The 2013 season kicked off over the Easter weekend with our first boat loads of visitors arriving on Friday and our first group of volunteers arriving on Saturday. It's great to have people on the island and to start getting to grips with our daily routine and we're slowly working out the logistics of getting people on and off the island with the unpredictable winds we've been having recently.
|The first visitors of 2013 arriving in N Haven|
Since then the vols have been getting stuck in with lots of enthusiasm (despite the cold!) and have been helping us with all sort of things from greeting visitors to soil erosion surveys to spraying WD40 on every hinge on the island. Some have even taken pity on the assistant warden who hasn't been shopping for a month and started feeding me leftovers! They've all been fantastic and I can't believe how much we've achieved since they arrived.
|The volunteers repairing the landing stage fence|
|Male blackcap in the ivy|
|Four raven chicks waiting for bits of rabbit|
|Fulmar at sunset|
Nia (assistant warden)
Thanks to Paul Richards for the Blackcap and Fulmar photos