Saturday, 4 July 2009

Rain, don't come back another day, just go away!

It was another uneventful day here on Skomer, due to the never ending rain which we received today. Some day visitors braved the weather and ventured out onto the island, with some brief sunny spells they caught some glimpses of the Puffins.

The staff enjoyed a lovely curry night, made by Holly, Ben and Dave who are the researchers here on Skomer. Everyone had a wonderful meal and we are all very grateful to them for making the amazing meal! Who said island life had to be basic, hey!?

One of the highlights of Skomer at the moment is the oldest puffin recorded on the island, which was tagged as a young adult in 1982! It is still seen here on Skomer, and Dave B the researcher has been monitoring it closely over the past 8 years! Hard to imagine it returns every year since then! Below you can see the picture of the Puffin here on Skomer.

With thanks to Dave Boyle

Haf Leyshon

Long Term Volunteer

1 comment:

  1. After a number of years as a day visitor to Skomer, I finally got to stay for 3-nights on the island - leaving on this very day - Saturday 4th July. Got absolutely soaked during return trip to mainland and carrying gear on and off the island - would have been drier if I’d have falling in the sea!

    Had a fantastic time though! Would recommend to anyone that they stay overnight to witness the Manx Shearwater. I've read and been told much about them, but nothing prepares you for seeing them for yourself come into the island at night!

    Many thanks to all volunteers on Skomer for their great work in keeping this gem of a birdwatchers\photographers paradise accessible and helping such brilliant wildlife to hang-on in there!

    Cheers to Pete for taking care of us during our stay – not even the cold showers dampened our enjoyment 