N03181 was initially caught at our main study site at Ponta da Almadena, Algarve, Portugal just before midnight on 24-25/05/2006 - a night when we caught a grand total of 3 birds! Hopefully this will be a delayed reward for the hard work put in by Earthwatchers Walaa, Polly & Tom!
It was subsequently identified as a female by Renata, via molecular sexing methods using DNA extracted from the shaft of a small breast feather.
Auré's ringng team recaptured the bird on the night of 15-16/7/2007, on the Island of Ouessant, off the westerly tip of Brittany
A map of Brittany from Google Earth
The ringing site on Ouessant Island
Waiting for the birds to arrive
These details will be submitted to the national ringing schemes in the normal way.Thanks to Auré for the news and the photos -good luck for catching more Portuguese-ringed stormies!