This rocky island off the eastern tip of island once supported vast numbers of puffin - they were pickled for food during the 18th century! Today a few dozen pairs remain. There is however a huge cormorant colony - for which this site is a Special Protection Area. The eradication of brown rats (which arrived on the island during the 19th century) in 1998 may improve the fortunes of the puffins and other seabirds susceptible to ground predators. Already, black guillemot have been established as breeding on the island. Grey seals haul out in large numbers at the eastern tip of the island. Access is by permit only from the Baron Hill Estate, but boat tours around the island are available throughout the summer from Beaumaris pier.

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