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Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge

I am a graduate Marine Biologist who is constantly exploring the realms of marine mammals and I am pursuing a career where I can aid in the preservation and conservation of these amazing creatures!

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Puffin Posts

Puffin Posts

Updates on my life on Skokholm island monitoring seabirds and island life.
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Articles : 16
Since : 30/03/2017

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In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

As we have entered into May we have continued to have stunning weather, with the only exception of two days. The flowers around the neck are gorgeous and as you are walking around you can smell them too. There is a variety of sea campion, meadow campion, bluebells and violets. It is a carpet of colour! This past week I have been around the island d
The island

The island

So having all ready spent 6 weeks on the island you might think that I had seen it all or was perhaps bored of it. You would be wrong! I enjoy a walk in the morning around the island and if the weather isn't too great (a sting wind) or as now is the case rain I head to North pond. Generally there are new birds regularly visiting Skokholm so somethi
My Last Week

My Last Week

So as I thought my last week absolutely flew by! Every day was filled with exciting tasks and I am sad that I won't get to see the progress of some of them. But I have enjoyed every minute of being on Skokholm. The short eared owl chicks have been heard hissing at people as they pass on the path (can be confused with snakes, which we don't have) an
What A Week!

What A Week!

So what a week it has been! We have gone from rain showers to full on summer. The heat has been intense and the days have been glorious. We have continued with storm petrel playback and have been met with continued success and have even found four new burrows! It's still exciting every time you hear a 'ter chick' or a purr in response to your recor
All about the Seabirds

All about the Seabirds

So this week has been jam packed with seabird work. Everyday has been busy with one task or the other. These have been; great black back gull nest monitoring and pellet collecting, fulmar nest monitoring, puffin burrow occupancy and ring colour codes and shearwater burrow occupancy and ringing. So with the great black backed gulls there have been m
Another busy week

Another busy week

This week has continued on from the last with lots of seabird jobs that need doing. Fulmars have been monitored daily to confirm that our incubating adults are still incubating or if they have an egg. Or in a few cases they have tricked us and are in fact not incubating as they are not in their space! Other continued work has been with the shearwat
A changeable week

A changeable week

We have had a really varied week this week in terms of weather, which has affected the jobs we were able to do. With one really heavy rain day, it meant that it was an office day entering data into the computer and getting that all up to date. As it was a complete wash out we watched a movie late afternoon and also managed to fit some baking in. Th
Baby Boom

Baby Boom

So it is all happening here on Skokholm with baby chicks everywhere. We have shell ducklings, herring gull chicks, oystercatcher chicks, buzzard chicks, short eared owl chicks and puffin chicks! It is a baby boom. In a few days time we will be ringing the owl and buzzards chicks! Very exciting! The pufflings haven't been seen yet, but you know they