Thursday, 21 May 2015

A cracking day on the Farne Islands

Did you spot the "bridled" guillemot (Uria aalge)?

a female eider (Somateria mollissima) shelters
her young from a watchful herring gull
(Larus argentatus)

For an informed discussion of the breeding birds and natural history of the Farne Islands, I would highly recommend that you follow Ed Tooth's blog - Ed is a National Trust Ranger currently working on the islands. Ed's Blog can be found at:

Photos 1, 2, 4, 12 and 13 copyright Alison Hogan

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