Friday, 15 May 2015

Great White on Skomer!

Another good bird on Skomer today. This Great Egret is a first for the island but perhaps one that we should have been expecting. These heron sized egrets are one of several long legged water birds that have been colonising Britain in the last 10 years. Great Egrets have been breeding in the Somerset levels for the last few years and are becoming increasingly common in Britain as a whole.  Our bird was an immature so wasn't part of the breeding population, yet.

Our seabirds are also doing well and we are in the peak laying time at the moment. Our Raven chicks are fledging and our Short-eared Owl chicks are hatching. So it's all go on Skomer, no time for play, just yet. The long days of summer await. For all sightings see the Recent Sightings tab above.

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