Harry Mount, the Oldie editor, has recently written Summer Madness: How Brexit Split the Tories, Destroyed Labour and Divided the Country (Biteback). Other books include Odyssey - Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus and Amo, Amas, Amat and All That. He writes for the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, the Spectator and many other newspapers and magazines. He was a leader writer and New York correspondent at the Telegraph.
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Every year, thousands of guillemots migrate to Stack Rocks, just off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Their eggs are slightly pyramid-shaped to stop them rolling off the steep cliff-edges. Every egg has a different Jackson-Pollock-like set of scribbles on it, so that their parents can identify it.
Harry Mount visits Skomer, Pembrokeshire, for the 400th issue of the Oldie, out this week.
Every year, thousands of puffins migrate to Skomer, a tiny island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. They are at record numbers, with nearly 35,000 arriving last year. Pictured are the puffins outside their nests, where their eggs have just been laid.
Harry Mount visits Skomer for the 400th issue of the Oldie, out this week.