FLIGHTY, FIDGETY, FRANTIC FIONA AND FENELLA

They are the best of friends and have been since they were hatchlings at Cantick Head on Hoy. They argue and squabble and scream at one another but wouldn’t leave each other’s side for anything. Two Arctic terns hatched in a pasture near Cantick Lighthouse on the south end of Hoy Fiona and Fenella consider South Walls their personal domain. I met Fiona and Fenella on my first stay at Cantick Light Cottages. There is a lovely narrow road that follows the sea to the lighthouse and it quickly became and still is one of my favorite walks. My first day out in June I was bombarded by Fiona and Fenella who with screeches and frantic, flapping wings admonished me to keep clear of the nest

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