The identification of a Razorbill
(Alca torda) in this case was somewhat surprising given the location of this event.
The kittiwake in particular is not doing well across the entire UK, but particularly in Scotland and the east, and the razorbill
is doing fine in Wales, while struggling a lot in the rest.
, with 319 pairs, have been "a real success story of the islands," according to David.
Among the species most likely to be sighted at Marsden Bay will be breeding kittiwakes, fulmars, razorbills
In summer these cliffs are the breeding grounds for all sorts of amazing sea birds including razorbills
, fulmars, shags and guillemots.
lomvia) murres, Razorbills
(Alca torda), and Blacklegged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), we observed a light phase fulmar actively pursuing a winter plumage Common Murre.
Places that once teemed with guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills
were virtually deserted last week.
The island's 21 miles of rugged coastline is a haven for 18 species of breeding sea birds including fulmars, shags , guillemots, razorbills
Clustered off the mainland are a string of islands where the steep cliffs are crowded with puffins, guillemots, razorbills
and diving gannets.
Residents include common and thick-billed mures, black-legged kittiwakes, black guillemots and razorbills
, an uncommon species that resembles the extinct Great Auk.
Species affected include guillemots, razorbills
, puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars and gannets, with conservationists suggesting numbers dead around the coast of Britain and France are greater than those killed after the Sea Empress and Braer oil disasters combined.
The team manage to capture images of puffins, razorbills
and guillemots as they arrive home from their jaunt across the seas and set up home in readiness for laying eggs.
As well as its trademark puffins, Skomer has resident dolphins and seals, supports a third of the world's breeding population of Manx shearwaters, and has the largest number of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills
Shags, eider ducks, guillemots and razorbills
, have all done well.
The island's new-found status will ensure the future of 40,000 pairs of breeding gannets and it will also become a haven for guillemots, razorbills