Tall Ship

I was lucky enough the other day to see a Tail Ship passing the Farnes. I was moored in the kettle at The Inner Farne when I first saw this beautiful ship pass, so I let go of the anchor and set of to get some nice pictures. She was called STAVROS S NIARCHOS of … Read more

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Jumplings

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

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Steady As She Goes

As someone who enjoys taking photographs (I stop short of claiming to be a photographer), one of the great things about Serenity is the twin-hulled Catamaran. The more trips I’ve done with Andrew and team the more I appreciate the stability that Serenity offers when trying to capture good images. Whilst landing on the islands … Read more

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Arctic Angels

Summer at The Farnes means terns and it’s the Arctic Tern that has the biggest numbers and dominates many of the islands including Inner Farne. Arctic Terns are birds of contrast, elegant, graceful almost angelic in appearance, apparently floating across a blue sky. Then they open their mouths and that harsh kree eeer call rasps … 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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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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Fantastic January Day

The morning may have been cold but it was more than compensated for by the winter sunshine and the incredible array of wildlife around the islands. With calm seas and the attention of many birds increasingly turning to looking their best for the coming breeding season we had some superb views of some of the … Read more

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Thank you guys.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the wardens who have helped Serenity over the season, especially David Steel and Jason Moss and for all the information you have provided us with.  Well, that’s the season over for the Wardens and as they pack their bags to head home they leave the islands to its … Read more

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