It wasn't until we arrived on Inner Farne that we saw the Arctic Terns. There are over 2,000 pairs nesting on the island and when we arrived it felt as if most of them were coming to greet us.
As you walk along the path Arctic Terns, with their chicks, are right beside you and the adults soon let you know, with a fierce peck on the top of your head, that they don't want you to touch their brood.
Don't go without a hat!
Once we had run the gauntlet there were other birds to see. More puffins, other gulls (I need an ornithologist with me), guillemots, razor bills, shags and a ringed plover.
The gulls seem to find the most precarious nesting places!