It was a great start to half term week with both our seabirds for beginners and optics events drawing in the crowds and getting people closer to the wildlife here at RSPB South Stack Cliffs. Guillemots, razorbills, puffins, shags, kittiwakes, and fulmars were some of the wonderful seabirds we learnt about on our seabird walk, and the retail team were helping the public with expert knowledge on the various binoculars and telescopes for sale. Excitement is building at the reserve for our next event: Big Wild Sleepout: An evening of Wildlife. This is the second year the RSPB is running Big Wild Sleepout. Last year was a huge success with events running throughout the country with the aim of connecting people to nature either at a reserve, wild space or in back gardens across the country. Here at South Stack we will be having our very own Big Wild Sleepout themed event on Saturday 15 June. We will be keeping Ellin’s Tower open for one evening only to view some of the special wildlife here at the reserve as the crowds disperse and dusk sets in. We will be moth trapping, conducting a guided walk, watching for marine wildlife and hopefully catch a glimpse of some of the seabird chicks as they take their first leap off the cliffs and into the sea. For more information on Big Wild Sleepout check the RSPB web page to see how you can get involved. If you would like to book for this event or want to know more, please call one of our friendly team on 01407 762100. Why not make a day of it and take part in our next Seabirds for beginners walk on 15 June and stay late for Big Wild Sleepout? Mr and Mrs Mousetrap update: Our last blog reported that one of our resident pair of choughs had three chicks which we were closely following with the help of our nest camera. We can now say that there are definitely four chicks, all growing fast and strong at three weeks old. Pop into Ellin’s Tower or the Visitor centre to see how they are doing.
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