South Stack Cliffs

South Stack Cliffs

South Stack Cliffs
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    Eggciting News

    After watching their antics on our webcam over the past few weeks (and often viewing an empty screen) we can now finally report that the stars of our live Internet feed Mr and Mrs razorbills are well on their way to parenthood as Mrs razorbill has now laid her egg. We will now be waiting in anticipation for their egg to hatch. You can watch the razorbills for yourself from the comfort of your own home by visiting our website and view the seabird camera.
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    Spring The Coolest Thing !!!!

    W here do I start ? well the signs of spring are ubiquitous, daffodils bursting with colour, snowdrops piercing through the dark soil in all purity, days are getting longer, birdsong is all around us - what a truly magnificent time of year - the light, colour and life that is spring is once more making a welcome return. Whilst taking an early walk through South Stack a few days ago I was fortunate enough to spot several common lizards basking in the sun - these guys must have not long surfaced from a long hibernation - what a great sight and for the first time ever I saw a slow worm...
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    Chough-lets!

    We can confirm that we can definately see four Chough chicks in the Mousetrap nest (the nest you can watch online). The 'Chough-lets' have grown enormously since they first hatched and the parents are being very diligent, keeping the nest tidy and feeding them regularly. We are still waiting for names for our extended Chough family so please post your ideas!
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    Razorbill Egg Hatches!

    The team here at South Stack are very excited to announce that the egg from Razorbill cam has hatched!!! Yesterday afternoon, at about 5pm we witnessed the first cracks starting to appear in the egg and this morning we arrived to see a fluffy little addition to the family! Mum (or dad!) started doing a lot of shuffling about and chattering and seemed to be checking the eggs progress often, as those first cracks started to appear. The egg was laid on 2 nd May and was incubated for 34 days. Mum and dad razorbill have worked really hard already and continue to do so now the chick has hatched bringing...
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    Gannet blown off-course!

    On Friday, we had an unexpected visit from Ian Daniells, a volunteer from Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital in Cheshire. Ian had made the journey to release a Gannet that had blown off course in last week's high winds and ended up in Buxton, Derbyshire! Alongside the Gannet were two juvenile Herring Gulls which had been hand-reared before being collected by the Wildlife Hospital for release. I was lucky enough to witness all three releases. The Gannet appeared to have suffered no harm from it's diversion and in fact needed some persuasion to leave the box it had been brought over in...
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