The last post of images from my recent trip to The Farne Islands. The first bird featured is The Shag, not a bird thought of as particularly good looking, but very unique especially when viewed close up, and how prehistoric the young chicks look!
Graceful in flight hugging the waves
Next, Guillemots that are extremely numerous on the Islands
The dreaded walk through the Arctic tern colony was as hazardous as expected, frequently had my head attacked and this time well and truly shat on!!
I think my favourite Duck is the Eider, despite being so handsome I just love the call of the male birds.
not sure if this nest was abandoned or the female was away from it
Next bird featured is the Razorbill,not as numerous as the Puffins and Guillemots,but still a fair few breeding on the sea cliffs
Amongst the seabirds already featured there is a lot of Kittiwakes nesting, sometimes on tiny ledges which really make you wonder how they dont fall out of the nests a long way down to the sea
Lastly a few shots of the sea cliffs and stacks that the birds return to each year to breed on
And finally my transport for the day was Billy Shiels 'Glad Tidings 2', very nice boat ride