Friday, 26 April 2013

Getting Settled

Today was the first time I have noticed all the birds starting to get settled and all we need now is for the weather to behave itself and let our birds get one with the job and put smiles on many a face.

The Shags are building their nests now. Birds are pairing off and we have even seen some mating going on. Its all starting to happen now and I'm really starting to get excited, so fingers crossed they all have a great breeding season.

Today was extreme weather and one that will stick in my mind for some years to come. We had it all, from sun to rain, then cold from the northerly wind, and back to sun again and to add a little bit extra to the fun we had thunder, lightening, snow and hail stones. I must admit I've not seen weather change so much as it did today, so god knows what our poor wildlife thinks of it all.

We never get a dull day at the Farne Islands onboard Serenity.

The Guillemots are back in their thousands again.




 
Puffins everywhere on the water and on the Islands. They are all cleaning their burrows ready for the newborn's


A Shag on it's nest


The rain pouring down on the Inner Farne


Black clouds ahead


A pair of mating Kittiwakes


Watch out lads it's his first time landing


Pairing Puffins


Pairing Eider Ducks


We even got a Tufted Duck on our return to the harbour.


1 comment:

Bruce Stokes said...

Some really great shots. Really must get back up there to take a trip