Some of the puffins had larger fish as well as sandeels - quite a mouthfull
Razorbills nest colonially on many of the islands
A young shag is watched over by a parent
When puffins return to their burrows with beaks full of sandeels they have to be quick to avoid predation by gulls.
They try to land as close to their burrows as possible then head straight down underground
The puffins are zipping around all over both islands, often very close to people.
“He’s behind you” Those sneaky puffins get everywhere !
The boat ride between Inner Farne island and Staple island gave opportunities to photograph the seabird cliffs
Grey seals were also found on some of the rocks between the islands
The kittiwake is a very elegant gull and loves to hover on the wind
Arctic terns are found on Staple island so hats are needed to protect heads
from being pecked as they defend their nests
Guillemots can be seen from the boat and also on both islands
Guillemots - ‘bridled’ form and standard form
Young guillemots are known as “jumplings”
They will jump from the high cliffs straight down into the sea when only a couple of weeks old