Saturday, 30 June 2012

Feeding Frenzy

While our guests were on the Inner Farne the other day we were drifting on the south side of the Inner Farne enjoying the calm seas and the sun. Which makes a change. I noticed alot of gulls feeding, but as I glanced around their were lots of feeding frenzy's going on.

I decided to have a little noisy to see what all the fuss was about and with it being calm and sunny the first thing would be to take some pictures.

As I was clicking away I noticed lots of Gulls, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins Terns and Shags feeding on tiny tiny sand-eels. I started to take pictures of the birds with freshly caught sand-eels in their bills and then I got a bit to close and they all flew away. When they had gone I could see a black patch in the water and it was the tiny sand-eels they were feeding on, and then all of a sudden a Shag swims underneath them and bang, he had caught them by surprise and with a bill full sand-eels he broke the surface to eat them. It was just great to see and then it was the Guillemots turn.

With the camera in hand it would be a shame not to try and get a few pictures so here we go. Please they are not that good but you will see what I mean.

I suppose at the end of the day this is why the Farne Islands does so well as if there was no food for the birds they would not be here. Just aswell we have lots of sand-eels then.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012


This post is all about the reflections. I was just looking through some of my pictures and noticed I had a few with reflections so I have decided to post them.  I do hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

RSPB Filming

I was out Wednesday night with two guys from the RSPB filming Artic Terns feeding. I picked the guys up at 7.30pm from The Inner Farne and headed out to find Terns feeding on Sandeels but everytime we stopped they moved to a different area. Getting a little fed up we moved to another area, but yet again no luck.

Eventually we got a good spot and we turned of the engines as the noise of them was interfering with the filming and drifted with the tide while the Terns started feeding. It was a beautiful evening and the sunlight was perfect and the guys got what they came for.

It was also a perfect chance for me to snap away to and as the evening light started to disappear we headed back to the Inner Farne.

Just before I dropped the guys off, we stopped as there was a Jumpling swimming of into the sunset and it was to good to turn down. After filming for a while it disappeared onto the horizon and with smiles on our faces it was the perfect end to a perfect evening. 

As we set of spout of water at the end of the Inner Farne called the Churn

A Puffin feeding on the mass of Sandeels that were in the water.

A Fulmer in it's full beauty.

An Artic Tern patrolling the area for some food.

No luck this time.

Watching the Sandeels very closely.

Got it after a few attempts.

A beautiful Sunset with Jumplings swimming out to sea.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Jumpling Time

We have noticed lots of Jumplings around the last few days so it will not be long when they take that leap of faith of the edge of the cliffs. Can't wait for it really. Yes I know that when that happens the birds will be slowly be leaving and that will be it for another year, but we will be doing our Sunset Tours and this is when you get to see them more often than you do during the day. Here is a taster for you.