Down pour: the Farne Islands 5pm Thursday afternoon
Tern chick looks on - the pathway has become a river
Trying to shelter under mother
No escape for the adult and chick Kittiwake
Looking bleak for the Arctic Tern chicks
Time to step in - hair dryer treatment for the chicks!
Back from the brink; fluff balls and ready to go back out
Thursday 28th June 7pm update: In the last two hours we've had everything thrown at us. Thunder and lightening has battered the island and rain has fallen like never seen before. Everything has suffered and its been a battle but the ranger team have clicked into action and have been working their magic.
Armed with a hair dryer, we've managed to help over thirty Arctic Tern chicks by drying and warming them and releasing them back to their parents. Its worked a treat as we've brought some from the verge of death, back to full life, kicking and screaming as we released them. This season has had it all and now I have seen it all. Thanks rain, thanks.