Thursday, 6 May 2010

Farne Islands (am)

Took advantage of a few days leave to fulfil a long-standing ambition to visit the Farne Islands. After a late night drive to the North East, an overnight stop in prime Pied Wagtail habitat (or 'motorway service area'), a grey morning eventually cleared into a glorious sunny day. Glad Tidings was met on the quay at Inner Farne by a Purple Sandpiper (above) and a chorus of Arctic Terns (below) and Kittiwakes. The Terns had yet to settle on nests so their famed aggression was not at its worst -in fact, they were extremely approach-able. View Farne Islands gallery here.