For a change the boat picked us up from Penmon Point rather than Beaumaris and it was a grey and overcast start to the day.
A short hop across to the island and we were soon battling our way through the undergrowth to the ringing sites. SCAN are also undertaking a Razorbill RAS and my priority for the day was to try read and photograph has many Razorbill rings in the field as possible. Of course I took the opportunity to take other photos as well but ended up with at least 50 confirmed ring numbers and some we are still hoping to decipher. To do this meant slowly moving around the cliff top ledges and waiting patiently until the birds moved into a position where the ring could be seen and the number read.
Male Shags bark at you on the nest and moving along the ledges I'd quite often get barked at by a male sitting tight on his nest whilst the female was off fishing or preening somewhere.
Many of the Razorbills had eggs beneath boulders and overhangs. Guillemots tend to lay their eggs on open ledges so we were very careful not to disturb them and risk the eggs getting predated or pushed off the ledges. This bird had decided to lay right out in the open and I don't rate the eggs chance of surviving to long!