We benefited from being a group of just 7 in total. We could get to know one another more easily, fit in small hides more easily and all get to see the birds. It was a very friendly group - inspired by Tom's friendliness, patience and good humour. The tern colonies and auk colonies on the Farne Islands were absolutely stunning. It was incredible being so close to so many iconic birds, like Puffins. Each day was well-paced and very interesting. Tom's love of; and knowledge of Northumbria (history as well as natural history) helped too.
Mr & Mrs H., London