I had been wanting to return to the Farne Islands in the North Sea for some time now and I was particularly keen to photograph some of the birds that winter in our area and breed up there. The problem was getting good weather at the right time of the year so we kept our decision open until the last minute. When the weather forecast seemed promising Geraldine and I booked our flights from Malaga to Newcastle and flew last Friday. We were met on arrival by our good friends and superb hosts Steve and Julie Holliday -thanks guys! We got perfect weather (flat calm seas and sunny) on Saturday which we spent on two of the Farnes: Staple Island and Inner Farne.
These islands are veritable seabird strongholds, none moreso than of the colourful Puffin with around 20 thousand pairs nesting, more or less evenly spread between the two islands.