Monday 17 June 2013

Fast Food

Showing off - our Puffins are not shy! (Ciaran Hatsell)

...and we have plenty of them! (Ciaran Hatsell)

Kittiwake chicks now hatched (Ciaran Hatsell)

Saying hello with a peck; Arctic Tern as loud as ever (Ciaran Hatsell)

Fast food; Guillemot feeding young
Monday 17th June comments: Busy, busy, busy! It’s not just the rangers who are busy at this time of year with all the census and monitoring work, but our breeding seabirds are also in full swing as they all have chicks to feed and that is a lot of hungry mouths!

Summer has finally arrived and the recent spell of good weather has allowed us to welcome many visitors to the islands to experience the sights and sounds (and smells!) of this impressive seabird city. Although it’s been a delayed start to the season, the birds are finally settling down and most species are now feeding chicks. It really is the best time to come out and visit the Farnes, with the weather looking settled for the week, its time to visit, its time to get closer to nature.

1 comment:

MelB said...

Really enjoyed our trip out on Weds - terns were pecking well as they welcomed us onto the island!