WATCH: Rangers, twitchers and thousands of visitors flock to islands

Monday marks an important anniversary for one of the north Northumberland coast’s most prestigious landmarks.

As previously reported, on August 10, Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, celebrates 90 years of caring for the Farne Islands.

Warden Ed Tooth on the Farne Islands'Picture by Jane Coltman

Warden Ed Tooth on the Farne Islands'Picture by Jane Coltman

Ahead of the anniversary, photographer Jane Coltman returned to the islands to capture some shots of the staff, visitors and, of course, the wildlife.

The Trust’s head ranger for the Farnes, Becky Hetherington, said: “The Farne Islands are a crucial North Sea habitat for seabirds.

“As well as the counting and monitoring that is done by the team, the islands are also important for wider scientific research. We have close links with researchers from Newcastle and Leeds Universities.

“Currently, Liz Morgan is carrying out a PhD study into the foraging behaviour of shags around the Islands.

Farne Islands'Picture by Jane Coltman

Farne Islands'Picture by Jane Coltman

“Newcastle University is also doing pioneering work geotagging Arctic terns so we can monitor their migration journeys when they leave the Farnes this year. We’ll recover the data from them next year upon their return.”

For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farneislands