Tag Archives: Seabird

Arctic Tern and Chicks

An Arctic Tern coming into land with a sand eel to feed its hungry chicks.

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Razorbill

A few shots of the unique looking razorbill taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Arctic Terns in Flight

The beautiful shapes of two arctic terns squabbling in flight.  Unusually, the background of a very grey day on Staple Island adds to the drama.

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Posing Puffins

A few shots of Puffins posing and chilling on a wall on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Arctic Tern

A few shots of an Arctic Tern bringing home the goods or in this case a sand eel.  Taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands in Jun 17.

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Razorbill

Here are a few shots of a Razorbill taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Puffins

Here are a few shots of Puffins with beakfuls of sand eels, taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Common Tern

Here are a few shots of a common tern in flight taken at a local reservoir.

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Arctic Terns in Flight

Here are a few other shots of the majestic arctic tern in flight taken at the Farne Islands.

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Arctic Terns In-Flight

I recently went on my first ever photographic trip to the Farne Islands which are located off the coast of Northumberland.  The aim of the day was to view and photograph the annual event of numerous species of breeding sea birds, including puffins, razorbills and guillemots, which inhabit the islands during the summer months.  I did not expect the trip to disappoint and I was proved correct;  the noise and stench of tens of thousands of sea birds was chaotic and quite simply a spectacle to behold.  Although much documented, an encounter with an arctic tern is both noisy and interesting – they will do anything to protect their chicks, and a peck on the head from what is quite a powerful beak requires the wearing of a hat.  Notwithstanding this, the arctic terns are an elegant looking sea bird and appear quite angelic, particularly when in-flight.

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