Manx Shearwater Rescue Service

Posted on 23/09/2020 By

Manx Shearwater in flight over the sea.

Manx Shearwater

Over the years we have now written many stories. Nearly 250 I expect. During that time there have been some that are unforgettable. Some that still make you tingle with excitement. Remembering why the story was written. And where we were to witness it. One such was “September”. The story of the Manx Shearwater and the wonderfully atmospheric article Matthew Parris had written of the night he spent on Skomer Island witnessing one of nature’s miracles. We would love you to read that story again now four years later.

As mentioned in that story, September does present that part of Wales with a dilemma. When fledgling Shearwaters lose their way and land up disorientated and vulnerable. The rescue service is well established and advertised all over the place, including gates on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. So here is this year’s rescue service now organised by Lisa, formerly warden on Ramsay Island

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Manx Shearwater Rescue Service! Click on the image for the website this screenshot is taken from.

Manx Shearwater Rescue Service! Click on the image for the website this screenshot is taken from (Same page as the image above).

Manx Shearwater Rescue Service! Click on the image for the website this screenshot is taken from (Same page as the image above).

Manx Shearwater Rescue Service! Click on the image for the website this screenshot is taken from (Same page as the image above).

Lighting a Candle for Diddley

Diddley on duty on Skomer. A candle lit for Diddley is in the foreground.

Diddley never dreamed she might one day become a warden on a wildlife island. Here she is “on duty” on Skomer Island showing visitors the cliff nesting birds through the telescope.

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