13th June

Overnight, 12 Storm Petrels sound-lured and trapped at the Bill tip. During the day, in increasingly wet and windy conditions, the only reports were of lots of shearwaters off the Bill: 2 Balearics passed by but Manx monopolised the numbers, with hundreds feeding offshore + up to 900/hour passing

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 13, 2024 at 23:25

 A few photos and some thermal imager video from last night's petrel session © Martin Cade:

Although a good many of the petrels we ring are encountered again during subsequent weeks/years on Burhou, Channel Isles (the nearest breeding site to Portland), we're not sure that until last night we'd ever actually caught one wearing a Channel Isles ring