When the weather permitted us to sail off the island, we often went fishing to catch some grub for our dinner. A nice afternoon off from ringing & a light spot of fishing we thought! But a nice quite afternoon of fishing soon turned into a small off shore ringing expedition, when the Fulmars started to surround the boat!
Whilst half of the team concentrated on catching the bait, the other half did the catching (see video above), Aevar was on gutting duties & Sverrir did the ringing!
Lots of Fulmars ringed (Also Kittiwake & Arctic Tern too!) it was time to wash down (anyone who has handled Fulmars will know why!) then Ciaran & Craig made a superb evening meal!
Out ringing till 3am on most mornings, drinking Gin with the locals & attending barn dances (amongst other things, which we wont mention!) soon took its toll on one member of the group!!