Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Travelled up to Seahouses, Northumberland over night with the two Johns, Holtham and Bowden and Tony Shepherd to catch the early boat to Inner Farne. This was my first visit to the Farnes and as we approached the jetty it was the atmosphere created by the sights, sounds and smells and constant movement of a multitude of seabirds species that was amazing. In the area we had access to, Arctic terns were the predominant species with Puffins, Sandwich Terns, Guillemots, Razorbill, Kittiwakes and the predatory large Gulls. As the boatload of birders stepped ashore we were greeted by the wardens who quickly put us on to the Bridled tern on rocks quite close to the jetty in amongst the Arctic terns. The tern would frequently fly around but then return to the same general area giving great views to the appreciative onlookers, although at times, the Bridled Tern would go missing altogether. Many thanks To John B. for driving.