Huge numbers of Puffins still present
Kittiwake feeding chicks
Sandeels galore: its been an excellent year for food
Migrant Silver-Y moths moving through the islands in large numbers
Flowers blooming on Inner Farne
'The Churn' doing its thing...
Monday 9th July comments: The weather continues to challenge the resident's of the islands, as both the seabirds and the rangers are starting to feel the effect of the dismal summer. Our weather records indicated we've had 47mm of rain this month alone, with the average rainfall for July standing at 52mm. It's been that bad.
Despite the weather, the food supply has been exceptional with the seabirds still producing thousands of young but we'll see what the final results are in the next few weeks. On a brighter note, we had some great results from the population figures, but I'll bring news of that soon. However before that, heading back outside...umbrella anyone?