Skomer Island

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L’ile de Skomer est un vrai paradis pour les oiseaux de mer. Elle se trouve tout au sud-ouest du Prembokeshire. Ses habitants se nomment gannet, razorbill, shearwater, kittywake, seagull ou puffin. Ce dernier  est la mascotte du lieu. On le nomme macareux moine en français. On peut l’ approcher à quelques mètres sur l’île … Sur Skomer, on rencontre aussi des phoques, des dauphins, et avec un peu de chance, des baleines.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skomer (WelshYnys Sgomer) is a 2.92 km² island off the coast of southwest Wales, one of a chain lying within a kilometre off the Pembrokeshire coast and separated from the mainland by the treacherous waters of Jack Sound. Skomer Island measures approximately 2.4 km (1.5 mi) north-south and 3.2 km (2 mi) east-west.

[1][2] After the war, the owner had offered the West Wales Field Society, now The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, the opportunity to make a survey of Skomer which was accepted and the Skomer opened for visitors from April 1946.[3] It was last permanently inhabited by the Codd family (all year round) in 1950, and is known for its stone circlestanding stone and remains of prehistoric houses, as well as for its abundant wildlife. Skomer is a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. Much of Skomer has also been designated an Ancient Monument. It is surrounded by a Marine Nature Reserve. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.



Milvus Milvus

Quelques images prises lors d’un voyage au pays de Galles. Le nourrissage du milan royal a permis de décupler le nombre des couples de ce superbe animal en quelques années.

Cela permet de capter quelques belles images par la même occasion 🙂

The Red Kite Feeding Station is located in the village of Llanddeusant at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
As natural scavengers Red Kites benefit from the food provided and the way in which it is made available in limited quantities.

There is no doubt that this regular feeding has helped the Red Kite breeding population maintain it’s stronghold in the Llanddeusant and surrounding area and, indeed, increase its numbers. In Wales 20 years ago there were less than 30 breeding pairs of Kites but now, with careful management and protection, there are now well over 300 pairs !

Red Kites Feeding Station