Today after an amazing day yesterday, we decided to go to Holy Island or its also called Lindisfarne, we arrived and in the car park got Linnet and House Sparrow with c200 Golden Plover fly over, looking around the village of Holy Island Collared Dove, Woodpigeon and Chaffinch were everywhere, after looking around the old Priory, we went up to a watch tower where in the bay we could see loads of Grey Seals, after watching the seals, my Dad and I went along the North coastline to do some more sea-watching, we found 10 Sandleing, Gannets everywhere, Seals everywhere and Eider almost everywhere.
This was the event that I was most looking forward to going to the Farnes, so we arrived at Seahouses and booked our places with Billy Shiels and had a 1 Hour boat trip, which I saw my first ever Shag, also saw thousands of, Puffins and Kittiwakes, most of the Guillemots and Razorbills had already left but a few were dotted around, also on the one of Outer Farnes about 20 Grey Seals were posing for the camera. We landed on Inner Farne with thousands of Terns along the jetty, including Sandwich, Common and Arctic, also 3 Ringed Plover Chicks along the beach, and thier were loads of Arctic Terns chicks amongst the vegetation and the boardwalks were covered with adults with Sand Eels in thier mouths, I went into the visitor centre and met David Steel, he is the Head Warden of the Farnes, he showed me around Inner Farne and then let me watch him ring a Puffin!!! After that we had to catch the boat back to Seahouses, what an experience.
|Shag and audience|
|What's wrong I'm posing for the camera?|
After an amazing day yesterday, in the morning we went to Long Nanny again to see more Little Terns sadly we didn't see another one but saw 10 Roseate Terns!!!! Also a flock of 140+ Curlew, did check for Whimbrel but didn't have much look with that one, also saw 3 Wheatear and my first Whinchat flitting around on the floor. Also I took some pictures of some Burnet Moths could anyone help me with what type?
|Blue Butterfly Species?|
This was my Final day in Northumberland before I go back home, my dad said that he had planned something for both of us, but I had no clue until we got to Seahouses at 9:30am and saw that Billy Sheils were setting off for a all day boat trip round the FARNES!!!!!!!! Sadly today was very foggy so on the boat we didn't see as much as we would of liked, but it was brilliant loads of Gannets and a very fond Lesser-black-backed Gull kept following the boat. Then a species which we had missed out on before a Fulmar flew past the boat quite close. After looking at the lovely Grey Seals again which came even closer.
|This is close|
|Its Puffin Time|
Further round the Island, Fulmars were on chicks with 1 nest quite close by, at one time thier was three Puffins that came really close and I laid down and waited to see if they came any closer and look at the results.
|You can just see the head of the chick|
|Shag pic with phone!|