Kittiwakes

When you are here everyday you tend to watch every little thing that goes on and looking at all the seabirds around the islands its been a good season so far and the Kittiwakes are no different. I have noticed that some of the Kittiwakes built their nests but never laid one egg. I’m not … Read more

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Golden Hour

We do Sunset Cruises every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm until 9pm(ish) and as the evenings close in a bit quicker every week, but this does not happen until the end of August into September. If you ever think that work gets in the way of a trip out to the islands then this trip … Read more

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Jumpling Time

Its that time again when the Guillemot chicks start taking that leap of faith of the edge of the cliff faces around the Farne Islands. They are known as “Jumping’s”, as they jump of the cliffs and its one the most amusing things to witness. While I think it’s funny and great to see, I … Read more

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Perfect Whiskers

Since it seems to be the in thing at the moment with all the men having beards I thought it would be prefect timing to show you a young bull seal with his perfect whiskers. Okay it is not a bearded seal but he is proud of his young whiskers and with him being so … Read more

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Bottlenose Dolphins

We have been seeing lots of bottlenose Dolphins again this year and it does not half give you a thrill. I never tire of seeing them and it gives our guests an extra special treat they are not expecting. I had a tear in my eye the other day when I little boy was brought … Read more

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Leucistic Guillemot

Its been 5 years now since myself and Andy first spotted the Leucistic Guillemot at the Farnes and this year we have eventually found its hiding place. Its taken sometime and its still hard to find at times but what a feeling it is to be able to show our guests this beautiful seabird during … Read more

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Eggs have been spotted

The Shags and Guillemots are now on eggs. It may only be a few but that’s it the breeding season has begun. I’m not sure how the Shag season will be as we have seen lots of dead Shags along the shoreline because of the “Beast from the East” and very unsettled weather after that, … Read more

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Albino Seal

It started 3 years ago when we first saw this rare albino seal and now I’m starting to get really curious. Where does it come from? Why does it return roughly the same time and the same place for the last 3 years? I have so many questions that need answered, so I need to … Read more

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Humpback Whale

On Tuesday 24th October we left the harbour at 10.15am with handful of passengers on board the boat. Its the start of the seal season and children on board were excited to see the new born pups. Saying that I think some of the adults were just as excited as the kids were. The weather … Read more

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Pupping season begins

Today we not only saw the 1st seal pup on the rocks but we also spotted a 2nd one. Finally the seal season is underway and lets hope it’s another good one like last year. A few weeks ago my brother spotted one on the Longstone Island but unfortunately it had pasted away, which was … Read more

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