|Jason digging his veg patch at the Farm|
|Bee digging her garden at North Haven|
|Wren singing with typical gusto from a stone wall near the Farm|
|Dunnocks are widespread and have started singing their scratchy little songs|
|Ravens nest on the Neck|
Ravens are well under way with their breeding cycles and Choughs have finally started nest building. The first sighting of a bird with nesting material was on the 22nd.
|Chough carrying nesting material|
|Buzzard getting ready to begin nesting|
|Adult Peregrine Falcon|
Our breeding seabirds were in the news over the new year after a big wreck of birds in France, Spain and Britain. See our blog posts from February New threats, More news and Interesting posts. We eagerly await their return and will be monitoring the breeding 2014 season with interest. Guillemots and Razorbills have been seen on and around the island since our return in the first week of March but on and off and they have been absent in the last few days. This is normal for this time of year and it isn't until April that they truly return to the island. The first Puffin was seen on the 18th (9 days later than 2013) and the first Manx Shearwater was heard on the 19th (15 days later than 2013). Fulmars and Kittiwakes have been present since our return.
|Fulmar, one of the few seabirds back on the cliffs already|
|A poor late pup being eaten by Great Black-backed Gulls|
|Grey Seal with a dangerous amount of fishing net around it's neck|
Our Grey seals are still moulting at this time of year but can be seen playing a lot in the surf and later sleeping off their exertions.
|Moulting Grey Seal|
Eddie Stubbings, Skomer Warden