Over the last few days it has been lovely at the Farne Islands but today was the best by far. It turned a little in the afternoon but nothing to complain about.
It’s been very quiet on the bird front but the Puffins and Guillemots are slowly starting to arrive and we have seen a few Sandwich Terns over the last 2 days.
I have noticed a big big drop in the Shags this year. I know the weather over the winter has not helped one bit but boy oh boy they are very thin on the ground. I also noticed today that the Shags were just starting to gather nesting materials and this time last year they were on eggs.
The Kittiwakes are gathering in big numbers and starting to pair off but they have not started to build their nests either. We even have a few Long-tailed Ducks in the harbour and at the Islands in winter plumage.
The weather affect’s lots of things in this world and it’s hard for us sometimes but if must be terrible for the wildlife.
We have to look on the bright side and hope that everything turns itself around and figures are good by the end of the breeding season.
Here are some seals enjoying the weather we have had over the last few days.