|Puffins Spring-cleaning burrows (David Kinchin-Smith)|
|Nesting Eiders increasing each day|
|Kittiwakes busy nest building|
|Our first Ringed Plover nest doing well (David Kinchin-Smith)|
|Summer's on its way - one of our nesting Swallows|
Friday 2nd May comments: Spring has sprung on the Farne Islands! As we head into May all of our breeding birds are furiously preparing nests or are already on eggs. Mallard ducklings have already hatched and can often be seen dabbling in the pond on Inner Farne. After a slightly late start, Eider nests have begun popping up all over the islands. They are well camouflaged so see if you can spot one during your visit! Puffins, Shags, Guillemots, Black-headed Gulls and Razorbills have all been on eggs for a while now so it won’t be long before we hear the pitter patter of thousands of tiny webbed feet. Finally our breeding terns are beginning to arrive in huge numbers, scouting out their nesting sites before they settle, lay eggs and start pecking heads! So there really isn’t a better time to come and visit one of the natural wonders of the UK as it kick-starts back into life.
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