TO THE FARNES WE GO.

Yes we got there in the end.After being disappointed last week.The trip across to the island was a bit hairy,but well worth it. There was only seven people on the boat that took us across giving us plenty of room to photograph what ever we wanted.The first thing that caught my eye was a gannet flying past pretty  low.
This is the first time iv see the gannet at such a close distance,what a bird impressive to say the least.I was surprise there was only about a dozen seals  around the islands,they did show up but at a distance,they to

are a wonderful creature to see on our shores.
On to the island to see the tern's,and puffins,this is the second  time for me on inner farne island,the first time we were bombarded by the Arctic tern's,this time not a single bird made any attempt to put holes in my head
for what reason I don't know,if anybody has the answer I would love to know.There was one that I did notice was that the terns didn't seem as agitated as the last time we were there,could this be that they are getting more used to the public around them,who knows,that another answer  that needs answering.  


The puffin must be every body's favourite sea bird,I know it is mine,they must be one of the most colourful sea birds around.The best thing about the island you get to see the puffins and the terns at such close quarters.



Here is some shots of the other bird life on the island.


The shag with young.


Arctic tern chick.


Razorbill..


herring gull.

After our trip on the island we headed of to Hauxley to see if there was any thing about,we were in luck and got some good views of a curlew sandpiper on the reserve,a good day by all,looking forward to my next trip out and about.

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WILD FLOWERS

All wild flowers were taken over the past year,most of them in the Northumberland area.

RED CLOVER

RED CLOVER

WATER AVENS

WATER AVENS

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

PYRENEAN LILY

PYRENEAN LILY

MONKEYFLOWER

MONKEYFLOWER

PRIMROSE

PRIMROSE

SPEAR THISTLE

SPEAR THISTLE

WILD TEASEL

WILD TEASEL

SEA CAMPION

SEA CAMPION

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

COMMON RAGWORT

COMMON RAGWORT

A small collection of photos of our local birds

Most of these birds were photographed in the north east area.

SWALLOW

SWALLOW

MALE SISKIN

MALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

MEADOW PIPIT

MEADOW PIPIT

REDPOLL

REDPOLL

SEDGE WARBLER

SEDGE WARBLER

GREEFINCH

GREEFINCH

TREE SPARROW

TREE SPARROW

YELLOWHAMMER

YELLOWHAMMER

CHIFFCHAFF

CHIFFCHAFF

LONG-TAILED TIT

LONG-TAILED TIT

WHEATEAR

WHEATEAR

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Dunnock

Dunnock

Blue tit

Blue tit

Wren

Wren

Heron

Heron

the glossy ibis

my fist sighting of the glossy ibis was a good one, there it was right in front of the window,there was at least 15 people taking shots of it,must be the most photographed bird in the north east
and rightly so.

glossy ibis

glossy ibis

birds of pray

most of these birds were photographed in captivity,the ones with out names are not identified as yet.

peregrine
red kite

golden eagle

SPARROWHAWK

TAKEN AT BIGWATERS

GOSHAWK

This bird was taken in on the borders of Scotland,

SCREECH OWL

SCREECH OWL

let me out

let me out

snowy owl

snowy owl

TRIP TO THE INNER FARNE

All photos were taken on the Inner farne Island on July of this year,this was my second trip to the Islands the first being to Staple Island last year.