Naturelog: Farne Islands (1)

Posted: July 28, 2016 in Birds, Mammals, Natural History, Northumberland, UK
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Inner Farne Lighthouse

Inner Farne Lighthouse

The Farne islands lie off of the Northumbrian coast. Once the home to monks and hermits, it is now a nature reserve and managed by National Trust.


Sue and I took a boat trip around the islands and got great views of the seabirds nesting on the cliffs and the Seals basking on the rocks.

Atlantis Puffins

Atlantis Puffins

Grey Seal

Grey Seal

Eurasian Shag

Eurasian Shag

Guillemots nesting on Cliff Top

Guillemots nesting on Cliff Top

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Eurasian Teal [sp] (Anas crecca)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
European Shag [sp] (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Kestrel [sp] (Falco tinnunculus)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Eurasian Curlew [sp] (Numenius arquata)
Common Redshank [sp] (Tringa totanus)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
Guillemot [sp] (Uria aalge)
Razorbill [sp] (Alca torda)
Atlantic Puffin [sp] (Fratercula arctica)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)

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