Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Just Deserts!

Not a very nice day on Skomer today with strong winds and rain (thus no electricity) but a few things to brightened our spirits. Whilst monitoring the seals at South Castle on the Neck this afternoon I spotted this Desert Wheatear, a rare vagrant from North Africa and the Middle East.


Jason, our Assistant Warden, left the island yesterday so it is just Bee and myself on the island now. With power cuts and the weather getting ever more wintery the other thing that always brightens our spirits is the seals. Pup number 181 was born this morning and I took these pictures this afternoon of a weaned pup with a cow that we call 'aggressive mum'! just after photographing the wheatear.

Eddie Stubbings, Skomer Warden

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