Attack Of The Terns!

Wind the clock back to a damp and foggy spring morning in June 2013 and I found myself on Inner Farne of the Farne Islands. There is certainly nothing unusual about that in itself but this time I was there for Bird Watching Magazine to cover the National Trust’s annual tern census. Inner Farne is … Read more

MV Danio Farne Islands

At around 0430 on Saturday the 16th March the MV Danio, a 80 metre long cargo vessel issued a distress call after it became grounded on the ‘Blue Caps’ low lying tidal rocks of the Farne Islands to the south west of The Longstone. The Danio has a cargo of timber on board and despite … Read more

Nashipai, “The one who always smiles”

In Masaai, the name Nashipai is translated as “the one who always smiles”. My encounter with Nashipai is certainly something to smile about and my evening with her is something I will never forget. Nashipai is a lioness from the Enoolera pride of lions, one of two major prides in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy of … Read more

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