|2013...The Year of the Puffin|
|Full census this summer|
Tuesday 1st January comments:
Happy New Year!
So that was 2012. What a year. We’ll not forget it for many reasons and if we can have just half the excitement we had this year, then we’ll be going well. However one thing we (especially the breeding seabirds of the Farne Islands) do not need is any more rain. A nice, warm relaxing summer would do just nicely.
So what has 2013 in store for us…. It’s a big year for the islands as we’ll be carrying out a full census of the Puffin population across all the islands. We only carry out the census every five years (such is the scale of the job – it takes 3.5 months to complete!) and with worrying dropping trends in the Puffin populations, what will it bring this year?
The only way to find out is to keep on reading and discover the trials and tribulations of the Farne Islands. Here we go again….