Jul 12, 2009

Terns at Skipi Geo

After year on year failure of the breeding sea birds it’s a huge delight to see things happening around the isles. These Arctic Terns with their young are out at Skipi Geo Birsay. The two small rock stacks are covered in youngsters. The air is full of birds coming and going. Food at the moment does not seem to be an issue and this scene is being repeated in colonies all over the isles. The first hatched birds are already filling their wings and taking furtively to the air whilst other birds still sit on eggs or are feeding spotty new hatched youngsters. It may seem common place a tern colony but if you haven’t seen them with young in numbers for years then it has a fresh delight that is hard to explain….rockin…

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