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photoblog image Farne Islands - wear a hat!

Farne Islands - wear a hat!

 

One is advised, when buying a ticket, to wear a hat, since the walk through the Arctic Tern nesting area means that you will be attached by them - and those bills can make a very nasty gash in your head!  The terns dive-bomb continually until you move out of the area.

 

Farne Islands - wear a hat!

 

One is advised, when buying a ticket, to wear a hat, since the walk through the Arctic Tern nesting area means that you will be attached by them - and those bills can make a very nasty gash in your head!  The terns dive-bomb continually until you move out of the area.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 10 Aug 2017, 00:45
A fabulous illustration of the point, Tom.

Your pic reminded me of illustrations of WW2 aerial fights!
Tom Wilson: An amazing number of birds in the air - and even more on the ground!
A fantastic shot, Tom! It has a very painterly feel to it!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 10 Aug 2017, 07:20
I have experienced this myself on the Isles of Scilly..
Tom Wilson: Quite scary, isn't it!?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Aug 2017, 07:38
Magnifique composition avec toutes ces sternes.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Aug 2017, 08:29
Yes indeed Tom, I remember these unwelcoming residents pecking at my hat.
Tom Wilson: Just as well you had one - I saw one guy who didn't have a hat and was regretting it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2017, 09:40
This looks a bit Hitchcock- like!
Tom Wilson: It does, doesn't it!?
Love the look of the terns in flight.
Tom Wilson: They make a lovely sight!
My question of yesterday is answered, I've seen film on TV of these birds dive-bombing, it can be quite injurious I believe.
Tom Wilson: It can indeed, Brian - those beaks can rip the skin on your scalp!
Hitchcock indeed!
Tom Wilson: As Philine noted!
I love the elegant look of the birds in flight. too bad they are attacking! Friendship
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ruthie!
I have experienced this, it was quite scary, aggressive little blighters.
Tom Wilson: Indeed - not a lot of fun to run the gauntlet!

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