Friday, 11 September 2009

A Season on Skomer

Fantastic sunshine and light winds have brought through a lot of birds in the last two days. The highlight has been two Hen Harriers, one with a tag that we hope to trace. We have had thousands of Swallows passing and lots of Sand Martins, Meadow Pipits and an influx of Spotted Flycatchers. Also a couple of Common Redstarts, Whinchat, Tree Pippit, Blackcaps, Herons, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Snipe, Goldfinches, Linnets and a Redpoll. An exciting few days.

This weekend Lockley Lodge will be hosting an exhibition of artwork and photography inspired by the island. Pop down there if you are nearby and have a look, there are some stunning pieces and if you don't have time to come over to the island then have a stroll around the Deer Park in the sunshine, there are some pups on the beaches and lots of birds passing through.

There have now been over 30 pups born here on Skomer, some of which have already moulted and are independent. There are several cute ones visible on the beaches.


  1. Hi can I contact someone by email regarding assistant warden experiences on Skomer?

  2. Hi Muffin2, you can find out all about becoming a voluntary assistant warden on our website, follow the links in the side-bar. You will also find info there on how to contact the island staff.


  3. That's the point we are coming next week and it would be delightful to be put in touch with people who have done a stint recently to chat about experiences. I am sure they'd love to chat about it. I am happy for you to email them to contact me if they are happy to do so.
    Looking forward to the visit. Mike