2016 July - Wales

In July, David & Carol Taylor, John Betts, Ann Brooks and her partner, and I had a trip to Skomer, a small island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Prior to visiting Skomer I had a day at the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucestershire and a couple of days at the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader. Once we all got together we headed out to Skomer on the early morning boat and was fortunate to have great weather, both on the crossing and during our three night stay. For me it was a bit late in the season and although there still were some puffins on the island most of the breeding pairs and young had gone back out to sea. Its a fantastic island with great opportunity to photograph the puffins in both morning and evening light. Thanks to all for great company and another fantastic trip together.

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