The Kittiwake is my probably favourite gull, so it was nice to get up close to these birds around the rocks, but also to see them at their nests. Sadly, they're a 'red status' bird these days. So hopefully an abundance of sand eels this year will help their breeding and improve their numbers.
A nice sea breeze made it easy for them to hang in the air.
On the nest with the future generation.
There were a few Rock Pipits on the island. This one did its best to try and avoid me.
A bird that I was only able to add to my life list just a few months ago, was in abundance on Staple and around all the Farne islands. The Shag is smaller than a Cormorant, and in my opinion a lot better looking. I love that starry green eye and the hair tuft. Another bird now on the red list, with only 10 breeding sites around the UK. It's a bird I was happy to get up close with, and by close, I do mean within a few feet.
A nice contrast of adult and juvenile. Note the eye is blue and not green on the youngster.
In more familiar territory.