Saturday 10 March 2012

Further prep.

Eye-eye - A Shag up close

Not long before the first migrants arrive -like this a stunning Wheatear

Saturday 10th March comments: The seaons preparations continue as we are only a week away from the return of the Rangers to Seahouses for pre-season training. In under two weeks we'll be sailing to the islands and getting everything ready for the big kick-off on 1st April when we'll open our doors to the visitors.

For those who are considering a trip out in early April, won't be disappointed as there will be plenty to see. The seabird breeding season will just have kicked-off with thousands of Guillemots and Puffins coming and going on a daily basis, checking out old nest sites and getting use to life back on land (having spent the winter at sea).

If the season follows the trend of recent years, we'll have Shag's on eggs, whilst Kittiwakes will be present in good numbers. If the weather remains settled, the first Sandwich Terns will be arriving whilst migrant birds like Wheatear's and Chiffchaff's will start moving through the Farnes on their northward migration.

It's an exciting time of year to visit but if you can't visit - don't worry - just keep following the blog as I'll bring you island life throughout the year.

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