Arctic Tern – The Farne Islands


The Arctic Terns were nesting right on the paths on Inner Farne. When people walked by one of the pair would launch into the air and attack like a missile! A hat was a real necessity!

The Major and I both got pecked on the head!  It was difficult to avoid the gauntlet of the Tern area.  It seems amazing that the birds nest so close to where people walk.  The other birds didn’t seem to mind the hords getting close!

We saw 4 different types of Tern: Arctic (red bill), Sandwich (black bill with yellow tip), Common (red bill with black tip) and Roseate (Black bill with red base)!

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