16/05/18. South Haven. Skokholm Island

At low tide the seals haul themselves out to the rocks, fidget and make poses.  Some are more vocal than others; and the vocalisations range from sad songs to sneezes and retches.

Many seabirds are presentIMG_3351 – Greater and Lesser Black Backed Gulls, Oyster Catchers, Razorbills, Puffins and more.   Other birds are also quite active: the sedge warbler can be heard above the cliffs and up the rise towards the island settlement.

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And as the tide recedes it sloshes beneath the landing and the sharp, heavily creviced stone slabs on which it is supported.

 

 

 

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