Friday, 19 June 2015

30 Days Wild:Day 19 - Puffin Island

    On to Day 19 of the #30dayswild challenge and on my last day in Pembrokeshire I got to jump on a boat and head to the island of Skomer.
  My 11am taxi.

  As well as the usual sea birds there were Curlews, Oystercatchers, Whitethroats, Meadow Pipits, Wheatears and Swallows.
 Swallow nesting in the toilets.
 Nothing better than being serenaded by a Wren:)
    I was lucky enough to see one of the volunteers working on Skomer carefully replacing a Manx Shearwater into its burrow.

  Razorbills having a snooze in the sun.

  The main attraction for most visitors to the island is obviously the Puffins, 21,000 of them.To be able to be so close to these charismatic birds is an experience not to be missed.They literally walk around you across the paths to get in and out of their burrows bringing their sand eel catch in.

  What a way to end my week in Pembrokeshire.I have seen some wonderful wildlife over the last 9 days from Badgers, Sparrowhawks & 60 species of moth in the garden to Red Kites, Nuthatches, Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers & Wood Warblers in the woods and fields and Choughs & Puffins along the coast.
  If anyone is looking for a wildlife holiday you don't need to go abroad to find amazing wildlife, just come to Wales:)

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