Comments about the Farnes from an ex-Head Warden who proudly served the islands for fourteen years
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Many Happy Re-terns!
St.Cuthbert's Chapel cleaned and open
The big clean up begins
Scrub down of the Visitor centre
Toilets getting a good spring clean
David with his line-drawing
Sunday 23rd March comments: It's been a good weekend for the Farnes team as the mild weather has allowed us to get on with opening up the buildings and giving the place a good spring clean. We have one week to get everything ready before we open to the public so plenty to do before then.
The new members of the team are just finding their feet (living and working on an island takes some adjusting!) but everyone is in good spirits as we enter our first week on Planet Farnes. New ranger David is even trying his hand at some line-drawings....so watch this space!
On the bird front, westerly winds have blocked any real migration although tonight we welcomed our first Sandwich Tern of the season (second earliest ever record) whilst a nice adult Mediterranean Gull was a welcome sight. Seabirds have also been very evident with Puffins making landfall for the first time whilst Guillemots and Razorbills have been well represented.