Farne Islands July 2016 ~ part 3

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Apart from Puffins, Arctic Terns breed during the summer on Inner Farne, they attack you if you get too near their chicks by dive bombing your head, so it’s best to wear a hat. They are pretty though,

baby sitting (you can just see the chick underneath mum)

I got a herd of shots the year before of gulls and cormorants, so didn’t do too many this time, (concentrating on the in-flight puffin shots!)

Peek-a-boo

I see no ships

Duck pond

The weather was lovely so some nice blue skies and sea

and then time to go, you only get an hour on the Island, but on the way back we were escorted by a herd of Dolphins, so many people on the boat with huge long lenses crowding to photograph them (mostly big blokes people) that I couldn’t see past them, so went into the inside bit of the boat and shot through the window, so these are not the best, but these are the only dolphins I’ve ever seen so here they are

And that’s the end of my visit to Farne Islands, can’t wait to go back!

 

 

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Can I LOVE this?…bird shots are AMAZEBALLS…as are the dolphin shots…better than those the big horrible men took I bet…thanks Fraggle R…xx

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  2. Those dolphins look huge! I thought they were whales. Love the puffin shots–all of them. You are a fine photographer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Cheers Cindy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. A hat… I would thought that safer would be to not be close to them, but giving it a second thought a hat is smarter.๐Ÿ•ต

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    1. You can’t get far from them they make their nests right next to the pathway you have to walk on!

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  4. I wondered how you got so close to the birds, then read about the pathway.
    Wonderful to be so close to dolphins in the wild. What a great series you have brought us, FR.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, such a good day out!

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  5. You got some really great captures of the dolphins, jippy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Following your advice, I have already packed some hats.
    Why don’t we meet there for an outing medio May? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Sounds good! We usually book with the following http://www.farne-islands.com they are really good.

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  6. I’ve always wanted to see puffins! I really liked this series – good images, great flight pictures – and your fun comments! Cheers.

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    1. Cheers Naomi ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I don’t spend that much time on the ocean, but when I have seen dolphins, they seem like such a special treat!

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    1. These were for sure!

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  8. Dolphins!!! That’s the best. Congrats on some great shots!

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    1. Thanks, hop I get to see them next time too!

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  9. Amazing wildlife in various forms you have captured. Yes, terns can be pretty aggressive, can’t they!

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    1. Cheers Otto, ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. I usually keep my distance from birds, so thanks for taking me along on this – intimacy from the safety of my home!

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    1. haha birds are fab! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I kind of hate them!

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        1. aw no-o-o! lol, I have a whole Fraggle Report of birds to come yet!

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  11. What a wat to finish the day, with the dolphins! Very cool and outstanding shots.

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    1. Thanks Eddy! x ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Stunning pictures! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Must have been an amazing experience. Great shots.

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    1. Thanks, nice to live near enough to go every year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Those dolphins look tremendous! I thought they were whales. Cherish the puffin shotsโ€“all of them. You are a fine picture taker. Much obliged for sharing….
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    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at this rate I’m just going to have to move in with you..to see all the things you’ve shown us:)

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    1. That’s Ok you can cook ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Hey I can do that ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. You’re hired!

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          1. Ya like Italian right?;)

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          2. arrividerci!

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