Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Skomer 29th June

It's that time of year again when the guillemots and razorbills at the landing start to thin out. The chick there and the parents have gone so I hope the little one made it after seeing a great black-back pick one off the previous Wednesday.

Chris, the warden, has noted other guillemot and razorbill chicks absent from the cliffs so they fledging in good numbers now. The little owl is now west of the farmhouse and we had a good, if still distant, view yesterday.

The spider crabs are also starting to make new shells in preparation for moulting.

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