Thursday, 23 April 2015

Fantastic Farnes

Boy oh boy the weather has been just amazing over the last few days and if it stayed like this all summer the country would do ok as there would be no need to go abroad.

I have hardly had to touch the wheel on the boat this week as its been that clam the boat has steered itself. Say that it is a catamaran so that helps a lot. I have been floating on air a little after the blog awards and I have even been in local papers today and did a short interview on  Radio Newcastle which was unbelievable.

The response has been lovely and once again I thank everyone who voted for me.

We all know what the Farnes is all about and if you don't then you have to come and see it for yourself as it will blow you away.

The weather has been outstanding for this time of the year, hardly a drop of wind the noise level from the birds seems to have been raised a level or two. The hustle and bustle amongst the birds is the best kind compared to that of London traffic a week ago and I would not have it any over way. I'm not saying I don't like city's but when you breath in the fresh air from the countryside it makes you feel alive. Saying that, unless its really hot and the stink from the bird poo can make your stomach churn but its not for long.

The birds are doing really well and we have lots of Guillemots on eggs now and we also noticed a pair of Razorbills on eggs too. The Shags have also started but they are always first to lay.

We have seen lots of Puffins mating and they disappeared for a few days through the week but today they came back in their thousands and I think that will be them here now until the end of the breeding season.

It's really starting to get exciting now and a few more Artic Terns have been spotted roosting with the Sandwich Terns over the last few days which is always good to see. The Sandwich Terns are now up to 450 and the Farnes broke a record the other day with the first Little Tern arriving some 8 days earlier than the previous record in 2011.

The seals have also been enjoying the sunshine and who can blame them. You have to enjoy it while it lasts as you never know what the next day will bring.

Anyway here is a few pictures of the fantastic farnes over the last few days.


Do you mind I'm trying to sunbath here....


Angel of the (farnes) North


A wee bit busy here today.


Sandwich Terns looking good


Bridled Guillemot showing off its catch


and again...


view from my office window....its a hard life


A bit of blue on blue

          
Inner Farne

 
Puffinfantastic

 
Boy its hot today. I might take a dip to cool off.


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

 
Yep I'm back...

 
this is my best side


I'm looking good today


Guillemots on eggs


Ha Ha my nest is bigger than yours....

 
come back here when I'm talking to you...

 
I'm not going to let this water spoil my sunbathing...Me neither.....or me.


The Waltons....

6 comments:

Stewart M said...

Thats how I remember it!

Thanks for linking to WBW - hope your link generates some extra traffic for you!

Cheers - Stewart M _ Melbourne

Chris Rohrer said...

Glad these birds are back nesting again. They are such a lovely group!

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic shots. Love the Puffins.

The Farne Islands said...

Thanks Stewart and thank you for the link.

The Farne Islands said...

Thanks Adam. Glad you like the pictures and the Puffins are a class seabird. Cheers Andrew

North East Family fun said...

Your photographs are superb - I especially love the one of the seal catching some sleep. The sea does look extremely calm too! Make the most of it :-)