The Red Deer were never far away and amazingly tame. It was quite strange to wake up to these just outside the front door.
There were amazing scenes as the weather changed frequently. Several mornings of mist made for a very strange atmosphere and spooky scenes like this waterfall of mist on the west coast.
|Looking towards St Davids Head - Carn Llidi in the mist.|
This Raven's nest was in a new position the birds having moved after a previously unsuccessful breeding attempt elsewhere.
The Ravens were a potential threat to the lambs in some circumstances and the first were being born during our tenure. Kathy here helping out with Sarah and Lisa with the first twins.
There were a few migrants too, though nothing very unusual but it was quite early in the year.
We spent some time making and installing nestboxes for the increasing population of Manx Shearwaters and there were other breeding species all around including Guillemots around the cliffs.
And my particular favourites the Little Owls, this pair had a nest in a wall just near The Bungalow so we could hear them in the evenings and see them most days. Even when they wanted to play hide 'n seek.
The first Short-eared Owl appeared but was seen only occasionally though I believe they were later confirmed as breeding. Hope so.
This sole male Lapwing was the only sign remaining of the breeding population. The last one in Pembrokeshire?
We were really concerned to find this Grey Seal wrapped up in a piece of cloth one morning but we needn't have worried, it was having a great time and played all sorts of games with it for hours.
|Sunrise over St Davids Head (God's own country)|
|And finally the Bishop Light as the sun goes down.|