On the 5th of July the gang at South Stack said good by to to two of our resident volunteer's. Dani and Rachael, they had been with us for about twelve weeks and during this time we all got to know them pretty well. In my case it will seem odd as I and my wife volunteer on a Tuesday and not to see at least one of them there will be strange.
We all wish them both every success with their future careers and hope that they will from time to time drop in at South Stack to pay us a visit. Below are a few pictures that I took on the night.
Here is Hayley our People Engagement Officer giving them both something with which to remember us by. Dani on left of the picture, Rachael on the right.
Evelyn Bill and Mo
The other half of my volunteering on the far left, and between Dani and Rachael Tricia.
"IT'S GOOD BY FROM HER, AND IT'S GOOD BY FROM HER!"
Your last chance to see our puffins is rapidly approaching, as they will soon be disappearing back out to sea . It is also the best time to come and visit, as up to 15 puffins have been spotted at one time on the ledges where they breed. These lovable 'clowns of the sea' as the Italian translation puts it , can be seen even from near the top of the lighthouse steps, on patrol outside their burrows. Its a sight not to be missed!
Our guillemot and razorbill chicks are growing rapidly and look like miniature versions of their parents. Still well hidden and guarded from predators these heroic youngsters are already taking that leap of faith onto the water. Our razorbill chick on the webcam went onto the water on Monday 25th June late in the evening. It was seen pacing up and down the ledge as both parents had seemingly deserted it. This would have been the first time the chick had been left on its own as both parents encouraged it to jump! Eventually after a flap of wings it vanished from sight and hopefully made it safely off the ledge. This spectacle is being repeated all over the cliffs at this time, mainly in the evenings under the cover of twilight. Why not come and see it for yourself?