Monday, February 4, 2008

More Petrels

Today was the usual Monday chainsaw maintenance and weed spraying. It was a nice day with a little rain in the afternoon.

This evening we caught about 70 more petrels for measuring and banding. They come in at sunset, so one minute you see a couple. The next minute you see about 50, and the next minute you see thousands flying above. About 7 to 9 is the time when they are coming down to land, so that's when we catch them with a mist net.

Here was a chick that fell out of the nest and was sitting in a petrel hole. The adult was just watching it. As soon as I put it back in the nest, the adult came and sat back on it.

3 comments:

Kate said...

That's hilarious! Probably not so much for the chick though.

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