Month: February 2016


Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are a spectacular venue….. for birdwatchers and photographers, its great to take the kids they won’t come any closer to wildlife than here especially if you take a landing trip. Often at the end of March the first Puffins have already arrived and are inspecting the burrows in readiness for the breeding season (photo courtesy of the Farne Island Rangers) and our friend Andrew took this fantastic video of the guillemots coming back around the same time, so from then on there’s lots to see on the Farne Islands, and as the breeding season progresses, a variety of other birds take up residence, pufflings hatch and the guillemot jumplings launch themselves from the cliffs for their first swimming attempt if you are there to witness this event you wonder how so many of them survive.   Find out just what wonders await beneath the waves with this 10 minute video from our friend Ben Burville – an officionado of all things underwater at the Farnes, he often consults with BBC, and other …