A Seal with a Story

Grey Seals are a characterising element of Bardsey's coast in the present day, with as many as 300 hauling out along seaweed-strewn rocks at low tide. This wasn't always the case, though, with a mixture of disturbance and hunting until the late 1900s restricting the island's population to a few tens prior to the turn …

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It has been a lovely couple of days on the island, although the weather today was just stunning: very low winds from the east, clear blue skies, a slight chill to the air and excellent visibility. It is clear that the snowfall on the mainland has already started pushing waders and thrushes West in search …

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