Skokholm (Wales)

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Skokholm Island (Wales)

Skokholm Island (Wales)

Situated slightly further out to sea than its neighbour Skomer Island, Skokholm offers you the absolute "get away from it all" experience on Britain's first established Bird Observatory which is now internationally recognised for its importance to wildlife.
During the day, walk the island paths between rabbit, puffin and manx shearwater burrows amid the carpet of wildflowers such as bluebells, thrift, heather, sea and red campion to the magnificent red cliffs that surround the island. Marvel at the thousands of seabirds, which both live at and visit this Nature Reserve making this an ornithological paradise. Watch the humorous and colourful puffins play around their burrows or float in large rafts along the coast; the sedate razorbills with their striking markings balance on the cliff ledges; kittiwakes and guillemots soar over the inlets while gannets plunge like javelins into the sea for fish and, at night, be prepared for one of nature's greatest experiences - the return of the manx shearwaters to their burrows after dark. Tens of thousands of these birds come back to their burrows from out at sea, once the darkness offers some protection from the gulls. The air is alive with the world's largest concentration of Manx Shearwaters as they call to their partners for location and come in to Skokholm for the night - this event is unique and not to be found anywhere else in the world!!

Classic books. The Manx Shearwater

Classic books. The Manx Shearwater

Michael Brooke The Manx Shearwater must rank amongst the world's most evocative seabirds. Whether it be seen slicing the wave tips of a stormy sea or uttering its weird strident cry in the night sky above a breeding colony, it has all the magic that a bird lover could wish for - and many of the characteristics that make seabirds of such interest to biologists.
In this book Michael Brooke describes the fruits of his own and other research, synthesizing a wealth of data for the scientist and amateur alike. The breeding biology, vocal behaviour, transequatorial migrations and population dynamics of the bird are described in detail and comparisons are drawn with other shearwaters and petrels, to show the various species have adapted to local conditions worldwide.


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Classic books. Bird Observatories in Britain & Ireland

Classic books. Bird Observatories in Britain & Ireland

Roger Durman (editor).Bird Observatories - with which these islands are well-served - have played a major role in ornithology,especially in the study of migration and bird movements.This account of the history,work and present situation (including access and accomodation) of each of the fourteen observatories in Britain & Ireland is timely,and will be invaluable to the many thousands of birdwatchers and ornithologists who visit the observatories each year.The visit maybe for one or two days,or as many weeks,but the stay will probably remain one of the highlights of any birdwatchers life-the visit itself ,the birds seen,the work shared and the very special atmosphere of observatory life.The emphasis of the book is,naturally on the birds and there are details of passages and records in typical months and throughout the year....(inside front cover)
292pp. Hardback.1976

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