Martin is the Director and Senior Guide at Northern Experience Wildlife Tours (NEWT) and a Director of Astroventures. Fascinated by everything in the world around him since a very young age, Martin divides his time between leading wildlife, landscape and photography day tours and package holidays for NEWT, delivering sessions on a range of astronomy topics for Astroventures and coordinating the ground-breaking North East Cetacean Project, which has extended and refined our knowledge and understanding of whales and dolphins off the Northumberland coast. In his ‘spare time’ Martin is a British Cycling Level 2 Road and Time Trial coach.
I’d collected Alice and Jonathan from Waren Mill and headed south along the coast at the start of our Farne Islands safari. A dreich drizzly morning still produced Little and Arctic Terns, Meadow Pipitand Skylark and, after lunch we we driving between Bamburgh and Seahouses when Jonathan spotted dolphins between the mainland and the islands. The journey around the islands and landing on Inner Farne produced all of the usual suspects; Grey Seal, Gannet, Shag, Cormorant, Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns and the entertaining sight of lots of Arctic Tern chicks sitting in the middle of the boardwalk.