There were lots of other Terns, Guillemots and Puffins once again, all around. Eider ducks were here too. The sea was a bit choppy, but thankfully I had my sea legs on and stood for most of the trip.
A rare, lesser spotted me on the boat.
Coquet Island and it's lighthouse. The island is closed off to the public and is maintained by the RSPB. A boat cruise is the only way to get up close to it. All good news for the important populations of breeding birds here.
Grey Seals were a common sight from the boat and around the island. They have always been an exciting animal to see. These guys were really inquisitive and at times it felt like we shouldn't be there. Dozens of them popping up to see who we were and what we were doing. They put a smile on my face that's for sure.
One of the many Puffins over the boat.
Common Tern (I think) making off with a fish.
All excellent finds Adam. Nicely captured. I love pelagics and those birds are stunners! I've only seen the ROTE once on a pelagic in Maine. What a wonderful day out!ReplyDelete
from your portrait to the puffin....a magical boat tour of the pelagic scenes/birds.
Excellent photos of the wildlife and just look at that blue sky.ReplyDelete
What fun to see that grey seal! he looked very friendly. I like to photograph lighthouses --they are important vestiges of the pastReplyDelete
It sounds like a very interesting boat trip and of course the birds are fantastic! Great photos.ReplyDelete
Looks like a wonderful place to visit!ReplyDelete
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Wonderful photos! The seals are so cute.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of island. Like the shots of seals.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos. The seal looks so surprised in the first picture, very cute. #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
This is so cool! I would love to spot puffins. The photo you took is incredible.ReplyDelete
That's a good pic of you, there's a Jacque Cousteau vibe going on. You have a knack for catching colors in birds that most people wouldn't even notice. Sweet grey seal, those eyes.ReplyDelete
Such a treat to see a seal #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
Seals have the cutest faces! I love your bird photos, too!ReplyDelete
Super selection from your pelagic around the island.ReplyDelete
A tern, a duck, a precious seal popping its head out of the water, and a precious puffin...what a wonderful post. I adore the puffins, but this time I will have to say that sweet seal has to be my favorite picture. genieReplyDelete
These are fantastic scenes! The birds are great and the seal is just too cute!ReplyDelete
Water and birds....perfect nature adventure and love your photos Adam.....MichelleReplyDelete
Aw, love the seals and the tern with the fish is a fabulous shot. #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
love the sighting of the lesser spotted AdamReplyDelete