Saturday 2 July 2011

All the fun of the Farnes

So what is it that attracts 40,000 visitors a year to the Farnes? Travelling cheek by jowl with 60 clumsy people with tripods, cameras and unnecessary rucksacks on a fishing boat? Paying over the odds? Watching idiots drop litter on Staple Island? Seeing how many numpties ignore the request not to cross the blue rope? The sweet smell of guano? Sunburn? Well for me it's the fantastic scenery, and of course the birds. Oh, and watching the Artic Terns terrorise the visitors to Inner Farne :)

The good news is that this year is proving to be a very successful breeding season on the Farnes with many species fledging very early, and in good numbers.

I think I might visit again next week!

Some more pics on my website: Farnes Island Photos

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