Saturday 11 May 2013

Eating Out

Sandwich Terns now on eggs
The main colony on Inner Farne

Saturday 11th May comments: Every day brings something new on the Farnes and birds continue to settle on eggs as the breeding season advances. Yesterday it was the ‘Tern’ of our Sandwich Terns, with the first eggs discovered in the large colony on Inner Farne.

Sandwich Terns have been arriving back since early April although ‘blocking’ easterly winds have kept numbers low. However slowly and surely birds are still arriving having spent the winter in West Africa, and hopefully the colony will be bustling with over 1,000 pairs in the near future.

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