On Monday we visited the Farne Islands,Tuesday it was a free day to go wherever took your fancy,and on Wednesday a boat trip around Coquet Island was followed by a tour down the coast to various coastal reserves.
|SPOONBILL ON THE NEST.|
|TREE SPARROWS also doing well at Fairburn.|
The group assembled at Seahouses at 9am for the Farne Island trip...…
|GUILLEMOT STAPLE ISLAND|
|GREY SEAL Taking it easy.|
|ARCTIC TERN WELCOME PARTY INNER FARNE|
|Be sure to wear a hat on Inner Farne the Arctic Terns are very feisty and will defend their territory against all comers.|
The voyage back to Seahouses was a tale of endless spume and spray and almost everyone was soaked to the skin when we arrived,interesting nonetheless.
|YELLOWHAMMER Embleton Bay|
|NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID - LINDISFARNE|
|COCK O THE NORTH.|
Next day was the trip to Cocquet Island it was another case of fingers crossed as the wind was still blowing,but the boats were willing and able so off we went from Amble with Puffin Cruises.
WAITING TO BOARD.
|EIDER DUCK AMBLE HARBOUR.|
|COMMON TERN-black bill tip.|
|SANDWICH TERN black bill yellow tip.|
|ATLANTIC GREY SEAL.|
|LIGHTHOUSE COCQUET ISLAND|
|THE SECOND BOAT|
|ROSEATE TERN NEST BOXES|
|ONLY ONE AT HOME.|
|ROSEATE TERN, just about make out the pinkish breast from which the name comes.|
|The weather was looking decidedly threatening but luckily it was to the north of us.|
|A lone Gannet against a lowering sky.|
|LITTLE RINGED PLOVER|