I’ve been away from the the blog for a wee while. Nothin’ has been posted.
I’d had high hopes of posting a wildlife post each day of June like I did last year as part of ‘Thirty Days Wild’ but I didn’t get off to a very good start!
However we’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days in Northumberland and visit the Inner Farne Island, it was fabulous, so much wildlife it felt like 30 days wild, condensed into a few hours . I’ve blog fodder for the rest of the month.
Let’s start with the puffins. I’ve always wanted to see Puffin’s, who wouldn’t?
You just can’t but smile at the sight of them. I’ve wanted to get a close look at them for a long time,
I visited Iceland back in the 1980’s (at the time everyone thought I was a little mad) and I only saw one puffin, so this was a puffin fest! I have to admit I was a bit excited.
So many Puffins
Their swimming style is not dissimilar to mine, not a very effective stroke (on the water at least)
it’s a miracle they get airborne, when they do, their flying is distinctive.
They feed on sand eels, the supply of sand eels is crucial to a successful breeding season, however like all good fishermen’s tales, the ones that get away are the biggest…