New Life

The noise is unreal at the moment from all the seabirds and the noise level has increased as the chicks are calling at the top of their voices too. Its great to see new life at the Farnes and doing so well too but as I write this blog the seas are terrible and it … Read more

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Love is………

Love is…… A female grey seal never leaving dead partners side….. The look from a female grey seal broke my heart the other day, as she lay beside her man while he lay dead. It might not have been her man and it might have just been coincidence that she was lying there but for … Read more

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The Big Lift

With Serenity III back in the water and already working it was not long until the rest of the boats were back in the water too. On Monday 3rd April we had the crane booked to come and lift our other boats back into the water but before that we had the final touches to … Read more

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First Seal Pup of the year.

On Saturday 8th October the first seal pup of the year was spotted on the Longstone Island. It’s lovely to see but I’m not sure if this pup will survive as its on a very low rock and the weather has changed since Saturday and the big seas have started to roll in. I have … Read more

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Luecistic Shag

We have seen the wonderful Shag around the islands a lot lately but we have not been able to get a really close look until yesterday and today. It is not as laid back as other shags and seems to be a little bit on edge the closer you get, and I can totally understand … Read more

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Guillemots Gone

Well it will not be long before all the seabirds are gone and that will be it until next year. At the moment the Guillemots are the ones that have gone first and I don’t think it will be long before the other seabirds will follow. When you look at some of the cliff faces … Read more

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Kittiwakes

It will not be long now until the end of the breeding season but for now we are enjoying the chicks grow and leave the islands until they return. I love watching the Kittiwake chicks grow to big for their nests and sometimes its just to much for the parents and the chicks to be … Read more

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Luecistic Guillemot

On Wednesday the 15th June, Andy (my crewman) spotted a Luecistic Guillemot on the cliff at Brownsman Island. Andy got himself all excited that he could not get his words out but he was pointing to the area where the bird was and that’s I saw it. I my word, what a beauty. I have … Read more

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Time to Jump

Well it’s that time of the year again as the Guillemot chicks are starting to jump. On Tuesday evening, during our sunset cruise we watched the chicks take that leap of faith of the cliff faces and into the water. I know I have said this before but for those who don’t know or those … Read more

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Guillemots on Eggs

On Saturday we noticed Guillemots on eggs at Staple Island and Brownsman Island and as we looked around we noticed not just one or two but a lot. So there we have it, the season is definitely underway and we only have to wait for the next 40 or so days and we will have … Read more

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