Farne Islands ~ part 2

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Landing on Inner Farne is not fun, lots of vicious arctic terns think you’re here to steal their babies and dive bomb everyone as they get off the boat and peck their heads- advice was to wear a hat, which I did ( and walked fast!) Sophie kindly stood still so I could get a shot of one pecking her head, but boy they are so FAST!

Sophie The Brave
Sophie The Brave

There were lots of twitchers on the island with very long camera lenses, they do make me laugh.

The Big Long Lens Society
The Big Long Lens Society

They were also some Italian people and they were very happy.

The Italian Long Lens Society
The Italian Long Lens Society

This chap reminded me of Timothy Spall OBE  the actor 🙂

auf wiedersehen pet
auf wiedersehen pet
Seashore
Seashore
Our boat coming back for us
Our boat coming back for us

 

people
people
the sea
the sea

When we got back to the harbour, which only took 15 mins on the way back, we had a wander around as blue skies had arrived. Also I’d mostly used the Nikon for the bird shots and wanted the fuji to have some fun too.

guarding the harbour
guarding the harbour
rusty bollard
rusty bollard
nets
nets
buoys
buoys
The Duck Family
The Duck Family
Mum and ducklette
Mum and ducklette

As you might have noticed, I strung all the birds shots into a slide show, the little Nikon did a good job, though it made me laugh standing next to a Big Lens person, but will be going back with my new zoom lens at some point.  Sophie forgot her zoom lens on the day too so we both struggled, but it was a fab day out and we had a good time 🙂

laters gaters

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13 thoughts on “Farne Islands ~ part 2

  1. Wow brilliant!We have Islands like this off the coast of Ireland, the Saltees, but I’ve never been which is shocking….apparently its great for birds and I love birds me….you’ve reminded me to get my ass in gear. I’ve never seen a puffin either. I did find a Guillemot on the beach near me when i was about 10 and thought I’d found a penguin 🙂 Wonderful shots. Thanks.

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    1. Just had a quick look at Saltees website, they seem to have the same birds as Farne, go on treat yourself to an outing, it’s like escaping the real world for a while, and puffins are so funny, you’ll be inspired!

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  2. Omg!! The fantastic voyages of Fraggy!! There’s so much I love about this one, Fraggy . I loved all of your shots!! The only bird we have are the comerants . Those puffins are amazing , I never knew their wing span was so hugh . U did an awesome job with both cameras !! I’m excited now to get to Florida and shot those birds 😉 all thanks to you 😉

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  3. Long lens society. That made me laugh as well. They are carrying suitcases on there back and tripods. Nice job with the Nikon. What a lovely spot to be. And the puffins ask for a portrait lens. Have a nice weekend, Fraggy and thanks for sharing these cool images.

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  4. I know that you were mostly there for taking photos of the birds, but I really like the “nets” shot. “Sophie the Brave” is also a great bit of action photography!
    I’d have loved to have been there to see you with your small camera next to the “Big Lens Society” , and that guy really DOES look like Timothy Spall 🙂

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