Recent sightings/highlights



2nd June Little Owl at Farm chicken sheds. First Razorbill chick spotted at the Basin.

1st June Turtle Dove spotted in fields east of the Farm. Minke Whale seen from Skomer Head heading north.


A sea of purple bluebells against a bright blue sky.
Bluebells © Skomer Warden

30th May First Short-eared Owl chick of the year heard calling in North Valley.

27th May Whinchat seen North Valley.

22nd May

Pair of Gadwall still present on North Pond. First breeding record since 2004.

20th May

First Curlew chicks spotted Shearing Hayes - one of three territories this year. Behaviour changed the day before indicating presence of chicks, 2 seen. 

19th May

7 Risso's Dolphins and a Little Egret spotted at the Amos.

13th May

Singing Nightingale at North Valley Crossing, found by gull counters Mike and Ted Wallen. 17 Glossy Ibis across south coast and Yellow Wagtail flavissima Moorey Mere, found by same.

11th May

Osprey seen by several observers flying from Skomer Head across island towards Ramsey. 

A small whitethroat in song, its wings lifted, against a bright blue sky.
Whitethroat song flight © Skomer Warden

Razorbill looking straight at the camera. Sea in background.
Razorbill © Skomer Warden


25th April

3 Gadwall spotted at North Pond - Skomer's first record since 2014, found by weekly volunteer Becky Taylor. Black Redstart at farm.

Photograph of two gadwall amongst lesser black backed gulls.

20th April 

Another good day. Plenty of Blackcaps and Willow Warblers with three Ring Ouzel still around the island. Hoopoe in the fields East of the Farm and Wryneck at Bull Hole. Yesterday; first Cuckoo of the year and a Glaucous Gull

Hoopoe over North Valley 

Ring Ouzel west of the Farm 

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