Skomer breeding season reaching a climax for the auks

The photography workshops on Skomer Island recently have been very productive with many participants capturing inflight shots of puffins, guillemots and razorbill with one to two even coming away with puffins with sandeels in their beaks in mid-air!

The breeding season is really hotting up with non-stop puffin feeding action at the Wick and great opportunities near the landing of guillemots and razorbills carrying fish. At least two guillemot chicks are being fed on the ledges below the steps. Guillemot chicks have been observed launching themselves from their breeding ledges, encouraged by their fathers who then take them out to sea for their first fishing lesson.

There are still places left for this Saturday, 5th July and on Thursday 10th July. Further details here http://www.andydavies.info/pages/workshops/skomer.html

Guillemot Guillemot _DSA2131 Puffin in flight with sandeels Guillemot