Monday, 11 June 2012

YLG in Poreč

Lorena, Zec and I were in Poreč Last week from Monday to Wednesday. On Monday we just checked the tip to see if there are any gulls and where will we place the net on Tuesday.. It looked very promising :)

On Tuesday we came to the tip at 8 30. Quick set of a small net and were ready to go. During waiting for Compacter driver to come I managed to take a photo of this 13 year old teenager that hatched few kilometers from the tip.This photo was taken with 55mm lens :)

 After some hour the compactor driver compacted the rubbish in front of the net and we had our first catch of 29 birds.

Fast processing and reset and there were already new trucks and lots of gulls waiting to be caught. Compacter driver did great job at soon there were millions of gulls in front of the net. I took a shoot on first time Zec shouted "Safe" :) Unfortunately, wind slowed the net and we only had 14 birds in the net :(   Between them there was one ringed as pullus in colony near by in 2004 :)

Here is a link to that second catch

Here are some photos of different ages of YLG .

Wednesday we went to ring YLG pulli on one of the colonies on a small island of Frzital. As we couldn't find a transport to the islet we rented one of these :

It was not a good day as the colony is often visited by tourists and gulls put their nest deep in the bush so theye're not that easy to get to..Plus good number of "pulli" were flaying allready..

All in all not that bad trip but I must come with bigger team and bigger net and do the real job on Poreč tip:)

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