Sunday, 8 July 2012

Farne island terns

The top two pictures are of arctic terns, of which there are large numbers nesting on Inner farne, some right next to the walkways. as can be seen from the second picture, they can be very aggressive when any person, animal or bird strays too close to their nest and the culprit is attacked with vigour, a hat is required to prevent being pecked on the head, the gentleman in this picture had been the victim of such an attack but then the bird had changed its annoyance to another tern that was too close to its air space. Pictures three and four are of Sandwich terns ferrying food to their chicks.

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