Breeding Season Underway

It’s all go now, with all the seabirds returning to the islands. Most of the seabirds are on eggs now but the Arctic Terns and Common Terns have only just arrived so it will be a few more weeks before they are on eggs. It gets really exciting now as we watch the activity of the birds coming and going, the fights, noises and of course, the smell, but the Farnes is always exciting and a pleasure to be here no matter what.

Unfortunately, there will be no landings on the islands this season due to the Avian Flu, which is disappointing, but totally understandable and we are praying it’s not as bad as last year, but the National Trust is not willing to take the chance and open just in case it comes back. Even though I would love it to be open this year, I fully understand and totally support their decision to close and at the end of the day we have to look after the birds as if it was not for them we would not have a business.

Anyway just because we are not landing, does not mean we are not sailing every day, as we can still get close to all the seabirds, seals and dolphins, with our state of art catamarans its always a great trip.


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