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Old 19 October 2010, 02:01   #1
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Bird ringing on the Minquiers Reef

I took some ornothologists to the Minquiers at the weekend so they could catch and ring birds migrating south for the winter. Here's a short video of the trip:

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Don't know what was going on there. Try this link:

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Very interesting, thanks for posting that. How many people live on the Island?
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None! Cottages are used mostly for weekends in the summer when the weathers good. The Minkies are nowhere near as popular as the Ecrehous reef for some reason. Someone counted 80 boats anchored at the Ecrehous at one point last summer
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Very interesting, thanks for posting that. How many people live on the Island?
No-one lives there; it's uninhabited. The huts were built and used by fishermen years ago. I stayed in one myself for two weeks when I was fishing inside the reef during the 1980s.
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So are the houses rented holiday cottages or just abandoned?
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So are the houses rented holiday cottages or just abandoned?
The huts are privately owned; two belong to the local government. They have become a kind of local status symbol. God knows why; they're all damp, pokey and hardly ever used.
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