Puffin Update

Now i know we all need the rain to water our gardens, grow the crops and help our birds but at this time of the year i just do not want the rain at all. Its those little Puffins that are worrying me at the moment, with the heavy showers we have had over the … Read more

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April Update

We had our first Shag chick hatched on The Inner Farne Lighthouse cliff on April 29th, now a clutch of 3 in one of our earliest nests. With the first eggs hatched, lots more will continue to follow. At least 2 Mallard clutches have hatched, with 1 clutch of 7 ducklings seen on The Inner … Read more

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Guillemots Egg

On Thursday it was just beautiful day and as the sun glistened of the water and everyone started to put their suncream on, the Kittiwakes were hoping for a little bit of shade, but there was not going to be much chance of that. Along the same cliff face we noticed that an egg was just sitting there … Read more

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Amazing April

Well its been just a pleasure to be out on the sea, around The Farne Islands over the last few weeks. We had a few days of fog which was very frustrating, but other than that we can’t complain at all. The Puffins are busy flying back and forward gathering nesting materials for their burrows. Lots of Shags are … Read more

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Weird Bridled Guillemot

We have had beautiful weather over the last few days and it looks to continue for a while. On one of trips we encountered a weird Guillemot. As i was doing my speech along the west cliff face at the Brownsman Island i noticed a Bridled Guillemot with a yellow bill. I quickly grabbed my camera and rushed … Read more

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Things are starting to settle.

Well its been a lovely day at The Farnes today, even though the S.E. Wind picked up towards the end. The Puffins are coming back in the thousands and yesterday we saw 2 pairs at the Wideopens and a pair at Gun Rock mating in the water. One pair were at it so much that … Read more

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Last Winter Tour

  Firstly i would like to say thank you to everyone that joined me on our last winter trip, and sorry about the delay in getting my blog updated.   We picked up at 10.30am on Saturday morning headed out of the harbour with woolly hats and thick coats. After an amazing week with flat … Read more

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Getting busy now.

What a beautiful week its been so far. With flat calm sea’s, beautiful sunshine and thousands of birds. Since Saturday the Puffin numbers have risen day by day, Guillemots are in the thousands, Razorbills are starting to pair off and the kittiwakes are back on the cliff faces. On Saturday we headed out to Holy … Read more

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Puffin Watch

Since Saturday we have had a mixture of weather, wind and sightings. On Saturday my brother and i headed out for a trip around the islands, and we encountered our first Puffin of the year resting on the water beside The Wideopens. As we all know they are lots of Puffins around the islands during the season but … Read more

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No two days are the same

Only a few 1000 Guillemots a day ago over 10,000+ today. Loads of Razorbills today as well. We counted over 50 on the Inner Farne cliff face alone, and 84 in total. The weather was a real mixture today with a strong north west wind this morning which made i really cold and then turned out beautiful. We have had 4 … Read more

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