It's that time of the year again when all our seabirds start to depart. Over the last few days we have seen massive gaps on the cliff faces where the Guillemot's used to be and even though the weather was rubbish today you could see loads of jumplings around.
I don't really like this time of the year as you know people will be disappointed when they arrive and everything has gone and the other reason I don't like it, it's because when the gaps start to become big the gulls hang around for the young chicks as they are easy pickings. I know it's nature but it can be cruel at times.
This week has been a very mixed week and no surprise there as its been like this all year. We get a few good days of weather then rubbish again. We never made it out of the harbour on Wednesday and Thursday which was such a pity as it was really sunny and when we did get out on Friday most people were returning home so they never got a chance to see the wonders of the Farnes.
We have also seen good numbers of Purple Sandpipers and Golden Plovers returning to the islands over the last few days. A couple of Great Skua's passing through but over all very quite on the bird front.
We still have lots of seabirds around but they are in their favourite little spots where they tend to go when they are just about to leave. Don't worry they will not be going just yet but its not long now. I would say another 2/3 weeks and that will it for another year, but don't worry we will still be going to the Farnes on a daily bases and hopefully we will see some mega's during that time. We also have been seeing the Bottlenose Dolphins again which is always good.
The harbour has been having some work done to the end of the pier since they found a big hole in it but luckily they caught it in time and it has not stopped us getting into and out of the harbour. They are getting on well with it, and it will not be long before they are finished. They have also found another hole but hopefully they will get a grant or some lottery funding for that as it does need done. The harbour does need some TLC but they are taking silly money to do it. (millions)
One day hopefully.
Also I have to apologise for not posting for a while as my camera and leanse are broken. Both are away at the moment being fixed at the moment, so all I have is my small lense which I use for landscape shots. At least I have something to use but its very frustrating when you see something that looks good and you turn around to pick up your camera and its not there. Hopefully I will have them back soon but in the meantime here is some pictures for you.