Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Arctic Tern

The Arctic Terns journey to its breeding grounds on the Northumberland Coast is an amazing story with the birds starting their journey in Africa and eventually arriving late April to early May. Within its life time (up to 25 years) the Arctic Terns can cover three quarters of a million miles, which in my eyes is an incredible achievement. Viewing a Tern colony is an impressive sight and one not to be missed. The colony protected by the National Trust at Long Nanny, Beadnall Bay, just has to be visited to see these birds up close.


Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

These are a really good series of postings Steve, especially like Artic Tern, Shag et al.
Was wondering where to go 1st week in July but I think its Northumberland having seen your shots.
I am away to Dorset next week so hoping for something good, family permitting!

Steve Race said...

Thanks for the comments. I hope you have a good time in Dorset, there are some great places down in Dorset. Its been a long long time since I visited that part of the country, but I am sure will see and photography some great wildlife. I have just created a web gallery of most of my Puffin shots taken on the Farne Islands, just copy the link below and paste it in to your browser: