Chicks away (Ciaran Hatsell)
first Guillemot chicks hatch on Staple and Inner Farme
Puffin chicks found today on Inner Farne
Black-headed Gull chicks discovered in the main colony
On the migration front it was a stunning day yesterday (Wednesday) as the peace and quiet of the islands was shattered by an adult HONEY BUZZARD over (it flew over our heads!) before heading towards the mainland (only the 9th Farnes record although all have occurred since the first on 25 September 2000).
Recent highlights: HONEY BUZZARD, Little Gull first-summer, Roseate Tern 3 adults in summer plumage and Mediterranean Gull (second summer).