Another week has managed to skip by without a blog (as my mum will no doubt remind me when we chat next!) so here is a quick catch up....

Work wise it's largely been taken up with more habitat management (bracken rolling) and painting (first undercoat on the newly plastered bungalow twin room and wood preserver on gates, benches and farm building doors). It's amazing how overgrown some of the paths have become with no visitors so it seems a never ending task of scything and strimming to keep them open for when we can hopefully welcome you all back next year.

Shearing is only half the job out here and Derek swung by today to transport our wool clip to Porth Clais ready for collection next week

Dewi wondering where Derek is going with all those things that smell like his sheep

The Manx shearwater chicks are progressing well. At the last weekly weigh in this little one was 18 days old and a healthy 355g (we hope he or she will hit a peak of around 650g before fledgling around 450g in September)

Box 20 Manxie chick doing well

No more seal pups in the past week but signs of autumn as we see increasing numbers of young canary yellow willow warbler stopping off on their maiden voyage to Africa. Chough numbers continue to regularly exceed 50 birds feeding on the island with a record 74 counted coming in to the roost at the end of last week.

It won't be long before Aber Mawr is full of new born grey seal pups

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