Puffins 'go live' on Skomer Island off Haverfordwest

From today you can watch puffins, seals, and rabbits via webcams on Skomer Island.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) is controlling three cameras which it said are placed at key locations.

Viewers can watch seals during the morning as they haul out on Skomer’s North Haven beach, puffins, razorbills, guillemots and rabbits on the cliff top during the afternoon and Manx Shearwaters at night.

The new web camera project is part of a wider fundraising initiative from theWTSWW in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A view towards Skomer Island at sunset. Credit: PA Images

There will also be a weekly round-up series hosted by Welsh wildlife presenters Lizzie Daly and Iolo Williams called Skomer Live.

Gina Gavigan from the WTSWW said: "We are absolutely thrilled to bring the wonders of Skomer Island to so many people during this difficult time using web cameras and live streaming technology."

The Trust said the crisis has exacerbated what would already have been a very difficult year, with nearly 50 per cent of its income through tourism-related activities.

The lockdown comes at the island's busiest time of the year.

Lizzie Daly said: "Skomer is a wonderful Welsh island which, at this of year is full to bursting with vast colonies of ground nesting sea birds and migrating visitors."

Seals can also be spotted on the web cam. Credit: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Watch the live feed here: