Skomer is a wonderful place to watch the turning of the year, with only nature as a force to shape and colour it.
Here is a feel for how Skomer is in autumn when the hustle bustle of summer, with all of it's avian and human visitors, feels a long way away, when solitary Hen Harriers drift over a desolate landscape and Starlings and varied 'northern' thrushes pass over head from places that are even colder and more desolate than Skomer by now.
|One of the main shaping forces behind the changing colours of Skomer - the weather|
|The sunsets change colour|
|The Bracken turns a golden brown|
|The colour of Pheasants looks almost made for autumn|
|Thousands of birds fly over on autumn migration|
|Wildfowl gather on North Pond|
|Following the migrants, wintering birds of prey look for any opportunity for a meal|
|A Peregrine hunts a ball of Starlings|
|Autumn may feel like the sun is setting but don't worry, the sun will rise again on another Skomer spring in 2017|