Angel Bay, by Martin Neale

Angel Bay Seals And Wildlife Project

From September to late November I spend 2-3 days a week helping monitor the Grey Seals pupping season on the Little Orme.
During the past 6-7 years this sight has become an established birthing beach for these mammals and attracted a lot of interest from both local and visiting sightseers.
To ensure the wildlife are not disturbed, the North Wales Wildlife Trust together with a small number of interested people, the seals are monitored and the daily events are recorded, they also educate visitors of the dangers and hazards the seals incur during this time.
These include Dogs and humans going down to the beach, Jet Ski’s, Canoe’s to name a few. Mum’s will abandon their pups if disturbed. 
16 pups were born here last season 2023, not all survived. Mainly due to disturbance, high tides and bad weather conditions.
These seals will breed and return to the same spot to give birth next year.
The young pups are fed and looked after by their mum’s for 3 weeks,.by this time they will have be taught to swim and fish. The mum will then leave to them fend for themselves.
From January to February the seals use this beach to moult, this can take up to 6 weeks, before heading back out to sea and returning in September to give birth again.
Angel Bay has a wealth of Wildlife which include Cormorants, Herring Gulls, Choughs, Buzzards, Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon.
Six Spot Burnet Moth, Slow Worms and Rabbits can also be seen here.