Friday, June 13, 2008

2008 catches

May 26th-27th: 28 stormies
May 27th-28th: 20 stormies, 1 carrying a Norwegian ring
May 28th-29th: 58 stormies
May 29th-30th: 23 stormies
May 30th-31st: 33 stormies, 1 Spanish ring
May 31st-June 1st: 34 stormies
June 1st-2nd: Night off
June 2nd-3rd: 14 stormies, 1 UK ring
June 3rd-4th: 10 stormies
June 4th-5th: 30 stormies, 1 UK ring
June 5th-6th, 28 stormies, 1 French ring
June 6th-7th: 32 stormies, 1 UK ring
June 7th-8th: 30 stormies
June 8th-9th: Night off!
June 9th-10th: 2 stormies caught and ringed at sea, 6 nautical miles S of Portimao
June 10th-11th: 102 stormies, 2 UK rings, 1 MADEIRAN PETREL
June 11th-12th: 46 stormies
June 12th-13th: 38 stormies
June 13th-14th: Night off!
June 14th-15th: 21 stormies, 1 UK ring
June 15th-16th: 16 stormies
June 16th-17th: 38 stormies, 1 French ring & 1 Norwegian ring
June 17th-18th: 17 stormies
June 18th-19th: 6 stormies, 1 recapture from the 26th May
June 19th-20th: Night off!
June 20th-21th: 10 stormies

End of 2008 season!

Year total: 636 stormies, 11 controls + 1 Madeiran petrel

On nights in green, the Secret Weapon was deployed.

2 comments:

ColinB said...

Surely this is just the "Rob Effect"? Despite my chickening out of this year's event we've been experiencing the thrill of stormie noises at night recently, as Alexander does a fantastic line in storm petrel snores - he sounds just like the stormie songs as heard from just around the cliffs...

TATE said...

I am interested in your use of a chemical attractant to catch stormies. It brings to mind the efforts of U.S. white-tailed deer hunters to disperse the scent of estrous does near the hunter's blind. There are many products on the market for deer scent dispersal. See for example:http://www.bowhunts.com/scent.html. I would welcome a chance to discuss this issue with you in detail. -TATE
jim@tate-tate.us