|Welcome to the world little fella|
|Our female Seal with transmitter|
|Bull seal in the wars|
|Action packed Staple Island|
|Seal team preparing for another mission|
Monday 18th November comments: Our seabirds may have long since departed and winter is now upon us, but the Farne Islands are still full of life; Grey Seal life. Following the first Seal pup born on the islands on 27th September, we’ve now had over 1,000 born and still going strong.
Our latest ventures into the colonies over the weekend revealed a total of 1,188 pups born with Staple Island dominating as the main nursery. The top four island seal nurseries are; Staple Island 405 pups, South Wamses 331 pups, Brownsman 237 pups and North Wamses 190 pups.
The ranger team still have three weeks remaining on the islands so plenty more to count. On the bird migration front, the adult Bonaparte’s Gull was seen again today alongside an adult Mediterranean Gull, whilst wintering wildfowl and a good scattering of Snow Buntings have also been the order of recent days.