Thursday, 29 November 2012

Winter Waves

Lindisfarne Castle with the moon backdrop (as seen from Inner Farne)

Inner Farne lighthouse in the winters sun

Quiet and still; Inner Farne today

Closed for the winter; St.Cuthbert's Chapel
Thursday 29th November comments: It’s been an interesting time on the Farnes recently as the northerly backed winds have brought some wild wintry weather (and big seas!) The team have stayed warm (ish) although work has continued including a few outdoor activities (now that was cold!!).

Interestingly the winds have produced some noteworthy movements of winter wildfowl including the return of our ‘resident’ Long-tailed Duck flock on the inner group; now numbering nine in total. We’ve also seen movements of Scaup, Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter amongst others whilst 22 Red-throated Divers and five Great Northern Diver were noteworthy.

The weather is finally due to ease (for a short period) tomorrow which will allow us access into the Seal colonies again, so I’ll bring you the full details, good or bad…

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