|Head shot...watch those Arctic Terns!|
|and chicks are hatching!|
|Female Eiders settling down|
|.....and some have chicks|
|Ringed Plover hatching|
|Population counts begin|
|Rare visitor; today's Nightjar (David Kinchin-Smith)|
Monday 2nd June comments: It’s been a while since we updated the blog as we’ve been full of busy and had a few minor technical difficulties along the way. However we are up and running and away again…
So what has been happening recently? Answer; a lot! The seabird breeding season is now reaching an impressive peak as young are hatching across the islands including our first Puffins chicks. Hungry mouths need feeding and foraging parents are busy finding vital Sandeels.
As well as the birds, the ranger team are full of busy as plenty of visitors are enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the Farnes whilst monitoring, ringing and much much more is taking place. The long days have really started as the team are undertaking cliff counts; population counts of all the birds. Its going to be a long month ahead…
Latest Farnes news
Puffins with chicks
Shags and Cormorants with medium chicks
Arctic, Sandwich, Common Terns all on eggs
Kittiwakes on eggs
Migrant birds have been few and far between in recent weeks although today Brownsman welcomed a Nightjar; our third in three years. These ‘Goatsuckers’ are rare visitors (only seven since the early 1950’s) but we’re going through a purple patch at this moment with Brownsman producing records in July 2012, September 2013 and today!
As ever we’ll be keeping you posted with all the Farnes news so stick with us, because here we GO!