With Britain’s eighth Black Scoter lazing off the beach north of Bamburgh we’re expecting a few extra visitors over the weekend. With calm seas and many birds back at The Farnes there is plenty to keep them occupied if they decide on a trip across.
Today’s calm seas offered exceptional views and steady photo opportunities from the catamaran as we crossed. Puffins are back in numbers and many sat on the sea as we arrived; elsewhere Kittiwakes, Shags, Guillemots and Razorbills.
The rockier islands are littered with large gulls with many Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls in smart summer plumage.