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photoblog image The Pinnacles, Farne Islands

The Pinnacles, Farne Islands

 

With nesting Kittiwakes on the cliff face and Guillemots on the top - there are also Guillemots on the sea in the foreground.

 

 

The Pinnacles, Farne Islands

 

With nesting Kittiwakes on the cliff face and Guillemots on the top - there are also Guillemots on the sea in the foreground.

 

 

comments (14)

it is quite amazing to see all of them at the top, Tom. i am reminded of David Attenborough documentaries of exotic places with birds that are not regularly seen by people.
Tom Wilson: They are packed together in an amazing fashion, Ayush - thousands of them on those peaks.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 26 Jul 2017, 01:37
What a great image, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray
Exactly as Ayush and Ray have already said, Tom. And look at how high the water has been!
Tom Wilson: Yes, that high-water mark must be a couple of metres above the present level
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:03
I'm always charmed by seabird colonies, they are so raucous and alive
Tom Wilson: That's certainly true of this lot, Chris!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:40
C'est impressionnant de voir tous ces oiseaux sur ces magnifiques rochers.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:59
The high water mark is useful to help birds work out where to nest. I'd nest at the top to avoid any nasty white stuff from those higher up.
Tom Wilson: I think the birds know quite well how to nest safely smile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Jul 2017, 08:58
I remember Guillemots packed tight like this in the Orkneys, but numbers have dropped drastically, alas. Good to see them thriving here
Tom Wilson: There are about 50,000 of them on the Farnes, Lisl. They seem to be doing quite well.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jul 2017, 09:11
Lots of learning for me. Never heard of these islands nor the birds, before. I looked them all up. The pinnacles are starkly beautiful.
Tom Wilson: We learn something new every day on Shutterchance, I find smile
How awesome is this!
Tom Wilson: Tremendous, isn't it!?
I've never seen these rocks in pictures and films about the Farnes.
Tom Wilson: Ah, that's the advantage of the boat trip smile You'll have to get back there, Brian.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jul 2017, 17:28
You're lucky Tom, the islands were surrounded by fog when we visited.
Tom Wilson: Oh, that's a shame - you'll have to have another trip!
Cracking picture Tom. I chickened out of going when we were there, although my daughter did. I really will have to overcome my dislike of going in boats!
Tom Wilson: The sea was very calm, Bill - and the boats are very stable, so it shouldn't be a problem for you. Apart from anything else, the fascination of the birds takes one's mind off the mode of transport!
Terrific shot, Tom! Those are amazing pillars!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.
The water line looks painted on, Tom, super shot.
Tom Wilson: It does rather!

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