Wordless Wednesday – On holiday! Puffins, Farne islands, Northumberland July 2, 2014February 6, 2015 / Julie On holiday! Puffins, Farne islands, Northumberland. Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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amazing! I just saw several Golden orioles in the garden but no photo!
I have not come across a Golden Oriole before and just looked that up, its very rare here with only 85 migratory birds and 2 – 5 breeding pairs, you are really privileged to have seen them.
You obviously looked at the same site I did! They are very shy, I hear them but this is the first time I’ve seem them clearly.
They are beautiful birds. I found a dead Golden Oriole in Transylvania last summer.
Oh thats a sad discovery, I have just read on the RSPB site, that of anywhere in the UK, the Lakenheath reserve in Suffolk may be the one place you might be able to see one.
Aren’ t they lovely. So cute. I don’ t know this area very well but I hear it is very beautiful. I hope you will show us some photos of the countryside.
Its a virtually garden free holiday, as we have our dog and grown up children with us, lots of coast path walking and pubs! We did get to Alnwick Gardens though. The scenery is incredibly beautiful up here, its our first time and I cannot absorb it quick enough.
Lucky you! I’ve never seen puffins in the flesh, so to speak. Alnwick is someplace I would like to visit – hope you’ve got photos! Sounds like my kind of holiday!
We were told there are 40,000 pairs of Puffins on the Farne Islands this year and will be here until the end of July, taking a boat tour and landing on the islands was a great experience. Alnwick was interesting, in ways I did not expect, photos to follow!
How fun! I’ve yet to visit Northumberland but it’s on the list. Such an intersesting bird, I’ve never seen anything like it. Show us more when you get a chance!
Its our first visit to this part of the country but will not be our last, its very beautiful and diverse and only 1 hour on the train to Edinburgh from here, we had a lovely day out there, we spent last night at Keilder Observatory, attempting to star gaze, too much cloud, but the facilities are fantastic. Lots of castles, stunning scenery and really nice people!
Great photo and amazing little creatures. Enjoy yourself!
Thank you, we are loving the change of scenery and would like to be here a great deal longer, time is flying by!
How wonderful! Reminds me of the days when we went puffin spotting on the Cliffs of Moher – have a great time 🙂
Thank you, we are loving Northumberland, The Cliffs of Moher is somewhere we would really like to visit, I hear it is really very beautiful. We visited the Ring of Kerry some years ago and have wanted to go back ever since.
Such cute birds. They look like they are wearing clown faces.
They are very comical and really endearing to watch, we spent a very happy day birdwatching.
Puffins always seem to be on holiday don’t they. Your photo is such great fun.
Just looking at the Puffins is enough to make me smile, they are such endearing birds and really lovely to watch them up close.
They are so cute! My family emigrated from North Umberland and Sweden to the States about 100 years ago. How could you leave such cute birds! 😉
Sounds like an interesting family tree, I am hoping to find some time this summer to find out more about my great grandfather. Puffins are definitely cute! 🙂
OMG, they are so cute. Love the photo of them too.
We are very fond of this little bird over here!
Great to see them. Well done. I have been to Shetland, Scotland, Northumberland and the Cliffs of Moher but never at the right time. One day perhaps!
They are on land for quite a short time, spending the autumn and winter out at sea. I heard today there are puffins still to be seen on Skomer island, Pembrokeshire. We also saw Puffins from Bempton cliffs, Yorkshire, I would really recommend a visit there, fantastic place to see Gannets too.