|Young seal pup saying hello|
|One of a few holes in the stone wall - by Grey Seals|
|Andy's handy work...wall sorted|
|Local fishing boat going about its business|
Friday 11th January comments: Our first full day back on the Farnes was enjoyable as we went about work on Brownsman. The Grey Seals are out in force with huge numbers present as it's moulting season. We spent some of our time today repairing the damage caused by our noisy neighbours as one or two had literally gone though our stone walls...they're impressive beasts when they get going!
The day produced some good mid-winter bird sightings including an adult Black Guillemot and three Long-tailed Ducks. The odd passerine was also seen including Fieldfare and Blackbird. Its strange being back on the islands at this time of year and with snow forecast, what's the worst that could happen? Life is good and tomorrow we'll bring you our final Grey Seal count...