Last week I spent 3 nights on Skomer.  Early July is really the last time in the year when you can be certain of seeing Puffins on Skomer as the youngsters fledge by about mid-July, then they all go.  It's also one of the best times to see the Puffins bringing Sand Eels in.  And that was my main goal - photographing Puffins in flight with mouthfuls of Sand Eels.  The weather was good, so I managed quite a few decent photos.

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And also, plenty of shots of Puffins in flight without Sand Eels.

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Some Puffin portraits.

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An attempt at slow shutter speed blurry action Puffins in flight.

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Some Puffins near the water.

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And a few of Skomer's other birds - Raven, Choughs, Wheatear and Short Eared Owl.

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I've been trying to get some Great Spotted Woodpecker flight shots as they fly between the feeders and the pond logs.  Tricky, but some success.

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I've never really had any luck with Purple Emperors in Bentley Wood in past years.  And despite trying every morning for the last few days, no luck this year either.  Until this morning.  A very hot day, and quite a bit of activity, with 3 or 4 Purple Emperors flying along the tracks and occasionally coming down to feed.

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Field Vole in the garden this evening - beneath the bird feeders.

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Good selection of birds on the feeders today. Nice to have a Siskin in the garden in summer.

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