Jul 092012
 


I held my first workshop of this breeding season to the Farne Islands on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t perfect but we had a good day getting some good images of the birds.  The puffins are now feeding their young, giving good opportunities to get them with sandeels in their beaks. There was some nice groups of guillemots forming along with groups of puffins.

The guillemot group is an interesting one as it has two bridled guillemots as members. The bridled guillemot has a line around its eyes that looks like a pair of spectacles.  The normal guillemot doesn’t have the “spectacles”. The instances of bridled guillemots in this country increases the further north you travel. On the Farne Islands the number of bridled guillemots is around for percent of the local population numbers at this latitude.

I am running the Puffin and Seabird Workshops through June and July this year on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for more detail see click on this link.

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Here are a few images from the trip this week

Puffin with sandeels

Puffin with sandeels ready to go.

Puffin meeting

Bridled guillemots in a small group

Ron McCombe

Ron McCombe

Ron McCombe, A professional wildlife photographer, Ron lives in the Scottish Borders. He has travelled around Europe, North America and Canada in pursuit of his photographic goals. He concentrates his photography around the Borders Region of Scotland but travels up to the Highlands and Islands around Scotland running workshops in these areas. An award-winning photographer, Ron won the inaugural Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010. His work can be seen in books, magazines and newspapers. He is passionate about Scotland and its amazing wildlife and promotes it in his lectures and illustrated talks all over the UK.

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John Wright

Fantastic first image!

Jefferson Silva

Impressive! The first photo is amazing. 
Thanks for sharing it!

Cathy Mealey

How does the puffin grab so many sand eels in its beak at once?  Are a hake and a sand eel the same fish?

David Sommerville

Magic! makes me want to visit the Farne Isles again !Tommy noddys ;everybody loves them.

Julie Brown

Puffins in breeding plumage are so colorful! The guillemots look handsome as well in their white and chocolate outfits.

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