The Sunset Cruises are now finished for the year and I must say they are the best trips. In the breeding season we have watched Jumplings (Guillemot Chicks) take that leap of faith. We have had the perfect light for all our photographers that have joined me and most of all we had had some … Read more
Over the last few days I have noticed gaps in the rocks from were all the Jumplings (Guillemots Chicks) have been. On our Sunset Cruises the noise has been defining, from the Dad’s calling the jumplings and the mothers encouraging the chicks to jump, hence the name Jumplings. It is a fantastic sight to witness. … Read more
Well our Sunset Cruises have started again and we went out on Tuesday 21st May for our first trip of the year. We could not have asked for a better night for it. Calm seas, sunshine and lots of birds. I have a lovely gang with me and we just pottered around slowly. The only … Read more
I tried for over a week to get a picture of the sun going down beside Bamburgh Castle and every night a cloud covered it, but it eventually it came out to play. I have taken some pictures with different settings, so if they are rubbish then please let me know where I’m going wrong.
Some people know this but others don’t. Guillemot chicks are called Jumplings. Guillemots lay a single large egg on the bare rock. Almost everyone is a different in it’s colour and pattern, and this enables the birds to recognize the egg in the dense groups around the islands. It’s also round at on end and pointed at … Read more
On Thursday night we did our first Sunset Cruise and we could not have picked a better night for it. At 7pm we picked up our passengers and headed out to the Farne Islands. On our way out we saw over 60 Manx Shearwaters flying north. What a way to start the night. Now the … Read more