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Farne Islands seabird

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Farne Islands seabird
Inner Farne, Northumberland, England
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I took a boat cruise to the Farne Islands from Seahouses a few summers back, and it was an unforgettable experience. The islands are an absolute delight, whether you come for the history. or to see the seabirds. Farne has a huge population of seabirds, with as many as 100,000 residing here during nesting season. I wandered in search of puffins, and though I did see a few, they were shy, but you couldn't say the same for this lovely fellow who was much more interested in drying his feathers than he was with my presence. I'm certainly no expert, but I suspect this is a guillemot. Perhaps a more knowledgeable reader will set me straight if I'm wrong!

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