Vedran and I went to Mljet on Monday to check Shag colonies. Last year we found more than 20 Shag nests empty in the middle of March so we wanted to check if this colony is that earlier from others in the area.. At that colony we found only one active nest with eggs and freaking mongooses. And that's the solution of our problem.. It really is problem not only rats, but mongooses at these small island :(. -After finishing the main thing we wanted we checked some other places and found 3 more places where Shags breed in the National Park and at least 6 new active nests :)
Some of the places where Shags breed
Next time we'll go on Mljet in March. Hope there'll be many shag chick for ringing..
|Vedran in action|
|This was at the end of the tunnel|
|And one bird we're always happy to see :)|