Arctic terns attacking visitors
Arctic terns attacking visitors

Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea) attacking visitors to the Farne Islands. They swoop down on the crowds to protect their eggs and their young during breeding season. It is strongly recommended to wear a hat or a hood. I saw a young boy in need of first aid for his head following a tern attack.

Location: Farne Islands

Photographer: Annmarie Meredith

Arctic terns attacking visitors

Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea) attacking visitors to the Farne Islands. They swoop down on the crowds to protect their eggs and their young during breeding season. It is strongly recommended to wear a hat or a hood. I saw a young boy in need of first aid for his head following a tern attack.

Location: Farne Islands

Photographer: Annmarie Meredith