Time for Puffins!
For the first time in about 10 years i managed to take a whole week off work so we headed to Northumberland and to a lovely village called Seahouses. Its not our first time there but this time I wanted to take a boat trip and have a look at the Puffins and Terns on Inner Farne.
Theres a few boat companies at the harbour but for us there is only one to use and thats Serenity, the guy that owns it, Andrew, is so passionate about the sea life that you never know where he will take you if he spots something. He has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/serenity.boats?fref=ts
Anyway, heres a selection of photos that i took on our few trips that we took out, some were taken on Inner Farne itself whilst a lot of the others are taken on the tour that Andrew gives around the Farne Islands.
One thing the Farne islands are known for is its Puffins, so if you ever want somewhere to go to photograph these beautiful and fascinating birds then this is your place, although June and July are the times you need to go.
Serenity is certainly the boat I would recommend for the island tours, Andrew is fantastic and is always on the look out while on the tour. While there we had the joy of seeing a couple of Harbour Porpoise, but the one day we missed the boat trip with Serenity, Andrew spotted a Minky Whale.... gutted!
This was my first time of seeing a Tern up close and as you got off the boat there were hundreds of them. They were also guarding their young so as you walked past they would fly down and peck your head!
These last few are of a Puffin who was posing on the edge of a cliff with a beak full of Sand eels, i reckon he was there for around half an hour posing for all the photographers.
I do hope that you've enjoyed looking at these images.
Keywords: northumberland, puffin, seabirds, tern
Superb photographs and on the Farnes, a magical place. Yes the Terns are feisty and can draw blood! Unfortunately, some nest close to the paths and that is where the conflict comes in. Have noted about using Serenity and Andrew. We haven't used his services so will remember that. Thank you for sharing these images.
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