I spent a weekend in Northumberland with my Dad back in the summer, with the Farne Islands the main focus. Puffins in particular were the real focus, as my Dad had always wanted to see one, and what better place to see them in their thousands than these islands off the north east coast. It wasn't exactly wall to wall sunshine, and it was pretty gloomy on the day we took the boat out to the islands, so the pictures are not the best, but this little sea bird lights up any occasion.
Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you
Friday 3 December 2021
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to see a couple of Hobbies in my local area. The first I was able to see was a juvenile bird, but already very adept at catching it's prey. The second bird was an adult.
You don't get a lot of time to watch these birds as they fly over and often carry on through. I managed to point the camera up to get a few shots as it went on it's way.