time we were there).


To read more about Lynne's time on Skokholm click here