Skomer Farm

dunnock

The main accommodation on Skomer is the old farm buildings which are full of nooks and crannies for creatures to hide in.  At the moment spring is trying to show its head so birds are setting up their territories, including quite a few Dunnock which like to perch on the walls and shout their heads off at you!  We also have a few thousand rabbits on the island and the first young ones have recently started to emerge from their burrows.  For the first few times above ground, young rabbits are surprisingly bold and let you approach very close.  They soon learn how to run away though, and will scrabble to the nearby burrows at top speed, colliding with their siblings in the race to safety.  Good thing too as Skomer is home to Buzzard and Gulls which will both take a vulnerable rabbit if given half a chance!
rabbit

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