The Little Auk has arrived at the Farne Islands over the last few weeks and number are starting to build slowly. These small seabirds are beautiful but sometimes hard to spot in the waves, but once you get your eye in your sorted. It always helps when you get one resting in the calm water and it does not want to go away as we had today.
I will have to ask the Wardens but I'm sure these little birds are very late this year. If memory severs me right we had lots of them at this time last year, but the only thing is that we have not had any northerly winds so far so this will not help. Never mind at least we have a few around.