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Puffin courtship taken at South Stack 6th May 2012
10 May 2012
First Puffins at South Stack 2012
Taken on 6th May 2012
10 May 2012
Can you spot how many bird species are shown in this Puffin Mosaic?
8 Sep 2011
A summary of July on the reserve.
This is summary of July's birds on the reserve from our resident expert Ken Croft... "The thriving sea-bird colony gave visitors a spectacular display this month with Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull all frantically...
6 Aug 2011
A retrospective look at June on the reserve.
The last in a short series of diaries about birds on the reserve from Ken Croft. Hopefully, in the future we'll round of the previous month with one of his summaries..! "In a month with no real highlights here are the highlights. A Little Grebe dropped in on 30th, Grey Herons were regular...
30 Jul 2011
A retrospective look at April on the reserve.
Thanks to our local bird-expert I am happy to share with you a retrospective look at the months gone by on the reserve. Here is April's 'birding' summary in the words of Ken Croft: "The first Swallow arrived on the 2nd along with at least 60 Chiffchaffs and 6 Blackcaps. A late Redwing...
22 Jul 2011
The View from the Bottom.
After a short break in the East Midlands, I was welcomed back to the island with a boat trip around our dramatic coast. It was a truly wonderful way to view the reserve. Setting off from Trearddur Bay on a rigid-hulled inflatable, our tour rook in the sights of the eastlerly part of the reserve (the...
13 Jul 2011
Today we had our first close-ups of an emerging baby Puffin, termed a Puffling. It was great to see him/her after all the waiting. It's parents were close at hand preening in the sunshine earlier today. If you want to see these little ones you'll have to come and visit soon as we expect them...
6 Jul 2011
Glorious summer sun at South Stack
Bore da! The stunning weather we've had recently may not have escaped your notice and here at South Stack we've been celebrating with our Puffin Fun weekend! The Puffins have been out in force, basking in the sunshine on the rocks. We ran guided walks yesterday where we saw numerous Stonechat...
3 Jul 2011
Our assistant warden, Denise, has been busy over the past few weeks counting our auk colony. I thought you would be pleased to know the outcome! Including the lighthouse island (which is not technically part of the reserve) we have had a 23% increase in Guillemot numbers, a whopping 8014! The Razorbills...
30 Jun 2011
News from the Mousetrap.
Morning everybody! For those of you that don't know, the Mousetrap buttress is the huge rock sticking out at a 90 degree angle from our cliffs, inbetween Ellins Tower and the lighthouse island. A lot happens on this precambrian relic; it's where our puffins burrow, our webcam Chough nest and...
9 Jun 2011
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