Know Your Gulls!

(And also, what isn’t a gull!) In my home county of Northumberland we are at the beginning of the seabird breeding season on the Farne Islands. For visiting photographers, the huge population of breeding puffins, terns, guillemots and razorbills are usually the stars of the show. But such a high concentration of eggs and chicks … Read more

Sunset Swan

Mute Swan At Dusk

The threat of the incoming tide ended this weeks photographic jaunt around Northumberland’s Holy Island just before sunset. Cursing the tide and sunset times we beat a hasty retreat across the causeway to the mainland as the tide rolled in. This lone mute swan was close by the rescue shelter just as the setting sun … 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

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