Posted by: mynaturaldiary | August 23, 2008

Farne Islands Autumn 2008

A return trip to the Farne Islands makes a great contrast to the summer visit. Then all was nesting seabirds; Puffins, Guillemots, Terns, Kittiwakes and Shags ruled the roost. Now only Shags, Gannets and the occasional Kittiwake can be seen.

Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

The islands belong to the Grey Seals that cover the shoreline.

Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus)

Seals are of course creatures of the sea, so we cannot glimpse their life beneath the waves from the boat. But a few lucky people are divers, and they get to see them close up, lucky things. It makes you want to take up diving…

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